James G Beckerman, M.D.  
Portland, OR

Specialties: Cardiology

Interests: Weight Loss, lifestyle changes, healthy diet
Author of The Flex Diet (January 2011)
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute
(503) 216-0900
Portland, OR
Medical Practice
Author of The Flex Diet (January 2011)
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute
Phone: (503) 216-0900
Open for new patients
BA, Biological Anthropology, Harvard UniversityUndergraduate, - 1994
MD, Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolPost Graduate, - 1999
Medical Training
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital - Residency - - 2002
Stanford University - Fellowship - - 2006
Board Certification
ABIM - Internal Medicine
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
ABIM - Cardiovascular Diseases
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
About the Doctor
Dr. James Beckerman is a cardiologist with the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, Oregon. He is committed to helping his patients find healthy solutions to prevent heart disease and improve their quality of life, and he is working to break down barriers between doctors and patients using the internet and social media. He is excited to share his optimistic approach to heart health and weight loss with his patients and the public in his upcoming book, The Flex Diet, to be published on December 28, 2010 by Simon and Schuster.
Publications by Dr. James Beckerman

Recent Blog Entries

Apr 25, 2012 - 10 Comments
As a medical intern, I spent a lot of time around feeding tubes and the people who needed them. I remember unpacking the tube fr...

Jun 09, 2011 - 10 Comments
We have livers and kidneys for a reason, right? But don’t tell that to the millions of Americans who routinely participate in de...

Mar 03, 2011 - 48 Comments
Over a year ago, I posted a blog arguing against the use of Human Growth Hormone as a weight loss supplement. But little did I kno...

Dec 27, 2010 - 7 Comments
Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a happy and healthy holiday season. I'm so excited to announce that The Flex Diet:...
Another drug bites the dust. In the past few weeks, we have seen sibutramine (Meridia) pulled from the shelves due to an increased ...

Oct 01, 2010 - 6 Comments
I was talking yesterday with one of the medical assistants in my cardiology office - he is an amazing athlete and plans to compe...

Aug 27, 2009 - 32 Comments
I’ve been getting a lot of posts recently about using Human Growth Hormone (HGH) for weight loss, and decided it was about time I ...

Jul 24, 2009 - 13 Comments
Between college and medical school, I spent a year living in Spain. It was one of those “discovery” years you now only dream of, a...