Biography & Education


Dr. Courtland Childers enjoys developing relationships with patients to help individuals achieve their health care goals. With an emphasis on preventive care, he works with patients to solve diagnostic puzzles or manage chronic illness. "The world is filled with an abundance of health information, but it's challenging to know how to apply this data to individuals." Dr. Childers believes in taking the time to discuss the available evidence to help patients make informed decisions that fit their unique needs.

After graduating from the University of Oregon, Dr. Childers earned his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. He completed an internship, residency and chief residency at Providence Portland Medical Center.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Childers is active in efforts to create a safer and more supported transition from a hospital discharge back to the home and clinic. He is a co-leader of the PMG-Northeast Facebook page, which is designed to provide health and wellness information to our community in a fun and engaging way.

Dr. Childers is married and has two children. He enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, skiing and camping.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine


Medical degree: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency and chief residency: Providence Portland Medical Center

  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 540
Portland , OR 97213
Fax 503-215-7751


Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.4 out of 5 (47 Ratings, 8 Comments)


This MD wants to perform the routine tests, but gives little thought to the problems I think are important. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient

I have had good experiences
Providence Health & Services Patient

alwayz great care
Providence Health & Services Patient

My wife is also in the clinic.She got great care after a hemmoragic stroke. My blood pressure is almost normal again. Had a T-DAP shot Friday that caused infection by Sunday.Got me in clinic Monday thanks to [...] and Resident [...].Childers has a settling effect on me.He knows I like data to support my decisions and we always find agreement with facts
Providence Health & Services Patient

The MD seems to have his own agenda, my aches/pains do not seem to have importance. [...] The MD and I never seem to be on the same page about my health care.
Providence Health & Services Patient

All good. Like my doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient

The MD is only concerned about my blood pressure and insists on prescribing more medications. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient

[...] During my last visit, a major complaint of [...], he offered up nothing to support my complaint, as my labs showed almost textbook results. So, the lab is more important than the patient sitting across from you? I don't think I will ever make another appointment with a GP ever.
Providence Health & Services Patient