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Family Medicine - Primary Care
My early interest in becoming a doctor grew out of my fascination with how the human body worked, but soon it became more about the relationships and helping people. As a family medicine physician, I enjoy the privilege of working with patients of all ages, including multi-generational families. The most satisfying aspect of my work is helping people set health goals and develop a plan to meet them. Seeing the excitement that patients feel when they meet a goal, improve their health and feel better is really rewarding.
I earned my medical degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed my family practice residency at Bethesda Family Practice Clinic in Cincinnati. Before coming to The Portland Clinic, I worked in a very small practice and in a larger health system; I joined the clinic because it blended the positive aspects of both. It’s small enough that I know my colleagues and administrative leaders, and large enough to offer the benefits of a multispecialty group.
In addition to seeing patients, I currently serve as The Portland Clinic’s chief medical information officer. I never planned to get involved in the internet technology world, but then I saw how the tools within the electronic health record could be used to improve care and efficiency. Now I enjoy working with our IT team to help optimize those tools and how we use them.
I grew up near Seattle, left the Northwest for a few years and returned to Portland in 2006. Apart from work, I enjoy running, gardening and spending time with my daughter.
Dr. Chandran has been named a Top Doctor by Portland Monthly magazine multiple times.
Specialty: Family Medicine, Primary Care