Lester M. Baskin, MD

Lester M. Baskin, MD

Doctoring is in my DNA — literally. My father is an orthopedic surgeon here in town and my grandfather was a general surgeon in Tacoma. I grew up making rounds with my dad at Good Sam, and remember wanting to be a doctor from a very early age. Watching my dad talk with his patients made me realize that “high-touch” medicine was as important as anything “high-tech.”

“When a patient needs your help, they need it now, not later,” my dad and grandfather always said. Helping people understand their medical problems and address them at the highest level — without time constraints — gets to the core of why I started the Baskin Clinic. I want my patients to feel that their doctor is first and foremost a partner and friend, as well as an expert in what ails them.

I’m a native of the Northwest and grew up in Portland, so the outdoors also runs in my blood. I love to hike, bike, camp, and garden. I recently succumbed to the local chicken craze, and our daughters and I are eagerly awaiting our first eggs.

B.A., Stanford University, 1990
M.D., OHSU, 1995

Internal Medicine, Legacy Portland Hospitals, 1998

Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998 (re-certified 2008)

Contact Dr. Lester Baskin

(503) 808-9211
2222 NW Lovejoy St, STE 406
Portland, Oregon 97210


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  • This practice does not constitute insurance.
  • This practice provides only the limited scope of primary care as specified in the retainer medical agreement. Specialty and/or hospital care, pharmaceuticals, and testing (lab, Xray, ultrasound, etc.) are not covered by your fee and are your financial responsibility.
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