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 (143 Ratings, 38 Comments)

100

04/27/2016
He listens very well; asks pertinent questions; clarified what I do not understand; is caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

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

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

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

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

03/06/2016
The Dr makes me feel very comfortable and is generally concerned about my well being.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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~
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100

02/23/2016
Dr. White is always pleasant.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

02/14/2016
Very good visit with Dr White, excellent blood draw person, I received the test results the very next day.
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01/31/2016
First meeting with Dr White. So far. so good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/25/2016
I like that he listened to me and validated my findings about what was happening.
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100

01/19/2016
He reads the information about my health issues that I provide him at the beginning of our session. He then reviews each of the issues with me . He reviews what we discussed at the end of our session and then reads to me as he types it the summary so that I understand it. If necessary he clarifies if I ask questions or need more information.
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100

12/24/2015
Dr. White is very supportive of my healthcare goals.
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70

12/21/2015
He is a nice guy but I feel like I am not getting anywhere as far as making headway with my major concerns. He is trying to zero in on my issues, but I still have no answers [...]
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90

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