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Nilana S. Gunasekaran, MD

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My department:
Family Medicine

My specialty:
Family Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

I was born and raised in Florida, just months after my parents immigrated to the United States from India. I always had an interest in global cultures, politics and history. Having a mother who is Pathologist, I also learned a lot about biology and took an interest in how the human body works. I decided to study science and technology at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. I never had an intention of studying medicine, but after learning more about global health and economic development issues, I decided to pursue a career as a physician. I felt I could have a direct impact in educating and improving communities with their healthcare needs. I remained at Georgetown for medical school and residency. Family Medicine appealed to me because of its community based approach for all ages and that it helped entire communities with their healthcare needs. Since residency, I have worked in non-profit primary care settings that have served very diverse populations, ranging from immigrant pregnant mothers and their young children in Washington, DC to HIV and transgendered patients in Baltimore. I currently live in Portland with my husband and three children and work as a family physician for Kaiser Permanente. Portland is wonderfully open and warm, and often feels like a big city with small town charm. It is unlike anywhere I have ever lived. It is an honor to work with all the dedicated staff and providers here at Kaiser Permanente. I truly respect their mission in providing excellent healthcare on evidence based medicine and preventive care to their members.

About my practice

I work at Interstate South as a family physician. Occasionally I work in Urgent Care at Interstate as well. I believe strongly in preventive medicine as the cornerstone of effective medicine. I enjoy the hands on individual style and the continuity of primary care medicine. It is wonderful to learn more about member’s interests and their families as I meet their health care needs. Lastly, I value medicine based on scientific evidence with regard to screening, testing and treatment. I believe this is essential to improving the health care outcomes for our community and our nation.

How I thrive

I enjoy reading historical novels, watching funny movies, cooking and eating new things from new places. I enjoy long walks regularly, but that is the extent of my athletic ability. In the winter, I survive the Oregon rain by hibernating with books and movies I otherwise would never read or watch. Every spring and summer I get garden fever, and plant more things than are likely to survive or get harvested. I thrive by watching things grow, change and blossom around me; corn, tomatoes, blueberries, eggplants, flowers, children and people.

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

Family Medicine
3550 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227
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Contact information

  • Advice Nurse/Appointments/Cancellations
  • 1-800-813-2000 (toll free)
  • Appointments/Cancellations/Information
  • 503-813-2000
  • For primary care information/appointments/cancellations
  • 1-800-813-2000 (toll free)
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  • 503-285-9321
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  • 1-800-735-2900 (toll-free TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington , DC

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 Practice

Georgetown University/Providence Hospital
Washington , DC

Community Medicine/Community Health Center Develop

Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington , DC

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2010

Provider ID

12428

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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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:

11/16/2018