Biography & Education

Biography

Laura Donaghu, M.D., believes that every visit with a patient should be a learning experience—for both the patient and herself. “If we listen well to each other, think and make decisions together, the patient-doctor partnership can be a mutually-satisfying and educating experience.”

Though she chose to practice family medicine because of the diversity of people and variety of medical challenges it offers, Dr. Donaghu particularly enjoys caring for women and children. “I feel that my experience as a mother and wife allows me to understand many of the family and parenting issues seen in family practice,” she says.

Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Donaghu earned her medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University and completed her internship and residency at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington in Vancouver, Wash.

Married with three daughters, Dr. Donaghu enjoys running, hiking, knitting and quilting. And, of course, she loves being a mom.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Oregon Health & Science University
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 454
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6429

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and Neck Pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and Corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact Dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to Thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney Stones, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator Cuff Tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin Infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts,

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (118 Ratings, 39 Comments)

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07/21/2017
always spends plenty of time and answers all questions
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07/20/2017
Dr. Donaghu was compassionate and listened to my concerns.
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06/28/2017
Dr Donaghu is thoughtful, attentive and competent is her work. never condescending or overly cautious. one of the best Ive ever seen in any practice.
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06/27/2017
excellent.
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06/25/2017
Seeing a female provider is sometimes needed for an issue,, and Dr. Donaghu has ALWAYS been very sympathetic and listens closely to my concerns.
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06/21/2017
Very pleased with my group,especially Dr. Donaghu, Dr. [...] and Dr. [...],PA.
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06/20/2017
I trust and respect Dr. Donaghu. She is very professional, but at the same time quite easy to talk to and discuss health related questions.
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06/14/2017
A very positive visit Dr. Donaghu
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06/13/2017
Dr. Donaghu is wonderful. She took the time & I felt comfortable with her she referred me to a specialist. When I left the office I felt satisfied & more relaxed.
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05/31/2017
an extraordinary physician. I felt heard and understood. She was both conservative and comprehensive.
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05/25/2017
Shows genuine concern for my health challenges. Provides smart strategies to try.
90

05/19/2017
Terrific MD - both personable and caring as well as efficient and clinically up-to-date with her specialty guidelines. I like her and trust her to give me good Medicaid advice.
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05/15/2017
Dr. Donaghu is an excellent communicator and listener and very caring toward her patients.
90

05/12/2017
Dr. Donaghue is a great doctor. She always takes the time to listen. She is very nice & caring.
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05/09/2017
Could not be happier with Dr. Laura. Very understanding and compassionate.
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05/03/2017
I felt comfortable and whenever I have an issue or question, te response has been quick and kind.
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04/19/2017
She listened to my concerns and took the time to explain things. She was exceptional in her care.
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04/07/2017
Clerk at front desk used dental floss cleaning her teeth for sometime while I waited for doctor.
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04/06/2017
Dr. Donaghu is the best doctor I have ever had. She never rushes, she listens and she explains everything in terms I can understand. I feel she works WITH me to help me be happy & healthy. I LOVE her!!
80

04/02/2017
She's good, caring doctor. I had her total support during some very stressful - and trying situations last year. I THANK her for that!
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03/08/2017
Dr. Donaghu is excellent! I would highly recommend her.
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03/05/2017
I was looking for a new primary care doctor as mine is retiring. I have made a great choice!
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02/28/2017
Dr. Donaghu was excellent and would highly recommend her - I preferred her to my regular doctor.
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02/28/2017
Dr Donaghu was very concerned and compassionate to me concerning my fall and infection. She is very easy to talk to and answers all questions and more. I am very pleased with my Doctor.
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01/31/2017
She really is an awesome care provider!
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01/20/2017
I LOVE my Plaza Team. Have had such good experience there, would hate to ever lose them. Also LOVE being able to do blood draws within the Plaza center. So very happy with my family's health care!!
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01/12/2017
Dr. Donaghu is wonderful! She is our 3rd PCP through Providence and we hope she will continue (the other two were terminated without notice). She is caring, informed and responsive to our needs. She was exemplary this past year with my husband's PMR and we loved her referral physician. This past visit, she was appropriately proactive to a physical concern I presented and I am well on my way to treatment for this concern. She ALWAYS has time for questions, never conveys that she is rushed (Even though we know she may be behind due to other patient concerns). Never treats us like "old people.". She is outstanding!
100

12/28/2016
Easy to talk to - the best doctor I've ever had.
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12/27/2016
Dr. Dinaghu is always very helpful and thoughtful in her questions and reponses.
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12/15/2016
ok was shocked when I left the office and realized Dr.Donaghu spent 45 minutes with me. never once did I feel she was in a hurry and no question was a bad one. She is truly amazing [...]. I would have every friend and family member going to her! she is patient, thorough, open, so easy to talk to and has very sound advice. I'm truly blessed to have her on my side.
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12/09/2016
Dr. Donaghu is very thorough and a great doctor. That is why I have been with her for 16 years!
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12/07/2016
Dr. Donaghu was awesome! It was my first visit with her and she made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely keep her as my provider.
80

11/23/2016
I was getting a my IUD replaced. The first one I got (from [...]) was pretty painless because the doctor numbed my cervix (with a shot beforehand). I assumed that some sort of pain relief would be available but the doctor said that she didn't do that and wasn't trained on how to and that no one else had issues with it. It hurt, a lot. She said that a gynecologist would have been able to do that. My PCP recommended me to Dr. Donaghue so I thought she would be trained on the options here. I understand that if you didn't have the other option ever you would be fine with this without any numbing but having had both, it was terrible.
90

11/02/2016
I appreciate that DR. DONAGHU listens well & works w/me to address my medical needs.
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10/12/2016
Dr. Donaghu is my primary care provider since 2000. She's a wonderful.
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10/12/2016
Dr. Donahue is a wonderful doctor .. she always does a complete and thorough visit.
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10/12/2016
Dr. Laura Donaghu listened carefully to what I said and explained things clearly in a way I understood.
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10/10/2016
Very good always good recommendation.
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09/28/2016
Absolutely stellar!