Legacy Health Partners

Paul Donnan, MD

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Internal Medicine, Board-certified
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 4.8 OUT OF 5 ( 208 RATINGS & 95 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Broadway

About Me:

Dr. Paul Donnan is a Board-Certified Internist, new to the Portland area. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Medical Association of Georgia. He received his medical degree from Emory University and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco. With almost thirty years of practice in Internal Medicine, he has vast experience in preventive and therapeutic treatments in the primary care setting. He has always been passionate about his work, thriving on interactions with patients. His style is supportive, but direct, encouraging patients to take the necessary steps to improve and sustain their overall health. Teaching has been an integral part of Dr. Donnan’s career, and he has enjoyed mentoring and training nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and medical students. He has served as clinical faculty (unpaid) at the Medical College of Georgia, Emory University, Mercer University School of Nursing, Univ

Year I Started Practice: 1991
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

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4.8 out of 5     208 Ratings     95 Comments

Jun 30, 2021
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Lab results were provided To me before a professional could interpret them for me. It leaves me with uncomfortable questions about what those results means.

Jun 24, 2021
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This was a good experience. Dr Donnan was very respectful, answered my questions, listened well, and he did not know until the exam was over that I am a retired RN. My first impression was very favorable and good to know someone else in the office I can see other than my PCP.

Jun 22, 2021
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very good

Jun 9, 2021
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I had just commented to a friend about the excellence of the care I'm getting in Portland compared to the care I'd been getting in southern California and the care down there was very good.

Jun 8, 2021
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new patient with Dr. Donnan. very much appreciate his approach and directness to how he practices medicine. New to Medicare and he seems well informed how to handle different procedures and processes. very satisfied with my choice for my medical care.

Jun 1, 2021
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I appreciate his no nonsense approach to health care. Felt he checked a few too many labs?

May 28, 2021
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kind. knowledgeable. prompt and good sense of humor which made him open and approachable

May 25, 2021
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I am extremely happy with both my doctor and the woman who drew my blood. She is clearly a professional. He teems with positive energy. I felt right at home. I feel healthy, respected and well taken care of.

May 25, 2021
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this provider moved my first visit of an annual physical exam,so quickly that I didn't feel I could expound, for this provider,what th problem was on a specific issue as it entailed more than what th provider was saying it entailed then jumped right on t th next part of th visit.But it was also an issue for a different field of care for which I've now made an appointment. thank you

May 21, 2021
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Dr Donnan was okay, but not the most compassionate or patient when I was responding to his questions. He seems knowledgable and experienced, but his patients could benefit from him slowing down a bit and listening more attentively.

May 18, 2021
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thourough, friendly and knowledgeable provider

May 14, 2021
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dr. D was so approachable. I even felt like giving him a hug cause I felt like I was chatting with an old friend.

May 6, 2021
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I think the most personable person at this visit was the MA-I think she was an MA. I have not been here often but personnel are pretty robotic

May 5, 2021
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very good

May 4, 2021
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I generally have anxiety during office visits, but felt comfortable communicating with Dr. Donnan, Alice, and the office team. All of my concerns and worries were addressed and I received very helpful advice. I honestly left a little stunned, as I have never experienced such attuned and concise care. My experience couldn't have been better.

May 3, 2021
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excellent experience

Apr 29, 2021
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Dr. Donnan is a great doctor. I appreciate his directness and his sports coach-like demeanor. He pushes you to be accountable for yourself and I find his type of candor refreshing. Very much glad to be a patient of his.

Apr 29, 2021
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The doctor did a very good job! He is not my regular doctor but did a great job when I needed to see a good doctor very soon and my regular doctor did not have any openings.

Apr 29, 2021
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the office was very punctual and efficient. I enjoy other physicians in this practice. Dr Donnan is not a listener. he asks a question then talks over you you as you answer. he efficiently treated my issue, but I would prefer a physician that can stop talking and listen.

