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Dr. Susan MacKinnon, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Female · Age 69

Dr. MacKinnon

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

4921 Parkview Pl # 6G Saint Louis, MO 63110

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Dr. Susan MacKinnon, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 44 years. She graduated from Queen's University Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1975 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.


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Dr. MacKinnon's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Crohn's Disease
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endocarditis
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Septal Defect
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

Dr. MacKinnon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. MacKinnon

3.4

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
51.724137931034484%
(15)
4 Stars
6.896551724137931%
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3 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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2 Stars
6.896551724137931%
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1 Star
31.03448275862069%
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I have had 6 trigger fingers released by Dr. MacKinnon. She is extremely professional as is her staff. I like her directness and confidence as it gives me confidence in her treatment. For anyone that questions her bedside manner I would say...do you want her to be your drinking buddy, which I doubt, or do you want her to be top in her profession and good in her diagnosis and her surgical techniques. You cannot get a better surgeon.
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I sustained a severe lower trunk brachial plexus injury resulting in a flaccid useless right hand and forearm. she and her staff were very courteous and helpful. Dr MacKinnon was very knowledgeable and gave a very comprehensive evaluation with treatment and therapy options. She is a world recognized specialist in the management of brachial plexus injuries as well as peripheral nerve injuries and has trained just about everyone who does nerve transfer procedures in North America.
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First will say yes Dr.MacKinnon is a great doctor. At first it was hard to get into to she is very busy. Now the thing about her bedside. Her mind is always thinking about new things and how to make recovery and the nerve work faster. I was attacked by a dog and had to have my ulnar nerve released in the underarm, elbow and wrist. She was thinking she would have to graphed my ulnar nerve to my median nerve in my hand to give me feeling in my fingers. I would see her again. 1 month out of surgery
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Dr. MacKinnon is amazing. Her depth and breadth of knowledge in her field is incredible and she was funny and personable as well. She LOVES what she does and it shows. I had cut two fingers with a big knife.She had a hand fellow (Dr.) and other students with her and she explained my injury to them and me in depth using a text book. She spent a lot of time examining my fingers and, before my operation, explaining what she planned on doing depending on how bad my injury was when she looked inside.
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She is a great surgeon and was able to fix my nerve pain issue. However her bedside manner is seriously lacking. It Took me 7 months to get in to her office for my initial visit. She was very thorough in explaining the issue before surgery, however after surgery she was very cold and didn't answer my questions. She did come into the room for a few minutes but seems disinterested in anything I had to say. Great surgeon did fix my issue but has a horrible beside manner.
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Dr Mackinnon is a judgemental woman who got my hopes up when she reassured me on my first visit that she could help me treat my chronic pain condition. On my second visit she noticed that I am tattooed and told me point blank that she would not work on me because of this, but not before she had me go through a myriad of tests that she refused to look at.
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Arrogant and not nice! I mean this lady had an ego like crazy. I was warned by several doctors that she was super arrogant and mean to everyone but she is beyond that. She is absolutely ice cold and just wanted to do surgery do surgery do surgery! She doesn't talk to you, she talks at you and it's obvious she could care less about your wellbeing.
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This is a long over due Thank You to Dr. MacKinnon, I suffered for years with a inner thigh nerve pain, after years of trying to find someone to explore and diagnose the problem I found Dr. MacKinnon. She was a God sent. She is very matter of fact and did a great job asking me details of the pain. I also found her YouTube videos extremely helpful in understanding my surgery and getting a feeling of well being with her as a surgeon. I would HIGHLY recommend Her.
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Dr. MacKinnon saved my daughter's future - a well regarded orthopedic doctor cut her nerve during routine meniscus surgery. It took 2 years of pain and frustration before finding Dr. MacKinnon, who in the first 10 minutes of our first visit, diagnosed the issue. Surgery was scheduled within a week and my daughter had immediate relief! She was able to pursue her active career, which would never have been possible without pain relief in her leg.
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My experience has been excellent. Initial consultation was thorough with a detailed explanation of the planned surgery. Took time to answer all my questions and make me comfortable. First follow-up was also excellent with detailed instructions for me to follow. I never felt rushed or pressured nor did she or her staff ever talked down or condensing. Overall would highly recommend her.
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Biography

Dr. Susan MacKinnon, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 44 years. She graduated from Queen's University Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1975 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Education

1975
Queen's University Faculty Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1975

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Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

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

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)