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Dr. McDonough was raised in New Jersey on the “Jersey Shore” and attended college at Cornell University before completing medical school at New Jersey Medical School. After meeting his future wife, a Plano native, Dr. McDonough moved to Texas where he completed his internship and residency training at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. At the start of residency training, Dr. McDonough and his wife moved to East Dallas and fell in love with the history, diversity, and character of the community. He and his wife have since had two daughters, Tess and Pearl, purchased a home near the Lakewood Country Club, and met many great friends. He is excited to provide excellent and compassionate care to his neighbors, friends, and all the members of Lakewood, Lake Highlands, East Dallas, and the greater Dallas area for many years to come!
Verified Patient Reviews
Great experience. Very thorough and helpful doctor.
I was very pleased with the time and attention that he gave me during my visit. Very thorough and explained everything very well. Highly recommend to others!
Dr. McDonough was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He gave me options and which he would do for himself. Staff was great and friendly.
The good Dr. is very professional in every way. He explained all of his concerns with some possible reoccurring skin issues and immediate medical attention/prescription for my general health. Thank You!
Very open and caring of the condition I had.
Dr. McDonough and his staff were friendly and listened to my concerns. He made sure to explained the regimen for my acne and had the information typed out as a reminder for when I got home. The office was very clean and ran like clockwork - even on a Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend!
I loved it, he come in smiling and acknowledges everything you say listens to you.
Felt very comfortable he explained everything he was doing.
Highly recommend Dr. McDonough! Very knowledgeable and pleasant demeanor.
Very thorough and great demeanor!!
Efficient and kind!
Dr. McDonough was very personable and his staff was very professional. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone.
Extremely nice, thorough, and explained everything to me. Was very happy with my visit.
There was only one other staff working there and she was in charge of checking people in and out and also she was the nurse/tech that takes the patient to the room... she did the best she could but you can imagine how much later my actual appointment ended up being even with only two or three other patients in the office. He is kind of loud in an obnoxious way and didn’t even bother to sit. Walked in, talked down to me as I was sitting then walked out- I think a total of 3 minutes (max!). My skin journey is way too important.
great ,he is good ,good bedside maner,and very personable
I've been to several dermatologis, over the last 18 months, for skin issues. Dr. McDonough was extremely positive, confident in his diagnosis and provided a clear action plan, all while being charming. Everything you could ask for in a doctor. Unlike my other dermatologists, I will continue to see Dr. McDonough for any skin related issues.
Great, friendly doctor.
The staff did not take time to check the insurance. It took me 20mins to do their job. That is not good for the doctor the staff is a reflection of him. Next time may be they can be more accurate when processing insurance. Also the blond in front office was not really being helpful to the other employee when she was asked a question. You could tell the younger lady was new, but the older one did not seem like she wanted to help. She answered questions with one word answers for something that clearly needed to be explained. She should not be the first person you see, she should be spending her day making sure the insurance is correct. Thank you
I highly recommend Dr. McDonough. He and his office staff were friendly, professional and right on time. He made an uncomfortable situation (full body check) somehow quick and painless.
Had an easy and pleasant visit to see Dr. McDonough. It was very quick so I was out the door in a short amount of time which is always a relief. He is a very friendly guy and was easy to talk to.
Very personable and knowledgeable. Put me right at ease and helped me pinpoint the issue.
Dr. McDonough was very pleasant and thorough during my appointment. He was quite knowledgeable and addressed all my skin concerns.
The doctor is knowledgeable however he is extremely busy
Very profressional and prompt was able to make an appointment in the morning and see the doc on the afternoon. He was very competent and I would highly recommend his services,
Dr. McDonough was fantastic. His staff is excellent, friendly and compassionate. I waited for less than 5 minutes and got right in to see the doctor. I got a cyst removed from my back - in addition to being an excellent dermatologist he's also a very skilled surgeon. I'd highly recommend him to anyone!
Excellent doctor and staff. Highly recommend
Very quick and he was very personable. Put my mind at easy .
Dr. McDonough and his office staff was very friendly.
Very easy to talk with about my symptoms. Great in taking samples to send to the lab for analysis. Understood how the process was feeling to me and talked me through to ease my discomfort. Staff was outstanding with their knowledge and professionalism. I cannot recommend Dr. McDonough enough!
He was courteous and knowledgeable .
I had come from Rockwall through traffic to Dallas for appointment. I arrived 15 minutes early, however I waited 20 minutes. I was then submitted to another room to wait for the doctor. My visit lasted for about 10 minutes. Dr. McDonough asked the purpose of my visit, and he than quickly grabbed a piece of paper with general dermatology information. They were recommendations for certain acne treatment. I was there because I had a wedding in a couple of weeks, but I felt that I wasn't really attended to.
Dr. McDonough was very efficient, personable, and has great bedside manner. He explained thoroughly what he spoke of, and took his time to make sure I understood everything. I highly recommend visiting if somebody is in need of a dermatologist.
