Brian Garvey M.D., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.8 out of 5 (272 Ratings, 73 Comments)


  • Family Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

Special focus on

  • Addiction
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
  • Pediatric Care (Family Medicine)
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Sports Medicine (Family Medicine)
  • Travel Medicine


  • B.A., Pomona College, Claremont California 2005
  • M.D., Oregon Health & Science University 2013
  • M.P.H., OHSU - PSU School of Public Health, Portland Oregon 2017
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Family Medicine
    • American Board of Preventive Medicine, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine,


I came to OHSU in part for its belief in the power of primary care, and I enjoy working at a clinic that embraces partnership and teamwork. Continuity is particularly rewarding to me, and I am especially grateful for the opportunity to care for multiple generations of the same family. Ultimately, I believe that health and wellness are dependent on a holistic approach to medicine. For this reason I am committed to leaving time for stories and humor, and centering care within the context of a patient's community and culture.


  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Family Practice

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (272 Ratings, 73 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Great. Caring and compassionate.

  • Oct 28, 2019

    I had a great experience are them folks. They're Clinic is very very efficient and very very friendly professional folks professional people. I loved it.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    ABSOLUTELY most gentle and kind doctor I have ever been to, Wonderfulat explaining everything

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Dr. Garvey is great at explaining, understanding and treating me like a person and not a number. We have a plan and will follow up as each step progresses.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Conscientious friendly and helpful

  • Aug 08, 2019

    My pcp, Brian Garvey, gives exceptional care. He always spends the time and doesn?t rush through an appt. I?m so glad I chose him to be doctor.

  • Aug 07, 2019


  • Jul 28, 2019

    Dr. Garvey was attending with my mother [Name] He was very kind and very thorough and I'm sure saved her life by sending her to the hospital for treatment for heart failure. We really enjoyed him and would highly recommend him. Thank you.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Brian Garvey has been the best Physician I have seen in OHSU in my opinion he is truly a Physician. He shows caring listens and works with me to find the best way forward to maintain good health and well being for me and my spouse. He is excellent in every way knowledge compassion strength and understanding.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Dr. Garvey took time to listen to me and answer my questions.

  • May 31, 2019

    Dr Garvey is my primary care physician. I was at this appointment for a medication follow up. Dr. Garvey goes above and beyond my expectations.

  • May 19, 2019

    Yeah, I like my visit with Dr. Garvey. I have a rare stomach problem from getting my gallbladder out called bile acids malabsorption and he actually knew what it was and that was really impressive to me. So he is very nice and understanding as well.

  • May 11, 2019

    Great doctor.

  • May 03, 2019

    They always treat me with the utmost curtersy and respect.

  • May 01, 2019

    Dr Garvey is a superb provider. I no longer live near this facility but am willing to travel to receive care there because of his consistent excellent care. Outstanding every time.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Excellent, explained all options, very comfortable with him

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Yeah, he's been a great doctor. I should know, I've fired least 10 of them in the last 8 years. I've had him for...going on too and he made the cut. So yeah, he's a good doctor.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    He is really approachable with any question that I have I feel very comfortable with him takes his time and explains things thoroughly

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Good experience.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Couldn't have been better

  • Mar 03, 2019

    Friendly, listened to what I wanted and gave great feedback

  • Mar 01, 2019

    I highly recommend Dr. Garvey. He is always great with my children and myself and I will continue to see him as long as he's with OHSU.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Yes, I'm extremely happy with Dr. Garvey in the health care that he provides for me. He's been my family practitioner now for about a year and he's just the greatest. I can't say enough good things about him. So glad to have them as my doctor.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    This was [Name]s first appointment with Dr. Garvey. He has a very kind and knowledgeable medical student named Ally with him. She did a very thorough exam and asked great questions. Dr. Garvey followed up after her exam. He explained the triad of symptoms that my son experiences. He recommended a few good options for his itchy skin. He asked us to keep a food journal so that we may see why my son isn’t gaining weight and is having upset stomach often. He told us to return in 6 weeks to go over the food journal and to see how other lotions are working for us. We may do blood work at the follow up appointment.

