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Douglas Lincoln, MD, MPH

Office Location(s):
Happy Valley – Johnson Creek

Dual Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics & American Board of Preventive Medicine
Education: MD – Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Pediatric Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Pediatric Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

I strongly recommend fully vaccinating kids against preventable diseases on the schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). I do not support nonmedical vaccine exemptions.

Care Philosophy

Parenting is one of life’s greatest joys, but is also hard work. As a pediatrician, my role is to be your partner and advocate when it comes to your child’s health and well-being. I strive to approach every relationship in a calm, warm, collaborative manner, supporting you as parents. My greatest satisfaction is getting to know and care for your children, from newborns to young adults, with all the growth in between!"

– Douglas Lincoln, MD, MPH


The son of an Air Force pilot and elementary school teacher, Dr. Lincoln had the opportunity to live internationally and across the country during his childhood. He continued sampling life in various locales throughout his education, majoring in biology at Brown, and then attending medical school at Tulane University, where he also received his Master of Public Health.

In medical school he met his wife, who is now an OB/GYN, and together they fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and moved to Portland to finish their medical training. Dr. Lincoln completed residencies in Pediatrics as well as Preventive Medicine at OHSU.

Following completion of his residencies, he worked as a solo pediatrician at an underserved community health center in northeastern Pennsylvania via the National Health Service Corps, and joins Metropolitan Pediatrics after serving as the medical director of OHSU’s General Pediatrics clinic.

Devoted to providing comprehensive care to every child in a caring and family-centered way, Dr. Lincoln looks forward to working in collaboration with caregivers to help children thrive. Special areas of interest in his practice include helping families meet their breastfeeding goals, including evaluation and treatment of tongue tie; incorporating positive parenting strategies; participating in advocacy and public policy around child health issues; and teaching medical students.

In his free time, Dr. Lincoln enjoys DIY projects around the house, reading, hiking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two young sons.



"Transferred newborn care here after our first appointment for our baby's 3 days old visit at another facility left us feeling like it might not be the right fit. (not to put them on blast but without name dropping it's was an urgent care that now offers primary care- but we were not going to "brave" it out with them in hopes we might be wrong about our instincts) SO GLAD we switched to Metropolitan Pediatrics! Dr. Lincoln is the man. He is extremely knowledgeable and both my husband and myself were instantly comforted by how efficient he was and you could tell he knows pediatrics. The office is being renovated but it's a nice big space, the medical assistant and support staff are always nice and we are just really happy we trusted our gut and switched providers. Our baby is our number one priority and a provider that is less than superior is just not going to work for us. Would highly recommend this practice."

– A H

"Our daughter has seen Dr Lincoln for 7 years. She looks forward to visits with him, because of his kind and welcoming demeanor. He is playful and kind with her as well as helpful and informative with us, her parents. He has up to date information and helps us to make informed decisions, particularly in the areas of development, school transitions, and vaccination. We have great trust in him and the recommendations that he provides us."

– Andrea O.

"Me and my husband went in for a Meet and Greet with Dr. Lincoln and needless to say he was the first and last pediatrician we’ll be meeting for our baby. From how nice the receptionists were, to the cleanliness of the office, to how patient, professional and attentive Dr. Lincoln is, we have no doubt we’re in amazing hands with Metropolitan Pediatrics and our baby’s pediatrician!!"

– Nádia P.

"After looking around for months getting ready for my daughters arrival I had decided on going to dr. Lincoln. After all the reviews I had read I was confident in my choice. Once my daughter was born I set up her first appointment and I’m so happy with my decision. He talked to my daughter the entire check up and made sure my husband and I were included and informed on everything he saw and was hearing. He is such a nice man and I feel great with choosing him to be my daughters pediatrician. It’s clear he cares about his patients."

– Amanda W.

"Dr. Lincoln is such a great doctor. We have been going here for over a year. He is kind, gentle, and not in a hurry to leave the patient's room. He always answers all our questions and is very knowledgeable. He is not judgemental of any parenting style and says his professional opinion. The clinic itself is wonderful. All staff are professional and kind. Clinic is always clean. Seems they are never understaffed. 5 stars for me!"

– Evelina D.

"Finally, a professional clean caring doctor right next to our home on Mount Scott. You Rock! Metropolitan Pediatrics in Happy Valley ! From the minute my son and I walked through those doors we felt like we had found that small town doctors office that we were looking for. We are from Santa Barbara County and lived 6 years in Sisters Oregon, a very warm small community and we were looking for You! In this big city area it’s difficult to find a place that will slow down and talk to you like you are family. The 24 year old or so secretary that was seated up front was so warm and friendly from the moment we came in, as well as another woman who was multitasking with a headpiece, very impressive. I couldn’t help but to drop all my worries and just let the visit ride . We saw Dr. Lincoln quickly and he really helped my shy 13 year old son feel like he wanted to ask questions about his body, losing the look of worry. He has survived bullying and I watch closely how people treat him of course and Dr. Lincoln was a good doctor . You now have a new patient! Thank you Metropolitan Pediatrics"

– Wen W.

"Had a great check up with Dr Lincoln. I always leave feeling reassured that I am doing all that I can do ensure my sons health and well being.

Dr Lincoln is a big part of making me feel confident and proud as a new mom!

Thanks to the team of nurses who are understanding and compassionate about what they do!"

– Genevieve A.

"This place is fantastic. Dr. Lincoln is my doctor and I was just telling my mom that I couldn't envision anyone being able to do a better job. That man has found his calling.

The receptionists and nurses I have worked with have all been great as well.

I feel blessed to have found such a great place for my son."

– Anna P.
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