Biography & Education


It is my goal and privilege to get to know each of my patients beyond their medical concerns. For me, this part is critical to creating an individualized treatment plan. I love that my job permits me to participate in some of the most important events in a woman's life.

As much as I love celebrating these wonderful moments, I believe my most important role is to support my patients during their more difficult times. I have a special interest in helping patients manage obstetric or gynecologic issues that are emotionally challenging including infertility, miscarriage, management of abnormal pap smears, and weight concerns.

Outside of work, my family is most important to me. I am happily married to a supportive spouse with two children. Our family is very active, and we enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, camping and traveling together. I also love playing soccer, tennis and running. Most of all, I love running to deliveries!

I completed medical school at Emory University in my home town of Atlanta, Ga. I completed my residency training at Oregon Health & Science University in 1999. I was in private practice in Portland for 14 years before joining the Providence team as a part-time provider. In 2007, I was recognized by Portland Monthly as one of Portland’s top doctors.

Areas of expertise

Obstetrics and gynecology

  • English

Care Locations

9135 SW Barnes Road
Suite 761
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-2639



Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.4 out of 5 (35 Ratings, 13 Comments)


Dr. Bauer is a wonderful doctor. She put me at ease, answered all my questions, explained what she was doing and why, worked well with her assistant who seemed to be new to her.

All my experiences with Providence care providers have been most satisfying. Your staff is excellent. Thank you.

Dr. Bauer is a very good physician, always takes time to listen to any concerns or issues, is thoughtful and knowledgeable about her responses. As an Ob-Gyn, she provides excellent care and advice to those in the older adult group. So glad that she was referred to me several years ago by Dr. [...], my PCP, after my prior Ob-Gyn retired [...].

Maxine Bauer, MD, OB GYN was very knowledgeable and thorough. her ability to connect with me was very good and her medical advise was expert. I felt that she cares about me as an individual and the the empathy was authentic. I was pleased all around with the care I received.


She was amazing.

She was very thorough and concerned.

this particular visit I had a long wait but that's not typical. Dr. Bauer is awesome. my confidence in her is through the roof.

I love my PCP so much that I recommended her to my husband. She is attentive, respectful, explains health conditions well, and provides referrals when needed. This OBGYN was the worst provider I have ever seen. She was 45 minutes late [...] She did not read the health history I provided to her health team. I am a Birth Doula and mentioned this as I thought it would be helpful information for her. I also have a MA in Bioethics. She proceeded to treat me as if I knew nothing about pregnancies or births. When asked if I was taking routine Prenatal Vitamins, I responded that I was not doing so, but I had made significant dietary modifications explaining that I was eating foods high in folic acid including lentils/green leafy vegetables/etc. The provider told me that "I had to take Prenatal Medications," and when I politely asked her for dietary suggestions to supplement my existing knowledge, she could only list milk and juice supplemented with folic acid as a dietary modification. I have a milk protein allergy and cannot drink milk. [...] This was when she began to be rude, and her disrespectful attitude continued to the end of the appointment. [...] This was the least Catholic clinic I have ever been to, and I have already found a new clinic with a new provider! I have told at least 10 Catholic women (ages 27 - 35) to AVOID at all costs this clinic. Many confided that they had had similar experiences.

I love the Maternal Care Clinic and all the providers and nurses as well as front desk staff.

I liked Dr. Bauer very much, however, that is not who this exam was originally scheduled with. The front desk staff said that Dr. [...] (my normal provider) was out on a family leave, so I would be seeing Dr. Bauer. I would have preferred to be notified of this, as it is an intimate exam.

Provider was a bit rough during the procedure (pap).

She was completely present & invested in my issues. Very knowledgeable and where some issues need time or more inquiry, she made me feel welcome to return for follow-up.