Ben L. Pederson, MD

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4104 Southeast 82nd Avenue, Suite 250
Portland, OR 97266
2319.1 miles away
Speaks: English

Providence Primary Care - Southeast Portland

4104 Southeast 82nd Avenue, Suite 250, Portland, OR 97266

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About Ben L. Pederson

Dr. Ben Pederson's passion for family medicine is founded within the discipline's core principle of continuity of care, health prevention, and focus on the personal relationship between patients and their medical teams. He enjoys the strong relationships that can form over time with patients, their families and communities. "My role as a physician is to extend beyond the walls of the clinic or hospital and into the neighborhoods and institutions that influence the health and wellness of communities," he says.

As a primary care provider, Dr. Pederson feels continuity of care is very important. "I strive to be a consistent and reliable personal physician for all my patients," he says. "I want to partner with patients in both times of illness and health." He is a strong advocate for preventive health and working with patients at being proactive to maintain a sense of wellness and empowerment within their relationship with their mental and physical health.

Dr. Pederson earned his undergraduate degree from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed residency training with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland.

His specific areas of interest within family medicine are global health, immigrant and refugee health, LGBTQ care with a special training emphasis on transgender health care, clinical quality improvement and medical education curriculum development, with research interests including health literacy, HIV prevention and community-based health promotion.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Pederson moved to Portland for his residency at OHSU. In his free time he enjoys cycling, running and cross country skiing. He is passionate about global health and has lived and worked in Kenya. He currently volunteers with Organic Health Response, a community-based organization on Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya.

Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School Twin Cities


Oregon Health Sciences University

Bachelor of Science

Macalester College

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Providence Primary Care - Southeast Portland
4104 Southeast 82nd Avenue, Suite 250
Portland, OR 97266

Affiliated Locations
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence Milwaukie Hospital

Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Anorexia
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Memory Disorders
  • Mood Symptoms
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Newborn Care
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Palpitations
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Sciatica
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (Std)
  • Skin Disease
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Splinter Removal
  • Sports Physical Exam
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Substance Addiction
  • Suture Removal
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Travel Medicine
  • Tremor
  • Twitching
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Virtual Care
  • Warts
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss