Dr. Paul Donohue
Dr. Paul Donohue, author of the daily column "To Your Good Health" is one of the most highly regarded voices in the medical field.
He draws on a wide range of experience to communicate the complexities of medicine to readers in simplified terms.
King Features Syndicate distributes "To Your Good Health," a question-and-answer column, to more than 175 newspapers.
The column is one of the oldest syndicated medical columns in North America, having first appeared in the 50s. Donohue assumed authorship almost 20 years ago. His tenure as author has given him a unique opportunity to know what is on readers' minds, their understanding and their misunderstanding of medical problems.
The column has won many awards for its service to the public in disseminating medical information. Recently the Dystonia Foundation, the Scleroderma Foundation, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation and the Neurofibromatosis Foundation have honored the doctor for enlightening the public on the prevalence, nature, and treatment of illnesses.
Donohue keeps his column reader-friendly, eschewing jargon and presenting technical information in an easy-to-digest manner. The doctor also displays a sense of humor, as when he wrote about "the trickle-down theory of post-nasal drip."
Donohue is board-certified in his primary specialty, internal medicine, the specialty that emphasizes diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of illnesses. He also is board-certified in the subspecialty of infectious diseases.
He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has a master's degree in public health from Tulane University in New Orleans and did advanced work on infectious diseases at the University of California, Davis.
After completing medical school, he served two years in the Army Medical Corps and 18 months as battalion surgeon in the 173rd Airborne Brigade-for which he was awarded two Bronze Stars, one of which was for valor during combat.
He is a qualified parachute jumper.
Donohue devotes Saturday columns to sports medicine topics. Items include diet tips, training techniques, sports-related injuries and any matter related to sports and exercise. Young and old readers have expressed their delight in this column which grew out of the doctor's personal interest and dedication to athletics.
In 2001, he was awarded the Media Health Care Taker Award by the National Marfan Association. He also received an Exceptional Service Award from the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation for raising public awareness about the autoimmune disease.
He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Infectious Diseases, the American Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society, the American Board of the Peripheral Neuropathy Association and the Oakland County Medical Society.