Biography & Education

Biography

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

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

Care Locations

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

Specialties

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

Reviews

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 (42 Ratings, 9 Comments)

100

03/09/2016
Overall, my experience with Dr. Halperin rates highest among other physicians.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/22/2015
Thorough education and exams; like ability to use MyChart patient portal for questions and answers.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/17/2015
I have an extensive health record and it was clear to me that he took the tie to read through it before our first meeting. That impressed me, it showed he cared about me and my issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/17/2015
Dr Halperin has always been wonderful, caring, and understanding. He goes beyond any other Doctors I have ever seen. He always try's to find the best treatment for my head injury. I feel taken care of and relieved when I see him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/11/2015
Dr. Halperin and his staff are the best I have ever worked with; they are respectful, compassionate, attentive, and very pleasant. Dr. Halperin is an excellent doctor who inspires not only confidence but a sense of comfort that is sometimes lacking in a doctor's office. I've recommended him to a couple of people so far and will do so again, I'm sure.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/23/2015
Great Doctor!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/14/2015
He has always been well informed about my medical circumstances and cautious about recommending invasive treatments.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/29/2015
It's usually all good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/16/2015
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