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

4.7 out of 5 (331 Ratings, 100 Comments)

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02/27/2017
always listens well to all questions
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02/27/2017
I have been seeing Dr Nathan for 14+ years and truly believe she is the most caring and compassionate Dr that I have had as a care provider in all my entire life.
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02/24/2017
I would hate to have to change doctors because of insurance reason that is the reason I stayed with [...] insurance i I do wish she would take [...].
100

02/21/2017
She is outstanding. Good to work with for my long term health.
70

02/21/2017
I saw the doctor almost an hour after my scheduled time. the wait was quite boring.
100

02/14/2017
this doctor is smart caring and Is very open minded. always willing to listen and makes me very trusting I really have every confidence in her
100

02/13/2017
Dr. Nathan has always been attentive to my needs and so very kind.
100

02/12/2017
Only problem - We talked about several issues and I guess I overwhelmed her because she forgot to follow-up about the cream she was going to prescribe for the rash on my ring finger. She did prescribe a steroid for my sciatica pain and it worked.
100

02/10/2017
been seeing dr Nathan for a long time and she has always been very thoughtful about my medical history and concerns. she's always so friendly and explains everything so I can understand it. thanks!
90

02/08/2017
All of my concerns were addressed and steps taken.
100

01/30/2017
always great!
80

01/29/2017
I tried calling her after hours when I was very sick. I got transferred to someone to state problem then it took hours for a nurse to call me, then a very long time for the dr on call to call me, I called twice
90

01/18/2017
It was so busy after an extremely bad snow/ice storm, and with many flu cases, I was going to cancel my check-up to give the dr a break; but she insisted she had time for me, and spent more than adequate time with me. I was impressed with her ability to handle everything going on and prioritizing me!
100

01/18/2017
Dr Nathan is a remarkable doctor and she makes you feel that you are her favorite patient by her cheery greetings when entering the room. She goes the extra mile for her patients.
100

01/13/2017
Dr. Nathan is excellent. I've referred 3 different people to her.
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01/10/2017
I love Dr Nathan. She is ALWAYS thorough, kind, informative and knowledgeable. I trust her advice and don't mind waiting if I ever have to. I know she is giving her other patients the same kind of incredible care as she gives me. She is a Rock Star in the form of a doctor. She is an asset to Providence.
100

12/18/2016
Always a pleasant experience
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12/13/2016
As usual, Dr. Nathan was very good about listening to my complaints and checking them. She gave me a choice as to treatment for the pre cancer lesions on my face and proceeded to do as I wished, which was to freeze them with the agreement that is they came back again I would consult a dermatologist.
100

12/13/2016
Dr. Nathan was very thorough and attentive to my medical needs and also life in general.
100

12/07/2016
I chose Dr Nathan after reading about her on line. She stated she would like to work with her patients. That is what she did. Not only did she listen, she easily understood and quickly developed a plan to work with me and make adjustments as needed. She focused on my primary concern for the day. I was very pleased.
100

12/06/2016
I've only had good experiences with Dr. Nathan. She's a great doctor--caring and competent. No complaints at all!
90

12/01/2016
Always pleasant, takes time to listen.
100

11/30/2016
Always great care.
100

11/29/2016
My care provider is a charming,energetic and caring person.I don't feel like just a number.
100

11/29/2016
Dr Nathan is the best physician I have had in years. I really like that I can communicate with her by email when I have a question.
100

11/16/2016
I recently changed my PCP from Dr [...] to Dr Nathan due to the availability of Dr Nathan during my off-work days. Dr Nathan has done an excellent job in picking up on causes for my gout and also has helped me in gaining control over my health. I like the way she is very attentive to my concerns and very proactive in getting me on a track again. Her overall attitude is inflectional in a way I leave very positive in succeeding in my new goals. Dr [...] exhibited similar qualities but scheduling to see him was always difficult. His schedule was rarely available during Mondays or Tuesdays... which are my days off of work.
100

11/15/2016
I've seen Dr Nathan for many years, and think she's great
80

11/09/2016
Dr. Nathan provided adequate care. I would have expected an x-ray before physical therapy. I will see how the therapy goes. The home exercises have exacerbated the condition.
100

11/08/2016
Dr Nathan has been my PCP for 20 years. She is the BEST!
90

11/08/2016
I arrived on time for my 9:30AM appointment and was called into a room within 10 minutes. After the medical assistant completed everything, she indicated Dr. Nathan "should be right in." 25 minutes later she did. The medical assistant should have told me an expected wait time, or if the doctor was running behind. When she said she would be right in, I expected a few minute wait, not half and hour. Just be honest!
100

11/08/2016
Dr. Nathan is a wonderful, caring Doctor. I wish I could say the same for your lab techs.
70

11/03/2016
I often feel like I'm being talked down to.
100

10/30/2016
Like I am her only patient.
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10/23/2016
I've been seeing Dr. Nathan for a good 20 years. I trust her because I feel that she knows me well, has always listened to my concerns. I feel very comfortable talking with her.
100

