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

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Assistant Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.9 out of 5 (229 Ratings, 74 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

4.9 out of 5 (229 Ratings, 74 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

  • 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.

  • Feb 13, 2019

    Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, will see again.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    Dr Crane was easy to talk to and helped me understand my condition

  • Jan 30, 2019

    A very caring provider, listens and decides together with the patient what action to take. Thank you.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Dr Crane is AMAZING! He is knowledgeable, kind and compassionate! I am so lucky to have him as my pcp!!!

  • Jan 25, 2019

    This was my first visit to Dr. Crane. He was very easy to talk to and he really spent time listening to me. I felt like he genuinely wanted to help me find some solutions.

  • Jan 23, 2019

    The entire staff is phenomenal. Every person I've spoken to made me feel welcomed and I trust them completely.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Staff lost the lab order; had to wait over an hour then checked with staff and they were clueless

  • Jan 12, 2019

    It was great as always couldn't ask for a better doctor and office staff

  • Jan 12, 2019

    We love doctor cranes care !!!! Always!!

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Dr Crane is a wonderful doctor.... he gives you his full attention, answers all your questions and you never feel rushed thru the visit. More importantly, I have 100% confidence in Dr Crane. I feel that he is able to address and take care of all my medical needs. A doctor like him is hard to find... and I know from experience....I had been looking for a new doctor for 2 years before finding him. I wished ALL DOCTORS could be like Dr Crane!!!

  • Jan 02, 2019

    My Dr. Crane is an excellent doctor. He has gone out of his way to try to help my needs, my medical needs and has been one of the best doctors that I've ever had. Thank you.

  • Jan 01, 2019

    Great friendly doctor

  • Dec 22, 2018

    I find it easy to relate to Dr. Crane.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Dr Crane is AMAZING!I am grateful to have connected with him.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    I think that he's a very very conscientious doctor and then he is very informative and I really like him very much.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Meeting a new doctor can be overwhelming, but Dr. Crane was great. The appointment was relaxed/not awkward. I also appreciate that the staff worked hard to fit me in on short notice.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Really excellent doctor, he seemed very good.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    He is very detailed when he explained process procedure and medical conditions.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Dr. Crane listened and was interested in doing what is best for me. Since dr. Holmes is leaving the area, I would change to Dr. Crane if he was taking new patients.

  • Dec 01, 2018

    Yes, everything was great. No problems whatsoever. Thank you, goodbye.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Dr. Crane listens and truly cares about his patients. He remembers his patients.

  • Nov 18, 2018

    Dr. Crane is very professional and very personable, I feel very comfortable that he has my best interest in mind.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Seemed knowledgeable in areas that not many in my experience have been.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    We were seen in a timely manner, the doctor and assistant seemed very intentional in giving us good medical service.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    I just really liked the doctor because he reminded me of old skill... old school doctors but very modern, up-to-date, and really seemed be on top of things and provided services that I really liked and he just seemed really good.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Okay. I was over to see Dr. Crane last Wednesday or Thursday, and I enjoyed the visit. He's very friendly, very thorough, he explains everything very well, answers questions and I like him.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    I believe that Dr. Crane was very concerned and caring for my situation and I hope that from now on, we will continue to have the same provider and be able to have great professional care from one doctor. He seemed....he seemed like he knew what he was doing and I hope to trust his.... his guidance. Thank you for your service. Bye.

  • Oct 29, 2018

    He was very thorough! I never felt rushed! He spent the necessary time needed to gather all information to give me the best care possible. I am so grateful to have found a caring doctor.

  • Oct 20, 2018

    He was really nice and super knowledgable. He made me feel comfortable right away. I had a great experience.

  • Oct 15, 2018

    Dr. Crane was helpful and attentive. Listened to my concerns and took care of the tests that were needed.

  • Oct 13, 2018

    My primary care provider is extremely professional and friendly. I always feel comfortable visiting the clinic and look forward to asking him about any questions I have.

  • Oct 01, 2018

    Dr crane has been absolutely wonderful in every way throughout the duration of my pregnancy, delivery, and post part care as well as the complete care of my son.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    Sincere pleasant personality, interested in my welfare

  • Sep 29, 2018

    Was super nervous. They made me relaxed and made me feel like I was not a patient. But family.

  • Sep 08, 2018

    Dr. Crane was very personable and knowledgeable! He was present and seemed to take his time with me. I was very happy with my experience.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    Dr Crane was very nice and thoroughly listened to all my questions and concerns. He made me feel comfortable and greatful to have him follow me through the rest of my pregnancy.

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