Joe M. Skariah D.O., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.7 out of 5 (171 Ratings, 52 Comments)


  • Family Medicine

Special focus on

  • Maternity / Obstetrics
  • Osteopathic Medicine (Family Medicine)
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care (Family Medicine)


  • B.A., DePaul Universtiy 1999
  • M.P.H., Medical College of Ohio - NW Ohio Consortium for Public Health 2002
  • D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine 2006
  • Residency:

    • University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine, 2009
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Family Medicine


Dr. Skariah’s provides comprehensive primary care, including obstetrical and pediatric care.  As an osteopathic physician, he also provides manual medicine as a treatment modality and believes in the holistic care of the patient.  In search of a clinic that would allow him to pursue his interests in rural medicine and academics, he joined OHSU Family Medicine at Scappoose in 2012. His patients and the Scappoose staff make it a joy for him to come to work. Dr. Skariah is also the Director of the Portland Family Medicine residency program at OHSU. 

Dr. Skariah is originally from Garland, Texas.  He is married with 2 children and canine companion, Maggie. He can sing all the songs from Disney’s “Frozen” (in Spanish).

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (171 Ratings, 52 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

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Joe Skariah was real personable. He was real knowledgeable. Got us in quick and I got a lot of information and I enjoy him as my doctor.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    This provider is absolutely delightful, he remembers why you were there and what the previous visit was, and other particulars - he's very good.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr. Skariah and his assistant Shauna are very good there. They listen to what you're saying. They're concerned if you have any concerns they talk to you about it. He pays attention to you he's an excellent doctor and I really like them.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Every experience with Ohsu has been extremely accommodating and professional. So proud to be apart of your team.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    He was kind, friendly, encouraging and a very gentle person and nice to be around.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Yes, I think Joe's Skariah is one of the greatest doctor there. I really do like him. He's a good guy and I would like to tell everybody about him. Thank you.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Great job

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Dr Skariah takes the time to listen, ask follow-up questions and seems to genuinely care about his patients. He is wonderful with his child patients and adults, alike.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Joe Skariah is very efficient, he's quick, he's analytical, he's good. Thank you.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    OHSU clinic in Scappoose is very efficient. Very short wait times, Dr. Skariah is an excellent doctor. He listens. He discusses various options. He's really smart and he's very willing to try different things and I like him very much.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Quick & professional

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Dr. Skariah took the extra time to evaluate my son and listen to everything I said to him and my sons complaint and he is only three years old.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Friendly, concerned and will listen

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Dr. Skariah is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I think Dr. Joe is a real good, caring, compassionate, pretty sharp doctor and yeah I wish I could have them for primary care but he is filled up and only there 2 days a week.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Wonderful as always

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Received excellent care. Immediate attention since we called in for a non stop bloody nose.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    I wouldn't trade my doctor for nothing so don't take him away. Okay? Okay.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    Yes, I truly believe Dr. Joe is a very good, understanding, caring doctor and I would love to have him for a primary care provider, but he is filled up. So, he did give me a choice of 4 providers that would be a good fit for me and anyway, Dr. Joe is good. Thank you very much.

  • May 19, 2019

    Great service

  • May 14, 2019

    I think he is particularly good at listening. I have never gotten the impression that he was anxious to movon to whoever is next.

  • May 14, 2019

    Friendly and competent

  • Apr 18, 2019

    My visit was wonderful, everything was fine.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    He did not address all the problems that I talked to him about and still waiting to hear from Him about a procedure that needs to be done.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    This was the first time I had seen this provider and I came in to discuss very sensitive subject matter. I was treated with compassion and calm acceptance which I am extremely thankful for. I think really that service was life-saving.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Dr. Skariah looks at his patient, me, and talks directly with me. He seemingly takes his time, however I know it is short, but we cover a lot of territory.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Efficient,supportive,kind,great provider

  • Feb 07, 2019

    This was the first time I had the opportunity to see this doctor. He was kind and intelligent. He listened and was helpful. I felt heard and trusted him. I would definitely see he again

  • Feb 06, 2019

    I was able to get in and a very timely manner and Dr. Skariah was kind and compassionate about learning about my past medical history. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Dr. Skariah is an excellent Dr. He always listen to me looks me in the eyes. He pays attention to me instead of being on the computer or distracted. The same with Shawnna she great too. Im glad i have them they are a great team.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    The visit was brief. Perhaps another Physician would be better for Me.

  • Jan 16, 2019

    My Pcp is excellent, very friendly and even remembers details.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    Dr. Joe at the Health Center in Scappoose is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered.

  • Dec 10, 2018

    the doctor provided me a referral as requested but not sure how many visits for my left hand. which is a workers comp injury.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Always a pleasure to see Joe. He's never dismissive or condescending. He listens and is compassionate.Thank you

  • Dec 07, 2018

    I was early, and they were able to get me in just after arrived. The nurse was prompted to care of the initial check in an information gathering with a smile. I only waited a couple minutes for the doctor he was thorough asked good questions and I feel he addressed my concerns and also inquired about my overall health

  • Dec 05, 2018

    I believe that Joe Skariah is a great physician. He seems to be ultimately... in... his biggest Impact on me is that his... not only his abilities, but also his desire to give me the best health care available. And that's all I can say about that.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    very professional kind and on top of things

  • Nov 14, 2018

    Yes, Dr. Skariah is very kind, he listens when I need to talk to him, and he pays attention to when I tell him that I'm not feeling well or what is wrong. I would recommend him to anyone. As a matter fact, I have recommended him to some people who were looking for a doctor. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. He's a very good doctor. I have not had any negative problems with him at all. If there's anything else I can think to say, I would. I would give him 5 stars..., 6 stars. Thank you.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    Dr. Skariah is an absolutely wonderful doctor for me. He does everything I need him to do when I need it and doesn't doubt me at all. He's wonderful, and I don't like doctors. So he's got a big plus in my book.

  • Nov 13, 2018

    I would not trade that doctor for anything. He's worth a fortune. Thank you.

  • Nov 13, 2018

    Dr. Skariah is always attentive, he's fun and he always takes my health very seriously, and I have enjoyed having him as my doctor for all the time I have been seeing him. I would recommend him to anybody.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    Dr. Skariah is a good listener and developed a rapport with me very quickly. I appreciate that.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    I trust Dr. Skarieh and his personal nurse assistant.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    Dr Joe is wonderful. He makes you feel like your on a team.He is very comfortable to talk with.

  • Sep 15, 2018

    Dr. Skariah is attentive, considerate and knowledgeable. The wait time to be called back was excessive at 45min. Then another 15 min. wait in the exam room.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    I had several topics on my " ask the doctor " list. Joe was very generous with his time. We discussed everything on my list.

  • Aug 28, 2018

    As usual Dr Joe was very professional and engaging. First I was visited by a 4th year med student who took copious notes and asked lots of very good questions. He then returned with Dr Joe and they obviously had reviewed what had been discussed.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    I like Dr. Skariah because he takes the time to discuss issues. We are friendly and he is friendly. We exchange information about our families and he gets a good background and feeling about a patient.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    He asked all the right questions and any questions I have he answers them right away. He's very presentable and I like him very much he's got a great personality.

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