Biography & Education

Biography

It's important for Dr. Richard Goldenberg to cultivate relationships with his patients, as he feels this facilitates good decision-making. He takes the time to explain complex medical issues in a way that patients can understand.

Dr. Goldenberg believes that more care is not always better care. "My role is to coach patients in the prudent use of medical resources in an increasingly complex medical world and act as their advocate," he says.

After receiving his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts, he completed an internship and residency at Boston VA Medical Center.

In his free time, Dr. Goldenberg enjoys hiking, reading and all things French.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education

Medical degree: Boston University School of Medicine, Mass.
Internship/residency: Boston VA Medical Center

Dr. Goldenberg is board-certified in internal medicine.

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

1510 Division St.
Suite 200
Oregon City, OR 97045
Fax 503-650-6888

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and Neck Pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, 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), Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney Stones, Knee injuries, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, 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,
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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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.

4.5 out of 5 (236 Ratings, 63 Comments)

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10/16/2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Goldenberg since 1988 and he has always treated me with kindness and respect.
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10/09/2017
Going to the doctor is a pleasure with this clinic. Everyone is caring & friendly.
100

10/04/2017
He has sent me to 2 other providers and I was very pleased. I feel he would only send me to someone He would go to himself. someone he trusts.
80

10/04/2017
I had one issue that I wanted taken care of that had bothered me for 8 months. after examination, the provider said to let him him when it is bothering me and we can look into doing something about it.
0

10/04/2017
Dr. Goldenberg was dismissive and condescending. He didn't take a comprehensive medical history, and when presented with a comprehensive picture of the multitude of prior health concerns I was seeking to address, he was curt and oblivious. He minimized my concerns not with sage medical wisdom, but by instead treating me like I was either overreacting at best, or disingenuous at worst. He was flippant, curt, and I will not be seeking medical treatment from him or this facility in the future.
100

09/25/2017
Dr. Goldenberg was awesome. I really appreciate his examination process and how he took the time to address my concerns. As a healthcare provider myself. I can attest that I have full trust in Dr. Goldenberg's ability and attitude as a physician!
70

09/20/2017
The DR has my medical history and knows I have serious life long mobility problems but set me up to take a stress test using a treadmill. This method was not the proper method for me and did not get me the answers I needed about my heart.
100

09/07/2017
Took over 45 days to get appointment.
70

09/04/2017
He spends too much time on the computer and too little time specifically reviewing my needs or answering my questions.
30

08/23/2017
After many years seems disinterested in listening or utilizing diagnostic tools routinely available. "Father Knows Best" vs. pt. experience.
100

08/14/2017
very nice man thoughful ,careing
100

08/08/2017
doctor/ staff very inviting, caring, and gentle.
90

08/08/2017
all was good
90

08/02/2017
[...] my physician or medical assistant didn't actually place the orders for the tests and vaccinations I needed so it was a little bit of a run around process trying to get that fixed. Also when I came in a couple days later for a test again that test was not ordered so the medical assistant had to track down the doctor and get the test ordered which took about 30 minutes of wait time
100

08/02/2017
I feel like my health decisions are in safe hands
100

07/24/2017
No problems, great doctor.
100

06/27/2017
all is good
50

06/25/2017
This is not my regular doctor. I only went here because I wasn't able to get into my 'regular' doctor for 2 months because I'm considered a "new" patient since I hadn't seen her in 2 years (insurance had changed). I needed a scrip refill and couldn't wait the 2 months for a "new" patient appointment with the doctor i had seen in the past. I had to wait 40 minutes once I arrived at the office. I didn't like some of the comments Dr. Goldenberg made when I asked about getting an order for a mammogram. And, I requested to have my Vitamin D tested with my bloodwork, but he refused saying "it is expensive". Also, this isn't my "medical home" so I wouldn't drive this far to see this dr. again. I'd prefer to go to the office in Happy Valley that is much closer to where I live.
70

06/22/2017
I love dr. & his staff.
90

06/22/2017
I have noticed that a diagnosis sometimes changes without any discussion at all with me. I find this out by going through my records on My Chart.
100

06/21/2017
Dr. Goldenberg is a knowable internal medicine doctor that we highly respect for his genuine concern about our medical health. He is thorough and able to explain things in layman's terms which makes it easy for us to understand any treatments being administered. Excellent doctor in our opinion.
100

06/07/2017
he very good if compare the one I had at [...] be for
80

06/05/2017
almost alway very good bit sometimes kind of busy. not his fault.
70

06/05/2017
I am not sure that Dr Goldenberg fully understood the extent of my chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis and spinal surgery.
100

06/04/2017
The doctor and staff are well-suited for my needs, and they were very friendly.
100

05/31/2017
I have referred a co worker to this provider, and they received the same great care.
90

05/30/2017
First time to see this provider, no issues.
90

05/26/2017
referred to specialist much too far away and asked to re-refer closer and have not received anything.
100

