Gary R. McDonald, MD

Internal Medicine
4230 Harding Road Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37205 Get Directions
Gary R. McDonald, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months **
900.00 every 6 months **
1,800.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As a primary care general internist, board-certified in internal medicine since 1992, a personalized approach to health and wellness forms the core of my relationship with each patient. While I enjoy treating complex medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes and sleep disorders, my primary goal in practicing medicine lies in the prevention of illness. 

Having been trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and subsequently practiced medicine at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, I have had the opportunity to treat a broad range of health issues, while still maintaining a core practice emphasizing preventive care in a general internal medicine primary care setting. I manage both men's and women's individualized health concerns, as well as collaborate with a broad range of specialists across the St. Thomas, Vanderbilt and Tri-Star health systems here in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area, while also caring for patients from southern Kentucky and northern Alabama. 

My MDVIP-affiliated practice provides opportunities for focusing on the personalized care of each patient, emphasizing the "value in prevention" as an approach to helping maintain good health by providing quality, valuable care through the MDVIP Annual Wellness Program. I also offer conveniences, like same- or next-day appointments that start on time, which may be found in concierge medicine practices. This program provides a level of preventive assessment and treatment above and beyond the care available in a traditional primary care setting.


 It is important, now more than ever, to have a primary care doctor who has the time and resources to care for you personally and proactively. Watch this video to hear more.

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Dr. McDonald's Credentials

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Internal Medicine 1989-1991
Chief Resident 1991-1992

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Medical School:
Vanderbilt University Medical School
Nashville, TN
Doctorate of Medicine 1988

Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1984

American Board of Internal Medicine
St. Thomas Hospital 
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American College of Physicians (ACP)
Reading, sports and spending time and travelling with family

Testimonials from patients of Dr. McDonald

from Cynthia in TN December 10, 2020 for Gary R. McDonald, MD

Many years ago, I met a young resident in my critical care unit, named Gary McDonald. From his bedside manner to his critical thinking skills, I recognized that this physician was a great one! Over the years he has continued to affirm my first impression! Later, he was the doctor on call as my grandmother languished on a step-down unit. His compassionate care for her & the family… See more