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, 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 and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, 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

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.

4.9 out of 5 (170 Ratings, 68 Comments)

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02/21/2016
I am very happy with Dr. Deschmuk. I appreciate her listening and showing a genuine concern for your health concerns.
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02/21/2016
This Doctor is amazing. She told me things she had found in my chart from other doctors that they had never mentioned. She was thorough, and complete, and was clearly interested in helping me develop a total health plan. Best Doc I have ever had, and I am almost 70. It was worth waiting 4 months to get an initial appointment with her.
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02/16/2016
Thank you! