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 (216 Ratings, 58 Comments)

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05/22/2016
always attentive
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05/22/2016
[...] Excellent service
90

05/22/2016
Dr Obidiah is personable, thorough, respectful and communicative.
100

05/20/2016
Dr. Obediah has been supportive, informative and thorough. I feel at ease, even though we are dealing with skin cancer. Successfully dealing with it!
100

05/10/2016
Very satisfied with all Providence providers.
90

05/09/2016
I took longer than I liked or needed to get an appointment to see a dermatologist.
100

05/06/2016
Dr. is very personable...answers all my questions...always asks me about my prescriptions and how there working...nothing but good things to say about everyone that works with this Dr.
90

05/05/2016
My biopsy wound got infected and the office staff squeezed me in for the doctor to inspect it on a day that they were already running behind on appointments. Good experience.
100

05/03/2016
Dr. Obadiah and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and always provide a pleasant experience.
10

05/03/2016
The first visit he was an hour and a half late so I had to reschedule. the next appointment wasn't until a month later and he was only 10min late. once I finally saw him he spent less then 10min with me answering questions and prescribing me medication before he rushed off with no follow up appointment. when I asked him to look at these two bumps on my back that seemed to have changed and been abnormal he looked over his shoulder and said those are just moles. he showed no concern for my concerns and gave me no real solution to what I came to him for. I was very disappointed!
100

05/03/2016
I believe my health care is as good or better that is available to me. I have been going to Providence for my health needs since about 1971 to present. To this point I have received excellent care.
100

04/19/2016
primary Dr. very attentive
90

04/12/2016
Having trouble with follow up information. Playing phone tag with a specific person in the office (not Dr. O).
60

04/11/2016
competent but not warm.
100

03/22/2016
Best Doctor I've ever had!
100

03/20/2016
I am confident that I will get the best of treatment from my provider.
100

03/16/2016
He was very knowledgable and spoke clearly about the information I needed to understand
90

03/15/2016
Was not satisfied with a previous dermatologist's care, and found Dr. Obediah to be professional, competent and responsive to my needs.
100

03/09/2016
Our whole family is now going to this very good doctor. He is kind and caring besides being very knowledgeable.
100

02/24/2016
I have had no bad experiences. Always pleasant and satisfactory visits.
100

02/23/2016
[...] office staff and physician were timely and professional. [...] I appreciated the professionalism at this office. Thank you.
100

02/14/2016
Care, respect, promptness, friendliness, professionalism couldn't be any better. Thank you!
100

02/03/2016
Dr. Obadiah, nurses and staff are excellent! Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and just the best!
100

02/03/2016
Dr. Obadiah and his staff are very professional. He does a very thorough exam and listens to all of my questions and answers them. When I have needed medical procedures done, they have been scheduled soon and have paid attention to cleanliness, comfort, and thorough advice on wound care following the procedures.
100

01/29/2016
Excellent initial visit; My Dr. was extremely knowledgeable, understanding and compassionate.
100

01/13/2016
Dr. is always very friendly and knowledgeable
100

01/03/2016
this provider is new to me, he was very thorough, and I was impressed by his attention to me as a first time patient. I will go to no one else for this specialty.
100

01/03/2016
GOOD!
 

12/30/2015
Very fast and efficient.
100

12/22/2015
Dr. Obadiah was attentive, compassionate, took time to listen to my questions and provided wonderful answers.
100

12/15/2015
The doctor was great. Very nice, explained everything well, did a great job. My only comment is that when I made the appointment the scheduler told me that this would be a 15 minute consult and I would have to come back later for the procedure. However, when I was there the doctor decided to just complete the procedure. It was not a problem, but threw me off a little [...]
100

12/06/2015
Dr. Obadiah helped me get better gynecological care for my condition for which I am extremely grateful [...]
100

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

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

10/25/2015
Both Dr. Obadiah and his nurse were great and I enjoy going to see them!
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.
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.
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.
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.
100

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

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

09/13/2015
Took over 4 weeks for an appointment. Call hold time is just to long a wait.
100

09/06/2015
an excellent, compassionate physiciam
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. [...]
90

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

08/18/2015
Dr. Obadiah is cordial, respectful, and very thorough.
 

08/13/2015
He was nice, and definitely experienced.
100

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

07/28/2015
physician and his staff immediateley recognized my skin lesions and treated them.
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.
90

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