Dr. Amy Margarete Dechet , MD

Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine


Personal Statement: I have been privileged to be a part of the medical education staff since 2008. While having specialty training in infectious diseases, I still very much enjoy general internal medicine and find it challenging and stimulating to incorporate both into my practice. Above all else, I am passionate about teaching and exploring innovative ways in which this might be done effectively. The energy and compassion of the residents and staff here make for an exciting and rewarding work environment. Areas of Academic Focus: Judicious Antibiotic use Public health HIV training Evaluating Teaching Methods Recent Publications: HIV/AIDS Routine Testing Curriculum Guide. July 2008. AIDS Education and Training Center. Co-author. Jain S, Chen L, Dechet A, et al. An outbreak of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli associated with sushi restaurants in Nevada. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jul 1;47(1):1-7. Dechet A, Yu PA, Koram N, Painter J. Non-foodborne Vibrio infections: an important cause of morbidity and mortality ? United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr 1;46(7):970-6. HIV/AIDS Basic Training Curriculum Guide June 2007. AIDS Education and Training Center. Contributing author. Dechet AM, Scallan E, Gensheimer K, et al. Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium Definitive Type 104 infection linked to commercial ground beef, northeastern United States, 2003-2004. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Mar 15;42(6):747-52. Karen E. Hauer, A Teherani, A Dechet, E Aagaard. Medical students' perceptions of mentoring: a focus-group analysis. Med Teach. 2005 Dec;27(8):732-4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak associated with egg salad. MMWR 2004; 53 (48): 1132-4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Outbreak of Salmonella serotype enteritidis infections associated with raw almonds ? United States and Canada, 2003-2004. MMWR 2004; 53 (22): 484-7. Recent Presentations: Herpes Zoster Management and Prevention, Annual Symposium, 2010 Personal Interests: My family, including my 1.5 year-old daughter, husband, and dog, as well as extended family; skijoring, hiking, Pilates, and spending time on Mt. Hood.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 20 Years

Languages Spoken: English ,German , Russian and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Washington School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1999

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Providence Portland Medical Center

Specialties: Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Moda Health Connexus
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PacificSource PSN
  • PacificSource SmartChoice
  • PacificSource SmartHealth Oregon Members
  • PacificSource SmartHealth Standard MRF
  • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Providence Choice Network
  • Providence Health System Connect Network
  • Providence PPO
  • Regence OR Preferred Provider Network
  • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO

Dr. Dechet's Office Information

Fax: (503) 321-5642
Website: providence.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Dechet's Other Office Information

Oregon Health Science University Hospital
5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 611
Portland, OR 97213

Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:00 PM

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