Biography & Education


Dr. Ruben Halperin’s philosophy of care is “progress, not perfection.” He works to improve patients’ quality of life and functionality. “I like to emphasize prevention, exercise and encourage patients to improve their diet and reduce stress in their daily life,” he says.

As an advocate for his patients, Dr. Halperin puts high importance on patient education. “I help patients weed through all the medical information and misinformation they are bombarded with,” he says.

Dr. Halperin earned his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He completed an internship and residency at UCLA Center for Health Sciences. In addition, he completed a fellowship at Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston, Ma.

Dr. Halperin was born in Los Angeles and is fluent in Spanish. He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and rollerblading.

Areas of expertise

Internal Medicine

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: UCLA Center for Health Sciences
Fellowship: Harvard General Medicine Fellowship
  • English

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


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.

4.7 out of 5 (49 Ratings, 9 Comments)


Dr. Halperin explains everything very well and even after seeing me only 3 times was very familiar with my medical history and and was able to quickly diagnose and prescribe a remedy for a severe rash, even though it was not the basis for the current visit/
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Halperin is wonderful and I feel fortunate to have fond a doctor that is very competent and makes a real connection with those of us under his care. I feel he cares about my health and takes an interest in my well-being! He is very patient and explains the details in a natural and easy manner. He is very encouraging when I'm on the right track to a healthy existence!
Providence Health & Services Patient

I have been a patient of Dr. Ruben Halperin since 2006. He has always been attentive and given me good medical advice.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Halperin took time to fully understand my medical history, made good suggestions about changing certain medications, fully explained the reasoning behind it. scheduled a follow up visit to make sure a fainting episode that had occurred wasn't due to a serious problem
Providence Health & Services Patient

I feel the MY CHART experience probably misses the boat with older many patients. At 73, I'm barely able to maintain good spirits when faced with the impersonal. I feel for people less machine savvy than me or without a computer savvy partner.
Providence Health & Services Patient

He's the best!
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr Halperin never seems in a hurry - he takes plenty of time to talk to me as a person and seems genuinely concerned about my health. He is an excellent doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr Halperin was extraordinary. He was patient and kind with my mother and I could tell he was gathering important information about her function, activities and limitations while chatting with her about her past and daily life.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I have had my first visit with Dr. Halperin. He is going to be my new primary care provider because my previous one moved to a new practice too far away. I liked the way Dr. Halperin listened to me and asked important questions regarding my current health and past experiences. He explained things I didn't know about prescriptions I've been taking for a long time. I am comfortable and pleased with Dr. H. as my new primary care provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient