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Thomas P. Huber, MD

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My department:
Gastroenterology

My specialty:
Gastroenterology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

As a 5th grader, I appropriated my older brother's high school biology textbook, and I was hooked: I knew I wanted to be a physician. I completed my residency at the University of Illinois in Internal Medicine before serving my Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Michigan. Fiber-optic endoscopy was first developed at UM, and while there I had the honor of meeting some of the people who were instrumental in this technological achievement. As an amateur astronomer and photographer, optics have always fascinated me, and the ability to examine the “inner space” of the gut still awes me every day. The practice of Gastroenterology combines the cognitive challenge of forming a diagnosis based on a given set of symptoms with the satisfaction of being able to confirm that diagnosis through an endoscopic exam. I am immensely gratified when I can intervene, without surgery, in situations involving bleeding, difficulty swallowing, gallstone disease, and preventing colon cancer.

About my practice

When I was an intern and resident, Dr. Donald Rager was my mentor and program director. He gave new interns a talk titled "The Golden Early Moments," which went something like this: "Be quiet for 10 minutes and listen; the patient is handing you the diagnosis. Then ask some clarifying questions and do an examination. After that, if you don't have a diagnosis, you're in deep trouble." I have found this to be true. Once a physician starts asking questions, objectivity is lost. Not infrequently, a member’s offhand remark provides the missing link to a diagnosis.

How I thrive

I enjoy amateur astronomy, photography, astrophotography, and photomicrography. While in Wisconsin, I tried my hand at brewing beer and making cheese—a silly idea, considering Wisconsin is famous for both, and both are done better by experts. Subsequently, I took up keelboat sailing at the University of Wisconsin’s Hoofer Sailing Club, which I hope to continue. I also enjoy cycling and own a recumbent bike.

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

Gastroenterology
9900 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

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Peoria , IL

Board certification

Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal 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

Internal Medicine

University of Illinois
Peoria , IL

Gastroenterology

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor , MI

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2016

Provider ID

006GB

License information

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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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This page was last updated on:

12/11/2018