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Biography

Biography

Dr. Donahue is an accomplished physician with board-certification in Family Practice. She completed her undergraduate education at St. Mary's College of Notre Dame in Indiana. Following medical school in Ensenada, Mexico, Dr. Donahue came back to the South Bay to complete her residency program and took special interest in the health and well-being of the entire family. Born in Illinois, Dr. Donahue is a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes. She is married with three children.

Medical School
  • Centro de Estudios Universitarios Xochicalco, Mexico
Internship
  • University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
Residency
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Locations

Madrona Primary Care
21311 Madrona Avenue
Suite 100-A
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 792-4400
(310) 542-5805

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Primary Care Physician

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Care 1st HMO Blue Cross
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicare
  • Molina Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • Providence Medical Associates
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons POS
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

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Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (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. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.6 out of 5 (214 Ratings, 64 Comments)

100

02/27/2017
I liked Doctor [...] D.O. but she does not Practice anymore. Doctor Mary Jo Donahue is better.
100

02/27/2017
Dr Donahue nurse [...] is very nice.
80

02/25/2017
The girl I spoke to when making my appt was so nice and seemed to be sympathetic to my needs.......very pleasant! Dr Donohue always seems to be in a hurry. I know this is a busy office but sometimes I feel rushed and forget to ask about a concern.
80

02/14/2017
I really like my health care provider, I just wish they could spend more time with their patients.
90

02/12/2017
helped me with changing my medicine
100

02/11/2017
She a very caring doctor. And concern about my health. I drive 100 miles to see Dr. Mary Jo.
100

02/06/2017
no bad experiiences, she has been my primary care dr. for many years.
100

01/26/2017
The doctor was great - Listened to and answered all my questions - made it so easy. So easy to talk to and so helpful in explaining - normally don't like doctors - She was wonderful.
100

01/08/2017
I enjoy going to see Dr Donahue. She's so friendly and easy to talk to and everyone in the office . I first met her at the office in Crenshaw when she was temporarily taking over my original doctor . My wife and liked her so much and we ended up going to her at the Madrona location.
90

01/01/2017
My only complaint was that I had to wait almost 45min before I saw my doctor. Way too long!
100

12/23/2016
Everyone on my Health Care Team, including Dr. Mary Jo Donahue, are always so friendly and happy to help. They are all very consistent with providing excellent service.
80

11/20/2016
DR Donahue apologized for the wait of about 1 hour. She is very busy.
80

11/15/2016
I have never had a bad experienve
100

11/15/2016
Wait time is too long in waiting room and in office
100

11/03/2016
Very good love the online medical updates.
80

10/24/2016
Waiting time usually too long
100

10/23/2016
It's always been good.
70

10/21/2016
I was supposed to receive a prescription from the doctor, but went away without it and had to return the next day. At 82 years of age, my memory is sketchy, but the provider should have remembered it.
100

10/18/2016
Dr Donahue has always been conscientious and thorough in all of our conversations concerning any health issues that have come up
90

10/13/2016
the issue I have experienced is on follow up and the fact the no one answers the phone during offfice hours. otherwise, I like my doctor.
80

10/12/2016
Dr. Donahue has been my PCP for a good number of years. I'll continue to see her as my PCP.
80

10/12/2016
She uses herself as an example all the time, if something is wrong with me - she had it too...then a story. This is not bad - just an interesting approach.
100

10/11/2016
I love Dr. Donahue and her nurse, [...]. I've always felt heard and understood.
100

10/09/2016
She is a very understanding doctor - take care of your needs -
100

10/09/2016
Dr. Donahue is very good.
60

09/26/2016
My medical provider is very attentive when I am with her. However she does not follow up on what we talked about during consultation nor does she follow up on prescriptions she mention she would recommend. The waiting time has been the worst I have experience so far.
80

09/25/2016
Actual appointment times are seldom, if ever, met.
80

09/07/2016
She seems to be very competent. I would have liked a sooner follow up recommendation for a prior problem. I am new to the area and she wanted back records which were to be provided to her. I hoped I would hear from the office concerning this.
0

09/01/2016
I had a problem with [...] she look at it and give me a referral to a specialist knowing very well it will take 4 days for an approval and 2 weeks for an appointment I was suffering badly so 2 days later I when to urgent care the doctor prescribe an antibiotic and cream and that was the end of it I am all right now .
100

08/24/2016
I like how down to earth Dr. Donahue is. She is very easy to talk to, attentive, and a very fine doctor indeed.
100

