- Endocrinology and diabetes
Special focus on
- Endocrinology and Diabetes
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Preventive Cardiology
- M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 1986
- University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
- Endocrinology-University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Purnell’s clinical interests include endocrinology, metabolism, obesity, diabetes and hyperlipidema. He received his medical degree from OHSU in 1986, and completed his residency training at the University of Vermont in Burlington. He completed his endocrinology fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Purnell is board certified in internal medicine and in endocrinology.
Memberships and associations
- Internal medicine, 1989
4.7 out of 5 (103 Ratings, 40 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.
- Apr 29, 2019
Is an excellent doctor with a lot of knowledge and very good manners. Thank you.
- Apr 22, 2019
Dr. Purnell provides a comprehensive exam, answers all questions thoroughly and in language that can be easily understood. He is genuinely caring and compassionate. Provides referrals when needed. Discusses options and their side effects. Highly recommend,
- Apr 20, 2019
Professional, friendly and helpful.
- Apr 18, 2019
I trust the dr and his opinion, And her explains everything well. I don't like the fact that he is always late and had multiple other people talk to you and ask the same questions. I an tired due to my health issues and stressed out. Being late and having to ask the receptionist after waiting 40 minutes... if he is running late is frustration.
- Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Purnell listens attentatively to my questions and concerns and is always willing to help answer anything that I have concerns about. He explains things plainly so that I can understand them or goes into depth so I can need....so I can get more information.
- Apr 14, 2019
I really think that Dr Parnell has one`s best interests at heart and i really appreciate his input, even though he was running very late
- Apr 06, 2019
Dr Purnell is a great doctor
- Mar 09, 2019
Dr. Purnell and Dr. Suarez are exceptional. It is rare to receive their kindness and compassion in a medical setting. They diagnosed me with a condition that I thought I had most of my life. Their explanation information is life changing. I am eternally grateful ??
- Mar 06, 2019
I believe he is an excellent doctor. He took the time to listen to me, he explained things in detail, and I would definitely recommend him.
- Feb 28, 2019
Wonderful all around. Highly recconended provider
- Feb 24, 2019
Very professional and empathetic
- Feb 20, 2019
- Feb 19, 2019
Good listener. Open-minded
- Jan 20, 2019
The tag team, first the pharmacist and then the physician, is a good technique to check and double check my test results and hear from me about how I feel and my views on medication and dosage. The communication between the two is quite good so I feel like I have had a thorough visit.I appreciate the concern about wait times, which I know are a big deal with patients but not so much with me.
- Jan 20, 2019
- Jan 18, 2019
She is professional and answered all my questions
- Jan 07, 2019
I waited 9 months for this appointment and it was very well worth it. He is an expert (INAUDIBLE) and I appreciate his knowledge.
- Dec 23, 2018
I thought Dr Purnell was very specific and helpful it?s my issues. I felt he genuinely wanted to help me and am excited to work w him to meet our goals of lowering my cholesterol in spite of medication issues.
- Dec 09, 2018
Very personable, friendly but professional, & provided me with a plan of action! Thank you...
- Nov 19, 2018
Dr. Purnell with not only very personable, but very very knowledgeable. I got a comprehensive plan for step forward. I really enjoyed meeting with him. I have a feeling of trust and I think we'll have a good relationship going forward and I think he is going to help me.
- Oct 28, 2018
He was an excellent listener and a wonderful physician who listened to my needs and was very wise as far as my condition. Thank you.
- Oct 27, 2018
Dr. Purnell, it was very knowledgeable. He made me feel really comfortable and cared for he was very precise and specific with... with my condition and some things that can be done about it. He made me feel hopeful and... and he's just very professional and cares about his patients.
- Oct 24, 2018
Dr. Purnell is very thorough and very educated.I would highly recommend this doctor to anybody. He cares and is very efficient.
- Oct 14, 2018
Everyone is extremely professional and kind. The process at the front desk and throughout the appointment was efficient. It was easy to find my way to the location once I got parked as well.
- Oct 07, 2018
He is very knowledgeable, kind, patient and tries to get to the bottom of things.
- Oct 07, 2018
Waited almost 2hrs to see him. Visit was OK but hurried.
- Sep 30, 2018
I received very thoughtful, thorough and great care from Dr. Purnell during my visit.
- Sep 01, 2018
He's very knowledgeable, friendly, bright, communicative.
- Sep 01, 2018
Very personal and provided excellent information. He spent a significant amount of time with me and answered all of my questions. He provided excellent resources and follow up information to me as well. Top notch!
- Aug 19, 2018
Always takes the time to listen and consider how you feel about treatment results and options,which is greatly appreciated. When prescribing meds, provides information on how to possibly get them at discounted prices.
- Aug 18, 2018
Dr. Purnell listens very well. He has a good side bed manner. He listens well, he answers my questions, he makes sure he's covered everything in my visit and it's worth the drive from Springfield to see him.
- Aug 17, 2018
I love Dr. Purnell and trust him
- Aug 11, 2018
- Aug 10, 2018
Very patient with all our questions and concerns.
- Jul 31, 2018
My experience has been excellent. He has listened, showed a clear interest in outcomes and has been forthright in explaining alternatives.
- Jul 28, 2018
There was a good exchange.
- Jul 26, 2018
Dr had reviewed [Name]'s history before seeing him. Good information to help [Name]
- Jul 24, 2018
Provider is wonderful and knowledgeable. But always running very late. But gives you all the time you need to talk with him and understand your issues.
- Jul 21, 2018
After years of struggling, Dr Purnell was able to diagnose my condition almost upon seeing me. This is rare, though it is not rate at OHSU, hands down the best medical care I've ever had has been from the doctors at OHSU.