Lester McDonald, MD

Guthrie Provider


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: January 2020
Very positive experience.
Guthrie Patient: January 2020
Outstanding, professional good sense of humor. Excellent physician - a true academic asset!
Guthrie Patient: December 2019
Best nurses ever
Guthrie Patient: December 2019
dr. McDonald has always explained everything all the meds everything that's going on with my eyes it's always made sure I understood exactly what's happening
Guthrie Patient: December 2019
At one time *Doc. McDonald was a little critical of his assistant about the way or manner in which she was reading him my records I didn't feel that was appropriate.
Guthrie Patient: December 2019
I have struggled with eye drops, this seems to be a constant source of frustration to me...I feel blown off by Dr M as he continues to recommend drops that are natural. expensive, and do not travel well. Feel dismissed. I wish he still gave out samples..at 10 buks a drop.....hard to find the right ones.
Guthrie Patient: November 2019
*Dr. McDonalds is skilled and respectful.
Guthrie Patient: November 2019
*Dr. McDonald is the best eye doctor. I have ever had.
Guthrie Patient: November 2019
I have been a patient of Dr McDonald multiple times over many years, I recommend him to family and friends if they have eye issues.
Guthrie Patient: November 2019
Dr. Macdonald made sure I understood everything