Dr. McDonough was excellent and perfectly diagnosed my allergic reaction. Super sweet and efficient!
Courteous and professional service. Dr. McDonough and his staff were wonderful to interact with.
This was my first appointment. I was very impressed. I felt at ease with Dr. McDonough. He really listened to my concerns and offered good solutions.
He gave out handouts which was very nice to refer to later, and eased my concerned feelings. I had been consistently prescribed a medication in the past I wasn't comfortable with, he understood my concern and offered alternatives with less side effects.
Went in for an annual skin check and I was seen very quickly. Dr. McDonough was super professional and made me feel comfortable throughout the visit. I will definitely be going back!
Dr. McDonough was very friendly and professional. He really cares about his patients.
Blonde hair, blue eyes, fair skin = I get a sunburn when I go out to get the mail... at night. I've noticed a few worrisome spots lately so I set up my appointment. His staff was fantastic, and Dr. McDonough is personable, engaging in conversation, non-alarmist, and has a clear mastery of dermatology. He gave me a thorough look over, proactively addressed a few spots, then suggested I see him in 6 months. I'm in, I'm out... nobody gets hurt. I cannot recommend Dr. McDonough with higher regard.
Very friendly and professional at the same time!
He’s very professional, yet friendly. He explained everything very thoroughly.
Great friendly doctor. Quick in an out knew what diagnosis was.
I was referred to Dr. McDonough by Dr. Shimer. My visit went great. The Sonos Bluetooth speakers throughout his office enhanced the total office experience and made it fun.
Quick but not rushed, the appointment was smooth as a baby's cheek.
Awesome treatment. Very knowledgeable and happy to spend as much time as needed with me to answer any and all questions.
Great visit! Very pleased!
Dr. McDonough was nice, personable, and efficient! I appreciated his lighthearted nature and calming personality. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great dermatologist in Dallas.
He and his staff are great
I like Dr. McDonough very much. He has a caring manner and is very personable. So glad I found him.
Professional & friendly
He was very nice and had an extremely personable bedside manner.
I have 7 children so ive been to many doctors offices. Im also a physician with 20 years experience in private practice. I mention this because im a tough critic. I was impressed with zocdoc, scheduling my own appt and ease of paperless inrake forms. When i arrived for my sons appt i asked how they liked using zocdoc since ive considered it for my own office. The assistant said they get quite a few no shows and dropped appointments (which i suspected) so to make up for it they usually double book those time slots. I think thats why we waited 30 minutes before i asked how much longer. Our time with the doctor seemed rushed and not very personal. The doctor knew we were limited on time after waiting but still very impersonal. Treatment plan was standard topical/oral protocol. I knew that would be the case. Any other derm would have advised the same but what i was really looking for was a doctor who listens and partners with us rather than recognize my sons eagermess to pop pills and his mothers reserve and skepticism whereby suggesting "we fight it out". There is such a need for doctors who think outside the box; who research solid alternatives. Maybe a natural remedy that works in conjunction with extended antibiotic use. Patients are much smarter than they used to be and have already researched the standard recs. Something as simple as acne is still concerning in different ways for mothers and their children. Helping to bridge the gap or offer a bit more insight will go a long way in establishing a long term patient. I know you are very intelligent; your credentials are impressive. Carving out a niche in your field by taking that extra step in patient care will set you far apart. Its the future of healthcare.
He listened and did not jump to conclusions, how nice to finally have someone to listen to me. I do want further tests to why this is happening
Super thorough !!! Thanks to Michelle at Lakewood Family Gealth fir the referral .. two great places, two great people!
Its clear that this is a practice just getting on its feet but Dr. McDonough is very professional, approachable and thorough. He was very interested in my issue and made me feel at ease. It's just the kind of place with which you would want to start a Dr. / Patient relationship. I will definitely go back and refer my friends. Looking forward to seeing the practice grow in time.
Very pleasant and friendly atmosphere
Dr. McDonough was great! A encouraging breath of fresh air in an otherwise frustrating and impersonal healthcare system. He took the time to really discuss my options and really listened. I appreciated his professionalism and his character...
Dr. McDonough was friendly, smart, and funny. I actually laughed more than I ordinarily would during a dry, boring doctor's visit. He answered all of my questions with alacrity, expertise, and in a highly articulate fashion. If you check in via ZocDoc, the initial processing is minimal.
Amazing Dr, he was professional answered all my questions and did a thorough exam before making a recommendation. I would definitely recommend Dr. McDonough
Very knowledgeable and personable. Would recommend to everybody!
Went in without many expectations but left with a great sense of belonging and satisfaction. What made this team so enjoyable were their sunny dispositions and concise way of approaching our discussions--no wasted time. Everyone in the office now seems like a happy family.
Friendly and knowledgable
Dr. McDonough's office might run like a well-oiled machine, but he and his staff are all about warmth, and listening and caring and all you can ask for in compassion while maintaining a great deal of professionalism. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Excellent physician, great bedside manner, Great communicator.compassinate
Energetic. Direct. And efficient.
