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Patient Reviews

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The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ruth McDonald is Excellent. Dr. McDonald has been reviewed by 2 patients who have provided 0 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Ruth McDonald, MD is board certified in Pediatric Nephrology.

  • She has special expertise in 2 areas:
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Transplant (Renal Transplant)

Education & Awards

Dr. McDonald graduated from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis. She has 6 awards.

Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2011 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2011 Seattle Magazine 2011
"Guide to America's Top Pediatrcians" Consumer's Research Council of America 2009
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)


Dr. McDonald has 8 hospital affiliations:

  • University Of Washington Medical Ctr 
  • Tacoma General Hospital 

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Additional Information
Dr. Ruth McDonald MD is a female Pediatric Nephrologist, has 24 years of experience and practices in Pediatric Nephrology.
Where does Dr. Ruth McDonald practice?
Dr. Ruth McDonald has 6 office locations.
Dr. Ruth McDonald practices Pediatric Nephrology near Seattle, WA.
Additional practice locations include: Olympia, WA and Tacoma, WA.
See Seattle Pediatric Specialists.