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 (141 Ratings, 45 Comments)

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11/24/2015
Dr. Wells is a great Dr. He does a very good job.
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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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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.....
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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100

04/22/2015
The front desk has a particularly difficult problem understanding messages and relating them to Dr Wells and his nurse
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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!
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90

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

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

02/17/2015
Dr. Wells is great.
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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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01/21/2015
Dr. Wells does a great job of listening and answering my questions.
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01/20/2015
Dr Wells is the most understanding and helpful Dr. He is the very best
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