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Christine S. Chen, MD

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My department:
Pediatrics

My specialty:
Pediatrics

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

My parents immigrated from Taiwan to Mississippi, where I was born. I was raised in Houston, TX and received my undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Rice University in 1995. After graduation, I joined Teach for America, where I taught middle school science in an underserved community. Combining my interest in medicine and love of working with children, I pursued a medical degree at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, followed by pediatric residency training at Oregon Health and Science University. After graduating in 2004, I joined Kaiser Permanente Northwest, where I continue to build strong relationships with my patients and their families.

About my practice

My philosophy is partnering with parents in caring for their children's physical and emotional growth and providing guidance as they mature from infants to adolescents. I am dedicated to providing quality healthcare with compassion, understanding, and professionalism. I feel fortunate to work with outstanding colleagues at Kaiser Permanente and am proud of the continuity of care that we provide. At the Rockwood Medical Office, I take great pleasure in working with a diverse group of patients from many different backgrounds. I am also one of the hospitalists for our Kaiser Permanente pediatric patients. The opportunity to work in both the outpatient and inpatient setting has been very educational and rewarding.

How I thrive

I thrive by staying active both physically and mentally. My husband is an artist and we love taking in the vibrant, creative art scene in Portland. We enjoy hiking in Forest Park and the Columbia River Gorge with Henri, our 5 year old German Shepherd mix. My other interests include running, cooking, gardening, the performing arts, and learning about other cultures through international travel. I also volunteer with local Teach for America alumni in a continued mission to provide equal educational opportunities for all children.

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

Pediatrics
19500 Se Stark St, Portland, OR 97233
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  • 1-800-735-2900 (toll-free TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
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  • 503-669-3900

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
San Antonio , TX

Board certification

Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics

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

Pediatrics

Oregon Health & Science University
Portland , OR

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2004

Provider ID

11259

License information

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For specific license information, including malpractice history and disciplinary actions, you can call the Oregon Medical BoardExternal Link at (971) 673-2700 or the Washington State Department of HealthExternal Link at (360) 236-4700.

Referrals to affiliated community physicians/providers in Oregon and Washington

Affiliated community physicians/providers are not part of the Northwest Permanente Medical Group (NWPMG). They are physicians/providers credentialed by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest and/or who have a contract with the NWPMG.

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

Referrals to affiliated community dentists in Oregon and Washington

Affiliated community dentists are not part of Permanente Dental Associates (PDA). They are dentists credentialed by PDA for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, and they have a contract with PDA.

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:

12/11/2018