Legacy Health Partners

Paul Donnan, MD

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Internal Medicine, Board-certified
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 4.8 OUT OF 5 ( 234 RATINGS & 118 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     234 Ratings     118 Comments

Apr 26, 2022
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I think Dr. Donnan is very professionsl, knowledhable and thorough. He seems to be very concerned about the overall health of his patients and takes his time to answer questions. Very glad I found him when I came to Legacy!

Apr 25, 2022
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I presented a concern about a heart fibrillation and tiredness and several times during the visit he brought up the fact that either I would be just fine or I might need a stent. Additionally when describing me he described me in red ink that I am an obese person. This was inappropriate and he has done this with another patient in the system. This shows a lack of concern and consideration and it's not even the case. I believe his intentions are good with providing medical care but his language needs to be revised and he need not scare the patient by using vocabulary such as stent for someone who does not and has not had a previous history of cardiac issues . I was extremely disappointed in his lack of patient understanding.

Apr 21, 2022
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Dr. Donnan is the best. I recommended him to my husband and he sees him as well. This last visit I'm sure he could see I was concerned about some new, and some not new but progressive health issues. He really made me feel much better and took a lot of my worry away by talking me through the concerns I was having. I really trust him and appreciate his practical approach to my health.

Apr 15, 2022
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All the staff, reception, the doctor and his assistant, were friendly, helpful and responsive. It was a positive experience and much appreciated.

Apr 13, 2022
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Happy to have found Dr Donnan! The nurses and office staff are also nice, helpful and patient Great experience always

Apr 12, 2022
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I have a very good rapport with my doctor & STAFF.

Apr 12, 2022
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A good appointment.

Apr 12, 2022
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Dr. Donnan and staff are EXCELLENT.

Apr 8, 2022
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Dr Donnan was professional, friendly, warm and caring. I love my PCP and did not expect to see a doctor for the first time that put me at ease and related to me with such care. If in the future my PCP is unavailable, I would have no qualms about seeing Dr Donnan again.

Apr 1, 2022
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I didn't love that there was only a white male diagram on the wall

Mar 23, 2022
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Excellent visit. Informative and thorough. Thank you!

Mar 21, 2022
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Dr Donnan was very well prepared, reviewed actions after last visit and gave me very useful clear info going forward. He listens and cares. He is super up to date and gives practical advice given my situation and philosophy.

Mar 18, 2022
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This was my fault because I didnt ask but my expectation was that the prostate cancer test would be a digital rectal exam, not a PSA. I would have appreciated an explanation of each option. Especially sibce my father had prostate cancer.

Mar 16, 2022
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Dr. Paul Donnan has a great personality, is easy to relate to, and provides clear information.

Mar 16, 2022
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This was a new patient visit. I am very happy with Dr Donnan. He actually read my history and spoke to what I wrote on the forms. Amazing. I'm coming from a dr I was very unhappy with at Adventist. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Mar 16, 2022
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I have already recommended Dr. Donnan to more than one friend. Legacy Broadway is MUCH BETTER than Legacy Bridgeport where I used to go.

Mar 15, 2022
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Staff were both helpful and congenial. Dr. Donnan made me feel comfortable right away and answered all my questions.

Mar 8, 2022
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Dr. Donnan is always very thorough and we discuss any concerns that I might have about my health and medication.

Mar 8, 2022
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Dr. Donnan at Legacy is by far the most thorough, reliable and helpful provider I have ever encountered. I feel that my health couldn't be in better hands. Thank you, I am truly grateful for the respect and compassionate staff at your NE Broadway medical office.

Mar 7, 2022
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Dr. Donnan is my 2 nd favorite Dr at this office. Keep getting these great Dr's to Portland

Mar 4, 2022
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I consider it a score that Dr. Donnan was taking new patients as I was switching insurance thus doctors. Lucky is good!

Mar 2, 2022
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I really like Dr. Paul!

Mar 2, 2022
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Quick and to the point, Though I did forget to ask some specific questions about my health

Mar 2, 2022
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I had to give an urinary sample, but not told that this was needed upon arrival. Therefore, I peed at home prior to the appointment and had to wait about 20 minutes after talking with Dr. Donnan in order to get a sample. I recommend the scheduler inform ation.

