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Dr. Paul MacDonald, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. MacDonald

Brain & Spine Center, PLC

4045 W Chandler Blvd Bldg F Chandler, AZ 85226

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Dr. Paul MacDonald, MD is a neurology specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University of South Florida / College of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in neurology, vascular neurology, and more.


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(480) 917-3706

Dr. MacDonald accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
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Dr. MacDonald's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Migraine more than 92% of his peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Brain Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. MacDonald treats Brain Disorders more than 77% of his peers

Dr. MacDonald treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Dr. MacDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Paul R. MacDonald began his career in the neurosciences as an undergraduate. Originally from Florida, he received a bachelor of science in neurobiological sciences from the University of Florida. He attended medical school at the University of So...

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Education

2003
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Oreg Hsc
Residency Hospital
1998
University of South Florida / College of Medicine
Medical School
2003
2000
1998

Awards

Dr. MacDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. MacDonald

4.0

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
62.96296296296296%
(17)
4 Stars
14.814814814814815%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
1 Star
14.814814814814815%
(4)

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I suffer from bad migraines and pressure in my head and dr. McDonald Works diligently to find the right combination medication and treatment thank you dr. McDonald and staff for being so courteous at all my visits
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He was accessible, thoughtful, and attentive.
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I left there feeling a bit hopeless... all because of a medication/s that I take. Not much more one can do for me..
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I am quite happy with DR. MacDonald. He explains everything clearly and never makes me feel rushed.
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Dr. McDonald is an amazing doctor. He is an active listener and good communicator. He makes sure that I, as his patient know that if I have any problems with medication he has prescribed to call and let him know and he responds in a very timely manner to calls. He makes sure that I understand my diagnoses and expected outcomes of treatments and medications. He truly partners with his patients in management of their diagnoses. I always leave his office knowing I will get better under his care.
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Ian very happy with the treatment I get with Simon, he takes good care of me and has been great at finding and treating my issues . I just get tired of the wait time sometimes in the Office when I’m in the room. Coordinating care with referrals has been a past issue, but other than that I can’t complain.
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I actually saw Simon. Was very pleased with the knowledge and medical care I was given. My first couple of visits I was seen by Dr Pandey who ordered all the tests and diagnosed my condition. Was very pleased over all.
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Very professional and explained each step of the procedure..
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Awesome results after 2 visits Headaches are mostly gone and if I feel one coming on. A Tylenol gets it GONE.
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The NPs that I have seen are extremely knowledgeable and took time making sure I understood the next steps and why. Love this office.
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I never meet Dr MacDonald. His office staff and NP's were terrific. Most doctor's office's I would rate a 1.. So it says a lot that I have given this office the best rating.
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After suffering a concussion and compressed vertebrae in my neck I spent 2 years with blinding, debilitating headaches. Concussion-Migraine headaches. After seeing Dr. MacDonald, the Dr had my symptoms under control and I have my life back. Dr MacDonald’s experience gave me back my life. I saw many Doctors trying to manage this pain and until I found Dr MacDonald, I thought I’d have this dibilitating pain for the rest of my life. Dr MacDonald is a the kind of Doctor, other Doctors hope to be! CB
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Helpful kind and took his time would recommended him a to other patients
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I was treated at the Brain & Spine Center for my migraines and I have to say that the medications worked wonders & has helped me so much! The doctor took his time in my care & was understanding about everything. I was very happy with the patient care I received.
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This was my first appointment with Dr. Macdonald. I was a bit nervous as this was my first visit to a Neurologist as well. The front office staff was very friendly and helpful After being taken back to an examining room Dr. MacDonald came into the room. He seemed nice as he introduced himself to me. He asked me a number of questions relating to my symptoms and he was very thorough in his examinations. He explained everything to me and I felt very confident in his abilities as a doctor.
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Very knowledgeable and down to earth; willing to help me understand my diagnosis
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My husband has had two appointments with Dr MacDonald following suffering a stroke. He was referred to us by the hospital upon discharge. Dr. MacDonald was completely unprepared for both appointments. In addition, he did not give us a sense of confidence as to how to proceed for my husband's recovery. He seemed completely disengaged. I would not recommend him to friends or family.
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