Doctors Express NE Portland is conveniently located in the Rose City Center next to Safeway and Comcast. Our friendly, experienced Portland providers deliver efficient, top-notch care for a variety of needs. See Doctors Express NE Portland for emergency and walk-in urgent care today and enjoy our free Wi-Fi and coffee or tea while you wait for your loved one.
We Offer a Variety of Services
At Doctors Express NE Portland, we’re open 7 days a week with extended hours. We offer a variety of services, including urgent care, quick visits, travel medicine and employer and physician services.
Dr. Steve Acosta
Dr. Acosta graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1976 and did a Family Practice Residency at the UC Irvine Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. In California he practiced in a variety of environments – from Emergency Medicine at various hospital groups to owning his own practice to Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine. He moved to Oregon in 1996 and has worked at the ER departments of Kaiser and the VA. His last stint at the VA was being the Medical Director of their “Program at Home” where he helped the VA reduce significant costs through home visits for patient care.
Dr. Tracey Columb
Dr. Columb is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine with an interest in women’s and children’s health, sports medicine, travel medicine and underserved populations. Dr. Columb has experience in several different settings providing comprehensive medical services to the entire family. She spent the last 3 years as a family physician providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency care in Sitka, Alaska. Her interests include volunteering with Floating Doctors (a non profit medical relief organization) in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Bryan Copas is a nationally certified Physician Assistant with more than 20 years of experience in Emergency, Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine. His medical education started when he joined the Army in 1989 and served as a Field Medic in Texas, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and California. After an honorable discharge and working as an EMT in the emergency department at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, he graduated from Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Chemistry.
Bryan was promptly accepted to the Saint Louis University Physician Assistant Program and since graduating in 2002, he has been a licensed and nationally certified Physician Assistant practicing Emergency, Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine in Illinois, Missouri, Colorado and now Oregon. He brings a unique perspective to Doctors Express because of his varied experiences and fund of knowledge. He is an empathetic and compassionate health care provider that brings a high level of discipline, focus and professionalism to everything he does.
Dr. Hetal Patel
Dr. Hetal Patel completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University Hospitals of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She went to medical school at the University of Maryland. Her hobbies include cooking, crafts and traveling; and she loves the beautiful green environment of Oregon.
While working at Doctors Express Dr. Patel is pursuing a residency at OHSU in Preventive Medicine where her focus is on the population management of diabetes at the VA hospital as well as learning more about the policy aspect of primary care in order to influence chronic disease management.
Dr. William Princen
Dr. Bill Princen has been an Emergency Medicine physician for the past 35 years, practicing mainly in rural hospitals on the Oregon Coast.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He did his Internship in San Francisco. He was Board certified in Emergency Medicine in 1984.
He has taught college EMT and Nurse training programs and ran a county-wide Emergency Medical Service. He has traveled worldwide as a cruise ship physician.
He is the father of four, and his youngest are twins.
His interests, when he is not seeing patients at Doctors Express, are writing, photography, woodworking, nature, and travel.
Dr. Jenny Soyke
Dr. Soyke received her bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Oregon and her MD from OHSU. She did her Family Practice Residency at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Ft. Lewis, WA. She is currently Board Certified in Family Medicine; in the past she has also been Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Hospice/Palliative Medicine.
Before Dr. Soyke started in medicine, she worked in a variety of places – from a fish cannery in Alaska to a publishing company in Boston. She has traveled in 14 countries; her favorites were Korea and Turkey. She grew up in Pittsburgh but moved to Oregon/Eugene in 1978. She enjoys bicycling, Cycle Oregon, and board games with friends.
Dr. Arthur Ticknor
Dr. Art Ticknor practices medicine at Doctors Express and One Community Health in the Columbia Gorge. Prior to moving to Oregon Dr. Ticknor practiced medicine in upstate New York for 12 years.
He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Colgate University and his M.D. from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He completed a residency in Family Medicine in Rochester. Dr. Ticknor was a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal for two and a half years.
Dr. Ticknor enjoys working with families of all shapes and sizes – and believes in the importance of creating long-term relationships with patients based on trust. A father of three, he is a fan of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team, and enjoys studying U.S. history, swimming, hiking and skiing.
After graduating from high school in the medical program at the Center for Advanced Learning in 2009, Paige went on to continue her education at Mt Hood Community College. She later decided to streamline her education by attending Concorde Career College where she finished the Medical Assistant with Limited X-Ray program. With a background in both Urgent Care and Pediatric clinics, she began working for Doctors Express in 2013 as a Certified Medical Assistant and Limited X-Ray tech. She in now Assistant Manager of our NE Portland center.
When outside of the office, Paige enjoys reading, traveling, and taking dance classes around the Portland area. She is also a member of several bowling leagues and enjoys spending time her daughter.
Lead Medical Assistants
After a distinguished military career – where he served in many operations and earned a Commendation medal from the Governor of California – John decided to go back to school to follow his calling to be in healthcare.
He earned his Associate in Science, Certification in Medical Assisting, Certification as a Phlebotomy Technician, and a licensed Limited X-Ray Tech from Pioneer Pacific College, graduating #1 in his class. John is currently enrolled at PSU as an undergraduate in the Pre-Med program.