Dr. Kathleen McDonald, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
(15)
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Dr. Kathleen McDonald, MD
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.

11914 Astoria Blvd Ste 360

Houston, TX 77089

Contact Information

(281) 484-3981

Dr. Kathleen McDonald, MD

Dr. Kathleen McDonald, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. McDonald's Experience

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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 Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
53

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • 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
  • 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
3.1
based on 15 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. McDonald's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Houston, TX |
I've been going to Dr. McDonald for 5 years now and she is awesome. I highly recommend Dr. McDonald.
Houston, TX |
All I can say is I will NEVER go back. Not sure how she gets good reviews. I did not have a good feeling about her the first time and I should have listened to my instincts. No compassion whatsoever. My son had tubes placed, "allegedly" in both ears but a week after the surgery, during the post-op appointment, she could not find one of them. It vanished just like magic and she did not give me any plausible explanation other than it must have fallen in the recovery room. Seriously???
in Houston, TX |
The staff and Dr. McDonald were very pleasant. Gracie was able to work me in a week before my original appt.
in Alvin, TX |
Great experience, took care of my issue. In and out quickly.
in La Porte, TX |
I sincerely recommend Dr. Kathleen McDonald for I am a former patient and took my 85 yr. old mother for her chief complaint being a very uncomfortable sore throat. Dr. McDonald is thorough and gives her absolute attention to her patients. If she suspects that there may be a problem, Dr. McDonald will send her patients for tests to confirm if there is a serious problem that will need immediate attention and/or to be treated.
in LaPorte,TX |
She is awesome.
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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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