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James E. Unger, MD

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My department:
Pediatrics

My specialty:
Pediatrics

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

As a teen and young adult growing up in Texas, before choosing a career in medicine, I knew that I wanted to work with kids. I completed my medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Texas. Previous practice experience includes 13 years with Kaiser Permanente in Texas before moving to private practice in Eugene, Oregon for approximately 16 years. As our children became adults and moved on, my wife and I moved to Portland, Oregon in 2013.

About my practice

Prevention is a big part of what I do as a Pediatrician every day. I feel fortunate to be able to practice with Kaiser Permanente because of our shared views about the value of prevention and using evidence and science to guide decisions in the patients' best interest. The practice of medicine involves a lot of listening before helping a family find the best option for their unique needs. I believe there is often more than one correct way of accomplishing desired health goals and outcomes.

How I thrive

In addition to my wife and 2 adult boys, the things that help me thrive include: swimming, hiking, ping pong, yoga, good food, biking, scuba, and travel. I have a genuine interest in public health; the relationship between policy/politics and health. I founded a community coalition to prevent childhood obesity in Lane County and in 2015, I will serve on the Board of Upstream Public Health in Portland, Oregon.

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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 Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Dallas , TX

Board certification

Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics

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Medical training

Pediatrics

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Dallas , TX

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2013

Provider ID

00UK1

License information

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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.

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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:

11/21/2019