In his practice, Daniel Norfleet, M.D., emphasizes respect for all his patients. "I try to do this by creating ongoing conversations about what's important for the patient in terms of medical care and decisions," he says. "I want to ensure my patients have a comprehensive understanding of their health care plan."
As a physician, Dr. Norfleet most enjoys the social interaction and continuity of care with patients. "It keeps me invested and interested in caring for others," he says. "Learning about my patients' backgrounds and the relationship between their medical concerns and values or preferences make each visit different and challenging."
After earning his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Dr. Norfleet completed his residency at Providence Portland Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine.
Before entering medicine, Dr. Norfleet was a Jesuit volunteer working with the HIV population in Alaska. He values working with people from diverse backgrounds. "It's important for me to create and maintain a safe, welcoming space for my patients," he says.
Dr. Norfleet was born in South Korea and grew up in Virginia and Alabama with his adopted family. He and his partner are happy to call Portland home. In his free time, he enjoys Bikram yoga, Oregon pinot noirs, traveling and the terrific Portland food scene.
Medical degree: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Internship/residency: Providence Portland Internal Medicine Residency
Dr. Norfleet is board certified in internal medicine.