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    174 Ratings    77 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     174 Ratings     77 Comments

Nov 13, 2019
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1st visit liked doctor very much listened to me, made sure he had information.

Nov 5, 2019
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Received a call because I was on wait list for earlier appointment and I was able to get to see Dr . Climer about two weeks earlier than my scheduled appointment.

Nov 5, 2019
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Dr. Climer is authentic and always listens well incorporating my own assessment of my condition into his assessment and treatment plan.

Oct 29, 2019
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always do a good job

Oct 11, 2019
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Dr Climer shows an interest without being overly concerned about the new aches and pains. he seems to be really interested in my questions

Oct 7, 2019
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Everyone is kind and efficient. Sometimes the doctor seems to be rushed and he always answers questions.

Oct 2, 2019
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My relationship with the staff and Dr. Climer is EXCELLENT. I dread the day when I may have to go elsewhere for my healthcare.

Oct 1, 2019
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Dr. Climer is wonderful! I had an X-ray of my right hip and he explained everything I needed to know and then some!

Oct 1, 2019
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I have always had a good experience visiting this doctor.

Sep 30, 2019
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good visit as usual

Sep 23, 2019
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I am grateful to have such good doctors at a great clinic.

Sep 13, 2019
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All visits were good & made sense; so I am satisfied.

Aug 27, 2019
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Dr. Climer always listens carefully. I feel he considers all aspects of my life when addressing my issues. He is very patient and understanding.

Aug 22, 2019
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the girls that took blood pressure & information before the doctor comes in were very abrupt & hurried; very short with me. They admitted they were behind but it should not reflect in their attitudes with patients. Usually Dr Climer has friendly people not hurried robots that slam-out their questions to me like it was a speed test!!

Jul 30, 2019
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Excellent visit as always.

Jul 29, 2019
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I never feel rushed and I always feel like Dr. Climer listens to any concerns I have about my medications or symptoms and explains thoroughly. I feel like I can trust him regarding my health care. My check in nurse who also drew blood was excellent. One of the reasons I picked this clinic and drive a bit further is everyone working goes out of their way to be kind, helpful, and friendly. I've never had a bad experience.

Jul 23, 2019
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Dr. Climer always shows respect for me and listens to all my questions. Answers all my question very clearly.

Jul 18, 2019
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Extremely happy with provider himself. Not thrilled with institutional rigidity in way the office is run.

Jul 15, 2019
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Upon leaving, following this visit, I thought that I especially liked this doctor, because he is so easy to talk with, so easy going, so kind, and thoughtful, all the reasons why I chose him in the beginning, when I was looking for a doctor years ago.

Jul 15, 2019
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Best family practitioner one can have - I am totally pleased

Jul 10, 2019
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Dr. Climer never checks my heart or lungs.

Jul 9, 2019
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Excellent experience... all of my experience history with Dr. Climer & his staff have been exemplary.

Jul 3, 2019
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Doctors and staff are professional and kind.

Jul 1, 2019
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great

Jul 1, 2019
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Doctor Climer, and everyone I saw yesterday were extremely gracious and knowledgeable. I appreciated all of them.

Jun 18, 2019
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Wonderful.

Jun 12, 2019
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I always have a good experience with my doctor and the staff during my visits and after whether it be by phone or through the Legacy website.

Jun 10, 2019
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I am a pre-existing patient with Dr. Climer. Have seen him for several Internal Med. issues...as well as seeing Dr. Warren Okuns.All I have to say is: THANK GOD FOR DR. CLIMER!! He really looks over my computer record, while finding out what problem I am having at present!! When one can NOT be given a timely appointment with Doctor one normally sees, and one is forced to seek Urgent Care treatment, there is something wrong with that. This time I requested an urgent spot. with Dr. Climer and got it....Dr.. Okuns, as before, could not be accessed until way in July. I have a pre-existing spot. with him first July, which was scheduled a couple of months ago....but could NOT see him on an urgent, re-occuring U.T.I. matter before July...again.THANK GOD FOR DR. CLIMER! With pockets stick resting of Urine Spec., he found I have SAME U.T.I. I had a few months ago and Rx'd proper Antibiotic....plus, ordered blood drawn for two other very important issues.Dr.. Climer knows me and us like a shrewd Detective going through my computer record...C.T's , X-Rays, at all. He very rarely misses anything.My hat's off to him!!

Jun 7, 2019
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Good medical care.

Jun 5, 2019
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good

Jun 5, 2019
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Very timely visit due to my illness. Medical treatment was to the point and appropriate action taken. All staff were very professional and friendly.

May 30, 2019
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Dr. Climer is always attentive to my health concerns and spends time on my health issues.

May 30, 2019
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Dr Climer always helps me with whatever concerns I might have.

May 29, 2019
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Dr. Climer is very easy to talk to.

May 28, 2019
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This Legacy staff is excellent, caring, very professional. I drive 30-45 minutes to be helped by this staff, even though there is a closer Legacy office.

May 28, 2019
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the provider was attentive and concise

May 13, 2019
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Everything the BEST experience!

May 6, 2019
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I think Dr. Climer is an excellent doctor and I am always confident in his ability to meet all my medical needs or refer me to a specialist, if needed.

May 6, 2019
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Good appointment.. Dr. listened.

