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Dr. Lauren McDonald, MD

Nephrology ·  Female · Age 62

Dr. McDonald

Dr. Lauren McDonald, MD is a nephrology specialist in Desoto, TX and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.


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Dr. McDonald accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
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Cigna PPO
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Dr. McDonald's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease more than 98% of her peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Hypotension (Excluding Maternal) more than 95% of her peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Acidosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Acidosis more than 95% of her peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. McDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lauren McDonald, MD is a nephrology specialist in Desoto, TX and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
St. Paul Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Temple University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDonald

4.8

Based on 21 reviews

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Dr. McDonald was excellent! She took time & reviewed my history! Talked about health changes I need to make. I was so concerned that the doctor I was meeting for the 1st time would not have patience for me. Thank you Dr. McDonald for taking the time to understand me.
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Caring explains in detail not rushing you. Answering each question so you understand. Explains lab or test so you understand. She is the Best!
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I am very likely to recommend Dr. McDonald. I experienced a very professional friendly, personal person. Made the visit comfortable. Explained the complete process. i left her office feeling comfortable and knowable of all test performed and of my health status. Thank you Dr. Mcdonald.
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I like, admire, and value Dr. McDonald. Every visit is a pleasant experience; our visits are more like friends getting together. I have recommended Dr. McDonald to a friend, and my friend was happy that I did so. Dr. McDonald is tops!
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Dr. McDonald is everything one could want in a physician.
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my visit was very enjoyable as far as enjoyable as it can be to go to the doctor. That was a very pleasant attitude and very good explanation of what was going on with me. The explanation was invaluable things I didn't know and wasn't told by the doctors thank you for your help
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Very professional, listen, knowledgeable, interviewed thoroughly to get all facts and symptoms, used necessary time to assess illness, discussed at level for me to understand, made me feel comfortable to share my concerns
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Dr.McDonald I think is one of the best Dr. for me. She has always been very kind and treat you with lots of concerns for your health. If anyone need a great Nephrology She is the one that I recommend. Just A great person and a good friend.
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Excellent doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. She takes time with her patients and listen to all of their concerns. I highly recommend Dr. McDonald.
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Dr. McDonald is a very thorough and caring professional! I highly recommend her.
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My first appointment went very well. With all first appointments it takes a little longer than routine visits. Dr. Mcdonald is very knowledgeable and listened to my concerns.
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Dr. McDonald was very personable and listened to all of my questions with a very caring attitude. She has an excellent bedside manner.
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From the first time I met Dr. McDonald during a CKD class I was impressed. She was personable, intellectual, and honest. I also loved that when she talked with me I didn't feel as though I needed an inpreter. I one who believes in being very honest with my Doctor's because I know that enables them to treat, and help me maintain. I'm thankful because in a day like today when you never know what you'll encounter with some physicians "I Struck Oil" The DNA staff is Blue Ribbon quality too.
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