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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 (192 Ratings, 58 Comments)

100

09/27/2017
I'm always very satisfied when I see my health Care provider.
100

09/26/2017
Always good.
100

09/21/2017
Always takes time to listen. Very reassuring and comforting. I never feel rushed or feel that any concerns I have are not taken seriously. I feel very fortunate to have her as my Primary Doctor. She is in the right profession.
100

09/09/2017
WE TALKED ABOUT DOING BLOOD TEST AND I'M STILL WAITING FOR THE PAPER WORK SO THAT I CAN DO THIS SINCE I WASN'T GIVEN IT AT THE OFFICE AND HAVE SINCE CALLED AND STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN IT.
80

09/06/2017
For the 1st time I waited longer than usually to be called once I was called by nurse went in waiting room and waited 40 minutes before Dr came in I was a little disappointed.
100

08/16/2017
Dr. Donahue always listens to me and treats me with respect. She is very personal and professional.
100

08/10/2017
Dr recommended I take HCTZ for my swelling that was painful in my feet. It really helped, the swelling is gone. She will have me RTO to f/U, make sure my BP doesn't get too low.
100

08/02/2017
Excellent provider.
100

07/28/2017
Always good.
100

07/05/2017
I always have a very good and satisfactory experience with Dr Donahue. the office staff are always professional and friendly.
80

06/28/2017
The wait time is ridiculous! I waited 45 minutes for a 10 minute check up. I have noticed over the last few years the wait time is getting longer. Very frustrating!
100

06/16/2017
have always gotten good care when needed
100

06/14/2017
She is an excellent dr.
100

06/12/2017
My regular nurse [...] was on vacation, the substitute nurse has yet to send my prescription request to Express Scripts. I'm in need of refilling my [...]. My appt was [...]. Usually all my needs are taken care of efficiently by [...].
100

06/07/2017
Dr Donahue is the best of the best. I have many Doctors, throughout my 24 yr. military carrer. She is top notch... Her staff is professional however, could be a bit more courteous...
100

05/31/2017
had to wait 1 1/2 hours past my appointment time.Had to wait 1 1/2 hours past my appointment time. Too long!!!
90

05/31/2017
on my last visit I had to wait for one hour before the doctor saw me. The dr said it was due to difficulties of their new computer system.
50

05/25/2017
To busy dr. not enough time to talk to her.
100

05/25/2017
DrDonahue, was excellent regarding the problem at hand - she felt I was doing well!
90

05/22/2017
I enjoy talking to Dr Donahue, she seems to care
90

05/11/2017
There have been no bad experiences
90

05/05/2017
this was my first visit and was for an annual check-up [...] Dr. Donahue was very pleasant and was just getting to know me and my medical background. I felt very at ease with her and hope that she will continue to be my primary care physician.
80

05/01/2017
I am always treated with professional courtesy, respect and first class medical skills. I am very fortunate.
100

04/12/2017
all good. my doctor for last 4 years, found heart murmer this time
50

04/11/2017
Provider did not seem as welcoming as she had been before, seemed to be having a bad day. Nurse is usually cold and not that friendly, used to it from her. Doctor was not sensitive to what I was sharing and made what I felt were inappropriate comments that did not make me feel at ease. Doctor said she would return to provide me with referral and did not, did not even say bye but nurse provided referral. If they wouldn't have taken so long in making me wait I could've called specialist office same day to schedule appt.
90

03/29/2017
Wait times are 30 minutes or more most of the time.
50

03/27/2017
My provider knows nothing about the disease I was diagnosed with, and she referred me to a doctor that does not even treat the disease. She also gave me a prescription that is not appropriate for my diagnosis. This is likely because many doctors in the LA area are not Lyme literate; although, if there is a diagnosis, I expect a caring doctor to get up to speed on the disease and understand what care is needed.
80

03/03/2017
she is caring and recommends med.s or referals if needed..
100

03/03/2017
I have no bad experiences, I'm very pleased with the care I'm getting.
100

02/28/2017
I liked Doctor [...] D.O. but she does not Practice anymore. Doctor Mary Jo Donahue is better.
100

02/28/2017
Dr Donahue nurse [...] is very nice.
80

02/26/2017
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

02/15/2017
I really like my health care provider, I just wish they could spend more time with their patients.
90

02/13/2017
helped me with changing my medicine
100

02/12/2017
She a very caring doctor. And concern about my health. I drive 100 miles to see Dr. Mary Jo.
100

02/07/2017
no bad experiiences, she has been my primary care dr. for many years.
100

01/27/2017
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

01/09/2017
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

01/02/2017
My only complaint was that I had to wait almost 45min before I saw my doctor. Way too long!
100

12/24/2016
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

11/21/2016
DR Donahue apologized for the wait of about 1 hour. She is very busy.
80

11/16/2016
I have never had a bad experienve
100

11/16/2016
Wait time is too long in waiting room and in office
100

11/04/2016
Very good love the online medical updates.
80

10/25/2016
Waiting time usually too long
100

10/24/2016
It's always been good.
70

10/22/2016
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

10/19/2016
Dr Donahue has always been conscientious and thorough in all of our conversations concerning any health issues that have come up
90

10/14/2016
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

10/13/2016
Dr. Donahue has been my PCP for a good number of years. I'll continue to see her as my PCP.
80

10/13/2016
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

10/12/2016
I love Dr. Donahue and her nurse, [...]. I've always felt heard and understood.
100

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

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

09/27/2016
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

09/26/2016
Actual appointment times are seldom, if ever, met.
80

09/08/2016
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

09/02/2016
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 .