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, 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 and other allergic reactions, 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, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, 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


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (54 Ratings, 10 Comments)


I love Providence and I'm always telling people about the great service and compassion that is found at Providence. [...] My doctor is the best because she listens and helps me when I'm unable to get help outside of Providence. I have never needed to feel embarrassed of my situation in front of my doctor because she has always treated me with respect! [...] Thank you (All Providence Staff) for all you do for people!
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Clark has always responded to phone calls. I am convinced that I am getting top rate care!
Providence Health & Services Patient

I'm on mychart, the doctor usually answers my concerns within 24hours! Follows up on data!
Providence Health & Services Patient

Treated with respect [...]. Dr. Clark was topsDr.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Brinton Clark is an amazing physician and I am lucky to have her as my primary care physician. Dr. Clark always spends time going over my medical needs and has always been a positive influence in my goal for wellness.
Providence Health & Services Patient

she checked her concerns with colleagues and when she felt I needed follow up care, she paved the way for me to get it as quickly and seamlessly as possible
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Clark has always been attentive and knowledgeable. I have always had a great experience seeing her.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I am a new patient and seen the provider twice[...]. She listened well to my past medical history and my current concerns. She is highly professional, answered all my questions and offered clear advice. And she is very kind.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Doctor Clark is the Best Doctor who I have ever been knew. I wish her to have good health and happyness.
Providence Health & Services Patient

dr Clark is great. I am very pleased with her care.
Providence Health & Services Patient