"With a keen interest in sports, orthopedics and sports medicine was the natural choice for me as a career. Having started my medical practice in Eugene in 1979, I was fortunate to practice with Don Slocum, who many consider to be one of the founding fathers of sports medicine. Being associated with the orthopedic group he founded and now being a part of the creation of the Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, I'm confident that the new facility will provide an environment of personal commitment to the care and education of patients."
Education and Training
- Fellowship: Orthopaedic Fellow, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1978-1979
- Residency: Orthopaedic Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1974-1978
- Medical School: Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, Medical Doctorate, 1973
- Undergraduate: Centenary College, Shreveport, LA, Bachelor of Science, 1969
- Certified by the National Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Licensed by the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopedic Association
- American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
- Lane County Medical Society
- Oregon Medical Association
- University of Oregon Athletic Department
Hospital Staff Privileges
- Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR
- Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician and surgeon since 1979
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, golfing, fishing, and going on overseas mission work.
Dr. Donald Jones Says . . .
If you are diabetic, here are some basic tips for taking care of your feet:
- Wash them every day with mild soap and warm water. Test the water temperature with your hand first. Don’t soak your feet. When drying them, pat each foot with a towel and be careful between your toes.
- Use quality lotion to keep the skin of your feet soft and moist, but don’t put any lotion between your toes.
- Trim your toenails straight across. Avoid cutting the corners. Use a nail file or emery board. If you find an ingrown toenail, see your doctor.
- Don’t use antiseptic solutions, drug store medications, heating pads, or sharp instruments on your feet. Don’t put your feet on radiators or in front of a fireplace.
- Always keep your feet warm. Wear loose socks to bed. Don’t get your feet wet in snow or rain. Wear warm socks and shoes in winter.
- Don’t smoke or sit cross-legged—both may decrease blood supply to your feet.