I was very pleased with Dr. McDonough and his staff. Dr. McDonough took the time to explain all my concerns in words that I could understand. He is a very caring doctor and I'm very happy that I was able to find him.
Great Doctor! Highly courteous and professional.
Dr. McDonough was fantastic. He was very kind to my nervous 9 year old and walked him through the entire process and made him feel comfortable and at ease. Highly Recommend!
Dr. McDonough was great! Very energetic and personable. Will come back in the future.
SO quick and efficient. Dr. McDonough came in, diagnosed me, answered my questions, and gave me options with such efficiency I was wowed. Very friendly manner. Felt like I was talking to friend. Definitely recommend.
His support staff in the front office and back office areas are GREAT. Plus, it is a pleasure to have such a great provider. His office being new needs to include additional services like laser, etc. He does not do them and refers you. Plus, you need to review your EOBs when your receive them and compare them to what you paid on-site. His office owes me a refund because they considered it part of the deductible and my insurance payer considered it part of the office visit and he was paid double.
Good manner, quick diagnosis, thoughtful advice. The office is very nice as well.
Dr McDonough was great. Explained everything in details and very personable!
Perfect ... And very attentive
he was super knowledgeable on my issues and explained things to me in a way I could understand. and was very patient when i told him my fear of needles.
He was great ! Very thorough and made everything simple and easy to understand. He genuinely tried to solve the problem at hand . Definitely looking forward to returning.
My own patients tell me their biggest concern is being judged when they visit a doctor. This time, being the patient myself, I felt the same anxiety. Dr. McDonough has quite the bedside manner. He and his staff were remarkable from start to finish. I was extremely comfortable discussing my condition and did not once feel embarrassed or ashamed. Dr. McDonough was direct when describing treatment options and was patient with my questions. Great guy and doctor!
Very throughout and helpful! Easy to get an appointment and no wait at all. Very glad to have found him.
He's honest about the procedures if desired. Informative of the procedures required. Office is super efficient!
He was friendly and polite. His staff were too nice. I would recommend him for dermatology.
Dr. McDonough has a warm personality. He was also helpful and practical, and he understood my problem well. He was not interested in prescribing lots of medication or having me spend money to come for follow-up appointments, which is certainly a plus in my book.
Professional and knowledgeable. Office staff was very nice and personable. We did not feel rushed like in other offices. He answered all of our questions.
Dr. McDonough was very kind, helpful, and fast. Not to mention he's very handsome! 10/10 would recommend and go for any skin related problems!
I felt so well taken care of after leaving. Thank you so much, Dr. McDonough!
Great appointment with Dr. McDonough! He was very friendly and easy to talk to. He was thorough, answered all of my questions, and took his time. I would highly recommend Lakewood Dermatology to all of my friends.
Very pleased with their service. My 8 year old felt at ease around their staff and the doctor. Would return if needed. Booked the same day, arrived earlier than my booked time and was attended right away.
This was my first time going to Dr. McDonough's office and I have to say I would highly recommend him. I had a biopsy done and was terrified. He and his staff made me feel comfortable and brought my stress level from 100 to like 40. They were all professional and courteous. I felt like the doctor truly listened and paid attention to my concerns.
Very professional. Reassuring. Great bedside manner. Front office staff is friendly and thorough.
Great experience .
Dr. McDonough is very knowledgeable, yet it is easy to talk with him.
This was my first visit to Dr. McDonough. I was very impressed. He seems quite knowledgeable and has a nice, easy going personality. I will definitely go back the next time I need to visit a dermotologist.
I cannot say enough how excellent Dr McDonough was. I was having a mole removed from my face (very big deal if it doesn't go smoothly) and he was amazing in explaining the process step by step, very knowledgeable and excellent bedside manner. It was super fast, 100% pain free and very comfortable. He explained the insurance portion as well with accuracy and made me very comfortable and not rushed with making a decision. Office staff were excellent as well. rhankbyou all so much!
Very thorough and good "bedside manner". He explained how my insurance was going to work so there was no surprises. I'm Looking forward to continuing with him.
Great man staff super nice and helpful!
Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, patient.
Awesome doctor, great attitude!
The doctor and his staff were friendly and very professional.
Fun visit and simple treatment
A great guy thats very knowledgeable and helpful.
I highly recommend this doctor!
Excellent care. Very thorough and great bedside manner. Highly recommend!
Great! Gave super helpful tips and was very knowledgeable. Took his time and was through!
I enjoyed my time with the doctor, he offered many solutions and didn't just try to prescribe the most expensive prescriptions!
Excellent! Well mannered, knowledgeable, considerate and works with my insurance. Thanks for a great visit! Will gladly be back with my family and will highly recommend your office to everyone!
Dr. McDonough and his team are so friendly and really made going to the dermatologist a great experience. They have a convenient location on Mockingbird, about five minutes from Central Expressway. I had a full checkup, a short procedure and was out in 45 minutes feeling great! Thanks to the team there, see you again soon!