William Lee Melcher , MD

Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

(503) 813-2000

Northwest Permanente PC
3550 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97227


I am originally from Pennsylvania, and a lot of my education was accomplished back east. However, I have been in Oregon since 1995 and very much enjoy the lifestyle and attitudes here. About my practice Every patient is different, and each one needs an approach suited to them. I very much like for patients to be involved in decision making, and my treatment plan is based on what I sense from them. However, I know that many patients need more guidance and have no idea what rheumatology is or what we are treating. I like to offer choices, but I am always happy to suggest, if desired, what I would recommend.How I thrive "This above all: To thine own self be true." - William Shakespeare I have tried to live my life according to this quote from Shakespeare, and it has worked out pretty well for me so far. I enjoy spending free time on the golf course and on the ski slopes (and need much improvement at both!)

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 35 Years

Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

Medical School: Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1986

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
  • Salem Health Hospital

Specialties: Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Kaiser Permanente

Melcher's Office Information

Fax: (503) 333-1645
Website: healthy.kaiserpermanente.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sun9:00 AM-6:00 PM