Walter E. Donnelly, MD
Walter E. Donnelly, MD
Family Medicine
The Christ Hospital Physicians - Primary Care
4.9 out of 5 Stars 374 Ratings
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Treatments, Conditions and Areas of Interest

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  • Primary Care - All Ages
  • General Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Diabetes Management
  • Chronic Health Conditions
  • General Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Preventative Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Wellness
  • Biometric Screening
  • Annual Physical
  • Sports Physical
  • Vaccinations

About Walter E. Donnelly, MD

Dr. Donnelly was born and raised in Stoneham, MA, a suburb of Boston. He attended Stoneham High School and played varsity football, wrestling, and tennis. He received his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, majoring in biology. He was a member of the Holy Cross varsity wrestling team. He received his medical degree in 1982 from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He was captain of Cornell's rugby team. He was lured to Cincinnati by Dr. McCarren, who ran The University of Cincinnati Family Medicine residency program at that time. He completed his Family Medicine Residency in 1985 and married his bride, Karen, who persuaded him to stay in Ohio. He served four years in the National Health Service Corp in a physician shortage area in rural Ohio and then joined Drs. Bort and McCarren in 1989 on the westside. Named one of Cincy Magazine's 'Top Doctors’ in 2010 and 2011, he has a special interest in high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and sports medicine. He is an avid runner, having completed 15 full marathons and 29 Cincinnati Heart Mini Marathons.

Gender: Male

Board Certification:

Education: Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Professional Education

Languages Spoken: English

Reviews & Ratings

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Reviewed on January 21, 2023

Dr. Donnelly always takes the time to listen to all of my questions and concerns. He is openly willing to discuss issues and solutions. He is never judgemental and is truly concerned about his patients well being.

Reviewed on January 21, 2023


Reviewed on January 16, 2023

Dr. Donnelly always listens & responds to my questions & needs.

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