Mar 1, 2022
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All of concerns I asked about were addressed. And I knew what I needed to do for it because of info I received.

Mar 1, 2022
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I felt very good after my appointment with Dr. Donnan. He made me feel at ease and listened to everything I said. I also appreciated his sense of humor and kind manner. .

Feb 28, 2022
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The people, from the receptionist to the doctor were all great.

Feb 23, 2022
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Good doctor. Not always pleasant. Has a temper.

Feb 17, 2022
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Keep in mind that this was my first visit. From the doctor to all the staff they treated me very well and were very helpful. So my first impression with Legacy is very good.

Feb 15, 2022
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Always compassionate, explains so I understand, not rushed. I feel confident in this doctor. Includes my opinions and feelings in medical decisions.

Feb 9, 2022
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I was able to get an appointment very quickly and the provider was very courteous during the visit. All questions and concerns were answered in a manner that was easy to understand.

Feb 9, 2022
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This drop-in, urgent visit was beyond great. I felt cared for and relieved to have such an attentive, empathetic doctor. Thank you deeply.

Feb 7, 2022
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Dr. Donnan has helped solved some previously unsolved problems I've had for years. I'm very grateful. He sits on his stool & comes over too close to the patient chair. I would like 6 feet of separation - COVID & other wise.

Feb 2, 2022
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Great at addressing my medical concerns and individual needs.

Jan 31, 2022
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Dr. Donnan makes me feel he's interested in my total well-being. When I have had questions between visits he has answered them quickly and with respect.

Jan 31, 2022
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Provider assumed my issue was weight/age related without taking my medical history into account. He led off with theory of some pretty catastrophic diagnoses, and suggested more activity to solve the problem. Additionally, he ordered a number of labs that were irrelevant to the issue, but more about my general health. (I won't be having those tests done). Only when I advocated for myself, took control of the conversation, and shared my history that was relevant to the issue, did I receive the care I needed. Others who are not comfortable advocating for themselves would do well to steer clear of this provider. I won't be seeing him again. There are other providers in the office (including my primary physician of 20+ years) who provide better care.

Jan 25, 2022
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Great rapport built. Fantastic bedside manner

Jan 24, 2022
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This was the best annual doctor visit I have had in many years.

Jan 19, 2022
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My visit was excellent! This was my first visit here and it exceeded my expectations. Dr Donnan was awesome!

Jan 18, 2022
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Dr. D has a gift for listening and getting to the core issues. He always has a plan to address issues. I always feel so relieved after a visit with him, confident my issues are being taken seriously! He has a great sense of humor and keeps it real! Wonderful doctor!

Jan 10, 2022
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I am always treated with respect & concern. Never rushed in or out of appointment.

Jan 6, 2022
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Seemed to be knowledgeable about my condition that I was in the clinic for. Explained his opinion and treatment he recommended. Was very personable and helpful.

Jan 5, 2022
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It was a pleasant visit and did the things I expected for my age and health history.

Dec 21, 2021
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There were many negative comments on what work I do. I am a bartender and musician who works very hard at staying healthy. This doctor commented on it being odd that I am a musician who does not do drugs and drink heavily. Also asked if my partner had a well paying job incase I got pregnant. Asked if I have a eating disorder after reading my paperwork and seeing that I stated that I do not. Asked if I am depressed after reading my paperwork and stating that I am not. Then recommended antidepressants for possible future bouts of sadness. Did not listen to me when I told him what exercises I do, and said they were not enough. Commented on my diet and weight though he also said I was at my perfect weight. This was a very negative experience and I plan on switching doctors.

Dec 16, 2021
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Provider is always welcoming and friendly, is open to questions and provides knowledgeable, easily understandable answers.

Dec 10, 2021
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First visit with this provider. Excellent experience for all of us

Dec 7, 2021
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I was scheduled with my usual provider but she was AWOL until right before my appt, so my appt was to be delayed. The clinic offered a sooner, same day appt with Dr. Donnan so I took it.

Dec 3, 2021
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Dr. Donnan presents the perfect blend of personable professionalism.

Dec 1, 2021
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This was a first visit with new primary care physician. Limited to discussion of medical history, exam and blood work. Dr. Donnan was very knowledgeable and efficient.

