Biography & Education

Biography

Taking time to listen for more than just a list of his patients’ medical concerns provides Joseph Sullivan, M.D., with valuable insight into his patients’ needs. “Many medical problems are the result of several factors in the patient’s life, not just one isolated problem,” he says. “To restore a patient’s health, all of these factors need to be addressed.”

Dr. Sullivan earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. He also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, where his studies emphasized epidemiology.

Dr. Sullivan enjoys caring for the entire family, from infants to the elderly. His practice emphasizes prevention and health promotion.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
University of California, San Francisco
Languages
  • Spanish

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 240
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6469

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts

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.

4.9 out of 5 (200 Ratings, 69 Comments)

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02/27/2017
dr. Sullivan provides excellent care always makes me feel comfortable answers my questions and is the most caring doctor I've ever seen
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02/21/2017
Dr. Sullivan is an excellent physician that we trust. A very caring person.
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02/21/2017
Joe Sullivan is smart, kind, and compassionate - extremely helpful.
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02/21/2017
Dr. Sullivan provided excellent care and follow-up with a phone call on the following Monday morning.
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02/15/2017
I've been seeing Dr. Sullivan for more than 20 years & I think he is the best -
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02/14/2017
Dr Sullivan is the best. [...] he was very fast and caring...
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02/12/2017
Dr. Joe Sullivan is the best doctor anyone could hope to see.
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02/08/2017
Dr. Sullivan always treats you as if you were the only patient he was seeing that day !
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02/08/2017
Dr. Sullivan has been my primary for 15 years. For the visit on [...], I called in the morning with an issue that needed to be addressed as I was traveling by airplane the next day. He told me that he could see me "now." He and the assistants got to me quickly and took care of the issue -- faster than a normally scheduled visit. Dr. Sullivan is friendly, pleasant and, of course, knowledgeable.
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01/29/2017
Dr. Joseph is like a friend & am very confident in his care.
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01/23/2017
Dr. Joe is always happy to see me, making me comfortable with my issues at the time.
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01/18/2017
In my opinion, Dr. Sullivan is an excellent care provider. He definitely takes the time to explain why he is prescribing a drug and what it is designed to do in easily understandable terms. Follow up on tests and/or e-mailed requests are prompt. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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01/10/2017
Dr. Joe is the best.
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01/03/2017
I always feel very comfortable coming in to see Dr. Joe her is very personable and caring. And always has a positive attitude.
 