  • Feb 10, 2019

    Dr. Garvey is pretty cool I like him he communicates well with me he's a young doctor that's ok because I don't know how it is I'm 56 years old he's cool I've had him before with a few other doctors he went away for a while he was just an intern I was surprised he's ok I'm seeing him again for this other thing and he's back but all the doctors there are pretty cool I've gone through a couple of them they're just funny they're just people that are doing a good job I'm ok with it the doctor's a little busy today I don't know when the minute is up but Dr. Garvey Dr. Moby I've had some other doctors in there the people on staff are cool I'm happy with them I'm ok with them they're so great can I get off the phone when that 1 minute is up thank you very much for your time they're ok*

  • Feb 03, 2019


  • Feb 01, 2019

    Great partner for my health concerns.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Yeah, Dr. Garvey is one of the best doctors I've ever been to. He's not only a good doctor, but a caring and good doctor, especially helps his patients, and takes the time to get to know them, and help them in any way he can.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    The doctor was very professional and personal I felt very comfortable with him in the training

  • Jan 31, 2019

    When he saw me, he looked into a lot of things that weren't looked into before, and found something very important, and I just really appreciate how thorough he was with me.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Dr. Garvey was very understanding and very helpful. Thank you.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Dr. Garvey has been the first provider to take the time and run the tests to actually find out what was going on. He also seems to truly care and is intrigued. He doesn’t seem to shrug off any of my concerns. In fact, he seems to remember details and symptoms and really piece things together. Other doctors would with shrug off symptoms or only want to treat one symptom at a time. Dr. Garvey pieced together all my symptoms and ran the tests to confirm a diagnosis. He is very educated and proactive. He is knowledgeable and professional. I will be switching to him as my primary care doctor if he has the space.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    Always good visits with Dr Garvey he shows real interest in my issues and together we work out a plan fo go forward for success. I was ill in Reno so after he has a chance to obtain and review their report we will meet again, He has his assistant call to see that I am doing ok and leaves it open for me to call or email if there is a need, Superb Doctor.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    It's a great listener and very helpful.

  • Jan 03, 2019

    I think Dr. Garvey is very efficient, thorough, takes time to listen to his patients. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is seeking a primary care physician. I just really really feel blessed having him for a doctor. Thank you.

  • Dec 24, 2018

    Dr. Garvey is everything a person could want in a doctor! He is prompt. He listens. He is knowledgeable. He really cares about what is best for his patients. He is personable. Speaks to patients as real people. Answers questions. Takes enough time.

  • Dec 24, 2018

    Very clear and attentive.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Yeah, he's a wonderful doctor (INAUDIBLE), he's the top of my list. I've fired many of doctors the last decade and I think I'm going to hang on to this one. Yeah. (INAUDIBLE) number one. I really appreciate your help here.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    It was the first time I'd seen Dr. Garvey. I felt like he was very responsive. He was interested in hearing my medical history. He wasn't in a hurry. He seemed very interested in caring about my health and my health history.

  • Dec 10, 2018

    The appointment's right on time. He's very.... obviously very well..... very knowledgeable, very polite, very.....I mean......just, it was....just everything was great.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    The entire experience was excellent the receptionist the assistant and Dr G was superior than I have had before in your institution.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    He is absolutely wonderful and makes everything feel so family oriented! I really enjoy my son having him as his PCP.

  • Dec 04, 2018

    Brian Garvey is very helpful and compassionate and kind and very knowledgeable. You guys have a very good member to your team and he's an awesome doctor.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    It feels like Dr. Garvey truly supports my health and healing.

  • Nov 13, 2018

    I actually had fun coming to the doctor. I appreciate Dr Garvey's light-heartedness

  • Nov 10, 2018

    Dr. Garvey is a really good doctor. I appreciate his care and goes always willing to go above and beyond to help his patient and I appreciate that.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    He's a very good doctor and that's it. Bye.

  • Nov 06, 2018

    Very efficient, understanding, and compassionate. Helpful in medications being squared away. Caring and happy to have as my new doctor.

  • Oct 14, 2018

    Very Good

  • Oct 04, 2018

    Dr. Garvey is awesome! Very friendly!

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