Benjamin Houser, MD, decided to go into family medicine and primary care when he was in medical school. “I saw in family medicine the opportunity to care for the whole patient,” says Dr. Houser. “To care for patients from the moment they are born well into their elder years, through happiness and sadness, major life events, pregnancy and childbirth.”
In his practice Dr. Houser places an emphasis on pregnancy and newborn care. “Pregnancy is truly one of the joys of my practice, and I am truly humbled by the opportunity to participate in such an important part of peoples' lives,” says Dr. Houser. “Providing care for my pregnant patients and their newborn children brings light to my practice every day.”
The most enjoyable thing about being a medical provider, according to Dr. Houser, is being allowed the privilege of being a part of his patient's personal lives. He truly enjoy the close connections he has with his patients and finds joy every day in knowing that he has the opportunity to have a meaningful impact in their lives.
“My role as a provider is to serve as a navigator for my patients, to help them identify and achieve their health care goals,” he says. “For each individual person, this goal may be different, but it is my role to help my patients achieve theirs.”
He feels that a philosophy of a team based approach to care with the patient at the center is important. He’s fortunate to be a part of a fantastic team that partners closely with our patients to provide the best care possible.
Dr. Houser earned his medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University and completed his internship and residency with Providence Oregon Family Medicine Residency, Milwaukie. He also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in Biochemistry.
Born and raised in the Portland metro area Dr. Houser has lived in Oregon his entire life. He enjoys several hobbies including outdoor activities like hiking, camping, backpacking, and cross-country skiing. He especially enjoys running and has participated in many local events with his wife