More about
Dr. MacDonald

Dr. MacDonald is a psychologist with a special interest in health and rehabilitation. He is particularly interested in helping people cope with physical health problems and the many stresses that can be caused by medical illness and injuries. He has completed a four-year degree at the University of Toronto, Canada. He then went on to complete his Masters and Doctorate (Ph.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. CurrentlyIn addition to his clinical work, Dr. MacDonald also holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario.

After graduation, Dr. MacDonald was very fortunate to work with Dr. Barry Death in the Chronic Pain Disability Program. This program took place on a physical medicine floor at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Patients with serious cases of chronic pain (mostly neck, back, knee, shoulder and headache pain) were treated along side patients with other disabling illnesses such as strokes and amputations. Dr. MacDonald’s responsibilities were to provide treatment to all of these patients as well as to work as a team member in multidisciplinary programs.

Dr. MacDonald learned a lot from Dr. Death and the many patients treated in this program. He learned how to help people in pain. He learned that people in pain are struggling, not only with real pain, but also with limitations, sleep deprivation, and widespread stresses and disruption to almost every part of their lives. (This is true for people with chronic pain and for anyone suffering from a chronic illness or injury). To help people, it is necessary to help with their pain, as well as to help them fight the many stresses that their chronic pain has caused. The main goal is help individuals rebuild and regain control over their lives. This is really what Unbelievable Pain Control is all about.

Dr. MacDonald left this hospital program to start his own practice with his wife, who is also a psychologist. Their practice has grown over the years. They have been very fortunate and able to help thousands of patients. They have been married for 25 years and have an adorable daughter.

“Caring is
good medicine”




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