Biography & Education


Dr. Andrea Roast believes open communication between patients and physicians is key to effective care. She works to educate her patients so they can make the best choices about their health for their particular lifestyle.

Dr. Roast emphasizes preventive care in her practice. “I’m aggressive about preventive care to help minimize medications,” she says. “I believe medicine is a partnership between the physician and the patient, and both have a responsibility towards the goals of maintaining health.”

Dr. Roast received her medical degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing. She completed her internship and residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore., where she also served as a chief resident.

Outside of the office, she enjoys yoga, cycling, skiing and hiking.

Personal Statement: To me, the practice of medicine is a multi-dimensional puzzle. Collaborating with others, both as an educator and as a learner, and using all the clues to work through this puzzle drives my enthusiasm. There’s nothing more exciting than being surrounded by the experience and knowledge of clinically academic colleagues and driven residents, both of which I experience here at Providence. One of my personal interests includes the integration of medicine and computers for resident education, improved patient care and productivity benefits.

Areas of Academic Focus:

  • Integration of computers and medicine
  • Inpatient medicine

Regional Responsibilities:

  • Member of the Residency Leadership Group
  • Member Electronic Medication Reconciliation Committee
  • Member Centricity (EMR) Clinical Governance Primary Care Functional Workgroup

Recent Presentations/Workshops:

  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Emergency Treatment of Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia.”  July 2008 and July 2007
  • Workshop Co-Moderator, Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, “Formalized Teaching of the Electrocardiogram to Medicine Residents.” April, 2008.  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Workshop Moderator, 19th Annual Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium. “Getting Better at ECG Reading.”  April, 2008.  Portland, OR
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Exercise Testing for Cardiac Risk.”  4/2008, 1/2007 and March, 2006
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Clinical Prediction Rules.  An Evidence-Based Review.”  May, 2007
  • Northwest Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, “Development of a Year-Round EKG Curriculum.” 4/07
  • Grand Round Lecturer, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Update in Internal Medicine.”  September, 2006
  • Workshop Co-Moderator, 17th Annual Practical Advances in Internal Medicine Symposium. “Exercise Testing for Cardiac Risk.”  April, 2006.  Portland, OR
  • Resident Noon Conference Presenter, Providence Portland Medical Center, “Cardiac Resynchronization.”  May, 2005

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Attending on the Inpatient Teaching Service (regular basis)
  • Teaching Attending on the Wards – approximately one month/year
  • Clinical preceptor (1/2 day per week)
  • Medical Student Teaching for a 5-week block each year. (OHSU third year medical students)
  • EKG Curriculum Coordinator
  • Night float attending – one month/year

Personal Interests: Traveling, skiing, hiking, cycling and yoga.

Areas of Expertise

Internal medicine


Graduate School: Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University
Medical School: Michigan State University
Chief Residency: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Ore.

  • English

Care Locations

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


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, 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, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, 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