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, 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 and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, 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.

4.8 out of 5 (144 Ratings, 46 Comments)

100

03/20/2016
Dr. Wells is the best doctor I have ever had. There is no doubt that his concern for my health is genuine.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2016
First rate care always - he listens - he cares.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/08/2016
Dr Wells explain my next step of care . Now I need to see a cardiologist.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/01/2016
I've never felt hesitation in referring me to a specialist if my doctor feels there is a need.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/13/2016
Dr Wells is the very best!
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/12/2016
I was referred to a specialist for further diagnostics. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to make the appointment or if it would be made for me. (communication) Also, I was not told which tests were or were not made during my visit. I have not received any results if they were... The "C" word was mentioned as a possibility and yet, it took 2 weeks to get a referral. I was left hanging in the meantime.
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100

02/07/2016
Dr Wells is a very patient doctor and always answers my questions. I believe he knows me personally which a great comfort when it comes to my health care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/02/2016
Dr Wells is very good at listening, and referring when it is needed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/27/2016
I have always had a good experience with Dr. Wells. [...]
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100

01/19/2016
Dr Wells is an excellent physician!
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100

12/22/2015
Dr Wells is a great doctor.!
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100

12/20/2015
Dr. Wells is very thorough and really tries to explain things in a way that most can understand. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/13/2015
My doctor has always been there when I needed help.
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100

12/10/2015
Love my Doctor
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12/04/2015
Very compassionate and very proffesional
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100

12/02/2015
Dr. Wells always provides the most professional service possible.
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100

12/01/2015
Dr. Wells has always been caring, supportive, and engaged in my care. He's been my provider since I was 11.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/24/2015
Dr. Wells is a great Dr. He does a very good job.
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100

11/23/2015
Dr. Wells is an excellent physician with both excellent communication skills and deep clinical experience. I always enjoy my visits with him.
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100

11/11/2015
Dr. Wells has been my family doctor for over 30 yrs. [...] If I have a question I use my chart, and I always receive a quick response. [...] One of the things I love about Dr. Wells, is when I've been 'really sick' he has called to check up on me.
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100

11/08/2015
Any time we need to see Dr. Wells we have always had a very good experience with him. Always helpful and comforting in extreme problems. We recommend him very highly. [...]
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100

11/02/2015
Dr.Wells is the best!
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100

11/01/2015
Dr. Wells saw me quickly when I had a knee injury. His treatment allowed me to almost immediately regain my mobility.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/28/2015
I have always been treated with care and concern.
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10/26/2015
We have had Dr Wells as our primary care doctor for about 35 years. He is always well informed; concerned about our health; good listener; patient; communicative and takes care of all our health needs. A health care visit with Robert is like visiting a good friend. We would highly recommend Dr. Wells to any individual needing health care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/11/2015
I have been seeing Dr. Wells for a long time(years). He has always given me the best care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
20

10/07/2015
[...] no in depth discussion of me. only what is seen on a screen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/06/2015
All good.....
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/30/2015
Day of appointment was the first big rain, I was late & worried I came all the way (21miles) Across town to be told, I was to late, Turnes out everyone else was stuck in traffic & the office was behind.The staff kept me updated on the time & Let me know they had not forgotten about me !
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100

09/29/2015
Dr. Wells has taken care of 3 generations of my family for over 30+ years....having trust and great communications has been wonderful He is the best Dr.!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/04/2015
Love Dr Wells. Probably won't OK the student in the room again, though.
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90

08/27/2015
[...] has advanced Alzheimer Disease, diabetes and heart disease. Dr Wells knows knows and respects the difference between what can be treated and what is pointless to pursue.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

08/25/2015
I love my regular Dr., but I appreciate Dr. Wells getting me in.
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100

08/25/2015
I have a high level of respect for Dr. Wells. I feel very lucky that he has looked after my health for more than 30 years.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/05/2015
I really like Dr Wells as a person and a doctor. He always listens well, has good advice, is open minded about non pharmacudical options, goes the least invasive route first, has a good sense of humor, has never hurt me or made me bleed during pap smear exams. My son has been going to Dr Wells all his life and also really likes him. (He is 20) Two important things in life; a good doctor, and a good mechanic. I wish I could find the Dr Wells of car care. ; )
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100

08/05/2015
I appreciate Dr. Wells in that I feel he always listens to my concerns and addresses them.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

08/01/2015
Say's no need to take PSA testing after 62 I find that very disturbing, looking at my yearly blood test, it was not included
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90

07/28/2015
ease of conversation greatly appreciated
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100

07/22/2015
Dr. Wells always has the time to care for you. We have sent friends and reatives to him and all of them have been pleased.
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100

07/15/2015
Dr.Wells is the best! Front desk staff is also awesome.
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07/12/2015
the student assisting Dr.Wells had many inappropriate comments during my visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/07/2015
I am always comfortable with care provider and know that should I need any aid he will be there for me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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!!
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