Samuel Crane M.D., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.8 out of 5 (317 Ratings, 105 Comments)


  • Family Medicine

Special focus on

  • Fertility
  • Pediatric Care (Family Medicine)
  • Women’s Midlife Care
  • Women's Health


  • M.P.H., Tulane University 2000
  • M.D., University of Southern Florida 2008
  • Residency:

    • OHSU Family Medicine; Public Health, Tulane University
    • OHSU, 2011
  • Fellowship:

    • Swedish Medical Center, Advanced High Risk OB / Surgical OB, 2012
  • Certifications:

    • ABFM 2012


Dr. Crane was born and raised in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.  He studied health science education at the University of Florida, and later received his master's in public health (MPH) at Tulane University School of Public Health.

After graduate school, Dr. Crane joined the U.S. Peace Corps as a Water and Sanitation Volunteer in El Salvador. He trekked through the jungles and mountains of Chiapas, Mexico with traditional healers; worked on infectious disease outbreaks and surveillance as a Florida Department of Health Epidemiologist; and trained Migrant Farm workers to be “promoteres de salud” on the edge of the Florida Everglades.

During his time in public health, Dr. Crane had time to observe clinicians in action as they treated and educated patients and community members. Inspired, he decided to change the course of his career and pursue a medical degree. Dr. Crane studied at the University of South Florida's College of Medicine, and found his way to the Pacific Northwest via his residency at OHSU. Following his residency, he furthered his expertise in obstetrics with a fellowship at Swedish Medical Center. Today, Dr. Crane's practice is infused with his passion for underserved medicine and human rights. 

When not in the clinic, Dr. Crane can be found enjoying all the outdoors have to offer - from snowboarding to surfing and everything in between. 

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (317 Ratings, 105 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

    Dr Crane is wonderful, fun, remembers me, saved my life, personal. I can't say enough about him.

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Headed with lot of complaints and ailments. I'm glad Dr.Crane was patient to listen to all of them and provide me an answer.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Doctor Crane is very professional and compassionate. He works hard, always tries his best to make time for his patients, and makes you feel understood and listened to. He tries his best to come up with real solutions, takes your issues seriously while maintaining an optimistic and reassuring demeanor, and never makes you feel judged.I would recommend Dr. Crane and the staff at the Orenco OHSU Clinic to anyone in need of an awesome provider!

  • Oct 20, 2019

    As with ALL my visits, Dr. Crane has been awesome. Can answer ALL my questions. Listens to what I have to say...doesn't rush you, I feel so grateful to be one of his patients and am confident that he can take care of all my medical needs. He is the BEST doctor I have ever had...and that is saying alot as my doctor of 30+ years retired...I thought he was great...Dr Crane even exceeds him!!!!

  • Oct 05, 2019

    Always have a good time. He is nice and knowledgeable.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Stellar customer service and care from Dr. Crane and staff.

  • Sep 21, 2019

    I love Dr Crane. He's thorough, kind and always upbeat. He has taken good of my many issues. And the front of office actually recognizes me by name. I'm so happy to be a patient there.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Dr. Crane and the staff are very professional and thorough, I have recommended him to others already.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr. Crane always gives you undivided attention and is able to answer questions in a way that shows his expertise along with real people skills and language.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Dr. Crane is G R E A T!!!

  • Sep 09, 2019

    His nurse was wonderful

  • Sep 04, 2019

    Dr. Crane is the best Primary Care Physician I have had in a very long time. He listens and articulates. He is never rushed but keeps communication efficient. I have had to discuss some awkward sexual health issues with him and he always gives me a comfortable health-focused interaction. In word and action he communicates that he is my committed partner in health. The clinic is clean, the staff is friendly, and I was called for my appointment five minutes after the scheduled time, which is better timeliness than I have experienced at any other clinic.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Dr. Crane isn't my regular doctor but he was very compassionate about my needs that day and seemed genuinely concerned about the back pain and muscle spasms in my back that I was having. He listened and checked my back out and gave me something to help the muscles relax. He was very personable and put me at ease.

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Very compassionate and they're waiting or telling me all of the ramifications of this last hosptial visit.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    My doctor is awesome!! I give him a 10 out 10.. All is staff is amazing too!

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Dr.Crane is a one of a kind doctor. Very dedicated to patients, even after hours.

