Lester McDonald, MD


Care Provider Overall: 
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  • Clinical Details
  • Education
Hospital Privileges: 
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
Clinical Interests: 
  • Corneal and External Disease
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Eye Disease
  • Endothelial Corneal Transplantation (DSEK)
  • Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmic Diagnostic Testing
  • Traditional Corneal Transplantation (PK)

Patient Ratings

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  • Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y. (Ophthalmology)
Professional Memberships: 
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
  • New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.
  • St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Conn.
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. (Cornea)
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. (Ocular Pathology)

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Guthrie Patient: February 2017
Having been a medical transcriptionist for 10 years, I knew the words/explanation the doctor used.
Guthrie Patient: February 2017
Know him (*Dr. McDonald since 2011 I think he is one of the greatest eye dr. My family dr. sent me to him) he and his staff always seem to be concern -
Guthrie Patient: January 2017
*Dr. McDonald a kind & caring health provider.
Guthrie Patient: January 2017
Dr. McDonald seems excellent as an eye specialist. He thinks about the problem and recommends a course of treatment and re-evaluates as necessary.
Guthrie Patient: December 2016
*Dr. McDonald is a down to earth, pleasant man who is matter-of-fact, friendly and explains everything well.
Guthrie Patient: November 2016
Guthrie Patient: November 2016
I always feel like I'm a herd of cattle when I see this doctor. It is a 'hurry up and wait' kind of atmosphere, the bare minimum time and exclamations are met when I see him.
Guthrie Patient: November 2016
This is the first time I've ever given a very good.
Guthrie Patient: October 2016
Good experience
Guthrie Patient: October 2016
He is an excellent doctor.