Biography & Education


Dr. Brinton Clark feels prevention of disease is the basis for good primary care and values the personal relationships she forms with her patients. She works closely with patients to help them optimize management of chronic diseases and to improve their quality of life.

Dr. Clark educates her patients and helps them to gain the knowledge and skills they need to optimize their health and well being. “I think developing a trusting, long term primary care relationship is one of the keys to helping patients live the most healthy, happy, highest quality of life,” she says.

Dr. Clark received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She also completed her internship and residency through the university.

Dr. Clark is married and has two children. She enjoys gardening and speaks French.

Personal Statement: I joined the faculty at Providence in September, 2005, and love being part of this dynamic community of faculty and physicians-in-training. I enjoy the close relationships and mentoring that are possible in a smaller training environment. The academic focus of the residency continues to challenge me in my personal learning and growth.

Areas of Academic Focus:

Population-Based Health/Healthcare systems

Multicultural Health/Cultural Competency

Working with Underserved Populations

Ambulatory Medicine

Teaching Responsibilities:

Precepting two half-days in the PACE clinic

Two months of inpatient attending for the teaching service

Co-director of the Population-Based Health course


Teaching Teaching Systems-Based Practice to Residents.  Workshop for Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, April 9, 2008. 

Clark BC, Grossman E, White MC, Goldenson J, Tulsky J. The state of diabetes care in the San Francisco County jail. Am J Public Health  2006; 96: 1571-1574

Clark BC. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, pulmonary capillaritis and renal failure: a case of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome. Poster presentation. Society for General Internal Medicine annual meeting, May 2004. SGIM California regional meeting, March 2004.

Levinson W, Kaufman K, Clark B, Tolle S. Mentors and role models for women in academic medicine. West J Med 1991;154:423-26

Personal Interests:  Spending time with family including my pre-school age son and toddler daughter.   Other interests include gardening, hiking, yoga, and reading novels. 

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco (AOA)
Residency: University of California, San Francisco (PRIME program)
  • English
  • French

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-7751


Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cellulitis, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney stones, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts
Services Provided