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    162 Ratings    78 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

Legacy wants every patient to have great care, every time. To help measure and improve patient satisfaction, we send surveys to randomly selected patients after their appointments. We use this feedback from the surveys to improve and enhance the care we offer. It works like this: Real patients give us feedback through Press Ganey, a patient satisfaction survey company. They verify and confirm the results. National Research Corporation, an independent company, provides the technology to show the ratings and comments on our website
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4.9 out of 5     162 Ratings     78 Comments

Nov 9, 2018
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Dr climer is always calm and curious about my health and is interested in what my concerns are

Nov 7, 2018
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I think my new provider is very kind with a great manner about him. He is very knowledgeable.

Oct 26, 2018
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PCP spends way too much time typing on the computer and worrying about the computer. I sat there for 10 minutes while he tried to enter / fix something and it was a waste of time. He types the entire time we talk and rarely looks at me. Very impersonal. [details deleted to protect privacy]

Oct 22, 2018
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I have informed you before about the MYHEALTH information format for online observation. It is very poorly provided for a person's understanding. Whoever was expert in doing the software needs to go back to school.

Oct 16, 2018
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Dr Climer has always spent as much time with us and always answered all our questions, have never felt rushed during our visits, his staff has always been very respectful,

Oct 15, 2018
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over an hour wait time. positive encouraging with Dr. Climer. sincere and helpful.

Oct 12, 2018
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all very good

Oct 10, 2018
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Dr. Climer is a thoughtful practitioner who observes, listens to and engages his patients, considering each question seriously.

Oct 9, 2018
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Very prompt x-ray

Oct 9, 2018
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This doctor is always very good and checks me out and talks to me to see how I am doing.

Sep 28, 2018
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As usual, the level of professionalism & service was extraordinarily high.

Sep 26, 2018
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This office is always professional. Great team

Sep 17, 2018
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My doctor is a new doctor to me, as my old doctor is moving out of state. This was my first visit.

Sep 17, 2018
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Over all visit was very good.

Sep 5, 2018
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Dr. Climer is a very good doctor and the other personnel are very efficient and courteous.

Aug 31, 2018
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Good visit.

Aug 31, 2018
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The office staff are outstanding. One of the clerks that works upfront her name is Vicky she gets extra kudos because she's always helpful and wanting to make sure everything goes well with our visit in ours talk with the doctor.

Aug 28, 2018
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good

Aug 27, 2018
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they got me in very quickly ! thank you

Aug 16, 2018
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This was my 1st visit with a new provider. Very pleased with office visit doctor and office personnel, all questions and lab tests were handled within this visit.

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 31, 2018
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I have enjoyed my visits/physicals with Dr. Climer for nearly 20 years.

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.
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