Dr. Douglas McDonald, M.D

Dr. Douglas McDonald, M.D

Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Douglas McDonald is a Primary Care physician specializing in Sports Medicine. Dr. McDonald grew up in Colorado and earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Swedish Medical Center in Denver and then completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at Michigan State University.

Dr. McDonald has many Florida ties as well having been a team physician for the University of Florida Gators athletics for 6 years during which time he provided care for all sports. He was a member of the Gators during 4 National Championships including football and men’s basketball.

More recently he has been in the Orlando area as a faculty physician at the Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Winter Park. He has been the head team physician for the Orlando Solar Bears hockey team and has been head team physician for Rollins College, Winter Park High School, and for the Orlando Pride women’s professional fastpitch team. He works with the Atlanta Braves with their Spring training and minor league teams at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. He has also worked closely with many elite endurance athletes.

Dr. McDonald has extensive experience in concussion management in sports as well as the medical aspects of sports medicine and non-operative orthopedics. Dr. McDonald has worked with all levels of athletes from professional and Olympic athletes, college and high school athletes, and recreational athletes. His philosophy is “Everyone is an athlete,” so he treats every patient so they can get back to their daily activities at their best possible.

Dr. McDonald is board certified in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He has been faculty in the UCF and FSU Colleges of Medicine and continues to have involvement teaching residents and medical students.

Dr. McDonald has wide ranging personal interests including photography, weight training, running, and cycling. He enjoys fishing, hiking, and SCUBA diving. He still plays baseball and tennis and is a certified baseball and softball coach.

Dr. Douglas McDonald Testimonials

“The nurse and staff were outstanding! We got in and out in an incredible amount of time. They were very direct and precise, and we feel that we got the best treatment possible. I would absolutely refer someone to see this specialist.”

-Taylor L.

“Dr McDonald as well as his nurse, Veronica, have gone above and beyond and exceeded my expectations for care of my daughter. They were very thorough in the initial exam, answered all of our questions, assisted with quickly setting up additional appointments and exams and checking in to make sure we had what we needed. Best care from any other medical provider we have received to date. Can’t thank them both enough.”

-Katherine E.

“Dr. McDonald has passion for what he does for good work, very few practice a profession with a commitment you do, I would recommend without any problem.”

-Ana P.

“I’m very pleased with Dr.McDonald!! I wish all doctors were like him. He’s awesome!!”

-Amy S.

“I love Dr. McDonald – so far I was able to see him for two different areas; shoulder & low back. A lot of times you must go to the doc who specializes in a specific area.”

-Debbie L.

“Dr. McDonald is terrific. He has a great bedside manner, and explains everything with ease. I feel very comfortable that I’m getting his full attention, and the best care. He also has a fabulous assistant. Veronica is wonderful! She’s fun, funny, and very efficient, and I’m thankful that she is the one dealing with my not so fabulous insurance company.”

-Paula F.

“Dr. McDonald and his staff went above and beyond. I went in for my shoulder and during the x-ray he saw a spot on my lung, which I had checked out and ended in a happy ending, but it could have easily gone the other way and been something that he brought to my attention early enough to catch. I also stopped in after hours when they had just closed to retrieve a copy of the x-ray for the CAT scan and his staff graciously let me in and his Xray tech Buddy stayed and made me copies so I could have them with me when I went. In this hurry up world and industry that is not the norm and their time and effort to my care was much appreciated.”

-Susie C

“”I was very pleased with my first visit with Dr. Doug. Although it was my first meeting with him I felt comfortable with him and a trust in him. He spent time with me and didn’t rush through the appointment. I would like to add that Buddy in x-ray also went above and beyond and with help with my crutches. He saved me a lot of pain and discomfort now and down the road. Eileen also was very helpful and compassionate. She returned my phone call and didn’t rush through my questions and concerns. What a great team I am fortunate to work with! It makes the healing process that much easier. Thank you!”

-Brenda B.