Dr. Joseph Donahue, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Donahue
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Stanford University Orthopedic

450 Broadway St Redwood City, CA 94063

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Dr. Joseph Donahue, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Redwood City, CA. Dr. Donahue has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus and Sequoia Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Donahue to book an appointment.


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4.8

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He is very knowledgable and on top of things. Also easy on the eyes.
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Janice Lawrence – Jul 19, 2019
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Dr. Donahue is not only the greatest orthopedic surgeons I've worked with, but hes one of the best doctors I've ever been to in general. I have had 3 different knee injuries (ACL and meniscus on both knees at different times) - all of which Dr. Donahue repaired. He always has made the best decisions for me, which makes recovery that much easier. I feel incredibly comfortable in his presence and trust him completely.
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Brittany Razavi in Menlo Park – Apr 17, 2019
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Dr. Donahue was very straight-forward in his diagnosis and what needed to be done. He was clear in his explanations of the x-ray results and the MRI results and answered my questions thoroughly.
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Winnie Sloan in Santa Clara, CA – Dec 27, 2018
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everything from pre-op to post-op has been great!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Oct 04, 2018
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Nothing but good things to say about SOAR and Dr Donahue. Very helpful and informative from day one. Thank you
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  • Staff friendliness
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Todd Shipley in Woodside, CA – Jul 27, 2018
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I moved to CA knowing I needed surgery for a torn meniscus. I scheduled an appointment for right after my arrival. Dr Donahue was very thorough in showing me the MRI and explaining the issue. I was able to get on the surgery schedule for the next day and the whole team was great. At my follow up appointment Dr Donahue went over the pictures from the surgery and explained what he did. So glad I found the right Dr.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Dan in San Jose California – May 23, 2018
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Excellent surgeon, patient w all questions, responsive team!
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Palo Alto CA – Jan 25, 2018
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Dr. Donohue has been responsive and and helpful throughout my care. I’m two weeks postop and feeling like my recovery will be seamless.
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Jan 24, 2018
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I have been to the SOAR group in the past. It was my first choice for an Orthopedic procedure. My cousin had rotator cuff surgery by Dr. Donahue and recommend I do the same. Great experience!
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James Montalbano in Montara, Calif – Jan 24, 2018
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Doctor Donahue is part of the SOAR clinic. I am glad I chose him to do my surgery! I have had a good experience with all of the Doctors I have seen from this group.
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jack overstreet in San Jose, CA – Dec 14, 2017
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Several members of my family have had the need to see Dr Donahue. From teenagers to grandparent, All of us have had an excellent experience with his care from initial visit through surgery and recovery!
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San Mateo, CA – Jul 14, 2017
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He has a positive attitude. He is current in his knowledge and he has been very helpful. I am a physician and I know what a good Doctor is.
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Salvotre R. Tuzzo M.D. in Mountain View, CA – Mar 31, 2017
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Dr. Donohue is an excellent orthopedic surgeon. He has done rotator cuff surgery and meniscus surgery for me. I highly recommend him.
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Burlingame, CA – Feb 01, 2017
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I've had two surgeries with Dr. Donahue - 1st a right should rotator cuff repair - 2nd a right arm bicep tendon tear. Both surgeries went extremely well, with no difficulties following either one. I like the follow-up procedure SOAR uses - and if I did have questions or concerns Dr. Donahue was extremely prompt in getting back to me. If I needed to see him at the office they were very accommodating. He is very polite, professional, and definitely knows his area of expertise!
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Teri Marconi in San Mateo, CA – Dec 29, 2016
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He was curtious & efficient. At first, he seemed abrupt. I realized he was a pragmatic. Yet he was also gracious. He was clear & consise on my plan of care & the actions needed to return me to as "normal" a life style as soon as possible. My questions were answered to my satisfaction in unhurried ways. Thank You, Dr Donahue, to you & your team!!!
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Carole Farmer in Redwood City, CA – Nov 01, 2016
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Biography

Joseph Donahue is a detail-oriented and mindful orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist caring for the Redwood City and San Jose communities...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Soar/ Stanford Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Fellowship Hospital
Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates
Fellowship Hospital
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Donahue

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Donahue treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Donahue treats other conditions, please contact the office at (650) 723-5643.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Donahue typically treats 62% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Sprain
Internal Derangement of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Donahue typically treats 41% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Donahue's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Donahue accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Locations

Stanford University Orthopedic

Stanford Orthopedic Sports Medicine Clinic450 Broadway St Redwood City, CA 94063
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:45am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:45am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:45am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:45am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:45am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus

San Francisco, CA

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

St. Mary's Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Stanford Health Care

Stanford, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
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