Northwest Permanente, P.C.

We are the largest medical group in the Northwest. Our team is made up of more than 1,500 physicians and clinicians, as well as sub-specialists in virtually every area of medical and surgical practice. Our integrated health care model, chronic disease management programs, electronic medical record system, and state-of-the-art clinical support tools provide the foundation for our physicians to practice medicine at the highest level.

Our teams of physicians receive some of the industry’s top honors and recognition. For example, 129 physicians were named “Top Docs” by Portland Monthly magazine in 2016, and we received the highest rating of 3 stars from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for our cardiothoracic and thoracic surgery program – the only program in Oregon to receive this top rating.

Fast facts

Headquarters: Portland

Non-Physician Staff
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Dental Offices*
Medical Offices

* Kaiser Permanente Northwest is the only region that offers dental care.

Our medical director

 Imelda Dacones

Imelda Dacones, MD, serves as president and CEO of the Northwest Permanente.


We embrace the time-honored traditions of professionalism, self-governed group practice, and an abiding love for our patients and our calling as healers.