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, Cellulitis, 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, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, 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
Services Provided

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 (166 Ratings, 67 Comments)

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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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90

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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100

05/13/2015
Joe Sullivan is the best doctor ever
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05/03/2015
Excellent rapport
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100

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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100

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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01/06/2015
I could not ask for a better provider than Dr. Joe Sullivan. He is a very caring, personable, and extremely knowledgeable! He made me feel very much at ease with my medical issues. Dr. Sullivan's nurse did a wonderful job also.
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100

01/04/2015
Dr. Joe is the best!!!
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12/29/2014
He's always happy to see me, he always listens to my symptom description, he always takes me seriously.
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12/29/2014
Dr. Sullivan and his nurse [...] are a great team and provide excellent care. Miss [...] but new nurse is also wonderful. Great Choice!!!
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12/25/2014
Dr. Joe Sullivan is the most caring, compassionate health care provider I have ever had. His clinical knowledge is excellent and he is conservative in his health care approach which I appreciate.
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12/24/2014
I would like more time with the provider but understand health care today. I am receiving very good timely and accurate information and specially pleased.
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12/17/2014
Dr. Sullivan has been my primary care provider for over 20 years and he is the best, most caring and understanding and knowledgeable doctor I have ever had.
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12/09/2014
Dr. Joe seems like he really cares, and is overall a very friendly, knowledgeable person.
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100

12/09/2014
Service was very good. Dr. Joseph Sullivan is the best
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90

12/09/2014
Joe has been my doctor for my whole life and he has always taken excellent care of me and my family.
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100

12/02/2014
Always I had satisfactory results. Dr. Sullivan has been our family doctor for .about twenty four years
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12/02/2014
Dr Sullivan was very knowledgeable, I understood his explanation, referred me to rehab. Took his time.
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100

11/26/2014
Never any bad experiences.
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11/25/2014
Joe Sullivan is a an excellent doctor. I feel very fortunate to have him as my primary care provider.
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100

11/19/2014
Dr. Joe Sullivan is the best doctor ever. He is like a friend(almost family) I can depend on him to be there for me no matter what.
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11/17/2014
Have always had excellent care from this provided
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11/11/2014
love Joe- he always gives 100% of his attention to us during our appointments. we especially like that he sees our whole family.
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100

11/02/2014
Dr. Sullivan has been my doc for many years. You are lucky to have him practice medicine at your clinic.
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100

10/30/2014
My provider has always been extremely communicative in providing proactive options to allow me to assume the most control over my own health as possible, while always sharing helpful and relevant suggestions.
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10/28/2014
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Joseph Sullivan. He is the best doctor I've ever had.
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10/26/2014
I have always received exceptional care from Dr. Sullivan.
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10/20/2014
Dr. Joe is awesome!
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10/17/2014
overall very good experience
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10/12/2014
This provider not only addresses my more pressing concerns, but also makes me feel well-cared for by taking into account my overall quality of life.
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10/07/2014
Dr. Sullivan alwyas listen, is caring and he does follow up calling me in the past years with any labs results hinself. Excellent service.
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100

10/01/2014
Dr Sullivan is fantastic--the best doctor ever. My entire family feels the same way.
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100

09/28/2014
Doc Joe and staff are wonderful.
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09/24/2014
I have been seeing Dr Sullivan since he began his practice, more than 30 years ago. I could not have found a better health care provider!!!
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09/22/2014
Everything good
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09/17/2014
I've had Dr. Sullivan for 23 years now. He is an amazing doctor and person. He truly cares about his clients.
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09/02/2014
Dr. Sullivan's schedule is very full. Getting a non-emergency appointment at a time that works with my schedule is very difficult - it usually takes more than a month to get the early morning time that I need.
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09/02/2014
always thorough, always respectful, efficient and highly competent, personable
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08/25/2014
I think Dr. Sullivan is great.
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08/20/2014
Always a good experience. Dr Joe is the best.
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08/19/2014
Very satisfied with Dr. Joe Sullivan for many years
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90

08/17/2014
Would prefer to be able to set appointments further out than I am able to do now.
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