Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pemphigus
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyositis
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Spondylitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vasculitis
View all 23 Specialties +


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About John Donohue, MD

John P. Donohue, MD, is a board-certified rheumatologist at Cleveland Clinic in Florida who specializes in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, spondylitis, osteoarthritis and connective tissue disorders.

Dr. Donohue was previously the clinical director of musculoskeletal medicine, staff rheumatologist and instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Penn., and his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He completed his internal medicine residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, N.Y., and his rheumatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Donohue is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Rheumatology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Internship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Graduate School - Georgetown University
Washington, DC USA


  • Rheumatology - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Arthritis, bursitis, musculoskeletal pain, osteoarthritis, spondylosis, tendonitis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/2/2019, Dr. Donohue has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

537 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

100 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

There was a one hour wait before seeing Dr Donohue . Nurse, staff and Dr are outstanding once I got to see them. one

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr Donohue is the best doctor I have ever been treated by.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

vert good and through doctor. my favorite

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Donohue has spent with me a good amount of time, explaining the results of my blood test and going over the options for my new treatment . the explanation was clear and fair and he didn't rush me through to save time. I appreciated it

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr. Donahue listens to my medication concerns and has been very patient and accommodating in managing my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

dr Donahue is never rushing, always carrying, very professional and pleasant

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr. Donahue has always been professional and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Donohue reviewed all future tests with me and answered all my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

great bedside manners. admired at the end when Dr. Donahue asked if i had any questions. this was my first visit, so I am excited /anxious about what next!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr John Donohue has been my reumathologist for over 10 years. My condition is controlled and I feel that Dr Donohue cares for me. He has tried more than one treatment until he found the right one for me. Thanks to Dr Donohue, I've enjoyed several years without pain and other symptoms. I feel I am in the hands of a caring and knowledgeable professional. Thank you, Dr Donohue!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

I love dr Donahue's calm and reassuring demeanor.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Donahue is a kind, sincere and very qualified physician. I recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

it was excellent the Dr is very patient asked me the right questions and listen to my answers

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Donohue, is professional and concerned Doctor, he is the BEST

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

I have a lot of respect and admiration for Dr Donahue. he is very kind and thorough in explaining his evaluation. Cleveland clinic is lucky to have him there. a very pleasant experience with my appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

I have already recommended someone to Dr. Donahue

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

staff and doctor are terrific. incredibly courteous

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

He is an excellent Dr. I recommend him to everyone I hear needs a rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Donahue was laser focused and clear about my condition and future treatment options. He was efficient & obviously knew what he was doing. Very professional & competent. it was a relief to learn without a shadow of a doubt that I do not have an autoimmune disease.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr Donahue is the best totally trust & rely on his treatment & expertises

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Donahue is the epitome of what doctors used to be and should be. In addition to his knowledge of medicine, Dr. Donahue conveys an unusual concern for patient's concerns and symptoms.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr Donohue is a wonderful doctor, very caring and thorough in explaining and clearly addressing any concerns I have

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Donohue has always been caring. I am very happy.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

dr was great

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

awesome dr. great staff

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Based upon this visit Dr. Donohue, I would not recommend the Cleveland Clinic to anyone. Dr. Donohue gives the Cleveland Clinic a bad name. Other staff members I encounterd were respectful and helpful, but not Dr. Donohue.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Every one I have encountered at Cleveland clinc has provided excellent care, except for Dr. John P Donohue, MD. Dr. Donohue was very disrepectful and dismissive of my experience with my symptoms. He was rude. I will not be seeing him again, but I feel bad for any other patient who has a complex medical case and has to encounter him.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

I have the highest respect and admiration for Dr. John Donahue. His extensive knowledge and experience in regards to my condition (dermatomyositis) helps me feel confident, and certain in my healing process and for that I will be eternally thankful to him.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

I always do recommend Cleveland Clinic specially Dr. Donahue

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

my visit with Dr Donohue was the worst experience I have ever had in my life with a doctor. he was completely humiliating to me and refused to try and find a cause to the severe pain and multiple rashes I have. His behavior is a disgrace to the profession and he completely dishonored his vows to "care and treat" the sick.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

please see previous written comment. Dr Donohue was heartless and humiliating and outwardly disinterested in any of my issues. My husband was present and witnessed the complete disrespect he showered me with.

