Biography & Education

Biography

Sunita Madhukar Deshmukh, M.D., wants her patients to be involved in their medical care, saying her most important role as a physician is, “to provide patients with the necessary information and tools to resolve their health care issues while giving them the necessary support.”

Board certified in both internal medicine and geriatrics, Dr. Deshmukh earned her medical degree at B.J. Medical College in Pune, India. She completed her residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in geriatrics at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Deshmukh also maintains a holistic philosophy in her practice. “I understand the importance of listening to my patients and dealing with their health care needs as a whole person,” she says.

When away from her practice, Dr. Deshmukh enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, reading and cooking.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine; geriatrics

Education
B.J. Medical College, Pune, India
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

440 NW Division Street
Gresham, OR 97030
Fax 503-215-9525

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • General practice
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cellulitis, 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, Diarrhea, 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, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, 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

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.

4.8 out of 5 (157 Ratings, 74 Comments)

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06/15/2015
Dr. Deshmukh is not only an excellent doctor, she is an extremely caring and intuitive individual. I feel fortunate to know her. My only regret is that her patient load of late has been so extreme that it is difficult to get an appointment with her. I have had to see others in the clinic due to this, when I would prefer her.
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06/08/2015
Dr. Deshmukh is an incredible doctor with the utmost of compassion and I have recommended her to many of my friends, also the Gresham clinic is extremely good in handling all needs and requests.
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06/05/2015
Dr Deshmukh is the best doctor I have ever had. She is kind, thoughtful,and very knowledgeable. She listens to me and always involves me in my own care.
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100

05/27/2015
I get wonderful care from Dr. Deshmukh , she has always been there for me, when ever I needed her for a medical problem, or just to have someone to talk to , I couldn't ask for a better doctor, I am very grateful for her.
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05/27/2015
SHE IS PROBABLY THE BEST DOCTOR i HAVE EVER HAD
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05/27/2015
This care provider is exceptional in all respects, the best I have experienced over many years.
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05/27/2015
After our long-term primary health care provider retired, we (my husband and I) had some difficulty in finding a replacement with the same care and knowledge with whom we were comfortable - until Dr. Deshmukh. She is great!!
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05/25/2015
Dr. Sunita Deshmukh is taking over as my primary doctor since my long time doctor, Dr. [...], left the Gresham Offices. She met with me and went over my charts carefully and asked questions. She noted what my former doctor wanted accomplished and set up doctors and testing for me. Dr. Deshmukh was pleasant, professional and caring and helpful when I had questions. She made me feel at ease.
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05/24/2015
I am very glad to have Dr. Deshmukh as my personal physician. I have never had a bad experience with her or anyone at the clinic.
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05/24/2015
Dr Deshmukh is as always thorough and professional, always listens and provides answers to all my questions and concerns .
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05/22/2015
Dr. Deshmukh is amazing. I wish I could get in to see her easier, but even when I can't she will email with me. I truly feel so lucky to have her as my doctor.
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100

05/20/2015
Completely happy with her!
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90

05/20/2015
I like the new email messaging and the prompt anwsers.
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100

05/13/2015
Dr Deshmukh is one of the best doctors we (my husband and I) have ever had, if there was a scale of 20 we would give her 20. She excels in her work, compassion and care for us and I am sure for all of her patients. My hope is that she will stay there for many years to come, I dont think there are many doctors like her left and believe me we have seen some pieces of work doctors that I would not recommend to our worse enemy. Thank you [...] for having Dr Deschmukh as one of the doctors at the Gresham clinic.
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100

05/06/2015
One of the best Health Care Providers that I have ever seen
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100

04/29/2015
Dr DeSchmuk has a wonderful bedside manner. She consistently, carefully explains issues, listens attentively and answers questions. She makes follow up call on the day she receives results, either during or after office hours. She has a great grasp of complex medical and social issues. Unlike many of today's primary care providers, she spends the requisite amount of time to truly treat each patient and makes each visit truly valuable.
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04/29/2015
My doctor is very attentive to my care and listens well. She asks my opinion on health options and does not just order tests without my input. I appreciate her.
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04/23/2015
this provider is excellent in all respects. the best provider i have ever seen.
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100

04/18/2015
The first time I went to Dr. Deshmuk, I was so very impressed with her. I appreciated the time she spent with me, I felt she listened and geniunely cared about my health. I was so impressed that I told my Mom and she is now seeing Dr. Deshmuk also. My mom feels the same way.
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100

