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

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, Angina, 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, Cellulitis, 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, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, 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
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.7 out of 5 (101 Ratings, 33 Comments)

100

06/24/2015
All experiences with this provider have been exceptionally good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/24/2015
Dr. Donaghu is simply the best.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

05/11/2015
1) The wait time is closer to 45+ minutes. 2) I went in for neck problems & she recommended PT and a mental health therapist. I didn't like that answer, I'd already done PT that [...] didn't help. That's why I was reluctant to have her check the same pain.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/03/2015
Dr.Donaghu is so helpful with medical information and is so friendly and compassionate. I always feel comfortable with her and disclosing sensitive information. She is a 10+!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/29/2015
My provider is the best lisetner and she gave me good advice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
while i have not called the provider's office with health questions in the past 12 months, i have conversed with the team via MyChart and had excellent experiences in getting quick and informative email responses. i also really appreciate the quick MyChart notices of test results.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/04/2015
She is amazing. She is now my Primary Care Provider and I'm grateful someone else recommended her to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/01/2015
No way to contact outside business hours for an administrative question or to schedule an appointment. No clinic hours outside of regular business hours. Front desk staff can be brusque.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/25/2015
love this doctor, friendly efficient staff and office personnel
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/17/2015
I'VE NEVER HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE AT PROVIDENCE.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/10/2015
We have a great rapport.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/03/2015
Dr. Donaghu was attentive and it was a pleasant experience
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100

02/03/2015
Dr. Donaghu is wonderful and very respectful of my needs and concerns
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100

02/03/2015
I love Dr. Donaghu!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/01/2015
Dr Donaghu is always thoughtful and thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/13/2015
dr. Donaghu sees everyone in our family. She provides very thorough, personalized, and coordinated care. She helps me integrate information from other providers. I feel comfortable asking her anything, and I feel she advocates for my health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/25/2014
Dr Laurie was extremely professional and compassionate and very thorough
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100

12/21/2014
Dr Donaghu is totally awesome! She listens, converses, provides wonderful medical care and advice! Love her!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/03/2014
Since coming to this office, I have had the Best experiences in medical care ever!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/27/2014
Dr. Donaghu and staff are always competent, courteous and helpful. I appreciate having them for my medical needs.
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100

11/25/2014
love dr Donaghu . very caring concerned and always good information
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100

11/24/2014
dr.Donighu is the best doctor I ever had. She is very respectful, caring, kind. She always listen and trying to help. in everything she has ever done for me I have always saw that she CARES! thank you very much for such as doctors.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/19/2014
She has helped me with my back problems
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100

11/11/2014
Dr. Donaghu is very caring and thoughtful in her remarks an attention to my health
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/11/2014
I'm always impressed with how my provider always takes the time to find out the whole problem, asks pertinent questions, listens carefully to what I tell her & goes the limit to find what will make the problem better. She reassures me of things I don't need to be worried about and had always given me the best of help!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/03/2014
I always have a positive experience. When issues come up that my provider feels she is not an expert on, she openly admits it, and refers me to people she feels could better help me.
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100

10/22/2014
Dr. Donughu is an exceptional doctor.
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90

10/21/2014
all good
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/30/2014
Dr. Donaghu is personable and kind. She explains things in detail and makes sure you understand what was said.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

09/30/2014
I had some questions, but there didn't appear to be any answers. I was referred to a currently popular book by supposed "experts" with no background in the field and whose 'science-y' information is questionable. I felt like the information I received was not really a lot better that what I could research myself online or go to the library for. So if I can do it myself, then why not just do that instead of missing work?
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/25/2014
Dr. Donaghu is very patient and knowledgeable about the health issues that concern me. She is an excellent doctor that listens and problem solves for you. Blessed to have her as my primary care physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
Dr. Donaghu is always up to date on my medical history and follows my progress closely.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/05/2014
Laurie Donaghu is an excellent doctor with true empathy for the patient.
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