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Brian L. McDonald, MD
Internal Medicine
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
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Clinical Experience
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Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H., 1975; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, 1977
Residency
Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, 1980
Professional Activities and Awards
Chief of Satellites, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
August 2017
Dr. McDonald is a very good Doctor. He is caring, knowledgeable and always willing to help with any and all concerns!
August 2017
Dr McDonald is always great. I have gone to him many years
August 2017
Dr. McDonald is hands down the best doctor there is.
August 2017
Dr McDonald has been my Primary Care Physician for ~25 years. He is an excellent physician. I prefer to be seen by him over other options I have available to me as testimony to that fact.
July 2017
Dr. McDonald was thorough, caring, knowledgeable and patient. Outstanding visit with him.
June 2017
My husband and I both LOVE Dr. McDonald. He is so thorough.
June 2017
Dr McDonald is a wonderful dOctober who is very thorough understanding,without being too overcautious. He is the true example of a doctor.
June 2017
Dr. McDonald has always taken such good care of me.
June 2017
Dr. Brian McDonald is the best. I am always confident that he gives me the best possible. Very caring and concerned. Never rushing through anything. I appreciate that.
May 2017
Dr. McDonald is the very best!
May 2017
Dr Brian McDonald fits right up there with other Great VM Doctors like: Drs´: Hegstrom, Patton, Morgan, Kozarek...........and others that we have been served by for over 50 Years!
May 2017
Provider spent most of visit with answering questions on computer. I´ve been seeing same provider for 25 years but he did not seem to know my medical history.
April 2017
I appreciate Dr. McDonald´s kindness and concern for my well being.
April 2017
When our (my husband) doctor moved away I´m so glad Dr. McDonald still except new patient at that time (my husband is the last one) we´re very happy with Dr. McDonald _____.
March 2017
Dr. McDonald is an exceptional doctor. Although I moved to Seattle 5 years ago, I still come back to Federal Way to see him for my general internal medicine checkups - he is the single reason I have been a loyal Virginia Mason patient for over 30 years.
March 2017
We are lucky to have Dr McDonald as our family doctor.
March 2017
The Dr spends time with me always,I understand when he is running late because that is his bedside manner to treat each patient with care.
March 2017
I have been seeing Dr McDonald for many years, he is an excellent doctor, knowledgeable, very friendly, always listen to my issues, and his best advice is always given to me. I will never change this doctor, very pleased to have him for my health care.
March 2017
I was last appointment of the day and assistant _____ I did not have an anual exam type appointment. Dr. McDonald had to rush a bit more than normal.
March 2017
I´ve had a positive relationship with Dr. McDonald for over 25 years.
March 2017
This care provider is outstanding, terrific, caring, and the best I´ve had!!
February 2017
Doc McDonald is the best.
February 2017
Great knowledgeable doctor.
February 2017
If possible I would have scored Dr. McDonald all 10+++++
February 2017
Very personable and allowed for a good dialogue. never felt rushed. Showed genuine interest in my health.
February 2017
Dr. McDonald is an amazing doctor. The wait is worth it.
January 2017
Dr.McDonald in my opinion is the best.
January 2017
I love the fact that Dr McDonald cares what happens with me and my health (great Doctor)
January 2017
Dr McDonald is the best.
January 2017
Actually I would not like to recommend this care provider. Recommending him would only lengthen the time in being able to see this provider. Dr. McDonald is an excellent doctor. I never feel rushed and do not mind any wait time I may have to get in for my appointment, as I know he is giving each patient the same wonderful care he gives to me. When I first came to Virginia Mason I was unable to be seen by Dr. McDonald but checked back often to see if he was taking new patients and my persistence paid off.
January 2017
I appreciate the consistency of care and the patient-Doctor relationship that has been built over my years with Dr. McDonald. I feel he knows me and understands my health concerns and helps me choose options I think are best for my situation and preferences.
December 2016
the best
December 2016
Dr McDonald is a wonderful doctor
December 2016
Brian McDonald is a great physician who cares about his patients.
December 2016
Dr. Brian McDonald has provided My Wife and Myself "over-the-top" care, advice, focused treatments. etc, etc and follow thru every time we have had the privelege! As far as we are concerned, he is "THE MODEL" of professional caregiving that we all should abide to.