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Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Donohue is a true professional and his level of care is excellent. I would and have recommended him to several of my colleagues.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Dr Donahue is a truly dedicated , caring ,, compassionate doctor . He helped me recover from a very serious lupus flair due to a virus a few years ago . he has a great bedside manner and cares about his patients . He is a very valuable asset to Cleveland clinic . I have a lot of respect for him .

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

Gloria is amazing . she is very compassionate , empathetic , dedicated to her patients and to Dr Donahue . she is very professional . she cares about her patients - she is a great asset to Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

dr Donahue is a wonderful physician. he listens carefully and responds with great thought and concern. wish all my providers were like him

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

Doctor was amazing. Spent lots of time explaining

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Can't say enough good things about Dr Donohue! With his treatment my RA is well under control, my blood work hasn't been this good since before I was diagnosed. He has a wonderful "bedside manner " which is so important to the patient. He also listens well, a rare trait these days. Hope he never retires! (Sorry Doc!).

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

My experience with Dr Donahue was excellent. He was very personable and made me feel at ease

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Donahue is very respectful, considerate, And knowledgeable. I am always listened to and my questions answered insuring my understanding.I look forward to my next visits.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

care provider outstanding and should be given any assistance that he requests. do everything possible to retain

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

dr donohue always takes his time and listen

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr Donohue saved my life

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Donohue is outstanding in all regards.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

I am extremely pleased with Dr D and his staff. outstanding

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

I like and trust dr donohue after all my RA got so less aggressive and painful and with the therapy he recommended I feel so much better.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr Donahue and staff are Super, professional, extreamly politeness, considerate snd conveys knowledge.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Again Dr Donahue and staff are professional and explains everything and makes me feel comfortable and encouraged

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Learned more from this one appointment for a second opinion, compared to my other doctor's 4 appointments. The first doctor left me with questions regarding treatment and did not officially confirm a diagnosis. I do realize there are multiple options in rheumatology, but I did not feel comfortable with her at all. Dr. Donohue on the other hand was patient and listened closely to my comments; he examined several areas of my concerns and gave quick and simple to understand information.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

wonderful doctor, patient and not rushing, I am very satisfied with his care

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Donohue is a good doctor and expressed that I could get another physician in WPB, but I declined. I feel comfortable with him that's why I drive 49.2 miles to see him.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Donohue always answers my questions and is very attentive to any concerns. I really like my doctor. I wouldn't change him.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Donahueis an excellent doctor. IT. was a good experience. HIs nurse Gloria is also good.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

I truly appreciate the quality of service rendered by Dr Donohue. He made me feel comfortable as he displayed his experience and administered care. He took time to answer all my questions and concerns. I was even more impressed as he checked on me as he was leaving the building. I felt special and was convinced that my health was important to him and that being a doctor is more than an occupation but a calling. Thanks again.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Donohue is the best. Couldn't ask for more. I feel like he respects my concerns and efforts as though we are a team working to solve a problem. The first doctor I have ever had who has treated me this way. I am grateful

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. Donohue for over 15 years. He is the absolute best, very caring and always listens.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr Donohue is very caring, professional and a great human being who understands my condition in reference to disease.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

I am extremely appreciative of Dr. Donohue's straight forward manner.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr Donohue is the best Rheumatologist I have ever had. he is direct to the point and not an alarmist. I hope he stays at CC forever.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. John Donohue and staff were great. Dr.'s straightforward, informative, insightful approach to my care is much appreciated

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Donahue is the reason why I get my treatments from Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Donahue is friendly, knowledgeable, polite and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Donohue is so kind and caring. He also makes sure to give me a great physical evaluation which most docs do not do anymore. He checks everything and discusses his findings with me.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

I recommend Dr. Donohue and his staff to everyone.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Donohue and continue to do so.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Awesome Team! I have never encountered any issues... I totally enjoy my visits with Dr. Donohue and his Staff.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. John Donahue was absolutely exceptional in every way. He gave me more information about my condition, and helpful ways of managing the pain, than any other physician. He listened patiently to all my concerns, and let me be involved in decisions for my care. I will always highly recommend Dr. Donahue, and Cleveland Clinic Florida- Weston for outstanding care!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. Donahue is fantastic/ great listener and great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

