Nicholas L. Gideonse, M.D.

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Family Medicine
Special Interests:
Pediatric Care (Family Medicine), Maternity/Obstetrics
Accepting Patients:

"As a family physician, I value a long-term relationship to meet your health goals. I think of myself as radically patient centered, as in the phrase, 'A family doctor specializes in you.'"


A graduate of Harvard University and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr Gideonse is Medical Director and Associate Residency Director of OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond, a 50,000-visit-per-year FQHC primary care site for greater than 13,000 patients. The site has integrated Behavioral Health,is a certified Level 3 Patient-Centered Primary Care Home, operates a walk-in clinic and is a residency training site.

After residency training at OHSU, he practiced in rural Oregon, returning to OHSU in 2002. His practice interests include: buprenorphine treatment of opiate dependence (particularly in pregnancy), maternity care, end-of-life care and Oregon’s Death with Dignity law, and community standards for pain treatment. His educational interests are the same, plus Patient-Centered Medical Home implementation, and especially barrier-free access.

He serves on the OHSU Family Medicine Board of Directors, the Oregon Primary Care Association Board of Directors, and as medical director to a Rural Health Clinic.

In his free time, Dr. Gideonse enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife, three adult children and an Austrailian shepherd. He likes to ski (Nordic, Alpine, etc.), sail and attend musical performances.

Clinical Position

Medical Director, Family Medicine at Richmond


  • Degree:
    Case Western Reserve University, 1991
  • Residency:
    Oregon Health Sciences University, Chief Resident, 1993-1994
  • Certification:
    American Board of Family Practice, 1994, 2001

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