Dr. Patricia McDonald, MD

Dr. Patricia McDonald, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. Patricia McDonald, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New Britain, CT and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1979 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1 Lake St Bldg C

New Britain, CT 06052

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. McDonald performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 92% of peers
Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. McDonald's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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7  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • St Vincents Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Manhattan Eet Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Conn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McDonald has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McDonald's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDonald to family and friends
3 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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

Dr. McDonald's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. McDonald is a "top doc" in CT and has been for years. She comes highly recommended by her peers. I have been her patient for 14 years and could not be happier. She did my cataract surgery in 2003, and the results are still flawless. She is always patient while answering my questions. She's...more
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While Dr. McDonald is nice and seems proficient, we have found her staff to be rude and not very skilled. Our wait time for cataract surgery was unacceptable. Very poor scheduling on her part.
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My husband and I recently had cataract surgery. Dr. McDonald and the staff were outstanding in making us comfortable in understanding what is to come. We could not be more please with their assistance. We highly recommend any one who is seeking a good, knowledgeable Doctor and staff to contact...more
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