Dr. Michael Macdonald, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 58

Dr. Michael Macdonald, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Queen's University Faculty Of Health Sciences medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Highland Hospital and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Macdonald to book an appointment.

Dr. Macdonald

Aesthetic Surgery Center, Inc Michael Macdonald, MD San Francisco,CA

500 Sutter St Ste 430 San Francisco, CA 94102
Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Macdonald's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Acute Laryngitis
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Dr. Macdonald treats Acute Laryngitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Macdonald treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Laryngitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Macdonald treats Laryngitis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Macdonald treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Macdonald treats Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Macdonald treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Macdonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acne Scars
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bags Under Eyes
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Double Chin
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fracture
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Injuries
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scars
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Throat Pain
  • TMJ
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wrinkles

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(415) 956-3223

Dr. Macdonald accepts the following insurance:

First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Macdonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Macdonald

4.3

Based on 24 ratings

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (20)
  • Explained conditions well (20)
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  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
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Please consider researching other doctors in Bay Area who possess a higher skill set and utilize more up to date practices and technology . I had three procedures that require follow up but due him/ his offices attitude, unprofessionalism and overall disregard for patient safety, comfort and care I am left with botched surgery and no hopes or trust in him for a revision of botched surgery.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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D.Whitt – Dec 27, 2020
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Dr Macdonald so knowledgeable and professional. The place is very welcoming and you are always greeted. They truly listen to your concerns and targets all the areas you want to work on. They have a wonderful front desk as well Ms Jodi and Ms Diane, and Dr Lamai was excellent! I am definitely recommend this place to everybody!
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Joana – Jun 19, 2020
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Excellent doctor. Excellent skills and artistry. Very natural looking results. Excellent communication skills as well and listens and answers all questions and concerns. Results are great. Knows what he doing. Staff is also very helpful and quite you through process as well with questions you may have. Doctor also gets back to you with calls. Very happy he’s my doctor
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Jan 07, 2020
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From Dr. Macdonald,to his caring and knowledgeable staff, I can't saw enough good things! I have had a partial facelift, BBL and Halo laser treatments, as well as Botox. I am beyond pleased with the results.
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Jul 27, 2018
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I've been a patient of Dr. Macdonald's for many years. I have never given any review a five star but Dr. Macdonald and his team deserve a ten star. I've been having my lips done by Dr. Macdonald for many years along with other fillers and he has the eye for perfection. I feel beautiful after every visit.
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Jul 11, 2018
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I had a septoplasty and rhinoplasty in order to correct my breathing and take away a hump on my nose. I am amazed at the final product and so happy with my choice of surgeon. From months before the surgery, to the day of, to my post operative appointments, he has been so comforting and clear in his explanations of my surgery and recovery. There is nothing I would change about my surgery experience with Dr. Macdonald and I would recommend him to anyone looking to get a sep...
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Jun 20, 2018
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Excellent Doctor. All he cares about is how to make you feel safer/greater again. Believe me, when Doctor Macdonald recommends a surgery he knows what he is doing. Very kind, very professional and I would like to thank you for the surgery and for checking on me. It is my first time I have a surgery and Doctor Macdonald is just EXCELLENT.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Hichem in Oakland, CA – May 26, 2018
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Before I got my septorhinoplasty I had very low self esteem. Dr. Macdonald fixed that! When I came in for my first consultation without even looking at the paper he knew exactly what I wanted to fix and how I wanted to fix it. Everyone in the office is so warm and welcoming too! I was very comfortable on the day of the surgery and was well informed on the aftercare! I feel like a new woman with my new nose! I would recommend Dr. Macdonald to anyone!
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May 23, 2018
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I had the best experience with Dr. Mcdonald and all on his staff. They are warm, gentile, and patient. They really listen and hear patients concerns about health, wellness and aesthetics. I felt so comfortable in all of my appointments, procedures and followups. They are flexible on communication via email, phone, or text which makes it way for busy working professionals to stay organized. I've had botox and liposuction with Dr. Mcdonald and highly recommend him and his t...
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May 11, 2018
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from my first visit and through the whole process of fixing my deviated septum Dr Macdonald was great through it all. My procedures were non cosmetic and strictly functional in nature and in completing my time with Dr Macdonald my quality of life was markedly improved.
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Apr 27, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Macdonald for over twelve years. The non-invasive procedures I have received over the years have kept me feeling young and beautiful as I approach the big 50. I trust Dr. Macdonald's natural looking procedures, and aesthetics. I also enjoy his office staff's pleasant demeanor and professionalism.
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Apr 18, 2018
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I had a Halo treatment July 2017. The results were great. Smooth skin, pores greatly reduced. Age spots reduced. Overall, a glow and youth to my skin. The results are visible-friends and family have commented on how well I look. I had a second Halo March 2018 as a follow up and the great results are repeated. I can go out without makeup. The treatment also reduced my rosacea. Overall, I look younger, my skin is smooth and there are barely any lines, I am 60. I plan to do Halo again and again.
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Apr 17, 2018
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I've tried many procedures and treatments for brown spots on my very fair face, chest, and arms (which was not inexpensive). The Halo/BBL treatment that Dr. Macdonald provided was fantastic, and my skin continues to get better every week! I really thought a dermatologist would give me the best result, but I was wrong. I am 100% thrilled with the results AND with the care and expertise of Dr. Macdonald and his whole team (thank you Lamai and Jodi). Very very happy!
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Apr 11, 2018
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The doctor and his assistants are very caring and friendly. The results are exceptional.
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Apr 11, 2018
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listens to all patient concerns
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Apr 11, 2018
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Love this office!
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Mar 20, 2018
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Gentle hand with my injections. Nice warm staff too!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Macdonald is among the San Francisco Bay Area's premier rhinoplasty specialists and facial plastic surgeons. He's been sharing his unique artistry...Read more

Biography

Michael R. Macdonald, M.D., is a skilled facial plastic surgeon with significant experience in the most advanced cosmetic procedures, including facelift...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

1996
Aafprs
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University Toronto
Residency Hospital
1991
Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
Residency Hospital
1989
North York Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1988
Queen's University Faculty Of Health Sciences
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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What are Dr. Michael Macdonald, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Macdonald frequently treats Acute Laryngitis, Laryngitis, and Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Macdonald treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Macdonald, MD's office located?

Dr. Macdonald's office is located at 500 Sutter St Ste 430, San Francisco, CA 94102. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Michael Macdonald, MD speak?

Dr. Macdonald speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Aesthetic Surgery Center, Inc Michael Macdonald, MD San Francisco,CA

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Macdonald is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Highland Hospital

Oakland, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

San Francisco, CA

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received