Biography & Education


In her practice as a physician assistant, Barbara Britsch emphasizes shared decision making with her patients so they receive the best quality care and better health outcomes. "I try to serve as a patient advocate and help my patients make informed health decisions," says Barbara.

"I strongly value education and a collaborative approach to care," she said. "The patient is the most important member of the medical team. I like my patients to feel like they are listened to."

After earning two Bachelor of Science degrees - one in microbiology from Oregon State University and one in medical technology from Oregon Health & Science University - Barbara received her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Barbara is a native Oregonian. In her spare time, she enjoys the theater, local farmers markets, and spending time with her husband and three adult children.

Areas of expertise



Bachelor of Science, Microbiology: Oregon State University, Corvallis
Bachelor of Science, Medical Technology: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies: Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore.

Barbara is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

  • English

Care Locations

4015 Mercantile Drive, Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Fax 503-216-1515
Affiliated Facilities


Board Certifications
  • Physician assistant
Services Provided


Patient Ratings and Comments
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A provider’s star rating is based on a Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. In this survey, taken after an office visit, patients answer a series of standardized questions and have the opportunity to provide custom comments. Providence strips identifying information from comments so they can be shared without jeopardizing confidentiality or patient privacy.

4 out of 5 (70 Ratings, 11 Comments)


Barbara was very professional in her questioning, listening and answering.
Providence Health & Services Patient

The DR's at this office are very good. The Physicians assistants lack enough life experience to understand how to effectively work with elderly parents. They know medicine but they do not know the limitations of the elderly,
Providence Health & Services Patient

this was a very uncompassionate provider. I made the appointment because of a cold that I feared was going into bronchitis or pneumonia and my ear was in great pain. She was clear that my lungs were clear but when she looked in my ear she made a sound that made me think " infection". She did say you have an ear infection but we don't treat them any longer.She only treated me when she heard my cough as I was leaving. And that was a 4 day dose of antibiotics.She was more concerned with what she was typing into the computer then me. She wanted to talk about everything that was on it more then figure out what was really wrong. Then after I got home she called to set up appointments for a Pap smear and something else. Not on my mind at the time. I'm currently looking for a new team, she upset me so much.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Barbara Britsch did an excellent job meeting with me on short notice when I wasn't feeling well, I very much appreciated her prompt and thoughtful care.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. [...] is my primary care physician and since seeing her the past 7 years I have only had to see a PA twice for somewhat emergency care. Both PA's have been very good and am very satisfied with the outcome of these visits.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I have nothing negative to report. The interaction was pleasant and professional. Tests were ordered, and there was follow-up. I'm very pleased.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Over all every thing is and was satisfactory. Barbara is very good.
Providence Health & Services Patient

It was rushed and no further follow ups...
Providence Health & Services Patient

Barbara wowed me with her helpful suggestions about medications and diabetes management. And I was very impressed by the thoroughness of the "well visit" exam (my first as a Providence Advantage Plan patient). I am a nurse, so probably have a more critical eye about the care I receive than many patients. I couldn't be more pleased than I was by this visit.
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slow follow up
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I'm afraid I can't give a great review of this visit because she diagnosed me incorrectly. I wasn't sure what I had: it was a rash, bug bites, something like that. I specifically asked her "could it be scabies" and she said no. I asked that a couple times. "no it's not scabies" She said it was probably fleas from the cats. After treating the cats, washing all the linen, 10 days later when my problem was still persistent I went to the dermatologist and now I'm being treated for scabies. The MA or whatever she was that I saw at your office seemed really focused on writing notes and asking questions and little time actually looking at my skin. We spent the majority of the visit going through a list of questions while she typed. The documentation of answers seemed more important that figuring out what was wrong with me. Contrast that to the Dermatologist who didn't write down a single thing, but looked at my skin through a powerful magnifying glass before asking me if I traveled recently...I wish I'd gone there first. It ends up I probably got them on a cruise I went on in May and they've been incubating for 6 weeks (gag me).
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