Sean C. Robinson M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • OHSU family medicine at South Waterfront

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (324 Ratings, 78 Comments)


  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Special focus on

  • Primary Care (Family Medicine)
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine (Family Medicine)


  • B.S., University of Utah Utah 2006
  • M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin Wisconsin 2010
  • Residency:

    • Family medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 2013
  • Fellowship:

    • Sports medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 2014
  • Certifications:

    • Certificate of added qualification in sports medicine, 2014


Dr. Robinson is a primary care physician. He takes care of pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric patients and has advanced training in sports medicine. He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. Before enrolling at the University of Utah, he took a two-week high school senior trip to the village of Sepamac in Guatemala where he taught basic first aid to the Mayan descendants of the village. While in college, he volunteered for a variety of projects, notably teaching science to a 5th grade class, and serving as a mentor and a teacher at the Salt Lake City jail and at the Shriners Hospital. 

During the 2002 Winter Olympics hosted by Salt Lake City, Dr. Robinson worked as an emergency medical technician. While attending medical school, he volunteered to be a manager at the Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured in downtown Milwaukee, WI. During his tenure as a manager at the clinic, he was able to help implement a new sub-clinic designed to target patients with chronic disease to improve their health and access to care. He continued improving the triad of access to care, effective care through preventative medicine, and the cost effectiveness of care during his residency at OHSU. After residency his love for sports was a driving force to begin a fellowship in sports medicine at OHSU.

Dr. Robinson is an avid runner and loves spending time working out with his wife. Living at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains gave him his thirst for outdoor living. He also enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and hiking.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy Family Physicians

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (324 Ratings, 78 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

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Dr. Robinson was incredibly supportive and encouraging and I'm very grateful.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    He's good.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    My wait time was about two minutes! I was in and out in less than 10 minutes. Very quick service. Just the way I like it.

  • Dec 30, 2018

    Dr Robinson was personable and obviously interested in my running experience and chief complaint of joint paint. In fact, I selected him as my provider due to his sports med expertise. However, I worry that the appointment focused too much on that one issue at the expense of a more comprehensive review of my health. A couple things could have improved my experience. First, clearer communication about what to expect at an "establishing care" appointment. I was expecting basic blood labs to get a baseline, a comprehensive physical exam, and a full review of my medical history. These did not happen (which is fine if they don't normally happen at the first apt) and we quickly focused on my joint pain. Second, due to my misunderstanding of what to expect, I was also confused when my MA asked if I was there for an annual. Not realizing this was different than an establishing care appointment, I asked what an annual entailed and said sure when it matched my understanding of an establishing care appointment. Dr Robinson's first words to me when he entered the room were a rather rapid explanation of why an annual was not covered on my insurance and not needed.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    I always appreciate Dr. Robinson's attentiveness and genuine concern for my welfare.

  • Dec 27, 2018

    It was friendly helpful and attentive to our needs he took great notes And tell my daughter to feel like she was being heard and taken care of.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Dr. Robinson was thorough, answered all my questions and was fantastic in helping me come up with the treatment plan going forward. That's it. Thanks.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    Knowledgeable, technically skilled, informative, easy to communicate with and respectful of my knowledge

  • Dec 14, 2018

    The 3 providers were outstanding

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Yeah, Dr. Robinson is very thorough, very friendly, and I really enjoyed my visits, and his care. Thank you.

  • Dec 03, 2018

    Dr. Robinson did a good job of being professional and cautionary with my eye infection. I appreciated being squeezed in with out an appointment.

  • Dec 01, 2018

    Pleasant, competent, professional

  • Dec 01, 2018

    Dr. Robinson was very professional extremely solicitous. Listened to everything I had to say. I was very impressed with him. It was my first time. I was very impressed with him and feel that he is going to help me. He was very professional. I like him a lot.

  • Nov 27, 2018

    He was nice and professional.

  • Nov 27, 2018

    Sean is a caring and compassionate provider who listens to the patient?s concerns and answers questions thoughtfully. I do wish that he had a moment or two more and wasn?t in a rush, but clinic demands necessitate this.

  • Nov 23, 2018

    Great bedside manner. Showed interest in child's well-being.

  • Nov 12, 2018

    Very good. Explained everything and took the time to discuss my knee problems.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    I really enjoy the fact that Dr. Robinson is a serious runner.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    It took a while to see him, but his bedside manner was excelent and he included me in the care plan, allowing me to have options.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Dr. Robinson was personable, knowledgeable, timely and very helpful. I appreciate the amount of time he took talking with me about my injury.

