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
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4.7 out of 5 (42 Ratings, 7 Comments)


Dr Childers and staff are always very friendly and helpful. I feel very supported, valued and heard for any concern or questions I ever have.

Very positive experience when attending appointments.

I sincerely haven't had any bad experiences with this provider.

Staff is great. MA's are great.

I appreciate appt. (on time) see my Dr. Childers.

I can`t think of a single thing to complain about.

He was very helpful, considerate and patient.