Biography & Education

Biography

Ranjan Nathan, M.D., comes from a family of physicians that practice all over the world. Her passion for medicine was inspired and fostered by her mother from an early age. She graduated with honors from Bangalore Medical College in India, and completed her residency at Legacy Emanuel and Good Samaritan hospitals in Portland.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Nathan emphasizes the importance of preventative medicine and healthy lifestyle, and her warm and caring personality puts her patients at ease. “I like to work in active partnership with my patients,” she says. “I pride myself on being a good listener and am gratified by the positive impact this partnership can make on health issues.”

In her spare time, Dr. Nathan enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two wonderful children. She loves to travel, and has a great appreciation for music and the arts.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
Bangalore Medical College in India
Languages
  • English
  • Hindi

Care Locations

12442 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Suite 100
Tigard , OR 97223
Fax 503-216-9220

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, 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, 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
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.

4.5 out of 5 (221 Ratings, 96 Comments)

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11/25/2015
Questions I had were not clearly answered and explained. I felt unresolved at the end of the appointment.
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100

11/25/2015
Dr. Nathan gives me excellent care. She or her staff answers my emails the same day. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Nathan as my primary care doctor.
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100

11/24/2015
My experience has always been good with my PCP. [...]
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100

11/24/2015
Dr Nathan has an incredible way of connecting with her patient, including great recall of all the incidents in my life, and my family. I have no doubt that the EMR helps her, but still it's impressive! She actually takes the time to review my chart before she enters the room! Love her interpersonal skills and style.
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20

11/21/2015
No further diagnostics requested to determine root cause of issue [...]
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100

11/17/2015
This was a "get to know you" visit, as I was switching GPs. I felt very listened to; she didn't rush me despite my big list of stuff I wanted to talk about. She addressed things I've felt were not addressed previously and I felt very hopeful that she'll be a good GP for me.
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100

11/14/2015
Very professional and yet very personable and friendly. Very knowledgeable, I trust and respect Dr. Ranjana. I'm very lucky to have her as my PCP.
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70

11/11/2015
A couple of times had to wait an hour to see my Dr. after getting into the room. My appointments were close to the end of the day.
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90

11/10/2015
She even responds to my emailed questions.
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100

11/04/2015
Excellent Service. Clerks at reception seem somewhat bored or and not friendly. When waiting in line they never acknowledge you while they are looking at their computer screens, seemingly just reading and not concerned about anyone waiting in line.
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100

11/04/2015
Dr Nathan and I disagree about the cause of my shoulder pain but she did listen to me and was respectful and helpful.
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100

11/03/2015
Very pleased with medical care with this provider.
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100

11/01/2015
No bad experiences. Dr is very caring.
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100

10/27/2015
Dr Nathan is good about responding to my emailed questions.
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100

10/25/2015
[...] I am overall very pleased with my healthcare providers and Providence in general.
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50

10/23/2015
I feel my provider is too hurried to notice my over all health. I just don't have a lot of confidence in her
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90

10/13/2015
I love that she is informative and helpful, but no pushy.
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100

10/13/2015
Dr. Nathan is a tremendous health care provider. She is friendly, concerned, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. What an asset to Providence. [...]
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50

10/13/2015
wait time is atrocious. i had to wait 45 minutes before seeing my healthcare provider and than another hour before i could have an xray taken.
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100

10/11/2015
Absolutely LOVE this over worked lady.
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90

10/09/2015
I am very pleased with my care from Dr Nathan
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30

10/04/2015
I waited 45 minutes after my scheduled appt time before I saw the doctor [...]. It is too hard to get in and the wait times are ridiculous.
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100

09/27/2015
Outstanding with excellent, quick follow-up.
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100

09/19/2015
I had no complaint about my PCM or her assistants.
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80

09/14/2015
I was somewhat uncertain about the follow-up after receiving my x-ray results via MyChart. I did phone the office and then received wonderful follow-up (referral to a specialist) but wonder if I hadn't phoned, how much time would have passed before I would have been contacted.
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100

09/13/2015
I was notified via My Chart message that my provider may be running late for my appointment which gave me the opportunity either be prepared to wait or reschedule. I decided it was OK to wait and was suprised that my appointment was actually on time
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100

09/02/2015
Dr. Nathan is wonderful. She's been my doctor for almost 10 years. I do feel the desk staff could be a bit more personable when a person goes to check in for an appointment. They are very good over the phone.
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80

08/25/2015
excellent doctor. I feel very comfortable with her. reception area needs work. receptionists are aloof and dismissive. They ignore you standing there as they finish their phone conversations and don't look up so you are left standing there
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100

