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

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.

4.9 out of 5 (178 Ratings, 62 Comments)

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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
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01/19/2016
Have always had a very good experience when seeing Dr.Sullivan.
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01/17/2016
the only reason the provider was delayed was due to other doctors being out of the office due to snow/ice
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01/17/2016
I feel the doctor listens less and less over the years I have been seeing him.
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01/12/2016
Dr. Sullivan is the most caring, intelligent provider possible. He never fails to meet my expectations
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01/11/2016
Dr. Sullivan is always prepared, knowledgable, listens to my concerns and anticipates coming issues or concerns. He offers good, common sense advice. He knows that it is hard for me to come into the office so he covers all the bases while I am there. He is the reason that I stay with Providence!
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01/10/2016
Dr. Sullivan is diligent, knowledgable. friendly and goes well beyond expectations. I have received information from him on holidays and when he is on vacation. Unbelievable.
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01/05/2016
Dr. Sullivan is one of the most caring, helpful, and professional providers I have ever seen. He really takes the time to talk with me about my total well being and offers great advice and medical care. He is excellent.
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12/18/2015
Dr. Sullivan cares for three generations in our family. Obviously, we all have tremendous respect for his knowledge and experience. For us, he sits at the pinnacle of his profession!
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12/13/2015
Dr Joe is incredible very attentive I know he cares about me as a person and that is very important
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12/08/2015
Dr Joe Sullivan is kind, courteous, and very knowledgeable.
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12/08/2015
makes you feel if you were his only patient that day,always upbeat and a smile when he greets you.
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12/06/2015
Dr. Sullivan has been our family doctor for years. We are thankful to be in his care. [...]
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12/01/2015
Dr. Joe Sullivan brings humanity and humor when he walks into the room. He knows our family and gives advice based on the whole person. All despite his packed schedule [...]
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11/17/2015
Provider caught Chronic condition i didn't know a bout.
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11/08/2015
[...] He is the best!
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11/08/2015
Dr. Joe Sullivan has been my care provider since I was a child. My family had switched insurances a few years back which did not include Providence health and services. We purposely switched back to our old insurance, just so we could start seeing Dr. Sullivan again. He is an amazing doctor and man. He really looks out for his patients.
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11/08/2015
Great !
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11/03/2015
Dr. Joe Sullivan is consistently excellent. As I often remark, I leave his office feeling good about myself, my life, and feeling empowered to make positive changes.
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11/03/2015
Dr. Sullivan has been involved in my life for more than 20yrs. And I don't see myself going anywhere else other than Providence. And I just got on to my chart and love it.
 

11/03/2015
I can't imagine a better doctor than Dr. Sullivan.
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10/27/2015
I only have praise for Dr. Sullivan. He is kind and competent, a rare combination.
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10/22/2015
I feel Dr. Sullivan is a very thoughtful, professional and caring doctor. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone. His nurses are the best.
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10/13/2015
doctor sullivan is an excellent provider. My son and I have been seeing him for years, and he is always very caring and knowledgeable.
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10/11/2015
Dr. Joe Sullivan is simply the best kind of doctor-warm and caring, supportive and knowledgeable, kind and thorough.
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10/08/2015
[...] appreciate that I can e-mail him and he always responds promptly. It's a great service.
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10/03/2015
Dr. Joseph Sullivan exemplifies the very best qualities we all seek in a physician, young, middle aged and our elders. He has the unique ability to see the bigger picture on my health care needs. He is a man of high integrity and honor.
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09/29/2015
called office for problem my Dr [...] was not available so Dr Sullivan was able to see me same day...excellent office visit very caring concerned with my problem/listened/examined /suggested need for Xrays ...did same day report back on My chart that...recommended ultra sound ..Thank you Dr sullivan
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09/29/2015
Dr Sullivan has provided me with care for more than 20 years. He has always been exceptional. I feel as though I could not have a better care care provider than Dr Joe.
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09/20/2015
Dr. Sullivan is an outstanding physician. He is extremely responsive, he cares, he makes me feel safe and that I will get the best treatment in times of uncertainty. He follows up promptly. He is a top notch physician.
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09/13/2015
[...] Dr. Sullivan has been my primary professional for the past 19+ years. NEVER HAVE I SEEN BETTER.
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09/13/2015
He is the best
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08/30/2015
I would recommend DR. Joe to others [...]
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08/24/2015
Dr. Sullivan is the best doctor on the planet. You should be paying 4 times more and making sure he is happy and healthy because without him Providence, ney, the entire doctoring profession, would be sorely lacking. He is a miracle.
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08/23/2015
I appreciate that Dr. Sullivan includes alternative care options in his diagnosis, rather than just recommending medications and medical tests alone. He is a caring, thorough, and compassionate medical provider.
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08/19/2015
Dr. Sullivan is an excellent provider he has a remarkable memory given what I can only guess is a large patient load. Dr. Sullivan is compassionate, pragmatic and direct. I appreciate his encouragement and communication.
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08/12/2015
Dr.Sullivan has been our family for more than twenty years. I would not like to transfer to another doctor.
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08/11/2015
I consider "Dr Joe" to be personal and caring friend. Who looks out for me and my wellbeing.
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08/04/2015
Dr. Sullivan is wonderful, caring and very knowledgeable. He explains issues, how to treat them, what changes I need to make and listens to what I say. He is very respectful
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07/31/2015
I love this office.great experience starting my phone call to the clinic, then at check in, then the medical assistant [...], but every medical assistant that has ever brought me back has been awesome... and then the provider just tops it off. always a great experience! thank you
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07/30/2015
I've been taking myself and my family members to Dr. Joe for over 20 years, and he is the best.