Chelsea Doherty M.S.N., R.N., C.P.N.P.

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Instructor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (181 Ratings, 49 Comments)


  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology


  • B.S.N., Boston College, Boston Massachusetts 2006
  • M.S.N., Boston College, Boston Massachusetts 2010
  • Certifications:

    • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 2010


Chelsea Doherty is a pediatric nurse practitioner who moved to the Portland area in the summer of 2017. Prior to that, she had been living in Boston where she worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for 10 years. The last 5 years Chelsea practiced as a nurse practitioner in the gastroenterology (GI) department. GI has always been her passion within medicine.

Prior to moving to Boston for college in 2002, Chelsea was born and raised in Bellevue, WA. She relocated from Boston to Portland with her husband, son, and Yorkshire terrier. She is excited to be back on the west coast, but will continue to cheer for New England sports, in addition to the Seahawks!

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Memberships and associations

  • Sigma Theta Tau

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (181 Ratings, 49 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

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Fro check in to visit, everything was great.We love Chelsea.

  • Dec 08, 2019

    Oh my doctor so (INAUDIBLE). She's amazing. I really have a really really good doctor.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    Hi, our experience with Dr. Doherty was very good. She was super thorough. She was super easy to understand, she relayed information to us very clearly, and she was really really good with our son, [Name] So we are very appreciative, and look forward to seeing her again in a couple months if we need to.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Yes, it was pretty much horrible. I expected more from them than then telling me my son is depressed. There was nobody that came in. No family, nothing. I might as well went to Quality 2 blocks away from my house. I expected so much more out of Dornbecker children's hospital and I got nothing. I'm angry. My son is still sick and y'all are playing games.

  • Sep 19, 2019


  • Sep 15, 2019

    All team members were friendly and efficient.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Everyone is the best there. You guys are our number one facility to go to.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    She was very kind and took enough time with us.

  • Aug 12, 2019

    She was great. She listened to my feedback, gave me the time I needed to explain. She actually asked me to explain from the beginning wanted to hear, even though she read the case, wanted to hear what I had to say and offered advice and was able to support us moving forward in the health of our child.

  • Aug 12, 2019

    Chelsea's been really good, she took place of the doctor that was seen, our great, great granddaughter she's been doing a pretty good job and trying to figure out the next steps to try and take care of [Name] anyway, she's been, seems to be doing a goo job, thank you.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Chelsea listened to us and spent significant time talking about concerns and a path forward

  • Aug 04, 2019

    She is an amazing doctor and her nursing staff is very helpful.

  • Jun 10, 2019

    Dr. Doherty was thorough and helpful. She helped us see the progress in my daughter's condition, even if it wasn't as much progress as we would like. She took the time to explain the condition and to help us understand what to expect.

  • Jun 08, 2019

    She was compassionate, and got other people on board to help my granddaughter with her problems

  • Jun 07, 2019

    Yes, I was very very happy to have Chelsea as my grandson's doctor. She did a great job and I would recommend her anytime. Thank you.

  • May 31, 2019

    Hi, we've only seen Chelsea a couple of times since she's takien over for our previous caregiver there, but she's very knowledgeable very friendly willing to talk and and listen to ideas that I have so I'm very pleased with her.

  • May 31, 2019

    They called be right away. The nurse and the doc are so nice and so quick and I felt safe from them and they were really nice. Really appreciated. But the nurse almost exposed one of my secret to my family member accidentally. But, nothing happens. So it?s fine. Next time, the nurse should look at my history from the computer real carefully and ask questions afterwards.

  • May 24, 2019

    She discovered something about my child that no one else has pick up on. Extremely grateful for her.

  • May 16, 2019

    Always pleasant thorough and informative. Very compassionate.

  • May 13, 2019

    Wonderful patient and very knowledgeable. She took her time answering our questions and was very good with our son. We think have found answers to his health issues which is a huge blessing

  • May 09, 2019

    She was really amazing. She had a wonderful bed side manner, put my daughter, and she put me at ease. She was very thorough and I really appreciate it.

  • May 09, 2019

    I thought it was excellent treatment that my child was given, thanks for him.

