Eric Donahue, MD

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Dr. Donahue is a rural family medicine-generalist physician with a passion for preventative and community health. He 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 a 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
Last modified on: 02-09-2022