M. Emin Donat, MD FRCPC

M. EMIN DONAT, MD FRCPC is American Board of Internal Medicine certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Dr. Donat is a graduate of University of Western Ontario, Canada, where he also obtained his medical degree. Dr. Donat completed his residency and three-year Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Ottawa, Canada, where he was Chief Resident, Division of Gastroenterology in 1997. He has held consultancy positions in gastroenterology at both the Ottawa Hospital and the Canadian Forces Support Unit, in Ottawa Canada. Before joining The Center for Digestive Health, Dr. Donat was with the Wellborn Clinic in Evansville, IN. He performs all diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures and has a special interest in biliary and pancreatic disease. Dr. Donat is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterology Association. Dr. Donat is on staff at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy.

 

What our patients are saying:

Douglas K.Douglas K. ★★★★★ Dr Donat & his staff are always prompt and very helpful. Dr Donat is a good listener, understanding & patient. Very capable doctor.Colleen S.Colleen S. ★★★★★ Have had life long gastro flair ups which have at times, impacted the quality of my life. So I made an appointment with Dr Donat to hopefully get a diagnosis and treatment plan to improve my life. He recommended testing and after the results, he gave me a plan of action to hopefully set me on a path to feeling better. I have only been seeing him for a few months but he has given me more information and action steps that doctors I have seen in the past. I am planning on staying with him for any of my gastro issues.Ava K.Ava K. ★★★★★ Dr M E Donat is friendly, professional and expert in his field. Office appointments are always on time.I would highly recommend.Jerry L.Jerry L. ★★★★★ I remember before I came to the study I was in the hospital every other day the pain was unbearable I prayed one day to JESUS that he would just kill me dead I thank JESUS in HIS infinite wisdom he didn't listen and instead sent me two guardian Angels in the form of Dr. Donat and Dawn who both along with the study drug has put my crohn's disease in remission I thought I would never workout again but I am still in the gym I thought I would never eat white castles again but I do Dr. Donat and Dawn have been GODSENDS in my life and I thank THE GOOD LORD for themAnne Marie A.Anne Marie A. ★★★★★ This was my first time, the staff is exceptional. There is not one person that made me feel anything other than comfortable. They explain everything you need to know, after you are released they call you at home to check on you. Facility is very clean.Helen M.Helen M. ★★★★★ I would highly recommend Dr. Donat and the entire staff! Everyone at Dr Donat’s office was very friendly and informative through the entire procedure.Donald M.Donald M. ★★★★★ Dr. Donat removed a bile duct stone from my liver for me. He is a consummate professional. Outstanding bedside manner. He and his staff are an extremely well oiled machine. I was in and out of the operating room within an hour. My pain was gone.Thank you and your team Dr. Donat.Jane C.Jane C. ★★★★★ Dr. Donat is kind and very caring! He has been extremely helpful in identifying and treating my gastrointestinal issues. Life is more comfortable since working with Dr. Donat.Cathy S.Cathy S. ★★★★★ Everyone was very kind and made me feel comfortable. Thank you so much for your care. Thank you Dr. Donat for keeping me well informed about my health situation.Jamie K.Jamie K. ★★★★★ Dr. Donat and team are amazing. Friendly, professional, and very caring. Highly recommend him for any of your medical needs.Tami Sue H.Tami Sue H. ★★★★★ Excellent bedside manner. Very thorough and his staff is efficient. Highly recommended!Andrea C.Andrea C. ★★★★★ Excellent care from everyone! From the assisting nurse, to the anesthesiologist, to the doctor in charge, awesome care !Jamie K.Jamie K. ★★★★★ Great treatment from scheduling to post procedure. Highly recommend Dr. Donat.Tom G.Tom G. ★★★★★ The team took a sensitive experience and made it tolerable.Thane H.Thane H. ★★★★★ Dr. Donat and his staff were outstanding in their care and how knowledgeable they are. They helped to put me at ease for a couple of procedures that I had and helped me understand my results and my aftercare. Highly recommend!Sara P.Sara P. ★★★★★ Very thoughtful and does not rush through to book in 100000 patients. He also takes his time to explain without being degrading. He is a compassionate doctor. His office runs very efficient. .Greg N.Greg N. ★★★★★ Very Thorough, and takes time explaining.Being rescued by God's grace in J.Being rescued by God's grace in J. ★★★★★ Very competent and caring doctor and staff. This is my third procedure with Dr. Donat and I can highly recommend him.Paul J.Paul J. ★★★★★ I have experienced other procedures over the years with Dr. Donat and highly recommend he and his staff for any procedure you might be considering.You cannot ask for better treatment and respect than with this group of medical professionals.AliAli ★★★★★ Very professional. Gives patients enough time, listen carefully, explain things with details and don’t rush. He respect his profession. I like and respect this doctor. He deserves more than 5 stars.RON T.RON T. ★★★★★ Very friendly and listen to what I had to say before explaining everything to me thoroughly.Dan W.Dan W. ★★★★★ Everyone at Dr Donat’s office was very friendly and informative through the entire procedure. I would highly recommend him and the entire staff!Klinton C.Klinton C. ★★★★★ Very good experience with Dr. Donat for my colonoscopy and endoscopy.Joe L.Joe L. ★★★★★ Every person I talked to or helped me was very nice. Have used Dr. Donat for 3 procedures and he has been great every time.Would recommend him to any one.He was my Doctor today.Thank you Doctor Donat.Preston B.Preston B. ★★★★★ good experience at Dr. Donat's office. All those involved did a very professional job and were very kind and personable. thanksSamantha P.Samantha P. ★★★★★ My name is Samantha Qadir,Dr.Donat was wonderful and VERY gentle with me. As I was extremely nervous, he was great and I didn’t even have a sore throat afterwards! As if it never happened! The Anesthesiologist was so nice to me as well. It was a great experience. He was not a rough Dr, even though I was sedated, I can tell from when I woke up, that he took his time and was very gentle. I highly recommend him to ANYONE.Barbara T.Barbara T. ★★★★★ Dr. Donat is very professional, courteous, compassionate and has a nice sense of humor! I feel that I am in very good hands! The office staff were all amazing and everything moved timely and smoothly! Highly recommend Dr.DonatJohn J.John J. ★★★★★ Extremely professional and friendly. Expert in his field. Have seen him for years and had a couple of procedures with excellent results. Multiple locations and Office appointments are always on time. Highly recommend!!Laurie W.Laurie W. ★★★★★ Great competent doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. The staff was amazing too! I highly recommend.Jeff W.Jeff W. ★★★★★ Round two! Had my first one three years ago and with family history, having another by Dr. Donat is a no-brainer. Quick. Painless. Worst part is just drinking the large quantity of clear liquids 1-2 days before. Small price to pay to avoid the second leading cause of cancer death.Dr. Donat has done this procedure thousands of times. Mine lasted 15 minutes. Went perfectly. Don’t wait.Frank Drake J.Frank Drake J. ★★★★★ The entire process beginning with the preparation instructions thru discharging was exceptional. The entire staff including Dr. Donat were genuine and as professional as it can be. I would like to thank them again.Michael L.Michael L. ★★★★★ From start to finish Dr. Donat and his staff were on top of everything! From the prep kit, through the preparation and the procedure itself.Very professional and friendly staff!EstherEsther ★★★★★ Dr. Donat and his staff were very attentive. They run a clean facility and it is very COVID safe/conscious. You can tell Dr. Donat cares for his patients and their overall health. After my mother’s colonoscopy, they even brought her orange juice when she woke up since they knew she had diabetes. They even called her a few hours after to make sure she was okay. We are making Dr. Donat the GI doctor for my father as well after our wonderful experience. Dr. Donat and his staff are efficient and very kind. My mom does not speak English well and it makes her uneasy with American doctors. However, she felt extremely comfortable under their care and with the communication! Thanks Dr. Donat and his team!js_loader

