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.

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213
Phone 503-215-9080
Fax 503-215-9099

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

A provider’s star rating is based on a Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. In this survey, taken after an office visit, patients answer a series of standardized questions and have the opportunity to provide custom comments. Providence strips identifying information from comments so they can be shared without jeopardizing confidentiality or patient privacy.

4.5 out of 5 (191 Ratings, 50 Comments)

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02/26/2015
Excellent care was given to me.
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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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100

01/28/2015
all just fine.
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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. [...]
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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.
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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.
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90

01/08/2015
The team did good even though the Dr seemed very busy.
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100

01/06/2015
I'm an RN and I was impressed by Dr. Obadiah's professional demeanor, and his willingness to take the time needed to do a full assessment, etc, even though I knew the office was behind schedule/swamped (the day before a holiday). He answered all my miscellaneous questions fully and respectfully.
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80

12/28/2014
I really like Dr. Obadiah. He is respectful, friendly and knowledgeable.
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100

12/17/2014
Always friendly and courteous, and Dr. Obadiah is the best dermatologist I have ever had.
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100

12/15/2014
This provider did two small operations with agood result. Lab results took some time but I understand that is normal.
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10

12/02/2014
I went in for acne, Dr never even looked over my face and said women in their 30s get acne around this chin and cheeks and with me trying to get pregnant there wasn't much that could be done, named things that he could do for me if I wasn't trying to get pregnant but that he guess he could prescribe topical med but it may not work well. I felt rush, like because I am trying to get pregnant that he was put out that I was there. They should ask that question when scheduling and not waste the Dr time if there isn't anything that can really be done.
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90

11/30/2014
he is one of the best.
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90

11/18/2014
Have ongoing skin cancer and clinic has been very responsive to my, too often, needs.
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80

11/11/2014
Treatment was started late due to prescription being sent to long term medicine provider, rather than a local pharmacy. Medicare requirements and mail order matters delayed sending of medication - until I cancelled and requested med from local pharmacy.
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100

11/06/2014
First time I have seen Dr. Obadiah. Will gladly return in a year for a check-up and recommended him to my husband.
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90

11/05/2014
I called regarding an infection in a mole-receptionist was to check if they could double book me for an appointment and no one called me back to confirm or deny that I could get an appointment in a reasonable time frame. I ended up seeing my PCP first and then following up w/dermatology for mole removal.
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90

10/29/2014
The only beef with you all is when I call I have to wait, no matter what time of day I call to get a someone on the phone. Then when I get someone I'm on hold again........
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100

10/19/2014
Dr. Obadiah was helpful, efficient, knowledgeable and personable.
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100

09/28/2014
Pleased with Dr.Obadiah's skin exam & quick results on mole removal&biopsy info. I will have skin surgery next week. He sympathized with me about the difficulty of playing golf.
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100

09/23/2014
The doctor has a great manner and is very easy to talk to.
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100

09/23/2014
It was a yearly follow-up with dermatologist. Dr was thorough, careful to look closely at areas that I had new concerns about and made sure past problem areas had healed well and no longer a problem. His nursing assistant was awesome too.
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90

09/21/2014
Everyone from this office has been bend over backwards helpful as this was a third recurrence basal cell. My first time with this office and so considerate.
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100

09/04/2014
Always get good care at Providence
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100

09/02/2014
Outstanding physician, easy to yalk with, cadid and positive in his responses Clear and simple in his answers
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90

08/24/2014
your people are so very polite.
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100

08/05/2014
I had a good time with all of the doctors except I just did not want to wait until I got to stage four of cancer.
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100

08/04/2014
referred me to surgen to take care of skin cancer immediately
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100

08/03/2014
This provider is wonderful and very thorough.
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100

08/03/2014
Dr Obadiah is a great provider. Very knowledgable and easy to talk to.
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90

07/25/2014
My Dr. was playing catch up as my appointment was late afternoon. He had several patients and phone calls from other doctors. You guys should give him an extra day off once in a while. You are running him ragged.
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70

07/23/2014
It was a good visit and am going back to complete.
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50

07/15/2014
felt rushed, he was running behind schedule so it was a 5 min appt
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100

07/08/2014
I don't know how to find a primary care physician in the Providence system who gives a thorough physical exam like this dermatologist. An internist or family partitioner who uses palpates and gives physical rather than limit practice to triage.
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100

07/08/2014
I had been to two other doctors (outside of Providence) and was not diagnosed properly. After starting my presciption I was feeling relief in the first 48 hours after.
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80

06/25/2014
He was good and thorough but seemed rushed
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50

06/22/2014
Can hear all the employees laughing and being loud including my provider while I wait in the room for my provider for over 7mins.
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60

06/22/2014
I felt like Dr. Obediah was a bit rushed. I would have preferred if he had sat down and asked me questions about the history of the issue I went to see him for. His responses came across as knowledgeable, but almost dismissive at the same time.
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70

06/11/2014
Dr. Obediah was a great for the simple procedure I had done. He made sure I understood the costs associated with the procedure and set expectations for results after the procedure.
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100

06/04/2014
All went very well
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80

05/28/2014
he is very knowledgeable and professional. He is also very easy to communicate with and has a sense of humor....
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90

05/26/2014
allthough the office was very busy and people were rushing around a bit, my wife and I were taken care of as best as posible. Doc was in quite a bit of a hury, busy busy place.
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80

04/20/2014
I was seen for a checkup that lasted maybe 10 minutes and saw the chart marked for 1/2 hour. I thinks that's over billing?
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100

04/15/2014
It was all good...
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