Ryan Best, MD

503-297-3778
Areas of Focus: 
Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing
Unexplained Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

About Me

I believe that my role as a physician is to be a navigator and guide rather than to dictate a course of action. Modern medicine enables us to do amazing things, and my goal is to work with my patients to decide the best course of action, whether or not we decide to utilize those treatments.

- Ryan Best, MD

Dr. Best believes that being able to work both in pulmonology and in critical care medicine provides a great variety of opportunities. He loves to teach, both to trainees and his patients.  

Dr. Best enjoys working with a patient to find what is BEST for them, rather than just pressing forward with a treatment.  

 

Other Interests: 

Dr. Best is a huge music lover. His first degree was in music and he tries to stay involved as much as he can, whether playing guitar, going to live performances, or just listening to music with friends.  

Outside of work, Dr. Best loves to cook and enjoy the outdoors, especially cycling, running, and hiking. He has also become a decent woodworker and enjoys building things for himself and others. 

 

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing
Unexplained Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
  • Critical Care Medicine – Board Certified
  • Pulmonary Medicine – Board Eligible
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, 2022
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, 2018
  • MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, 2015
  • BS, Biology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, 2011
  • BA, Music, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2004
Honors: 
  • Peter Bates Teaching Award, 2021
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Medical Association