Effective July 1, 2019, after 25 years of providing the families of ESD Pediatric Group with outstanding medical care it is time for Donald Rakel, M.D. to take a permanent vacation.

Dr. Rakel began his medical career 40 years ago in a multi-specialty practice in Gallipolis, Ohio. In 1994, after 10 years with Pediatric Offices, Inc. he began his journey with ESD.

While Dr. Rakel has cared for children of all ages, he has always had a passion for treating and caring for patients who suffer from various psychological issues with special focus on ADHD and ADD.

After hanging up his stethoscope, he and his wife, Joyce plan to travel and enjoy time with family. An avid sports fan, he plans to attend as many of the XU Musketeer basketball games as possible.

Dr. Rakel has provided 25 years of remarkable service to the families of ESD Pediatric Group, and his achievements will not be forgotten. Please join ESD in wishing him the best in the next steps of his journey.