- 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
4.9 out of 5 (110 Ratings, 33 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.
- 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.
- Mar 19, 2018
Dr. Purnell is a very good kind hearted physician and I appreciate that in a dr.
- Mar 14, 2018
Dr Purnell is simply the best. If he weren't available to manage the rare diseases I'd have, I'd have to fly to Tucson AZ for treatment. No one in Seattle could help me.
- Feb 02, 2018
This was my first visit with Dr. Purnell and I needed some diagnostic labs and test for future treatment options and goals.
- Jan 11, 2018
my regular doctor would always tell me "I don't know, go see a specialist" so I did and he was able to look at my chart and tell me exactly what was going on. I wish the OHSU Richmond clinic was like this
- Jan 02, 2018
Dr. Purnell is outstanding. He has gone out of his way to help me get what I need. He is professional, kind, patient, understanding and obviously very well trained. I highly recommend him.
- Nov 15, 2017
Dr. Purnell is actually above a very good score...seriously
- Aug 31, 2017
I know that Dr. Purnell has a lot of patients but he clearly takes the time to refresh himself on cases before meeting with patients because he easily recalls past conversations and issues or past questions that came up in previous visits and remembers to follow up. I feel very fortunate to have found him.
- Aug 24, 2017
Dr. Purnell is very calm and personable. He explains things fully, and seems very interested in serving his patients.