08/25/2015
Dr. Nathan does not prescribe medication if there is a viable alternative.
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100

08/25/2015
Dr Nathan is alway thorough and listens to my issues. She really cares about her patients. I have already recommended her to a number of friends.
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50

08/24/2015
She doesn't seem to have the time to spend with me. I go in wanting to talk about about certain thing and she doesn't seem to have the time. I feel she rushes me in and out like I'm not important. I have issue's that really concern me and feel I should find a new Doctor that will or has time to talk to me about them.
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100

08/23/2015
I had to wait 50 minutes to see the provider. This is not her fault. [...] Some of the providers are so booked they can't take time for lunch/break.
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100

08/23/2015
Dr. Nathan was a JOY ... just what I needed. I felt comfortable, understood and cared about. [...]
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100

08/18/2015
Glad to see there is a team to meet your needs if primary care provider not available.
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100

08/18/2015
Dr Nathan is always very pleasant and thoughtful
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100

08/18/2015
I Love the fact that I can email questions and get a response the same day. I appreciate than I can make an appointment on the website and pick a day and time for my needs.
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100

08/11/2015
Very good,, respectful, Kind, understanding, caring concern
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40

08/11/2015
She is somewhat unprofessional in my opinion. [...] Also, I had a concern about my hearing which she said nothing about. Also, I have had breast cancer twice and cervical cancer once and nothing was planned for a pap smear or breast exam. I don't feel as though I'm getting the care I should be [...]. I am seriously thinking of going to another doctor.
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70

08/07/2015
not enough time to go into my in depth medical history and address issues. not willing to provide documentation or recommendation of disability for my claim already in processfaxed prescriptions did not go through, only 1 out of 4 arrived.
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60

08/04/2015
I didn't care for being examined with my clothes on. It was awkward and not thorough.
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100

08/03/2015
I am extremely happy to have Dr. Nathan as my primary care Physician. She has a delightful personality and has handled all my problems in the best possible way, a top notch Doctor who has my utmost respect.
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100

08/02/2015
My experience is always good
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90

08/02/2015
[...] We have used the mycare messaging to reach out with our concerns which have been very promptly and appropriately handled which I appreciate.
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07/29/2015
She was relatable, friendly and cheerful. I also thought she seemed confident in her skill set and was pleased with the visit.
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50

07/28/2015
Major complaint not satisfactorily addressed.
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100

07/26/2015
Dr Nathan always attentive to my needs and listens to my concerns. has very excellent bedside manner and available to answer questions through the messaging system which is through My Chart. she promotes the patient's well being and reviews everything discussed during visit to make sure patient understands.
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100

07/21/2015
Doctor Nathan has always provided me with excellent care.
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100

07/21/2015
Very good experiences
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100

07/14/2015
Ongoing excellent experience.
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100

06/30/2015
Dr. Nathan is an excellent provider. She is always there to listen help in referral as needed.
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90

06/28/2015
Dr. Nathan is very patient and genuine in her care; I never feel like I'm been rushed thru or that she is short of time.
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90

06/28/2015
Dr Nathan is a positive thinking woman but not so much that she isn't able to relate to me when I have a problem. I like that she is positive and believes in healing and attitude working hand in hand. She has been wonderful and has spotted things that needed to be fixed when I didn't even know they could be. She is continuously encouraging.
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90

06/15/2015
only issue is wait time checking in and waiting for doctor
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90

06/10/2015
She is very caring and helpful
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100

06/07/2015
My provider is one of the best doctor that I have had, she is kind and always now how to treat me.
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80

06/03/2015
I requested a referral for a massage after being seen in urgent care after a car accident and was told I couldn't get this until I came in to be seen because it was ~2wks past my annual exam. I have always received annual care, am healthy, and had seen a provider in Providence for this condition (accident), so did not feel like that was appropriate to make me wait for this care that could have helped me. I will likely be changing doctors due to a move, but if I stayed I would have wanted to hear why this was appropriate use of care and a good care plan for me.
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90

05/27/2015
Has always been helpful in my needs
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100

05/20/2015
She has solved my blood pressure problems. Further, she discovered that I had anemia. She ordered an abdominal ultra-sound which revealed a possible [...]. She then ordered an MRI. She went the extra mile, and I'm so glad that she discovered I had a potential dangerous condition. I believe she really cares about her patients.
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100

05/19/2015
Dr. Nathan is an incredible doctor, who listens well and understands. During my regular follow-up exam two weeks ago, I was in Day 3 of a bad cold, and I was leaving on a flight in a few days. Dr. Nathan prescribed both OTC meds and prescription meds, and recommended chewing gum during take-off and landing. My flight was uneventful, and I felt fantastic during this important trip! Without Dr. Nathan's care and assistance, my trip would have been VERY different.
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50

