Walter E. Donnelly, MD
Walter E. Donnelly, MD
Family Medicine
The Christ Hospital Physicians - Primary Care
4.9 out of 5 Stars 451 Ratings
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Treatments, Conditions and Areas of Interest

This list is a summary of the services provided by this physician. For a full list of services, please call the office directly at 513-674-1400.

  • Primary Care - All Ages
  • General Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Care of Geriatric Patients
  • 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: Am Bd of Family Medicine (Family Medicine)

Education: Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Professional Education

Languages Spoken: English

Reviews & Ratings

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Reviewed on April 26, 2024

Dr Donnelly is very good at listening and explaining the issues.

Reviewed on April 25, 2024

Excellent would be a better way to describe my experience.

Reviewed on April 19, 2024

Doctor Donnelly is a excellent physician. He has been my doctor for 20 years and is a great listener, and a very caring person. No matter how sick you are he makes you at ease.

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