08/21/2016
She is a good provider.
100

08/09/2016
she is an excellent provider
90

08/02/2016
This visit was one of the few times I didn't wait more than 10 minutes to get called back to the exam room. Most of the time I have to wait upwards to 30-40 minutes.
100

07/27/2016
Always spends time and doesn't rush me. Tries to come up with solutions for other medical problems I have that aren't her specialty. I appreciate her care.
100

07/21/2016
Always professional and caring
100

07/19/2016
Dr. Donahue has been very supportive and caring about my problems I've been having in my private life. [...]
100

07/19/2016
This provider is always attentive to my health needs. I trust her and her staff.
90

07/17/2016
Nothing out of the ordinary.
100

07/10/2016
Doctor Donahue and her nurse [...] are excellent people and very nice.
80

06/29/2016
Dr. Donahue left the room the exam. I thought she would come back but she didn't. She didn't say anything, not even good bye.
30

06/29/2016
I went in with something strange on my skin to get a referral to a dermatologist. She thought the area looked kind of like eczema. Having had no prior eczema outbreaks I thought it might be best to have it looked at by a dermatologist to get a more definite diagnosis. Her response was that I should just rub steroid cream on the patch and it would go away. I was not comfortable with that course of treatment [...] To which she replied yes it will just get rid of the symptoms and it will come back somewhere else [...] I once again let her know that I was not comfortable with this treatment before seeing a dermatologist to which she responded well that's your only choice.
100

06/28/2016
Dr. Donahue has been my & my daughter physician for years. She is the best doctor , when my daughter had melanoma Dr. Donahue did everything to help & get her the medical help she needed.
100

05/24/2016
yearly physical well done.
100

05/24/2016
one hour wait time, I had to fast. appt was 10:45; didn't see the doctor till 11:45!
90

05/24/2016
never enough time......
90

05/24/2016
wait time is a little long
80

05/11/2016
Care provider is really excellent and understands her patient's needs.
70

05/10/2016
I actually really like Dr. Donahue! She was very positive and helpful. I would very much like to continue with her. My one minor complaint is that I mentioned several things that I felt were directly related to my symptoms (cough) and she seemed to dismiss them, feeling that it was the medication I was taking that needed to be changed. I didn't feel entirely convinced that the medication was the problem and I didn't get a very clear explanation of what made her so positive that it was. [...] When I called the office Dr. Donahue returned my call promptly and told me I didn't have to change medications if I didn't want to and suggested some over the counter meds that might help. I am satisfied with this outcome and will try this course of treatment for now, [...]
90

05/03/2016
Dr. Donahue is very professional. She exhibited care and empathy.
100

04/24/2016
To much out source for blood tests, [...]
100

04/24/2016
MARY JO IS A PRACTICAL, DOWN TO EARTH CARE GIVER WHO LISTENS TO ME AND MY CONCERNS. I HAVE RECOMMENDED HER TO OTHERS AND THEY ARE ALWAYS PLEASED WITH HER, ALSO.
100

04/19/2016
Perfection
50

04/15/2016
Well, your My Chart is worthless, when you get a test result you don't understand and you can't get your Dr. to respond whats the point. [...]
100

04/12/2016
Dr. Donohue very down to earth. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. Excellent.
90

04/08/2016
thanks
70

04/03/2016
I'm feel good with my care provider.
60

03/22/2016
The wait time was and always is way too long
100

03/13/2016
Mary Jo Donahue is very nice always has time for you when you see her. Takes the time to answer any questions you have she's been my doctor for many years. Her nurse [...] is excellent .
100

03/09/2016
Dr Donahue was beyond my expectations. I am very happy to have found a health care provider that I feel comfortable with and trust.
100

03/08/2016
Very positive, uplifting visit, also very efficient, not to long.
100

03/06/2016
Dr.Donohue has always provided me with excellent care.She answers any questions easily for me concerning my health,medications or just life stuff! I am very satisfied with her and I would recommend her anytime to my family and friends.
100

03/06/2016
Good
100

02/25/2016
Very professional and experienced!
60

02/09/2016
Dr. Mary is a very nice lady. But when I asked for the prescription for my skin condition it wasn't clear if I was suppose to by it over the counter or if she was writing me a prescription. Also the MA that was assisting Dr. Mary just handled to me the paper work and said all the instructions are there and that was it. When I asked the MA if they remove skin tags she said yes but we have to see if your insurance covers it first. I had it done before at […] and never needed to check my benefits because it's just a routine treatment. I was kind of disappointed with that answer.