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
Services Provided

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 (117 Ratings, 35 Comments)

100

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

05/07/2015
Took time to consider all areas of concern and answer questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/08/2015
Excellent doctor, easy to talk to, very thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/23/2015
Dr. White is GREAT !!!!!!!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

02/12/2015
EXCELLENT
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

01/31/2015
Listened to my concerns and did a thorough history and exam
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

01/27/2015
Very personable and listened well. Answered my questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/14/2014
I will make Dr. White my new primary care provider. I was very impressed with him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/09/2014
Really like Dr. White. He seems very thorough and helped me to understand everything very clearly. Also very empathetic physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/03/2014
Sincere, concerned, knowledgeable, follow up great, provided all information, did not rush and very thorough, felt like my doctor, not just doing a job
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/19/2014
DR. WHITE IS EXCEPTIONAL. LISTENS AND TAKES APPROPRIATE ACTION. REALLY APPRECIATE HAVING HIM AS MY DOCTOR.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/19/2014
Had bad experiences before with my previous doctor, but was able to resolve my issues with Dr. White.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/18/2014
He accomplished what I needed. I'm lucky to have MD friends and some routine care at the Veteran Hospital.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/18/2014
I wish in emergency my doctor had openings so I would not have to see another provider even though the other providers are very nice
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/11/2014
HE HELPEED ME WITH A KNEE ISSUE AND HOT OF CORTIZONE
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

11/06/2014
Need to listen. I went to the Providence clinic to have blood work and was denied four times. I was scheduled to have it done in September. Before I went the first time and after each visit I notified the Dr. and Nurse that I needed a new order placed as the current one was completed four months previously. They did not listen to me nor did they find out why I was not able to have the blood work done. I emailed and went to the office to explain the circumstances but they didn't seem to listen to me. Only after making an appointment with the Dr. with paper in hand did he seem to grasp the problem. A new order was placed and I did visit the lab to confirm the order. I am all set now and will be able to fast and have the work done.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

10/19/2014
Dr White is still catching up on my history since I had emergency [...] surgery. I only saw him once before that, with some vague symptoms that he did not find remarkable. It may have been related to my eventual [...] and [...] surgery, but even I can't say for sure.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/02/2014
I was able to get in to see Dr. White within a reasonable amount of time. My wait time was very short and the doctor listened to my complaints and provided the care that I needed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

08/31/2014
Dr. White is very nice however it is very hard to get an appointment with him same day if needed! I also don't like having a M.A. in the room my entire visit I feel that I cannot be as open with Dr. White as I was before and will look for another doctor even though I like Dr. White! I can understand someone else needing to be in the room for a GYN exam but not at a regular visit! Whoever put this in place I believe it was a big mistake and I know it is one that may cause other patients to look for another doctor as well! That's to bad!
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/31/2014
My care provider is a good listener and the advice he offered sounded useful and appropriate.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/26/2014
Had two issues and both were addressed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

08/24/2014
Easy in and out of appointment with a good caring DR.
Providence Health & Services Patient