Biography & Education

Biography

Thayer White, M.D., believes that his role as a physician is to help patients understand what is happening to them and to educate them so they can make knowledgeable decisions. "My role is to intervene only when necessary, but to always provide support, education and reassurance," he says.

With a special interest in sports medicine, Dr. White believes that staying fit and active is the key to a long and healthy life. He motivates his patients to stay healthy and works with them to help them improve their well-being.

Dr. White earned his medical degree at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed his internship, residency and a sport medicine fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Dr. White has been the head primary care physician for the Portland Timbers since 2013.

In his free time, Dr. White enjoys running, and spending time with his wife and two children hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Areas of expertise

Sports medicine, family medicine, management of overuse injuries

Education
Medical degree: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Internship and Residency - Family Medicine: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
Fellowship - Sports Medicine: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
 
Dr. White is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine.
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-9701

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • Sports medicine

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.

4.6 out of 5 (164 Ratings, 46 Comments)

100

01/24/2017
Extremely pleased with entire experience. MyChart app is excellent. The history of tests is very useful to me. Also easy to schedule appointments. Dr. White is very personable and professional.
100

01/22/2017
Dr. White is great.
100

01/18/2017
A mystery allergy that didn't show up on a skin test was a tricky one to spot. With all the complaints I had and very little evidence to go on, and all the tests I asked for, Dr. White listened and understood my seriousness to get to the bottom of the issue. He always has calm patience and a good bed-side manner.
100

01/03/2017
Very good listeners. Polite, cooperative, and not pandering.
10

01/01/2017
Dr. White gave clear answers to the questions I had. I really like Dr. White.
100

12/27/2016
Good visit. I'm new to Portland and needed to establish a relationship with a physician.
100

12/27/2016
Dr White is excellent in is approach to my questions. Really appreciate.
100

12/08/2016
Dr. White is an outstanding family doctor.
100

11/25/2016
He always listens and explains options for ttreatment.
100

11/23/2016
we were so fortunate that Thayer was able to see [...] on short notice when he was in crisis. He helped [...] and connected [...] with [...], who was also a great resource.
100

11/11/2016
We have come to Providence from another clinic that seems to focus on how to make money rather than how to provide quality care. All we can say is WOW! Care id the best for all.
60

11/09/2016
Doctor seemed to have either fair patient interaction skills, was having on off day, or had other things on his mind, which made me feel I was just a number he knew the problem and answer, and did not seem to listen carefully to what I was telling him.
100

10/26/2016
Dr. White is great.
50

10/09/2016
I had to wait 32 minutes for the provider to come in, and when he did come in to the exam room, he didn't even apologize or mention that he was so late!
100

09/20/2016
I always feel well taken care of and respected by doctor White and his staff.
90

09/14/2016
I am very pleased with Dr. White's professionalism, responsiveness to my needs and questions, and his personal manner with me when we meet.
100

09/13/2016
Overall experience was excellent from front office people, the doctor - all excellent exceeding my expectations. The only opportunity for improvement was the medical assistant assisting the doctor. Her attitude was a bit condescending, she has an opportunity to show more respect for the patients.
100

09/12/2016
has been and is the best medical treatment ever
80

08/28/2016
I appreciated that Dr. White took plenty of time to have a discussion about my health concerns as I went through each one. At no point did the exam feel hurried and having the blood draw happen at the end of the exam was very convenient with almost no delay.
80

08/08/2016
[...] it took me about three weeks to get an appointment. If I have to wait this long fur future appointments, I may look for another doctor to be my primary care provider.
90

07/31/2016
This was the firt time I have seen this provider. I had made an appointment with the Dr. I see regularly (Dr. [...]) but she called in sick. I was called and given the chance to re-schedule or see Dr. White that day. [...] I thought best that I see a Dr. that day. I am glad I did and met Dr. White. He was attentive, pleasant, well informed about my medical history, paid attention to symtoms I was having and that I thought very worrysome, and concerns about a couple of my medicines; he changed the dose for each prscription. Also, he said he would call my cardiologist and consult with him about the changes. Lastly, the nurse was very attentive and professional.
90

07/25/2016
Doc White has helped make sure I am not nutritionally deficient since I've begun a plant-based diet. He's ordered tests so that I am not deficient in iron or vitamin B-12 and has answered email questions within a day or two.
90

07/10/2016
I was in severe pain by the time I got in to see this provider. It is very difficult to get in when you have an urgent issue. The schedulers seem to have no empathy for your distress or need. There should be a prioritization process or a referral to another doctor in the system who could have seen me sooner.
100

07/07/2016
Always helpful.
100

06/22/2016
thayer's a very personable guy. I'm at total ease with him and look forward to more enjoyable encounters...
100

06/08/2016
I'm not easily impressed, but Dr. White and staff did just that. It was an overall good experience and I hate going to a doctor.
90

06/05/2016
first visit. nice guy and sharp.
100

06/05/2016
No problems
90

05/24/2016
Dr. White took the right amount of time to discuss my issue, offer advice, and gave me all my possible options for recovery. He listened well, and was very informative.
100

05/10/2016
Got appointment very quickly. I was surprised at how quickly. Got a cortisone shot to ease the [...] and it has helped.
 

05/04/2016
very good care provider [...]
100

04/27/2016
He listens very well; asks pertinent questions; clarified what I do not understand; is caring.
80

04/26/2016
I was very pleased with everything except it took over a day to get a response to an after-visit MyChart email question.
90

04/24/2016
Very good experience overall. I would appreciate more understanding and appreciation for alternatives to prescription medication, especially statins. I do not like the fact that the medical community has taken a more hands-off approach. While not pleasant for doctor or patient, prostate and hernia exams are important to me. [...]
90

04/19/2016
I like Thayer a lot, he's a great doctor and listened to me, and had good advice for me.
100

04/14/2016
excellent provider! very impressed with his care
100

04/12/2016
I am very happy with my doctor and his staff.
90

03/08/2016
Dr. White is always great to work with. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
100

03/06/2016
The Dr makes me feel very comfortable and is generally concerned about my well being.
100

03/01/2016
I am always treated nicely in spite of my disability~ I am understood and listened to with my needs~explanations are easy to understand~
100

02/23/2016
Dr. White is always pleasant.
100

02/17/2016
I was very pleased with appointment and care provider.
100

02/14/2016
Very good visit with Dr White, excellent blood draw person, I received the test results the very next day.
 

01/31/2016
First meeting with Dr White. So far. so good.
100

01/28/2016
I appreciate Dr. White because he does listen to me and takes it into his thoughts. He is also a Specialist in Sports Medicine, which is useful to me and helps me trust his judgment.
90

01/25/2016
I like that he listened to me and validated my findings about what was happening.