May 1, 2019
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1. I completed a pre-visit questionnaire and was surprised to find that one of the categories asked about sexuality with a number of different choices. That is a highly personal question that in my opinion is not appropriate on a standardized questionnaire; rather it should be the patient's choice to discuss this privately with the primary care physician or specialist as necessary. 2. This visit was due to [details deleted to protect privacy] Dr. Climer showed me the X-Ray so that I could connect the results showing problems in a particular area [details deleted to protect privacy]. Unfortunately, when the X-Ray report was released, it did not include any definitive statements about the affected area that I saw in the office. In fact, the entire report appeared to lack much detail.

Apr 12, 2019
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good

Apr 9, 2019
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Front desk very pleasant and receptive. Always a good experience to meet with Dr. Climer. He is concise, listens and is easy to understand with his evaluations and remedies.

Mar 28, 2019
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the doctor was a good listener and informative. Only minor issue was I wasn't phoned promptly with test results so I called in.

Mar 28, 2019
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In good health, so little causes need for lab and/or other testing. Several meds taken for many years, occasional lab monitoring good, Dr Climer willing to discuss and order appropriately. Appreciate that tests are not ordered "just because". Feel he is a partner in my health care, it is my responsibility to stay on top of things and with his help I am better able to do this.

Mar 22, 2019
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I have always received excellent care from Dr. Climer. He was the first doctor who listened to my concerns and diagnosed my medical condition correctly. In the past other doctors couldn't figure ouf my symptoms, whereas on the first visit he knew and has been treating me ever since. He is knowledgeable, kind, and a doctor who I highly recommend.

Mar 22, 2019
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Dr. Climer and staff always the best.

Mar 20, 2019
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Fast and accurate. Friendly with just the right touch of caring.

Mar 20, 2019
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The services I have always received from this provider have always been courteous & professional.

Mar 15, 2019
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I always have a good experience at the Legacy Health facility in Woodburn. They are all doing a great job.

Mar 13, 2019
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I'm a new patient with Climer, and am very satisfied.

Mar 13, 2019
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as always received good care and treated with respect by all at Dr Climers office.

Mar 12, 2019
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excellent

Mar 7, 2019
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Overall, a very good visit.

Mar 7, 2019
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This was my first visit to this office and was very happy with how I was treated and the time spent in the office. The office personnel were very friendly and efficient. The doctor was interested in finding out about me and took the time to discuss my health.

Mar 6, 2019
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still not getting billing of insurance correctnot billing both insurances as double covered

Mar 4, 2019
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Very happy with Dr. Climer.

Mar 4, 2019
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This was an initial meeting to establish care with Dr. Climer. Most of the time seemed to be spent watching him read my chart notes. If it were possible for the doctor to review my chart prior to seeing me in the exam room, it could have shortened the visit by about 30 minutes. However, for the time I was there, everyone was courteous, respectful and pleasant.

Mar 1, 2019
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I have never had such efficient service at a doctor's office as I have had at Legacy. [details deleted to protect privacy] Legacy and Dr. Climer and his assistant Roberto are a breath of fresh air and I am so grateful to have found them. I am still amazed at the excellent service I receive from them.

Feb 25, 2019
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always a good experience................

Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Climer did not introduce himself to me. As this was the first time he saw me, he should have introduced himself. He did the same thing at my sons appointment the other day. He did not introduce himself to my husband or son.

Feb 19, 2019
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Very happy with Dr Climer and the entire staff

Feb 15, 2019
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very good Climer has been myprimary provider for over 27 years.

Feb 13, 2019
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Very very fine MD.

Feb 13, 2019
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Dr. Climer listens to me, and he made appointments for the necessary tests during the visit. I was able to be tested the same day and the following day at Legacy facilities. He always listens and gives options on what can be done based on his exam. I make the decisions as to what I feel is best for me.

Feb 11, 2019
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No culture or urine because urinalysis was negative - yet I told them I frequently have infection on culture - then I became ill with kidney infection.

Feb 8, 2019
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My case is different and Dr. Climer is trying everything to get me fixed, it was required many tests.

Feb 8, 2019
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Finally got answers not obtained after 4hrs. in ER. Dr. Climer is an excellent communicator and has always treated me and my symptoms with respect..I appreciate the phone or paper follow-up after each visit.

Feb 5, 2019
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Dr Climer spent a lot of time with me at this visit. He didn't make me feel rushed which made me feel comfortable talking to him about ALL my health concerns and questions.

Feb 4, 2019
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Dr. Climer is fabulous. He answers questions in an understandable way and provides important and useable information. He actually cares about his patients progress and is personable without crossing any patient-provider lines. He is the best medical provider I have had in many years!

Feb 4, 2019
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the people in this office are great and I hope they stay there I trust them.

Jan 30, 2019
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very friendly and prompt visit.

Jan 29, 2019
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The medical assistants are great as well as the doctor.

Jan 29, 2019
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The staff at this Legacy Office always go above and beyond. When I sign up on-line for an appointment, I ususally get a call asking how I'm doing and would I like to get in earlier. A very caring staff throughout. Thank you.

Jan 28, 2019
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I felt better when I left the office, than when I walked in.

Jan 25, 2019
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good visit

Jan 15, 2019
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Dr. Climer helped me with a corn that was painful on the bottom of my left. He also checked on my big toe which I had tried to prell the ingrown nail loose & the nail turned blue.

Dec 31, 2018
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They were good visits.
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