Curtis Climer, MD

Primary Care
My Specialties: Internal Medicine, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5     178 Ratings     89 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Woodburn

1002 N. Boones Ferry Road
Woodburn, OR 97071
503-981-9526

About Me:

My philosphy is straight forward: when you have a good primary care physician, with easy access to care and we have a good relationship, you will find that most of your problems can be handled as an outpatient. Your health and life depend on you having someone you can talk to and be heard by. I believe that good public health is the primary basis for all of healthcare. Public health comes in many forms, but over my career I have become concerned about a form of public health I call spiritual public health. I believe each of us is continuously growing and developing in many ways throughout our lives. My mid-life work has taught me the value and importance of developing our souls. I believe every stage of life has a spiritual journey which needs development and expression. To the extent we are successful at this development, we will have good spiritual public health. Hobbies include: Hiking, Music, Photography, Art, Hunting, Gardening

Education:
Chief Residency: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Residency: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Internship: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Masters: Western Oregon University
Year I Started Practice: 1982
Hospitals Served: Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     178 Ratings     89 Comments

Aug 31, 2018
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Good visit.

Aug 28, 2018
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good

Aug 13, 2018
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Dr. CLIMER is a Marvel.

Aug 7, 2018
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My survey answers never change, so could you please stop sending me this survey to do every time I have an appointment? Dr. Climer is the top of the line, and will always be.

Aug 6, 2018
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It was my first visit with Dr. Climer. I was amazed at the amount of time he took with me.

Aug 6, 2018
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Good, we are trying to find out if I have a kidney problem.

Aug 3, 2018
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Dr. Climer always makes me feel as though my good health is important to him as it is to me!

Jul 26, 2018
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He was very thorough and answered all questions and I was very pleased with my visit.

Jul 24, 2018
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Routine 6 month visit and yearly check up. Dr Climer answered any and all questions I had about starting/stopping certain prescriptions, future procedures, etc. Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit. outine 6 month visit and yearly check up. Dr Climer any and all questions I had regarding stopping/starting certain prescriptions.

Jul 24, 2018
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I'm very satisfied with my primary care giver

Jul 18, 2018
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There is usually a lengthy wait in the exam room before seeing the doctor and it is COLD.

Jul 17, 2018
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It was a simple check up to establish care and was my first time there. Everything was straight forward and worked well

Jul 16, 2018
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good

Jul 13, 2018
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I have none. Dr Climer was easy to understand and efficient

Jul 3, 2018
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everything was excellent!

Jul 2, 2018
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Good experience with Dr. Climer.

Jun 27, 2018
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INITIAL VISIT AFTER JUST MOVING INTO AREA AND TRANSITIONING TO MEDICARE

Jun 27, 2018
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Thank you

Jun 21, 2018
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we are always happy with doctor climer. he is knowledgeable, respectful and an excellent listener.

Jun 18, 2018
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This was my first visit to Dr. Climer. I had move to the [location deleted] area, and had my file transfer to Dr. Climer. I was very please with him, and his staff.

Jun 11, 2018
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legacy clinic good outfit,

Jun 8, 2018
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It was a routine visit

May 31, 2018
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Excellent as always

May 31, 2018
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My experience is mostly good. Very happy with Dr. Climer.

May 30, 2018
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No comments other than it was all good.

May 15, 2018
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Dr Climer is an excellent diagnostician and is always able to do the tests and find the information to aid in addressing my various physical problems. He is very through in deciding a course of action and he explains each decision very clearly. I am very grateful to have him as my primary doctor.

May 11, 2018
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nice man but poor social skills, had to prompt him to order blood draw, did not suggest anything for some of the health issues I brought up. this appointment was laughable

May 9, 2018
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He always explain everything well, he is the best provider I ever had.

May 9, 2018
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Dr. Climer is very personable, reads over the chart well, makes sure I understand and is very competent.

May 7, 2018
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doctor was running behind but still spent time needed for me

May 4, 2018
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Everything is good

May 1, 2018
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I like our doctor and the time he spends with me. Doesn't rush me out.

Apr 30, 2018
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Dr. Climer always listens to what I am saying, without judgment or bias. He treats me with the utmost respect and with a caring attitude. Dr. Climer is encouraging and I always leave with a renewed sense of well being, feeling like I/we can manage whatever comes up with my healthcare. The staff in the front office and Dr. Climer's medical assistant, Roberto, are always stellar: kind and compassionate.

Apr 23, 2018
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The visit is good. The doctor provided good service.

