Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Bergquam appreciates the day-to-day interaction she has with her patients. "I enjoy learning about my patients' lives and feel privileged when they trust me with their personal joys and concerns," she says.

With both her parents in the medical profession - her father is a physician and her mother a nurse - Dr. Bergquam likes to say she was "guided" into medicine. She attended medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., and completed her residency at Providence Portland Medical Center. She is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Bergquam grew up in the Portland area. She is married and has a son and a daughter.
Areas of expertise

Internal Medicine

Education
New York Medical College
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney stones, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts, ,
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.6 out of 5 (248 Ratings, 76 Comments)

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02/26/2017
We have had very good times with the doctor
100

02/21/2017
I love Dr. B.
70

02/11/2017
i dont think she took my injury seriously. i ended up in the er and getting an mri.
100

02/08/2017
She always listens to what I have to say.
90

02/07/2017
Even though I waited 20 minutes for Dr. after Assistant checked me in, she acknowledged that she was behind due to unexpected additional time taken by the previous patient. I understand how that can happen and it rarely has in my experience.
100

02/06/2017
My doctor is wonderful. I like her very much. However, I spent [...] in the ER for high blood pressure. When I called in to make a followup appointment with the doctor's office, I was told by the office staff the earliest they could get me in was Wednesday [...]. I wish they had explained my doctor is not in on Tuesday and would I like to see another Dr. instead. It would have eased my anxiety level not having to wait to see her.
100

01/29/2017
My doctor is on point about my health care needs.
90

01/22/2017
Really like my doctor.
100

01/11/2017
always receive answers to questions to my health listens to my concerns
100

01/10/2017
Sometimes hard to get an appointment with Dr Nina Bergquam. I value her expertise.
80

12/18/2016
Could pay more attention to my problems with pain. Referred me to a pain specialist but that did not do any good. Could use more advice on managing arthritis pain without using pain medication.
100

12/16/2016
Dr. Bergquam listens to me. What could be more important? I truly trust her opinion and skill as our doctor.
20

12/13/2016
It took a lot to get Nina to run tests on me. I've been losing weight for 6 months w/pain & nausea. [...] Her nurses called me to tell me that she has no further help for me. It seems like she doesn't listen to me. I continue to lose weight. I've gone to see her when I was so weak I couldn't walk on my own - she said she couldn't do anything for me and sent me back to the ER for more IV fluid. I can't eat, lay down, or move around much. I feel like she doesn't really care if I get better or not.
100

12/13/2016
I feel comfortable talking to her and she listens. She is awesome!
90

12/13/2016
Takes a little longer to get in to see the doctor than what I'd prefer sometimes depending on what the office call is for.
100

12/11/2016
I like Dr. Berquam. She seems progressive and actually interested in my health and care
100

11/28/2016
I love Dr. B
100

11/23/2016
Dr. Nina Bergquam is an excellent doctor and has a wonderful personality. I have had only good experiences related to my care.
100

11/17/2016
She is very knowledgeable and personable.
100

11/08/2016
wonderful! Very easy to talk with !
90

11/08/2016
Awareness of my chronic medical issues and recent surgeries contributed to a very thorough check up. I am always listened to. I never feel like my concerns are of no consequence.
90

10/25/2016
[...] my test results [...] were emailed to me in my My Chart account. the same afternoon the tests were done. [...]
90

10/25/2016
I really like and appreciate Dr B. She knows me and understands my issues. However, when I came to see her I only had less than 10 minutes with her since her assistant took my BP 3x for a test. I felt like I hardly had a chance to talk to her and it was time for her to go. I am doing what she asked me to do vis-a-vis referrals to rehab and specialist. Just saying...
90

10/23/2016
Good experience with my provider, I like her a lot.
100

10/18/2016
[...] After abusing my back a couple of days ago, I woke up yesterday morning unable to move without experiencing excruciating pain in my lower back. [...] Scheduled an appointment with my PCP to get a referral to a physical therapist and figured I'd get a prescription for muscle relaxers. [...] The doc showed up in the exam room with a physical therapist! He took me into his examining room, somehow got me onto his examining table and within 10 minutes I was able to walk out of the office! A miracle! Although my lower back muscles are sore, I am "healed." Wow! I was surprised and pleased that the Providence Clinic in Newberg is employing physical therapists available to doctors with patients who need therapy and not simply relying on prescribing a bunch of pain pills. Score one for the medical community!
100

10/09/2016
My experiences with Dr. Bergquam and her staff have been good. I have said before that I am extremely happy with the care I receive.
100

10/04/2016
She's the BEST!
50

10/02/2016
I don't think she looked at me as an individual. She said she'd been seeing a lot of people with this type of problem and said, because all the others remembered doing something to cause the injury, that I must have done so too... even though I don't remember.
50

09/28/2016
I have to call 3 or 4 times to get a prescription refilled. I should only have to make one phone call to the pharmacist. I feel like I have to beg to get my prescriptions refilled.
100

