Peter R. Rega, MD Providence Medical Group

Primary care physician, internal medicine
Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
In his practice, Dr. Peter Rega emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He encourages his patients to take personal responsibility for their health and enjoys helping them attain the best health and functioning in their lives. "Developing healthy lifestyle behaviors is fundamental to maintaining health," he says. "Attention to adequate rest, proper diet and regular exercise is the best start on the road to well-being."

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Rega earned his medical degree from New York University. He completed an internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle and his residency in internal medicine at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland. Dr. Rega is married and has two young adult children. He enjoys playing tennis and golf, hiking, gardening, and making bread in his free time.
Education
Institution
Type
Year
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School
1974
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Internship
1975
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center
Residency
1987
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal glucose metabolism
  • abnormal pap
  • abrasion
  • acne
  • allergic rhinitis
  • alopecia areata
  • anemia
  • ankle injury
  • anxiety
  • anxiety disorder
  • appendicitis
  • arthralgia
  • arthropathy
  • asthma
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • back pain
  • blood in stool
  • breast lump
  • bronchitis
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervicitis
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • chronic tonsillitis
  • congenital heart disease
  • conjunctivitis
  • constipation
  • contact dermatitis
  • corns
  • cough
  • croup
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • diverticulosis
  • dizziness
  • epidermoid cysts
  • epilepsy
  • erectile dysfunction
  • failure to thrive
  • fever of unknown origin
  • fibroids
  • follicular cyst of ovary
  • gastroenteritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gout
  • headache
  • hematuria
  • hemophilia
  • hemorrhoids
  • hiatal hernia
  • influenza
  • ingrowing toenail
  • ingrown nail
  • inguinal hernia
  • insect bites
  • kidney stone
  • knee injuries
  • leg pain
  • meningitis
  • menometrorrhagia
  • menopause
  • menstrual disorders
  • neck pain
  • neck sprain
  • osteoarthritis
  • peptic ulcer
  • peripheral vascular diseases
  • pneumonia
  • prediabetes
  • pregnancy
  • prostatitis
  • psoriasis
  • pulmonary infections
  • rectal bleeding
  • rosacea
  • rotator cuff injury
  • shortness of breath
  • shoulder sprain
  • sinusitis
  • skin ulcer
  • sleep disorders
  • strep throat
  • sunburn
  • tenosynovitis
  • tobacco abuse
  • type 2 diabetes
  • type I diabetes
  • urinary tract infection
  • urticaria
  • varicella virus
  • venous insufficiency
  • vulvovaginitis
  • warts
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.2 out of 5 (118 Ratings, 34 Comments)


100

12/27/2017
Dr. Rega has been my provider for many years and have always received exceptional care.
0

12/06/2017
I believe Dr Rega is a condescending, sarcastic and uncaring provider. My husband died [...], I've just started a new job and am trying to find a new PCP under my new insurance. He didn't have me fill out a History questionnaire, but rather took a wandering question/answer approach to what he thought was relevant. He immediately informed me that he doesn't prescribe "drugs", that I would just "get over" the loss of my husband and then proceeded to give me a laundry list of the things he expects me to change in my life. At this point in time I am not able to make a lot of changes. I have experienced enough this past month to last a lifetime. I just felt that he was an uncaring provider who gave the impression that he was wasting his time with me.
100

11/29/2017
i visited Dr. Rega because i had a gout attack---in the course of the exam dr. detected an atrial flutter--he set things in motion immediately--like an ekg,now an ultrasound test, and other precautions all the while talking to me about what this is and what the tests will find out and what will happen when we find out the answers--really reassured me---
70

11/02/2017
The pharmacist recommended a different medication than ordered by the doctor as my insurance did not cover the drug prescribed. I was assured by 3 different pharmacists that this was the generic drug for the one prescribed, yet my doctor absolutely refused to prescribe as directed by the pharmacist. Extremely disappointed with the doctor and they really provided NO HELP. Just wasted a couple hours of my time!!
80

10/28/2017
Dr. Rega asked me to have a colonoscopy, which I did. The dr. who did the test found cancer. I had surgery and treatment and have no cancer now. I am alive because I did follow Dr. Rega's instructions to have the colonoscopy.
90

10/17/2017
The first time I saw him he rushed me but the second time he was very good about everything!
100

10/17/2017
1st visit & extremely courteous & helpful.
100

10/11/2017
other than the wait time which we have regardless of what health care provider we visit,i never have a complaint about Dr. Rega or any of his staff--they are all professional,caring, friendly people who would go out of their way to do anything for their patients,
100

10/02/2017
For 20 years or so I had excellent care from the Providence Medical clinic in Medford and thought it would be hard to replace but both my wife and I love Dr Rega and the medical clinic at Willamette Falls.
90

09/29/2017
He listens attentively and he addresses the symptoms discussed. He is very caring and compassionate. Spent the time I needed to discuss my issues.
100

09/28/2017
I am so completely satisfied.
 

