Charles R. Cannan, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Charles Cannan believes his most important role as a physician is to provide educated and compassionate care to all of his patients. "I will care for each patient as best I can, by today's standards, and apply this to each person as an individual," he says. In his practice, Dr. Cannan enjoys combining science, technology and human interaction for the specific benefit of each individual patient. "This is the "art" of medicine," he says.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Dr. Cannan completed his internship at Cape Town's Groote Schuur Hospital, where he served as an intern under the cardiologists involved with the world's first human heart transplant. He completed his residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Cannan has a wife and two children. He is a former surfer and a lover of red wine, food and golf.
University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences
Medical School
Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic
Rhode Island Hospital
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal calcium score
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • abnormal ecg
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • adenosine stress test
  • advanced lipid testing
  • anomalous coronary artery
  • aortic diseases
  • aortic stenosis
  • aortic valve disorder
  • arrhythmia
  • atherectomy
  • atherosclerosis
  • atherosclerosis of aorta
  • athletic heart syndrome
  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrial flutter
  • atrial tachycardia
  • atrioventricular block
  • atrioventricular septal defect
  • autoimmune pericarditis
  • av nodal arrhythmia
  • blood clot
  • bradycardia
  • cardiac angina
  • cardiac arrest
  • cardiac catheterization
  • cardiac conduction defects
  • cardiac disease in pregnancy
  • cardiac insufficiency
  • cardiac risk assessment
  • cardiac tumor
  • cardiomegaly
  • cardiomyopathy
  • cardiorenal syndrome
  • cardiospasm
  • cardiovascular disease management
  • cerebrovascular disorders
  • chest pain
  • cholesterol disorders
  • cholesterol management
  • chronic total occlusion
  • complete atrioventricular block
  • complication cardiac catheterization
  • conduction defects
  • congestive heart failure
  • coronary angiography
  • coronary angioplasty
  • coronary artery anomaly
  • coronary artery disease
  • coronary artery fistula
  • coronary calcium score
  • coronary stent
  • diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • dobutamine stress test
  • dysautonomia
  • dyspnea on exertion
  • echocardiography
  • elevated creatine kinase
  • exercise intolerance
  • familial arrhythmia
  • family history heart disease
  • heart murmur
  • heart racing
  • holter monitor
  • hypertension
  • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • infiltrative disorders of the heart
  • intra-aortic balloon pump
  • intravascular ultrasound
  • ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • left-sided heart failure
  • malignant hypertension
  • microvascular dysfunction
  • mitral regurgitation
  • mitral valve insufficiency
  • mitral valve prolapse
  • mitral valve regurgitation
  • myocardial infarction
  • myocarditis
  • myxoma
  • nuclear cardiology test reading
  • orthopnea
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • palpitations
  • papillary muscle disorders
  • paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • paroxysmal tachycardia
  • paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
  • patent ductus arteriosus
  • patent foramen ovale
  • patent foramen ovale closure
  • pericardial effusion
  • pericarditis
  • postural tachycardia syndrome
  • pre-excitation syndrome
  • premature atrial contraction
  • premature beats
  • premature ventricular contractions
  • preoperative evaluation
  • preventative cardiology
  • prinzmetals angina
  • pulmonary artery stenosis
  • pulmonary edema
  • pulmonary valve disorders
  • pulmonary valve insufficiency
  • pulmonary valve stenosis
  • radial coronary access
  • refractory angina
  • rheumatic mitral regurgitation
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis with insufficiency
  • rhythm disorder
  • right bundle branch block
  • right heart failure
  • right ventricular hypertrophy
  • rotational atherectomy
  • secondary hypertension
  • stent thrombosis
  • stenting
  • stress echo cardiogram
  • sudden cardiac death
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • syncope
  • tachycardia
  • thrombosis
  • tilt table test
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • transthoracic echocardiogram
  • tricuspid regurgitation
  • tricuspid valve disease
  • valve stenosis
  • valvular endocarditis
  • vasovagal syncope
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • vo2 measurement
  • wolff-parkinson-white syndrome

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.

4.8 out of 5 (62 Ratings, 12 Comments)


I may not respond well to Dr. Cannan's personal style ("bedside manner") . He seems somewhat cool and distant. I was first appt. of the day, and yet he was late. Transcriber did not acknowledge my greeting. I don't think dr. looked at my file before entering exam room; but that might be standard now.

My experience with Dr. Cannan, the hospital staff, the pacemaker team and all workers was above reproach. I could not have had better treatment anywhere!

Dr. Cannon is excellent with professionalism, compassion & knowledge. Appreciate [...] also!

Dr Caanan is the best, he saved my life!

Top notch! Dr. Cannan came highly recommended... and deservedly so!!

He flipped up my shirt and pulled my compassion sox down. I think I should have been asked to do that or explained to why it was necessary. He checked my legs for swelling and attached an EKG sticker on my chest.

Dr. Cannon answered my questions and did a thorough exam. I respect his expertise and trust him to diagnose and give advice.

Has always been a pleasant experience.

I am satisfied with the hospital procedure and the follow up.

Everyone took VERY GOO care OF me. Excellent! NO complaints whatsoever!

I could not be more pleased with Dr.Cannan. In fact, I referred two friends to him yesterday.

All good.
Providence Heart Clinic at The Oregon Clinic Gateway
1111 Northeast 99th Avenue Suite 201
Portland, OR 97220
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