Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Joseph Obadiah enjoys getting to know his patients and forming a bond with them. He listens to their concerns, and tailors his treatment to take into account all aspects of patients’ medical history and their other needs.

In his practice, Dr. Obadiah emphasizes preventive care and patient education. “I understand how difficult dermatologic disease can be emotionally,” he says. “I educate my patients about their disease so they can make informed decisions about their treatment and better understand the background of their illness.”

Dr. Obadiah earned his medical degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C. He completed an internship at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a residency in dermatology at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Obadiah is board certified in dermatology.

Dr. Obadiah is married and has two daughters and a son. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, snowboarding and golf.


Video bio
Meet Dr. Obadiah

Areas of expertise

Dermatology

Education
Dr. Obadiah earned his medical degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C. He completed an internship at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a residency in dermatology at Columbia University in New York City.
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 200
Portland , OR 97213
Fax 503-215-9099

Specialties

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 (192 Ratings, 58 Comments)

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11/05/2015
I was very happy with the care that Dr. Obadiah provided
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90

10/27/2015
Dr. Obidia always does good work with my health care.
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100

10/25/2015
Both Dr. Obadiah and his nurse were great and I enjoy going to see them!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/20/2015
I was referred to him as he is a specialist. He must have been busy, as my wait was about 35 minutes beyond the scheduled time. This was no problem for me.
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100

10/20/2015
Dr Obadiah is a great doctor. Gave me answer to question other doctors had no idea how to answer. He I a very good listener and actually concerned with my concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/20/2015
After Dr. O examined and treated my scalp area, I had to ask him to look at a couple of bumps that he had treated last year. I came away feeling that he should have been more thorough. Then when his nurse called me later to say the biopsy results showed that I required additional treatment, she seemed surprised that two areas on my scalp had been treated last year.
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100

10/18/2015
He was wonderful, extremely professional but easy to talk with. I felt he gave me all the time I needed, he really is smart and I felt like I was seeing exactly the person I needed to see.
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100

10/13/2015
Dr. Obadiah was very professional, highly competent, and extremely knowledgeable within his specialty.
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100

10/13/2015
Dr.obdiah great guy. Was a referral from my primary Dr. and have not been disappointed at any visit. Will recommend him for sure.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/04/2015
I am still waiting to hear the results of the biopsy [...]
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100

09/30/2015
I have been going to Providence health and services since 1971. I [...] always found my care to be above board. I would not go any where else.
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40

09/29/2015
He seemed mixed up and seemed to know what I needed, but didn't take any time to explain my condition to me.
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100

09/16/2015
The wait time on the phone is generally 10-15 minutes. Sometimes I wondered if I had called during their lunch time. There was no recording to indicate that no one was in the office. It was just a LONG time to wait on the phone. People answering the phones were curt and did not listen.
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09/13/2015
Took over 4 weeks for an appointment. Call hold time is just to long a wait.
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100

09/06/2015
an excellent, compassionate physiciam
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90

09/01/2015
We had once stopped at the office and asked them a question and asked them to talk to the Dr.Obadiah and give us the answer -- we never got a response. During the visit when we asked the Doctor and his Assistant, they said they NEVER got the question -- someone slipped -- if it was written down, then the Doctor would have got the message. [...]
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90

08/30/2015
My experiences with Dr. Obadiah have all been good. He alleviates my fears and pays attention to my concerns.
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100

08/18/2015
Dr. Obadiah is cordial, respectful, and very thorough.
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08/13/2015
He was nice, and definitely experienced.
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100

08/11/2015
First visit but felt confident in quality of care and intend to keep Dr. Obediah as my regular dermatologist
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100

08/05/2015
Dr. Obadiah has a great sense of humor, which I appreciate very much. He hit the wrong button on the table I was on, and almost dumped me off, and his sense of humor made me feel right at home.
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100

08/04/2015
Dr. Obadiah and staff treat me with courtesy, friendliness, professionalism. He answers my questions, treats me with respect from one medical caregiver to a another medical caregiver [...].
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70

08/04/2015
couldn't get an appointment by phone. called twice and stayed on hold for over 30 minutes each time with no answer. had to drive to the office and walk in to make appointment.
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100

07/28/2015
physician and his staff immediateley recognized my skin lesions and treated them.
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80

07/17/2015
Dr. Obadiah seems very competent if a little under socialized. He's a little quick to prescribe, although very good about describing why he's providing a prescription.
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90

