Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Joseph Obadiah enjoys getting to know his patients and forming a bond with them. He listens to their concerns, and tailors his treatment to take into account all aspects of patients’ medical history and their other needs.

In his practice, Dr. Obadiah emphasizes preventive care and patient education. “I understand how difficult dermatologic disease can be emotionally,” he says. “I educate my patients about their disease so they can make informed decisions about their treatment and better understand the background of their illness.”

Dr. Obadiah earned his medical degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C. He completed an internship at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a residency in dermatology at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Obadiah is board certified in dermatology.

Dr. Obadiah is married and has two daughters and a son. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, snowboarding and golf.


Video bio
Meet Dr. Obadiah

Areas of expertise

Dermatology

Education
Dr. Obadiah earned his medical degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C. He completed an internship at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and a residency in dermatology at Columbia University in New York City.
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-9099

Specialties

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.

4.6 out of 5 (314 Ratings, 80 Comments)

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10/30/2017
I am somewhat indifferent to this provider.
100

10/26/2017
everything's fine
80

10/25/2017
doc seemed occupied with a student, when I ask a question about bruses, I don't believe he heard himself explain, he rattled off a bunch of lingo as if he was talking to another med student. I should have asked him to clarify
30

10/24/2017
very poor bedside manners
100

10/19/2017
The Dr. and all the people at his office treat the Patients with respect and are very courteous. Dr. Obadiah is very thorough. I am glad that we found him.
100

10/18/2017
My regular dr. referred me to the dermatologist in August but I had to wait until October for an appt.
90

10/18/2017
My visit was satisfying in that we met the goals at hand in a comfortable environment.
30

10/18/2017
Dr. prescribed drug which had interactions with two of my current prescriptions. I had to call them to inform them. Could have been a problem.
90

10/11/2017
Always good experience.
100

10/09/2017
he took time to do a full body mole check as it fad been years since if had one. found basal cell carcinoma and pathology confirmed. I'm returning this morning for MOHS. excellent care & compassionate staff.
100

10/05/2017
They treated me with the upmost respect. .
100

09/28/2017
quick, action oriented, skillful
100

09/27/2017
Dr. Obidiah is a great physician - very personable and always gives me a thorough exam.
70

09/25/2017
I was able to get in to see him several weeks earlier because of a cancellation. He was very quick with the visit, said I needed to have the melanoma removed right then. When he gave me the numbing shots he told me I was having anxiety attack. No.....It hurt. Shots, sewed up, and gone. The nurse was nice enough and stayed with me to make sure I was okay. I understand they were a bit behind.
100

09/23/2017
always able to get appointment when I need one. excellent Dr and clinic.
100

09/21/2017
I really respect and rely on Dr. O
20

09/20/2017
The Doctor did not let me ask any questions. He told me "don't interrupt me". He did not want to listen to me. He only read what I had written down. I would not go back to him again.
90

09/20/2017
very long wait time
100

09/20/2017
excellent
100

09/13/2017
I've Dr. Obadiah for various skin cancer conditions. He's so thoughtful and explains what he will do on each visit. I feel very fortunate to have him as my Dermatologist. My PCP, Dr. [...], referred me to him.
100

09/11/2017
Dr. Obadiah is a very smart, caring, patient and professional doctor. He can see changes in my skin immediately and addresses them right away. very knowledgeable. Thank you!
100

08/30/2017
Dr. Obadiah was thorough, aggressive in locating my specific health issue, addressing this issue, and ordering follow-up tests. This is EXACTLY the kind of doctor and medical care that I appreciate and need. Dr. Obadiah was also respectful, and listened carefully to my concerns, and answered all of my questions. Thank you!
90

08/29/2017
Friendly, warm, comforting speech patterns. Feel of general concern for individual's care.
100