  • Apr 28, 2019

    Yes, this provider was amazing. She listened to everything. She asked lots of questions. She was very friendly, very good bed side manner. [Name] the patient, really liked her and this was just our first visit so very welcoming and warming and very knowledgeable in her profession.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Great! All providers were very nice and friendly.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Chelsea was fabulous. She took the time to listen to both my husband and my concerns about our daughter. She was great with our 7 year old daughter. We would be happy to refer her to anyone, any of our friends or family. We are very satisfied with the care we received.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    She is extremely patient. She listens to all of our needs she takes very she listens to the child, she gets down to the child's level. She's takes extra steps to go beyond. What I believe is a doctor to find the problem to figure out a solution. Just give our give us as parents to give the patients child tools trying to figure out a solution to the problem. I think she's an amazing doctor and I'm very grateful to have her and my son is 2 so she is a great asset to OHSU can I'm very thankful that she is in the position that we have her so she is *

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Loved Chelsea, interactive, friendly and professional

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Chelsea was kind, personable, and knowledgeable. She did a great job of helping us understand the details we needed, and she had a very pleasant bedside manner.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Yes, I was very happy with Chelsea. She did a good job. She was very thorough, and I was very pleased. Thank you.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    The waiting room was pleasant as were all the people that I had contact with. The instructions given to me before coming were adequate. I didn't have to wait too long before the nurse practitioner came in. She was thorough and answered our questions.

  • Mar 30, 2019

    Yes it was very good experience with the doctor thank you very much.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    She was very nice, very knowledgeable. Made my son feel as comfortable as she could. I would recommend her. Like I said, she was very, very kind and knew what she was talking about and was list..... she was willing to listen to our problems and try to find answers.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    Chelsea was very thorough and positive. She also had good ideas.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Just a normal appointment

  • Mar 08, 2019

    The Nurse, or the Doc, both is really nice

  • Mar 03, 2019

    Chelsea Doherty was wonderful! She took the time to listen to our daughter’s symptoms and our concerns and then thoroughly explained what could be causing the issue. She was patient and kind, while being very knowledgeable. She has an amazing bedside manner and our 9 year old even said that she “really liked her”!

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Made our daughtercomfortable right away. Our daughter was worried and nervous for the appointment and Chelsea Doherty was able to calm her worries and get her to open up and discus an often uncomfortable issue.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    She took a lot of time to get to know our son and his history. She answered any and all questions we had. She seemed to be in no rush which was greatly appreciated. She made my son feel at ease which is difficult for him with strangers.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    I felt she listened closely and offered constructive discussion of options.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Our family really appreciates Chelsea's thoughtfulness and thoroughness with our daughter and I think that she has been a terrific doctor for us.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    This provider is amazing. Doherty I think is that how you said it? She was phenomenal. I feel so lucky to find her because my son is special needs and it is hard to find somebody that he will talk to or that is easy for me to talk to, so I'm very grateful to have found somebody so understanding and so professional and she, her student was great and she was great with her student, and I just want to thank you all.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Our provider took time to listen to our concerns, explained the plan of care well

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Hi, our appointment went with Chelsea went really well. She's very knowledgeable. Very easy to talk to, [Name] liked her. So we're pleased.

  • Dec 29, 2018

    I really liked Chelsea. She explained everything she was doing to [Name] in terms she understood. She let her ask questions and tell her stories even if they didn't pertain to the subject she was asking about. She was very professional.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Dr Chelsea is amazing. Both my daughter and I feel very safe and comfortable with her. She is knowledgable and great with kids. She invites for a great dialogue and you feel respected and listened to as a parent.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Our provider, Chelsea was easy and professional. My son was put at ease quickly. She made the appointment easy.

  • Oct 28, 2018

    We were very pleased with our experience with this provider. I thought that she took a lot of time to sit with us and make sure that she was very thorough. She made my daughter feel at ease, and she did a wonderful job of making her feel listened to and she responded to all of our questions. I'm was very pleased.

  • Oct 15, 2018

    She took her time. We didn't feel rushed and she was extremely informative to both of us as a parent and my son the patient. She was also very kind and easy to get along with. Very grateful for her.

  • Oct 06, 2018

    Chelsea was amazing- she took some serious time with us and made us feel like we were the only family she had to see all day. She listened, interacted well with [Name] and provided compassionate collaborative care.

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