10/18/2016
Dr. Ranjana Nathan is an EXCELLENT Primary Care Physician! [...] May she always stay with Providence!
100

10/18/2016
Dr. Nathan is the best GP I've encountered in this clinic.
100

10/18/2016
had to wait 45 minutes, first time this has happened, otherwise the visit was fine
100

10/15/2016
Dr Nathan has been my doctor for more than 12 years. She is always attentive to my health needs and fully apprised of my medical history. Excellent doctor who seems like part of our family.
100

10/01/2016
She is extremely caring and concerned enough to phone me at home one night last week about my health.
90

09/27/2016
good
70

09/21/2016
Had to wait over an hour past appointment time to see Dr. This is unacceptable esp when visit is for blood pressure check, of coarse BP was elevated. Hope next visit is better!!!
100

09/20/2016
She is always upbeat and friendly with her visits. She makes you feel like you are her " only" patient. Her memory about your case and it's history is very good. Excellent doctor.
80

09/20/2016
Dr. Nathan was thorough to find out what she could do to help me. She ended up prescribing 4 medications which she thought would help me, so I felt she was professional. She explained it all well, except for one antibiotic that I had a concern about. She changed it to another.
50

09/12/2016
After having an x-ray the dr. follow up was incomplete - too general & didn't address a specific mention of abnormality from the radiologist. [...] I think she did not read the radiologist report carefully. Also I had to actually email her first asking her for her impression of the report!!!
80

09/05/2016
I needed the physician to provide more options for me and it was not provided so I'm a bit lost as to what to do.
100

09/01/2016
all has always been good. even if dr Nathan is not available I am always able to see someone in good time.
100

08/31/2016
Dr. Nathan is an excellent Health Provider, great personality and always informative.
100

08/31/2016
I love Dr Nathan. She has been my Dr. for at least 14 years. She is always on top of all my needs.
100

08/29/2016
wish i met her sooner
90

08/28/2016
I see Dr. Nathan once per year for any annual physical. She always remembers my health history. She is amenable to alternatives before using medication - which I appreciate.
100

08/24/2016
She was personable yet professional. She had a warm bedside manner and made a point of talking to me before I left just to make sure that all my questions/concerns were resolved to my satisfaction.
100

08/24/2016
Both my mom and I are with Dr Nathan. She never slacks on information and care when we are in the room. She is thorough, easy to understand, and terribly wonderfully friendly. We know we are in good hands when we come to see her. And....IF we have to wait a few minutes, don't mind because we know we will get the same excellent care from her that she gives to others. Dr Nathan is a ROCK STAR!
100

08/21/2016
dr Nathan is an excellent dr. she is friendly and informative . she provides me with confidence that I can achieve my goals to become a healthier person. I have recommended her to my family. she is awesome!
100

08/17/2016
Dr. Nathan has been an excellent provider. in fact because of her treatment with me, I have made my wife and her mother switch to Providence due tomorrow my good experience. although, I have had no major health issues, am a very satisfied customer at the Scholls Ferry Clinic.
100

08/16/2016
Dr. Nathan is always very attentive to my needs and I feel she really cares about me and my health. [...], the assistant, was really cheerful, positive and competent. She made my visit comfortable immediately.
100

08/16/2016
very good
100

08/16/2016
Always easy to talk with-great care
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08/10/2016
every one has been very friendly I have always been treated with great respect
100

08/10/2016
Excellent response and care
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08/07/2016
Always good.
90

08/06/2016
MyChart makes it easy to schedule but hard to schedule enough time. The default 15 minute appointment makes it difficult for my doctor to actually have time to talk. This is the system's fault, not my doctor's.
100

08/06/2016
dr Nathan is the best, I drive from Fairview to see her
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08/04/2016
I trust her judgement and concern.
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08/03/2016
The office staff were all very friendly and professional, explaining what they were doing and why.
100

08/01/2016
I love Dr Nathan, her and the rest of the staff are always very professional and friendly. I recently moved away from this clinic but I will make the drive to keep my doctor.
80

07/31/2016
Always pleasant, always busy, always prepared.
100

07/31/2016
Dr. Nathan is friendly, thorough, and I think very knowledgeable. I trust her. Also, I have never felt that I was being rushed through the appointment.
100

07/27/2016
Dr. R. Nathan is always focused, receptive and helpful with my medical needs. I have referred her to people I care about and will continue to do so.
100

07/27/2016
Very satisfied and pleased with my first visit at Dr. Nathan's office. Felt she took the time and really listened to whay my issues are. wish I had met her years ago and got the help I need.
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07/27/2016
I had an appt. at 1:45 by the time I finally got called back it was an hour later. Then she ordered blood work and I went up and they said it wasn't in the system. I was sent back down to get the orders which took over 1/2 hour and then had to go back up. This is ridiculous! What If I had an appt. and showed up an hour late? People take time off work to make an appt. and then to sit for over an hour is very unacceptable.
100