December 2016
Dr. McDonald has always provided great care, concern and thoughtfulness
December 2016
Dr. McDonald is so good about discussing things with me & if he thinks its necessary writes notes down to remind me when I get home. I can ask him questions & he gently answers OR discusses. I´ve had him for my care for 25-30 yrs. & have to ride our bus to see him once mo.
December 2016
Excellent doctor!
November 2016
Dr. McDonald is exceptional in all areas related to being a care giver. I know some day he´ll have to, but, I hate the thought of him retiring.
November 2016
Always a great experience
October 2016
Always has been excellent - many years
October 2016
Excellent Doctor
October 2016
Finally having a high quality, competent, knowledgeable, caring and friendly primary care provider has changed my life immensely. I will always be grateful I found Dr. McDonald!
October 2016
I have always found him to be trustworthy and Knowledgeable i have felt fortunate to have him as my primary physician
October 2016
A++ he is GREAT!
October 2016
Love Dr. McDonald! He always takes the time to listen, explain, think through issues I may be concerned about.
October 2016
I´ve gone to a number of Drs. over the years and consider Dr. McDonald one of the very best and have considered myself very fortunate to have been his patient for over 40 yrs. He was my husband´s Dr. before I went to him and I was very pleased with his treatment of my husband, who passed away in 1990.
October 2016
I have already recommended my friends to Dr McDonald and Virginia Mason Clinic.
September 2016
excellent
September 2016
Doctor also showed care for my general health and approach, which I appreciated.
August 2016
Good--identifying problem and charting a clear course of action
August 2016
I will definitely ask for Dr. McDonald again!
August 2016
Very respectful and professional. Asks good questions
August 2016
Dr Brian McDonald was excellent. He was very personable and caring and spent time explaining what I needed to know. It made me think about choosing him as my PCP but I think I´ll stick with who I have anyway. They´re both good. I was happily surprised that the doctor thoroughly washed his hands before seeing me.
August 2016
Great experience. I took notes but would appreciate the info on dropping a med and stopping a med on paper in case I got it wrong. My mom says: "how lucky I have been able to have him take care of my aches and pains"
August 2016
excellent
July 2016
I am fortune to have Dr McDonald as my PCP
June 2016
Dr. McDonald has been my primary care Dr. for over 25 yrs. and I have never had an unsatisfactory experience with him.
June 2016
I feel blessed to be a patient of Dr. Brian McDonald - Thank you Dr. McDonald!!!!
June 2016
Dr. McDonald cares about his patients. #8. This time good.
June 2016
excellent physician
June 2016
I can´t say enough about Dr. McDonald´s professionalism and care for me. If I could give him a higher rating than 5, I would - on all questions.
May 2016
Dr. McDonald has been my primary provider for more than 20 years
May 2016
Dr. McDonald is a very good and courteous doctor.
April 2016
Annual check up. Dr. McDonald has been my care provider for many years. I´ll be happy for him, and sad for me, whenever her retires!
April 2016
Dr. McDonald is always willing to take time to listen to my concerns and to try to find solutions.
April 2016
Dr. McDonald is what every patient hopes for in a primary care physician- skilled, compassionate, thorough, knowledgeable and kind. I honestly thought there just weren´t doctors like him out there anymore...I had almost given up when I saw him just by happenstance. In just a few months, my physical, emotional and mental health has improved dramatically thanks to him.
March 2016
I will recommend Dr McDonald to my family and friends. As I matter of fact my friends want to be his patient. Can you tell me how can they enroll with Dr Mc Donald?
March 2016
after 20 years? if it aint broke...stick with it.
March 2016
I have been a patient of Dr. McDonald´s for over thirty years, and even though I moved to Seattle, I still travel to Federal Way to see him as my primary care provider. I trust him completely and he is great at diagnosing issues I´ve had, some of which were somewhat obscure. Dr. McDonald is the reason I have stayed a patient at Virginia Mason - he is a great doctor and a compassionate person who obviously cares about his patients.
February 2016
Dr. McDonald is an outstanding primary care doctor as previously discussed in other comments
February 2016
Generally good.
February 2016
Dr. Brian McDonald is the very best!
January 2016
Always have been given best care by this provider.