Biography & Education

In her practice, Dr. Irene Hendrickson emphasizes physician-patient communication and preventive medicine. She takes a team approach to care to coordinate patients’ multidisciplinary experience with specialist, therapists, nurses,MA’s and other clinics.

Dr. Hendrickson enjoys educating patients about prevention and helping them manage chronic disease. “I help patients learn about their health and disease, and they set up their own health goals based on their own life values, and it’s my job to help them meet those goals,” she says.

Dr. Hendrickson received her medical degree from Creighton University. She completed her internship and residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. She completed a fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University.
Dr. Hendrickson was born and raised in Portland, Ore. Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and seven children.

Personal Statement:  I completed my Internal Medicine Residency at Providence St. Vincent’s, followed by a General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Oregon Health & Sciences University.  During my fellowship, my academic focus was on Medical Education, and I worked on projects around the ACGME competencies and resident self-assessment – areas of interest which I’ve continued to develop.
I am excited to work at PMG St. Vincent, where I feel inspired that a mission of service and a commitment to patient care is emphasized at all levels.  I enjoy the education and clinical experience at our intimate community hospital, and I feel that I have a great opportunity here to continue to learn and grow professionally.  I love teaching, and being able to work at PMG St. Vincent offers the chance for rewarding relationships with our residents.

Areas of Academic Focus:

Evaluation and assessment in resident education
Complex chronic disease multidisciplinary management
Ambulatory and primary care education
Chronic pain management
Recent Presentations:

Malignancy Risks of CT scans:  Practical Advances in Internal Medicine, Portland, OR, 2008

Update in Outpatient Medicine:  PPMC Medical Grand Rounds, 2006

Improving Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates in Outpatient Clinical Practice by Implementing Standing Orders. Associates Poster Presentation, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, Eugene, OR November 2003

Overcoming Barriers To Adult Immunizations: Strategies that work. Panel Discussion, Presenter and panelist, Oregon Immunization Conference, Portland, OR, October 2003

Faculty Development:

Elaborated Knowledge and Diagnostic Reasoning

Teaching Responsibilities:

Teaching Rounds  1 month/year

Medical Student teaching 2 months/year

Day-to-day inpatient attending 3-4 months/year

Outpatient precepting 3 sessions/week

Teaching clinical appraisal, evidence based medicine rotation

Personal Interests: Dr. Hendrickson says her husband and seven children are her great joy. "We enjoy going to their school events and sports," she says. "I also enjoy movies, books, dancing, yoga, hiking and camping."

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Medical School: Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha Nebraska
Residency: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland OR
Fellowship: General internal medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Care Locations


Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine