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.

4.6 out of 5 (249 Ratings, 100 Comments)

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.
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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.
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04/24/2016
I always get the information and care for my needs with excellent care from Dr. Nathan
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100

04/24/2016
Dr. Nathan and her team are super. Seeing Dr. Nathan has made a significant difference in my life and my health.
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90

04/22/2016
It appeared to be an "off" day as many of the regular personnel were out; the person who checked me in was from another clinic and missed copying one of my cards. When I went upstairs to have blood drawn someone was in "My Chart" so I was detained approximately 30 minutes till that could get resolved. [...] Usually everyone is on target but not that day.
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100

04/20/2016
Dr. Nathan has always been outstanding in her medical care and compassion. Her support staff is equally professional and competent.
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100

04/19/2016
She has been an outstanding doctor for well over a decade. No matter where we live I have always stayed with Dr Nathan as my primary care physician. I trust her judgement and appreciate her flexibility to help when health issues arise. She was also my mothers doctor and she was chronically ill for many years. I always knew Dr Nathan would tell me truth when issues arose. It was a very difficult several years and I greatly appreciated her empathy while my mother was dying!
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100

04/19/2016
[...] She has been my doctor for more than 12 years now. She is a wonderful listener and provides easy to understand medical advice and follow up care. She is like a good friend to our family and we have complete trust in her care and advice.
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100

04/19/2016
I love Dr. Nathan. She is an excellent doctor and very attentive. Easy to get in for appointments.
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100

04/19/2016
Very sympathic concerning the death of my [...]
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04/18/2016
I've been seeing Dr. Nathan for years and she has always been incredibly sympathetic and attentive. She does a wonderful job of balancing clinical with supportive and that is greatly appreciated.
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100

04/14/2016
My care provider has always been friendly, attentive, compassionate, caring and efficient. Exactly what every patient needs.
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100

04/12/2016
Dr. Nathan kind, caring, knowledgeable, and professional. I have recommended her in particular and Providence as a system to family and friends!
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90

04/07/2016
I like Dr. Nathan very much!
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100

04/05/2016
I have been seeing Dr Nathan for over 19 years. I moved [...] two years ago and would never change provider due to distance. She is the best!
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80

04/05/2016
She is always easy to talk with.
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90

04/04/2016
Dr. Nathan is very patient. she listens to my concerns and questions that I have. She is also very flexible and was able to squeeze me in to her schedule knowing that I had to wait 45 minutes for her assistant to come.
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100

04/03/2016
the best of all the health services I have experienced
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100

03/30/2016
I am a new patient, for Dr. Nathan. She put me at ease and was very responsive to questions I had.
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100

03/29/2016
Dr.Nathan is very caring
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100

03/29/2016
Dr Nathan always in good spirits and very helpful with any questions.
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30

03/29/2016
Most of the time the doctors I see are nice and helpful. With the exception of dr.Nathen
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100

03/25/2016
have always had good appointments and everyone is very friendy
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100

03/25/2016
I have been with my PCP Dr. Ranjana Nathan for over 15 years. I travel to a clinic that is further from my home than some others because I feel Dr. Nathan does a great job managing my health care. I would and have on several occasions recommended friends or coworkers to her. Everyone at the Scholls clinic are great to work with and if I need medical care that is where I want prefer to get it.
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100

03/22/2016
Doctor Nathan is very through, showing compassion and concern for me.
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100

03/22/2016
Dr Nathan ,is the best!!!!!
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90

03/14/2016
Only good!
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90

03/13/2016
Doctor Nathan always understanding and helpful in answering my health questions.
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70

03/08/2016
I feel she does not focus objectively; she applies her own bias and it can feel judgmental rather than supportive or informative.
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100

03/08/2016
Always good every time I go.
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100

03/08/2016
The doctor was attentive, courteous, explained in detail the answers to questions. This was a very pleasant experience and happy to report complete satisfaction with the doctor.
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100

03/08/2016
This was my first visit with Dr. Nathan. I am very happy with her and feel I am in good hands.
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50

03/07/2016
Never enough time - too much dependence on computer entries instead of knowing patient personally; I'm 90 & don't do well with changes; [...] goes too fast for me to understand and/or remember.
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100

02/28/2016
great care as always
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90

02/28/2016
I was very well taken care of and the provider made sure that I understood all that I am supposed to do to take care of my health requirements
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30