Mar 23, 2018
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Dr. Climer is the best Physician I've ever had. Vickie at the front desk is fantastic, and ALWAYS remembers my name. Roberto is, well, just excellent. I love this office.

Mar 21, 2018
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Everything was excellent.

Mar 21, 2018
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Before the office visit, the receptionist provided a printed list of current medications to be modified as necessary, which my wife did by hand. At this visit, the updated information was not transferred to the computer by the medical assistant and, as far as I know, did not get conveyed to the doctor by her. This consequently affected the visit summary and plan of care for follow-up even after my wife discussed key medication changes with the doctor. The after-visit plan included discontinuing two medications, however one was discontinued almost a month ago and the other last year, both by a specialist physician. Since part of the symptoms I exhibited during yesterday's visit may be related to medications, this omission impacted the plan for follow-up care which directed me to stop the medications and return in two weeks if the symptoms continue. Therefore, after the visit, my wife had to write a note to the doctor reiterating the actual medication regimen and asking if we should return sooner. Additionally, in the past, my wife has contacted the office in writing about updating the medication list, but this was not always done. Maintaining a current medication list, although challenging when multiple physicians are involved in the orders, is an important factor in providing continuity and accuracy of care.

Mar 21, 2018
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This was my first visit with Dr. Climer. The appointment was to establish care, and to have my prescriptions for my diabetic conditions filled. I was very satisfied with the care that I received.

Mar 13, 2018
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I came to talk about cholesterol lowering meds - never happened

Mar 5, 2018
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A visit to Dr. Climer is always good and done well! I have great faith in him and his staff, or I wouldn't go there.

Feb 28, 2018
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Dr. Climer is the best!

Feb 28, 2018
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The staff has improved, front office, answering phone calls in a timely manner, etc. Dr. Climer has always been very good at listening to my concerns and he really cares about his patients!

Feb 26, 2018
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Great experience.

Feb 14, 2018
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I appreciate the dependable people (doctor & staff) at Legacy Medical, Woodburn, Oregon. We are very blessed to be living in the U.S. America.

Feb 14, 2018
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very positive experience

Feb 5, 2018
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Doctor Climer was running late but this was initial visit and he spent all time needed to go over all medical history with me.

Feb 5, 2018
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Always great.

Feb 5, 2018
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provider was very patient and helpful.

Jan 30, 2018
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this was a get acquainted visit for a new patient/doctor visit. My previous primary MD retired. He checked my medication record, but since he visited Legacy Meridian Park hospital for my records, they were woefully outdated or incorrect medications. I gave him the correct medication list and he corrected the Legacy list. My prior records from [name deleted to protect privacy] office are available and I gave This was the first visit for a new patient/primary doctor since my previous provider had closed her office and retired last month. He got the information off of the Legacy Hospital records, and most of the medication list was outdated or incorrect. I had never taken some of the meds on that list. I gave him my correct medication list and he corrected the info. I think Dr. will be a very good pimary doctor and I am thankful he took me on as a new patient.

Jan 23, 2018
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Dr. Climer is very good. He hear you out.

Jan 19, 2018
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had to wait to see Dr. Climer because of a emergency,the staff kept us informed of the delay, very respectful of me during the wait.

Jan 17, 2018
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Very good experience on my first visit.

Jan 16, 2018
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Everyone there was very helpful, and solicitous of my comfort while waiting.

Jan 16, 2018
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my 1st visit to this clinic - except for changing of apptm. dates and time, plus 1/2 hr. delay once I was there (explained to me why) the visit was totally positive - ALL nursing and assistant staff very profession and courteous. Doc spent very long time with me for intake info due to my being a new patient - that was a new but welcome change for me!

Jan 15, 2018
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all good

Jan 9, 2018
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Survey too long.

Jan 9, 2018
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long wait due to busy day in the office.

Jan 2, 2018
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Hate your entire phone answering system for all doctors and not happy with how long ins. co. takes to okay procedures.

Dec 27, 2017
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Dr. Climer is an excellent physician. He is very knowledgeable, a caring person and a very good listener.

Dec 14, 2017
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Doctor answered any questions I had to my satisfaction.

Dec 14, 2017
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I always get very good care and all my question are always answered, and explained to a T.

Dec 13, 2017
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I've had no bad experiences with this medical group

Dec 11, 2017
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The receptionists, nurses and the doctor are always respectful and totally helpful whenever I visit this office. I really appreciate them.

