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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 Beaverton and NW Portland 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 50 providers with locations in Beaverton, Bridgeport, Gresham, Happy Valley – Johnson Creek, Happy Valley – Sunnyside, and NW Portland. 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 Family Welcomes Yours
Metropolitan Pediatrics welcomes people of all cultures, beliefs, and experiences into our beautiful, blended family of patients, employees, and physicians. Our atmosphere is one of mutual respect, compassion, cooperation, encouragement, and fun – and it safely encircles every person who enters our doors. We appreciate that children and families are diverse, and we celebrate the differences that make us unique, including race, ethnicity, language spoken at home, religion, disability and special health care need, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other attributes. Although we represent many human differences, we are united in our shared goal of nurturing healthy, happy kids and families. Our promotion of inclusive environments means actively opposing intolerance, bigotry, bias, and discrimination of any kind. You, in all your beauty, are welcomed and appreciated in our family.
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.
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.