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.

In his free time, Dr. White enjoys running, hiking in the Columbia Gorge, snowshoeing on Mt. Hood and spending time with his family.

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.

4.7 out of 5 (131 Ratings, 39 Comments)

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11/24/2015
[...] He is an excellent doctor and I am very satisfied with his services. I am a very hard patient to diagnose because I am not the average run of the mill patient. Again I am very satisfied with his services and wish more doctors were like him.
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100

11/03/2015
He is knowledgeable on a wide range of issues, asks questions and listens to the answers, gives me a follow-up plan
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100

10/25/2015
Never had a bad experience
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100

10/20/2015
Exellent provider, spent a good amount of time listening to my concerns and responding with helpful and detailed information.
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100

10/06/2015
Dr White is a very good listener. He cares.
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100

09/30/2015
Dr White was thorough and provided excellent care. He communicated promptly through my chart to questions that came up after I received the X-ray results.
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90

09/30/2015
he is a good DR and I like him as my primary.
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100

09/18/2015
Dr. Charles Thayer White is as good as it gets in the large-scale healthcare environment. I believe he is an exceptional doctor.
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90

08/30/2015
I asked for a multiple provider conference about my progress. The desk staff were reluctant, but the physician was perfectly amenable and helpful in making it happen and making it a success.
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100

08/30/2015
I am very happy with my provider.
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80

08/25/2015
To get the referral processed there was a lot of back and forth between me and this office and me and the specialty care office. This office did really well throughout the whole process, it was the other office that was in poor form.
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08/18/2015
Dr White was extremely knowledgeable and efficient.
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100

08/18/2015
[...] hes a good dr. he listens and i feel comfortable with his decisions not only is he my medical provider hes also my sports injury/ joint doctor and i could not be happier with the service Dr white has provided, i plan to keep him as my permanent doctor . [...]
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100

07/29/2015
Dr White has been great in treating my sports injuries.
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100

07/29/2015
It was a good experience. He listened, and asked the right questions.
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100

07/29/2015
Dr Whie performed in office surgery for large lipoma removal. very professional, great bed side manner ( not overnite) and stitches were superior ( I've seen many in my day). Deadened the immediate area with care and was very aware and considerate of any discomfort- talking through the procedure. good multi- tasking
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90

07/15/2015
They were very helpful and patient with my concerns and questions. Bottom Line - I am better, and understand my problem, and this is because of the help of the provider and his staff. It is great to know what is happening and what to do next.
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100

07/08/2015
Dr. White is an exceptional physician!
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80

06/30/2015
ALL GOOD!
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100

06/10/2015
I really like Dr. White. He seems very approachable, which helps me feel comfortable with talking to him about everything.
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100

05/27/2015
Dr. White is very good and goes out of his way to make everything easier for me especially since my [...]'s recent death~I trust him and know I can tell him anything that I need to~
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100

05/07/2015
Took time to consider all areas of concern and answer questions.
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100

05/06/2015
DR WHITE IS AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR. HE TAKES HIS TIME AND LISTENS TO MY CONCERNS. I THINK VERY HIGHLY OF HIM AND HIS SERVICES. HAVE RECOMMENDED HIM TO OTHERS.
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90

04/28/2015
When I asked the doctor about getting off [...] to see if [...] would go away I could tell that he was reluctant but he listened to me and was willing to formulate a plan that we could both agree to.
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100

04/08/2015
Excellent doctor, easy to talk to, very thorough.
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100

04/01/2015
The doctor listened to my concerns respectively and included me in the decision process of what course of action to take from there.
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100

03/23/2015
Dr. White is GREAT !!!!!!!!!
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03/18/2015
Didn't understand why the MA (Female) was in the room to type for the Dr. during our priviate converstations. I have never had this happen before and I ultimately asked the MA (female) to leave. It threw me off. I had some sensitive/private things to discuss with a male Dr.; it was the reason I choose Dr. Thayer. I also choose him due to his sports medicine background. The exam was brief; I felt like he just wanted me out of the clinic and he forgot about my right shoulder pain (I reminded him at the end and he did a lazy exam of the shoulder). Not impressed.
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90

03/11/2015
Some time ago I had received a referral to see a chiropractor. I was only granted one (1) visit. I know this could be related to insurance but please, when you see a chiropractor you really need more than one visit to address an issue.
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100

02/26/2015
My care is conditional on the issue and the ability to care because of my age. My doctor is very receptive to my issues.
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80

02/17/2015
Alternatives to hip surgery not available. Am presently exploring PRP & stem cell therapies. Would like to see my health care provider pursue these protocols.
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100

02/17/2015
My PC is very understanding and he is a great listener. When I inform him of my health and treatment by other non-Providence provider he listens and respond gently. My PC made calls to other non-Providence providers concerning comments I had made about how I had been treated.
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100

02/17/2015
This physician listens, responds to questions, is at ease, not in a hurry.
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100

02/12/2015
EXCELLENT
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100

02/04/2015
Dr. White has been understanding with my many medical issues. I am thankful to have as my provider. God Bless.
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100

01/31/2015
Listened to my concerns and did a thorough history and exam
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100

01/27/2015
This Doctor has always been respectful of my health and insistent upon improving my health regardless of my attitude..
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100

01/27/2015
Very personable and listened well. Answered my questions.
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90

01/08/2015
I communicate with Dr. White on MyChart messaging, so it keeps him up with what's going on with me. I wish they had more time in person, but I never feel rushed or cut short when visiting in person.
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