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, 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, 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
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4.8 out of 5 (56 Ratings, 20 Comments)


I had good experiences but no need to recommend to people I know.

We researched to find this provider & feel we made the right decision.

Dr. Halperin and his staff are always very professional.

Dr. Halperin has been my PCP for over 12 years and he's GREAT. Providence has recommended his talents and added team leader to his responsibilities. I'm pleased for him, but it does seem it's more difficult to schedule an appointment with HIM.

Dr. Halperin is the best possible provider. Very smart, thorough and concerned.

dr halprin is an amazing doctor, he listens effectively,and helps you to find a solution. he is awesome on my last appointment my depression was really bad and he helped and gave me hope.

All my interactions are positive. Dr. Halperin is knowledgeable and has recommended changes to my prescriptions that have improved my health.

I love this clinic/office wouldn't want to see anyone besides Dr. Halperin. I would be devastated to have to start with someone else.

He was very attentive to my questions and respectful in addressing each one. The MA student was very professional

Dr. Halperin and I have been trying to determine the cause for the particular symptoms I have been experiencing since June 2016. He ordered chest x-rays this last visit and it showed something that led to a recommendation for a chest CT which has yet to be approved. This is an insurance issue, not provider's fault.

I didn't get an appointment as soon as I liked because of bad weather and the provider's health. I usually get appointments within a very reasonable time. "Acts of God"

dr halperin always takes good care of me

nothing bad to say about provider he is fantastic.

Very difficult to see your doctor the same day.

Reviewed medication and discussed reduction - yes good!

Dr. Halperin is quite simply the best primary care physician I've ever had. Treats the whole person.

Dr Halperin was quick to answer medical questions on MyChart as well and gave helpful advice.

Dr Halperin spends the time necessary to address all my concerns.

Always takes time to listen & take care of your needs!

Dr. Halperin is extraordinarily sensitive to my state of mind and gentle in his questions and reminders. I value that greatly.