Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • General ENT
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Parotid Tumors
View all 3 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery/ Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1991

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1987

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
1986

Undergraduate - St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO USA
1982

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

Thyroid masses, parotid masses, pediatrics, nasal and sinus surgery, nasal polyps, ear infections

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/3/2019, Dr. McDonnell has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

466 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.1
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Nice people in office, like doctor - he is always easy to communicate with , not sure if solution resolved yet but he said to f/u in 10 days if not enough improvement.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I like this doctor a lot and that is the only reason I went to the Clinic. I think the way to get an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic is

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. McDonnell is excellent in calling with test results.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. was caring & professional. He explains medical information clearly & in terms non health care people understand. I have already recommended him to friends & family.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I already have recommended Dr. McDonnell to others.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I have been dealing with severe nosebleeds for my 5 year old son. He seemed quick to write it off as dryness. I asked why other dr.'s could not have saved me my time and money if it was so simple. He had no answer.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

he was rude and aloof. He wasn't interested in listening to my concerns. he asked if the room was spinning when I stand or lay down. he indicated my problem was not vertigo. I should wait a month to see if The lack of balance and unsteadiness goes away. If not, he would refer me to the main campus for a balance evaluation. I am extremely disappointed in the lack of care and professionalism by this physician And will not return.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

great / love Doctor McDowell

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

best doctor ever

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. McDonnell. He was great ! I told him what my concerns were and he talked to me about them. He then examined my nose, and we talked about my nose spray use. It had turned into an addiction. Sadly, I confess that I did know that I was over using nose spray. When those words were used by Dr. McDonnell it wakes you up and you have a choice to make. Dr. McDonnell prescribed two medications that I got that day. They have really helped. The day that I left Dr. McDonnell's office was the last day that I used nose spray. If you're reading this and getting a chuckle out of the words, " addiction and nose spray, " believe me, this is my second go-round with nose spray. If you no longer use something the way the instructions say, you're headed for an addiction. Granted, it wasn't a drug addiction, but an addiction none the less. Dr.McDonnell was great. I will see him again, and I HIGHLY recommend Dr. McDonnell. You'll like him as soon as you meet him. Not much of a waiting time at all. I'm extremely happy. Thank you, Dr. McDonnell.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. McDonnell.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Doc. McDonnell is wonderful, I had a problem with my ear. He returned my call so quickly and got me right in. After that I had a problem with the treatment, had to call back because of an allergic reaction. He got right back with me very quickly and got me right in. He has been my ENT for about 20 yrs. I couldn't ask for a better Doctor, he has always gotten back with me so fast and always very kind and helpful. Top notch, hands down!! Wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

I put Dr McDonnell high on my list of top 10 Drs I've had and I've had many 2 and a thank you

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. McDonnell was very kind and professional! SO different from ENT last year (who let me know I was wasting his time). Dr. McDonnell quickly put me at ease, discussed my issues and took care of my problem. Highly recommend him!!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

The doctor was excellent. He said my ears were blocked by the wax buildup and in one instant he drew the wax from my ears. Hearing has improved immensely.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

dr. explained. everything even called me at home with the results of ultra sound

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. McDonald is an outstanding Doctor and person. He made me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

this is the first time I have seen Dr. McDonald and if the need arises I will return to Dr. McDonald

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

LOVE Dr. McDonnell! He cured me when others couldn't and is very personable and efficient.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr Mcdonnell is an awesome guy!You could hope to have all your DR. to be like him.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

the provider was excellent in all ways.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr McDonnell is such a great doctor. I have only good things to say about him and the care he provides.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Felt like the dr was talking over me. Hed ask a question and then interrupt when I was answering.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

I didn't feel like the doctor was listening to me. he would ask a question and then interrupt me when I was answering.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

the doctor was awesome. he personally called me a few hours after my appointment to make sure I scheduled a cardiologist after seeing something suspicious on my chest X-ray.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I would have rated Dr McDonnell as Excellent in all areas! Have never had a Dr as great as he is. I wish all of your drs are as careing as he is! I dread the day he decides to retire..I don't think there is anyone that could replace him! He was recommended by a friend years ago..& I won't go to anyone else.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Very good dr. I felt like I was talking to a friend.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. McConnell and I found him to be very attentive, sympathetic, a good listener, great humor, very approachable and offered me to message him through MyChart should I need anything. Very good experience!!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

He really listened to my concerns and explained things in a visual way using the white board. Extremely satisfied with this doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. was in a rush. he was in and out of the room in less than 10min. He didn't listen, didn't ask any questions about my medical history. Basically said he couldn't help.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

fast, DR. was quick and successful. Answered questions.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

I've already recommended Dr. McDonald.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

dr. McDonnell was wonderful! and funny

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr. McDonnell and fellow caregivers were courteous, professional, and caring. I definitely would recommend friends and family to go there.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

this is a ear nose throte specialist, and asking question about such things dr McDonnell just says see a specialist, and he always seems so rushed he dont take the time with patients and dosent act like he wants to answer any question.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Doctor was too fast. He came in checked my ear and flushed it but left immediately without asking if I had any other problems and I had other concerns that needed to be checked but he was gone.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. McDonnel was the rudest most unprofessional care provider I have ever encountered. He made me feel like I was wasting his time. He dismissed the opinions of the Doctors Asst. stating "who's the expert here"...as he was walking out the door.All he told me during my visit concerning my hearing condition was "I can't help you".What an "expert"! I'm leaving the clinic!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Doctor was very nice, didn't rush had my hearing evaluated at the same Appointment

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

This was a very pleasant experience and I really like the doctor and his employee's

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr McDonnell is very professional yet very caring of his patient. My daughter is developmentally disabled with Down syndrome. I am always pleased with the way he interacts with her while making sure I am getting the information.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

visit was for a sinus infection and was told it was gerd. I felt that he was not listening to my complaint. a few days later I had to visit another provider where I was treated for a sinus infection. very disappointed with the ENT. 3 days on antibiotics and I am feeling much better.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

care provider seems to have a lot of expertise, but he seemed to be in a big rush.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

I have been very pleased with this provider's care. He even called me on a Saturday morning to give me my CT results.When does that ever happen?

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2018

I have been to this Dr on another occasion and I should have remembered how unhappy I was then.I feel he didnt take my health problem seriously.he rushed me out to go have a chest X-ray and told me to stop clearing my throat. That was his medical advice!he did not resolve my problem or help me and I now need to make another appointment with another ENT Dr PLUS I have to pay for a chest X-ray!I would never reccomend him and I will NEVER see him again.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Excellent experience with friendly and professional staff. Dr. McDonnell was personable and professional.

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