Dr. John McDonald, MD

Dr. John McDonald, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
38 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John McDonald, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 38 years old. Dr. McDonald is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Northwest Hospital and St. David's North Austin Medical Center.

Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200

Austin, TX 78759
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. McDonald performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McDonald "Dr. McDonald encourages a team approach with each of his patients. When patients, their families, physical and occupational therapists, and physicians all work together, the patient can achieve a quicker recovery and the success that they desire through both surgical and nonsurgical means. Patients enjoy his friendly, open, and personalized approach to care. He encourages questions and always takes the time to get to know his patients and thoroughly understand their concerns."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Ut Southwestern/Parkland Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Steadman Clinic and Steadman-Philippon Research Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Upper-Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis Associated wtih Proximal Humerus Osteomyelitis in a Child, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. McDonald does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. McDonald and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDonald to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. McDonald's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
El Paso, TX |
I have been in horrible knee pain. Sleeping maybe 5 hours a night due to waking. He looked at my knee gave me an injection and voila! I am walking pain free! AMAZING! His staff was helpful & professional. He actually ran ahead of scheduled.
Austin, TX |
I made an appointment with Dr. McDonald. He was not present for my appointment. As Kate, his PA, is a competent assistant, I didn’t make an appointment with her. This has happened before and I expect to see the doctor whom I made the appointment with.
Austin, TX |
I really liked Dr. McDonald. First time I have ever needed an ortho doc. I needed a leg immobilizer, and the staff did not fit it or the crutches properly. A slightly more experienced ortho Tech helped re-fit it a little better, but it is far from tolerable…
in Copperas Cove, TX |
Dr. Mcdonald was referred to me by one of his patients. He came across as very intelligent and straight to the point, and he was able to answer all of my questions thoroughly. While he did not feel that I currently needed hip arthroscopy, I did not feel that I was left off the hook as he made recommendations on who to see who could better address the entirety of my medical issues, and gave the assurance to return to him if I continued to have hip issues.
Austin, TX |
Such an excellent doctor! He truly cares about his patients. He is very thorough and listens to all of your concerns. He is amazing!!
Austin, TX |
I am 78 years old and have numerous physical problems. Dr McDonald and his staff are the best practice I have encountered anywhere. They manage to combine warmth, kindness, intelligence, listening, proficiency, and promptness that are astonishing. He advised other measures than surgery and explained treatment to me clearly and optimistically. I have hopefulness and knowledge that I had not expected. I am grateful to be a patient in that practice.
in Austin, TX |
Everything with Dr. McDonald was excellent. He was very up front with the information which I appreciated. His PA, Kate, is the most down to earth and approachable person I've encountered in my years in the medical field. Together, Dr. McDonald and Kate went beyond my expectations , after being referred to him from a competitor in Austin. The fact that this other organization sent me to Dr. McDonald speaks volumes about his reputation here in Austin as being the hip guy.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. McDonald took the time to explain my injury and all the possible approaches to fix it. I was completely informed of the possible advantages and disadvantages with each approach and all my questions were answered, which gave me the confidence to make the right decision. My surgery was very successful and I am well on the way back to doing what I love!
Georgetown, TX |
Dr McDonald is very professional and his communication skills are superior. He is an outstanding diagnostician.
in Austin, TX |
Waited for an hour and ended up with few minutes discussion with doctor. He examined the same was as that of my FP/GP and charged me $200 (for 5 min probably). Nothing different from GP in terms of examination, but billing is totally different from GP. Not worth of the service/visit
Texas Orthopedics and Dr. McDonald take great pride in providing the best possible care and experience for each patient, and Dr. McDonald endeavors to spend an appropriate amount of time with each patient. However, we are unable to comment on your experience specifically due to federal privacy laws. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you regarding your visit. As we do not have your contact information, please call 512-439-1000 and ask to speak with an administrator.
in Austin, TX |
I would like to pass on my sincere gratitude to Kate Deford for her unsurpassed compassion and spot on care she has provided throughout my surgery and recovery. Dr. McDonald hit the jackpot when he brought Kate on as his Physician Assistant and I want all to know what she brings to this first class practice. She is a true professional with the knowledge in her chosen field and the people skills to make her patients feel secure in the direction and decisions of the healthcare they are receiving.
in Austin, TX |
Let me start by saying that Dr. John McDonald is a truly exceptional professional and his attention to detail is unsurpassed in his field. Not only do I believe in the surgical skill of Dr. John McDonald but also his sensitivity, kind charm and gentle demeanor. Dr. McDonald cares about a quick recovery and absolute perfection in his procedures. I would highly recommend Dr. McDonald for any and all knee, hip, & shoulder concerns. His PA, Kate is outstanding & his entire staff are warm & friendly.
Austin, TX |
Dr. McDonald is obviously very well-trained and has great bedside manner. I am very active and had been working out on a torn meniscus for several years. I felt very anxious and upset at the idea of surgery, but Dr. McDonald explained why surgery was the best option, and took the time to answer all my questions. Part of my meniscus was removed, but I only have 2 tiny scars and I'm already back at the gym! My knee feels great and it's been just under 3 weeks since my surgery! So thankful!
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Hospitals where Dr. McDonald has admitting privileges

St. David's North Austin Medical Center
12221 North Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX 78758
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Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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Seton Northwest Hospital
11113 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
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