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 improve patient safety. He serves on committees at Providence Portland Medical Center and regionally for all Providence hospitals in Oregon that review safety events and develop improved systems to prevent patient harm. He is the assistant director for the Providence Portland Internal Medicine Residency Program. Areas of academic interest include point of care ultrasound and use of information technology to improve medical education.

Dr. Childers is married and has three sons. 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.

4.6 out of 5 (36 Ratings, 10 Comments)


He is a caring and a VERY NICE man. Explains all situations clearly.

its been all good , the Doctor and staff are all easy to talk with and seem to know how to take care of any thing that comes up my thanks to them

Doctor Childers is one of the best doctors I've had so far.


Dr. Childers is a wonderful doctor - patient, listens, and assesses.

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

I have had good experiences

alwayz great care

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

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.