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Dr. Ryan McDonald, MD

Nephrology •  Male • Age 43

  13 Reviews
Dr. McDonald

Kidney & Hypertension Institute of Utah

475 40th St Ste 111 South Ogden, UT 84403
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Dr. Ryan McDonald, MD is a nephrology specialist in South Ogden, UT and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from St. Matthews University / School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.

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Dr. McDonald accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. McDonald's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hyperkalemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Hyperkalemia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Kidney Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McDonald treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McDonald treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. McDonald's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dialysis
  • 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 Hypertrophy
  • 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
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. McDonald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDonald

4.1

Based on 13 reviews

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McDonald lied to his pt. my elderly father & me. In 2015, he stated he would send an IV team to the home to hydrate my gravely ill dad. He did Not. He took a call from my older sister the same day...and secretly signed Dad into Hospice, which prevented my father from receiving life sustaining IV fluids.(Hospice disallows IV treatments). McDonald had stated he would see to it that a home care IV team would be hydrating him within hours. Dr. McDonald had two faces that day. Deceitfully with sistr
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I had visited with another Dr before Dr McDonald. He was such a breath of fresh air. Has helped me to understand what is happening with my kidney condition. How I can help my self in improving my short term and long term conditions. I recommend him to anyone needing to understand why their kidneys may not be working correctly. Very personal too.
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If i can rate him 10000 stars i would have. Very professional, he shows he cares about his patience well being and most if all he's an amazing doctor. One of the best or the best I've ever had in my 26 yrs of living and visiting hospitals. I TRUST his judgement. He has been my doctor for about 4 yrs i believe and not once he has proven me wrong about him being an EXTRAORDINARY Doctor. Thank you Dr. Mcdonald for taking being always there for me. I appreciate your hard work & your staffs?
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Dr. McDonald listens. He takes the time answer questions . The staff is super friendly and always have a smile on their faces. Wonderful Doctor with a amazing staff!
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My husband has been going to Dr McDonald for several years. Our doctor recommended him and we are very glad he did. My husband was diagnosed with only one kidney later in life. He had very low kidney readings but Dr McDonald had him up to normal with medication. We are so happy we went to Dr McDonald..He now has my husband doing well without needing dialysis. We were told he would probably need dialysis due to low kidney readings but he is doing great now....Thank you Dr McDonald.
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Had nothing but great experiences with Dr. McDonald. Would highly recommend to anyone with kidney problems. His staff are wonderful and his facilities are very nice. Thanks Doc!
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I have been seeing Dr. McDonald for a few months. I have seen him go out his way to make sure i always get seen and answer all the question i have. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
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He's very rude and uncaring. My wife has been sick for months and he has done nothing for her. She's in pain and our doctor said this guy would help us. His staff has been unhelpful to get us in. They said we could not have an appointment if we couldn't pay the copay. I am watching my wife die. Please think hard before going to this unreliable doctor.
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I would never recommend this physician to ANYONE. We were referred by our PCP to help my husband which he has NOT done. He has never examed him, he tires to feel for leg edema thru his pant leg and sock. He dismisses our concerns. All he does is order blood work each time to be done just before you come back in 2 or 3 months. Our PCP can do that. He also has made an office policy that if you have a credit you have to wait 120 days for a refund. Doesn't appear to care for pts. Just money.
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Dr. McDonald has been one of the most competent, caring, and considerate physician from whom I have received treatment in over 30 years. He is clear in his diagnosis and prognosis. If I had been referred to him 5 years before my kidneys failed, I am confident it could and would have been prevented. I will always remember an occasion when considering some options he personalized the decisions by saying, "if I was his father, this is what he would advise." Great choice.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I enjoy working with people. My goal is to develop a plan with patients that addresses how to make them feel better and live longer.

Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

2010
Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
2005
Ochsner Clinic Found
Internship Hospital
2004
St. Matthews University / School Of Medicine
Medical School
2004
Masters Hospital Administration
2001
Brigham Young University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. McDonald treats patients.

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

Lakeview Hospital

Bountiful, UT

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average