Biography & Education

Biography

In his paractice, Dr. Peter Rega emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He encourages his patients to take personal responsibility for their health and enjoys helping them attain the best health and functioning in their lives.

"Developing healthy lifestyle behaviors is fundamental to maintaining health," he says. "Attention to adequate rest, proper diet and regular exercise is the best start on the road to well-being."

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Rega earned his medical degree from New York University. He completed an internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle and his residency in internal medicine at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland.

Dr. Rega is married and has two young adult children. He enjoys playing tennis and golf, hiking, gardening, and making bread in his free time.  

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education

Medical degree: New York University
Internship: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle
Residency: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland - Internal Medicine

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Specialties

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, 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 and other allergic reactions, 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, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, 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

Reviews

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.

4.3 out of 5 (104 Ratings, 29 Comments)

100

04/06/2016
DR. Rega always listens, responds and is cheerful and positive in a good way. Love the staff also.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/28/2016
He listens and is nice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/20/2016
Dr Rega and the nurse [...] were both very professional and efficient. Dr. Rega asked several questions regarding my health and mental health. He changed one prescription as a result of our conversation to better treat my condition.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/13/2016
on a scale of one to ten, ten being the best,dr. rega is a ten--nurses are excellent, care couldn't be better or less stress free--it is actually pleasant to visit this care center,and doctor rega and his staff [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/29/2016
From the time you walk-in this office is the best. The doc is always willing to spent the time to listen. Even later in the day. GREAT PEOPLE.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

02/28/2016
Thankfully, my wait time on this visit was shorter than it has been in the past.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/23/2016
He does not do even minor surgery like lancing a finger nail infection...he sent me to the urgent care clinic. That is my only issue. I've never had a doctor that didn't do such minor procedures.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/21/2016
My first appointment with this provider; limited contact to make decisions. First experience was satisfactory.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/09/2016
Highly competent, concerned and professional.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

01/31/2016
I always feel that the physician is half hearing what I say and is in a hurry to make decisions and/or ask me what I want. What I want is some opinion on my ailment or problem and optional resolution. Not asking what I want or what I want to do.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/26/2016
Dr. Rega is awesome and understand my issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/13/2016
Dr Rega always addresses all my questions in a professional understandable way.We discuss future appts. etc.I appreciate his care and recommend him to others
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/10/2016
He is a Very good provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/05/2016
My care provider, Dr. Peter Rega, has always been very thorough regarding my medical problems and has always listened intently to my concerns which is very much appreciated.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/28/2015
I would like to say to my doctor,I do appreciate.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/01/2015
Dr Rega actually cares about his patients, a very nice man!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/25/2015
Very good - I was looking to replace my current provider with someone closer to my home. I plan on continuing here with my medical needs. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

10/18/2015
The office staff were great and friendly! Was easy to make an appointment. I showed up 30 mins before my appointment time and then I waited for about 25mins to be seen by the doctor after my appointment time, then again I have never seen a doctors office be on time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/29/2015
Very attentive during the visit
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

08/25/2015
The only bad experience I have had is the wait time for each appointment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/16/2015
Dr. [...] was my primary physician for the previous three years. He left the clinic so I transferred to Dr. Rega of the same clinic. I have not had much experience with Dr. Rega but my appointment went very well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

08/16/2015
Long wait - over an hour- to see the DR. [...]
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08/11/2015
very thorough and consulted with my pcp.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

08/04/2015
very condescending and makes me feel like he'd rather be some where else
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/28/2015
I just started seeing Dr. Rega. Only 2 times. I like him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/27/2015
I like the way I am treated by the doctor, nurses & staff, they make you feel like they are glad to help
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/21/2015
Dr Rega took care of my Mother shortly before she died [...]. I was so impressed with his professionalism and attitude I chose him as my PCP [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/15/2015
It is well worth (sometimes) the long wait to see Dr. Rega as he is very thorough and always handles himself in a courteous and professional manner. I have confidence that my health care needs are taken care of.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

06/09/2015
Spends little time with me.
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