Dr. Mark McDonough, PHD

Clinical NeuropsychologyMaleAge 63

Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Mark McDonough, PHD is a Clinical Neuropsychologist in Encinitas, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Vanderbilt U MC medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, winner of the Neurosciences Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Mark McDonough, PHD

San Diego Neuropsychology

4405 Manchester Ave Ste 206 Encinitas, CA 92024 ()
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Care Philosophy

"Each evaluation aims to provide a comprehensive,thorough and objective assessment of a patient and their problems/issues, so as to answer specific referral questions poised at the time of the referral."

- Dr. Mark McDonough, PHD

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. McDonough's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Brain Injury
  • Dementia
  • Impaired Cognition
  • Independent Forensic Evaluation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Memory Disorders
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Psychological Testing
  • Stroke

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(760) 944-9647

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Dr. McDonough's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McDonough

4.3

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Professional, understanding, courteous, caring, and patient, with consistent positive energy from Dr. McDonough, his assistant psychologists, and office staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 11, 2021
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Very professional. He gave us a detailed report which can be used to assist speech/cognitive therapists in designing my wife's individual treatment (the home health care therapist was diagnosing and treating "on the fly"). I wish our doctor would have sent us to Mark sooner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Sep 04, 2021
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I appreciate how thorough and kind Dr. McDonough is. His staff was very friendly and professional.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cari S. – Jul 27, 2021
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Pleased with the process and with Dr. McDonough's willingness and patience to answer questions. Also appreciated the invitation to call back with any questions. I would have liked a little more detail relating specific results to specific tests.
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Pauline Hansom-Kelso – Jan 21, 2021
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I have been to many medical professionals, but Dr. McDonough is the first to totally understand my symptoms and issues and how they are all connected, which made me extremely emotional. His experience and knowledge in the field of Neuropsychology is top-notch. I highly recommend Dr. McDonough and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Christophger Kansaki – May 12, 2020
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I was being evaluated for memory loss
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RCook – Jun 25, 2019
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Needed a more comprehensive current diagnosis for 17 year old male. Very professional and took his time listening to concerns.
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Mar 23, 2019
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I cannot express my gratitude enough for the time and attention Dr. McDonough gave to our son. The compassion and care given through out the evaluation process was so comforting to us as parents.
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
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Ashley in San Diego, CA – Nov 29, 2018
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Excellent advice as a consulting expert
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
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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San Diego, CA – Oct 11, 2018
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Dr. McDonough came highly recommended and did not disappoint. His office staff goes above and beyond to help and accommodate. Huge kudos to Lisa and Heather. We couldn't be more pleased with our entire experience. Highly recommend!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Solana Beach, CA – Aug 28, 2018
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Dr. McDonough and his team were excellent. His thoroughness, caring, and compassion went a long way to creating a comfortable environment to undergo such a highly personal assessment. He took his time to explain in great detail the results and it was clear that his expertise and subject matter knowledge have earned him the incredible reputation he has within the neuropsych community. Thank you for your help.
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
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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JM in Carlsbad , CA – Aug 03, 2018
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Dr. McDonough is a conscientious professional both compassionate and to the point. I am fighting the ravages of Parkinson disease and the testing he and his staff administer is comprehensive and exhaustive in helping me understand the impact on my cognitive and motor function. I highly recommend Dr. McDonough for an unbiased and accurate assessment of your neurological disorder.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Tony G – May 25, 2018
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Drs. McDonough and Lipori were both congenial and apparently quite knowledgeable. As to trust in their decisions, I have no basis to judge. (My remarks do not apply to psychology services, only to testing services. )
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Clay Perkins in Ranchoo Santa Fe – Mar 04, 2018
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He listens well. He explains well. He does not judge except within the bounds of the evaluation and profession. He kindles hope, and "promises" progress toward healthful goals.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Carlsbad, CA – Nov 23, 2017
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We appreciated the way Dr. McDonough put our family at ease and explained the evaluation process so thoroughly. Our child, although apprehensive, cooperated as best as possible. The office staff was very professional and put us at ease. The feedback we received after the process was invaluable. We look forward to our return visit next year.
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
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Jessica in El Cajon – Oct 20, 2017
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Trust Dr. McDonoughs professional opinion 100%. Him and his staff went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable for appointments.
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
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mira Loma, CA – Oct 06, 2017
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Everything went smooth, the environment and atmosphere is great. Everyone is nice and courteous and they explain everything out. If you have questions Dr. McDonough will break it down so you understand. There is no judgement, and they have been nothing but accommodating from the start. Ultimately, everyone there made me feel welcomed and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Mark McDonough.
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
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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May 10, 2017
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I liked Dr McDonough right from the start! He was very welcoming, personable and educated. He was very easy for me to talk to and I felt very comfortable with him!
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
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Vicki Parker in Santee CA – Mar 18, 2017
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I have seen a couple of other psychologists in the past 6 months and have not found the experience pleasant or helpful. The appointments with Dr. McDonough were both of these things. I found him helpful and thought he really cared about my issues.
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
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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SteveN in Fallbrook, CA – Jan 26, 2017
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My son could not have been blessed with being seen by a more professional and friendly doctor. I would and will recommend him to anyone.
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
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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John Molloy in San Diego, CA – Apr 12, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Each evaluation aims to provide a comprehensive,thorough and objective assessment of a patient and their problems/issues, so as to answer specific referral...Read more

Biography

Dr. McDonough has completed two masters degrees in the psychology field, one from Loyola College in Maryland and another at the California School of Professional...Read more

Specialties

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psychology

Education

1994
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Vanderbilt U MC
Medical School
1992
Psychological Services Center San Diego
Internship Hospital
1992
California School Of Professional Psychology
1986
Loyola College 1986
Undergraduate School
1986
Loyola University
1976
Lynchburg College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Awarded research grant by California School of Professional Psychology (C.S.P.P.) for doctoral dissertation research., 1992
  • Awarded Research Grant by the Maryland Psychological Association's Committee on Scientific Awards for Research. Presented for Mas, 1985
  • Awarded Doctoral Dissertation Honors, 1992
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care, 1998
  • Selected for C.S.P.P. campus-based scholarship, 1990
  • Selected as C.S.P.P. campus representative of Nationwide Jake Gimbel scholarship, 1991
  • Selected for C.S.P.P. campus-based scholarship, 1989

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What are Dr. Mark McDonough, PHD's top areas of care?

Dr. McDonough frequently treats Acquired Brain Injuries, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and Brain Injury. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McDonough treats.

Where is Dr. Mark McDonough, PHD's office located?

Dr. McDonough's office is located at 4405 Manchester Ave Ste 206, Encinitas, CA 92024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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San Diego Neuropsychology

Mark McDonough4405 Manchester Ave Ste 206 Encinitas, CA 92024
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

San Diego, CA

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Encinitas, CA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2022)

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

La Jolla, CA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)