I appreciate Dr. Donahues knowledge. Am hoping he finds out what my problem is. very professional. really like him

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

John Donahue is what doctors should be - caring, patient, knowledgeable, and able to communicate with patients. He goes above and beyond and treats the patient and family with concern and respect.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

I see Dr. Donohue for my appointments and without fail he goes through my chart and blood work thoroughly with me each and every visit. He is 100% focused on me and my concerns while I am there. He answers all my questions and asks if I have any before the end of the appointment. I always leave with a smile on my face. I have mentioned Dr. Donohue's name and have given my raving recommendation at every opportunity I've had to do so.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr. Donohue and his assistants (especially Gloria) are always very helpful and cooperative every time I visit.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr. Donohue did not rush me through the appointment. He answered my many questions. His knowledge on the topic left me feeling confident that I am taking proper steps to new and better health.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

dr donohue is always a good listener. always takes the time to hear additional concerns that affect his area of expertise

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr. Donahue was very informative and inclusive in determining which medication to go with. This was my first meeting with him and it's refreshing to have a doctor who is a true professional in every respect.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

My experience with the Cleveland clinic was as expected. This is a first class medical facility from start to finish. The same can be said for Dr Donahue. The exam was very complete and he was easy to understand and easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Donohue is an excellent physician. He listens, so important!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

I feel the Dr. is very professional, understands my condition, and provides excellent insights and advice.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

Dr Donohue's schedule is very full. You need to schedule appointments at least 3 months in advance to be able to see him. He is an excellent rheumatologist and apparently in high demand.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

Dr Donohue always makes me feel as though we are partners in treating my disease. He listens and offers options and excellent advice

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

good doctor

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Dr. Donohue is a very professional, caring, patient and knowledgeable doctor. He has always answered my questions and given me the information I need to know for my treatment and condition.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

The nurse, Gloria, is always courteous and caring. She is very patient and listens to your aches and pains and concerns. She is very efficient and relays everything back to the doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

I have the highest regard for Dr. Donohue. He is knowledgeable, comprehensive and caring. His medical care provides the cornerstone of my health care .

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

very good experience except it took me about six weeks to see Dr. Donahue.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

I saw Dr. Donohue for the first time last week. I have an autoimmune disease, Sjogrens Syndrome, and Dr. Donohue had a excellent rating bu his patients. I found him to be pleasant and very knowledgeable. I would recommend Dr. Donohue to anyone in need of a Rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

The day I saw Dr. Donohue, my left leg had blown up. HE was very concerned about this, especially because I had a Pulmonary Embolism last year during my chemo treatments. Once you have a PE, you become prone to them. Dr. Donohue had me go down to the ED, with strict instructions that I was not to start on any medications the doctor in the ED prescribed, before the bloodwork he prescribed for me was done. Luckily, I didn't have a PE, so no prescriptions were ordered for me.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

dr donohue is an outstandibg clinician And hard to replace. Heis kind with a high standard of ethics.Gloria His RN is polie, pleasant.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

Dr. Donahue is outstanding. He is incredibly well-trained, kind and responsive. I recommend him all the time.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

Dr. Donohue is wonderful. He's helped me with my RA and Sjorgrens.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Dr. Donohue has taken very good care of me for 10yrs. He is always kind considerate; well informed and detailed; conveys all information required.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr Donohue is the best! I've had RA for over 17 years now and my blood work is now within normal range for the first time in years. Love that he looks for comprehensive treatment options and also that i am included in the decision making process. Can't say enough nice things about him!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Excellent physician. He took the time to explain my condition to me, and what I can expect in the line of treatment. I will definitely see him again. I was extremely satisfied.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

I continue to have great confidence in Dr Donohue's expertise in field of Rheumatology

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

I am very confident my doctor is giving me the best care possible.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Was very disappointed that since our visit of October 15, 2018, I have not been able to speak with the doctor to discuss the findings of my blood test and the biopsy. I do not have a conclusion and do not know how to move forward with my pain management or any other treatment that may be required as a result of the findings of the tests ordered by the doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

Dr Donohue is so easy to work with, he always looks out for me and gives me First class care.

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