Dr. Joseph McDonald, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 50

Internal Medicine

Dr. Joseph McDonald, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Washington, DC. He is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Joseph McDonald, MD

Sibley Memorial Hospital Hsptls

5255 Loughboro Rd NW Washington, DC 20016
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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His front desk staff is horrible ! Every time it’s like someone made them mad so they will talk to you rude. It’s sad because my whole family goes to see Dr. McDonald and he’s an amazing doctor his staff is just too much of a pain to deal with.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jun 12, 2021
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Dr. McDonald's front office people are irresponsible and rude.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Tony – Jul 15, 2020
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Dr McDonald has been my concierge physician for over five years. His manner is infectious. He is well informed and up to date. His office staff is highly qualified. His deputy office staff is welcoming. I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes to see him. He responds very promptly to text queries. I highly recommend Dr McDonald. Dierdre, a a highly qualified professional associate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jerry L Bruemmer – Jan 07, 2020
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I'm so surprised that Dr. McDonald had a 1 review. I love this doctor. I went from one doctor to another before as I didn't like any of them. One of my doctors, one day, had a crazy look in his eyes and I thought that he was a psychopath. I dropped him quickly. Ten years after I read in the paper that he killed his wife with a baseball and accused his son. He is in jail now. Many doctors are bad but Dr. McDonald really cares about his patients and wants the best for them.
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Mar 11, 2019
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The best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nicole in Mongomery Village, MD – Dec 16, 2018
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Dr. McDonald not only took his time getting to know my history, but got to know my every day life and the way these things could affect my health. Staff was great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bethesda, MD – Dec 14, 2018
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Dr. McDonald is the Best!! I have recommended my daughter and Ex-husband. He is very detailed and explains everything and what his plans are for my treatment moving forward. Absolutely, I would refer anyone who was in need of a very special Doctor! #BestDOC!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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kelly in gaithersburg, MD – Nov 28, 2018
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The absolute worst experience ever ... I left in tears !! I would NEVER recommend him to anyone !!
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Kathleen DeLessio in Chevy Chase , MD – Nov 03, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr McDonald for over a year now. He continues tone the most compassionate, caring, involved physician I have ever worked with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Satisfied Patient in Washington, DC – Jun 09, 2018
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Doc Joe treats patients like people - not rushed. He brings back old time medicine. He actually talks to you and listens to your problems. Then develops a plan with your input. Very refreshing - also not like any other doctor I've seen. The reception area is a living room - couch, two stuffed chairs and a large screen TV. Every gets offered coffee, tea or water.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dwayne in Potomac, MD – Dec 29, 2016
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Care Philosophy

My philosophy of care is that each patient receives the appropriate attention that is required for treatment, without regard to time. Receiving care in...Read more

Biography

Dr. McDonald obtained his BS in biology and chemistry at Baker University, while playing football, in Baldwin City, KS. He then earned an MA in Microbiology/Immunology...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Education

University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1994
Baker University
Undergraduate School

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What conditions does Dr. Joseph McDonald, MD treat?

Dr. McDonald frequently treats the following conditions: Dysthymia (Chronic Depression), Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders), and ADHD and-or ADD. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Joseph McDonald, MD's office address?

Dr. McDonald's office is located at 5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Joseph McDonald, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. McDonald provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Joseph McDonald, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Joseph McDonald, MD is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. McDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bedwetting
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Weight Loss
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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Locations

Sibley Memorial Hospital Hsptls

Sibley Center for Weight Loss Surgery5255 Loughboro Rd NW Washington, DC 20016
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Sibley Memorial Hospital

Washington, DC

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)