Clifford Coleman M.D., M.P.H.

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Associate Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.7 out of 5 (161 Ratings, 41 Comments)


  • Family Medicine


  • A.B., Dartmouth College, Hanover New Hampshire 1991
  • M.D., Stanford University, Palo Alto California 2000
  • M.P.H., Portland State University, Portland Oregon 2004
  • Residency:

    • Family Medicine residency - OHSU - 2000-2003
    • Public Health & Preventive Medicine residency - OHSU - 2000-2004
  • Certifications:

    • Family Medicine


Dr. Coleman received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Dartmouth College, and his medical degree from Stanford University in 2000, and completed a combined residency in family medicine and public health and general preventive medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), with a Master’s of Public Health from Portland State University in 2004. He joined the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU in 2004. He practices at a federally qualified health center clinic, where his clinical interests include care delivery for medically complex underserved patients. Dr. Coleman is a nationally recognized expert in the field of health literacy. His teaching and research activities focus on workforce training to improve communication skills for health professionals, and the clinical and public health response to low health literacy. Dr. Coleman has been the Clinical Thread Director for Professionalism, Ethics, and Communication within the OHSU School of Medicine since 2014.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (161 Ratings, 41 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

  • May 09, 2019

    Hi, I absolutely love. Dr. Coleman. He has been my doctor for, since 2008. He is awesome doctor. He's going to go see Dr. Coleman. It's like going to see an old friend. I come a long way from Astoria to Portland because I don't want any of the doctor, just Dr. Coleman because he's awesome and you have a wonderful day. Bye.

  • May 03, 2019

    Very understanding, kind, cares about your needs. And just a very good doctor overall.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Dr. Coleman has been my primary doctor for at least 10 maybe 15 years and I've always been very satisfied with the way he responds to me. He is courteous and listen to what I have to say and takes reasonable steps to solve my problems and follow up.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    He's way overworked, he's got way too many clients. He's always running late or you can't get an appointment with him for a month to month and a half down the road when you really need to see him. So he needs to get a better schedule and figure out what days he's going to be in the clinic that he's going to be there for his clients or some of us are going to go to other providers there in the clinic.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    I appreciate Dr. Coleman because he is very sensitive. He gives....he thinks and he looks into what's going on with me and I appreciate him very much, his thoughtfulness, his care about my medication..... about my health more than anything. I just appreciate having him for doctor. I very...I feel very, very secure with him.

  • Apr 08, 2019

    He was very good, very patient and took his time and cared about me like I should be treated as a patient.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Dr. Coleman has been my dr. For 14 yrs. Am very pleased with his care.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Dr. Coleman is always very supportive and helpful and answers all my questions

  • Mar 07, 2019

    The Richmond Clinic and Dr. Coleman are very helpful in accommodating my son who has disabilities.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Dr. Cliff Coleman is a very great doctor. He has diagnosed me with everything that no doctor has diagnosed me that I've been searching for answers for my medical reasons of my diseases that I have fibromyalgia and all the other things I've been have that have been put to the wayside. He takes the time out. He's just very thorough and I highly recommend him and I highly recommend that he never leaves. Alright, thank you.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Dr Coleman is the best doctor I ever had

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Love love love ... I do love you all and I couldn't have a better luck.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Coleman is always there to answer your questions. He takes his time with every patient, and I appreciate him very much.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    I have worked with several doctors in your office over the years I've been there. Nobody touches what Dr. Coleman can do, in any way. And in fact, if he had been my personal doctor, my GP, for the last 40 years, that would have been just great.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Dr. Coleman a great guy. He's a good physician. I have a great amount of trust in him. I would not go to anybody else as long as he is a part of OHSU. I would recommend him to anyone, and... I think he's very knowledgeable. I appreciate him.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    My favorite dr. Took a very early appt to see him. He spent a good amount of time to address all my problems !