01/01/2017
I have absolute confidence in Dr Sullivan and am very grateful to have him as my health care provider.
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11/30/2016
Excellent health care provider
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11/30/2016
Dr Joe is one of the best doctors I have ever had.......he is very caring and easy to talk to.
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11/22/2016
Dr. Joe is the BEST
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11/22/2016
Dr. Sullivan is the best!
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11/15/2016
Handicap parking is very difficult to find. Parking in general is a real pain. It takes me longer to find a parking space than to wait to see my doctor!
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11/08/2016
Dr Sullivan came up with a clever way for me to save money on prescriptions. I appreciated his common sense approach.
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10/26/2016
Always professional, Easy to talk with, excellent follow up. Best in hi profession.
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10/25/2016
Dr Sullivan is not my regular provider but I wish he was. He was very to the point and friendly.
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10/23/2016
dr. Joe is very caring and attentive. He always listens to my issues and explores the best solutions.
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10/18/2016
Dr. Joe is an excellent doctor and we are lucky to be under his care.
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10/18/2016
Love Joe!
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10/18/2016
Dr. Sullivan is a wonderful care provider. Very warm, caring and thoughtful. Would highly recommend him to family and friends.
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10/11/2016
very reassuring
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10/01/2016
Always makes me feel comfortable and provides outstanding service to me and my wife
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09/29/2016
Dr. Sullivan is the very best doctor we have ever experienced & is more than comfort & care every time we meet.
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09/27/2016
Dr. Joe is the absolute best....very compassionate, extremely knowledgable and careful to explain terms and conditions in a manner I always understand. He is remarkable in his ability to treat the whole person, not just the sick/well person. I am in the best possible hands for medical/health care.
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09/27/2016
Dr Sullivan has been my primary care doctor for at least 25 years. He has always taken time to explain things clearly to me. He has always been sensitive to my medical/emotional issues and concerns. I could not have asked for a better doctor. The office staff and his nurses are also very helpful.
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09/27/2016
When I called to schedule a physical the first appointment was 5 weeks out. We do not go to the Dr often so when we call it is for a reason and there is no urgency for appointments.
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09/21/2016
Joe Sullivan is an excellent doctor. I love that he is both medical and alternative (chiropractic, naturopathic, etc.) in his approach to my wellness. I hope he doesn't retire for a very long time. :)
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09/13/2016
love Dr Joe!!!! he always seems to care about your overall health and family!! wonderful man!! his nurses are always very friendly and helpful!!
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08/28/2016
My care provider is excellent. He may be true that he walks on water!
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08/23/2016
Doctor Joe is very patient & kind.
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08/22/2016
Joe Sullivan is a wonderful doctor
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08/16/2016
Dr. Sullivan is an excellent, caring physician.
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08/12/2016
dr. Sullivan was fabulous as always. we have chosen our current insurance plan specifically to be able to stay with his care
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07/17/2016
Dr. Joe is an excellent doctor and he and his team provide excellent customer service. [...]
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07/12/2016
My long term experience with seeing Dr. Sullivan has always been great and I'm very thankful he is my primary health provider. When I started seeing Dr. Sullivan I lived on the East side but 23 years ago I moved to Hillsboro and I'm still happy to drive in to the East side of Portland to see Dr. Sullivan. I would be extremely disappointed if I had to change to another Doctor.
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06/22/2016
I have been a patient of Dr. Sullivan's for about 15 years. He is very compassionate and caring and always listens to your concerns and takes your concerns seriously. I feel very fortunate to have him as my PCP.
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06/21/2016
Dr Joe is a doctor's Doctor. I'm 72 and have never met anyone more dedicated to his patients.
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06/21/2016
I love my Dr. The office staff have always just been great!!
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06/06/2016
Dr. Sullivan's care has always been excellent. He is a kind & caring doctor.
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06/05/2016
Dr. Sullivan is the best!
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05/24/2016
In Jan 2016 I was upset due to A misdiagnosis .But after talking to Dr Joe We realized we both were in the wrong , Now he listens to the slightest comments I make about my health , we both learned something there . Dr Joe and his staff is by far the best care providers out there .
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05/12/2016
Dr. Sullivan always listens and is very caring. He makes sure that all my questions are answered. I could not be more pleased with a physician than I am with Dr. Sullivan.
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05/11/2016
Dr. Sullivan is great. I'm so thankful for him
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05/09/2016
Joe Sullivan has been my doctor for years and he is terrific
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05/08/2016
my provider is very good
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05/03/2016
Always a good experience
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05/03/2016
Dr. Sullivan have been with my family for 25 years now. He is an excellent Doctor. He is very caring and respectful to all his patients.
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04/26/2016
Dr. Joe is first and foremost a great human being. He treats the person before him, not just another patient. He is thorough, knowledgeable and superb at follow-through. Really a top-notch guy!
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04/11/2016
Dr. Sullivan genuinely cares and listens.
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04/04/2016
dr Joe is amazing always takes great care of me
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04/01/2016
Dr. Sullivan always provides exceptional care; has specific relevant knowledge regarding nutrition/wellness/sports-related issues.
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03/29/2016
Dr. Sullivan is the BEST!!!!
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03/20/2016
Dr. Sullivan is THE BEST.
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03/14/2016
Very concerned, aware of my needs, and responsive to my concerns
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03/13/2016
My provider has always been very helpful and understanding of health issues I may have.
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03/10/2016
Dr. Sullivan is an attentive listener and provides excellent suggestions for follow up care.
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03/08/2016
I was very satisfied
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03/06/2016
I had been at ENT and gastroenterlogist specialists and did not get any coordinated care so I saw Dr Sullivan to help me make sense of procedures ordered by them and future plan of care. He was very helpful in developing my next steps. Also Dr S always replies to emails the same day and sends test results as soon as available.
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03/06/2016
Team always happy to see me. Never seem in a rush or anxious to move on.
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03/03/2016
Dr. Joe rocks. He is patient and caring and always listens well.
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03/01/2016
My RN and Joe are the best
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01/24/2016
Excellent