Dr. Walter Donat, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Donat
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rhode Island Hospital

593 Eddy St Providence, RI 02903

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Dr. Walter Donat, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Donat has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Brown University Medical School medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Kent Hospital and South County Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Donat to book an appointment.


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Dr. Donat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Donat

4.3

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
  • Explained conditions well (15)
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  • Long wait times (11)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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I have been a patient of his for nearly thirty years. Professional, caring, patient and thorough. Absolutely the best ! Marilyn Parrillo. Also took excellent care of my mother with COPD, wouldn't trust any other pulmonary Doctor with her.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Marilyn Parrillo in Johnston – Sep 16, 2019
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I have been using this practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Donat and his wife Susan, and the nurse practitioner are very caring and will lister to your needs, as well as on call availability. Despite being a very busy practice,I have not found the wait time unreasonable and if I have to wait, it’s totally worth it! No complaints about this practice ever.
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Jean Green in Coventry, RI – Nov 27, 2018
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Dr. Donat is an excellent caring doctor. He takes time, listens carefully, and is very thorough,
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Narragansett – Feb 13, 2018
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He saved my life. Thank you for all your patience with me. You never gave up when other doctors did. He is worth the wait.
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Theresa in Lincoln, RI – May 12, 2016
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Best Pulmonary Doctor I've had over the years. Have had him for 3 years now
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Biography

Dr. Walter Donat, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Donat has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than o...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1984
U Mass
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Rhode Island Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Rhode Island Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
Brown University Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Donat accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Donat performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Donat treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat treats Asthma more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Donat treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat treats Sleep Disorders more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Donat treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat treats Sleep Apnea more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Donat treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Donat performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Donat treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Bronchitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat treats Bronchitis more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Donat treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat treats Shortness of Breath more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Donat treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Wheezing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat treats Wheezing more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Donat treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donat treats Asthma more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Donat treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Donat's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Locations

Rhode Island Hospital

Medical Primary Care Unit593 Eddy St Providence, RI 02903
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