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

4.7 out of 5 (410 Ratings, 145 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

4.7 out of 5 (410 Ratings, 145 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 02, 2019

    Professional & courteous, as always. Dr. Petering took the time to clearly describe to the athlete what the he was evaluating, why his observations led to certain conclusions/recommendations, and provided recommendations based on the athletes sport demands/schedule. My son appreciates that the Dr. understands that an athlete has concerns that might transcend a generic recommendation of 'just rest it'. My wife and I also want to thank the scheduler, Maria, for her warm, courteous, and very efficient manner. Maria has always been pleasant and proactive in our multiple interactions with the office - a heartfelt thank you as parents.

  • May 01, 2019

    Listened to me and is working with me to ensure my mental and physical health. It is always nice to schedule a visit with him.

  • May 01, 2019

    Thorough, efficient and kind.

  • May 01, 2019

    Was very good

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Great staff, wonderful service. Thank you.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Dr. Petering was very friendly and a great listener. He patiently addressed all my concerns and confirmed several times that all my questions were answered.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Ryan and the team were great. Great in depth discussion about the potential issues and clear forward plan. I was very impressed.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    As always: courteous, professional, caring, informative.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    I was taken to the exam room pretty quickly and the nurse was helpful and friendly

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Both doctors (resident and attending) were absolutely amazing. I had all my questions answered and then some. They know what they are doing and are extremely skilled in their discipline. Thoroughly I was very impressed, they sent me home with everything I needed. I already am feeling much better.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Great care.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Getting a steroid shot is never fun but he was friendly, prompt, and it didn't hurt. Thank you!

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Dr. Petering was attentive and thoughtful. I wish every physician had his EQ!!!!

  • Apr 04, 2019

    Dr. Petering was very professional and very open to listengin and discussing my health needs. I appreciated his candid responses. He is a very good doctor.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Ryan and his Fellow were both very warm and approachable, listened and answered questions clearly, explained what they were doing before and during the procedure. Mom had no pain during the injection and had immediate relief from pain.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Ryan was very thorough and detailed in his diagnosis and explanation of options. He was very reasonable and understood my perspective in suggesting treatments. Will definitely see him for any further sport injury diagnoses and treatments!

  • 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.