07/26/2016
Dr. Nathan is very kind and thorough. Answers all my questions.
100

07/26/2016
My doctor is the best I have had in years. She is very understanding and wants me to live my best life possible.
100

07/26/2016
Dr Nathan is wonderful....staff at front desk and lab not very polite or helpful
90

07/24/2016
Dr. Nathan is a caring and wonderful doctor.The lab's waiting area is too small, not enough chairs and poor ventilation (no fresh air).
80

07/22/2016
Dr. Nathan is kind and caring. Sometimes she seems rushed. I usually would like a few more minutes to help her to understand why I am there.
90

07/19/2016
good care is provided, but the waits for appointments are too long. they seem to overbook and the work everyone in. stressful waiting.
100

07/19/2016
Dr. Nathan is a brilliant, caring Physician , I feel very blessed to have her as my Dr. for over 10 years . She is concerned about my well being and has helped me achieve better health with her advice and commitment to my well being. I have recommended her to many of my friends and they feel the same way .... she is an asset to medicine.
90

07/14/2016
wait times exceed 30 minutes often times past the appointment time. [...]
90

07/13/2016
Everyone treats me with kindness and respect
100

06/26/2016
very good
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06/21/2016
Dr. Nathan is very concerned about my well-being. She asks many questions and digs deep into my concerns.
100

06/19/2016
Dr Nathan is a great doctor!! She is knowledgeable and does not talk down to me. We talk about everything and anything and I enjoy my visits with her. She is conservative, which is a good thing.
100

06/15/2016
Dr. Nahan is wonderful. I have followed her, even when not on my plan. [...]
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06/05/2016
I have been seeing Dr Nathan for over 14 years and I have always had good care from her. I like her very much.
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06/04/2016
Dr. Nathan is an excellent doctor and in the 20 yrs I have known her I have referred many people to her. She is smart, friendly, and very current on medical issues & trends.
100

05/31/2016
Dr. Nathan is, quite simply, the best. The care provided by Dr. Nathan is at all times professional yet her personable style is of great comfort to a patient like myself who is very nervous about getting a simple examination. Dr. Nathan's team as well as the entire staff at Providence Scholls deserve the highest ratings!
100

05/31/2016
I always have a positive experience when I see Dr Nathan. I just referred my daughter to her
90

05/30/2016
Only good experience. I really like my chart providence. I can sent email to Dr. Nathan about my blood tests and she responds back with advice.
80

05/24/2016
I was told to find a pharmacy to get required immunizations for surgery, despite letter from surgeon to pcp requesting that pcp administer the immunizations.
100

05/22/2016
very good
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05/22/2016
Medically, I feel I am in good hands.
100

05/19/2016
Dr. Nathan has been my doctor for over 10 years. She's absolutely the best...caring, sensitive, and extremely competent. You couldn't pay me to switch to another doctor. She has seen me through thick and thin... saving my life more than once.
100

05/10/2016
I have been seeing Dr. Nathan for around 14 years. She has always been very kind and thoughtful. I really like her.
100

05/10/2016
I actually did recommend my doctor to my significant other [...]
100

05/10/2016
Everyone treats you with respect and I love my DR. she is the greatest.
50

05/08/2016
I was there for follow up on blood pressure and heart issues plus increased swelling of legs and feet. She never even looked at my feet. My daughter was there with me [...]. She had some questions to ask about my ongoing bout with diarrhea and the question she asked was addressed somewhat. Also my doctor prescribed a prescription with sulfa drug [...]. When the pharmacist said the heart medicine I was on would have to be stopped while taking this prescription this medication due to interaction of this drug. I then called the doctor back and left a message. Her reply was "that was the only thing she had to offer." [...]. Also when my daughter addressed the problem why I was wearing the leg brace she asked multiple if I had seen the surgeon that did my knee replacement surgery. My daughter had already told her no, as my surgeon was on Sabaticale and I saw his associate. Apparently her mind was not on my visit.
100

04/28/2016
I am 85 and Dr. Ranjana Nathan is the best of all doctors which I have had as far as understanding and listening to me and my concerns. She is a very caring and loving doctor and I have recommended her to my daughters and she likes to see us all as a family unit.
90

04/25/2016
At my visit my PCP ordered an abdominal ultrasound although the pain I described was in the right lower pelvic area. I had it on a Sunday and luckily the technician went beyond the protocol for an abdominal US and scanned the pelvic area where my pain was. By Wednesday, I had received no word of results so I called the office. I was told that Dr. Nathan had not read it yet although she received the results on Monday. I asked for a call back. The call came in on my cell phone not home phone so I didn't pick up the message (from staff, not doctor) till Thursday. That was the same day the report came through on "My Chart". Still never received word from the doctor herself and I am still left with the same symptoms so have to call back.
 

04/24/2016
I always get the information and care for my needs with excellent care from Dr. Nathan
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04/24/2016
Dr. Nathan and her team are super. Seeing Dr. Nathan has made a significant difference in my life and my health.