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Summer Stears-Ellis, MD

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My department:
Emergency Medicine

My specialty:
Emergency Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

I was born in California but raised in Arizona. I graduated from medical school at the University of Arizona and then completed my residency in emergency medicine in Michigan. After residency, I spent more than 4 years helping to create a functioning Emergency Department on a reservation in Arizona. Next, I moved to Singapore with my significant other and spent a lot of time traveling through Southeast Asia and New Zealand. I'm a big fan of getting out and experiencing different places and meeting new people. After we returned to the United States, I completed a fellowship in ultrasound, then moved to Oregon to continue working in medicine and teaching other providers ultrasonography. I am very happy to be in Portland as part of the Kaiser Permanente team.

About my practice

Every person is unique. When members arrive at the Emergency Care Department, they need personalized evaluations, assessments, and plans of care in a timely fashion. The staff and clinicians in the department work hard to make this happen. When you have a concern or medical issue, we are there to help you through it and will keep you informed and involved in all aspects of the decision-making process. I am thrilled that the hospital and all of our team members support this philosophy and work to make it a reality for each of our members.

How I thrive

I enjoy the work that I do, but it can be stressful. I have the support of a great partner who encourages me to keep life well-balanced, and that helps a lot. I find that hiking and camping keep me grounded--getting out of town and enjoying the fresh air and beautiful greenery of Oregon is important. I also enjoy a lot of home projects that challenge the artistic side of my brain such as painting, sculpting, reading, writing, and watching fun movies. I like playing sports, bowling, and watching good games as well. Exercising daily is a plus, and traveling is a must. It keeps me curious and wanting to learn more.

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

Emergency Medicine
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
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Contact information

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  • 1-800-735-2900 (toll-free TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
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  • 503-652-2880
  • Information (Vancouver area)
  • 360-256-0556

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson , AZ

Board certification

Emergency Medicine

American Board of Emergency 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

Emergency Medicine

Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center/Michigan State University
Grand Rapids , MI

Ultrasound

University of Arizona
Tucson , AZ

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2016

Provider ID

008GB

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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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:

10180 Se Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
2875 Nw Stucki Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124

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Referrals to affiliated community dentists in Oregon and Washington

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This page was last updated on:

12/13/2018