Dr. Nikolai Schnittke practices Emergency Medicine in PORTLAND, OR. Dr. Schnittke assesses patients who seek immediate medical attention at any time of day or night. Emergency Medicine Physicians are trained to efficiently work with each patient and situation no matter how acute or life-threatening. Dr. Schnittke examines patients, determines means of testing, diagnoses conditions, and decides the best treatment methods.
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