  • Jul 29, 2019

    I?m 70 years old, and this is the first time in my life that I?ve ever had a doctor that has helped me from my very first visit and of course to now. For the previous two years before finding Dr Crane, the previous doctors were of no help at all. By the time I found DrCrane I had spent two years in horrible pain and was suicidal. Within minutes he told me what was wrong with me and I was pain free within a couple of days. I no longer dread Dr visits and finally am able to talk frankly and openly with a doctor which is a new and good experience for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having such a compassionate and knowledgeable doctor on your staff.

  • Jul 28, 2019

    He knew exactly what was going on with me and got me on the right medication to start helping me.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    Dr. Crane is always very professional while being personable. He takes the time to listen and is knowledgeable when discussing care options.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    A caring listener.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Consistently excellent

  • Jun 29, 2019

    It?s always comfortable. Dr. Crane is always knowledgeable and caring.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    The entire staff at the OHSU clinics are a pleasure to deal with. They're friendly and truly care for my well being.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    I appreciate all information that is given is explained to me very detailed.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    compassionate and caring about providing good care.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Listens with interest, explains his decisions, and provides a program for the future. He has an interest in obstetrics which may remove him from the clinic, hopefully not.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Dr Samuel Crane was very helpful , especially he called me two times and informed about the result and furthur proceedures . Really appreciate himfor the care and concern of a patient like me.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    He is AWESOME. LISTENED to me and respected my opinion. Very kind and knowledgeable. Willing to work with me on my medical problem. He is beyond a 10 rating!

  • Jun 07, 2019

    Was efficient, explained the procedure, made me feel comfortable

  • Jun 05, 2019

    Dr Crane is awesome!!! He listens to you, provides excellent clear explanations, never makes you feel leave feeling so good about your visit. It is very hard to find a Doctor that even comes close to Dr. Cranes patient concerns and support. I am trying to lose weight and Dr Crane has been so good in supporting me through this journey. I can't give him enough praise... I wished we could clone him so everyone can have a doctor like him!!!!

  • May 24, 2019

    Dr. Crane is AMAZING & a true blessing to his patients as the practice of medicine!!

  • May 23, 2019

    He listened and seemed genuinely concerned

  • May 22, 2019

    Professional and easy to talk to.

  • May 13, 2019

    The clinic staff are all excellent. My Dr. is such a busy doctor it is hard to get an appointment unless it is booked a long way out. I don't mind the practitioner but really prefer to see a Dr.Dr. Crane is absolutely incredible. He has a small town/home town personality with city professionalism and expertise. He is one of the few doctors who makes me feel like he is genuinely concerned about me the patient. It is no wonder his patient load is on overload.

  • May 13, 2019

    One of my favorite providers. Always makes sure he does what is best for his patients

  • May 09, 2019

    We couldn?t be happier with Dr. Crane. It is obvious that he is very passionate about his work and is extremely knowledgeable. He goes above and beyond to provide us with exceptionally thorough care and support. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have him as our doctor!

  • Apr 28, 2019

    He is very kind. And explains everything so it’s easily understood. He doesn’t rush through the appointment and makes sure you have all your questions answered. He’s awesome

  • Apr 27, 2019

    He is very friendly and always answers all of our questions

  • Apr 18, 2019

    He is so personable, friendly and genuinely interested.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Dr. Crane is a great doctor and I would def recommend him to my friends and family

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Dr Crane is one of the best physicians I have had the honor of seeing in my life. He is incredibly knowledgeable, almost to the point of being a pain in the butt, however, his warm, caring heart bring it home as he explained he just wants what is in my (his patients) best interest. So grateful to have Dr. Crane as my Primary Care Physician.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Dr Crane is very attentive, listening and asking pertinent questions. My visit with him was very satisfactory.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    It was great

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr. Crane is always up to date on my history when I see him and spends all the time I need without making me feel rushed. I couldn’t recommend him any higher.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr. Crane is awesome! He really listens and cares about he’s patients!

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Dr. Crane is the best!!! He listens to your concerns and spends time addressing your daily needs.

  • Mar 01, 2019

    Dr. Crane is the coolest doctor I've ever had.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    My screens is overall awesome. He was amazing in every way maybe feel very comfortable and every aspect that I needed care with head on so I highly appreciate it.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Dr. Crane is always helpful, understanding and empathetic. I appreciate his consideration very much.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    We like Sam very well. He's very thorough, friendly, and answers all our questions. I would suggest him to anybody.

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