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 (252 Ratings, 100 Comments)

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07/26/2017
my provider always makes me feel comfortable and give me her full attention.
100

07/20/2017
she's the best
100

07/20/2017
Visiting Dr Nathan is always a pleasant experience. She epitomizes professionalism. She and her entire staff are friendly, welcoming and answer all my questions. I could not be more satisfied with my healthcare team.
90

07/19/2017
I have been seeing Dr. Nathan since 1995. I have NEVER been disappointed with her care!
50

07/19/2017
I have been seeing Dr. Nathan since I was 16. Wellness checks and refills on scripts is my primary concerns. I normally enjoy my visits with Dr. Nathan and this time I left unsure of boundaries within a patient/practitioner relationship. Her reasons for giving me un-asked feedback was because she has known me for so long. I was appreciative of her knowledge of medications and support in doing my own research for supplements. A boundary was overstepped in my sexual orientation and asking if I am dating partners within my socioeconomic status. I left feeling judged.
100

07/19/2017
I love my care provider, and have recommended her and the clinic to several people. However this time the,wait time was to long. There were several agitated clients in waiting area. It made it uncomfortable.
100

07/04/2017
Always greets me warmly.
10

06/26/2017
I waited over an hour to see the doctor, even though I had an appointment that I made a month in advance. That is unacceptable.
100

06/21/2017
I've never had any complaints about Dr. Nathan. She's a fine doctor.
100

06/19/2017
Dr. Nathan has been my doctor for 13 or 14 years. I always have a good visit with her and do not consider going to anyone else.
90

06/14/2017
I like that I can access the results of any tests online. However, I don't really know how to interpret a lot of the information sent me.
100

06/14/2017
she is a very good doctor,I like her attitude.
100

06/14/2017
Dr Nathan is very thorough and caring. I am grateful for her.
90

06/08/2017
Dr was 30 minutes late. A sign on the wall notified me that I mustn't be treated for health concerns if it was a routine check up. So I didn't mention that my hands and fingers "go to sleep" in the morning and throughout the day depending on my activity. Dr didn't check on my endoscopy appt.
100

06/07/2017
very good.
100

06/05/2017
Nathan is fantastic and has always been a great listener and takes time to answer all my questions.
100

05/31/2017
I have been seeing Dr Nathan for 14+ years and I have complete trust in her abilities as a physician and consider her to be a friend and confidant.
100

05/28/2017
Dr. Nathan has been an amazing care provider. She is very competent in treating my medical conditions & very compassionate when dealing with my sensitive issues.
80

05/25/2017
she is always way behind. my appt was for 8:00 AM and didn't see her till 8:25. the week before I was right after lunch and they said theee would be a 45 minute wait do I left. my time is important to me.
100

05/18/2017
Excellent Listener, Excellent knowledge, Caring attitude
100

05/17/2017
Could not find a better care giver. Dr Nathan is caring and wonderful.
100

05/15/2017
Dr Nathan as always been very good about discussing my problems with me and I feel she genuinely cares about me, which is rare in this day and age from what I hear from some of my friends.
100

05/10/2017
Doctor Nathan is the best doctor I have ever had. Wonderful caring person.
100

05/08/2017
I always feel that my needs are addressed and correct health issues are being monitored.
100

05/04/2017
I am treated with respect and listened to, I never feel rushed
70

05/03/2017
*********CALL ME BY MY PREFERRED NAME IN EVERY MODALITY, VENUE, METHOD, INSTANCE, OR OCCURANCE******* If you can't get my NAME right, how can I trust you with my MEDICAL CARE??????
70

05/01/2017
I was suffering from severe muscle spasms and didn't know where to go for help. I was directed to a care nurse, immediate care, a physical therapist (all Providence) and finally--in the middle of the night and in severe pain, I pushed my senior help button and was taken to St. Vincent's where my condition was finally diagnosed. I had two surgeries on my lower back, was in the hospital (7 days) and then skilled nursing (73 days) and am now in residential care. I did not reach Dr. Nathan until about a week after arriving here. She took extra long with me and re-established the patient-doctor connection. [...]
10

04/25/2017
Very very long waiting time, in cases of need for a specialist she would prescribe herself which was not correct after my wife visited a specialist it turns out she was wrong!
80

04/21/2017
All good. Dr Nathan is a very good Doctor.
100

04/21/2017
Dr. Nathan is an EXCELLENT physician, and is the reason that I joined the Providence Advantage Program when I reached [...] age last year. She is wonderful!
100

