San Francisco, CA
Dr. McDonough is the most competent, professional, and compassionate physician I've seen in 50 years and my first experience with a female doctor.
During my first visit I reviewed my medical history including current problems including a neurodegenerative disorder, serious endocrine problems, chronic sleep problems, chronic sinus problems, etc. I told her I needed a doctor who would make necessary referrals to specialists to get appropriate diagnosis and treatment, working aggressively to address problems that had been neglected or had band-aids applied for several years.
She was remarkably friendly thorough, unrushed, trusted my judgment, and said she was prepared to help me. Wary of seeing a female physician I was pleasantly surprised to find Dr. McDonough could swap football stories and current events--performing a testicular exam before I realized what was happening.
She informed her office manager to provide me with names and contact information for specialists, wrote needed prescriptions, scheduled a follow-up appointment, and encouraged me to be in contact if I had problems in the interim.
For the first time I felt I'd found a physician who would stay on top of things and relieve me of the task of determining what was ailing me before I went into a doctor's office. She was forthright in informing me what she knew she could handle and would refer me for other problems. Dr. McDonough seemed open and comfortable discussing one medical condition that I knew a lot about---probably more than her--without being offended or defensive.
I dread doctor's visits but left this one feeling relieved and grateful.
I recommend her with highest praises and without reservations.
Oh, she is accepting new patients.