Ranjana S. Nathan, MD Providence Medical Group

Primary care physician
Languages: English, Hindi
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Ranjan Nathan, M.D., comes from a family of physicians that practice all over the world. Her passion for medicine was inspired and fostered by her mother from an early age. She graduated with honors from Bangalore Medical College in India, and completed her residency at Legacy Emanuel and Good Samaritan hospitals in Portland. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Nathan emphasizes the importance of preventative medicine and healthy lifestyle, and her warm and caring personality puts her patients at ease. "I like to work in active partnership with my patients," she says. "I pride myself on being a good listener and am gratified by the positive impact this partnership can make on health issues." In her spare time, Dr. Nathan enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two wonderful children. She loves to travel, and has a great appreciation for music and the arts.
Education
Institution
Type
Year
Bangalore University
Medical School
1988
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Internship
1991
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Residency
1993
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal pap
  • abrasion
  • acne
  • anxiety
  • anxiety disorder
  • arthropathy
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • breast lump
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervicitis
  • conjunctivitis
  • contact dermatitis
  • depression
  • fibroids
  • follicular cyst of ovary
  • ingrowing toenail
  • ingrown nail
  • menometrorrhagia
  • rectal bleeding
  • sleep disorders
  • type 2 diabetes
  • type I diabetes
  • varicella virus
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

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.

4.7 out of 5 (296 Ratings, 116 Comments)


100

12/28/2017
Excellent Physician, extremely knowledgeable and courteous. I would highly recommend Dr. Nathan to other patients.
100

12/28/2017
Very caring, personable and always professional.
100

12/27/2017
I communicate with my provider by email. Neither one of us have time to play phone tag. She answers me as soon as she can. Dr. Nathan is the best doctor I ever had.
100

12/25/2017
I love Ranjan. She is so kind and helpful. She is always upbeat and positive. I feel like Dr. Nathan cares about me as a person and cares about both mental and physical health. I feel like she wants to help me to maximize my overall quality of life. Dr. Nathan does not belittle my questions, concerns, or smallest complaint, but listens and believes me
70

12/22/2017
I like her. I really do. But sometimes I feel like she doesn't give me her full attention, like her head is elsewhere. It also feels line she is busy all the time and has little time for me.
100

12/20/2017
Dr. Nathan always spends as much time with me as I need. She is never rushed. she makes me feel as though I am her most important and favorite patient.
100

12/13/2017
after 20 years with Dr Nathan went thru medical needs and took excellent care and recommended specialty referrals when serious treatment was needed She is smart kind and understanding. the time spent is never hurried and open to answering all concerns. Dr Nathan is a huge asset to Providence
100

12/11/2017
Always have had great care from Dr Nathan [...].
100

12/06/2017
always very satisfied with care
100

12/06/2017
Dr. Nathan is probably the best doctor that I have ever had!!
100

11/25/2017
I love my doctor and have been with her for a number of years. The front desk staff is another issue and they don't seem to see things from the patient point of view -- they are just doing a "job" and aren't friendly, engaged, or caring as to the issue -- at least, not during my visits.
90

11/13/2017
Dr Nathan is the best GP doctor I've had. She's responsive, gives plenty of time to me, isn't dismissive.
100

11/08/2017
Dr. Nathan takes very good care of me.
100

11/08/2017
Dr. Nathan is amazing! My daughter and I both enjoy and trust her.
100

11/05/2017
Dr. Nathan is the best! she is knowledgeable, efficient, cheerful & professional.
100

11/02/2017
Dr. Nathan is a extremely competent and compassionate physician. [...]
80

10/23/2017
Long wait. They forgot to enter my lab order they told me to do the following morning.
100

10/21/2017
Dr. Nathan is a very caring and compassionate person!
100

10/21/2017
I love Dr. Nathan she is great.
10

10/18/2017
I just don't feel comfortable with this provider
100

10/18/2017
Dr Nathan has always provided excellent care.
100

10/16/2017
very personable and friendly, very responsive to requests and with results
80

10/15/2017
I recommend her to my friends
100

10/12/2017
I think the office should take a look at scheduling and flow of patients . I waited over an hour for my visit. while I appreciate very much the attention and care I get- perhaps fewer patients should be scheduled. Also,it would be helpful to set up a text alert process to notify patients of appointment delays so they can do other things (shopping , errands) instead of sitting in the office.
100

10/06/2017
My doctor has always give me good care and health advice. Doctor Nathan is an incredibly wonderful doctor with whom I am very happy with the level of care she has given me.
100

10/04/2017
All good. Take a lot of time to see her.
90

09/28/2017
I liked the way how to give the patient enough information about our body to deal with it
100

