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Dr. Darren McDonald, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery*
4.4 (42)
Map Pin Small Buffalo, MN
Accepting new patients
16 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Darren McDonald, MD

Dr. Darren McDonald, MD is an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist in Buffalo, MN. They specialize in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has 16 years of experience, and is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. They graduated from Mayo Clinic and is affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Patients rated Dr. McDonald an average 4.4 star rating.

Dr. McDonald works at Practice in Buffalo, MN with other offices in Maple Grove, MN and Minneapolis, MN. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. McDonald's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Buffalo Hospital
    303 Catlin St, Buffalo, MN 55313 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (763) 684-6160
  2. 2
    Office
    9550 Upland Ln N Ste 200, Maple Grove, MN 55369 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (612) 871-1144
  3. 3
    Ent. Specialty Care
    6099 Wayzata Blvd Ste 200, Minneapolis, MN 55416 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (612) 871-1144
  4. 4
    Minnesota Hearing Aid Professionals Inc
    2211 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (612) 871-1144

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  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital

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Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
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Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
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Thyroid Lobectomy
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Thyroidectomy
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    4.4
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    Specialties*
    • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 16 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1700863982
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Mayo Clinic
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    Board Certifications
    • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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    42 patients have reviewed Dr. McDonald. The overall rating for this provider is 4.4. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. McDonald.

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