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Dr. Ralph McDonald, MD

Cardiology*
4.3 (12)
Map Pin Small Hickory, NC
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41 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Ralph McDonald, MD

Dr. Ralph McDonald, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Hickory, NC. They specialize in Cardiology, has 41 years of experience, and is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease. They graduated from West Virginia University and is affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. McDonald an average 4.3 star rating.

Dr. McDonald works at Hickory Cardiology Associates in Hickory, NC. They frequently treat conditions like Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction) along with other conditions at varying frequencies. 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
    Cardiology Physicians Corp. LLC
    1771 Tate Blvd SE Ste 201, Hickory, NC 28602 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (828) 324-4804
  2. 2
    Dlp Cardiology Associates LLC
    2660 TATE BLVD SE, Hickory, NC 28602 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (828) 261-0009
  3. 3
    Frye Regional Medical Center
    420 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (828) 261-0009

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  • Frye Regional Medical Center

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Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hypertension
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)

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Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hypertension
Acute Congestive Heart Failure
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Arrhythmias
Atherosclerosis
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
Chest Pain
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Heart Disease
Heart Murmur
Heart Palpitations
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Lipid Disorders
Mitral and Aortic Valve Disorder
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pulmonary Hypertension
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Syncope
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Systolic Heart Failure
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiac Ultrasound
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Tilt_Testing
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Endocarditis
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Aneurysm
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Aneurysm of Heart
Angina
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Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Stenosis
Arteriovenous Fistula
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Septal Defect
Atypical Atrial Flutter
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
Carotid Artery Disease
Chronic Congestive Heart Failure
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Constrictive Pericarditis
Coronary Artery Dissection
Coronary Vessel Malformation
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Ebstein's Anomaly
Endocarditis
First Degree Heart Block
Heart Block
Hyperkalemia
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart without Failure
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Infective Endocarditis
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Long QT Syndrome
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Noninfective Endocarditis
Nonrheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Orthostatic Hypotension
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Pericardial Disease
Pericarditis
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Edema
Potassium Deficiency
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Prinzmetal Angina
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Rheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Second Degree Heart Block
Septal Defect
Sick Sinus Syndrome
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
Subacute Endocarditis
Third Degree Heart Block
Type 2 Heart Block - Mobitz
Unstable Angina
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Septal Defect
Vitamin D Deficiency
Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Arrhythmia Screening
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Atherectomy
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Cardiac Imaging
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Cardioversion
Cardioversion, Elective
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Chest Pain Evaluation
Cholesterol Screening
Coronary Angiogram
Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
HeartAware Online Risk Screening
Impella Device
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and Defibrillator
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Nuclear Stress Testing
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Stress Test
Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
TCD Bubble Test
Thoracentesis
Thrombolysis
Tilt Table Testing
Treadmill Stress Test
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    Specialties*
    • Cardiology

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    Years of Experience
    • 41 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1609839901
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • West Virginia University
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
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    Dr. McDonald has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. McDonald works at Hickory Cardiology Associates in Hickory, NC. View the full address on Dr. McDonald’s profile.

    Dr. McDonald has seen patients for Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction), and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. McDonald on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    12 patients have reviewed Dr. McDonald. The overall rating for this provider is 4.3. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. McDonald.

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