Biography & Education

Biography

Clinical articles by James G. Beckerman, M.D.
A cardio workout (and work up) for athletes
Young, athletic and at risk for sudden cardiac death?
Five things to know about heart disease
Sex after heart attack – when is it safe?
The skinny on saturated fat

Publications
“The Flex Diet: Design Your Own Weight-Loss Plan,” Simon & Schuster, 2010

Featured
NBC’s “Today Show”
“The Dr. Oz Show”
The New York Post
CBS News.com
“Dr. Digital,” Providence Together



Areas of expertise

Preventive cardiology; sports cardiology; heart disease in pregnancy

Education
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Cardiac fellowship: Stanford Hospital and clinics 
Subspecialty fellowship: nuclear cardiology
Certification: internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology
Languages
  • Spanish

Care Locations

9427 SW Barnes Road
Suite 495
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-0950

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Nuclear medicine

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.

4.7 out of 5 (149 Ratings, 41 Comments)

 

10/31/2017
Very good.
 

10/23/2017
Provider reluctant to recommend a physician outside of his specialty.
 

10/18/2017
Very good experience with Providence health care I hope I never have to leave.
 

10/17/2017
We love him, he's personable and shows care and concern for his patients - we can't say enough good things about him!
 

10/13/2017
I have always had the best as far as health care, and Dr. Beckerman is a prime example.
 

10/11/2017
Dr. Beckerman is an outstanding physician!
100

09/23/2017
I love working with Providence providers. [...]
100

09/19/2017
Dr. Beckerman, MD is a warm hearted person in addition to an excellent Cardiologist.
100

09/17/2017
[...] I was the only person waiting to check in and all three staff were available but having what seemed to be a personal conversation, which they finished before addressing me.
100

09/13/2017
All good
90

09/09/2017
Dr. Beckerman - excellent. Others could demonstrate a little compassion & explain what's going on so when I exit their facility I walk away satisfied & knowing what's going on.
100

08/31/2017
Dr. Beckerman never seems in a rush, always answers questions completely and with compassion and understanding. Is very encouraging, always greets both my wife and I with a smile.
100

08/30/2017
Dr. Beckerman was very kind, he listened attentively to my long list of heart issues and questions, and he answered all of my questions in a way I could understand. I appreciate his patience with me!
100

07/29/2017
he was awesome
100

07/19/2017
I appreciated the way Dr. Beckerman & his receptionists treated me. Dr. Beckerman is a very good doctor.
100

07/19/2017
visit with provider went very well [...]
100

07/10/2017
This DR is the greatest - I would go to none other
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06/28/2017
The only medical explanation that I got regarding the results of heart tests that I had gotten a year ago was that they were unremarkable. The doctor also mentioned that one of my blood pressure medications was ineffective other than to lower my heart rate. He gave no other explanations or information and preferred to focus on my weight and lifestyle which I realize does need improvement. My previous primary care doctor gave me entirely different information regarding my heart test results. I was too stunned to even bring that up as the first thing he said to me when he entered the room was "why are you (even) here". [...] This was by far one of the worst medical appointments I have ever had and if you look at my history you would know that I have had a lot of them. I felt totally disrespected. I would not even feel comfortable getting any additional information from Dr Beckerman and would prefer another Cardiologist to supply that.
80

06/11/2017
It was a pleasant visit overall.
100

06/05/2017
Dr. Beckerman is a very patient & caring clinician and a very knowledgeable cardiologist. Due to many many allergies I am not the easiest patient to treat.
100

05/29/2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Beckerman for several years. He is always attentive and up to date. I do respect him and feel very lucky to have him for my cardiac care need.
100

05/25/2017
Very good about forecasting what the future may hold and explaining future treatment.
100

05/24/2017
Seemed to show genuine empathy....not only for my condition, but my resulting state of mind as well.
100

04/17/2017
listened carefully to my concerns.gave me options to considergreatly appreciated proactive conservative approach
100

04/12/2017
This is a cardiologist I see once a year. He provides excellent advice and answers my questions clearly.
100

04/09/2017
Very good.
100

04/07/2017
My primary - care doctor, [...], and both the specialists I see, James Beckerman and [...], are extraordinary doctors and people... I cannot imagine better.
100

02/28/2017
This was a first time visit to see this doctor. He was recommended by my doctor. I was treated very respectfully, he took time to explain fully my condition and further treatment in the future. Very pleased!
90

02/12/2017
Dr. Beckerman listens well and explains things in an easy to understand way.
100

12/31/2016
The very best of care!
50

12/29/2016
My cardiologist retired and I was referred to Dr. [...] by my PCP. She was on maternity leave so they wanted me to see Dr. B. I felt like he didn't try to get to know me or ask many questions. It's different than what I'm used to so maybe I just need to get used to being a patient, not a person.
100

12/22/2016
all good
90

12/19/2016
Everything went smoothly and I left the office feeling satisfied.
100

12/14/2016
Doctor Beckerman is one of the most competent, empathetic; and, caring Physicians with which I have ever known or worked. I say that from the point of view of both as a patient as well as based on many years as a Hospital Administrator. I would rate him among the very best!
100

12/14/2016
Doctor Beckerman is a very skilled cardiologist-
100

12/09/2016
Dr Beckerman is outstanding! A huge improvement from my original cardiologist!!
90

12/07/2016
dr Beckerman was very personable and I felt like he listened to my concerns and gave me good things to think about as well as wasn't an alarmist or dismissive. He was also kind and considerate of my personal situation which I very much appreciated.
60

11/18/2016
The nurse called with my test results, & simply said I was fine & Dr. Beckerman did not want to see me again. However, the symptoms I came in for persist and no explanation was offered nor was I told anything specific about my test.
100

11/17/2016
Everyone was polite and informative. Never a problem with Providence or providers
100

11/08/2016
Provider is an excellent listener and caring person.
100

10/31/2016
Two unique things occurred on my visit. Dr. Beckerman had reviewed my records and lab work PRIOR to my appointment and he was 5 minutes AHEAD of schedule. He explained the significance of my scans and lab work and thoroughly described my options for further testing. The office staff was efficient and friendly.