05/26/2017
Always fine attitude and concern for my well being.
100

05/21/2017
Has a very practical approach to medicine. Dr. Goldenberg is helping me simplify my vitamin routine so there is not duplication and lower doses.
100

05/17/2017
able to get me in when appointment made via My Chart did not register with practice.
100

05/16/2017
Your appt. system to new patients is poor... too much wait without regard to my needs immediate or otherwise.
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05/12/2017
he basically made me feel like i was less than nobody,he did it deliberately.
80

05/06/2017
Nice office remodel, very kind and polite office staff.
100

05/04/2017
Dr. Goldenberg is an exceptional person. He is caring and listens well.
100

05/03/2017
excellent care.
100

05/01/2017
No complaints so far, but I'm new to this provider. I have only seen him once. He was recommended to me by friends, and I am totally satisfied with his professionalism at this point.
100

04/19/2017
Dr. Goldenberg continues to have my confidence. He is one of the best providers I've had. His whole practice is good people who care.
90

04/12/2017
A solid operation.
40

03/29/2017
He seemed bored, aloof, and slightly irritated during the visit for very routine issues. I was not asking for meds.
100

03/29/2017
I am always able to talk to Dr Goldenberg with ease about what ever concerns or issues I have with my health care.
90

03/20/2017
always pleasant
100

03/17/2017
excellent doctor.
100

02/16/2017
appointment went well and very pleasant. very good and caring doctor.
100

02/08/2017
Everyone in this office is friendly, courteous, helpful and kind. Very professional!
100

02/07/2017
best doctor I've had in a long time.
100

01/20/2017
Experienced an overwhelming sense of trust for the provider.
100

01/16/2017
avisit too this facility is always excellant and rewarding.
50

01/15/2017
Did not know if something he wanted me to use required a prescription or not. Not a very good confidence builder.
90

01/11/2017
Dr. Goldenberg talks to me in a way that is easy to understand and is open to my comments and/or questions about my well being .
90

01/05/2017
Office experience was excellent. I have never had my cholesterol checked and he had me go to the lab, which was responsive and excellent. My concern is with My Chart. Really? I get to see my results and then the Dr. sends me his recommendation in the mail? Again, really? Part of my cholesterol reading was high. His recommendation was a prescription. I've never needed meds and expressed that I would rather try life style changes, i.e. lose weight, modify eating habits, drink less, exercise more. This option was not in the letter. I honestly wondered if I didn't get the subscription filled immediately was I going to have a stroke or heart attack? If I made life style changes, would it take to long, would they be effective. His letter did state that I could call him. I think this component really lacks patient service. Only recommendation was for meds. Every person in the office that I came into contact with asked if I had signed up for My Chart. Now I know why, cheaper, easier and quicker than actual follow up. I did internet research on cholesterol to educate myself.
100

01/04/2017
I had been using Providence providers since 1998. So far this is the best provider I would say. Hope he doesn't go away.
70

01/04/2017
Good guy, well educated but not accepting of alternative medicine.
100

01/02/2017
Doctor responded to my concerns in a way very helpful to me.
100

12/29/2016
Dr. Goldenberg is a very good listerner. I'm very comfortable talking with him. Love him.
90

12/28/2016
This was only my second visit with Dr. Goldenberg and just for a physical exam. He was on time, very easy to communicate with, listened, explained, discussed, and was helpful with health decisions. I like to be involved in my health care and appreciate his learned input.
100

12/28/2016
This Doctor explains medical terms in laymen terms that make it easy to understand and gives us a feeling of being well cared for. He takes time to make sure we are satisfied with our out come and that we feel comfortable with his recommendations.
100

12/12/2016
This was my first visit to this provider, by Dr [...] and his office appear to be top notch.
80

11/30/2016
When I saw Dr. Goldenberg on Nov. [...], he had me go across to the hospital to have my hip x-rayed, thinking I might be developing arthritis. As of today, Nov. 30, I have not heard the results of the x-rays, nor was I instructed to check back with either the doctor's office or he hospital to get the results.
90

11/28/2016
The only bad experience I have ever had in the office was my wellness exam with [...]. I am aware that I am old, however, I am still able to understand what is being said and did not appreciate being addressed as if I was a toddler or totally senile. I felt her skills for reading her patient were lacking. In other words "don't talk to me old!" This certainly has nothing to do with Dr. Goldenberg. He is great.
100

11/14/2016
Dr. Goldenberg is becoming much more personal and aware of my specific case. My goal is to establish a Dr./patient relationship over time. Happy so far!
100

10/20/2016
I never felt rushed in any way by any member of staff nor Dr. Goldenberg. I was very happy when I left and fully intend to remain a patient of his. I very much appreciate his explaining his thinking regarding my care and what I may or may not need to do in participation of that care.
100

10/19/2016
We really like Dr. Goldenberg and his staff.