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 medical services overseas.
Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Oregon Health & Science University
Languages
  • English

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
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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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (219 Ratings, 70 Comments)

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02/27/2017
I like Dr.Wells very much, but I felt he did not hear a thing I said, but listened to my two daughters who really see very little of me, and I did not feel they had any idea what was going on, but I felt he listened to them and did not hear me.
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02/25/2017
I agreed to a letting a 'learning ' pesos attend along with my spouse. I left feeling harassed by the nurse for physicals that are due ( too many real life traumatic situation have occurred in a brief time to enable attending to) and husband's medical questions interfered , so my overall mental state and stresses were not addressed adequately. I felt rushed, but at least the physical problem was addressed. I had the impending warnings of reductions on medication that will be taken away looming as I left.
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02/16/2017
My health care provider is the BEST. I hope he never retires as long as I need him :-)
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02/09/2017
Dr. Wells is an exceptional physician. I am lucky to have him as my doctor.
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02/08/2017
This my first time with Dr. Wells. I liked him.
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02/01/2017
I love Dr. Wells! No matter how crummy I feel when I walk in, he reassures me and makes me feel better whe I leave. He always listens and I feel like he really cares about me.
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01/24/2017
Dr. Wells is easy to talk to and doesn't seem rushed or distracted. I feel he listens well and is very supportive.
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01/24/2017
I have been going to Dr. Wells for over 20 years and have been very happy with the care I have gotten. I have also seen other doctors in his office again very happy with them too.
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01/24/2017
This office and Dr. Wells are the very best
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01/19/2017
Always great experience
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01/18/2017
Dr Wells was awesome. Probably one of the best provider experiences that I've ever had.
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01/11/2017
attentive and available
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01/10/2017
very good care
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01/03/2017
Dr. Wells is the most wonderful physician. he is so authentic, so skilled and smart. I just feel so lucky that I landed with him. It's been almost 30 yrs. Lucky me.
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01/03/2017
I have never been treated poorly by anyone at Providence. Dr. Wells is a saint. He could not be more attentive to my needs. Most of our family sees him as PCP.
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12/25/2016
Dr. Wells has been my physician for many years. He is absolutely the very best.
 

12/21/2016
Excellent
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12/08/2016
Communicating via Internet is super! For appointments & questions.
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12/07/2016
Happy with Dr Wells
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11/29/2016
Dr. Wells is an excellent and compassionate provider. So thankful for him.
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11/24/2016
He has been my primary provider for over 30+years..we make a good team. He is responsive, caring and easy to talk too. You would do well to clone him
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11/22/2016
I have been with Dr. Wells for almost 30 years and he has always been professional, but very warm and concerned, and easy to talk to.
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11/09/2016
We never have a bad experience. Dr. Wells is the best doctor and [...] has had the pleasure and privilege of having Dr. Wells as his PC for many years.
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10/26/2016
Dr, Robert Wells is the Best of the Best
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10/25/2016
excellent physician that I've seen for 31 years. [...]
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10/09/2016
A very nice guy who happens to be a very good doctor.
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09/27/2016
Dr. Wells has been my provider for over 20 years. He is easy to speak with, gives me the time in the office to ask questions, communicates the past year via MyChart, which saves both of us time. I hope I retire before he does.
100

09/26/2016
Willing to listen. Open to suggestions. Keeps me on my health track.
90

09/01/2016
Dr.Wells is a very caring, concerned doctor. He always listens to my issues and deals with them as needed.
80

08/27/2016
I have had a good relationship with Dr. Wells [...]
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08/24/2016
excellent family physician. We highly value his care.
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08/10/2016
Dr. Robert Wells is an exceptional doctor, I am honored to be in his care.
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07/26/2016
They do not get any better than Dr. Wells.
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07/25/2016
very easy access
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07/19/2016
Dr Wells and his staff always provide excellent, informative and caring service.
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07/19/2016
Dr Robert Wells is outstanding. Smart, great listener and is not afraid to say he doesn't know. As someone with chronic disease this is critical.
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07/08/2016
dr. wells has been my primary care for over 20 years - he has never failed to discuss health care issues and medications with me even if this was a routine check up
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07/07/2016
dr wells knows what is best to ensure I recover quickly - fortune teller to keep me from getting worse.
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07/03/2016
I have only been to the clinic twice, but Dr. Wells and his staff are fantastic!!
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07/03/2016
Very good, caring and compassionate.
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06/19/2016
Dr. Wells has been my PCP for many years. The service and care I receive through both him and his office is always EXCELLLENT.
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06/14/2016
Dr. Wells always listens very well. I always think he has my best interests in mind.
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06/05/2016
My doctor is very caring. He is always there to help me when I need it.
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06/05/2016
good
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06/05/2016
He is the most competent doctor with a great personality
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05/25/2016
Best blood draw I have ever experienced!
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05/24/2016
Dr Wells is an outstanding doctor
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05/23/2016
I have been going to this provider for at lease 25+ years. Have been very happy with the care I have gotten.
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05/22/2016
Dr Wells was great, easy to talk to with good recommendations
90

05/16/2016
dr wells has been my dr since i was a kid. always gets me back into good health.
90

05/15/2016
He is very busy hard to get aptments
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05/11/2016
never have had a bad experience with this provider
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05/10/2016
He is thorough, listens and very easy to discuss issues with,
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05/08/2016
Always receive the BEST care from Dr. Wells.
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05/08/2016
Dr. Wells is fantastic. He has been my primary fir over 20yrs. I trust him and his practice.
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05/08/2016
Dr. Wells always answers my questions and and listens to my answers when he asks me questions. I respect him very much and glad he caught my blood issues and referred me to a wonderful Oncologist.
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05/03/2016
Dr Wells is always makes sure I understand and makes me feel comfortable. I believe he truly cares about me and my health.
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05/03/2016
Dr. Wells was very knowledgeable and very helpful and attentive to what I needed to improve my health
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04/20/2016
Dr. Robert Wells is a very caring dr. I would recommend to anyone.
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04/19/2016
Dr. Wells has been my primary care doctor for at least 20 years. He's kind, caring, thorough, patient. If I send him an email he generally responds within less than half a day. He is absolutely the best sort of roll model when it comes to being a doctor.
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04/10/2016
I've been seeing Dr. Wells for 15+ yrs. and have never been unhappy with my visits.
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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.
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03/15/2016
First rate care always - he listens - he cares.
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03/08/2016
Dr Wells explain my next step of care . Now I need to see a cardiologist.
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03/01/2016
I've never felt hesitation in referring me to a specialist if my doctor feels there is a need.
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02/13/2016
Dr Wells is the very best!
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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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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.
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02/02/2016
Dr Wells is very good at listening, and referring when it is needed.
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01/27/2016
I have always had a good experience with Dr. Wells. [...]