Nov 30, 2021
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I was impressed with how comfortable I felt with Dr. Donnan. He was very approachable, focused, and respectful.

Nov 24, 2021
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I was seen right away; the visit was both efficient and not rushed. Dr Donnan was very personable and helpful. This was my initial visit.

Nov 24, 2021
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This is the second time I've seen this physician and each time, he is incredibly efficient and helps me with my problem in a way that resolves it in a matter of hours!

Nov 23, 2021
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Provider was VERY knowledgeable but rude and unsociable. Almost disrespectful.

Nov 23, 2021
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Dr Donnan respectfully and thoroughly asked probing questions, considered my situation, and decisively made an action care plan.

Nov 23, 2021
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All of my experiences with Legacy and Doctor Donnan and in his office, Have been extraordinarily amazing. Is the staff go above and beyond. I highly recommend them to all of my friends and family. I appreciate how much they care and how they communicate and how they listen. If I could I would rate them a 100. My actual health life and lifestyle are better because of them.

Nov 18, 2021
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I am very grateful for Dr. Donnan, all his staff. Thank you Legacy

Nov 18, 2021
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Best primary care visit I have had in my life! He was open to all questions, answered with a lot of current knowlege, used practical sense in his recommendations. I can't thank him enough for the type of visit I had.

Nov 10, 2021
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The lighting in the hallway seemed dull, not that you can't see, but it has a depressing effect;as well as the color of the walls (a yellowish tan). I don't mean to complain, I just noticed that it was not lending to a feeling of well being.

Nov 2, 2021
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Dr Donnan meets me where I'm at, respects my views and offers very experienced and wise treatment plans. He is my go-to for allopathic medicine and I trust his guidance for my whole family.

Nov 1, 2021
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I'm a new patient with new insurance and Dr. Donnan was patient, kind & informed. I'm happy to have him as my new provider.

Oct 26, 2021
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Legacy Health Go! Urgent care is horrible. The regular Dr's office is great, though. A bit cumbersome and unfriendly process around COVID 10 protocols, I'd say.

Oct 25, 2021
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It was a little slow getting a receptionist to check me in.

Oct 22, 2021
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Very comprehensive

Oct 20, 2021
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Dr Donnan is very kind and I really appreciate him. Monica the MA is also very sweet and kind. Office staff is also very nice. I've recommend Dr. Donnan to multiple people. I was very lucky to have found Dr Donnan when I switched jobs.

Oct 14, 2021
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Always call me back with questions I have. I are very grateful to have this doctor and his cheerful efficient effective staff. Also do note the meticulously clean waiting area and office rooms and adherents do strict COVD19 standers

Oct 14, 2021
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Dr D gave great information and spent time to listen and find out about my health (this was the first time we met, I am a new patient).

Oct 12, 2021
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All my questions and concerns were addressed and Dr. Donnan was respectful and prepared for my visit.

Oct 1, 2021
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My only issue was the length of time it took for the receptionist to get me logged in.

Sep 22, 2021
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I think Dr. Donnan is better than most doctors I have interacted with. He was very thorough on my first visit with him a year ago when establishing care. This year he seemed a bit more rushed. But overall a much better experience than I would get elsewhere.

Sep 21, 2021
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All very nice people

Sep 21, 2021
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I really enjoy my visit I am very satisfied with my care

Sep 20, 2021
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I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!! HE'S AWESOME!

Sep 9, 2021
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It's all good, actually exceptional.

Sep 3, 2021
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Have already recommended people

Sep 3, 2021
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He was in a big hurry and did not give me a good exam. He missed a lession completely. When I asked him about it, he had to go back to look. He asked my very few questions and seemed to be uninterested in me. Overall it was a Very unsatisfying encounter.

Sep 2, 2021
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Very good visit. Recently moved OR from [location removed]. Then hurt my knee. Y'all got me in & took care of me. Thanks!

Aug 31, 2021
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Dr. Donnan is excellent. He knows his medications, is very good explaining intricacies of diabetes. Discusses sex issues openly & w/o embarrassment.

Aug 25, 2021
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I appreciated the doctors directness. I hope he can continue to respect my differences and choices in Western medicine.

