Elizabeth Liles, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I am a native of Seattle but have lived on the East Coast and in Canada. I enjoy meeting people from all different backgrounds — and consider that to be one of the best parts of practicing medicine. While my husband and I have a lot of interests, we have put these on hold to spend our spare time with our son. We typically spend our vacations at the Oregon Coast or other places nearby.
About my practice
I do not have an assigned panel of patients (and I am no one's permanent doctor) but work in the primary care float pool. I also conduct research as an investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, work that allows me to think about medicine and patient care in novel ways. My mission as a researcher is to change those aspects of primary care practice that need improvement. My third role, as a methodologist for the Kaiser Permanente National Guideline Program, helps me translate scientific study results to nationwide practice recommendations. I like practicing medicine so that I can help people try to solve challenging problems. I also appreciate accompanying people, kindly and respectfully, through transitions in their lives and through the process of aging.
How I thrive
Exercise is a longstanding commitment for me, and I have learned with time that doing some type of exercise each day, even if it is relatively light activity, is important for overall health. I am also fascinated with how to eat healthy food among the readily available choices that exist — that is to say, through shopping at grocery stores in the Beaverton area. There is a lot of misleading nutritional information in the popular media. I have learned, humbly, that the secret to weight maintenance is to eat no more than is needed (which is not much if you sit at a desk all day). I volunteer in various capacities in support of my son's schooling and athletic endeavors and volunteer for the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Physicians.