Apr 28, 2021
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my doctor explained everything fully. I know what I need to be consistent in as far as my diet. I know what I have to do myself. thank you

Apr 21, 2021
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Dr. Donnan was knowledgeable and friendly. He listened attentively and answered my questions thoroughly

Apr 21, 2021
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Dr. Donnan was great. Knowledgable, direct, kind, and smart.

Apr 19, 2021
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first visit I thought it was a successful visit

Apr 9, 2021
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Kind and courteous while they were having technical issues with their computer and printers that day.

Apr 8, 2021
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All good.

Apr 1, 2021
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I loved the reception, they were awesome and courteous. Dr. Donnan was companionable, informative, and kind. as was all the staff.

Apr 1, 2021
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The only thing that might have helped more is if the doctor would have called the surgeon and told him I needed to be seen by him asap.

Apr 1, 2021
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loved meeting

Mar 31, 2021
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Very efficient, friendly and professional staff. Website is easy to use to see results, etc.

Mar 29, 2021
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Dr. Donnan was excellent. Also the MA Monica was great, very professional and knowledgeable. I am [removed for privacy] and I felt my care by both the MD and MA was excellent. Scheduling and front desk were also great (so sorry I can't remember their names).

Mar 25, 2021
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I think Doctor Paul is great on point ddirect kind and my boyfriend wants him for a Doctor now after having a primary for 15 years.

Mar 24, 2021
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I had a good provider /healthcare person.

Mar 23, 2021
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first visit, was very happy with the appointment with dr Donnan and was impressed by all the rest of the staff as well. I'm glad I made the choice to make dr donnan and legacy my new provider

Mar 17, 2021
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Dr. Paul and his team were great!

Mar 15, 2021
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I am always impressed at how well office staff helps me & answers questions. I feel well cared for. Dr. Donnan is always thorough, gives clear medical advice and education, and has a warm bed side manner.

Mar 11, 2021
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Dr. Paul Donnan is very informative, easy to understand and friendly. glad to have him as my primary care provider.

Mar 10, 2021
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Always professional & kindly

Mar 9, 2021
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My doctor was absolutely wonderful! He made me very comfortable & I truly felt like he cared. I am very happy I found him.

Mar 4, 2021
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good comfortable and informative

Mar 3, 2021
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Frank, pragmatic practitioner. Respectful and honest. Always responds to email. Best PCP I've ever had.

Mar 3, 2021
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Dr. Donnan is a straight forward communicator who moves at a brisk pace, but the two times I've seen him he took his cues regarding pace from me and immediately slowed things down when he sensed I needed more time to process. I found him thorough, efficient, and empathetic. I highly recommend him.

Mar 3, 2021
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This was my first visit with Dr Donnan as my new primary care provider as a newly insured Regence patient, formerly with Kaiser. I will recommend my daughter seek him out as well for the same purpose. Nice guy, thorough, easy to talk with. I have confidence he will be a perfect PPP!

Mar 1, 2021
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I like Dr. Donnan - he was direct, yet caring & very appreciated, he helped me w/my back.

Feb 23, 2021
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Dr. Donnan was hands down the best primary care doctor I have seen in 20 years. World class internal medicine knowledge (I tend to go to specialists) and fantastic bed-side manner. He was direct, respectful, asked the right questions. He far exceeded my expectations of PCP's in general. I consider him a huge find. You are very lucky to have him.

Feb 18, 2021
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my new doctor was very prompt and direct (which I like). He was also friendly which put me at ease.

Feb 17, 2021
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I am a new patient in for my second visit.I like Dr Donnan very much and have recommended him to family members.Warm and personable.

Jan 29, 2021
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I was very pleasantly surprised at being able to get an appointment right away. I moved to [location removed] a few years ago and hadn't gotten around to getting set up with a primary care. As I searched no one was taking new patients. I feel very lucky to have gotten connected with Dr Donnan - he is thorough, friendly, a good listener, has a sense of humor - all traits I value.

