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Metropolitan Pediatrics History

Our story begins in 1908 with the establishment of the multispecialty Bodine-Cantril Clinic in NE Portland across from the Memorial Coliseum. This clinic was home to Portland’s very first pediatrician and also to one of our earliest founding pediatricians. In 1938, Suburban Clinic, also a multispecialty practice, was founded on the Eastside. Several of our current Gresham and Happy Valley pediatricians practiced there.

Eventually, the Bodine-Cantril Clinic was demolished and in 1976, after the dust had settled, Metropolitan Clinic was built in the very same parking lot. Many of our Westside and Northwest physicians were originally part of this clinic’s team.

Metropolitan Clinic and Suburban Clinic eventually merged, keeping the name Metropolitan Clinic and existing locations in Portland as well as on the Eastside and Westside. Several other clinics later joined the group, forming HealthFirst, a large organization with more than 200 providers. HealthFirst dissolved in 1999 and while most of the providers disbanded, several of the pediatricians united to start Metropolitan Pediatrics, LLC, a privately owned practice caring exclusively for children and their families at multiple locations throughout the Portland metro area.

With roots in the Bodine-Cantril and Suburban Clinics, Metropolitan Pediatrics is the oldest continuing group of providers in the city of Portland!

Today, Metropolitan Pediatrics boasts nearly 40 providers with locations in Gresham, Happy Valley, NW Portland, and Beaverton. We are still growing and committed to providing outstanding pediatric care in the greater Portland metro area. We continue to honor our heritage every day by providing care that is professional, compassionate, and up-to-date with excellence as our foremost goal.

Our Mission

Our team, Metropolitan Pediatrics, is committed to providing the highest level of pediatric care available in this, our community.

Our care will be delivered in a compassionate atmosphere, and in a supportive manner, with the greatest of respect for the individuals involved.

Our Vision

As your Medical Home, we are committed to creating an experience of well-being for your child and family.

Together, we will pursue your health goals and dreams.

Our Experienced Providers

Meet our diverse team of pediatric providers, working together toward our mission to provide high-quality, compassionate, and supportive pediatric care for Portland-area families!

Our Locations

Your family deserves friendly, quality care close to home. Find out if we’re in your neighborhood!


NW Portland

Happy Valley


Our Happy Families

My son had his first appointment at Metropolitan Pediatrics, last week. The staff was friendly and helpful and we were seen in a timely manner. Dr. Chavis was very personable, thoughtful, attentive and thorough, while completing my son’s exam. He took the time to draw a picture for my son, using colored markers, to help him understand his injury. After my son’s exam, we were in the parking lot, not realizing we had left without the printout for our visit and Dr. Chavis had one of his staff bring us back to the lobby, so he could give us the printout personally and say goodbye. Who does that? What doctor comes out to the lobby to say, “goodbye, nice to see you” and give you your paperwork? Clone him. Thanks! We’ll be back.”

Erin J. – Beaverton Office

Our Happy Families

Had a wonderful experience here. We just moved to Portland from the east coast and its been a huge adjustment for our family. From the moment we walked in we were greeted by friendly staff and had fun finding images on their big mural. The nurses and doctors were very friendly, and the doctor we had focused on the entire child, mental and physical and were so thorough, we felt like the only patient in the building. Cannot speak more highly of this practice.”

Jeremy A. – Beaverton Office

Our Happy Families

Best pediatric care ever! Not just our doctor but the entire staff. They are truly caring individuals. They listen to each issue and always have a plan of action. My feelings and beliefs matter to this office. All 6 of my children feel safe and respected. I feel truly blessed to have such an amazing pediatric staff to care for my children. 5 stars easy!”

Michelle A. – Gresham Office

Our Happy Families

I have three sons age 18, 19 and 25. We have been going to metro pediatrics for 23 years now. My youngest was recently treated by doctor Licktieg for a finger infection. We love her. She feels like family. Metropolitan Pediatrics has been there through every illness. All the staff have been excellent. Such a comfort. They have helped me raise these three boys. I’m so sad that when my last son graduates from high school we have to move on. Highly recommended.”

Kristine D. – Northwest Office

Our Happy Families

My son is a lifelong patient of Dr. Kristan Collins who is simply the best. She is the most patient, intuitive and skilled doctor I have ever dealt with and wish I could clone her and make her my doctor too! We followed her from her previous practice and are very happy with the service at Metropolitan Pediatrics including the desk staff and patient portal response.

Christie W. – Happy Valley Office

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New Patients

Thank you for choosing Metropolitan Pediatrics as your child’s Medical Home! Our physicians and staff are pleased to have the opportunity to build a relationship with you, your child, and family.

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