Dr. Kathleen McDonald, MD

Dr. Kathleen McDonald, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kathleen McDonald, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Houston, TX. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.Read her story

11914 Astoria Blvd Ste 360

Houston, TX 77089

Contact Information

(281) 484-3981

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Ear Ache
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sinusitis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. McDonald's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McDonald "Kathleen McDonald, M.D., is the first female Otolaryngologist to join Houston ENT. She is one of eight children who grew up on a farm in Nebraska. Two of her sisters are also physicians. She attended medical school at the University of Nebraska. She then went to Galveston Texas to complete a residency in Otolaryngology. She married an oil & gas man from Houston and has since made it her home. They have one son and one daughter. She enjoys sports and plays tournament volleyball on a regular basis. Some of her favorite past times are taking extended trips riding on the back of her husband's Harley Davidson motorcycle."
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Nosebleed
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

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.

Education

  • Kearney State College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Tex Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Tex Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McDonald has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDonald to family and friends
3.6
based on 20 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. McDonald's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

in Friendswood, TX |
I have seen Dr. McDonald for several years and can highly recommend her. She is easy to talk to and listens carefully. I have gotten recommendations re what I can do to improve my health that have been very helpful. A plus is that her nurses are also excellent!
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in Pearland, Texas |
Have had nothing but great experience and care for the five years I have been seeing Dr. McDonald. Office is great as well. Will recomend to anyone needing to see ear nose and throat.
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Houston |
I took my son for thr firsy time and she was very nice and answered all my questions. She worked to find solutions to our problem. Great experience!
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in Pearland, TX |
I had an excellent experience with Dr. McDonald
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in League City |
Dr McDonald is good at listening to our problems, and is very thorough in checking every possible issue. We were especially appreciative of her efforts during surgery to insure that no further problems were evident.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. McDonald accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. McDonald has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
11800 Astoria Blvd
Houston, TX 77089
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