02/25/2016
This provider inaccurately listed my reason for taking [...] as "Major Depressive Disorder". I have never been diagnosed as such and had no conversation with the provider to lead them to that conclusion. There's simply not enough care taken during the exam. It feels very much like a fast food restaurant version of medical care.
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100

02/23/2016
I have been seeing Dr. Nathan for 10+ years and have respected her from the very first visit. I have sent others to see her for their healthcare without reservation. Dr Nathan and the staff at Providence have always been attentive and knowledgeable concerning my needs.
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100

02/21/2016
Dr. Nathan is a wonderful Doctor. She is very thorough, empathetic and asks good questions about my needs. I adore her and have referred friends to her.
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100

02/21/2016
She is really concerned about what is best for me and also my wife who is her patient also. She is just so down to earth, listens, and explains. She is just really good !!! We have other providers and left them due to a feeling of them being "blase" in their treatements.
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100

02/16/2016
Always have enjoyed a good relationship with Dr Nathan and the entire office.
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100

02/16/2016
My provider is excellent in every way.
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100

02/04/2016
Dr. Nathan goes the extra mile to listen to me and offer great care. This caring attitude is evident in every person in the practice.
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100

02/04/2016
Doctor Nathan has always been very helpful.
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100

02/02/2016
Dr Nathan is a wonderful listener, and always spends as much time as I need discussing concerns. A++++
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100

02/02/2016
My care from Dr. Nathan is Superior, she has a sincere interest in my well being.
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100

02/02/2016
I have been with Dr. Nathan for about 20 years now and the level of quality care that I got then and now has not changed. She has the compassion and the charisma to really care for her patients.
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90

02/02/2016
All good.
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100

02/02/2016
Dr. Nathan has the best bedside manners, is very thorough and friendly and explains each medical term in easy to understand language.
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100

01/30/2016
Dr Nathan has been my Dr. for 13 or more years. I would rate her as top.
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100

01/27/2016
While I had just gone to see Dr. Nathan for a blood pressure checkup I brought up a couple other things that had been bothering me and she checked them out and treated me right away. I never feel rushed with Dr. Nathan and have been going to her for so long that I feel we are friends.
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100

01/27/2016
I have had Dr Nathan for over 20 years and she has always been professional and remembers my kids and my job and always sincerely cares about me.
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70

01/26/2016
[...] maybe 15 minutes actually spent with doctor. Office is run like an assembly line; long wait & short time spent w/MD fast visit seems office often double booked appointments for MD.
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100

01/25/2016
Dr Nathan is personable and very professional. A great combination!
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100

01/24/2016
1 bad experience of the potential of over an hour wait and there were several people yet ahead of me. I went to the desk and made another appointment as the wait was much too long.
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100

01/24/2016
I appreciate Dr. Nathan very much. I am grateful she takes the time to listen and address any of my concerns. I never mind if I have to wait a little to see her because I know I will receive the attention I need when she steps in to the room to see me. That is very important to me. It seems like that is something lost in these present days.
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100

01/20/2016
i trust Dr Nathan with all my health concerns. She always takes her the to address my questions. She's very professional and very warm and friendly.
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100

01/20/2016
I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Nathan. She really cares about my health and issues. Listens to my issues and gives good advice about taking care of those issues.
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70

01/19/2016
Care provider is always helpful at appointments but has a lack of knowledge of current conditions and treatment when provided by a specialist, despite specialists sending reports regularly. I would feel more comfortable if my provider did not need me to explain my condition, the treatments, or medications used for treatment.
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100

01/17/2016
I got my test results electronically on my chart website, I don't know what they means , some references would be very helpful; For example , abbreviation of different test Is not clear what that test was for. Also; Doctor recommendation would be helpful ; for example if one had high cholesterol what would the doctor recommend? Just receiving the test results is not enough, doctors should offer recommendations and explanations regarding test results . This is very important , please consider improving this area.
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100

01/17/2016
Dr Nathan is stellar. I have referred many friends to her, and every one of them chose her as their primary care physician.
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100

01/11/2016
She is a great listener and makes sure that all of my needs are addressed completely
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100

01/05/2016
Dr. Nathan has always demonstrated care, knowledge, and attentiveness to my health concerns. She is proactive and her diagnosis are always correct.
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100

12/28/2015
Dr. Nathan is the best doctor I ever had, she listens, she is friendly, latest information on Meds and explains everything that understandable.
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80

12/14/2015
I was happy with the care I Received
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100

12/02/2015
Very happy with this office with one exception (the waiting time for the lab is too long)
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80

11/30/2015
She is always cheerful
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100

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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