Medical Services

Whether you are a business executive, the executive of your family home, a senior, a home-bound elder, or a busy college student, Dr. Donahue’s membership practice allows you, and your family, the time needed to focus on your unique medical concerns.

We combine the best of conventional medicine care with an integrative functional medicine perspective developing strategies to treat complex disease and achieve your health goals in order to feel better, optimize performance, and reduce future disease risk. Dr. Donahue enjoys coordinating care with top specialists, when needed. His experience as a visiting scientist at Harvard School of Public Health helps to inform this synthesis of care.

Dr. Donahue is affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital with access to MGH and Dana Farber through Partners Healthcare.

The Emerging Solution

Responding to doctor and patient frustrations and dissatisfaction with today’s healthcare system, a better model has emerged. It’s known as Concierge Medicine.

“Concierge Medicine is a form of membership in which doctors provide medical care to patients generally providing 24/7 access, a cell phone number to connect directly with their physician, same-day appointments, visits that last as long as it takes to address their needs and varying other amenities. In exchange for this enhanced access and personal attention, the Concierge Doctor receives a set annual or monthly fee.”

Concierge Medicine is growing rapidly due to its ability to serve patients promptly and competently, and to allow patients direct access to their doctor and care professionals.

Serving a range of patients, Personal Health MD is a highly-experienced provider of Concierge Medicine in Boston.

Diseases and Conditions treated at Personal Health MD

Cardiovascular

  • Heart Attack Risk: Advanced cholesterol lipid analysis, cardiac inflammation and genetic markers. Nutrition as medicine, targeted supplements, and lifestyle treatments, Treat with medications when needed. Statin myalgia genetic risk analysis
  • Hypertension: Lifestyle and natural approaches can sometimes reduce medication need. When needed, treat with medication combinations for least side effects
  • CHF (Congestive Heart Failure): Work as team with cardiologist to optimize heart strength complementing treatment with natural approaches

Gastrointestinal

  • IBS: (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) This comprises a significant part of our practice. Advanced functional testing of blood and stool to decipher underlying food sensitivity triggers, nutritional imbalances, intestinal permeability, and neurological triggers to IBS. Treatments are personalized and natural, and can help many people when nothing previously helped
  • IBD: (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis – Work as team with gastroenterologist to support medication treatment with more natural approaches
  • GERD: By treating underlying imbalances resulting in acid stomach/reflux, some patients are able to wean off proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec thereby improving digestion of food

Respiratory

  • Asthma: Look for underlying inflammatory causes. Personal inhaler treatment plans
  • Rhinitis: Look for underlying inflammatory causes, commonly environmental or gastrointestinal immune response
  • Infections: Treatment and prevention of frequent sinus and lung infections

Genito / Urinary

  • Prostate Health: Prostate cancer optimal screening algorithm
  • Kidney Stones: Treatment and prevention
  • Recurrent Vaginal Yeast Infections: Treatment and vaginal flora re-balancing
  • Male Erectile Disorder: Treat both medical and emotional aspects

Hormonal

  • Female Menopausal Hormonal Deficiency: Diagnosis and treatment options benefit/risk
  • Male Low Testosterone: Diagnosis and treatment options based on benefit/risk analysis
  • Thyroid: Diagnosing and treating low level “subclinical” hypothyroidism fatigue balancing T4 and T3 activity

Metabolic

  • Diabetes: Lifestyle plan to put Adult Type II diabetes into remission
  • Persistent Fatigue: Multi-factorial approach including assessing for mitochondrial disease

Brain / Neurologic / Mind

  • Migraine Headache: Integrative treatment and prevention
  • Muscle Tension Headaches: Muscle relaxation approaches and trigger point injections
  • Depression: Genetic testing for optimal psychopharmacology, Assessing for immune inflammation “brain fog”, lifestyle treatment plan, vetted therapist referrals
  • Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Eating Disorders: Experienced with diagnosis and medication and natural treatment plans
  • Neuropathies: Carpal tunnel, Sciatica treatment and prevention
  • Sleep Disorders: Sleep apnea prevention, Insomnia – Sleep CBT and sleep strategies
  • Dementia: Rule out causes of pseudodementia. Optimize treatment and in home support