04/01/2015
The doctor ALWAYS follows up on questions and lab tests either with a telephone call and/or MyChart communications.
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03/30/2015
Dr. Desmulkh is the most caring and thorough Doctor I have ever consulted!
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100

03/29/2015
My doctor is awesome. She is caring, informed, and always puts me at ease. I get excellent care. She makes me feel as though I am the most important patient she has and I never feel rushed or treated with anything less than dignity and respect.
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03/29/2015
I LOVE THE PEOPLE WHO CHECK ME IN, SO FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. MY DOCTOR IS THE BEST AND VERY HELPFUL. I DRIVE OVER FROM VANCOUVER TO GRESHAM BECAUSE THAT OFFICE IS THE BEST IN HELPING ME WITH MY HEALTH ISSUES.
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03/22/2015
Dr Deshmukh Is The Reason Why I continue To Stay With Providence, She Has it All!!!! One Of The top Doc;s, I Have Ever Seen. Not only Her Knowledge But Her caring Way. Too Bad Other doc;s Dont follow Her way [...]
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03/22/2015
she is wonderful, kind, helpful, caring
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03/18/2015
Dr. Deshmukh always listens to me and answers my questions in a way that I can understand. I've had a stroke and don't always get what's being said the first time around and she spends the time necessary with me to make me feel respected.
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100

03/17/2015
I am always impressed at the quality of care that I receive at PMG, Gresham. Given my age I hear stories from friends or co-workers about how they are generally dismissed because of their age and I can honestly say that my doctor has never once made me feel that I was being dismissed or that my concerns are not met.
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100

03/04/2015
Dr Deshmukh is an excellent Doctor. I feel she knows and covers every aspect of my personal health and overall well being.
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100

03/04/2015
We've already changed all of our "of age" household to this provider and my grandmother.
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03/02/2015
Dr Deshmukh is hands down the best PCP I have ever had! She cares about people and I'm eternally grateful to have her as the Dr who guides my care
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100

02/18/2015
Dr. Deshmukh is the most caring and knowledgeable doctor I have ever had. She's amazing!
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100

02/17/2015
I have never, ever had my medical M.D. call me at home after clinic hours. On the phone, she asks me about my symptoms and what treatment I am needing. She also has given me Rx called into my own pharmacy. My M.D. tells me when I need to go into the clinic as well. I love my M.D.!! Please don't let her go.
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100

02/11/2015
all very good.....NO BAD!!!
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02/10/2015
Dr Deshmukh is a very caring individual. I am extremely happy that she accepted me as her patient. I have much confidence in her.
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100

02/04/2015
I am 67 years old, and Dr. Deshmukh is the very best doctor I've ever had in my life. I have been happy to recommend her to several people. I am so lucky she's my doctor.
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100

02/03/2015
I love Dr. Sunita and I feel like she is a friend as well as my Doctor. I feel comfortable with her and I trust her.
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100

02/03/2015
Over many years I have been to a number of doctors, but this provider is far and away the best and most caring medical care giver with whom it has been my pleasure to have care for me.
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90

01/28/2015
[...] I found Dr Deshmuhk easy to speak with and I appreciated the type and level of questions asked. They were insightful and comprehensive. It will take time to get to know each other but I look forward to a productive relationship
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01/28/2015
This is my first time with Dr. Deshmukh, as my last provider was very disrespectful, didn't hear me / listen to what I had to say [...]. Meeting Dr. Deshmukh was like a breath of air, she was polite, took time to listen to what I had to say, was very respectful and showed she cared.
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01/21/2015
Dr Deshmukh is my new general practitioner and I was meeting her for the first time. We had a very nice visit and she was anxious to hear about my health and background. She was very friendly and immediately put me at ease.
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01/20/2015
Dr Desukh is caring, knowledgeable, helpful, professional and provides me with excellent care.
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90

01/15/2015
I have had only good experiences with my provider.
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01/07/2015
she is an excellent provider and i would recommend her to anyone.
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12/30/2014
I'm completely satisfied with my provider.
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12/28/2014
my doctor is personable, skilled and compassionate and I believe I have an excellent doctor to care for me.
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12/24/2014
I have always had the best care, she is very easy to talk to and caring. She is a very good Doctor and I would recommend her
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12/04/2014
Dr. Deshmukh and her staff, including clerical are very, very good with people and they all seem to care about the comfort and care of the patient. And they all have happy faces. Thank you for all you do for us.:)
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100

