Eric Donahue, MD

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About Dr. Donahue

Dr. Donahue is a rural family medicine—generalist physician with a passion for preventative and community health. Dr. Donahue completed his doctorate at the University of Washington. He has experience in international public health and community development. He is a writer and researcher with several published articles in both academic research and health related news.
He has been an editor and writer with Pager Publications working on such magazines as in-House, in-Training and The Palate. He practices full scope family medicine that includes pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, hospitalist medicine and ambulatory primary care in rural Idaho. He owns Orchard Family Health, a healthcare blog and concierge practice.


“Truly, a physician is the coalescence of a scientist and a healer. I hope to be a guide for my patients so that they can live the best possible life. Whether my patient is newborn or well versed in birthdays, I strive to be honest and real. I hope to also be kind and considerate, knowing the dynamic challenges that life and illness present. I see my patients as team members, where success is best achieved when we both are committed to making positive change.” ~Dr. Donahue


Area of Expertise

Family Medicine with rural and global emphasis


Work Experience

  • Senior Resident Physician Family Medicine Residency of Idaho – Caldwell, ID
  • Founder, Physician Writer and Site Editor Orchard Family Health Website, P.L.L.C
  • Physician Volunteer Genesis Community Clinic, Garden City
  • Resident Board Member Idaho Rural Health Association
  • Executive Board Member and Healthcare Advocate at the Man Up Crusade
  • Content Editor & Staff Writer for Pager Publications, INC
  • Resident Intern Physician Pager Publications, INC – Boise, ID



  • Ajay Major, Aleena Paul, Eric Donahue & in-Training Editorial Board and Writers. IN-TRAINING: Stories from tomorrow’s physicians. Pager Publications, INC., 2016; ISBN 13:978-0-692-65863-5
  • Lee Hannah and Eric Donahue. Idaho School-Based Dental Sealant Program: an evaluation of sealant retention & dental caries prevention. Analysis report on program quality and efficacy for Delta Dental of Idaho. January 15, 2011
  • Never Forget Those That Got You Here. in-Training online magazine. March 3, 2015
  • Attack of the Bends! in-Training online magazine. March 26, 2015
  • Overthink it! in-Training online magazine. April 13, 2015


Awards and Accomplishments

  • Grants Gold Humanism Honor Society 2016



  • Residency in Rural Family Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
  • Internship in Family Medicine at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise
  • Doctor of Medicine from the University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science Studies from Boise State University