Bruce A. Boston M.D.

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Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (235 Ratings, 57 Comments)

Expertise

  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Endocrinology (Pediatric)

Education

  • M.D., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon 1988
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University, 1991
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric endocrinology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1995
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics, 1991

Biography

Dr. Boston specializes in caring for infants, children and adolescents with endocrine or hormone problems. These include problems with growth, puberty, thyroid, adrenal and any other disorder related to the hormone glands. Dr. Boston also treats both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children. As a specialist in pediatric diabetes, Dr. Boston takes a developmental and family centered approach to the care of diabetes in children and adolescents. This approach requires multiple diabetes team members specially trained in the care of kids with diabetes. These pediatric diabetes team members are all available at the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center. Dr. Boston is also very involved with the Gales Creek Camp for Children with Diabetes that offers a summer camping experience for children with type 1 diabetes and their families.

In his spare time, Dr. Boston enjoys spending time staying in shape with a weekly soccer game. He also enjoys traveling with his family and getting away to the gorgeous outdoors we are all blessed with in the Pacific Northwest. And when he really wants to get away for some quality time, he spends time sailing land yachts on the Alvord Desert in Southwest Oregon or on his fishing boat out of Newport. No cell phones allowed.

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Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (235 Ratings, 57 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Nov 02, 2019

    He did a really great job of explaining the situation, not only to myself, but to my 13 year old, in terms and in a way that was easy to understand and easy to follow and even though there was a lot of people there, we didn't feel like we were rushed, we felt like he had taken his time, and really made sure that we were comfortable in knowing all the information.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Very informative appointment. Dr Boston is very helpful.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Yeah. Dr. Boston, I had a very great experience. He's a really, really great doctor.

  • Oct 28, 2019

    Great friendly doctor with lots of great information for my son.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    Excellent

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Very supportive and positive

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Dr. Boston and his resident were excellent. They gave a very thorough evaluation and explanation of my sons condition. I appreciate all the time they spent with us.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Love the fact that I get to see the same Doctor every visit. He makes sure to answer all of my questions and concerns and that I understand

  • Sep 24, 2019

    We love Doctor Boston. He always listens and answers all of our questions. Outstanding doctor!

  • Sep 18, 2019

    It is amazing, very helpful

  • Sep 01, 2019

    it was wonderful! very respectful and informative

  • Aug 28, 2019

    He is kind, thorough. Takes time to listen and explain. He has followed my dtr since about 3 months old. She?s now almost 7!

  • Aug 19, 2019

    This Clinic was very professional and very organized and they were very stay on time. There was a was a long wait to get an appointment in but they did all of the paperwork before they contacted me before with any questions or concerns. The doctor was very thorough all of the staff want to finish back and forward we're amazing and we're very happy to be there and working with them on what we're seeing them for and would definitely suggest it this provider to anybody.

  • Jul 08, 2019

    Dr. Boston is very informative and very up to date on all the new technology for diabetes. Because of his help hopefully myself and my son will both be getting on a pump and a G6 sensor very shortly. So thank you for everything you have done.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    I thank you for your providers. I did very good. Thanks.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I appreciated the time that Dr. Boston took to explain everything to my daughter and I.

  • Jun 23, 2019

    Dr. Boston was wonderful. He took his time with us and answered all of my questions, and also gave me insight to more aspects of my child's condition. The only down side for us was the drive up from Ashland. Fortunately, he introduced and referred me to one of his colleagues who comes down to the Rogue Valley several times a year. Thank you!

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Love his personable manner and all interns with him have been wonderful!

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Dr. Boston is always personable, caring and encouraging. He is the best!