08/02/2017
very professional very concerned about my health.
10

08/01/2017
Dr. Obadiah saw me for an infected cyst, after a failed cyst removal performed at Lombard Providence Express. I felt Dr. Obadiah's blamed me for the infected nature of the cyst, and several times interrupted or spoke over me while I described the problem. After the 6th day of a 7 day regimen of prescribed antibiotics, I called the office to explain that the infection did not appear to be going away and that the pain associated with the cyst was greater. The office called back stating that Dr. Obadiah recommend I finish the antibiotic and that he would see me in three weeks for the scheduled cyst removal. I sought alternate care at [...]. They immediately recognized the infection was getting worse, drained the area, and provided me with more antibiotics. In general, I felt Dr. Obadiah was dismissive of my problem, and I would pointedly not recommend him. As of this date, the cyst, which never caused pain or discomfort until treatment at the Providence Express, has been an ongoing problem for over 3 weeks.
100

07/31/2017
he is an amazing Dr! I would recommend him to anyone searching for a dermo! I wish the nurse would have been more supportive of my quitting smoking but that is just a personal achievement that was difficult and I was expecting more
100

07/26/2017
Dr. Obadiah has found malignant melanoma on my body and I have had surgical excisions. He always performs very thorough exams to make sure he finds it when it recurs. He and his staff make me feel very comfortable and confident with his practice.
70

07/26/2017
I feel that he is on a time schedule and is always running behind even when I am the first patient of the day.
100

07/20/2017
whether it's an exam or in office surgical procedure, my 11th now; I've always had a positive experience with Dr Obadiah and staff.
100

07/20/2017
Dr/ Obadiah is a very caring and competent physician. I trust his judgement and feel very lucky he is my dermatologist.
40

07/07/2017
When I tried to explain my problem he cut me off and started tell me what he wanted me to do. I had to stop him so I could give my input on my health. I felt he dismissed what I had to say and gave me a prescription I could not afford.
90

07/05/2017
The visit was quick and efficient.
40

06/27/2017
I experienced a tornado that diagnosed & prescribed in less than 5 or 10 mins. I have no idea what he was talking about as to a "condition" on my face and head.
90

06/21/2017
Had seen the doctor 3 months ago re: skin condition. He told me to comeback if it was not gone. Did so and he proceeded to the next level of Tx. Also removed a growth on any back I was concerned about.
100

06/19/2017
Dr. Obadiah is VERY respectful, listens, explains, answers questions, and is very knowledgeable. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed. This was my first visit, and he will DEFINITELY be my dermatologist FOREVER!
100

06/15/2017
Dr. Obadiah is the kindest man, and a very fine doctor. My husband and I love him.
100

06/14/2017
I had to change Dr. because the other person gave no information. Dr. Obediah gave me more info than I got in several visits to other dermatologist.
100

06/14/2017
great Dr and office
40

06/07/2017
Dr, Obadiah did not wanted to here why I went to see him, he said he had his own method of doing examen, I decide not to talk to him, he remove a pre cancer from my face and took biopcy en my left arm and left, I never had with all my year with Providence a Dr. like him. My others Drs. from Providence are great and lisend to me when I need them. My this a Dr. is a great Dr. but not to me. Sorry about to say this.
90

06/01/2017
I am very pleased with the services I received at this office. The front desk is friendly and helpful, the nurse was pleasant and efficient and the doctor was thorough, patient and knowledgeable.
 

05/31/2017
Dr. Obadiah is very experienced, knowledgeable, courteous. Very professional...etc.
100

05/31/2017
excellent doctor
90

05/25/2017
Exceptional
90

05/19/2017
Provider listened to my questions and he seemed very knowledgeable. Got an appt very quick (due to another's cancelation).
100

05/18/2017
very well coordinated and professional
100

05/11/2017
I am very pleased with having Dr Obadiah monitor my skin health for signs of possible new or reoccurring skin cancers.
100

05/10/2017
I have seen Dr. Obadiah for the last 5 years for various types of skin cancer. He's very thorough, compassionate and an excellent Dermatologist. I am very happy with him and have full confidence in his care.
100

05/10/2017
My experiences with all of Providences Dr.s and staff have always been beyond reproach.
100

05/08/2017
Great & caring CB.
40

05/08/2017
Dr. Joesph M Obadiah needs to attend 40 Hr. of class for proper people skills.
100

