The Scribe is the official, full-color, all-digital publication of the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland (MSMP).

The Scribe reflects on all aspects of medicine – academic, clinical, legal and technological – and covers issues and trends that affect all of Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties’ 9,000 physicians and physician assistants. Articles are written by and about physicians and medical students, advancements in medicine and wellness, and also promotes upcoming MSMP events and educational opportunities.

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In the March 2020 Issue:

MSMP News & Events

Providence joins elite in offering advanced imaging for cancer treatment

MSMP's Annual Meeting

Physician Profile: Brinton Clark’s professional journey spans from Ghana to new research on treating OUD

Focus on Pain Management

  • Research: Increasing opioid doses does not appear to curb pain
  • OHSU initiatives help relieve pain, reduce addiction among opioid users

Coronavirus cases increase in the Northwest

Off Hours: Jesse Powell, MD rediscovers affinity for illustrations, applies his skills to health care topics


Classifieds Marketplace


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Do you or someone you know enjoy a hobby or activity you’d like to share? The Portland Physician Scribe regularly features Off Hours, a focus on how medical professionals spend time away from the office. If you have an Off Hours story idea, we’d love to hear it! 

Please contact Scribe editors Barry and Melody Finnemore at scribe@msmp.org or 360-597-4909.  Thanks for your interest in The Scribe!

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