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 (158 Ratings, 60 Comments)

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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.
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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.
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07/10/2015
Dr. Sullivan is always kind and attentive to my needs as a patient. He always has a smile. In 20 years as a patient he has always been very helpful to myself and my family. We feel blessed to have found him. We have total confidence in him. I do wish he could take a little more time, sometimes he seems overly rushed. But I am greatful for the time we do get.
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07/06/2015
After15+ years with Dr. Joe, I continue to marvel at his knowledge and compassion. He's just one incredible human being. I feel privileged to be one of his patients.
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06/24/2015
Dr Joe has been spot on with his diagnosis and recommendations, His suggestion to join a fitness club was very insightful.
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06/16/2015
Dr. Sullivan has always taken very good care of myself and my family
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06/07/2015
Dr Sullivan is a very good doctor and I appreciate his knowledge and care.
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05/27/2015
My provider was: very informative; always ready to answer questions whatever they may be; gave alternate solutions in case the treatment prescribed did not work as intended.
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05/16/2015
Dr. Sullivan is an example of what every GP should copy. He is kind, caring and really aware of my concerns. He is available in an emergency.
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05/13/2015
Dr. Sullivan is an amazing physician. He is not only great at what he does, he cares. His staff are friendly, And they follow up timely. My last several appointments have been spot on time- impressive. I also use secure messaging with my doctor very efficiently, he is proactive about when I need to have a check up, and the referral process you guys have in place is great [...] I'm very impressed with Dr. Sullivan's practice!
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05/13/2015
Joseph Sullivan is the best doctor and diagnostician I have ever been to.
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05/13/2015
Joe Sullivan is the best doctor ever
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05/03/2015
Excellent rapport
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04/23/2015
all very thoughtfful and really cared about my health when i was there
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04/22/2015
My doctor Sullivan is outstanding in every way.
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03/31/2015
he has saved my life, twice, he is always willing to listen, give his opinion (sometimes his opinion is very pointed) and he is usually right! I totally trust him. in a word he is just the best!
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03/25/2015
Dr. Sullivan always listens well and answers my questions. He is always caring and kind.
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03/25/2015
Under Dr. Joe Sullivan care I am not only surviving MS, my health has improved.
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03/18/2015
Dr Sullivan is the most caring, friendly, supportive and dynamic doctor any family could ask for!
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03/18/2015
My provider was very happy to see and interested in knowing how my i felt about my health in general
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03/17/2015
I have a great deal of trust in Joe Sullivan for my medial concerns. I have been seeing him for years and he is very familiar with my history. When I see him I feel that he is giving me 100% of his attention and is not simply trying to rush through to see x number of patients.
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03/17/2015
Dr. Sullivan always works us in, takes time with us and gives the best care. So lucky to have him as a doctor!
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03/15/2015
I have been a patient of Dr. Joe Sullivan for 19 years, in all those years I never wavered from believing that he is the very best, the Rolls-Royce of the medical profession.
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03/10/2015
Dr. Sullivan is a wonderful provider who is both smart and who cares. I hope he is able to continue enjoying his work going forward.
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03/10/2015
Dr. Sullivan is great. He always has time if I come in, which is seldom. [...]
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02/25/2015
Dr. Sullivan has been my doctor for many years and has always been willing to take the time to answer any questions or concerns about my health. The specialists he has referred me to I have been happy with. Our family feels he is an excellent doctor.
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02/25/2015
Dr Sullivan consistently listens to my concerns and is able to make a diagnosis that is accurate. The suggestions he gives to address a concern always seem to work; he even offers very effective alternative medicine choices to help address a health problem. I feel I get great care from him.
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02/16/2015
He is so considerate of all my needs and those of my mother who is his patient also. Especially now that she is involved with Hospice and he helped us all the way there.
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02/04/2015
Dr. Sullivan is an excellent, caring, professional doctor. I have been going to him for years and attribute my good health to his care.
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02/01/2015
asking questions of the dr. works almost immediately by using my chart. instead of calling the office.
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01/29/2015
best doctor I have ever had
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01/28/2015
I always feel like Dr Sullivan knows me and what my issues are and he graciously answers my questions.
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01/20/2015
I have been a patient of Dr. Sullivan for many years and have always received excellent care. His staff is friendly and helpful. I have nothing but praise for the care and attention I receive .
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01/14/2015
Dr. Sullivan, is a good listener, is willing to admit when he doesn't know the answer and he treats me with dignity.
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01/14/2015
I always feel comfortable with Dr Sullivan. He is a wonderful caring doctor and I am glad to have him. I miss [...] his RN, but have to say, that Gal that helped me on [...] was very nice. I was glad to meet her and hope to see her again in the future working with Dr Sullivan. Thanks Again!!
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