Hi, I’m Dr. Donat from Center of Digestive Health. I am a gastroenterologist here. I was born in Turkey and moved to Canada when I was a child, and did all my education in Canada, and finished my GI training at University of Ottawa. I am married with two sons.

 

Why did I become a physician?

People always ask me why I became a doctor or why I became a gastroenterologist. To be honest, I don’t really even know why, but ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to be a doctor. I love what I do and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

The most rewarding part of my profession?

The most rewarding part of the job is that most patients, when they come in to see us, whether it’s some serious health issues, or whether they’re just no health issues at all. They may be worried that they have colon cancer for example, and we can do a simple diagnostic screening colonoscopy and let them know that everything’s fine. And once we tell them everything is fine and they don’t have cancer, it seems that patients are extremely relieved and the world’s burden has been taken off of them.

Of course, if they do have some illness or problem, to help them through that, and help guide them through that process, and let them know that they’re not alone and they don’t have to go through this by themselves is extremely rewarding.

Best health advice I have for my patients

The best health advice I have for my patients is really prevention, in terms of lifestyle modifications, being healthy eating, healthy lifestyle choices, physical activity, exercise. A lot of people don’t think that, you know, physical activity should have anything to do with your digestive health. It makes sense that food should have something to do with digestive health, but not physical activity from people’s perspective, but definitely if you’re more active, your GI system works better. If you’re more active, you have more endorphins, less issues, irritability and spasms, and cramps, and the whole lifestyle, and diet, of course is really key and very important for all aspects of digestive illnesses and digestive health.

I love what I do. I’d love to meet you and your family and help you with any digestive issues you may have. Come on in and see me!