Ryan MacDonald, MD

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Ryan MacDonald, MD is a residency-trained Emergency Physician with clinical expertise in the management of illnesses or injuries that require immediate medical attention. Dr. MacDonald graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology from Gonzaga University and received his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. MacDonald completed his internship in Pediatrics at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, then spent two years as a Battalion Flight Surgeon, completing a combat deployment to Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division, where he led the medical section for MEDEVAC unit. He returned to Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington to complete three additional years of training in Emergency Medicine, and was selected to serve as Chief Resident. After completing his residency, he served as the Director of Emergency Services at the Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs where he completed his service obligation to the U.S. Army. Dr. MacDonald then worked for five years in the Emergency Department at Sacred Heart Medical Center, a stroke center, STEMI center, and Level 2 Trauma Center, and served on the Board of Directors for Spokane Emergency Physicians. Dr. MacDonald is a published author in Emergency Medicine and has been involved with teaching resident physicians at Sacred Heart, as well as medical students at the University of Washington, Gonzaga campus.

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. MacDonald assists his brother and father as owner/operators of MacDonald’s Resort. A family-owned marina in Bayview, Idaho, MacDonald’s Resort has been in business for 71 years. Dr. MacDonald’s children are the fifth generation of MacDonald’s to call Bayview their home.

Dr. MacDonald is delighted to join the Northwest Specialty Hospital team and looks forward to bringing excellent medical care to the community where he grew up. In his free time, Dr. MacDonald enjoys mountain biking, boating, and spending time with his wife, two young children, and grandparents who all live in Bayview.

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Gonzaga University

Medical School

Mayo Medical School


Madigan Army Medical Center


American Board of Emergency Medicine


American College of Emergency Physicians