Dr. Richard Donahue founded Personal Health MD in 2011 to combine excellence in primary medical care with the most effective and safe integrative medical care, all under one roof.
“It’s vital to take the time to understand each patient in-depth — as a combination of their biochemistry, epigenetics, goals, emotions, and relationships. Only then can we combine advanced science with the art of healing to best treat illness and personalize health action steps.”
While providing state of the art Primary care Dr. Donahue enjoys collaborating with Harvard specialists to provide his patients with the most seamless healthcare possible. Dr Donahue is a Brigham and Women’s Hospital Associate Physician and Beth Israel Hospital Courtesy Staff Physician in the Departments of Internal Medicine, .
Dr. Donahue studied cellular biology and political science at Tufts University, earned his MD from the University of Massachusetts and became board certified in Family Medicine at Maine- Dartmouth Residency Program. From 1994 to 2005 he served as Medical Director at the Island Medical Center on Vinalhaven, Maine where he developed the fastest pre-hospital advanced cardiac care for heart attacks in New England, treated adult and pediatric complex medical illness, and provided home visits to the island’s elderly. As the island’s sole physician on call 24/7 for 10 years, he discovered how personalized medical care could lead to earlier diagnoses and help transform lives.
In 2005, Dr. Donahue moved to Boston to study public health policy and environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health where he served as a visiting scientist. From 2005 to 2011 he cared for Harvard students and professors at Harvard University Health Services as a Clinical Instructor in Medicine for Harvard medical students. He is a member of Massachusetts Medical Society and American Medical Association, and a health expert for WBZ News.
Samira Gonzalez obtained her Medical Assistant certificate from Bunker Hill Community College in 2007 were she graduated with honors and immediately started her career in the health field at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Samira become an essential part of the PHMD team in 2015. She strives to make the most out of every day by enriching patients’ lives. She believes the key to success in every area of your life should be accomplished by having a positive attitude. Her infectious smile will welcome you every time you come for a visit.
Michael Cahill was born and raised in Massachusetts. After putting himself through college as a home builder, Michael developed his career in the Real Estate industry as a project manager, overseeing multiple large scale development projects in Boston. After graduating business school, he utilized his management and business skills to establish a successful fitness and wellness business in the city. Michael joined Personal Health MD in early 2018 and brings a wealth of business knowledge to the practice.
When multiple specialists are involved, Dr. Donahue becomes the hub of your health care wheel, creating a team approach among MD specialists, counselors, nutritionists, physical therapists, geneticists, and integrative medicine practitioners.