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

Care Locations

4015 Mercantile Drive, Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Phone 503-216-1500
Fax 503-216-1515

Specialties

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

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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A provider’s star rating is based on a Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. In this survey, taken after an office visit, patients answer a series of standardized questions and have the opportunity to provide custom comments. Providence strips identifying information from comments so they can be shared without jeopardizing confidentiality or patient privacy.

4.5 out of 5 (174 Ratings, 43 Comments)

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02/25/2015
making appts. on MyChart is amazingly convienient
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02/25/2015
I was undergoing congestive heart failure with my lungs filling up with fluid that caused incessant coughing to bring fluid from my lungs. A CatScan had showed the fluid fiillup. Dr Lewis and another doctor with [...] treated me for bronchitis instead, which was futile. I spent the next week in the hospital under the care of my cardiologist, and I am now home recuperating.
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100

02/15/2015
I'm happy. Dr. Lewis rocks, he's the real deal.
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70

02/13/2015
Does more talking than listening.
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100

02/11/2015
Dr. Lewis was respectful toward me even though I had not followed his instructions exactly. He explained the consequences in a professional manner, with enough force, but also with empathy. He's a good doctor.
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70

02/10/2015
Provider listens and tries to solve problems but it doesn't always work.
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90

02/09/2015
I remain thankful to wake up with a pulse, and I have been treated well in this practice.
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80

02/08/2015
Dr Lewis walked me to the lab personally the first time I met him. I thought that he went overboard to make me feel welcome. I've enjoyed going to Dr Lewis for advise about my health and he always made me understand the severity or the impact of my condition. I'll be seeing him soon I'm sure.
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100

02/01/2015
It was my first visit after obtaining health insurance. I could not be more pleased!
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100

01/18/2015
he is very nice person
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90

01/14/2015
Always receive prompt and thorough service. No complaints whatsoever.
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100

01/07/2015
I have been seeing Dr Lewis for several years. He has always been courteous and genuinely interested in my health. I've always thought of him as competent, courteous and thorough.
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80

12/23/2014
Was pretty rushed during this appointment. questions were rapid fired.
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80

12/10/2014
Dr. Lewis' comments were to the point and were helpful. Good visit.
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60

12/09/2014
Dr. Lewis seems very competent, but I wish he would listen more. He tends to talk most of the time and not listen as much as he should. He places too much emphasis on food (organic, other additives, etc) Also, seems rushed.
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70

12/09/2014
Dr. Lewis is accurate and seems to be efficient. His staff is good.
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80

11/26/2014
[...] had to wait a very long time for his blood being taken. this has not happened before.
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50

11/25/2014
On this visit the practitioner blamed me for not ordering the proper blood tests.
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100

11/05/2014
Dr. Lewis was great! Very knowledgeable.
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50

10/26/2014
just did not feel that he listen to me or really cared about my health
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90

10/21/2014
Was not advised on process after being sent to blood lab in other bldg. Very prompt reporting the next morning on labs.
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70

10/15/2014
He was very fast. Covered all the bases like he was on the clock. No chit chat. No back and forth about getting to know each other. Very efficient. Very direct. It was a good thing that I have a health information background because if I were not used to things medical, he may have left me in the dust! He asked if I had any questions, but I would have needed to chew on what he'd said for 10 minutes before I could formulate some good questions. I will try the website to ask some further questions of him outside of office time. [...] Dr. Lewis will be an efficient provider for me, but the hope of a warm, personal friendship is probably a thing of the past. Too bad. Since I have only had an initial visit, it is hard to be completely fair as of yet. I will see how things go when we have had more encounters.
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80

10/14/2014
Generally very good
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80

09/24/2014
I first reported thumbnail damage at my physical in May, and Dr. Lewis took a quick look and said my nail bed was damaged and hopefully the nail will grow back. When the nail didn't grow back, I went back and saw a physician's assistant who did a culture. I was prescribed an ointment and antibiotic. I had to call in for results of the culture, and was given very confusing instructions on what to do next, and when I went back in and saw another physician's assistant, I was told I misunderstood the instructions even though the person I was speaking to was going back to Dr. Lewis for clarification. After three rounds of different antibiotics, I finally was able to get in to a dermatologist who prescribed an anti-fungal cream, and that seems to have worked. We'll see if the nail grows back.
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80

09/23/2014
Does not make future follow up appointments.
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100

09/23/2014
Dr. Lewis communicated with me via the online mychart portal four times in one day. This was above and beyond patient care. He is an excellent provider.
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90

09/23/2014
Takes the time to listen and explain
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100

09/21/2014
I answered the alcohol question truthfully. I have consumed 4 1 1/2 oz of liquor drinks in a day about 4 times in a year. I was given a questionnaire for alcoholics and did not appreciate that. It is not an issue for me. This was silly
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100

09/17/2014
Very happy at all levels.....Darrin Lewis is great......fortunately for me he is younger and I will pre-decease him so I won't need to look for another Doc.
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100

09/09/2014
I've been seeing Darren Lewis for more than 5 years and have been completely happy with his care of me. I especially appreciate his going over the importance of nutritional habits and the need for regular exercise as I'm healthy enough that I have been able to slack in these areas...and he always calls me out on it and I appreciate that. He also listens enough (and has known me long enough) to refer me to others when he feels it's necessary and I wouldn't know to connect those symptoms and need to be checked out more fully. I'm very happy with my care and I would highly recommend Dr Lewis to others (and I have)
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100

08/24/2014
I use My Chart for email questions and he is very responsive.
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100

08/05/2014
Dr. Lewis was also very responsive to my questions via email outside of work hours using MyChart. This is a positive feature I've never had from previous physicians.
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100

08/05/2014
He was great, I went in for a well check and was very pleased.
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100

06/10/2014
Dr. Lewis is an excellent provider, he provides information on my health, he is easy to talk to and communicate with and makes me feel comfortable and at ease during my visits. He has a nice sense of humor, listens to my responses to his questions and I feel he understands my concerns.
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100

06/10/2014
Both my Dr. and [...] were great. [...] did a great job drawing blood which I hate.
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90

06/02/2014
always pleasant and straight forward , easy to talk to, has good advice
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100

05/30/2014
blood draw, vein hit on first attempt (not very often this happens to me) I was impressed!
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90

05/18/2014
He explains things well.
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100

05/06/2014
Dr. Lewis is great :-)
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90

04/21/2014
Am very pleased to have Dr. Lewis as my primary care provider. Also, office personnel are very pleasant to work with.
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100

04/15/2014
Dr Lewis is a wonderful caring human being. I am so fortunate to be his patient. I was very confused where to get health care after moving form CA to Oregon and leaving behind all my health providers. I have lots of emotional along with physical problems and I think I will be in good hand with Dr. Lewis being my provider.
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100

03/25/2014
Dr. Lewis is an excellent provider for both myself and my son.
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90

03/25/2014
fine, thanks to his help
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