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Joseph P. Whitson, DO MPH

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My department:
Urgent Care

My specialty:
Family Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I was born and raised in the Midwest. As a young man I spent 4 years programming computers for the United States Air Force. I realized I preferred working with people rather than machines so I went to college and earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy, which further motivated me to go to medical school and finish a master's degree in public health. I still like traveling and have practiced medicine in diverse settings such as rural Appalachia, Native American reservations, inner city indigent clinics, and participated in medical mission projects in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America. I have a wonderful wife and the most amazing son I could hope for.

About my practice

I work in Kaiser Permanente's Urgent Care Department where I enjoy the companionship of some of the most competent, caring, and dedicated professionals with which I have ever had the honor of working. I love my job and enjoy interacting with the diverse patients who come to our clinic. I believe in building a partnership with my patients and try to provide the quality of care that I would expect for myself or my own family.

How I thrive

I enjoy swimming, hiking, camping, kayaking, and just about anything that can be done outdoors. When I cannot be outside I enjoy writing, drawing, and classical guitar. My wife and son provide me with inspiration, motivation, and joy. I am a very lucky man, and I do not take my blessings for granted.

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

Urgent Care
2400 Lancaster Dr Ne, Salem, OR 97305
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Contact information

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

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Worth , TX

Board certification

Family Medicine

American Board of Family 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

Family Medicine

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City , TN

Rural Primary Care

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City , TN

Public Health

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City , TN

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2012

Provider ID

00TKI

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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Help in your language: Interpreter services, including American Sign Language (ASL), are available during business hours at no additional cost to members. Many of our doctors also speak more than one language. Call 1-800-324-8010 (toll free), or 1-800-813-2000 (toll free), or 711 (TTY).

Questions? Please call Membership Services from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week (except major holidays).

  • Portland: (503) 813-2000
  • All other areas: 1-800-813-2000 (toll free) or 711 (TTY). 

For language interpretation services: 1-800-324-8010 (toll free).

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:

11/15/2018