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
  • Family medicine
  • Geriatric medicine
  • 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, 35 Comments)

100

11/01/2015
Dr Rega actually cares about his patients, a very nice man!!!
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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.
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90

09/29/2015
Very attentive during the visit
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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.
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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.
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50

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

07/28/2015
I just started seeing Dr. Rega. Only 2 times. I like him.
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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
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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 [...]
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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.
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40

06/09/2015
Spends little time with me.
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100

06/07/2015
it was my first time visit-i was much impressed with doctor rega--in all ways
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05/27/2015
Appointment was for a physical exam. Apparently this was to include a blood draw yet no one advised me that this was a fasting procedure, so none could be done. I was instructed to come back on another day and go to the lab for the draw. This is inconvient and unnecessary if I was properly instructed when I made the appointment. While I was talking to the Dr. about health questions he was distracted by having to do computer chart entries. My questions were not answered appropriately. [...] I wanted to leave but didn't. He continued with a minimal exam [...]. Maybe the Dr. did not intend to create this image but I felt that I was more of a statistic rather than a patient. I think I need to find a new Dr. [...]
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05/25/2015
I liked the the pleasant personality of the doctor. This was very important to me since a very unpleasant experience with another provider a couple years ago.
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100

05/21/2015
good experiences from my care provider
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20

05/18/2015
[...] Everyone has been extremely nice to me and I feel that I am getting the best care and attention.
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05/18/2015
For my first visit I found that my new doctor was very interested in me and answered all my questions. I was concerned that I would not find a provider that was interested in the overall health and needs of older citizens.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

05/07/2015
Long wait.
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100

05/06/2015
we have been looking for a good provider for a long time and finally found one!
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04/23/2015
Dr Rega was thorough and spent a reasonable amount of time answering my questions.
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04/09/2015
New patient visit was very efficient and productive.
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100

03/22/2015
Doctor is friendly, kind, able to understand our needs and problems.
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100

03/22/2015
Very prompt & good, most respectful & helpful
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100

03/09/2015
the appoinmet time is some times late
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90

03/04/2015
Dr Rega was very thorough and took the appropriate amount of time to respond to my medical concerns during my visit. He provided me with good insight and offered up alternative options to some of my current medications. I was very pleased with the level of service and courtesy compared to another doctor I had been seeing in the practice.
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100

02/25/2015
Dr. Rega and his staff are very skilled, compassionate and professional. I always feel that I am being given excellent care and understanding.
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100

02/22/2015
A very good doctor
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02/11/2015
Dr. Rega was very thourogh
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100

01/28/2015
Dr. Rega has always been extremely thorough regarding my health care issues - present and past.
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90

01/20/2015
no bad experiences
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100

01/15/2015
Dr. Rega has been very conscious in coordinating my care with other Providence providers in the system. I feel that I am receiving good care for my multiple problems from the whole Providence system.
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100

01/07/2015
Dr. Rega is a jewel
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