Alden McDonald, MD, FACC

Alden McDonald, MD, FACC

Interventional cardiologist

Bio:   Dr. Alden (Chip) McDonald joined CCMG in July 2011. He is President of the Greater Bay Area American Heart Association Board of Directors.

His areas of interest include the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease and peripheral
vascular disease.

Chip lives here in the East Bay with his wife, Autumn, and their two children, Cooper and Olivia.
4.8 out of 5
293 Patient Ratings
107 Patient Comments

Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group in Castro Valley

Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group in Castro Valley
  • 20126 Stanton Avenue
  • Suite 100
  • Castro Valley , CA 94546
  • Phone: 925-949-5045
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Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2004) MA
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine Cardiovascular Fellowship (2011) TX
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine Cardiovascular Fellowship (2010) TX
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (2007) MA United States of America
  • Board Certification: Council for Certification in Cardiovascular Imaging, Nuclear Cardiology (2009)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology (2011)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2010)
4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.8

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

I really like Dr. McDonald. He's very professional but caring & easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Okay.

SHC Patient, May 2020

I appreciate being introduced to Stanford Health Care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

I am sending my husband to him! an excellent attentive and estate doctor. I feel lucky to have found him.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Excellent service.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

had no problem

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. McDonald is the best!

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Very pleased and comforted by the entire visit. Dr McDonald really listened and understood what I experienced. He clearly explained his concerns and reasons for tests he wanted me to have. He even came out to the waiting room after our visit, while I was scheduling tests. He took me aside to ask a few more follow-up questions re what I had felt during a type of activity we had not discussed. He demonstrated real interest in me and and my unique experiences.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I had no complaints - a routine visit.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr Yan is an excellent listener and was very present when I spoke to him. He clearly is a very kind and patient person. I found him to be very knowledgeable

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr. Mac Donald has always taken ample time with me.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Very happy with Dr. McDonald & staff.

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4.8 out of 5
293 Patient Ratings
107 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

I really like Dr. McDonald. He's very professional but caring & easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Okay.

SHC Patient, May 2020

I appreciate being introduced to Stanford Health Care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

I am sending my husband to him! an excellent attentive and estate doctor. I feel lucky to have found him.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Excellent service.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

had no problem

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. McDonald is the best!

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Very pleased and comforted by the entire visit. Dr McDonald really listened and understood what I experienced. He clearly explained his concerns and reasons for tests he wanted me to have. He even came out to the waiting room after our visit, while I was scheduling tests. He took me aside to ask a few more follow-up questions re what I had felt during a type of activity we had not discussed. He demonstrated real interest in me and and my unique experiences.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I had no complaints - a routine visit.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr Yan is an excellent listener and was very present when I spoke to him. He clearly is a very kind and patient person. I found him to be very knowledgeable

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr. Mac Donald has always taken ample time with me.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Very happy with Dr. McDonald & staff.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

I will always let people know who you guys are, and where to get excellent care, such as I have, and still do.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Good explanations, discussed medications & when to get off Plavix. Reasonable and courteous approach.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

great

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

i would hire her if i could!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I have always been very comfortable with the level of care and compass expressed by Dr.McDonald.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. McDonald was beyond amazing! His bedside manner is outstanding! Very efficient and thorough.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Alden McDonald is an excellent doctor. Knowledgeable and good people skill

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr McDonald is a great doc. I feel that he is really looking out for me. Also I totally trust his expertise.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

I think Dr. McDonald is a very caring and good doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr Alden McDonald was professional and forthcoming about my health issues and medications. I am pleased to have as my health provider. I booked a follow -up visit.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr McDonald listens and answers. He is always sympathetic and kind. He offers alternatives; speaks in a very knowledgeable manner. I have total confidence in him.

