Our Philosophy

We offer evaluation and consultation services to determine the cause of your pain. We will outline all reasonable options to you and provide guidance as to the risks and benefits of each.

Chronic pain is best treated using a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach. Following your initial consultation, you and your provider will develop an individualized treatment plan. The vast majority of chronic pain patients choose a blend of injections, medications, physical therapy, and behavioral and lifestyle counseling.

Patients often come to us for additional treatment options after receiving pain treatment elsewhere. We offer these patients guidance on additional options for treatment, and will provide medication prescribing guidelines, back to either the previously treating pain physician or the primary care physician. Due to regulatory concerns, we usually do not accept transfer of prescribing responsibility for these patients.

Founding Principal

Steven Donatello, MD, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for both his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and his medical degree. After an internship in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Donatello completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois, followed by a one-year accredited fellowship in Pain Management at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and New York Hospital in Manhattan.

Steven Donatello, MD, founder of Watertower Pain Consultants

Steven Donatello, MD
Watertower Pain Consultants

Dr. Donatello then returned to Wisconsin to head the St. Mary’s Hospital Pain Centers at Milwaukee and Ozaukee for 10 years. In 2006, Dr. Donatello founded Watertower Pain Consultants, SC, and moved to the practice’s current locations near the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin and Columbia-St. Mary’s Glendale Clinic.

Dr. Donatello also holds a faculty position at the Medical College of Wisconsin as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology.