Family Medicine, Sports Medicine | 23 Providers

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based on the average of 41 provider reviews for GABRIEL PARK FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

Review of Dr. Nelson


Dr Nelson does not seem to see the Dr/Patient relationship as collaborative. When questioning decisions or expressing concerns with medication Dr Nelson can be very dismissive . He does not seem to appreciate or have interest in questions or concerns. Spend most of his time in an appt staring at his screen, does not remember your condition the next time you see him, The lack of concern/interest in feedback from the patient, makes me question how good his decision making can be.
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Review of Dr. Nelson

-Portland, OR |

Dr. Nelson lacks the "care" in healthcare. His demeanor is grandiose and distant, and comes across as oppositional rather than collaborative and supportive.
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Review of Dr. Nelson

-Portland, OR |

BE careful. Doctor is intelligent but has tendency to impose himself on patients and tend to be condescending if you disagree with him. There were other reviews about this doctor that did not expound on the interaction between patient and doctor. But now I understand what they are talking about. Perhaps the anonymity protects these other patients.
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Review of Dr. Novak

- in Portland, OR |

Dr. Melissa Novak was hands down the best medical provider that I have ever had the chance to interact with! There are not enough good things that I can say about her. She is EXTREMELY knowledgeable, professional, friendly, caring, intelligent but not condescending, motivating, and finally just an all around, genuine human being. My positive experience with OHSU was directly impacted by my interaction with her and I will most definitely be recommending her and OHSU to everyone.
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Review of Dr. Nelson

-Portland, OR |

I would recommend him however getting an appointment to see him can take a couple weeks. Once in he has a good bed side manner and is pretty good so far this being said I have only seen him once so far,
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Review of Dr. Petering

- in Portland, OR |

Dr Petering was very thorough, and had a great rapport with my teenage son. He took the time to explain his diagnosis, and relayed it in a way that could be understood by all! We have seen many doctors at OHSU over the years, and I can honestly say that Dr Petering had the best patient-doctor skills I have seen there. Caring, attentive, and not your usual boring doctor-type! We highly recommend Dr Petering if you need a Sports Medicine doctor.
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Review of Dr. Novak

- in Portland, or |

She was always late and spent a great deal of time talking about her cat and her shoes. She dismissed my symptoms and told me to lose weight when I had a very serious disease with a prognosis of a liver transplant. She misdiagnosed me and did not pay attention to my progressive illness. I could have died in her care. So glad I found a new doctor who cares.
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36 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Advance Directive End Of Life Planning
  • Alcohol Or Substance Misuse Screening And Counseling
  • Anemia And Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test For Colorectal Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nail Avulsion And Excision
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Wellness Examination


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GABRIEL PARK FAMILY HEALTH CENTER accepts 19 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare


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4411 SW Vermont St

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