Dr. McDonald has been serving the natural healthcare needs of Athens area families for nearly 20 years. He was previously in clinical practice at NEWS from 1998 to 2011, where he practiced Integrative Medicine with Drs. Elizabeth Schultz, DO and Kirk Melville, MD, in Watkinsville, Georgia. He specializes in Acupuncture, Oriental Internal Medicine and Naturopathic Internal Medicine (botanical medicine, functional medicine, homeopathic medicine and nutritional medicine).

Contact Details

  City Athens , GA
  Zip Code 30606
  Address 999 Baxter Street Suite B
  Phone Number (706) 208-1199

Products & Services


Pulse Diagnosis
Tongue Diagnosis
Chinese Herbology
Fertility Treatments
Naturopathic Botanical Medicine
Homeopathic Medicine
Nutritional Medicine and Functional Nutrition

Customer Testimonials

I highly recommend Dr. McDonald. He is kind, attentive, and very knowledgable. He has helped me immensely with thyroid issues, stress, and even muscle pain. I cannot praise this practice enough.

My experience with Dr. McDonald has been wonderful. He has a very caring and kind demeanor. I never feel rushed during the appointments and I know that I am well taken care of. He has helped me tremendously with his excellent skills in not only Acupuncture, but natural medicine needs as well. What a wonderful outcome for me to be able to control some of my medical issues and come off of prescription drugs by switching to healthier alternative methods.
I highly recommend Dr. McDonald.

I went to Dr. McDonald for the "stress treatment" that he offers. I was a bit hesitant at first because i have horrible anxiety and i HATE needles. I am so glad i tried it because the treatment was very successful and I didn't even feel the needles! i definitely recommend trying it out!

Dr. McDonald was referred to me by a friend. I was looking for some help for my sonís anxiety and ADHD symptoms. My son has struggled with anxiety for several years now. We have tried prescription drugs and they just seem to make him very agitated. Since he has started seeing Dr. McDonald for acupuncture treatments he has had much less anxiety. Dr. McDonald also has him on some natural supplements to help treat the underlying cause of the anxiety and ADHD symptoms.
I have also had acupuncture treatments from Dr. McDonald; as you see the apple doesnít fall far from the tree. I have not been this relaxed in years!! Very thankful that we have found Dr. McDonald!!


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