Jan 20, 2021
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very pleased with relationship with Dr. Donnan and associates. All have gone beyond the expected in knowledge in my case and concerned with my care.

Jan 20, 2021
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My experience with the Doctor for this emergency visit was good. If he did not know the answer, he tried to research it.

Jan 15, 2021
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I enjoy Dr . Donnan he is great listen and shows concern s be them big or little he is great my husband and I are new he is great glad we found him

Jan 15, 2021
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short wait time, dr did comprehensive medical record check, I felt my time was unrushed and he listened to all my concerns. would recommend

Jan 13, 2021
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My patient notes indicated that my provider observed that I was "obese," despite a healthy BMI?

Jan 12, 2021
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Paul Donnan is excellent.

Jan 5, 2021
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It was as good as could be expected.

Dec 30, 2020
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First appointment with Dr.Paul Donnan was very impressed, very through, knowledgeable, and professional. would highly recommend him. Definitely a five star Doctor!!

Dec 16, 2020
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the provider was very thoughtful and spent a good deal of time speaking with me and addressing my concerns. I felt very heard!

Dec 4, 2020
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The doctor and nurses were excellent. The receptionists were snippy and unhelpful and I was only 1 of 2 people in the lobby...

Dec 4, 2020
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Dr. Donnan was thorough & efficient. Good communication.

Dec 1, 2020
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no "bedside" manner insensitive comments

Nov 24, 2020
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could have discussed s a sore thigh that i experience from a slip/fall at week ago. other that that, i enjoyed his care.

Nov 20, 2020
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Good listener, very efficient with our time together.

Nov 19, 2020
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During check-in a new receptionist said I had to have a physical with my first new patient visit and it would cost $300 because I had one within the last 12 months. Another, more experienced receptionist eventually intervened and pointed out that his was not necessary and how to clear this from her screen.

Nov 18, 2020
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Very friendly & thorough. Enjoy visiting his office.

Nov 18, 2020
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Great Doctor and staff, excellent services through Legacy and very close by.

Nov 12, 2020
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This was my first visit with Dr. Donnan. My full medical records were not available to him. Dr. Donnan took his time to learn about prior health concerns and medications, offered sound advice about going forward, and did not hesitate to provide 2 specialist referrals for chronic issues that have resisted treatment. Bloodwork was ordered and I was pleasantly surprised that samples were collected on-the-spot. It was a very positive first visit -- thank you!

Nov 10, 2020
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Dr. Donnan abrupt, condescending and very poor communication skills.

Oct 30, 2020
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Dr. Donnan was easy to communicate with. He was clear and straight forward. I recommend him highly.

Oct 29, 2020
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Fantastic. Quick and thorough.

Oct 29, 2020
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dr Donnan and staff are excellent! they truly care about their patients.

Oct 28, 2020
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Dr. Donnan was both empathetic and concise in addressing my health. He never appeared to be rushed and took time in addressing my concerns. I would highly recommend him!

Oct 28, 2020
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I had a very good visit with Dr Donnan. He was extremely thorough.

Oct 28, 2020
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very safe and well treated which was reassuring during COVID

Oct 23, 2020
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excellent doctor - he clearly keeps up on the literature. one of the best primary care doctors, I've had. really and truly.

Oct 20, 2020
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Great customer service, very good virus protocols, felt very safe. Doctor was extremely competent, listened to and answered all questions and concerns

Oct 14, 2020
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Dr. Donnan was a previous provider in a different health system in a different city, that is why he did not have my previous medical records is I could not get them released in time for my appointment.

Oct 8, 2020
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Good experience. He was professionally.

Oct 8, 2020
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To be fair this was my first visit with Dr Donnan as a new patient, a change in doctors compelled by insurance change. On that single data point the visit was 2 thumbs up. From COVID protocol/check in to medical assistant to the doctor himself I liked it all. One thing in 2020 that went well!