Aug 24, 2021
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He is a very experienced doctor and exactly what I need to manage my care.

Aug 20, 2021
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This visit was my first time seeing Dr. Donnan and I'm very satisfied with my exam. He was direct, honest and knowledgeable. I appreciate his thoroughness with my exam to ensure I know exactly what is going on in all aspects my health.

Aug 19, 2021
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Dr. Donnan and his staff were fantastic and I am so glad to have found him to be my PCP!

Aug 18, 2021
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All my experiences so far have been excellent. Nothing negative to point out.

Aug 18, 2021
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Dr. Donnan is an excellent doctor. Concerned regarding his aggressive posture with this patient. Concerned with needed surgery. Spinal stinosis. Will not give surgery unless life thret. Presently bed ridden & acute pain.

Aug 17, 2021
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Good visit what I expected.

Aug 17, 2021
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Excellent care, provider did research on my problem before seeing me. Great job.

Aug 16, 2021
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He's great both my wife and I think he's the best caring,listening to people concerns just a great Doctor . He is good at his job

Aug 12, 2021
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Dr. Donnan is the best. He misses nothing. Wish I had him for the last few horrible years in Portland.

Aug 5, 2021
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I felt very comfortable

Aug 4, 2021
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Clear directions from my doctor.

Aug 3, 2021
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I have recommended Dr. Donnan to friends & family. He is a great thorough internist.

Aug 3, 2021
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I been coming to this clinic for the past [removed] years my Dr wasn't in that day but I had to be seen right away . And the the Dr he was a great! And this is the second time at my clinic that I've been seen by two other different Doctors and they have Great and. Forever Grateful to know they have a good team of caring and knowledgeable Doctors

Jul 23, 2021
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I came for a specific need, that need was addressed and a solution given.

Jul 22, 2021
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I wish there was more time.

Jul 22, 2021
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Thanks, was great

Jul 21, 2021
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Dr. Donnan was very honest and helpful up front. I can't say this very often, but I feel like I can FULLY trust him. For me that is the most important thing I'm looking for when I'm seeking a new dr. Because of my visit today, I'm glad to say that I don't need to keep interviewing Dr's. I found what I was looking for on the first try! (Last time took 5 new appointments. Because the first 4 would not be honest with me!)I'm so glad I can finally say that I have a internist!!!!! And not just whichever student they put me with. I couldn't be any happier right now if I tried!

Jul 20, 2021
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Dr. Donnan filled in for my regular doctor who was out of the office. I liked his take charge personality and told me to get knee replacements and explained the recovery process better than any other physician!

Jul 16, 2021
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The whole experience seemed personally pleasant and professionally competent

Jul 16, 2021
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It was a very satisfactory experience. I was concerned about my injury and was unable to get an immediate appointment with my regular physician and choose to see a different doctor immediately. It worked out very well.

Jul 15, 2021
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The provider did not make an effort to say my name correctly.

Jul 14, 2021
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Dr. D is a top notch internist all the way around. Always gives excellent counsel and is master diagnostician and explains things clearly as well as options.

Jul 13, 2021
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The provider was kind and professional but went too fast with too little communication. Would have liked some more questions answered but sometimes had a hard time getting a word in. Got cut off a few times because he was already onto the next thing. Nurses were great - efficient, kind, not rushed.

Jul 13, 2021
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I thought that he was very knowledgeable and thorough.

Jul 13, 2021
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My experiences at doctor Donnan office with his with his receptionist staff his medical assistant the and his services has always been above and beyond I have never felt more comfortable with a provider than I have with doctor Donnan.

Jul 9, 2021
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All good.

Jul 9, 2021
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Not my normal doctor, and I imagine he was very busy covering for my regular doctor being out, but Dr. D spent so little time with me asking any questions about my injuries that I feel like we may not have gotten the entire picture. He did not wait for me to fully answer his questions about my pain and condition before he started talking over me and jumping to diagnoses. I plan on scheduling an appointment with Dr. Slack once she returns.

Jul 9, 2021
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He is a wonderful doctor and I'm happy to be on his team!

Jul 7, 2021
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Such a genuine, down to earth doctor that displays humanity, sincere care and wholistic approach. It was a pleasure to meet him.

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
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