Steven A. Wahls M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

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Assistant Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.7 out of 5 (345 Ratings, 100 Comments)

Expertise

  • Family Medicine

Special focus on

  • Adolescent Health
  • Aviation Medicine
  • Pediatrics (Family Medicine)
  • Pilot Medical Certification
  • Primary Care (Family Medicine)

Education

  • M.D., Rush University College of Medicine, Chicago Illinois 1981
  • Residency:

    • Rush- Christ Hospital family medicine residency, Chicago, IL, 1984
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Family Medicine

Biography

After completing his Family Medicine specialty training in Chicago, Dr. Wahls practiced in Roseburg for 24 years where he was a co- founder of Evergreen Family Medicine. He has enjoyed long-term patient relationships and the privilege of knowing people on a personal level, while helping families navigate the opportunities of health. Dr. Wahls' practice location is Scappoose where he mentors OHSU Family Medicine residents. He is passionate about empowering residents to develop skills they would need to practice in rural underserved areas. Dr. Wahls is a designated FAA Senior Medical Examiner, and performs pilot medical exams and consultation at Scappoose and at the South Waterfront office.

Dr. Wahls and his wife of 38 years live in NE Portland. They have three adult daughters, a wonderful son in law, and six grandchildren. Together they enjoy hiking, biking and yard work, and consider hospitality an important part of their lives. They have fun exploring new areas of the state. His additional interests include aviation, downhill skiing, and construction projects.

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Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (345 Ratings, 100 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

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Very thorough and advicive.

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Fast to get into my appointment and the doctor wanted to listen to what I had to say

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Listens, a long time-doc of mine, for about 10 years.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Good

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Dr. Wahls is very thorough, Feel very comfortable. I enjoyed going to see him when I have to.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Answered all my questions and listened to my concerns.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    he was friendly, professional efficient, sympathetic, a good listener, knowledgable.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    I was heard.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    the Staff was polite and made me feel very welcome and comfortable. they were quick Thorough and efficient.Thank you for the Excellent care.

  • Aug 26, 2019

    Hi, my name is [Name] I am calling to say that I experienced good things with doctor, and I liked him very much, but he's overworked and probably underpaid. Thank you.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    I felt that this provider was very knowledgeable, and he was very nice and very polite and I appreciated that.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Great experience!

  • Aug 01, 2019

    It was great!

  • Jul 24, 2019

    DR Whals has a wonderful Bedside manner and actively listens to concerns and questions. He is very thorough and doesn?t make me feel rushed. I appreciate that a lot.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    I felt that Dr. Wahls was was very thorough and listened to what I had to say and I was very pleased.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    It was a wonderful experience. I'd highly recommend it. Thank you.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Dr. Wahls is great. He is a pilot and understands pilots, and the aviation medical exam is thorough and useful.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    excellent at explaining health issues and listening to my concerns

  • May 23, 2019

    I think Dr. Wahls is a good doctor. He explains things well and listens well.

  • May 20, 2019

    Dr. Wahls is very thorough in talking to me about the challenges I was having.

  • May 15, 2019

    He was very attentive and gave me his full atten ... attention, but he was very behind in schedule so I had to wait for him about 40 minutes.

  • May 13, 2019

    Dr Wahles is great my family and I have been seeing him for years.

  • Apr 28, 2019

    Excellent! Everyone I interacted with was friendly and professional. I was seen at my appointment time and wasn't kept waiting.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Very engaging doctor. Interested in my concerns. Explained the process very thoroughly.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr. Wahls gave me a very complete physical examination, answered all the questions that I had and was very professional and I enjoyed my visit with him.

  • Apr 21, 2019

    On time and friendly. I had a good experience.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Very professional and through

  • Apr 04, 2019

    Dr. Wahls is very easy to talk to and also a good listener. He addressed my concerns and did a great job with his student physician guiding her through the exam and allowing her to come to her own differential diagnosis of my condition.

  • Apr 04, 2019

    He was great and easy to talk to

  • Mar 18, 2019

    great doctor, takes the time to listen, has an excellent attitude

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Always a pleasant experience and Dr. Wahls is always ready to listen and explain and answer any questions that I may have.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr. Wahls makes me feel like I'm the most important person in the world and when I leave his office I'm very hopeful and feel much better than I do when I went in. He's thoughtful, caring and makes sure he covers everything that he needs to cover and he's very thorough.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    I have been seeing Dr. Wahls as my Primary Care Provider for nearly 10 years. He has always had a high standard of care, and listens.

  • Mar 10, 2019

    Dr. Wahls was competent, thorough, compassionate, and I left with an action plan that had multiple steps that I was able to follow through.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    I like his demeanor and his logical bedside manner.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    very good

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Dr. Wahls was extremely supportive of me during a recent episode. He helped to coordinate my care, and to help me make sense of the options that were available to me. I really appreciated his assistance, and would certainly use him again.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    The visit with my physician was great. The wait time to get in wasn’t so great.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Just a positive attitude by all employees

  • Feb 27, 2019

    He was thorough, kind, respectful.

  • Feb 21, 2019

    I was happy Dr. Wahls could see me because Dr.[Name] was not able to see me any of the appointments during my bout with pneumonia.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    It took the fear out of me having cancer removed. I tell you he is a fantastic Dr.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    Just a normal Office Visit

  • Feb 01, 2019

    i had to wait 40 minutes for my appointment. that seems extreme.appointment went fine, i felt he covered almost everything he could for what i was seeing him for.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Okay, I went in he took care of me. He was very professional. And all the things that he did help. I was very happy to have such a person work on. Okay. Thank you.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    He was EXTREMELY professional. He gave me his undivided attention when he was with me. He is no my primary care physician but he treated me as if he was.

  • Jan 23, 2019

    He was wonderful

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Dr. Wahl was the on call "emergency" doctor so my wait was a little bit longer. However, once Dr. Wahl was available, he provided great service.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Very thorough and professional and easily understood.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Overall good experience, however provider was behind schedule which made things seem a little rushed.