Biography & Education

Biography

As a family practitioner, Robert Wells, M.D., provides care to fit every life stage and every lifestyle. “I’m committed to helping my patients understand how they can prevent illness,” he says. For young patients, prevention may mean stepped-up education efforts, while for older patients it may mean frequent screening exams.

Dr. Wells earned his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University and completed his residency in family practice at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, Calif.

A native Oregonian, Dr. Wells enjoys the outdoors and gets a kick out of playing soccer.
Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Oregon Health & Science University

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 454
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6429
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family 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
Services Provided

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.

4.8 out of 5 (147 Ratings, 41 Comments)

100

05/31/2015
I have always received excellent care by Dr. Wells and his staff, whatever the reason for my visit with them. Each one has treated me with kindness and respect. Actually, I have already recommended him to my friends, who also have been very happy with his care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/31/2015
Dr Wells is the type of physician who listens carefully to what I have to say and is the type of person who deals in an honest way when offering treatment. If he doesn't have an answer about an issue he will admit it which is extremely important to me. I have been his patient for over 20 years and am very pleased being under his care. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
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100

05/27/2015
Always the best care and most concern for our concerns
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05/13/2015
Dr. Wells has been my primary provider for many years and he is responsible for referring me to a Hemo and cancer doc who got me set up for a necessary [...] transplant. Dr. Wells absolutely rules!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/27/2015
I had an inconclusive biopsy due to not enough tissue collected after being reassured it would be enough. I was really disappointed with that and have yet to get another biopsy because of cost.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/22/2015
The front desk has a particularly difficult problem understanding messages and relating them to Dr Wells and his nurse
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/08/2015
Dr. Wells and a medical student (forgot her name) were excellent and took very good care of me. I would recommend both of them to family and friends. Great experience!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/08/2015
Dr. Wells listens to my comments and makes necessary recommendations of what the next steps are.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/22/2015
Dr. Robert Wells is a very good fellow and knows how to treat his clients . Most of the time he is very friendly and knows how to fix you up , with the right medication .
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03/17/2015
I have never been so comfortable around a doctor. Even though this was the first time seeing Dr. Wells I felt very welcome and comfortable explaining my problems and he took the time to completely understand and during a procedure he made sure I was not in pain.
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100

02/25/2015
I have great faith in Dr. Wells, his is a kind and compassionate physician. He is a brilliant diagnostician. I feel blessed to have him as my doctor.
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100

02/24/2015
Front Desk was great about adding my new [...] insurance with very little info that I had. Dr Wells was great (as always) and his student that was with him was very knowledgeable... liked her a lot.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/18/2015
All Good. This provider has been our GP for over 15years. All treatment over the years has been excellent. He knows us and takes care of our needs
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100

02/17/2015
this office does very well from start to finish. my experiences have been good and staff has been attentive.
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100

02/17/2015
Dr. Wells is great.
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100

02/08/2015
Dr wells has been my doctor for 30 years. For good reason.
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100

02/08/2015
I was so encouraged with all the help I received both for my "physical" & for the time in the hospital.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/27/2015
Dr. Wells was very thorough. He listened well. I felt like he understood the problem and he gave me full and complete answers to my questions. He was very respectful.
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100

01/21/2015
Dr. Wells does a great job of listening and answering my questions.
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100

01/20/2015
Dr Wells is the most understanding and helpful Dr. He is the very best
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100

12/31/2014
from my over 25 years experience dealing with this doctor, I have nothing but respect and appreciation for hiscare and concern
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100

12/23/2014
Never had a bad experience...been going to Dr Wells for over 20 ears...he truly listens to what I have to say and always, both of us agree on his advice....
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100

12/20/2014
I have had Dr Wells for almost 20 years. Wouldn't change for nothing
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100

12/17/2014
Always listens and gives me the information I need. Makes certain all my questions are answered.
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100

12/01/2014
Dr. Wells is great and I will stay with him till he retires. He took me care of me when I was going thru a bad time after a surgery. [...]
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100

12/01/2014
I have always found Dr. Robert Wells to be very well versed in medical problems, having a great deal of knowledge and understanding of various medical conditions and more than willing to take time to fully explain everything. Just an all-around wonderful Dr.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/30/2014
Dr. Wells is an excellent doctor with good advice and care!
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100

11/29/2014
I would recommend Dr. Wells to anyone.
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100

11/12/2014
I've gone to Dr. Wells for close to 20 years and he's always been available. If I send an e-mail he sends his reply generally within a couple of hours. He's very thorough and has given me excellent health care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/12/2014
This has been an excellent choice for me. Very happy with this provider. Thank you for asking.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/11/2014
I have been same provider 10 plus plus years, and can talk with him easily, discuss choices and allows me to vent, and decide with me.. Am awaiting a [...] result, and I know he will contact me as soon as he gets the findings. Usually I am an "up" person, but the few times when overwhelmed, Ex:several years ago, he listened allowed choices. Then I bucked up and did what I needed to do. [...]
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80

11/11/2014
I saw the doctor for foot pain and was referred to the surgeon who operated on that foot in [...]. Turns out I had a break and it would have been helpful to have an x ray to diagnose it immediately. However, I had not had an incident that I would have thought would cause a break.
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100

11/03/2014
I have been a long time patient of Dr Wells. I would not consider switching under any circumstances. He has done a terrific job monitoring my health over the years.
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100

10/07/2014
Dr. Wells always listens to what I have to say. He knows and cares about me and my husband as people and as patients who need his help to solve any health issues we have.
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90

10/05/2014
Dr. Wells has been our doctor for well over 20 years and we can't imagine having anyone else for normal visitations.
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100

10/01/2014
Dr Wells listens carefully to my concerns, and addresses them directly. He is both knowledgable and compassionate.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/01/2014
Dr. Wells is a compassionate, caring physician, who always takes time to listen and answer questions. He is the best.
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100

09/29/2014
Dr. Bob is great and so is his team
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100

09/02/2014
good
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100

08/14/2014
Dr. Bob has been treating our family off and on for 30 years. Always exceptional care and compassion.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/14/2014
Dr Wells always gives us a written report we can refer to of any changes in medications or suggestions he has made in [...]'s care. [...] can post them so he can refer to things he is supposed to do.
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