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Pediatrician

Kristan Collins, MD

Office Location(s):
Happy Valley – Johnson Creek

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Pediatric Internship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Pediatric Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX & Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

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Care Philosophy

Watching children grow from precious newborns to confident young adults is a treasured gift. I am so honored to connect with families as they help their child find their own path. Each twist and turn of a child’s life can be an adventure!

I focus on getting to know you and your child, listening and learning about your unique needs. Experience has taught me that good pediatric care isn’t one-size-fits-all. It’s working together to balance your ideas with trusted advice for your family’s health care and well-being.

I work with families to build a partnership that focuses on supporting each child and family through all the challenges of this complex world. It’s so wonderful to see where each adventure takes us!"

– Kristan Collins, MD

Biography

“I remember the sparkle in this little child’s eye – one glimpse of that special light, and I was hooked.”

Nothing could prepare Dr. Collins for the experiences she would have on the pediatric cancer wards during medical school. There, in the middle of all that struggle, she fell in love with the boundless joy and hope of children and discovered her life’s passion. Even though the memory is now distant, she’s reminded of her inspiration every time she looks into the bright eyes of a child.

Dr. Collins has carried this passion throughout her career caring for young people of all ages. She most enjoys working collaboratively with patients and families, helping them to navigate the challenges of parenting in this complex world. Additionally, she has completed specialized training in adolescent medicine and is comfortable managing those “thorny” teenage issues.

When not caring for children, Dr. Collins recharges with friends and family. She indulges her creative side with photography, gardening, fiber art, and ethnic cooking. On weekends, you will likely find her strolling local farmers markets and roadside fruit stands.

Dr. Collins is board certified in both Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She is excited by opportunities to improve children’s health care and enjoys her involvement with regional professional pediatric organizations and teaching at OHSU.

Testimonials

"I can't stress enough how lucky we were to have found Kristan C. Collins M.D. at this location. While the nursing/reception staff is remarkable in and of themselves, we struck gold with Dr. Collins. Her approach to the health of our child has been above and beyond our expectations. We have recommended her to anyone in the area and continue to do so. The approach to care at this office is also amazing. We love their approach to mental/physical health."

– Carlos H.

"I had a top-notch experience with. Dr Collins. I've never met a doctor quite like her. The appointment felt like I went into a time machine, back to a day when doctors had the luxury of spending time with their patients and caring for them holistically. She seems to have a true passion for her job as well as genuine compassion for her patients and their families. She has a very warm demeanor and is quite knowledgeable from her many years of experience and her drive to keep up on the cutting edge of medicine. Dr Collins is very generous with the time that she spends to take care of her patient's needs, answer any questions, and quell any concerns. I would recommend her to anybody without hesitation."

– Rachel G.

"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.

"We recently changed insurance providers and I mainly chose Metropolitan Pediatrics because of the amazing reviews from other parents, it is close to home and had a 5-star rating in terms of coordinated care.

On our visit, we met Dr. Collins, who was down to earth, very deliberate in her care and asked my budding preteen questions that seemed silly, but it made me aware of where my daughter 'stands' in terms of her overall mental health. We left feeling great; all of our questions were answered. Everyone from reception, to the techs to Dr. Collins were really nice and I'm very happy to have established care with Metropolitan Pediatrics."

– Jen D.

"Very professional friendly office staff and we adore Dr. Collins as our pediatrician. She is thorough, wise and has been able to connect with both of our children (now teenagers) on a level that allows them to be very open and honest about any health concerns mental or physical."

– Erica W.
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