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Karen Fryefield, M.D.

Location of Care

Peterkort Centre 1

9555 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 301

Portland, OR 97225

Education and Training

Board Certification: The American Board of Pediatrics Eligible

Medical Degree: Oregon Health and Science University

Pediatric Residency: Oregon Health and Science University

Languages: English

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Karen Fryefield, M.D.

My favorite thing about being a pediatrician is getting to know my patients and witnessing their identities develop as they grow. I like to use creative problem solving to help find solutions that work best for individual patients and families. I believe in supporting my patients with recommendations built on a foundation of evidence, while considering the unique circumstances of each situation.

I grew up in Eugene, Oregon as the youngest of three girls. I was an active kid and spent my childhood years trying to keep up with my older sisters, which led to many cuts, bumps, and bruises. Luckily, having a mom who was a pediatrician meant that most of the time the bandaging and stitching-up could be done at home. In the summers my family loved spending time outside together swimming, hiking, and backpacking.

After attending Smith College in Massachusetts, where I learned that snow might not be for me, I was thrilled to return to Oregon for medical school. I always had it in the back of my mind that pediatrics might be a good fit. As I went through medical school I found working with families and taking care of children and adolescents to be the most rewarding and realized there is nothing else I would rather do.

My wife and I live in Portland with our sweet cat Trudy. We love to spend time with friends and family, hike, travel, and play board games. I am also close with my parents, sisters, and their partners, and I am very happy to say that now all of them live in Oregon!