Dr. Robert MacDonald, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. MacDonald
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Midwest ENT Center

4790 Executive Centre Pkwy Saint Peters, MO 63376

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(636) 441-3100

Dr. Robert MacDonald, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Saint Peters, MO and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. MacDonald has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Upper Respiratory Conditions, and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wash U, School of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. MacDonald to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. MacDonald accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
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Blue Traditional-MO
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Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
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Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
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Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
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Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna HMO
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HealthLink PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. MacDonald

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. MacDonald treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. MacDonald treats other conditions, please contact the office at (636) 441-3100.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. MacDonald typically treats 95% more often than similar doctors

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Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. MacDonald typically treats 86% more often than similar doctors

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Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis
Allergic Rhinitis
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Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Dr. MacDonald typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

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Tinnitus
Vertigo
Conductive Hearing Loss
Deafness
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Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Dr. MacDonald typically treats 51% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

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Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Enlarged Turbinates
Deviated Septum
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
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Dr. MacDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. MacDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. MacDonald

4.2

Based on 35 ratings

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for years I have had horrible sinus issues. 3 years ago I went to see Dr MacDonald and he did a procedure that opened up my airway and I have been breathing so much better ever since. He is always a pleasure to see and offers conservative options first before going to extremes. His staff is caring and attentive and the office is normally good about getting you scheduled and in and out quickly. If you are seeking an ENT Dr MacDonald would be a wonderful choice.
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Mike Elam – Nov 22, 2019
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What more can I say about Dr. MacDonald? My oldest has a recurring ENT problem and was heading back to school next week. Dr. Bob quickly saw him and diagnosed the issue, then came in on an off day to perform a procedure for us. He's an awesome doctor, and an even better person. Thank you and Midwest ENT for your wonderful care.
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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IRG – Aug 24, 2019
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A good friend of mine recommended Dr. Macdonald to us and we're so grateful to have found him. He's a fantastic clinician, very knowledgable and caring. He quickly diagnosed and took care of my son's problem. Would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for a great ENT.
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Ryan – Jul 02, 2019
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Dr. Macdonald is a great surgeon. After discussing the options with me, he took care of my problem quickly and expertly. I was very impressed with his bedside manner, knowledge, and friendliness. So glad that we found him and the awesome staff at Midwest ENT!
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Sean in Saint Peters, MO – Jun 26, 2019
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Dr MacDonald was amazing! I thought I had ear trouble... but it was actually TMJ! I never would have guessed. It was a life changer! Thank you Dr MacDonald!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Explained conditions well
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Cindy Blat – Jun 23, 2019
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Top to bottom, a wonderful experience with a very professional office. The staff is great...very courteous and efficient. I can't speak highly enough about Dr. Macdonald...he was patient and attentive to our concerns, gave us options regarding treatment, and was clear about exactly what the next steps were. His scheduler (Lisa?) was fantastic, and worked with our insurance to find the best options for us regarding surgery. We can't thank Midwest ENT enough for their kind, compassionate, and skillful care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cathy G – Jun 22, 2019
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Dr MacDonald took the time to listen to our concerns and we finally got the correct meds we needed and tips to help correct the issues we were having! Would HIGHLY recommend this practice and Dr MacDonald
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Apr 22, 2019
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I went to him a few years ago. He was very incompetent!
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Apr 13, 2019
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No compassion and told me my ears were fine. I saw my primary 2 days later and she was shocked by what he said and sent me to another ENT where it was proven to be a problem with my ears. I contacted the office and they refused to do anything about the bill I received even though I had to have everything done by another ENT.
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Apr 03, 2019
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I had a great experience with Dr MacDonald. He explained things well, offered options on how to proceed, and was very easy to communicate with. In the end, I ended up having sinus surgery. The entire process was very smooth and recovery was straightforward.
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Mar 24, 2019
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After seeing another doctor in the same practice i chose to see Dr. MacDonald III since he had better reveiws than the other one. At First he seemed thorough and very knowledgeable but lacked compassion and bedside manner. All I wanted was a follow up phone call to ask a question about the results of my ultrasound and he couldn't even provide that. Not a very personable or compassionate doctor. I found someone else who took my concerns seriously. NEVER AGAIN WILL I GO TO MIDWEST ENT.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
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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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Sep 24, 2018
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I had a great experience. Dr MacDonald was thorough, and explained everything so it was easy to understand. He was respectful of my time too.
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Cindy J in St. Louis – Mar 10, 2018
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I was very disappointed with this office and Dr. When I showed up they didn't have me actually on the schedule even though I scheduled days prior. I did get in to see the Dr the same day however and the office staff was friendly. He however dismissed my concerns and ran a blood test. He was in and out in five minutes and assumed that I had kids and that is why my thyroid is doing weird things. Not worth the time or money.
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Megan in Troy, MO – Oct 23, 2017
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I think Dr. MacDonald is great. I have seen him several times and he is always friendly and answers any questions I may have. My husband has had a positive experience with him as well.
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St Louis, MO – Feb 25, 2017
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My family and I have been patients of Dr MacDonald's for several years. Whether the problem was small or large, my experience has always been positive. He explains things in ways I understand and answers my questions well every time. I am on allergy shots through his office and had a balloon sinus procedure. Both of theses treatments have really helped my sinus problems!
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KB in St Charles, MO – Oct 19, 2016
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Dr. MacDonald took a great deal of time to help me understand my hearing loss and severe tinnitus. He even gave me tips to help my elderly father with profound hearing loss who lives in another state! I loved his kindness, gentleness and willingness to take time to educate me.
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Deb in St. Charles, MO – Jul 19, 2016
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Overall great experience. We discussed my concerns, set up a treatment plan, and followed through with it. I ended up needing surgery, and the experience was very positive. I would feel very comfortable sending friends and family to see Dr MacDonald
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Quality, Timely, Caring

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Barnes-Jewish Hosp/Washington U
Residency Hospital
1994
Barnes-Jewish Hosp/Washington U
Internship Hospital
1993
Wash U, School of Medicine
Medical School
1989
Duke University
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1989

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Midwest ENT Center

Midwest ENT Center4790 Executive Centre Pkwy Saint Peters, MO 63376
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Saint Peters, MO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis

Lake Saint Louis, MO

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles

Saint Charles, MO

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

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