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, 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, 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.

4.7 out of 5 (164 Ratings, 52 Comments)

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07/19/2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Wells for over 28 yrs. I have NEVER experienced a visit like I did this last time. Dr. Wells had a young woman following him. I think she was a distraction to his care of me and what my needs and concerns were. I walked away asking myself: What just happened? Even the nurse that checked me in was in a rush and reminded me that this visit was only 20 mins long and that I was only there to get an allergy shot. I did get my shot but I was also there to talk to the doctor about symptoms I have been experiencing over the last year and was basicly told I'm just getting old and that's what happens. There is nothing wrong. I was so upset when I left. I am now making an appointment with a naturopath doctor in hopes of figuring out what is going on in my body. Telling me I'm getting old and not wanting to do any testing to help me figure out whats going on in my body was the biggest slap in the face I have ever experienced at a doctors office. Oh, I was told to try YOGA and maybe that would help ....Not ok.
100

07/05/2017
I loved Dr Wells and would like to change to him as my PCP. He had some good ideas to treat me that my regular PCP never offered.
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06/27/2017
My reason for seeing Dr. Wells was to see if he would check on why I was so dizzy. He wouldn't even consider my problem and I never found out any information that I thought that I needed.
100

06/26/2017
All good
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06/09/2017
Dr Wells provided excellent information to me and cared about my condition.
100

06/07/2017
I understand things can get overwhelming at the reception desks, but a smile goes a long way. I have never seen so many women look so miserable in one place. It's the same every time, next in line. No hello, good morning, nothing! I started seeing Dr.Bob {As my kids call him}before I got married over 30 years ago. Then my husband came to the office. Dr.Bob even helped deliver our twins. He is the only family doctor we have ever had.With a family of 6, you can only imagine how often we have been in. I don't expect these ladies to be my best friends, but when I walk in the front door it's like I've never been in before. I love the MA's & Other assistance. When he was with [...], it was fast & Friendly from start to finish. [...]
100

06/07/2017
very helpful
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06/01/2017
I think Dr. Wells is one of your best Doctors. They do not come any better. Hope he never retires. Dr. Wells has a good memory of his patient history that makes it easy when your visiting him.
100

05/11/2017
Dr Wells is very very good. He always listens to me and is there for you . I trust him.
100

05/10/2017
love Dr Wells
100

04/19/2017
I was a new referral to this doctor so I was very nervous about switching providers but Dr. Wells made the transition feel so welcoming. I felt comfortable right away in expressing my needs and concerns. Dr. Wells did an excellent job explaining my next steps to receiving further care. I trusted his referrals easily.
100

04/19/2017
love Dr Wells, he always takes the time to answer all my questions. he never makes me feel like I'm an interruption to his day.
100

04/13/2017
All good, Bob Wells MD Best ever, office good.
100

04/10/2017
I've never had a bad experience with Dr. Bob. Best care anywhere! He has been my doctor for over 30 years!
100

04/05/2017
Dr. Wells and his team are the best care providers you could have. I trust them and know that they will do their very best to make sure I get the appointments I/we need. I am extremely happy with Dr. Wells as my doctor. And he is my husband's also and has been for a long, long time.
100

04/05/2017
Dr.Wells is an excellent Dr. you are very lucky to have him on your staff
100

03/15/2017
Have always received excellent care. Appreciate the kindness and courtesy of Robert Wells.
100

03/09/2017
I began seeing Dr Wells about 30 years ago after having a bad experience with a physician who could not admit making a mistake while giving me a sigmoid exam.A colleague of mine recommended Dr Wells and I couldn't be more happy with him being my physician. He listens very cafefully and is very sensitive to my feelings!
100

03/07/2017
Always treats my problem with a 10.
100

03/07/2017
we are very happy with her care provider Dr. Wells is an exceptional doctor and we are very lucky we get to go to him.
100

03/01/2017
My doctor is simply the BEST!!
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02/28/2017
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.
70

02/26/2017
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.
100

02/17/2017
My health care provider is the BEST. I hope he never retires as long as I need him :-)
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02/10/2017
Dr. Wells is an exceptional physician. I am lucky to have him as my doctor.
90

02/09/2017
This my first time with Dr. Wells. I liked him.
100

02/02/2017
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.
100

01/25/2017
Dr. Wells is easy to talk to and doesn't seem rushed or distracted. I feel he listens well and is very supportive.
100

01/25/2017
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.
100

01/25/2017
This office and Dr. Wells are the very best
100

01/20/2017
Always great experience
100

01/19/2017
Dr Wells was awesome. Probably one of the best provider experiences that I've ever had.
100

01/12/2017
attentive and available
100

01/11/2017
very good care
100

01/04/2017
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.
100

01/04/2017
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.
100

12/26/2016
Dr. Wells has been my physician for many years. He is absolutely the very best.
 

12/22/2016
Excellent
100

12/09/2016
Communicating via Internet is super! For appointments & questions.
100

12/08/2016
Happy with Dr Wells
100

11/30/2016
Dr. Wells is an excellent and compassionate provider. So thankful for him.
100

11/25/2016
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
100

11/23/2016
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.
100

11/10/2016
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.
100

10/27/2016
Dr, Robert Wells is the Best of the Best
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10/26/2016
excellent physician that I've seen for 31 years. [...]
100

10/10/2016
A very nice guy who happens to be a very good doctor.
100

09/28/2016
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

09/27/2016
Willing to listen. Open to suggestions. Keeps me on my health track.
90

09/02/2016
Dr.Wells is a very caring, concerned doctor. He always listens to my issues and deals with them as needed.
80

08/28/2016
I have had a good relationship with Dr. Wells [...]
100

08/25/2016
excellent family physician. We highly value his care.