  • Nov 04, 2018

    Not real good

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Sean is extremely thoughtful and has a very human approach to healthcare. I felt well taken care of.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Hi, I think Dr. Robinson is a very capable doctor. I did have a problem with how long I had to wait for him after I went into the waiting room ,after I went into the medical room. It seemed like it was about 20 minutes and that's.... that was before the... that was after the wait that I had to do in the waiting room. So, all together, I was in there for about 50 minutes just waiting to have... just to have the whole thing completed and I thought that that's not happened before the clinic.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    He wasn't rushed and took time to discuss all health items I brought up.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    Dr. Robinson is a wonderful physician. Highly recommend him.

  • Oct 20, 2018

    Knowledgeable and good communication

  • Oct 19, 2018

    Very hood first meeting with mynewdoctor

  • Oct 07, 2018

    Both the nurse and doctor were very informative,pleasant and efficient.

  • Oct 06, 2018

    My family and I are very grateful we have Dr. Robinson as our primary doctor. He has provided wonderful care. He is very knowledgeable and it?s obvious he truly cares for his patients. It is easy to talk with him about issues. I know that when a decision on medical care needs to be made, he will provide all the information needed and help us make the best decision possible.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    He is a little bit too quick in judgments, but I have no complaints and trying to develop a good patient /Doctor relationship. Am looking forward to his help in future appointments.

  • Sep 28, 2018

    Dr. Robinson is great. He takes the time to go over all my health issues during appointments, keeps himself up to date on my medical record, and is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Glad he's my provider!

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Was great. A little long waiting in the room, but maybe they were running behind that day.

  • Sep 25, 2018

    Nice guy. Very approachable. Friendly. Was clear on explaining everything, even the play-by-play on what he was doing.

  • Sep 25, 2018

    He gave me plenty of time and attention. Answered all of my questions.

  • Sep 20, 2018

    Sean was amazing. gave a thorough physical exam of my shoulder and explained all of the diagnosis that I didn't have as well as the diagnosis that I have. It was a fantastic visit & I feel comfortable now.

  • Sep 18, 2018

    Dr Robinson has been a very thoughtful and caring doctor. I know my health best interest are his number one priority. I always feel he is willing to spend the time with me until I am conformable with t he recommended course of treatment.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    I had a very good experience. Dr. Robinson listened to me, and he respected my personal health decisions.

  • Sep 08, 2018

    Good. Explained everything well and put it in writing as welll

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Explained the condition thoroughly. Explained several treatment options.Has a very nice manner

  • Sep 06, 2018

    I came to hoping to establish patient/dr relationship with Dr. Robinson.I was referred to Dr. Robinson by my physical therapist. My family practitioner retired last year and the new doctor I was assigned to was simply not interested. My appointment was scheduled for 2:40PM. I waited till 3:10 before I was called in. When the nurse measured my vital signs she asked me if it is OK that Dr. Robinson would be shadowed by a fellow physician. I was OK with this. She also shared with me that they were running late and that it would take about 10 minutes for dr. Robinson to see me. After 25 minutes, the doctor who was to shadow dr. Robinson showed up without dr. Robinson with him. He told me that he would take notes about my medical history/issues and pass those to dr. Robinson who would then come to discuss those with me. I responded that I was not interested to share my history with him, since this is probably last time I would see him. In contrary, my main hope was that my "new" dr. would spend some time wioth me to establish new relationship. He still insisted to discuss my history with me but I repeated that I was to do this with Dr. Robinson. He said, OK, but it would take a couple of minutes and he left. After another 10 minutes sitting in the exam room I got up and left. I would only say, my wife is a physician, and yes she was sometimes shadowed by a physician in training. Dr. Robinson approach to shadowing takes this to another level, which to me is totally unprofessional and unacceptable for a session introduced as an appointment to "Establish new patient/dr relationship".

  • Sep 01, 2018

    My personal experience with getting results is less than one would expect with this, or any, provider.

  • Sep 01, 2018

    Outstanding young physician who is also very patient centered!

  • Sep 01, 2018

    He was friendly, thorough, listened carefully and responded with consideration and practical ideas.

  • Sep 01, 2018

    Great experience. Friendly people, Competent, curious, concerned, capable. I am very happy I switched to OHSU.

  • Aug 30, 2018

    He was great. Getting an appointment was hard. I had to wait nearly a month. That?s too long.

  • Aug 29, 2018

    Dr Roibinsin is very caring, talented and sincere; and I feel extremely comfortable with him as my doctor

  • Aug 22, 2018

    Dr Robinson is very kind and caring ? always looking out for the best relief for your problem. He is very friendly and upbeat.

  • Aug 21, 2018

    Let's say that empathy does not seem to be his strongest trait. He seems to have his view of life priorities, and that's the way it should be for everyone. 'nough said. Next question.

  • Aug 19, 2018

    I like to see my Dr. Sean Robinson he always take care of ourselves so that's why I like to go there to see him so that's why I give my number 10 to him okay thank you.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    He was extremely careful, he explained everything. He was very attentive, and I really appreciated his thoroughness.

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