  • Jun 10, 2019

    Dr. Boston was wonderful. He was very thorough and took his time to take me aside while my daughter was in her procedure and explain things to me in a different level that most doctors would explain it. He went out of his way to be very kind and explain things and words that I can understand and I appreciate that very much.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    We have been seeing Dr. Boston for my son's diabetes since he was diagnosed almost 15 years ago. He is amazing and great with both me and my son He has a great understanding of how to work with my son and his special needs. He also provides me with great information to help in my son's care. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • May 16, 2019

    Goes above and beyond to figure out what going on with the patient

  • May 04, 2019

    Provider was great but we were told he was only 20 minutes behind. Then was roomed and told 10 more minutes only to sit in the uncomfortable air tight room for another hour. Our provider was 1 hr and 45 minutes late!

  • May 03, 2019

    Dr Boston is the best and he really cares about his patients and their concerns.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Dr. Boston was very thorough and patient. He explained everything and gave ideas on his form for things that could be talked about during the visit. Thank you very much.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Hi yeah, I... have a excellent experience with Dr. Boston. We love him he's a really good doctor and very very professional, as well. Thanks.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    I appreciate that the medical student and the doctor took the time to explain things thoroughly to me, and to my son at an age appropriate level. They answered all of our questions and made sure we were comfortable with the plan going forward.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    It was a humbling experience to visit the Doernbecher Hospital with the knowledge that it is one of the finest hospitals in the nation caring for the nation's children. Thank you.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    He is caring and efficient. He explains next steps to both me and my child.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Dr. Boston is an amazing endocrinologist. He is caring, compassionate, & a great listener. We love Dr. Boston!

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Very nice and helpful

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr. Boston was great and I would definitely recommend him. He put my mind totally at ease with all things I was worried about for my daughter. He explained things to me in a way I could totally understand.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Great experience

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Nice, professional staff. We really liked and appreciated Dr. Boston and the time spent with our family.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    We are very happy with this doctor. He explains things very well. We will be happy to see him again at the next appointment. Thank you.

  • Feb 12, 2019

    Dr. Boston is the best doctor I’ve ever had. He doesn’t make me feel bad when I answer honestly and he makes me feel very good when things improve!

  • Feb 04, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Bruce Boston was exceptional, the staff and the doctor himself are very professional and very good. Thank you. Bye.

  • Jan 22, 2019

    I really appreciate it Dr. Boston drawing out and explaining to me the ranges of numbers for thyroid and also the different plans or things that he that he was looking for concerns or things not to be concerned about. I just appreciated that visual along with the verbal explanation. Him making me feel like I was heard, that my input was important and my questions weren't dumb and I just really appreciated the whole visit and how he talked to [Name] and anyway, I was a very pleasant and great experience.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    Dr Boston was very kind and knowledgeable. We really appreciated his time he took to be thorough.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Very polite, informative, and welcoming. Answered questions and I even learned a few things I didn't know before.

  • Jan 07, 2019

    It was really good. My experience was really great. Anyway, thank you very much. Hope you have a nice day.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    Dr. Boston is amazing. He is very nice and easy to talk to has a ton of information to help out daily routines and my son loves seeing him we Enjoy going to every visit we have and always walk away with a lot more information that we need.

  • Dec 25, 2018

    Empathetic, kind, very knowledgable

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Always wonderful kind caring and communicative 

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Thoughtful,compassionate, direct and informative

  • Dec 13, 2018

    We always have a great visit with Dr Boston. He listens to our concerns and gives advice. He also is very knowledgeable and treats my son as an equal when talking about his care

  • Dec 10, 2018

    Dr Boston was very kind, caring and through in his explanations.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Dr. Boston was a little bit patronizing. It wasn't that he was directly patronizing, it was the question that I asked wasn't related to Endocrinology. It was related to ADHD and vitamins, and maybe I shouldn't have asked that question of him cause it wasn't really with Endocrinology but I could tell that him and the fellow that was with him thought my questions were stupid. It was not that they overtly said anything, it was the passive behavior as they walked away and so that's my feeling. My feeling was that they were arrogant.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    We have been going to Dr. Boston for 12 years and he is amazing.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Dr. Boston was amazing! He took the time to explain everything to us and he was very thorough.