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Christian Powell, MD

How are star ratings for providers determined?

Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes


Professional Distinctions

  • Chief Resident at Providence Portland Medical Center - Internal Medicine

Practicing since:

 2008 (16 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 2011 (13 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University College Dublin School of Medicine


  • Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, Oregon - Internal Medicine


  • University of California at Davis - Rheumatology


  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Additional Information


  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • International Society for Clinical Densitrometry


  • Cutaneous manifestations of rheumatic disease
  • General rheumatology


  • Tennis
  • Guitar & Mandolin
  • Traveling

Additional Comments

  • After moving from Santa Barbara in 2000 to pursue my medical education, I am so excited to be home. I met my wife at UCSB and we have 2 incredible kids - a daughter and a son.