07/14/2015
nothing negative. Dr. Obadiah is personable and easy to talk to. He explains things clearly.
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80

06/10/2015
my visit was for a rash that developed on my arms and legs but the appointment was 5 weeks from the time I scheduled it. Rash disappeared. However Dr Obidiah gave me a thorough exam for the rash and a full skin check as I am very fair skinned. I appreicated that.
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06/05/2015
took a guess on skin problem on first visit. wish he would have took a biopsy of skin problem to know exactly what the problem was instead of guessing.
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90

06/01/2015
This provider has helped me so much. He understands my skin problem and does everything he can to ensure that I am taken care of in the best way possible.
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100

05/24/2015
Always excellent
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100

05/19/2015
[...] dr.obidah is my dermo. he's great.
Providence Health & Services Patient
10

05/19/2015
I waited in the office for 25 minutes after my appointment time. I was almost late to work and when I went to cancel and they pulled me back the assistant and the doctor was extremely extremely rude. Poor bedside manner and instead of explaining, he lectured me for 10 minutes. I was really disappointed in the whole overall care. I really appreciated the front desk staff. They were very nice, everyone else not so much. It makes me really not want to comeback which is unfortunate.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/06/2015
I was told my appointment was at 9:30 am, and to arrive 15 min early. At 9:45 I approached the desk and was told my appointment was for 9:45. When I asked why I was told to arrive 15 min early I was told so I could complete paper work which had not been given me on my arrival. I was called in to see the Dr. shortly after this exchange at the desk.
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100

04/23/2015
I am completely satisfied with the service I received.
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04/22/2015
Dr Obediah was very friendly and thorough
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60

04/18/2015
This provider's assistant was very cold and not conducive to a comfortable environment.
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80

04/16/2015
I like the provider, but the cost related to dermatology seems very high in proportion to the time spent with me and clinical services provided.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/29/2015
the only thing i can mention, and it was a one time situation it could be they were lacking help, was the nurse and the doctor were in a bad mood and it spilt over in the care
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/29/2015
Dr.Obadiah is a Dermatoligist. I only see him as needed. I've only seen him twice. He is a great Doctor very helpful in understanding my needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/25/2015
Dr. Obadiah is the dermatologist I began seeing about a year and a half ago. He was very thorough and persistent in trying to figure out how to help a mysterious condition I had at the time, which he was able to do. I recently saw him to check on something else. I feel he is very knowledgeable and direct.
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100

03/18/2015
Most excellent service received. Thank you
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80

03/11/2015
No bad experiences
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100

03/02/2015
no bad all good
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100

02/26/2015
Excellent care was given to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/22/2015
Dr. Obadiah is excellent. He is thorough and an excellent diagnostician.
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100

02/17/2015
Always a positive experience with Dr. Obediah.
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100

02/17/2015
Spent time to carefully examine me for any possible dermatological problems.
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80

02/10/2015
I really liked the coffee and tea offering in the waiting room.
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100

02/02/2015
Dr. Obadiah I is very respectful of my hearing loss and short term memory loss due to a stroke. I appreciate he talks directly to me and not over me due to my limitations.
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100

01/29/2015
I felt confident
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01/28/2015
Good notifications as I make the appointments a year in advance. Was in and out of the office in excellent time.
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100

01/28/2015
all just fine.
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01/27/2015
Dr O was personable and professional, had me taken care of in a timely fashion and responded to my concerns.
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100

01/21/2015
Dr. Obediah is an excellent doctor! Having had skin cancer before, I was full of anxiety with a list of questions. He gently calmed me down and got me to focus on one concern at a time. He nicely answered all my questions and he was very kind and friendly. His nurse and secretaries were also very helpful. I was very please with the help I received and the great way that I was treated. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/20/2015
He is great. He speaks very quickly sometimes but overall, great. I have changed my mind on treatment and asked a lot of questions and he answers all and is patient and understanding about my difficulty in making the best decision for care for me.
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100

01/18/2015
Dr. Obadiah is a great provider. The only problem is that it took a couple of days to get an answer to what I thought was a simple question. The assistant who was returning my call didn't seem to understand what the question was and had to call back a couple of times to clarify.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/14/2015
Dr. Obdiah is excellent. He is efficient, thorough and explains in detail what he is going to do as far as a biopsy is concerned. i have had 3 skin cancers he has removed, and did an excellent job from beginning to end. Would not go to another Dermo as long as he is at Providence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/08/2015
The team did good even though the Dr seemed very busy.
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