12/03/2014
My visits are always good. I have no complaints and the doctor takes good care of me
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70

11/30/2014
had problems with needed referral earlier when communicating with staff
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100

11/25/2014
The doctor I see is excellent
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11/25/2014
I LOVE DR SUNITA , SHE IS THE BEST DOCTOR, SHE UNDERSTAND AND HELPS ME VERY MUCH. I MOVED TO VANCOUVER, WA, BUT I WILL ALWAYS GO TO HER, SHE KNOWS HER STUFF AND EXPLAINED THINGS TO ME SO THAT I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING.... sHE IS QUICK TO ANSWER HER EMAILS TOO! THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE THAT CHECK ME IN TO SEE THE DOCTOR, IS SO FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. ALWAYS SMILING.......THE LAB PEOPLE ARE GREAT TOO, I WILL ALWAYS RECOMMEND YOUR OFFICE AND MY DOCTOR.
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11/20/2014
the best doctor I have ever had !!!! what a wonderful person !!! great clinic glad to have found you
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11/18/2014
I am very happy with Dr. Deshmukh. She is very thorough and knowledgeable.
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11/12/2014
She is the best primary or general care doctor I have ever had
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90

11/11/2014
My doctor is wonderful! And the Providence system has worked very well for me!
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11/05/2014
I believe that Dr. Sunita Deshmukh is the very best doctor I've ever had. She is a wonderful doctor who listens and understands. I always follow her advice and am in better health for doing that.
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100

11/04/2014
Consider Dr. Deshmukh is excellent...
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11/04/2014
Dr. Deshmuk makes you feel as though you and your concerns are the most important thing. She is very warm hearted and caring. She takes the time to understand your concerns and makes sure she has answered all your concerns in away you understand. you leave her office with a feeling of her true concern in you and your health. It's nice to have someone who is easy to talk to and SO VERY caring about her patience.
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90

10/21/2014
Very friendly and knowledgeable
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10/19/2014
Dr Desmuchk has always listened to me and provided the best care possible. I have recommended her to others and they like her too.
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90

10/19/2014
No bad experiences. Dr. Deshmukh is gentle, kind and understanding.
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100

10/15/2014
Dr. Deshmukh is a very thorough Doctor and asks questions about what is ailing me. She gets right on taking care of the problem and gets referrals out to specialists if needed. I like her taking care of medical needs.
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10/14/2014
Dr. Deshmukh is extraordinary; she is smart, capable, and extremely aware of and sensitive to my health care issues.
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90

10/12/2014
I trust my provider and feel comfortable to talk about my needs
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90

09/24/2014
We didn't know we needed to sign in for lab services (after seeing the physician) and waited 45 minutes before asking why the long wait then being told we had to sign in and then the wait was an additional 45 minutes AFTER signing in. The male lab person was VERY grumpy and disrespectful to some elderly patients. I was extremely displeased with his attitude and the way he spoke to one lady in particular but extremely relived when he wasn't the one drawing my blood
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80

09/23/2014
love the Dr. however she couldn't spend enough time with me after I waited for an hour and 15 minutes in a freezing cold wait room and room. that REALLY needs to be addressed!
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09/18/2014
So far I haven't had any bad experiences. I really like my new doctor.
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100

09/17/2014
I wouldn't change to another physician. Dr. Deschmukh is GREAT!
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08/28/2014
Dr. Deshmukh is very knowledgeable and kind. She takes the time to make sure I understand everything and goes the extra mile. I'm very pleased with her being my doctor.
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08/27/2014
Dr. Deshmukh and her nurse [...] have been exceptional! I have 2 other friends that have Dr. Deshmukh. She spends the time and she really cares for our health! Love, Love, Love having her! If I didn't have her, I most likely would not see the doctor or much care.
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100

08/24/2014
I love my doctor and nurse! I can almost always get right in, my doctor never makes me feel rushed and not only cares about my health but remembers things about my personal life and makes me feel valued.
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08/20/2014
My experience with this clinic has always been excellent in every department
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08/19/2014
dr deshmukh is the best provider i have ever had in all my 74 years.
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08/15/2014
This was a very positive experience, I do not go to doctors unless it is a dire emergency, but I feel much better about going to Dr. S, she was fantastic, she listened and did not seem in the least hurry, although she was probably very busy, she has a sense of humor which you don't find in a lot of doctors and a great memory for details. I am so please to have her as my care giver if I should ever need her!
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