concierge medicine patients we serve

Our Patients

As a member of Personal Health MD, you’ll appreciate being treated first and foremost as a person, not as a medical condition that has taken up temporary residency inside of a human body.

When patients are treated by a doctor who listens and who sees patients as a person, not as a medical condition, it’s a better experience for the patient, one in which the patient –– now better educated –– is empowered to become and serve as a vital contributor to the healing process.

This approach is possible because Dr. Donahue and Personal Health MD see only a limited number of patients. Unlike some Boston primary care providers who have over 2,000 patients on their roster, Dr. Donahue restricts his patient pool to a small fraction (closer to one-tenth) of that figure. That allows the doctor and his team to provide personalized and attentive medical care for each member.

Dr. Donahue helps you manage incremental change and habits towards health, knowing that if were easy, or obvious, you would likely have done it already. Select medical specialists, cognitive behavioral therapists, nutritional and fitness coaches, and executive coaches can help round out your support team. Many of our patients seek and discover a new healthier chapter in life.

Our Patients include:

Family Care

boston family concierge doctorWhether you are an executive at work or the executive of your home, having your family’s confidential care all under one roof, for one flat fee, simplifies life and can help your Family Physician contextualize each individual’s health. Adding the rigors of medical science to country doctor like caring often arrives at a clearer diagnosis and actionable plans for healing.

For Your Children
Pediatric and adolescent care is provided from age three through college. While some children sail through childhood benefiting from optimizing lifestyle and nutrition, other children, often with genetic propensity, have more complex medical or mental health challenges requiring a deeper look into its underlying cause, along with coordinated specialist care.

Advances in medicine are finding that the origin of some, not all, chronic diseases arise from inflammation originating from our gastrointestinal immune system. Diseases affecting children’s organs such as the lungs (asthma), skin (eczema), and brain (anxiety, OCD, depression) may have origins in the G.I. track. We explore the relationship between the gut, food sensitivities and systemic inflammation.

Coordinating and communicating with Pediatric specialists is part of the overall care.

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executive patients we serveOur executives appreciate the easy appointment access and remote communication with their doctor by text, email or phone. From disease treatments and to healthier lifestyle strategies to immediate health advice during a travel pinch, sustaining, even improving, a busy executive’s health is one measure of true wealth.

Annual physicals can includes cutting edge testing such as:

  • Cardiac Risk Reduction: Advanced lipid subfractions, inflammation and cardiac genetic risk markers.
  • Gastrointestinal Rebalancing: Gut biome, food sensitivity, and digestion and inflammation markers.
  • Hormonal Balancing: Female estrogen imbalance in menopause and male andropause hormonal testing and, when appropriate, compounded hormonal treatment.
  • Metabolism-Weight Genetic Testing: To help personalize weight loss diets and exercise strategies.
  • Mental Health Care: Counseling and Executive coaching. Genetic testing for drug metabolism enzymes can help inform psychiatric medication choices for least side effects.

Select medical specialists at the three top Boston hospitals, nutritional care and fitness coaches, help to round out your support team.

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College Students

primary care for college studentsDr. Donahue takes a special interest in college-age healthcare having medically cared for undergraduate and graduate students at Harvard University Health Services for 7 years.

Care ranges from quick access to medically urgent care visits to optimizing academic success through optimizing body and brain health.

Dr. Donahue enjoys helping students balance trying to have a healthy lifestyle with having a memorable college experience.

Sexual health and safety, developing positive psychology, study and sleep habits, nutrition, fitness, as well as the more existential question “who am I and what am I doing with my life” are all part of your total health and happiness.

Making a few changes to attain a healthier body and mind can help you reach your academic and personal goals.

For local college students, Personal Health MD takes the place of urgent care clinics. The urgent care centers don’t know what we know about our patients. Plus, we’re always able to respond quickly and schedule an appointment in less than an hour. So, given our patient baseline, we can deliver a better treatment plan.

Personal Health MD provides college students with a safety net they can turn to and rely on while they are in Boston and then beyond.

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elderly concierge medicine patientsMany of today’s seniors are extremely healthy and take excellent care of themselves. Nevertheless, the older we get, the more likely we are to encounter health challenges –– some minor, others quite severe.

Seniors who are members of Personal Health MD appreciate longer appointments and the opportunity to speak with and get answers from our physicians and care professionals.

If and when a severe problem occurs, we work hand-in-hand with specialists at Boston’s top medical centers including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We help our members and their families understand the complexities of a diagnosis and alternative treatment plans and approaches. At the same time, we also serve as your advocate with the various specialists providing information about your health history that could be extremely helpful to their treatment recommendations.

Meet Dr. Donahue to learn more about becoming a member of Personal Health MD’s concierge medical practice.

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Home Bound Elderly

We care for elderly who are home bound or want to remain home comfortable.

Medical Membership Care allows for the physician to go to the home, address multiple medical challenges, emphasize quality of life, independence, and personal dignity.

Working with your team of specialists at Massachusetts General, Brigham & Womens, Newton Wellesley, Beth Israel-Lahey, Mount Auburn and Dana Farber Hospitals

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International Patients

Our members include patients from many foreign lands, some as far away as Asia. They visit with us in Boston once a year for a comprehensive physical examination that often includes a round of routine and specialized tests, when appropriate.

Like all of our patients they have 24/7 access to our physicians and care professionals. When they return home, we are only a phone call away.

Each of our international distance medicine patients are shown how to use today’s monitoring devices to obtain information we may need during our conversation. From blood pressure to heart rate and other vitals, we obtain the information we need to provide a treatment plan.

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