Biography & Education

After earning his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, J. Christopher Anderson, M.D., completed his internship and residency in family practice at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. He is board certified in family practice.
Dr. Anderson left a career in electrical engineering for one in medicine because being a physician gives him the opportunity to interact with people in a more meaningful way. “A physician can act as a guide, a mentor and a companion during difficult times; all are important. I enjoy and value the chance to develop lasting relationships with my patients and their families.”

Dr. Anderson can speak Spanish, having studied the language in California and Nicaragua. He is married and has three children.
Areas of expertise

Family medicine with obstetrics

University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

10330 SE 32nd Ave., Suite 205
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Fax 503-513-8951


Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • Obstetrics


Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.7 out of 5 (34 Ratings, 14 Comments)


Dr. Anderson is the best provider I have had in my life and I am 68 years old. He is easy to understand, listens and answers my questions and presents all options for me to consider. He follows through on items and I have extreme respect and trust of him.

Dr John Anderson is an excellent care provider. He takes care my health and provide suitable medical treatments to me.

I am completely satisfied with my care team.

Dr Andersen is the greatest. I hoped that he is available as long as I live.

Best Dr. A. ever!

Professional & personable.

I travel from Vancouver, WA because I value the care that I have received from Dr. Anderson.

Dr John Anderson is a very nice doctor. He takes care my health & high pressure.

Was not warned of possible reactions to shots.

I have known Dr. Anderson more than 13 years he is the best dr. I do not know what I will do without him. HE IS MY LIFE.

best provider I have ever been seen by!

He is one of the best provider he did his job from his heart not for money he love what he is doing I am lucky to have him.

I saw two providers during this visit; Dr. Anderson and a medical student who I believe was named [...]. [...] came in first, and treated me with kindness, respect, and patience. He explained things to me in a way that made it clear he understood my intelligence and met me on my level. When Anderson came in, he spoke to me as though I were an uneducated child. He over-explained the basics of conditions I have had for years and comprehend well. His line of questions implied I was a hypochondriac, rather that someone who is in tune with their body, noticing significant changes from their baseline. Anderson's manner of speaking to me heightened my anxiety and stress until I was so frustrated and overwhelmed that all I could do was shut my eyes and break down in tears. He then listened to my heart and lungs, despite that I was crying hysterically and having extreme difficulty complying with his requests. I don't remember what was said, but I was left alone in the room sobbing for some time until [...] came back in, alone, to explain the next step. I left the clinic in a great deal more distress than when I entered, and I didn't fully recover until the next day. This was a horrible experience for me, and I do not wish to be treated by Anderson again. I would rather establish trust with a new provider than rebuild trust that has been broken. I, however, would be completely comfortable working with [...] again.

when I called to schedule the appts, I was asked if I felt I needed to be seen this week, I said yes, I was then offered an appts that was the following week on a Friday. I was willing to see any provider, I just needed to be seen asap which the PRR, didn't care or care to try to understand. but the reason for my appts, she should have been more in tune with the urgency.