SHC Patient, May 2019

These people are awesome!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Outstanding!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Great care

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

All the very good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

DrAlden Mc Donald is excellent. He listens to me and answers whatever questions I have. He does not seem rushed. He is pleasant and kind, very knowledgeable. He goes out of his way to get you the care you need if you need it sooner than first available. I truly appreciate him going to bat for me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

My appts seemed short. Dr was effective and did what was required.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. McDonald is always very good at explaining and making contact

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr Anderson was very good and would definitely recommend him to others.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

everything was great except follow up.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

There's was no need to discuss medications.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

incredibly kind and thorough Dr

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

The doctor had been delayed when he arrived. He apologized, which was fine. But then he tried to rush through the appointment to make up the time. This bothered me, because I was quite worried about my heart, and the discussion was emotional for me. At the end, as her started to rush out, I asked him to stop and let me gather my thoughts, so I could ask him any remaining questions, which he did. When I was younger, I wouldn't have had the nerve to do that, and I think a lot of women still don't.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Malgorzata Chojczak (Margaret) was wonderful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. McDonald is excellent!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Overall, I was pleased with the experience. Initially, I got the impression that he was going to move too quickly for me to ask questions, but after a few minutes. realized that I would be given adequate time to express my concerns. I had prepared for the appointment so I was anxious about having time to go through my prepared questions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Every visit, every person's help & Dr. McDonald is GREAT.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

very good

SHC Patient, May 2018

the best

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr McDonald is outstanding

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

my CHF is largely stabilized, making visits easier for all

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

good

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

he was very nice and helpful.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Comfortable, easy to understand.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Alden McDonald provides outstanding/professional service!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Have already recommended Dr. McDonald to a friend, who is also very satisfied.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Good experience overall.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

As I mentioned earlier, Erika was excellent at her job and giving of her time.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

I have been seeing cardiologists for over 40 years - Dr. McDonald is by far the best of over 10 cardiologists.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. McDonald is exceptional!

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

The care provider spent very little time with me, and could have spent a lot more time discussing other options or diagnosis things.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

instilled confidence. took time to review chart, respectful, good listener, and answered questions fully.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. McDonald is friendly and informative.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

This was a rather routine visit, and the focus was on continuing the current treatment and medications. The evaluation was both concise and thorough (which terms are rarely used in the same sentence). I have no reservations in recommending the practice to others who may need this specialized care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Excellent - Thank you!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I have already recommended this practice

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

This was my first meeting with Dr. McDonald. I found him to be knowledgeable, careful, respectful, and congenial.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I have great confidence in Dr. MacDonald and the PA's we've seen.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

By the time I left, I believed I had all the information I needed and am confident that I am being well taken care of.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Excellent

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Quick to let me know what was or wasn't wrong with my heart.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

No complaints whatsoever.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Both Mary and Alex were caring, efficient and skilled.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

dr. mcdonald was through, gave me a good course of action to follow

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

EXCELLENCY - no need to comment.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

The procedure was an echo cardiogram. No information is given, nor expected for this procedure. The results are provided by a physician, after a few days.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Alden McDonald did such an excellent job explaining things/answering questions that I found myself wishing he were my primary care physician. I never felt as if he "talked down" to me. And, he also seemed to take my questions seriously. I left the appointment feeling very confident in his abilities/knowledge and would highly recommend him to anyone needing a cardiologist.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

MD is kind, competent, respectful and experienced but just don't feel we "clicked." I feel he tried hard to accommodate my many questions and desires around treatment but don't think he got me on some level or was good at handling my anxiety in a way that helped me. Perhaps a mismatch of temperaments, not sure. Don't have enough experience to recommend him.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent help/service.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

very good experience

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Friendly & knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

good

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Very friendly, answered all my questions about my potential health issues.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

All good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Excellent providet

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

good

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Very good important answers.

SHC Patient, May 2016

This was a great experience for me. The help I received was fabulous.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I have only praise for Dr. McDonald

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Although Dr. McDonald is new to me, having replaced Feldman (who retired), he has picked up where others left off and has handled my problems with great skill

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Chris is very good in diagnoses and takes care of the patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very good & better than last.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

No call back on tests of echo of my neck arterys no results (call back).

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

NO BAD EXPRIENCE WITH THIS PROVIDER/STAFF

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Good

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

All my experiences have been good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very pleased.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

No problems

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

That was the first time I met Dr McDonald. I thought he was excellent; seemed knowledgeable, explained clearly, very nice person.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very nice, helpful doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. McDonald is excellent

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. McDonald insisted on prescribing statin drugs - I asked him to allow me to lower my high cholesterol levels naturally - he agreed. I succeeded, but he pushed too hard for drugs!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Excellent experience with both PA and MD

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Gave excellent physical exam!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I would highly recommend this group to anyone.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Explanations very understandable.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Great experience as usual.