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Russ Riggs, MD

Russ Riggs, M.D.

Clinic Director

Dr. Riggs

Dr. Riggs has gained unique clinical perspective by working in a diverse range of communities as an entrepreneur, business founder, knee specialist, emergency physician, administrator, and educator. He enjoys hiking in the stunning Northwest, snow skiing, enjoying the quality restaurants that Portland offers, exploring the rolling hills of Oregon Wine Country, and travel. He especially loves being the proud father of 5 amazing kids!

“My life’s motto is ‘Live life to its fullest, and take time to enjoy this amazing journey we are on together!’” Dr. Riggs says. “Seeing patients break out of the pain cycle and return to an active lifestyle has made working at Reflex one of the most rewarding experiences of my medical career.”

Credentials/Specialty Training

  • Specialized Training in Viscosupplementation (Knee Injection Therapy), Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound of the knee
  • Specialized Training in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Certified Fluoroscopist
  • Specialized Training in Knee Pain and Knee Injuries
  • Board Certified / American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Advanced Trauma and Cardiac Life Support Provider

Professional Background

  • President of Medical Staff, Providence Newberg Medical Center
  • Hospital Advisory Board, Providence Newberg Medical Center
  • Hospital Quality Council, Providence Newberg Medical Center
  • Assistant Medical Director, Tuality Community Hospital
  • Emergency Medicine physician in OR, NC, SC, and TX

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Osteoarthritis Research Society International
  • Member of American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Teaching Affiliations

  • Oregon Health Sciences University / Clinical Preceptor
  • Pacific University / PA Program Student Preceptor

Education

  • Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte NC
    Residency, Emergency Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
    Doctor of Medicine
  • Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
    Bachelor of Arts, Asian Studies/Mandarin Chinese, Summa Cum Laude