05/19/2015
the past two times I waited almost 2 hours before dr actually came in to see me. why even show up on time for an appointment if she is always extremely late.
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90

05/18/2015
Great doctor
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100

05/16/2015
Love Dr. Nathan and have recommended her to friends. She is always respectful and caring. Very professional.
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100

05/15/2015
Dr. Nathan is so compassionate, educated and expresses such a completely sincere approach to my health [...], and am always impressed with her team. At times of my great distress everyone extended themselves far beyond their "required" duties.You would lose a precious asset for Providence should you ever let her out of your grasp!
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100

05/13/2015
My care provider always has as much time as is necessary for my visit.She never makes me feel that she is rushed.
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100

05/06/2015
Dr. Nathan is a great doctor. She is very pleasant and knowledgeable.
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80

05/04/2015
She usually seems hurried so it is often difficult to get a point accross.
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100

04/29/2015
Dr. Nathan could not be in nicer and concern with my question etc. every time I have been in her office.
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90

04/29/2015
Dr. Nathan does her homework before she meets me. I've not seen her in a 1 1/2 years but she remembered parts of our last conversation from her notes. She was very aware of my preferences for care.
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90

04/27/2015
Would like to be able to talk to doctor directly when calling for medical problems/advice and not relaying through her answering team.
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100

04/13/2015
Dr. R. Nathan is a doctor I trust, respect and rely on to care for myself and my family.
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100

04/07/2015
dr Nathan is the best, explains everything, listen,helps and follows up after. even emailed me when she was gone from office
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90

04/06/2015
excellent provider. could have used more explanation on diagnosis.
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50

03/25/2015
I feel my physical exams are not carefully done. This doctor often does not explain reasons for giving prescriptions or discuss the effects. I feel she likes me better when I am well. This comment was also voiced by another patient of hers
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100

03/25/2015
Dr. Nathan always pays attention to my complaints and questions and gives my advice on whatever complaint I have. I feel she regards me as an individual and not just another patient or number
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100

03/22/2015
Dr Nathan is the best! The lab used to be the only hold up at this office due to long wait times but I feel that this has been improved.
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100

03/15/2015
She has been very kind.
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100

03/05/2015
I have had very good experiences.
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100

03/04/2015
I really appreciate Dr. Nathan's approach to patient care, wish all physicians had learned from her. I believe it is so important to feel like a person and not a number and she provides that. Very important to me.
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90

03/04/2015
Ranjana Nathan is a first class physician. She listens well and always provides good advice.
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03/02/2015
EXCELENT DOCTOR
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02/25/2015
Dr. Nathan is the best! She is thorough, kind, smart and very knowledgeable. I'm so glad she is my doctor!!
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90

02/25/2015
Dr. Nathan seems to "get it right" when choosing treatment for me. She is a joy.
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100

02/25/2015
I moved to Chicago IL and I still choose to see Dr. Nathan as my primary care provider - she is that exceptional. I have referred numerous friends / family to see her and will continue to do so.
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80

02/18/2015
I felt a bit rushed and thought that maybe it would be better to be referred to a specialist than to be given more meds that may or may not work. Would rather have provider admit that they don't have all the info on a matter. Patients may not always take initiative with specialists and best care might be a referral.
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100

02/13/2015
Dr. Nathan and her staff are excellent.
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100

02/10/2015
Dr. Nathan is one of the best and most caring physician which I have ever had--she listens to me and responds understandably. Too bad there are not more like her.
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80

02/09/2015
I trust my doctor to see to my needs and listen to why I am there. She always answers any questions I may ask.
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100

02/03/2015
Efficient and thorough.
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100

01/28/2015
I have been seeing Dr. Nathan for almost 20 years now and she has never ceased to make me feel that she has all the time in the world for me and my health is an important to her.
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90

01/27/2015
Dr Nathan is great but getting to her through apt or phone is tough. Don't like urgent care and Dr offices together.
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100

01/25/2015
I do not like waiting in the waiting room with SICK people from the Urgent Care office. These should be separated. [...]
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100

01/20/2015
I absolutely love Dr. Nathan and I have recommended her to family and friends. She listens to everything I have to say and she is very friendly. She gives great care.
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100

01/14/2015
My questions were all answered and taken care of.
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90

01/14/2015
she is so busy she is not always who I see, [...] covers for her sometimes and I think she is really great!
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100

01/12/2015
I have always been treated very well.
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01/07/2015
Dr Nathan is the best doctor I have ever had
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