Lester McDonald, MD

Guthrie Provider

Specialties:

Care Provider Overall: 
5
Provider Reviews: 
137
  • 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

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
Likelihood of Recommending Care Provider: 
5
Patients' Confidence in Care Provider: 
5
Time Care Provider Spent with Patient: 
5
Care Provider Spoke Using Clear Language: 
5
Care Provider Efforts to Include in Decisions: 
5
Care Provider's Concern for Questions and Worries: 
5
Care Provider's Explanations of Condition/Problem: 
5
Care Provider Information About Medications: 
5
Care Provider Instructions for Follow-Up Care: 
5
Care Provider's Friendliness and Courtesy: 
5
Residency: 
  • Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y. (Ophthalmology)
Professional Memberships: 
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Certification: 
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
Education: 
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
  • New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y.
Internship: 
  • St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Conn.
Fellowship: 
  • 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: December 2018
*Dr. McDonald is thorough & patient, listening & responding carefully/clearly & thoughtfully - As well as genuinely kind.
Guthrie Patient: December 2018
WHAT A GREAT DOCTOR
Guthrie Patient: December 2018
The Dr. was outstanding , but the nurse from that day , I would not care to see again.
Guthrie Patient: November 2018
Never explained a specific condition that he listed on the Problems list that I received a copy of.
Guthrie Patient: September 2018
Doctor worked me in for an emergency appt and actually cancelled others to address my problem- very appreciative!
Guthrie Patient: September 2018
I am very grateful to have had *Dr. Lester McDonald & his experience taking care of me!
Guthrie Patient: September 2018
Dr. McDonald is very friendly, easy to talk to, and is a good listener.
Guthrie Patient: September 2018
dr McDonald heard my description of what I was saying about my eyes, assessed, explained and answered my questions to my satisfaction.
Guthrie Patient: August 2018
I have been under the care of this specialist for two decades, and already have recommended him to family and friends.
Guthrie Patient: August 2018
I would recommend this place to anybody even take my dog to him