Dec 8, 2017
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Unfortunately, due to the absence of a phlebotomist, the medical assistant had much to do, including drawing blood for labs. He never complained.

Dec 6, 2017
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I always get treated with kindness.

Dec 5, 2017
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the only bad/ questionable experience I had was with make the appointment. I was seen to establish care as my former provider left his practice and I was needing to continue with my prescriptions and had recent health concerns. I scheduled this appointment far in advance before I ran out of refills, however I was called to reschedule this appt TWICE pushing out the appt to after I ran out of my medication and leaving me to go without. I was told the first time was because the front desk wasn't experienced with scheduling new patients appts and erred. the second time the clinic manager did not tell her schedulers the Dr would be out on the day I was scheduled until that day neared. I had to re-arrange my schedule twice to accommodate for these mistakes. I was also charged a co- insurance payment upon check in. I am familiar enough with my plan to know I have never had to pay an amount when I visit the Dr and just my my portion of the visit when I get billed. when I questioned the receptionist, she seemed nervous and asked another receptionist to help her. that receptionist stated rather loudly that if I couldn't afford the $25 there is financial assistance I could seek. there shouldn't be an assumption I couldn't pay, I was only inquiring WHY I was being asked to pay co-insurance (not copay) when I never have in the past. I was also not given a clear answer for this so I assume that is just Legacy's policy. I will continue to see Dr Climer as I have confidence in him as a well respected Dr and have heard good reviews about him

Dec 5, 2017
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Dr asked questions and responded in a clear and professional manner.

Dec 4, 2017
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All visits to my providers office are satisfying.

Dec 1, 2017
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Good.

Nov 29, 2017
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Dr. Climer, and everyone at the Legacy facility are always gracious and helpful.

Nov 21, 2017
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Dr. Climer is very thorough.

Nov 15, 2017
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After 20 yrs. with my former dr. I was very grateful to find Dr. Climer.

Nov 10, 2017
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I've had such good experience's with Dr. Climer, I've convinced my wife to become his patient.

Nov 6, 2017
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I am very comfortable with coming to,everyone makes me feel Iike I am important., thank you for caring and showing it.

Oct 31, 2017
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Legacy Woodburn is one of the most outstanding facilities for attention to detail, customer service. I travel a great distance in traffic to continue to go to this office. I have tried another legacy office closer to me, but they simply do not measure up to the quality of care I receive at Woodburn Legacy office.

Oct 30, 2017
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My visits to Dr.Climer's office are always very helpful. This time I had a difficult health problem to solve and he was able to find a solution which has solved the problem. I am very grateful for his expertise.

Oct 27, 2017
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Everything was just fine. I always receive top notch care at the clinic.

Oct 25, 2017
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Met expectations

Oct 20, 2017
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I am somewhat dismayed by the people who take your vitals before you are the doctor. one did not take my temp,and the last one did not have the BP cuff tight enough.

Oct 20, 2017
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there is one medical assistant that cancels appointments and doesn't tell you he has done it. and when you email questions to the doctor he doesn't send the email to the doctor and when you question him on it he like to argue and you have to demand that you get an appointment. i should know when i need to see the doctor and get my questions answered. im used to having my doctors ear and don't like having to demand i have an appointment.

Oct 18, 2017
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Most tiem I've gotten good remaks form the Dr. This time I tried to tell him I thought and he just sent me to Therapy and That seemed to be wrong My back and side down the leg has been worst...

Oct 18, 2017
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very good

Oct 17, 2017
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I always feel comfortable talking to Dr. Climer, I fell that he doesn't judge and explains things thoroughly and listens to my concerns.

Oct 16, 2017
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Just got flu and pneumonia shots plus ordered lab work for chlolestyral.

Oct 11, 2017
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I had to wait quite a while for my appointment but that is understandable. The doctor must take care of all his patients as well as possible. Sometimes this makes him take more time with a patient. For a good doctor like Dr. Climer I am willing to wait a bit.

Oct 10, 2017
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Hoped to see the doctor sooner but I was put on a cancel call back if an opening became available and was able to get in to see the doctor sooner than originally scheduled.

Sep 26, 2017
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Very comfortable seeing the providers in this office and also the front office staff. Always listen and very helpful and respectful.

Sep 26, 2017
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I like my doctor and the medical assistants and the lab tech. Everyone is helpful and nice.

Sep 25, 2017
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Very pleased with Dr. Climer and the staff at Legacy Woodburn. Professional, friendly and respectful of my time.
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