09/27/2017
The provider was very attentive and explained things in an easy to understand manner. She was not judgmental regarding my medical conditions.
90

09/27/2017
Dr. Nathan is an excellent internist but she has such a large practice that she often seems rushed. I do like seeing her assistant [...] and feel she is an asset to Dr. Nathan's practice.I need clarification on the terms for the various degrees of care so I classify the type of appointment correctly. It is a shame that you are not allowed to ask questions on a wellness exam and that you must make another appointment to discuss issues. :-(
100

09/06/2017
Dr Nathan has always been an excellent provider. She is considerate, and remembers so much about the patient history.
100

09/06/2017
I have always had very good care of Dr. Nathan and have been her patient for over 20 years. I feel that she really cares about my complaints and welfare.
100

09/06/2017
I love Dr Nathan but hate the prices r to get questions to her thru phone and/or the portal. I always get someone else in the team who does not know me answer or respond. The front check in is always a mess. Too long of lines and not enough people to help.
100

08/30/2017
Excellent doctor and staff
100

08/30/2017
my Dr was amazing! keep up the great work!
100

08/25/2017
Dr. Nathan has been my PCP for more than 15 years. She knows me well and always strives with me to stay well and improve my overall health status. The entire health team works toward that goal too. I feel my physician is the best one for me. I have referred several people to her over the years.
60

08/24/2017
I felt like the concerns I had were acknowledged but not discussed in much detail - the response was more casual and seemed more of a personal opinion rather than stated backed with a medical basis. (Probably a personal style rather than knowledge. I know this doctor is knowledgeable.) I also asked about a test for bone density and was told it was unclear whether my insurance would cover it and I would need to find out. The topic was dropped. I would have liked it if there was support from the office to help me follow up.
70

08/23/2017
During the last visit, I was left sitting in an exam room for nearly an hour before the doctor got around to seeing me, most of that spent dressed in nothing but a paper gown. She didn't even acknowledge the delay. At the very least, she ought to have apologized. This is the first time it has been this bad. I've been with her for a long time, and she's been a good provider, so I'm not considering looking elsewhere, but if it happens again I might.
100

08/23/2017
Dr Nathan is an ultimate doctor.....caring, capable and a wonderful person.
100

08/23/2017
love this practice, they know me and my health!
100

08/21/2017
Dr. Nathan is very sensitive to [...]'s needs and to mine.
100

08/18/2017
This was the first visit. It went very well.,
90

08/16/2017
I love Dr Nathan! She is the nicest Dr I have ever had!! Yes sometimes there is a wait but she makes up for that with kindness and compassion!
100

08/14/2017
Great experience with Dr Nathan!
80

08/10/2017
[...] did not have good response from calling the first time for an appointment...the receptionist didn't seem to care about my issues, saying i couldn't get in to see the doctor for a few weeks. I wrote about my situation on MyChart and was called and told to come see the PA right away. I seem o get a better response using that instead of calling on the phone. also, had horrible time with the lab saying I was uninsured, but all my records indicated I was (and I AM). had to call and write multiple times to get it straightened out, as I have had a lot of lab work done recently. [...]
100

08/10/2017
I have always been satisfied with the clinic and Dr. Nathan
100

08/09/2017
Dr. Nathan always zeroes in on exactly what's bothering me while also bringing up any other issues she notices while taking my vital signs. She gives me options and let's me choose, and always gives me plenty of actionable steps to take toward better health when I leave.
100

08/05/2017
I have always been very satisfied with Dr. Nathan and staff wouldn't have anyone else!
60

08/01/2017
I've been to this provider's office three times. [...] the third time finally to see the doctor waited an a half hour past my appointment in the lobby then was taken into the examining room waited a half hour 40 minutes before the doctor ever came in got my blood pressure taken and my temperature and that was it before the doctor came in bending explaining some of the things I was going through the doctor did not seem too concerned or interested in what I was trying to explain to her to say the least I was not happy then she changed some of my meds [...] but never told me so [...] I was not a very happy camper I felt very hurt and discouraged that she did not really take interest in my issues for right now I will go back to her but I will be trying to find another Providence doctor to see I've always enjoyed Providence and their Dr I have seen him throughout the last 30 years at different times and have never had in a bad experience or with other doctors that are connected to Providence in the medical building or set [...]
100

07/26/2017
my provider always makes me feel comfortable and give me her full attention.
100

07/20/2017
she's the best
100

07/20/2017
Visiting Dr Nathan is always a pleasant experience. She epitomizes professionalism. She and her entire staff are friendly, welcoming and answer all my questions. I could not be more satisfied with my healthcare team.
90

