The Oregon Clinic Welcomes New Physician to Pulmonary and Critical Care Division

The Oregon Clinic
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Oregon Clinic’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Division is pleased to welcome David Hotchkin, M.D.  Dr. Hotchkin is board certified in Pulmonary Medicine and is board eligible in Critical Care Medicine.  His special interest lies in treating patients with Acute Respiratory Failure, Pleural Disease and Interstitial Lung Disease among other areas.  He brings several awards to the clinic including a Resident Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Washington.  He was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Hotchkin received his medical degree with Honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington in 2002.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in the Seattle/Boise Primary Care Program in 2005.  He then served as Chief Resident for the Internal Medicine Residency Program prior to completing his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington. 

Dr. Hotchkin graduated from Pepperdine University in 1996, where he majored in Biology.  He has volunteered his time for many organizations including the Medic One Foundation in Seattle and the Southwest Washington Free Clinic in Vancouver, Washington. 

Dr. Hotchkin was raised in Battle Ground, Washington and now lives in Portland with his wife and two children.  He enjoys riding his bicycle, hiking and spending time with his family.  He also enjoys cooking, collecting wine and reading a good book during his spare time.  

“I am very excited to be joining The Oregon Clinic, a group known not just locally, but nationally, for exceptional care and incredible physicians.  I am honored to be part of such a wonderful group of physicians.”

Dr. Hotchkin values his work and time with his patients.  “I believe that every visit with a patient builds a relationship, one based on trust and understanding. My job as a physician is not to tell a patient what should be done, but to help guide him or her through a complex problem to provide the best individual care possible. I believe this should be a partnership where I provide expertise and guidance as we decide together on the best appropriate care.”