Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year - office closed Monday January 2

Progressive Health of Delaware will be closed on Monday January 2nd.  We will reopen normally on Tuesday January 3rd.
If you have a non-urgent medical need, please call the on call doctor 302-319-3414
Happy New Year!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Calling All People With Diabetes

Dr. Donohue is conducting a study on what is the most effective way to improve diabetes.  The goal of this study is to reverse your diabetes for good.

To participate, you must be willing & able to
  • Be randomly assigned to study group or waiting list
  • Participate in group sessions
  • Make significant dietary changes
  • Answer questions about yourself & your diet using a smartphone or tablet

You will help advance health research.
We will analyze your data and share all findings with you.
Your life might just be changed for the better.

If interested, please let our office know at 302-543-5454, or contact Dr. Donohue at

Monday, August 29, 2016

Our Flu Vaccines have Arrived!

Please come by to get your flu shot. We have the high dose vaccine for our patients over age 65, plus the Quadrivalent Vaccine for our younger patients. Our walk-in flu clinics are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9-12 and from 4-5pm. No appointment necessary. Stay healthy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Dr. Donohue's August 2016 Talk to Brandywine School District PE Teachers

I had the privilege of speaking with the elementary physical education teachers of the Brandywine School District today.  Awesome bunch of folks!
Here is my presentation

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dr. Donohue to Talk on Health Benefits of Vegan Diet

Dr. Donohue will be giving a short talk on the health benefits of a vegan diet at the free Delaware Vegan Festival on Satuday, August 13th. Talk will be at 11:45am. We'd love to see you there!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

ERs having High Volume in New Castle County

Feel like you need to go to the Emergency Room (ER)?  Please call us first to get our recommendation.  ER's have been experiencing unusually high volume over the last few weeks. 

Many of these visits are for issues that could be treated in a lower acuity setting. Ideally, we would like to see you as much as possible in our office first for continuity of care and to save you time and money.  

Give our on-call provider a call 302-319-3414.  We are trained to let you know if this is something we can help you with or if the ER is the best place for you. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Progressive Health Has Moved Next Door!

We have moved to the Quillen Building (still in the Concord Plaza).  Our new address is:
Concord Plaza, Quillen Building
3521 Silverside Road Suite 2J
Wilmington, DE 19810
Our phone number and fax did not change.
Phone: 302-543-5454
Fax: 302-327-4200

Friday, January 8, 2016!

Press Release

Dr. Dave Donohue is pleased to announce a new free health website:


What are you doing Dave?  This is highly irregular.

The purpose of is to identify the best that modern healthcare has to offer.  From new technologies (such as dental appliances for sleep apnea), to 1000 year old practices that we have forgotten (such as the healing properties of flax seed).  There are many best practices that are never discovered and never applied.

Our mission is to identify the best that healthcare has to offer.  And save your life someday.
 As William Gibson said, "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed". seeks to take that future and distribute it more evenly.

Why do we need to  Didn't somebody already invent it?

Old habits die hard.  Especially in health care.  We do what we were trained to do.

The majority of what is done in modern medicine proves to be of little benefit when studied.  Patients and doctors alike overstate and overestimate just how beneficial are many of our tests, drugs, and interventions.

By some estimates, hospital errors alone are the #3 cause of death in the US.  Really.  And that is not counting the outpatient setting.

So I would say that healthcare really does need reinventing.

How does work?

When I discover a new technology or best practice, like "Oh neat, there is a way to completely halt the (inexorable, lethal) progression of heart disease", I post it on  You can do the same, just sign up for an account and start typing away.

When someone else posts their favorite health story or product or idea, we can vote it up or down.  This voting can help us identify what are the best new insights.

How can I participate?

  1. Sign up for an account (it's totally free forever of course)
  2. Start clicking something.

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