Joseph F. Quinn M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Director of the Portland VAMC Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC)

Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.8 out of 5 (159 Ratings, 51 Comments)


  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Aging and Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Residency:

    • Neurology-Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
  • Fellowship:

    • Geriatric neurology-VAMC Portland


Dr. Quinn specializes in general neurology and dementia. The professor of neurology received his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1990. He completed his residency training at OHSU, and his fellowship in geriatric neurology at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Quinn received his board certification in neurology in 1997.


Dr. Quinn's research focuses on cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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  • English

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (159 Ratings, 51 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

    Seen on time. Research Assistant and Dr. Quinn were professional and personable. Attention was paid to my pain level during the procedure. Dr. Quinn thoroughly explained what he was planning to do, what to except during the process, with very clear instruction on post-procedure care. I was also contacted the next day, as promised, by the Research Assistant who checked to see if I had followed each step of after-procedure care, how I slept, and how I was currently feeling.

  • May 05, 2019

    Dr. Quinn is very good at explaining what he is going to do in plain English. He is obviously competent and experienced and he is reassuring and calm at the same time. Friendl

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Dr. Quinn seems to care about his patients, listens carefully when I ask a question

  • Apr 23, 2019

    the doctor is very knowledgeable about treatment of Parkinson's from Western medicine perspective of drugs. The doctor has great bedside manners.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr Quinn is always prepared. He has read previous chart notes and therefore knows your history. He is also very friendly and engaging. He spends as much time as both he and the patient needs in order to provide the advice that he wants to impart as well as to answer any and all questions that the patient has.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Always kind and measured with his response to questions. Well thought out recommendations and he is an excellent listener.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Hello, I think this man this very skilled at listening, very empathetic and he explained everything well, so I was quite impressed not bossy, or just really listening and being a good interviewer so I was pleased about that. I think he thinks of working on the team to which I think it's great. Okay. Thanks. Bye.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Dr Quinn of course, helps me with my PD. I’m very pleased with his care. He’s a good communicator.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Dr. Quinn is very personable and knowledgeable.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    I am fortunate to have the attention and experience of Dr. Joe Quinn. I appreciate his time and expertise whenever I see him. He has helped me through the most difficult time in my life with chronic disease.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Professional, Caring, Compassionate.....What more could you ask for?????

  • Mar 03, 2019

    He listened to me.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Professional and timely service by doctor and support staff. Doctor was a good listener, and provided explanations to support recommendations.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Good first visit

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Dr. Quinn is intelligent, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. He treated me with respect, listened carefully to what I had to say, and was thorough and clear in his responses.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Hi [Name] the visit with Dr. Quinn quite a lot. I have a lot of confidence in his ability. I like his bed side manner. I feel like I always get a good check up and good advice for future events.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Doctor Quinn is so easy to work with. He is patient and informative all at the same time. I would highly recommend him.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Always a good listener and problem solver. Makes going to the Dr for a progressive disease much easier.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Dr. Quinn was extremely pleasant, kind, courteous, and thoughtful. He spent so much time with me. I really appreciated it. Thanks. Bye.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    On time, pleasant, listened and explained what was happening.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    I love Dr. Quinn. He is very kind and explains things well. I have total confidence in him as a clinician and a researcher.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Dr. Quinn does a wonderful job. He's one of the best doctors I've had.

  • Nov 26, 2018

    Dr. Quinn is very attentive. Very friendly and cordial and very professional. He he he listens very well, and he seems in Shirley interested in addressing. my problem

  • Nov 25, 2018

    I was very satisfied with the visit. I felt he listened to my questions, and I left with some satisfaction.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Dr. Quinn was generous, compassionate and asserted all my questions.Was always available for questions by app.A superlative doctor

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Dr. Quinn is very professional, kind and thorough. I highly recommend him.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    We waited about one hour in a "holding" room, which is unacceptable.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    He was very interested in what I thought.

  • Nov 06, 2018

    Was really nice visit. He was very patient with me and very knowledgeable. Thank you.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    Excellent experience with Dr. Quinn. He is simply GREAT!!

  • Oct 30, 2018

    I really didn't spend that much time with the doctor, it was a brief meeting, basically an introduction and a review of the program. So I didn't have a full opportunity to give you an opinion. But what I did experience was positive.

  • Oct 25, 2018

    I was seen right on time, and Dr. Quinn never seems hurried or impatient. I get to ask any questions I have, and we discuss possible tx modifications as teammates.

  • Oct 18, 2018


  • Oct 05, 2018

    Dr. Quinn always provides excellent care. He thoroughly answers our questions and offers suggestions on improving quality of life.

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Dr Quinn is very easy to talk with, seems to be ready to listen as well as ask appropriate questions. Certainly focused on the appointment and patient. Has appropriate suggestions and insights.

  • Aug 29, 2018

    Dr Quinn is knowledgeable and caring

  • Aug 23, 2018


  • Aug 21, 2018

    Dr Quinn was great very affable and professional.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    I, I had my first meeting with Dr. Quinn and he was very interested in wanting to know the difficulties that I had been going through. And after I had answered one thing and he said, tell me more, and I did and as we talked together and he got acquainted with the medical problems that I was having, I just felt more and more comfortable about working with him on behalf of my health. And it was truly a gift as a whole for me.

  • Aug 11, 2018

    I thought Dr. Quinn was really helpful, took the time necessary and generally was a remarkable provider.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Very professional and attentive, interested in my problems.

  • Aug 07, 2018

    Everyone was very professional and helpful

  • Aug 02, 2018

    Dr. Quinn was appointment, very attentive and seemed  in his care.

  • Jul 25, 2018

    Very knowledgeable and polite.

  • Jul 25, 2018


  • Jul 25, 2018

    This provider is a highly skilled doctor. He is warm, compassionate, and pleasant. He answers all my questions carefully and in cases when he doesn't know the answers, he says so. His recommendations are helpful and wise. I'd say he is one of the top 5 doctors I've had. (I have had doctors at University Medical Centers around the country and have sought out the best doctors practicing there.)

  • Jul 18, 2018

    He kept me waiting over 20 minutes from when staff told me he?d start the procedure. He could not complete the procedure after repeated attempts. Left me with a very sore back from multiple punctures although no other lingering issues. Whether this is his ?fault? or my own physiology, no one can be sure. He supposedly has performed many of these and seems like a nice person. He kept checking with me to ensure I was OK. I was perturbed but patient. Fortunately the staff informed me we will skip this test for the ADNI stidy and not try again or attempt another approach.

  • Jul 12, 2018

    Our experience with Dr. Quinn, over the last 5 years, has been excellent. He is a superb neurologist and a good rapport with me and my wife.

  • Jul 12, 2018

    Dr. Joseph Quinn is a wonderful doctor. We have total faith in him, and I think he has provided wonderful care for my husband.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    It is always a positive experience. He was tired from a long morning, but he didn?t rush me and carefully answered all my questions. He took the time to discuss some of the conferences we have attended and seemed genuinely interested in our feedback.