Dr. John McDonald, MD

Dr. John McDonald, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 80
Dr. John McDonald, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1964 and specializes in interventional pain medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, and more.

4305 Torrance Blvd Ste 109

Torrance, CA 90503

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare

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Dr. McDonald's Experience

Dr. McDonald's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McDonald "Dr. McDonald's double board certification in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Anesthesiology is a combination which allows him to target pain more effectively by using techniques to diagnose and treat the causes of pain that may have been difficult for other physicians to address. His state-of-the-art approach saves time, reduces suffering and offers effective solutions. Patients regain hope as they are accepted into a positive, welcoming environment and are treated as a member of their healing team."

3  Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

3  Conditions Treated

  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Postoperative Pain

6  Procedures

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1960
  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • University Of Oregon Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1965
  • University Of Iowa Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1968
  • University Of Washington Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McDonald has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDonald to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

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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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

The trigger point injections that I received once a week from Dr McDonald did a lot to help manage my vulvodynia pain. I consider my work with him to be the real beginning to my road to recovery after years of failure with traditional pain clinics and OGBYNs.
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