09/27/2016
Love Dr. Bergquam.
100

09/27/2016
very impressive w/my provider..she's awesome!!!!
100

09/13/2016
I have the best Dr ever!
70

09/09/2016
The doctor was attentive and made eye contact. She listened and answered my questions. I felt she didn't assert a concern for my health. No exam, no questions. The visit felt inadequate. She didn't seem like an advocate for my health.
90

09/05/2016
this was a get acquainted appointment. I switched from another physician to her. I have seen Dr. Berquam last year when my regular doctor was not available.
100

09/04/2016
thorough, informative, pleasant experience
100

08/29/2016
I love my Doctor
100

08/21/2016
Communicating with Dr Bergquam is easy and effective.
80

08/14/2016
It would have been nice to get in a bit faster. May save a slot or two each day for urgent appointments.
100

08/10/2016
Dr. Berquam is very sensitive to my personal preferences and great at detailing any recommendations she makes. I appreciate her respectful care.
100

08/09/2016
I have never had any negative feeling towards my care giver.
90

08/03/2016
I have been seeing Dr. Bergquam for some time now...it has taken both of us time to 'warm' to each other. I feel very comfortable with her, I feel she hears me, respects me, and treats my care as if it is the most important thing in her practice. Thank you Dr. Bergquam for hanging in there with me.
100

08/02/2016
Dr. B is amazing!
80

08/01/2016
She was very friendly and easy to talk.
100

07/19/2016
well informed, provided good information, courteous.
100

07/19/2016
This provider was right on time which is not always to case with other providers. I didn't have to wait more than a minute after I signed in with receptionist.
100

07/19/2016
I have been Dr. B's patient for over 7 years. She is the best.
90

06/28/2016
I feel comfortable with this doctor because she is a female and she is very competent . I trust her judgement as a doctor and I like her a lot.
100

06/25/2016
She is always very pleasant, knowledgeable, carefully listens to me and "nails" the diagnosis immediately! If the problem is beyond her expertise, she will refer me to a specialist if necessary. I have every confidence in her!
100

06/23/2016
no complaints, got the treatment I expected
90

06/11/2016
[...] if I call during the daytime I'm put on hold so long I get discouraged. The phone is a "bad" experience, not good!
50

06/09/2016
She came across as aloof and indifferent about patients' medical needs. [...]
100

05/25/2016
wonderful and compassionate physician
80

05/22/2016
i usually spend more time with the PA. If I had realized this visit with the doctor was just a follow-up for tests she had ordered, I probably would not have gone to the appointment, because everything I was told was info I already had gotten from the MyChart account online.
90

05/17/2016
I love my PCP but she has a tendency to talk over me, to assume what I'm about to say, and to cut me off. Sometimes I have something important to say or ask!
100

05/10/2016
I am very pleased withthe care and concern shown by Dr. Bergquam.
90

05/08/2016
Dr. Bergquam is great as a PMD. She deals with what you want in a clear & concise manner.
100

04/27/2016
Very good.
100

04/26/2016
It has taken a while for me to relate well to Dr. Bergquam but now that I have seen for a longer period of time, I find her easier to talk to a and for her and I to understand and communicate better. I would highly recommend her to others.
90

04/26/2016
Dr. Bergquam always makes me feel like she has all the time in the world for me, which I definitely appreciate. She is knowledgeable and I could definitely tell that she had taken the time to go over my medical records prior to the appointment.
100

04/21/2016
Dr Bergamo is always very attentive, kind and caring. easy to talk to. love my chart, quick fast communication. office staff are are always very friendly and helpful
100

04/19/2016
Very happy and delighted to find a great Doctor and Hospital [...]
100

04/17/2016
I always receive excellent care that is one of the reasons my husband and I come there
100

03/31/2016
She is the best!
100

03/29/2016
Excellent and continued care
90

03/27/2016
I have referred family member, to Dr. Bergquam.
80

03/27/2016
I did not always hear back from the medical assistants when they said they would get back to me. In addition, I didn't find out that the doctor had ordered a follow up test until four days after she ordered the test, even though I had spoken with an assistant on the day the test was ordered.
100

03/25/2016
no complaints
100

03/22/2016
Dr Bergquam is a very professional provider who has compassion and caring for her patients. She listens to all you have to say and answers all the questions that I bring with me to my appointment
100

03/20/2016
Provider always listens to my complaints and answers my questions
100

03/08/2016
I have been seeing Dr. B. for seven years. She knows my medical history and sensitivities. My wife also sees her, so she knows us both. I can, and have, told her very private information, which she reacts to with compassion and sensitivity. She has made me comfortable and confident in our discussions. She has my trust and I appreciate our relationship as doctor/patient. I would hate to lose her after developing this trust. She is a great listener....I am proud and confident to call her My doctor.
100

02/17/2016
Dr. Bergquam is excellent!
100

02/16/2016
Very happy and confident going forward with Dr Bergquam
100

02/16/2016
Dr. Bergquam is always very mindful of my concerns and looks for ways to better my health
80

02/10/2016
sometimes seems rushed
100

02/02/2016
Simply the best!
90

01/24/2016
I love my doctor but it seems I'm referred to a specialist for every condition that comes up. I feel she must have limited medical knowledge, but at least she sees to it that I DO get referred so my issues will be taken care of.