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 (187 Ratings, 41 Comments)


  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Endocrinology (Pediatric)


  • 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


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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  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (187 Ratings, 41 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

  • 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.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    Every worker is very kind and accomodating

  • Oct 12, 2018

    We really enjoy coming to see Dr. Boston. He takes the time to explain complicated issues with our child and makes us feel comfortable with his diagnosis and next steps.

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Everyone is always very helpful and thoughtful cheerful and we appreciate it every time we're there

  • Sep 08, 2018

    He is a good doctor and takes time to explain what is happening and the plan.

  • Aug 26, 2018

    Dr. Boston and his staff are amazing. He is personable, knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Aug 24, 2018

    Our experience with Dr. Boston has been great. He is very interested in coming up with solutions with our son's illness and has performed exemplary services for us. Making sure that we got the best care and we always felt that he cared about what he was doing. We would recommend him highly.

  • Jul 21, 2018

    Very helpful. Answered all my questions and has good expertise in our family's condition.

  • Jul 09, 2018

    Doctor Boston is a very good doctor very helpful and very caring

  • Jun 14, 2018

    He was wonderful and very informative

  • May 31, 2018

    gave us all information in words and examples we understood 100%

  • May 26, 2018

    Dr. Boston was excellent and we appreciated his care. We had a long delay in waiting for the doctor and it turned out he was dealing with a patient in ICU which is understandable but it would have been nice for the staff to inform us of the delay.

  • Apr 27, 2018

    Dr. Boston rocks! we so appreciate the care he has given our son. He is always patient, kind and empathetic with any questions or concerns we bring to him.

  • Apr 24, 2018

    Dr Boston is an amazing doctor! he helps us understand and listens to our concerns/questions