09/27/2017
Dr. Rgga actually listened [...]!
100

09/13/2017
Dr. Rega and his staff are the best. I'm lucky to have them ...
80

09/08/2017
It was a good overall experience for being my first visit to this office and my first time meeting Dr. Rega and staff.
50

08/14/2017
I don't feel Dr. Rega really listened to me.
70

07/26/2017
I was hoping to get some specific recommendations but instead I was mostly told, "it is up to you. You are the boss.
50

07/03/2017
I did not feel like they really cared at all
100

06/30/2017
a caring and thorough visit with anm.d. subbing for my appointed primary care doctor who was on vacation.
70

06/25/2017
Seems to be somewhere else sometimes when I talk to him regarding my questions. Urgent care or just general care. My records are always up on the computer but I need to remind him of that.
100

06/22/2017
Dr. Rega has been my provider for many years. He has always been very patient, understanding and listened intently to all my questions without interrupting. His concerns handling my medical problems have always been professional, knowledgeable and "top notch".
30

06/06/2017
This was my first time meeting this provider. I requested a referral to a cardiac specialist (Dr. [...]) as he had been my follow up doctor after a heart attack 3 years ago and I have been experiencing chest pain at rest. These records are available in my file and Dr. Rega accessed them while speaking to me. Even after explaining that I had a complete blood workup following a physical at [...] in November with no anomalies, this provider requested another blood workup which, of course, showed the same results as the one in the November. He then requested an Echo cardiogram, a sleep study (claiming daytime fatigue that I did not mention) and a referral to Dr. [...]
90

05/29/2017
the best of any of my visits
100

05/18/2017
Always good both Dr. Rega and his staff.
100

05/17/2017
This was my first time seeing this doctor. He was great. The only issue was that I had to wait about 20 minutes until the nurse got me. I was the only person in the waiting room for part of that.I am still going to go to the same doctor though. He's so much better than the family doctor I had been going to.
90

04/25/2017
Office wait times could be better i.e., 15 min. or less.
100

04/20/2017
the doctor also had back problems himself so, he knew exactly what I was goiing through and how to treat it. I saw him because of a cancellation. I was blessed to get him the same day I called with excruciating lower back pain. he was very verbal about what and why he was doing procedures to ascertain more precisely the exact cause of my lower back pain. I truly was blessed, of all the excellent doctors with Providence, I got the doctor who knew from personal experience how to diagnose and treat back pain. he also sent home with me a sheet of paper showing back exercises to do to strengthen my back; noting how many repetitions to do etc.... excellent care..... thank you.....
50

03/24/2017
Provider took a phone call during appointment and left the room for several minutes leaving me in the room to wait further. When I left my appointment, I felt that I had just wasted an hour.
80

03/16/2017
HAPPY WITH ALL VISITS.
70

03/01/2017
He was totally wrong about where to make a mental health referral. His referral was to an inpatient psychiatric but it was supposed to be outpatient, ie, a psychotherapist. No correction was made, no followup call with new/correct referral info. Apparently, it's up to me to find such a person while in a psychologically compromised state.
100

02/27/2017
DR. Rega can only be rated good--he listens,and hears what you say--he sees you as a person,not just the next patient--he is right up to date on everything.therefore you can ask anything at all,and he takes every question seriously---
30

02/17/2017
I've never been happy with this provider. Don't feel he cares. He seems to always counter anything you problem you bring. I will be looking for new provider.
30

02/02/2017
I was given an extensive lecture against the treatment I am receiving from a chiropractor. That nterference with the Doctor Patient relationship was very unsettling.
0

01/04/2017
I came to your office for a follow up from an ER visit where I had gone for upper right abdominal pain. I was told that all of the medicines that a previous doctor had prescribed were unnecessary, all of my previous diagnosis were dismissed, and it was implied that ALL of my pain and medical issues were due to depression. I am not depressed, and resent the dismissive nature that I was told that this [...] believed I am. His judgement of my so called "hard life". I don't have a hard life, I've worked hard and raised a family, I've NEVER used drugs, and I rarely drink a glass of wine...so why does he think he has a right to judge me and tell me what kind of life I've had because he's seen me for all of about 10 minutes. He tells me to stop taking a "non-narcotic" pain medication, he tells me that I need to see a mental health professional, and very lightly touches on the fact that I should follow up with the gastro doctors. So I was insulted, dismissed, and treated like a nut job until I had had enough of his belittling me and my intelligence and the intelligence of some wonderful caring doctors, and I left, angry. I've since received a letter from him stating that he again wanted to reiterate my need to stop taking pain medications that treat my fibromyalgia and arthritis, and go see a mental health doctor since this is all in my head and I'm depressed!
100

11/26/2016
i called the office because i needed a refill for my [...]--they agreed to give me an extension on it,but dr. rega would not fill prescription again without seeing me---very commendable--i admire that he is so through ----
 
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