Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Jonathan Vinson entered the field of family medicine for the opportunity to build long-term relationships with families through all phases of life. “I treat patients of all ages, but I especially enjoy obstetrics because pregnancy, birth and child-rearing are such intense and transformative episodes in our lives,” he says.

In his practice, Dr. Vinson considers his most important role to be providing accurate and complete information so that his patients can make informed decisions.

After earning his medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Dr. Vinson completed his residency in family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
He serves in the Oregon Air National Guard as a flight surgeon. In his spare time, Dr. Vinson enjoys competitive cycling, skiing and hiking with his wife and two children.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine with obstetrics

Education
Medical degree: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
Residency:Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 454
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6429

Publications

Publications
  • Six things your doctor needs to know For Dr. Vinson, the big picture is the one he wants – and needs – to see. “In family medicine, we try to treat the whole person and take the entire context into account,” he says. “Some things may seem irrelevant, but they may have a lot to do with the trouble at hand.” Everything that is happening outside the exam room – your lifestyle habits, the medications you’re taking, the struggles you’re facing in your workplace or at home – is part of this context. It’s not that your doctor finds the details of your personal life titillating, Dr. Vinson says. It’s that more information helps connect the dots.

Three of the most misunderstood health screenings for women

Myth-busting colonoscopy: Five reasons it’s not so bad.

Colonoscopy: What to know before you go

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • Obstetrics
Conditions Treated
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.

4.6 out of 5 (116 Ratings, 36 Comments)

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06/07/2015
excellent. dr Vinson is a great listener and very attentive to my issues. I have recommended him to several friends.
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05/25/2015
We hadn't planned on having a hospital birth and were dreading having a birth in the hospital. From the moment we got into the birthing unit until the time we left we felt so special and cared for. Couldn't have asked for a better experience especially when we weren't expecting a good experience.
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05/18/2015
Everything was fabulous with Dr. Vinson. The front staff needs some help, as there always seems to be a line to check in and people are chatting, etc. But it's never a long wait...either way.
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90

05/04/2015
I recently had terrible experiences with two prior care providers. It was such a breath of fresh air to walk in to Dr.Vinson's office. He listened, was invested, knew what he was talking about and was able to deliver it in a way that was easy to understand.
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100

04/30/2015
Always easy to talk to, and gives information I might not be aware of.
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04/29/2015
DR Vinson is very helpful , and alwasy returns calls back with my questions or concerns, He is an amzing Dr
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80

04/22/2015
I was early and got in early which was very nice. I like Dr Vinson and enjoy my visits.
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100

04/07/2015
Best provider I have ever had. Is up to date on the latest information and treatments and shows genuine concern for my health as well as my family's.
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90

03/29/2015
I received my test results; however, no one called to explain how to interpret the results. Maybe it wasn't necessary because all the result were within acceptable ranges.
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03/09/2015
I have only met with him once on [...], and I thought he was going to make a very good provider for me. [...]
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03/04/2015
Dr. Vinson was incredibly caring and patient, I was very pleased.
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03/03/2015
Good
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02/25/2015
Dr. Vinson is excellent... very thorough and caring
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02/11/2015
This is my second pregnancy. [...] I could not ask for a better care providers. [...] I wish I could take my doctor everywhere for future family planning.
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80

02/03/2015
Although the care was satisfactory at the time, I had no idea what to do post-appointment. I was referred to physical therapy; no PT ever called me. I was told to take [...] daily for three weeks; I got home and discovered I'd have to take 9 pills a day - my colleague tells me my doctor should have set up a prescription for a 600 mg dose pill. [...] I'm not sure what I need to do about any of this, which makes me wonder why I even bothered going in the first place.
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100

01/14/2015
Dr. Vinson was great. He gave me the time and "ear" for me to advise him about the presenting problem, and he logically mated the historical information with the presenting problem. We came up with a direction to go with testing and medication. I had his full attention the entire visit. Thank you, Jonathan!
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90

01/10/2015
wish he would address what's going on in my life, because it DOES relate to my health care....I've had a VERY stressful year, and he hasn't noticed I've gained 25 lbs....very depressing and related to my stress
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100

01/01/2015
Responds to mychart emails very quickly and cares about me and my family's health
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12/28/2014
Great experince on my first visit. Will return for future care.
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100

12/28/2014
excellent service
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12/28/2014
very thorough. appreciated being able to get in sme day I called for an appt
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12/19/2014
I have followed Dr.Vinson from his previous location in Camas to Providence because he is such an excellent doctor! I have recommended him to several friends, who are now his patients, and they feel he is an excellent doctor as well. Dr.Vinson is very well educated and is very patient, attentive, compassionate and understanding. He truly cares about his patients.
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12/16/2014
Nothing negative about Dr. Vinson, he is an excellent doctor who takes the time with me to explain and listen to me. I have been with him going on 11 years and he is the only doctor I will see. He is just an outstanding medical provider and I am very lucky to have him as my doctor.
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90

12/14/2014
When asking questions wait in silence for the answer. Don't ask a question then keep talking and explaining so that a polite patient doesn't want to interrupt you to give you the answer you are asking for.
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90

12/11/2014
My Providence experiences are always outstanding. [...]
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12/07/2014
Dr. Vinson is right on target with my needs and I am very happy with him.
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12/07/2014
Have not had a bad experience with my provider.
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12/02/2014
Every visit goes nice and smooth and I always get treated good. All my concern get answered.
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11/27/2014
VERY PLEASE WITH CARE I RECEIVE FROM DR VINSON.
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11/16/2014
The waiting room and exams room need cleaning and updating in equipment and furnishings
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100

10/22/2014
Often, there are long wait times to answer when telephoning
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10/08/2014
I have no complaints or criticisms about the care I received from Dr. Vinson.
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80

09/14/2014
wasted visit due to miscommunication
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100

09/11/2014
Dr. Vinson made me feel very comfortable talking about my health.
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08/17/2014
Dr. Vinson was very pleasant and enthusiastic. He was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. This was my first visit with him and I look forward to our partnership in my health in the coming years.
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08/17/2014
We feel like the Dr "talks down to us" .... we have seen 2 women practicioners (PA and NP) in the past year and they were excellent!
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