Biography & Education

Dr. Meera Jain chose to become a physician because it gives her great joy to care for patients and their family members, and to help them to stay healthy throughout their lives.

Dr. Jain emphasizes preventive care and informed and shared decision-making. “I enjoy helping patients take charge of their health and guiding patients to navigate the complex health care system,” she says. “I like to provide you with education, to help you make the decision that is right for you.”

Dr. Jain received her medical degree and completed her internship at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She completed her residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Dr. Jain enjoys spending time with friends and families, and being a mother to her daughter.

Personal Statement: I love working with the residents at Providence! Our size and structure allow the faculty to really get to know our residents at both a professional and personal level and to follow their progress longitudinally. I find this truly rewarding.

Areas of Academic Focus:

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Preventive Health
  • Critical appraisal of the literature

Recent Publications:

  • Jain M and Stephens L.  Commentary on "Intensive insulin therapy during cardiac surgery did not reduce mortality or morbidity but increased risk for stroke."  ACP J Club.  2007 July-Aug:147:2. Comment on:Gandhi GA, Nuttal GA, Abel MD, et al.  Intensive intraoperative insulin therapy versus conventional glucose management during cardiac surgery: a randomized trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine 2007; 146:233-43.
  • Rosenberg M and Jain M.  Commentary on "Amlodipine or Lisinopril was not better than chlorthalidone for reducing CVD risk in hypertensive blad or nonblack patients."  ACP J Club.  2005 Nov-Dec; 143:63.  Comment on :  Wright JT Jr, Dunn JK, Cutler JA et al.  Outcomes in hypertensive black and nonblack patients treated with chlorthalidon, amlodipine, and lisinopril.  JAMA. 2005;293:1595-608.
  • Jain M and Rosenberg M. Commentary on “An Indo-Mediterranean diet was more effective than a control diet in primary and secondary coronary artery disease prevention.” ACP J Club. 2003 May/June;138:63. Comment on: Singh RB, Dubnow G, Niaz MA, et al. Effect of an Indo-Mediterranean diet on progression of coronary artery disease in high risk patients (Indo-Mediterranean Diet Heart Study): a randomized single-blind trial. Lancet. 2002;360:1455-61.
  • Jain M and Rosenberg M. Commentary on “Review: Aspirin reduces CAD events in persons with no history of cardiovascular disease, but it increases gastrointestinal bleeding.” ACP J Club. 2002 July-Aug;137:6. Comment on: Hayden M, Pignone M, Phillips C, Mulrow C. Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events: a summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Jan 15;136:161-72.

Recent Presentations:

  • Cholesterol Update 2009. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine 20th Annual Symposium, April 2009.
  • Preventive Visits (workshop), Practical Advances in Internal Medicine 18th Annual Symposium, April 2007
  • The Ideal Cholesterol.  Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, 17th Annual Symposium, April 2006
  • Cancer Screening: The New Evidence. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, 16 th Annual Symposium, April 2005.
  • Electronic Medical Record Chart Audit Combined with Feedback Sessions to Improve Resident Chronic Disease Care (poster presentation with Dr. Guitteau). NW Society General Internal Medicine Meeting, Vancouver, WA, March 2005.
  • Back to the Basics: The Best of the Rational Clinical Exam, Providence Portland Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds, May 2004.
  • Should we screen for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms? Practical Advances in Internal Medicine/15th Annual Symposium, April 2004.
  • Putting the USPSTF Recommendations into Practice while Teaching the Residents (clinical workshop with Mari Kai, MD and Michelle Guitteau, MD), Northwest Society of General Internal Medicine meeting, Seattle, WA, March 2004
  • Inpatient Diabetic Control and Outcomes, Practical Advances in Internal Medicine/14th Annual Symposium, April 2003.
  • Outpatient Management of Type 2 DM (clinical workshop with Mark Rosenberg, MD), Practical Advances in Internal Medicine/14th Annual Symposium, April 2003.
  • The Evolving Guidelines for Hyperlipidemia: Evaluating the Evidence. Providence Portland Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds, April 2002.
  • Office Management of cardiovascular Risk (clinical workshop with Mark Rosenberg, MD). Practical Advances in Internal Medicine/13th Annual Symposium, April 2002.
  • Getting Rid of Housestaff Journal Club? (poster presentation with Sylvia Gibson, MD). Northwest Society of General Internal Medicine meeting, Seattle, WA, February 2002.
  • The Newer Antihypertensives Are Not better than the Older Ones. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine/12th Annual Symposium, Providence Portland Medical Center, April 2001.
  • Cardiac Risk in Noncardiac Surgery: Detection and Protection. Practical Advances in Internal Medicine/11th Annual Symposium, Providence Portland Medical Center, April 2000.
  • Making the Most of Your Consultants (clinical workshop with Marian Hodges, MD, MPH). Northwest Society of General Internal Medicine meeting, Seattle, WA, February 2000.
  • Achieving Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetics: Practical Strategies for the Primary Provider. Portland Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds, December 1999.
  • Primary Prevention of Heart Disease by Altering Lipids- Who should you treat? (part of Updates in General Internal Medicine) Oregon Health and Sciences University Medical Grand Rounds, April 1999.
  • What’s Happening in Work Rounds? Perspectives from House Staff. Northwest Society of General Internal Medicine meeting. Portland, OR, February 1999.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Director, Evidence Based Medicine rotation
  • Attending on the inpatient wards, leading morning report, leading teaching rounds, precepting residents in their continuity clinic.

Personal Interests: Being a mother to a smiley and happy little girl, enjoying food and wine, reading, walking.

Areas of Expertise

Internal medicine

Medical School: University of Florida (Alpha Omega Alpha)
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
Phone 503-215-6600
Fax 503-215-7751


Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cellulitis, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney stones, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts