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Gale Rydell, MD

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Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV
Pediatric Internship: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Pediatric Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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.

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Care Philosophy

I am rewarded daily by my interaction with children. Their forthrightness and intuitiveness are a continual source of wonder and joy. I view my role as pediatrician as a partner in the care of the whole child, working with families to ensure their child’s overall health and well-being. I attempt to empower children regarding knowledge and care of their own bodies, and personal responsibility for their emotional and physical health."

– Gale Rydell, MD


Dr. Rydell grew up in Nevada, attained her B.S. at Southern Oregon University, completed her internship and residency at the University of Utah, and then returned to Oregon to begin practicing pediatrics. She has been with Metropolitan Pediatrics’ Westside Clinic since it opened in 1999.

Dr. Rydell is married and has an adult son and daughter. In her free time, she likes to garden and take on household projects. She also loves living in beautiful Oregon and often engages in outdoor pursuits.

Dr. Rydell enjoys her relationships with her patients and their families, as well as her involvement in children’s lives as they develop and mature to adulthood. Sharing the joys and challenges of their growth has been very rewarding.


"Being a nurse myself I am very particular about the way things are done with my children. We’ve been taking our 3 children who are now ages 6, 7 and 19, to MP for over a decade now. The waiting room is always clean and wonderfully decorated, and has stuff like books and play tables for the kids to entertain themselves. They especially love the salt water fish tank. We've always felt welcomed by the staff, never had any issues with scheduling appointments, and thought they were on top of all the admin stuff. We love his Pediatrician Dr. Rydell and remember being so excited to see her at the hospital when our two youngest were born. We feel like she cares about not only our kids but also his parents. She’s patient and kind, honest, knowledgeable and very thorough. The very few times she wasn’t available, or our children had to see another doctor for another reason, they were also great. We highly recommended this place and their physicians!"

– Flora E.

"We see Dr Rydell and I can't recommend her enough. She's kind, knowledgeable, and stays abreast of latest research. I have enjoyed working with her the last 10 years. When we've seen other Drs there they've all been great almost to a one. The front desk ladies are generally very nice and helpful as well."

– Jessica C.

"We've been there 2 times with our baby girl, we love the clinic this far, Dr. Rydell is great! We switched pedestrians after going to westside pediatric clinic for her very first appointment but that clinic treated us in a very hostile manner, they talked down to us and had no manners, so we never went back, we went to you guys and we're happy we did!"

– Maria P.
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