Ian Penner P.A.-C

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Faculty profile

Instructor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (468 Ratings, 111 Comments)


  • Family Medicine

Special focus on

  • Pediatric Care (Family Medicine)


Ian enjoys caring for patients on all life stages, from pediatric patients to the elderly. He looks forward to developing ongoing relationships with his patients to address all aspects of their health. His focus is always on preventative care and wellness, to help people achieve the healthiest state possible. When not in clinic, Ian has a busy home life with two young boys and his wonderful wife, who works in technology. To maintain his health, he enjoys bicycle racing and running.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Physicians Assistants

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (468 Ratings, 111 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

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Dr. Penner is very patient and understanding.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    was satisfied and felt I was not rushed and was listened to.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    All staff are AWESOME

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Yes, I highly recommend Ian Penner. He is probably one of the best providers I've ever had and I'm 62 years old. Because he's truly a provider in the field for all the right reasons. He takes so much time with you that he makes it known that your care is very important and he takes time to look things up if he doesn't have the answer. But normally he does because he's up on his studies, all the new things. So I actually got my mother in to him. So he is my mother's provider and*

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Nice to have a Dr that spends time to really listen

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Ian Penner is an excellent provider, I have had nothing but good experiences. He takes his time he does his job correctly and I would recommend Ian Penner to anybody for a PCP.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    He listens to you. Best doctor I have ever had!

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Ian Penner is the most best doctor I have ever had. He is caring, he's considerate, he listens, he's honest. He is the best doctor ever. So that's all I got to say, thank you.

  • Sep 01, 2019

    I've seen Ian Penner twice now and I really like him. He actually listens when I talk to him - I was taking a medication from my other doctor that left to go do specialty practice, and I'd seen another doctor in the clinic and he wouldn't even talk about it, didn't look at my medical records - that was Dr. Walls, I highly wouldn't recommend him to anybody - and Ian took the time to listen to me and look over my actual medical records, and is working with me so I couldn't be happier. I really feel like he cares, you know, and he's*

  • Sep 01, 2019

    The staff is always helpful and friendly

  • Aug 10, 2019

    He was very thorough, professional and friendly. He listened to my comments and carefully considered my symptoms. I really appreciated his contemplation of the ?whole picture? of my situation. I would strongly recommend Ian Penner to any patient!

  • Aug 08, 2019

    I love Dr. Penner. He is there for me. I love that.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    I had a great experience with the health care provider. There wasn't any negativity. I thought he was very professional and courteous and (INAUDIBLE) concerning care for my well being I think he's a good guy.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    I just wanted to take a minute to say that and printer has been one of the best health care providers I've ever had even though I've had 4 spine surgeries now 3 well under his care. It has just been the best care that I have ever received. He listens to me, he researches thing we're able to talk openly without judgment me being in chronic pain and being disabled. It's kind of hard sometimes to not feel like you're being judged by the pain that you're in and whether or not but he thinks you're lying, but Ian has always been very professional and respectful and just a really really really great PA and I will always go back. Thank you.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    I have been seeing Ian Penner for several years. I'm a 54yr old female with various health issues, and he's the Best doctor I've ever seen!

  • Jul 22, 2019

    It was a good experience with this person.

  • Jul 20, 2019

    Very good

  • Jul 10, 2019

    He is a good listener and problem solver.

  • Jul 08, 2019

    Every time I've seen Ian Penner, he's always really helpful and listens to what I need.

  • Jul 08, 2019

    He listens extremely well, he listened to everything I said, and gave me a diagnosis that made sense so I appreciate it. Helped a lot. Thank you. Thanks.

  • Jul 06, 2019

    Ian penner listens, answers all questions, then comes up with a plan. He is the BEST DOC I'VE EVER HAD!!! I've been with him for over 13 years that should say that I trust him.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    I liked the doctor, he was very thorough and nice.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    I have big trust issues with doctors and Ian is very easy to talk to and u feel he cares about my health as a whole not just individual symptoms.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Very attentive, empathetic, understanding and thorough. I?ve been sick for years and I finally feel like I have a provider that is taking an interest in helping me find wellness.

  • Jun 30, 2019

    It was very helpful.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Yes, my experience with Ian Penner has been the greatest. He is one of the few men that I trust and having him as a doctor and trust like that for a doctor is one of the most important things in my life because my health is everything to me. Thank you Ian Penner and and thank you. OHSU for offering such a fine doctor. Thank you very much.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Ian was so nice to meet with and I really felt like he understood what I was dealing with. I feel so much better knowing that I have him as my PA now.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Ian always takes plenty of time to listen to what I say. He is extremely kind and compassionate. He asks follow up questions and provides options for care. He is AWESOME!!

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Very thorough. Very friendly and professional. Listened to my concerns and provided feedback that was relevant.

  • Jun 10, 2019

    Dr. Ian Penner is an amazing physician, I feel very blessed to have him as my primary care doctor. So much so, that I had my mother and step father start seeing him as their primary care physician too. He always takes the time to explain everything in a way that I can !

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Dr. Penner is always friendly and makes me feel like he truly cares. He listens to me and when needed explains alternatives and what would be the best for me. I feel very confident in Dr. Penner.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Dr. Penner was very informative as to the results of the biopsies that I had done and they made it easy for me to understand the results and the implications of the test results.

  • May 30, 2019

    Great provider.

  • May 18, 2019

    Yes, I went in just this last week. He is the most professional doctor I have met with so far at OHSU. He knew that I had a shoulder problem and he took care of it without me even knowing I had a problem. And my arm is just so much better since he did that. I can't say enough about Mr. Penner. He's... he's just the ticket. He... he listens to everything you have to say and he takes into consideration, he takes all the time you need. He is one of the best doctors I've ever, ever, ever had. And I would definitely, definitely recommend him to everybody.

  • May 16, 2019

    He's a good doctor.

  • May 11, 2019

    I would highly recommend Dr. Penner to anybody, absolutely. He is the best doctor I have ever seen in my life so far. He is very thorough and makes sure he addresses every manner and resolves any issues.

  • May 11, 2019

    Even though I am in a lot of pain for our appointment, Ian always takes the time to talk with me about anything that is going on with my health or any questions that I have. I never feel rushed and that's a really awesome thing.

  • May 10, 2019

    Dr. Ian Penner is amazing, I feel so blessed to have him as my physician.

  • May 06, 2019

    As always , Ian was very professional

  • May 01, 2019

    He's great

  • Apr 27, 2019

    He listens, he is knowledgeable and effective

  • Apr 27, 2019

    He is very thorough and very likable, and he doesn't hurry you, he let's you take your time and tell you - tell him what you need to do, and he's very good about helping you and telling you what to do. So I just think he's fabulous I thought - he's just great.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Ian and Jessie are great! They listen, provide great care, and are always kind.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    This provider doesn't make you feel like a number. He takes care of the patients that he has.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    My only problem was the wait time.

  • Apr 15, 2019

    Yes, Ian does a very good job. He's very thorough and goes over all the details and I was very happy with my recent doctor visit.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Dr. Penner seems to care about his patients and take time with you.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    This provider is amazing. He listens, he cares and he is very kind.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Dr Penner actually listens to my symptoms and concerns prior to making a judgement. He is able to clearly articulate what the plan of treatment is, what could be causing my issues, and any choices I have for treatment. It’s nice to have a doctor that takes the time needed to evaluate the situation and come up with a holistic approach to treatment instead of just treating one symptom. He tries to treat the root cause.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Hello, Dr. Penner's, very thorough. He's very ... talks to you and he's easy to understand and I like him.

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