Since grade school, Daniel Crawford dreamed of becoming a physician and was first in his family to study medicine. Dan received his MD at our very own Oregon Health & Science University and completed his residency in South Bend, IN.
Dan’s wealth of experience stems from years of treating everyday concerns to managing acute crises all over the globe. After residency, Dan spent 10 years practicing at Bethesda Mission Hospital in Indonesia. He then returned home to Oregon to practice family medicine and, aside from a 3-month period volunteering during the 2014 Ebola crisis in Liberia, Dan has practiced in Portland ever since.
Dan believes medicine should provide a sense of well-being to his patients, colleagues, staff, and the community at large. He subscribes to the philosophy that there is more to health than not being sick and endeavors to practice a holistic approach. Dan considers his patients’ emotional and spiritual health and even examines his patients’ relationship with their environment.
The connection Dan forms with his patients is his driving force and he takes a personal interest in their care. “Every time I walk into an exam room I am entering a relationship,” says Dan. “It is my sacred responsibility to care for that relationship to the best of my ability.”
Dan appreciates the extra patient time GreeField’s model affords. In fact, this is what drew him to GreenField originally. "I saw this opportunity and was attracted to the clinic's model and values," reflects Dan.
During his free time, Dan enjoys teaching English as a second language, being active in his church, and reading. And, like a true Portlander, Dan roots for the Trailblazers!
- Landmark Health, Portland, 2015-17
- Elwa Hospital, Monrovia, Liberia, 2014-15
- South Tabor Family Physicians, Portland, 1988-2014
- Bethesda Mission Hospital, Borneo, Indonesia, 1979-88
- Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Oregon, 1971
- Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 1975
- Residency, Family Practice, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Ind, 1975-78
- American Board of Family Medicine