Biography & Education

Biography

"My philosophy of care is to treat you and yours like I would me and mine," says Darren Lewis, M.D. "I am thorough, concerned and sincere." In addition to treating acute illness and chronic disease, Dr. Lewis emphasizes health maintenance and lifestyle modification. He considers his most important role to be that of a patient educator and patient advocate.

Dr. Lewis earned his undergraduate degree in microbiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville and his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the Florida Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Orlando. Board certified in family medicine, he is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Born in Orange, N.J., Dr. Lewis has lived in Alaska as well as Florida. He and his wife, Rachel, have two children, Elijah and Alexandra. Dr. Lewis enjoys skiing, bicycling, photography and travel.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
University of Miami School of Medicine
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

4015 Mercantile Drive, Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Fax 503-216-1515

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family 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, 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, 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, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, 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, ,

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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.5 out of 5 (253 Ratings, 69 Comments)

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02/14/2017
I was referred to Dr. Lewis by our daughter. This was my first visit with him. Our daughter has been very pleased with him and now we share her opinion.
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02/13/2017
Dr. Lewis is an excellent primary care doctor and I am glad to work with him to maintain and improve my health.
30

02/12/2017
[...] The doctor seemed more concerned with what he had to say than what I did. I thought he wanted a follow-up visit in three weeks but when I left the only person I saw pointed me to the exit door.
100

02/06/2017
I appreciated the fast and immediate response to visits/questions/test results.
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01/28/2017
Dr lewis is very patient with my questions
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01/25/2017
First visit with Dr. Lewis was impressive.
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01/23/2017
no bad experiences
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01/18/2017
i really like Dr. Lewis. He is nice to me and cares and he is responsible and always follows through to see how I am doing. also, the patient relations staff are very kind especially [...]. not sure I am spelling the name correctly, but she is very helpful and I couldn't function as a care giver without her help. I also really appreciate everything Dr Lewis does and Dr [...] does for me and my husband. thank you guys!!!!
100

12/27/2016
great doctor and assistant
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12/25/2016
Dr. Lewis is honest and I really like his general relaxed demeanor, but professional appearance.
100

12/20/2016
I am very happy with my provider & would recommend him , most definitely . as for the staff, receptionists, etc. they are wonderful, couldn't be treated any nicer.
90

12/13/2016
All was great with my provider.
100

11/29/2016
Only reason I would not recommend this provider would be if he/she became unavailable to see me because they were seeing too many patients like my previous provider.
70

11/27/2016
IN the past I have really enjoyed this provider. But I just had a bad experience this time in many aspects. Things I don't really wish to discuss anymore. It was a tough time for me and I just want to move on. I will continue to use this provider for now.
100

11/24/2016
My doctor is concerned with my life and well being. He always does his absolute best to help me to help myself so that I live a long and happy life. Sometimes it's hard for me work out, have the same sleep schedule and have a healthy diet but I do my best. I know Dr. Lewis won't give up on me and will always be there for me no matter what happens with my health. I have learned what I must do to achieve optimal health from Dr. Lewis and although I haven't always done what I've learned from him I am confident I'm getting better at it. Dr. Lewis cares about me.
80

11/15/2016
my one medication prescribe by dr is decline by the insurance company and it took over 1 month plus. [...]
90

11/15/2016
Dr lewis is always very attentive to all aspects of my health and well being. I am a runner who appreciates a Doctor who is interested and aware of my health concerns....
70

11/07/2016
I had specific questions (8) that I wanted answers to and Dr only addressed half of them. Now I must pay a copay again to finalize with him. The most important concern wasn't addressed to my satisfaction yet.
100

10/30/2016
The referral I requested was made - - have not received confirmation back from Providence that it was approved. Still waiting.
10

10/28/2016
the receptionist was not friendly and I was really disappointed. I wish they could have smiled more. [...] 8 was battling some emotional issues and I feel he was downplaying it and was not sensitive to my needs. he made me feel worse and said I should take anti depressants and that's the only way I could get better. the medical assistant was really nice and the blood test was easy. I changed providers and I hope she's nicer. I'm really disappointed with dr Lewis and the front desk receptionist who helped me that day
100

10/18/2016
excellent physician. no nonsense approach but also very helpful and proactive.
80

10/18/2016
The referral process takes too long - especially when I need assistance right away. It's been a week and I still am not able to see the referral doctor because the "referral process" is too slow. I am told to call Providence back in a few days to check on "status" .. This is very frustrating for the patient who needs faster assistance.
100

10/12/2016
Clarified all my health concerns in a very timely manner.
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10/12/2016
Dr Lewis is a great Doctor.
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10/11/2016
Dr Lewis has always been very helpful in tending to my needs. He explains what is going on and the treatment he is prescribing, professionally and thoroughly. I have total confidence in Dr Lewis and appreciate his care.
100

10/10/2016
Dr Lewis does a great job for me. I'm very happy with him as my doctor.
100

10/07/2016
The BEST service I have received from a physician and the total team members I interacted with.
90

