Lester McDonald, MD


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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)

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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: June 2018
Having the problem is not good, but I knew dr. was really trying hard to fix it. 5. Very good.
Guthrie Patient: June 2018
I TRUST and admire *Ed MacDonald -
Guthrie Patient: May 2018
*Dr. McDonald SAVED my eyesight when a doctor in Williamsport gave up on me.
Guthrie Patient: March 2018
Overall great experience.
Guthrie Patient: March 2018
One & one half hour waiting time unexplained!
Guthrie Patient: February 2018
Provider is clearly new to the Guthrie records system and his nurse worked closely with him at the computer in order to enter data correctly. He was excellent in his work with me. I was impressed that he handled the new situation so well yet was still able to meet my health needs. Five stars for him!
Guthrie Patient: February 2018
I'd recommend him but advise to visit him in another office.
Guthrie Patient: January 2018
*Dr. McDonald MD gave professional service and calmed me down about the situation going on with my eyes.
Guthrie Patient: January 2018
this group of people are the greatest
Guthrie Patient: January 2018
I wanted to continue breast-feeding through my treatment but he was unwilling to work w/me to find a safe alternative route. He just bluntly repeated I had no choice but to quit unless I wanted to lost my vision.