Dr. Thomas McDonald, MD

Dr. Thomas McDonald, MD

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Clinical Neurophysiology  |  
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57 y/o
(23)

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Dr. Thomas McDonald, MD is a clinical neurophysiology doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. McDonald is affiliated with University of Colorado Health - Memorial Hospital Central and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services.

Colorado Springs Health Partners

1633 Medical Center Pt

Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Confusion
very high
more than 92% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Sleep Disorders
high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McDonald "Accurate diagnosis is upmost importance. We aim to treat you as specifically as we can for your neurologic disorders."
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Specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Sleep Study
  • Stroke Prevention

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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

  • University Of Texas At Austin
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Neurological Institute At Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Neurological Institute At Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDonald to family and friends
2.1
based on 23 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. McDonald's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Colorado Springs, CO |
After waiting months for an appointment, we received a call the day before my daughter's 7:30am appointment to tell us that he will not see her because she is under 15. How does staff not know this when booking the appointment?
in Monument, CO |
Dr. McDonald lacks the basic deductive reasoning abilities that a medical professional should have in order to adequately do his job. When presented with very basic, logical ideas to move forward with diagnosis and treatment, he chooses instead to fall back on nonsensical alternatives that have very little correlation with the signs and symptoms presented. His refusal to hear sound reasoning and draw basic conclusions is severely lacking. I would never recommend him for neurological care.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
I was very pleased with Dr. Mcdonald .He listened and ran a couple tests.i felt that most of my questions were answered in that short visit and I was pleased when I left.i wasn't left wondering what was going on with me.i would recommend Dr. McDonald.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr McDonald takes time to answer all my questions. That's rare in doctors these days.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. McDonald was referred by my Primary Care Physician, whom also belong to CSHP. I left my Primary Care Physician due to poor service; in the year and a half I was under his care, I never met my doctor -- only his PA with the poor disposition. I can say the care and service I have received with Dr McDonald hasn't been much better. I have waited more than an hour to see him to spend less than 5 minutes with him. In addition he lives next to me and couldn't pick me out of a lineup.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
This Doctor will send you to his horrible PA Jill C and she will say you are lying and faking your illness to receive attention this Doctor needs his licenses taken I am surprised he's still in practice especially with that horrible PA Jill it's such a shame that there are practices like this I advise to stay away from this office if you want to be treated with proper care and respect .
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. McDonald accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. McDonald has admitting privileges

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
2222 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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University of Colorado Health - Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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