Oct 7, 2020
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Hands down the best PC I've ever had. Active listener and wonderful personality

Sep 30, 2020
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Good Donnan, Paul D is very nice, very helpful.

Sep 23, 2020
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Dr. Donnan was very nice, even when I doubted his diagnosis. He was very accurate in his diagnosis. I'm extremely grateful he was correct and that I am feeling better despite the doubts I had. He is very easy to talk to and very thorough while answering questions.

Sep 17, 2020
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The MD was ok, gave some good info and advice on activities to avoid with my herniated disc. He looked at my foot when I said it's been bothering me and told me what he would do is refer me to a podiatrist. When he brought me papers at the end there was no referral and I asked if he thought I didn't need one. He said he didn't care about my foot which isn't what you want to hear from a doctor. He then said to try some ugly orthopedic shoes/inserts and if it's still bothering me to email him and he'll write me referral. I also never finished my new patient paperwork as they rushed me out and didn't seem to care.

Sep 10, 2020
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The doctor, the nurse, the receptionists and the scheduling staff were all great.

Sep 8, 2020
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Very stern bedside manner. Very negative. I'm a sensitive person & this doctor wasn't able to listen to my concerns.

Sep 3, 2020
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I am a new patient with this doctor. He was great answered all of my concerns. Thank you so much.

Sep 1, 2020
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Dr. & staff were very good listeners & professional.

Sep 1, 2020
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What I appreciate most is the excellent team in this office. I have seen two physicians in addition to PCP, and consulted another after hours last night. Each one has been so knowledgable and caring. This morning I received two followup calls, one from nurse for last night's phone call, and another from my PCP just to check on how I was doing. Outstanding care! Thank you!

Aug 19, 2020
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New doc is awesome! Nice, knowledgeable, felt comfortable with him. Portland is lucky & Legacy as well, to have him on staff. He is sharp & on the ball.

Aug 14, 2020
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I appreciated Dr. Donnan seing me on short notice due to unusually high blood pressure.

Aug 13, 2020
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Dr Donnan was familiar with my records, listened carefully and provided clear explanations and insights. I enjoyed my visit and left with no outstanding questions.

Aug 12, 2020
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it's my first time getting to know this doctor. he was very good. seem to be a doctor who cares and is concerned about is patients. great personality, great energy, very professional, overall a good man.

Aug 11, 2020
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I had a great visit. unfortunately one prescription was left off the list out of 4. when I went to the pharmacy at Emanuel Apothecary and asked if the 4th perscription made the list, the clerk became annoyed, informed me it did not exist, informed me that was a 3 year old prescription that was not refillable, and rather condescending, said "and that was filled at another location, anyway." I don't understand why the clerk would be rude and dismissive. I merely asked if the prescription had made the list. I didn't accuse anyone of failing at their job or demand the percription. I want to give a 10 out of ten for the level of care I recieved, but when I noticed the prescription didn't make the list at the doctor's office, I informed the medical assistant who said it would be resolved. Which it wasn't. Nor would it have been an issue that the prescription list was incomplete at the pharmacy, I understand what I need to do to fix it. But the attitude of the clerck in the pharmacy was bad enough that I regret going there. I think if you surveyed the experiences of patients at that pharmacy you would see some room for improvement in customer care.

Aug 11, 2020
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This wasn't my primary care doc. Primary care doc wasn't available for a couple of weeks and I had an acute knee injury that needed diagnosis right away. I felt like the Doc I saw was a bit quick to get me in and out, and could have spent more time.

Aug 7, 2020
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Dr. Donnan has all the right perspectives on LGBTG health but his vernacular is a bit old-fashioned. Love his direct approach!!

Aug 6, 2020
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The intake process form was helpful as a reminder of my concerns.

Aug 5, 2020
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Dr. kind, knowledgeable, efficient & effective. Used safe practices - handwashing, etc.
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