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Surgical Specialist, Neurological Surgeon
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Jun 25th, 2015

Terrible bed side manner, just dismissed me & told me there was nothing he could do for me.

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Worst experience ever!!!! show details Worst experience ever!!!!
by InPain on Dec 6th, 2013

The front office staff is rude. They lie to you about when the doctors in the office. Can't make an appointment with out Dr. reviewing file, doctors only in the office two days a week!! Takes three weeks to get an appointment . Would not recommend them to a dying dog !!

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Jul 27th, 2012

every time I go in there is a minimum of a 20 minute wait as long as 50 minutes before I walked out. Customer service is a huge issue throughout the process. The doctor actually doing the surgery/injections went well.

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May 15th, 2012

I went to Dr. McDonald with lower left- side back pain. After several epidural injections I was informed that the only thing that could be done was surgery for spondylolesthesis (Misaligned vertebrae) Immediately after spinal fusion my lower back was in extreme pain (both sides) and my buttocks and flanks were burning like fire. Post surgically, I was prescribed standard medications and eventually physical therapy, none of which helped (Although I did get minimal relief after seeking my own physical therapist). A follow-up MRI, according to McDonald, revealed normal alignment and clear nerve root pathway. Six months out I have severe lower back and hip pain on both sides. At the 6-month follow-up visit, Dr. McDonald announced that there weas nothing more he could do for me and that if I liked I could get a second opinion. No additional care, supervision, medication, recommendations. I was summarily dismissed from his care. Before surgery I was very physically active and now I can barely walk more than 20 minutes (with a limp) and the simplest tasks are extremely painful. This surgery was an absolute disaster as I am far worse now than I was before surgery.It seems if your surgery goes well you're an asset. If not, you're a liability and Dr. McDonald knows what to do with a liability--discard it.

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neck surgery show details neck surgery
Feb 23rd, 2011

i had an mri and was referred to dr mcdonald, upon my visit he told me the one word he had for my neck was "dangerous" it was critical he get me in asap. he actually moved someone elses appt to get me in and i had surgery in 6 days i am feeling much better, still having some pain but overall much better than it was and my hand isn't going numb anymore. dr mcdonald was very nice and funny. wasn't to thrilled with the dr's assistant she was pretty rude but the dr himself was great

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