04/20/2017
Dr Nathan has been my doc for many years. She's great.
100

04/19/2017
Dr. Nathan is THE BEST!!!
100

04/19/2017
Dr. Nathan is tremendous doctor. Both my wife and I really like her.. She is terrific and very smart !!!
90

04/19/2017
This was my first visit to my Providence provider and it went very well. Easy to schedule appt, appt was on time, the assistant was helpful and Dr. Nathan was very attentive and helpful.
100

04/19/2017
When I checked in, the receptionist informed me that the doctor was running behind so I knew to expect a delay. That information was helpful.
100

04/13/2017
I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY DOCTOR AND HER STAFF.
100

03/31/2017
Dr Nathan never forgets anything about me and I appreciate her and her nurses.
100

03/28/2017
She is great!
80

03/27/2017
I have been on a PPO for the last 25 years or more, so getting referrals is new to me. I got referrals I requested for some of me ongoing care with specialists, however I am still waiting for one referral for ongoing care and one for an orthopedic problem with my shoulder. I would rather have the ability to make my own decisions as to when to see a specialist.
100

03/22/2017
Over the years Dr Nathan has taken time to know me and my family circumstances. I trust her and her care.
50

03/20/2017
Did not get through list of concerns because doctor fixated on the one concern I already see a specialist for. Had to call back twice to get a prescription called in for migraine medication and never did get a prescription for an epi-pen. I know she's busy, but so am I and I do not want to have to go back for a second appointment and pay a second co-pay just to get my concerns addressed.
90

03/16/2017
I love her. she always listens to me and seems to genuially car for me.
90

03/06/2017
if I have a lot of things I'm concerned about sometimes all aren't addressed or I get the feeling that I'm asking too much. I'm learning to be my own advocate.
100

02/28/2017
always listens well to all questions
100

02/28/2017
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.
100

02/25/2017
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

02/22/2017
She is outstanding. Good to work with for my long term health.
70

02/22/2017
I saw the doctor almost an hour after my scheduled time. the wait was quite boring.
100

02/15/2017
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

02/14/2017
Dr. Nathan has always been attentive to my needs and so very kind.
100

02/13/2017
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

02/11/2017
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

02/09/2017
All of my concerns were addressed and steps taken.
100

01/31/2017
always great!
80

01/30/2017
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

01/19/2017
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

01/19/2017
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

01/14/2017
Dr. Nathan is excellent. I've referred 3 different people to her.
100

01/11/2017
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

12/19/2016
Always a pleasant experience
100

12/14/2016
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

12/14/2016
Dr. Nathan was very thorough and attentive to my medical needs and also life in general.
100

12/08/2016
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

12/07/2016
I've only had good experiences with Dr. Nathan. She's a great doctor--caring and competent. No complaints at all!
90

12/02/2016
Always pleasant, takes time to listen.
100

12/01/2016
Always great care.
100

11/30/2016
My care provider is a charming,energetic and caring person.I don't feel like just a number.
100

11/30/2016
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

11/17/2016
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

11/16/2016
I've seen Dr Nathan for many years, and think she's great
80

11/10/2016
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

11/09/2016
Dr. Nathan is a wonderful, caring Doctor. I wish I could say the same for your lab techs.
100

11/09/2016
Dr Nathan has been my PCP for 20 years. She is the BEST!
90

11/09/2016
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!
70

11/04/2016
I often feel like I'm being talked down to.
100

10/31/2016
Like I am her only patient.
100

10/24/2016
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

10/19/2016
Dr. Ranjana Nathan is an EXCELLENT Primary Care Physician! [...] May she always stay with Providence!
100

10/19/2016
Dr. Nathan is the best GP I've encountered in this clinic.
100

10/19/2016
had to wait 45 minutes, first time this has happened, otherwise the visit was fine
100

10/16/2016
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

10/02/2016
She is extremely caring and concerned enough to phone me at home one night last week about my health.
90

09/28/2016
good
70

09/22/2016
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

09/21/2016
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

09/21/2016
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

09/13/2016
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

09/06/2016
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

09/02/2016
all has always been good. even if dr Nathan is not available I am always able to see someone in good time.
100

09/01/2016
Dr. Nathan is an excellent Health Provider, great personality and always informative.
100

09/01/2016
I love Dr Nathan. She has been my Dr. for at least 14 years. She is always on top of all my needs.
100

08/30/2016
wish i met her sooner
90

08/29/2016
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

08/25/2016
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

08/25/2016
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

08/22/2016
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

08/18/2016
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

08/17/2016
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

08/17/2016
very good
100

08/17/2016
Always easy to talk with-great care