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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.6 out of 5 (298 Ratings, 73 Comments)

100

02/27/2017
great experience
70

02/24/2017
He was in definite hurry.
100

02/21/2017
A great doctor.
80

02/21/2017
diagnosis spot on and meds prescribed took care of skin problem quickly
100

02/20/2017
Office said they wld. phone in Dec. to make yearly appt. but they did not - so I phoned them for yearly skin check.
20

02/14/2017
The Dr. at the dermatologists office seemed like he was very distant to what I had to say. He just made a diagnosis and tried to get me to come back for another visit for what I was already there for. [...] I haven't met a doctor yet that who is remotely interested in treating a problem. [...] The doctor had to look on the internet to diagnosis a common skin rash I have. The fact he didn't know that makes me feel like he's just getting over on his patients.
100

02/06/2017
Had to wait a month to get an appointment, would like to get appointments sooner.
100

02/06/2017
excellent care
80

01/29/2017
He is very nice and caring, but always seems like he is rushed.
90

01/11/2017
Doctor was very personable, kind, knowledgeable, interested, communicative; seemed to have my best health care interests at heart (at least for the purposes of this specialty referral).
100

12/20/2016
Dr. Obadiah is a wonderful doctor. I respect him.
100

12/20/2016
I am in the best of care with Dr Obadiah. I have a rare condition and he understands it and does his best to get me what I need. Sometimes this involves seeing specialists at [...] and it is not always easy to get his referrals through out of network (not his fault).
90

12/09/2016
Dr. Obadiah was great, his assistant not so.
100

12/07/2016
Dr. Joe is the best! Skilled, intelligent, relaxed, and humorous! I feel well taken care of by him.
80

11/29/2016
nurse didn't due my medical chart right
100

11/29/2016
Only problem was prescription sent to wrong Fred Meyer. A phone call corrected the problem, and prescription for skin care cream arrived at the correct Fred Meyer the next day. Hope this is my biggest problem for the next year.
100

11/22/2016
dr Obadiah is a very good Doctor to visit.
100

11/09/2016
Dr. Obadiah and staff are very good at their profession. They exceeded my expectations!
40

11/06/2016
I felt talked down to and not really listened to in comparison to other health care providers.
100

10/25/2016
This visit was a referral for specialty care.
90

10/25/2016
Dr Obadiah is great! He's very knowledgable and is efficient.
100

10/17/2016
Dr. Obadiah is the best. Very attentive to checking me for any more cancers.
100

10/11/2016
Dr. Obadia is treating me for my skin problems and is a great D.octor. He is very easy to talk to and he always explains what he is doing. [...]
100

10/04/2016
all personell are wonderful, efficient, it's pleasant to go there. knowledgable,. I actually look forward to my visits even tho it's always for more skin cancers to be removed, etc. also, good coffee in waiting room. [...]
100

10/04/2016
Dr O is an excellent Doctor.
90

09/25/2016
he is very thorough
100

09/13/2016
this was a great appointment. I was seen on time, no waiting for the doctor, routine annual exam, and out of the office in 30 mins. it was great!
100

09/06/2016
Outstanding physician and staff.
100

09/01/2016
I was very pleased with care I got.
100

08/24/2016
Very much appreciated the doctor's evaluation without an immediate recommendation for procedure (skin biopsy).
100

08/21/2016
the receptionist especially when I called to make the appointment was extremely helpful. She worked very hard to get me and quickly. It was very much appreciated
100

08/21/2016
The Dr took time out of his busy day to see me even though I was late for my appointment and it was clearly my fault. He was very polite and a pleasure to work with. I have heard that he is one of the best in his field and I'm very grateful to have him as my Dr.
100

08/16/2016
DR. Obadiah and his nurses treat me with high respect. All though there is pain in my treatments Dr. Obadiah is a pro.
100

08/16/2016
The doctor and staff talked clearly to me and I felt that they were truly concerned about my welfare.
100

08/15/2016
Excellent provider keeps me informed.
100

08/09/2016
Dr. Obadiah, the MA, the front-office-staff are always friendly, respectful. Couldn't ask for nicer people.
100

08/07/2016
very gppd
100

08/06/2016
Dr Obadiah is great!
100

07/31/2016
I feel that Dr. Obadiah is an exception physician with excellent communication skills. His staff are friendly and caring. I'm very pleased with the quality of care he provides.
100

07/27/2016
Dr. O. took time to clearly explain the nature of my condition, and prognosis. very informative & comforting.
100

07/19/2016
Both Dr. Obadiah and his assistant were thorough, professional, and personable.
100

07/13/2016
I LOVE Dr. Obidiah!
90

06/28/2016
very personable and seemed very caring.
100

06/26/2016
xclnt relationship with physician and staff
100

06/21/2016
I went in for a skin check and was very pleased. I plan to return for an annual skin check.
30

06/15/2016
dermatoloy md very short with explanations. Very unfriendly-- would never have him again in the dermotology clinic. Acted like I was bothering him with something trivial even though my pcp did the referral
100

06/14/2016
This dermatologist, I feel, is excellent. [...] At this visit, his examination seemed very thorough and he was very attentive to any concern that I had.
100

06/07/2016
Friendly, polite and showed he cared
100

05/22/2016
always attentive
100

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.