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Christian A. Speer, MD

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My department:
Gastroenterology

My specialty:
Gastroenterology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

This provider requires a referral.

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About me

I have been a doctor since 1995 and have practiced gastroenterology since 2000. I trained at the University of Vermont, the Cleveland Clinic, and at Norfolk and Norwich hospitals in the United Kingdom. After working in private practice in Vermont and Hawaii, I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2008.

About my practice

Gastroenterology is so much more than colonoscopy. We diagnose and (non-surgically) treat disorders that affect the organs that process food and drink, from the food pipe to the bowels--including the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas--and address abdominal symptoms in general. We often use specialized cameras that allow us to work on the inside of the body. Gastrointestinal symptoms can be caused by illnesses that damage internal organs, such as stomach ulcers. Very often, however, symptoms result from abnormal organ or nerve function without tissue damage, so-called “functional disorders,” such as irritable bowel syndrome or chronic abdominal pain. The way the body turns food and drink into hairs, nails, and energy is a small miracle.

How I thrive

I am a firm believer that a simple and balanced physical, emotional, and spiritual life promotes good health. Stress is best treated with joy and a reduction of overload, especially from gadgets and people who take way more than they give. My family and I make time for rest and time for fun. We try to answer life's hard questions, play with the dogs, and try to make our fellow human beings' lives a little easier. Kindness trumps selfishness, forgiveness trumps grudges, soccer trumps football.

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

Gastroenterology
5125 Skyline Rd S, Salem, OR 97306
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Contact information

  • Appointments/Cancellations/Information
  • 503-813-2000
  • Information
  • 1-800-735-2900 (toll-free TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Information (Salem area)
  • 503-361-5400
  • Information (all other areas)
  • 1-800-813-2000 (toll free)

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine
Hamburg , Germany

Board certification

Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical SpecialtiesExternal Link, the American Medical AssociationExternal Link, or the American Osteopathic AssociationExternal Link websites.

Medical training

Internal Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland , OH

Gastroenterology

University of Vermont
Burlington , VT

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2008

Provider ID

0124J

License information

Look up this provider’s credentials at the Washington State Department of Health websiteExternal Link.

Look up this provider’s credentials at the Oregon Medical Board websiteExternal Link

 

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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:

665 Winter St Se, Salem, OR 97301
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015

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Referrals to affiliated community dentists in Oregon and Washington

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If your PDA dentist decides that you require covered services not available internally from a PDA dentist, he or she may refer you to an affiliated community dentist. You must have a written, authorized referral from Kaiser Permanente in order to receive a covered service from an affiliated community dentist.

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This page was last updated on:

11/15/2018