07/19/2017
I have been seeing Dr. Nathan since 1995. I have NEVER been disappointed with her care!
50

07/19/2017
I have been seeing Dr. Nathan since I was 16. Wellness checks and refills on scripts is my primary concerns. I normally enjoy my visits with Dr. Nathan and this time I left unsure of boundaries within a patient/practitioner relationship. Her reasons for giving me un-asked feedback was because she has known me for so long. I was appreciative of her knowledge of medications and support in doing my own research for supplements. A boundary was overstepped in my sexual orientation and asking if I am dating partners within my socioeconomic status. I left feeling judged.
100

07/19/2017
I love my care provider, and have recommended her and the clinic to several people. However this time the,wait time was to long. There were several agitated clients in waiting area. It made it uncomfortable.
100

07/04/2017
Always greets me warmly.
10

06/26/2017
I waited over an hour to see the doctor, even though I had an appointment that I made a month in advance. That is unacceptable.
100

06/21/2017
I've never had any complaints about Dr. Nathan. She's a fine doctor.
100

06/19/2017
Dr. Nathan has been my doctor for 13 or 14 years. I always have a good visit with her and do not consider going to anyone else.
90

06/14/2017
I like that I can access the results of any tests online. However, I don't really know how to interpret a lot of the information sent me.
100

06/14/2017
she is a very good doctor,I like her attitude.
100

06/14/2017
Dr Nathan is very thorough and caring. I am grateful for her.
90

06/08/2017
Dr was 30 minutes late. A sign on the wall notified me that I mustn't be treated for health concerns if it was a routine check up. So I didn't mention that my hands and fingers "go to sleep" in the morning and throughout the day depending on my activity. Dr didn't check on my endoscopy appt.
100

06/07/2017
very good.
100

06/05/2017
Nathan is fantastic and has always been a great listener and takes time to answer all my questions.
100

05/31/2017
I have been seeing Dr Nathan for 14+ years and I have complete trust in her abilities as a physician and consider her to be a friend and confidant.
100

05/28/2017
Dr. Nathan has been an amazing care provider. She is very competent in treating my medical conditions & very compassionate when dealing with my sensitive issues.
80

05/25/2017
she is always way behind. my appt was for 8:00 AM and didn't see her till 8:25. the week before I was right after lunch and they said theee would be a 45 minute wait do I left. my time is important to me.
100

05/18/2017
Excellent Listener, Excellent knowledge, Caring attitude
100

05/17/2017
Could not find a better care giver. Dr Nathan is caring and wonderful.
100

05/15/2017
Dr Nathan as always been very good about discussing my problems with me and I feel she genuinely cares about me, which is rare in this day and age from what I hear from some of my friends.
100

05/10/2017
Doctor Nathan is the best doctor I have ever had. Wonderful caring person.
100

05/08/2017
I always feel that my needs are addressed and correct health issues are being monitored.
100

05/04/2017
I am treated with respect and listened to, I never feel rushed
70

05/03/2017
*********CALL ME BY MY PREFERRED NAME IN EVERY MODALITY, VENUE, METHOD, INSTANCE, OR OCCURANCE******* If you can't get my NAME right, how can I trust you with my MEDICAL CARE??????
70

05/01/2017
I was suffering from severe muscle spasms and didn't know where to go for help. I was directed to a care nurse, immediate care, a physical therapist (all Providence) and finally--in the middle of the night and in severe pain, I pushed my senior help button and was taken to St. Vincent's where my condition was finally diagnosed. I had two surgeries on my lower back, was in the hospital (7 days) and then skilled nursing (73 days) and am now in residential care. I did not reach Dr. Nathan until about a week after arriving here. She took extra long with me and re-established the patient-doctor connection. [...]
10

04/25/2017
Very very long waiting time, in cases of need for a specialist she would prescribe herself which was not correct after my wife visited a specialist it turns out she was wrong!
80

04/21/2017
All good. Dr Nathan is a very good Doctor.
100

04/21/2017
Dr. Nathan is an EXCELLENT physician, and is the reason that I joined the Providence Advantage Program when I reached [...] age last year. She is wonderful!
100

04/20/2017
Dr Nathan has been my doc for many years. She's great.
100

04/19/2017
Dr. Nathan is THE BEST!!!
100

04/19/2017
Dr. Nathan is tremendous doctor. Both my wife and I really like her.. She is terrific and very smart !!!
90

04/19/2017
This was my first visit to my Providence provider and it went very well. Easy to schedule appt, appt was on time, the assistant was helpful and Dr. Nathan was very attentive and helpful.
100

04/19/2017
When I checked in, the receptionist informed me that the doctor was running behind so I knew to expect a delay. That information was helpful.
100

