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, 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, 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
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.

4.7 out of 5 (220 Ratings, 85 Comments)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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01/06/2015
I respect and like my Dr. she has always treated me with respect, and has always been very helpful in answering any ?'s I might have.
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100

01/04/2015
Always treats the patient with respect and good quality medical care and professionalism. Listens to what you have to say. Very good bedside manners.
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01/01/2015
Good experience. Listed name of provider to have a colonoscopy. Notified me by phone a few days later to prescribe medication for infection found in urine.
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100

12/31/2014
I have no complaints. She is always very understanding and thoughtful. She is the only Dr. I have really liked.
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90

12/28/2014
I find Dr Nathan very responsive to my needs. She also has made general recommendations - like flu, shingles and pneumonia shots - that have kept me on a good road for continuing good health.
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100

12/25/2014
She is very patient, respectful, and thorough with me. I never feel rushed and always get the answers and information I need.
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100

11/25/2014
Dr. Nathan is the most caring and concerned doctor I have ever had.
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90

11/20/2014
Dr. Nathan has always been respectful, and helpful to me and my needs...and seem supportive of my efforts to get healthier.
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90

11/18/2014
I am often amazed when Dr. Nathan recommends a test or x-ray that she takes them seriously and is proactive when needed. She noticed I was limping and ordered a hip x-ray and sent me to an orthopedic surgeon for a hip replacement. It changed my life.
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100

11/16/2014
Dr. Nathan is always positive
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11/16/2014
Always pleasant and encouraging!
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90

11/16/2014
Dr Nathan has mastered the demand of recording "everything" on the computer screen while still giving the patient enough visual contact to make him/her feel attended to. This is not an easy balance to achieve.
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11/09/2014
she is always respectful and listens to what I have to say seems to truly care about her pts
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100

11/02/2014
Dr Nathan is also great about responding to my questions that I email to her.
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10/28/2014
Doctor Nathan has always done an exceptional job providing me with my healthcare needs.
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10/12/2014
sometimes have to wait in a long line due to urgent care patients so it makes it seem like you are late when what happened was you had to wait
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10/07/2014
Dr. Nathan is very impressive! She is genuinely friendly, and I felt very strongly that she cares about me as a person. I am so pleased to have found her!
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100

10/07/2014
she's very good
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10/05/2014
Dr. Nathan is respectful of my penchant for "alternative" care as opposed to "Classical" medicine.
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100

10/05/2014
My provider is very good and takes all the time I need.
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90

10/05/2014
Had a really good first and second experience of coming to the Providence clinic off Scholls Ferry Road
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100

10/03/2014
I cannot say enough about Dr. Nathan -- she is a caring, sensitive, listening, supportive, excellent provider with a sense of humor.
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10/01/2014
dr. Nathan is an exceptionally compassionate medical provider
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09/28/2014
Really like the team approach. excellent idea
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100

09/28/2014
I have been seeing Dr Nathan for more than 16 years, she is positive, helpful, kind and gives good advice. I over the years I have had many health problems, she has always been helpful
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100

09/24/2014
I am always treated very well, never have had a bad experience there.
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100

09/22/2014
Dr. Nathan has been my PCP for 13 years and I have always appreciated her attentiveness to my physical and emotional health. She is always so upbeat and bubbly!
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100

09/21/2014
I've seen Dr Nathan for 10+ years and she is the best doctor I can imagine trusting my healthcare concerns to. Her warm personality and professionalism always exceeds my expectations.
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100

09/03/2014
My provider is excellent, I have chosen to remain with her even when I could choose a provider closer to my home. She has always treated me with respect and listened to my health concerns. [...]
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90

09/02/2014
Dr. Nathan is always so upbeat and easy to talk to. She is a good listener and always answers my questions and concerns in a friendly, but professional manner. Sometimes she is running a little late, but surely due to circumstances beyond her control and is always very apologetic.
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08/31/2014
I have recommended Dr. Nathan to others who are also happy with her care and professionalism.
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100

08/27/2014
I've been seeing her for a long time, after some bad experiences with previous providers. I am thankful she's still my provider.
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80

08/24/2014
I had a little trouble getting the prescription that Dr. Nathan wrote over to my pharmacy. Took a week and two personal visits to remind staff that it hadn't been done.
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100

08/24/2014
Dr. Nathan is the best physician I ever had. I credit her with saving my life because she is on top of my Heath issues.besides being a brilliant physician .
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90

08/24/2014
Nurse practitioner was friendly and communicative. Dr. seems more rushed than usual.
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08/19/2014
provider didnt really listen to what i was asking for and jumped to conclusions. i have done a lot of work and research about my condition and i felt like she pushed that aside to give me her 5 min assessment.
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100

08/19/2014
I have been Dr. Nathan's patient for almost 20 years. She has always been very caring and answers all my questions. She has taken good care of me. I would recommend any of my friends or family to her.
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100

08/17/2014
Always very well taken care of for at least 10 years.
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08/13/2014
Have been seeing provider for over 10 yrs. Could not have had a more caring and helpful Doctor.
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