Dr. Walter Donat, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Walter Donat, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Donat has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Sleep Apnea 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.

Dr. Donat

Rhode Island Hospital

593 Eddy St Providence, RI 02903
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Donat

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Donat treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Donat treats other conditions, please contact the office at (401) 444-4000.

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.

Dr. Donat is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Dr. Donat is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Donat is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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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.

Dr. Donat is experienced in the area of Interstitial Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Bronchitis
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
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Dr. Donat's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Gallstones
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Donat accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Donat's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Donat

4.3

Based on 18 ratings

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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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,
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Carolyn l Kelly in Cumberland, RI – Apr 18, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Walter Donat, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Providence, RI and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Donat has more experience...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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Walter Donat, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Donat has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Walter Donat, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Walter Donat, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Walter Donat, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Donat frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Donat specializes.

Where is Dr. Walter Donat, MD's office located?

Dr. Donat's office is located at 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Rhode Island Hospital

Medical Primary Care Unit593 Eddy St Providence, RI 02903
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Donat is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Kent Hospital

Warwick, RI

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

South County Hospital

Wakefield, RI

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

The Miriam Hospital

Providence, RI

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)