04/13/2017
I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY DOCTOR AND HER STAFF.
100

03/31/2017
Dr Nathan never forgets anything about me and I appreciate her and her nurses.
100

03/28/2017
She is great!
80

03/27/2017
I have been on a PPO for the last 25 years or more, so getting referrals is new to me. I got referrals I requested for some of me ongoing care with specialists, however I am still waiting for one referral for ongoing care and one for an orthopedic problem with my shoulder. I would rather have the ability to make my own decisions as to when to see a specialist.
100

03/22/2017
Over the years Dr Nathan has taken time to know me and my family circumstances. I trust her and her care.
50

03/20/2017
Did not get through list of concerns because doctor fixated on the one concern I already see a specialist for. Had to call back twice to get a prescription called in for migraine medication and never did get a prescription for an epi-pen. I know she's busy, but so am I and I do not want to have to go back for a second appointment and pay a second co-pay just to get my concerns addressed.
90

03/16/2017
I love her. she always listens to me and seems to genuially car for me.
90

03/06/2017
if I have a lot of things I'm concerned about sometimes all aren't addressed or I get the feeling that I'm asking too much. I'm learning to be my own advocate.
100

02/28/2017
always listens well to all questions
100

02/28/2017
I have been seeing Dr Nathan for 14+ years and truly believe she is the most caring and compassionate Dr that I have had as a care provider in all my entire life.
100

02/25/2017
I would hate to have to change doctors because of insurance reason that is the reason I stayed with [...] insurance i I do wish she would take [...].
100

02/22/2017
She is outstanding. Good to work with for my long term health.
70

02/22/2017
I saw the doctor almost an hour after my scheduled time. the wait was quite boring.
100

02/15/2017
this doctor is smart caring and Is very open minded. always willing to listen and makes me very trusting I really have every confidence in her
100

02/14/2017
Dr. Nathan has always been attentive to my needs and so very kind.
100

02/13/2017
Only problem - We talked about several issues and I guess I overwhelmed her because she forgot to follow-up about the cream she was going to prescribe for the rash on my ring finger. She did prescribe a steroid for my sciatica pain and it worked.
100

02/11/2017
been seeing dr Nathan for a long time and she has always been very thoughtful about my medical history and concerns. she's always so friendly and explains everything so I can understand it. thanks!
90

02/09/2017
All of my concerns were addressed and steps taken.
100

01/31/2017
always great!
80

01/30/2017
I tried calling her after hours when I was very sick. I got transferred to someone to state problem then it took hours for a nurse to call me, then a very long time for the dr on call to call me, I called twice
90

01/19/2017
It was so busy after an extremely bad snow/ice storm, and with many flu cases, I was going to cancel my check-up to give the dr a break; but she insisted she had time for me, and spent more than adequate time with me. I was impressed with her ability to handle everything going on and prioritizing me!
100

01/19/2017
Dr Nathan is a remarkable doctor and she makes you feel that you are her favorite patient by her cheery greetings when entering the room. She goes the extra mile for her patients.
100

01/14/2017
Dr. Nathan is excellent. I've referred 3 different people to her.
100

01/11/2017
I love Dr Nathan. She is ALWAYS thorough, kind, informative and knowledgeable. I trust her advice and don't mind waiting if I ever have to. I know she is giving her other patients the same kind of incredible care as she gives me. She is a Rock Star in the form of a doctor. She is an asset to Providence.
100

12/19/2016
Always a pleasant experience
100

12/14/2016
As usual, Dr. Nathan was very good about listening to my complaints and checking them. She gave me a choice as to treatment for the pre cancer lesions on my face and proceeded to do as I wished, which was to freeze them with the agreement that is they came back again I would consult a dermatologist.
100

12/14/2016
Dr. Nathan was very thorough and attentive to my medical needs and also life in general.
100

12/08/2016
I chose Dr Nathan after reading about her on line. She stated she would like to work with her patients. That is what she did. Not only did she listen, she easily understood and quickly developed a plan to work with me and make adjustments as needed. She focused on my primary concern for the day. I was very pleased.
100

12/07/2016
I've only had good experiences with Dr. Nathan. She's a great doctor--caring and competent. No complaints at all!
90

12/02/2016
Always pleasant, takes time to listen.
100

12/01/2016
Always great care.
100

11/30/2016
My care provider is a charming,energetic and caring person.I don't feel like just a number.
100

11/30/2016
Dr Nathan is the best physician I have had in years. I really like that I can communicate with her by email when I have a question.
 
Providence Medical Group-Scholls Internal Medicine
12442 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road Suite 100
Tigard, OR 97223
503-216-9220
Affiliated Facilities
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center