05/01/2017
excellent
40

04/26/2017
I have Crohn's and [...] I have been told to be checked for all skin issues. Lately I have had several odd skin problems and when I could finally see Dr. Obadiah, the problems were gone so he told me to call next time when they occur and he would squeeze me in for an appointment which is exactly what I did. Instead, he was just plain rude and acted like my situation was not big deal and was not serious. I didn't think it was serious or cancer but because of so many recent odd skin issues, I wanted him to see them and document them as they happen. This doctor made me feel like I was a hypercondriac! I will not see him again. I felt embarrassed by the whole situation. I will be contacting my PCP to get a referral to someone else.
100

04/25/2017
I had very good experiences with Dr. Obediah. My husbance went to him and I was impressed at that time. Also have told my niece about him and to make appt.
100

04/24/2017
I HAVE ALWAYS HAD GOOD CARE WITH ANY OF THE PROVIDENCE PROVIDERS THAT I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH=====KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK--
90

03/31/2017
Always great + informative.
100

03/22/2017
The practice is extremely busy and sometimes he is a little rushed but Dr Obadiah is always kind and I know he has my best interests at heart. I trust him absolutely.
100

03/17/2017
Not very satisfied with the outcome of my left shoulder surgery.We had to do it twice, with a year off in between. I feel it's still not right. I wish they would have opened it up to see all that happened to it, but it works and I'm done with it.
80

03/15/2017
When I first called in the beginning of January, I was told he was booked all through the month. As I was leaving for [...] in mid-January, I could not get in. I made an appointment while in [...] for the first week that I would be back. Usually not easy to get into see dermatologists.
100

02/28/2017
great experience
70

02/25/2017
He was in definite hurry.
100

02/22/2017
A great doctor.
80

02/22/2017
diagnosis spot on and meds prescribed took care of skin problem quickly
100

02/21/2017
Office said they wld. phone in Dec. to make yearly appt. but they did not - so I phoned them for yearly skin check.
20

02/15/2017
The Dr. at the dermatologists office seemed like he was very distant to what I had to say. He just made a diagnosis and tried to get me to come back for another visit for what I was already there for. [...] I haven't met a doctor yet that who is remotely interested in treating a problem. [...] The doctor had to look on the internet to diagnosis a common skin rash I have. The fact he didn't know that makes me feel like he's just getting over on his patients.
100

02/07/2017
Had to wait a month to get an appointment, would like to get appointments sooner.
100

02/07/2017
excellent care
80

01/30/2017
He is very nice and caring, but always seems like he is rushed.
90

01/12/2017
Doctor was very personable, kind, knowledgeable, interested, communicative; seemed to have my best health care interests at heart (at least for the purposes of this specialty referral).
100

12/21/2016
Dr. Obadiah is a wonderful doctor. I respect him.
100

12/21/2016
I am in the best of care with Dr Obadiah. I have a rare condition and he understands it and does his best to get me what I need. Sometimes this involves seeing specialists at [...] and it is not always easy to get his referrals through out of network (not his fault).
90

12/10/2016
Dr. Obadiah was great, his assistant not so.
100

12/08/2016
Dr. Joe is the best! Skilled, intelligent, relaxed, and humorous! I feel well taken care of by him.
80

11/30/2016
nurse didn't due my medical chart right
100

11/30/2016
Only problem was prescription sent to wrong Fred Meyer. A phone call corrected the problem, and prescription for skin care cream arrived at the correct Fred Meyer the next day. Hope this is my biggest problem for the next year.
100

11/23/2016
dr Obadiah is a very good Doctor to visit.
100

11/10/2016
Dr. Obadiah and staff are very good at their profession. They exceeded my expectations!
40

11/07/2016
I felt talked down to and not really listened to in comparison to other health care providers.
100

10/26/2016
This visit was a referral for specialty care.
90

10/26/2016
Dr Obadiah is great! He's very knowledgable and is efficient.
100

10/18/2016
Dr. Obadiah is the best. Very attentive to checking me for any more cancers.