As a family nurse practitioner, Doug Ray likes to promote healthy lifestyle choices and believes in helping patients understand how their bodies work. "I want to help patients make informed decisions about their health and to be more in control," he says.
Doug began his medical career working in pediatrics before transitioning to family medicine in 2002. "I really enjoy working with children and their parents," said Doug. "Pediatrics has continued to be a fun and fulfilling aspect of my life."
After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and an advanced practice nursing degree from Oregon Health & Science University in La Grande, Ore., he completed a fellowship in rural and migrant health at the Oregon Department of Rural Health.
Doug was raised on a farm in central California and moved to Portland from La Grande with his wife in 2007 to be closer to their three sons and their families. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing and gardening.
Bachelor of Science, Nursing: Oregon Health & Science University, La Grande, Ore.
Advanced practice, Nursing: Oregon Health & Science University, La Grande, Ore.
Fellowship: Oregon Department of Rural Health
Doug is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).