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Qualifications and Experience
James Ryan Macdonnell is a skilled and accomplished orthopedic surgeon serving the community of Olney, MD. Dr. Macdonnell obtained his medical degree from Georgetown University. He also completed his internship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital where he also completed a residency in orthopedic surgery. He also completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction at the University of Virginia.. Dr. Macdonnell is a part of MedStar Orthopaedics at Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Macdonnell’s medical experience is vast and impressive. His areas of special interest include orthopedic surgery, total hip replacements, and reconstructive hip and knee surgery. Because Dr. Macdonnell is bilingual in English and Spanish, patients from a variety of backgrounds enjoy having him as their physician. Dr. Macdonnell is devoted to ensuring the longevity of his patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. He takes his time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all his patients. Patients trust his expertise because he consistently provides high quality care that leads to positive and lasting health outcomes.
Verified Patient Reviews
Informative, listens well, conservative medical approach (doesn't leap to surgical remedies) ...
Very professional and knowledgeable about my injury and the treatment. I’m a nurse so we were right on the same page from the beginning.
Excellent bedside manner. Made the wait seem okay.
He is friendly and professional. I had post op visit and am recovering from my surgery remarkably well.
Dr. Macdonald was very professional but approachable and had a lovely bedside manner. He answered all my questions straightforward and I feel very confident he would be a wonderful surgeon. I am fairly confident he will be my surgeon for my second hip replacement.
Dr Macdonnell was great. He asked questions and listened to the answers. I felt he valued my input. I have seen other docs in this practice and Dr McDonnell gives the same high quality high touch care.
Very informative, empathetic doctor. Pleased to have received a thorough explanation of my issues and my alternatives.
Dr. MacDonnell is absolutely the best I would recommend him to anyone anticipating hip surgery. His office staff is kind courteous and professional
Very kind, thorough, and professional. Listened to my concerns and quickly developed a diagnosis and treatment plan.
This was one of the best doctor visits I've had. Dr. MacDonell has a terrific bedside manner he was so polite and caring plus he actually listened to all of my concerns. He thoroughly explained the procedure I plan on having pros and cons such a pleasure meeting him.
Dr MacDonell was courtesy and thorough. Very nice guy.
Excellent!! Takes time to go over any questions & does not rush you . I would definitely refer him to my friends.....
Excellent and professional!
I had accidentally slammed a car door on my thumb and was in tremendous pain and very concerned about my injury. I was able to book an appointment spur-of-the-moment with Dr. Macdonnell and his office staff was extremely kind. Dr. Macdonnell was very helpful and reassured me that I would be fine. He also kindly consulted with the "hand specialist" on their team about my injury, which was really nice and very thorough.