10/04/2016
Very satisfied with care provided
70

09/25/2016
Made apt for diabetes follow up, I think MD Lewis missed checking on my feet's sensitivity.
90

09/05/2016
I appreciate the quality of the rapport he has built w/me as a patient, respects and listens to me.
100

08/29/2016
Dr Lewis has always been there for me, he listened and even though I did not take his advice last time, he didn't make me feel bad about it and got me back on track.
100

07/23/2016
My care provider is the best, always very informative and making suggestions on improving my health.
100

07/19/2016
dr lewis has always treated me with great patience and given excellent advice.
90

07/03/2016
Though my concern was about pain in my elbow, Dr. Lewis did a thorough exam of my neck and shoulder as well to rule out some sources of the pain I was having.... nice work!
100

06/26/2016
I appreciate being taken seriously when I discuss my situations and not spoken "down to" as if I'm unable to be a participating advocate for myself.
90

06/21/2016
Overall, the typical good experience with Dr. Lewis. He may have been rushed as he forgot to check my ear pain I was experiencing. One of the main reasons I set up the appt.
100

06/14/2016
I am very pleased with the care and attention I receive from my PCP and Providence, far superior to my previous experience with [...].
100

06/07/2016
Love Dr. Lewis. Excellent physician.
100

06/06/2016
He gives me good advice & help.
100

06/05/2016
This was my first visit to Dr. Lewis and I'm glad I've selected him as my PCP. He's pleasant, straight forward and I respect his take on the importance of nutrition. Everyone on staff at the office was smiling and seemed truly happy to be a part of the team.
90

06/02/2016
Dr. Lewis is excellent - compassionate and easy to talk with.
90

05/31/2016
Just thought the visit was a little rushed this time compared to last time. Also, I filled out the pink questionnaire prior to my appointment, and it wasn't discussed.
100

05/31/2016
Dr. Lewis is a great Doctor, very informative, caring, and attentive
100

05/16/2016
I had to share some information with Dr. Lewis about an eating disorder, and i was very nervous to talk to him about it because I feel ashamed. He was extremely sensitive and understanding, and didn't make me feel bad at all. He made me feel encouraged and gave me some tips that will help me along my treatment.
100

05/15/2016
Pleasant and helpful
90

05/04/2016
Referrals by Dr. Lewis are usually processed very promptly. Was frustrated that after 10 days of seeing Dr. Lewis, a referral to see an orthopedic surgeon for a knee problem had not been made. I called the Providence Mercantile office and they said they would submit the referral. As of this date [...], I am still waiting for an approval so I can schedule an appointment.
100

04/27/2016
Great doctor, listener and honest.
60

04/21/2016
Disrespectful sarcasim [...] is not a conducive doctor - patient relationship I want to explore.
100

04/19/2016
Dr Lewis is an awesome provider. He is very knowledgeable yet at the same time treats you like an equal and explains things in a way that anyone can understand.
100

04/03/2016
Dr. Lewis and staff are always very receptive to my questions and give me information I need. I have NO complaints.
100

03/30/2016
We are very impressed with the entire Providence system, and my doctor and this facility are a large part of that.
80

03/22/2016
My provider is excellent! [...]
90

03/22/2016
Dr. Lewis was easy to talk with, made some recommendations based on my age, and in general made the appointment very pleasant.
100

03/22/2016
Dr Darren Lewis is the BEST!
30

03/20/2016
[...] Overall, it seemed like Dr. Lewis hardly cared to get to know me and wanted to tell me to do things totally differently than my other doctors.
90

03/20/2016
The doctor presented caring using [...] genuine concern.
100

03/10/2016
Always professional, helpful, I have a great association with the Dr. &Staff
100

03/08/2016
I am very thank full to Dr. Lewis and his team for the excellent care and support they rendered to me every time I visited the clinic . I can not express how much polite and kind Dr. Lewis has been.
100

03/08/2016
I feel that I'm being taken good care of .
90

03/07/2016
Dr Lewis is very attentive, easy to talk to, follows up on lab reports. Also, he has referred me to very good providers for treatment of conditions.
90

03/01/2016
Dr. Lewis needs to provide an after visit report.
100

02/24/2016
Dr. Lewis is very thorough and very friendly. He's easy to talk to and I am confident he has my best interests in mind. I have recently recommended Dr. Lewis to a good friend of mine.
80

02/23/2016
very good. but did not get a call back [...]
80

02/23/2016
I was very disappointed that I arrived 15 minutes early, and then waited nearly an hour after my scheduled appointment time to see the MD
100

02/16/2016
Truly professional, caring and completely explained the care I was given. Went well above and beyond the norm. Very pleased qnd grateful for the Doctor's help.
90

02/14/2016
Overall my provider was excellent all I'm not convinced we got to the bottom of my health issue.
100

02/09/2016
I appreciated the time Dr Lewis took with me, and his recommendations for reading materials, etc. that can improve my health and well being. Very good appointment.
100

02/07/2016
I'm impressed with all of you!
100

02/05/2016
Very good experience!