Ryan Carl Petering M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Only accepting sports medicine patients at this time.

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (476 Ratings, 148 Comments)


  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Special focus on

  • Pediatric Care (Family Medicine)
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Recreational Athletes
  • Wilderness Medicine


  • M.D., East Tennessee State University, Johnson City Tennessee 2006
  • Residency:

    • Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 2009
  • Fellowship:

    • Primary Care Sports Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 2010
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine


Dr. Petering sees patients for both Family Medicine/Primary Care and Sports Medicine. His Primary Care practice includes patients of all ages and conditions. His focus is on helping patients use exercise and lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

His Sports Medicine practice includes diagnosis, treatment and preventive approaches to all sports and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The running athlete is one of his clinical areas of focus. Additionally, Dr Petering uses ultrasound for both diagnosis of injuries and for guidance of injections.

Dr. Petering is the OHSU Sports Medicine medical director as well as the fellowship director for the OHSU Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Outside of work, he and his family enjoy the great outdoor opportunities that the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer. Surf ski and whitewater kayaking, telemark skiing, and camping at 10,000ft on Mount Adams are just some of the activities he enjoys.

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Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (476 Ratings, 148 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

  • Mar 11, 2019

    all good

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr. Petering excels at patient care and the efficient resolution of the patient's medical issues.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Dr. Petering was nothing short of amazing. He heard what I wanted/needed, and then supported my want/need but also let me know the limitations for my expectations. He provided the service I hoped for, and I went away feeling cared for and hopeful about my particular situation. I am very, very satisfied.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    He is respectful and listens to patients.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    I am always satisfied with my appointments with Dr. Petering. He explains and answers all of my health related questions, medications etc, to my satisfaction. Gives referrals if I needed any.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    He was professional, thorough, and attentive.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Hi, this is [Name] [Name]. And I think I had a great visit this time and have a very smart doctor, Dr. Petering. He knows what he's doing and we put just need to be the best I can and I think I've been doing great so far, so can't wait to see what the future holds. Alright. Thanks. [Name]

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Patient. Listens well. Understands. Very comforting.

  • Feb 21, 2019

    Good listener, prepared, always offers clear, concise recommendations.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    Got help by the receptionist, RN, and doctor all within a few minutes of waiting. Quite fast. Everybody was pleasant and professional.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    The staff at Gabriel Park identified Dr. Petering as having expertise in a therapy that could be used to treat my problem (tendinopathy). We discussed the therapy during my session and I made the decision to go ahead and receive the treatment.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    He is thoughtful and understood my concerns - I liked

  • Feb 15, 2019

    Dr.Petering spent time answering my questions, and educating me as well as the two doctors in attendance about my injury.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    I liked the fact that the fellow participated by doing the ultrasound and Dr. Petering's involvement with the case management. Both were quite friendly and communicated a desire to find the best treatment for my condition.

  • Feb 10, 2019

    Listened and educated me on procedures very clearly

  • Feb 09, 2019

    The doctor listened to my concerns, diagnosed the problem and provided a solution. He is a very caring person.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    He is very thorough and gives me the information that I need.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    This was an excellent experience (super scary procedure for someone who hates needles) and everyone I interacted with was amazing and so supportive/understanding.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    Dr petering was PHENOMENAL. Right off the bat I could see he was clearly intelligent and confident in his abilities. I felt like I was in capable hands and it was obvious he genuinely cared for his patients. He was very thorough and really took his time. It was the whole experience. From making my appointment over the phone, to the receptionist that admitted me to my medical assistant that took my vitals. Night and day different to anywhere else I have ever been.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    Professional, He listened to my concerns

  • Jan 21, 2019

    very personalSpent time with me.Listened to meAddressed my issues

  • Jan 21, 2019

    Very good explaining the procedure of the PRP with competent to go ahead and do it because Dr. Petering is very knowledgeable about this and explain himself very well for me to convince myself to go ahead and go to the procedure. It's very very good about explaining everything and very friendly and very kind.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Listened to my issues and responded with careful and compassionate diagnosis and options

  • Jan 20, 2019

    BOTH he and his fellow did a great job. They worked to understand me and my problem on my first visit, then they used ultrasound to inject local anesthetic and steroids into my hip. The injection was a little painful but I immediately felt much better and walked much better.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    He has always been honest with me.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Dr Petering and Welter were amazing. I came in for an ultrasound guided injection and it was painless smooth sailing. Thanks guys!

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Hi, he was great. He was on time. It was the very first appointment in the morning. He seemed generally concern with my well being and was looking out for my best interest.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    As usual, a clear, concise and caring interaction with time and consideration giving to my needs and concerns.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    dr. petering is very good dr. He listens to you and doesn't rush you. He takes the time to really listen . I would refer anyone to him.

  • Jan 16, 2019

    Dr Petering is the best! So kind, personable and full of information.

  • Jan 14, 2019

    Provider was nice and made me feel comfortable. Also took time to answer all my questions.

  • Jan 13, 2019

    Yeah, I'm actually a medical professional myself and have have worked with many surgeons and this man has everything. He's... I can't say anything less than perfect. Thanks so much.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    The entire staff was warm and welcoming. Both Angie and Dr. Petering were quick to establish a calm on comforting rapport.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    As always, I am very happy with Dr. Petering. He listens to all my concerns and responds with advice that he deems necessary.

  • Jan 07, 2019

    Dr. Petering is kind, compassionate and he takes the time to listen to the patient for the reason of the visit. His explanations are clear, he works with the patient to come up with game plan that makes sense for both the patient and the diagnosis.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    Yeah, Dr. P during is the best sports medicine an orthopedic doctor that I've had in my 43 years of living is very passionate what he does. He is great timing is responses via my chart and I like to have them as a family doctor as well as a sports medicine physician as well.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Very efficient visit. People were all helpful and kind.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Ryan is extremely gifted at the ability to communicate percent options and understand what's in the best interest of his patience. at the same time Delivering that with with virtually no, very very straightforward with compassion and yet quite straightforward and and not trying to hide anything and I really appreciate that approach.

  • Dec 24, 2018

    Minimal wait. Dr. Petering was clearly well educated and experienced in diagnosing and recommending treatments for my problem. His in-office ultrasound was extremely efficient.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Everything about the appointment was ideal. The desk and medical support staff were delightful. We were taken in promptly and our time with Dr Petering was informative, respectful and didn?t feel rushed. We appreciate his support and concern.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    Good. He listened and articulated his ideas in a way that helped me understand my diagnosis at this time.. clear follow-up procedures.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    Dr. Petering has been my PCP for 12 years. The older I get, the more I appreciate his kind and experienced help.

  • Dec 15, 2018

    My visit was very informational. It seems to be working so far and I'll be back in touch when it wears off so thank you doctor. Thank you very much.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    First rate as always.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    nice provider, answered all questions, seemed very knowledgeable

  • Dec 10, 2018

    Timely, professional and a good listener. I appreciate his manner and approach.

  • Dec 10, 2018

    This provider is working with me on an arthritic knee. He gives me lots of opportunity to make suggestions and decisions about my care. He is knowledgeable about the science we need to help us make decisions about my care. I really enjoy working with him.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    Both doctors that served me did so with respect, professionalism and were thoroughly taking the time to answer my questions. They were thoughtful of my dignity and comfort throughout the procedure and were encouraging through the painful portions of it.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Engaging, easy to understand. Great balance between future prevention and talking about current concerns. Cites data and presents options. Wonderful provider.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Dr Ryan Petering is efficient and an all round great provider and the Beaverton location is amazing. CHH could learn a lot from this location.

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