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Dr. Coleman is great, he's a wonderful doctor

  • Jan 07, 2019

    Yes. I think Dr. Coleman is one of the best doctors you can get. When I go ... went there, he asked me all about my problem, he listened at me, and he helped me and understanding what's wrong with me, and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    Yes, I've never seen a doctor that that constantly put you off on things that should be looked after it with a specialist and then I believe he's not doing it. Every time I go puts me off for another week another two weeks another two weeks another another month. So I'm thinking about trying to get another provider.As soon as possible.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    I've been with Dr. Coleman for a really long time and I have to say he is the first male doctor I've ever had and I'm 56 and he's the best doctor I've ever had and he's not just a good doctor. He says really good human being and it good man.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    I am totally satisfied with my provider, Dr. Clifford Coleman. It's like going to see a friend, and he truly cares, and he actually takes the time, and he listens. And yeah, he's just, I can't say enough good things about him and very much appreciate him. I'm very grateful for him. Thank you.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    I have had several doctors take care of me over the years at Richmond Clinic. Dr. Coleman is hands down by far the best. He's a treasure don't ever let him go give him whatever he asks for because he's the best period

  • Dec 15, 2018

    I never had any problem with Coleman at all. He's always been very good to me and I'm still alive from all his visits, so I must be doing something right. That's it.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    He was accurate with the problem that I'm having with my throat, and also the only thing I don't like about they're kind of slow with it, but he you know, he gets to the problem.

  • Nov 19, 2018

    Clifford was extremely helpful and understanding and took the time to understand what we needed to help care for me and my family a lot better. I really appreciate that.

  • Nov 13, 2018


  • Nov 10, 2018

    Dr Coleman and all other staff at the Richmond Clinic are always top notch. I've had nothing but excellent experiences.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    He is very concerning about my health and it's very helpful and direct me in the right ways to go on how to make my issues get better.

  • Oct 20, 2018

    Always great

  • Oct 13, 2018

    Excellent, I like my PCP

  • Oct 07, 2018

    Dr. Coleman is very thorough with his patients. He asked many questions to get at the heart of what I needed. He responded to my concerns and helped me in the best way possible. The reason my overall service was an 8 not a 10 was that this was a reschedule from Monday when he was too far behind to fit me in for a 7:20 appointment. Overall, it worked out and I feel that he did everything for which I'd hoped.

  • Sep 14, 2018

    Dr Coleman has been my PCP for a number of years. I had a good visit - Dr. Coleman attended to all my needs.

  • Sep 11, 2018

    He's the best! Listens to me, gives me good advice - knows his stuff

  • Sep 09, 2018

    Dr coleman is respectful, courteous, and always pleasant. He's attentive and thoughtful in his responses to my health concerns. Exams are thorough. Followup, whether requiring further testing or referrals to determine a diagnosis is prompt.Dr Coleman is patient w me, despite the time limitations which engenders my trust and confidence in him. Although this often puts him behind schedule, I'm willing to sacrifice the time spent waiting knowing that he is treating all his patients w the same thoughtfulness that he shows me.

  • Aug 20, 2018

    Dr. Coleman is the best provider I've ever had. I've had him for like 20 years, and he's been the best the whole time. Very knowledgeable, very loving and kind and understanding.

  • Jun 07, 2018

    Since I have been a patient of Dr Coleman for more than 12 years, I am very comfortable with him and his concern for my health and well-being. He always takes the time I need to cover any questions or concerns I have, explains what labs, if any, are being done, what meds are being prescribed and for what purpose if different than the meds I already take. Keeps me up-to-date on my immunizations, etc. He is knowledgeable, and easily discusses my needs with me. I trust him fully.

  • May 22, 2018

    Cliff is what keeps me coming back to this clinic. without him, i would not put up with every thing else

  • May 15, 2018

    He's very thorough but his schedule should fit to allow that.

  • Apr 14, 2018

    Dr Colman is the best Dr I have ever had!

  • Mar 12, 2018

    DrCliff Colman is one of the best Drs I've ever had. He takes time and is so theral on his medical care!

  • Mar 05, 2018

    After waiting an HOUR AND A HALF to be seen, the doctor didn't even bother to type up follow up care or include a NEW DIAGNOSIS. COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE CARE. REALLY UNHAPPY.

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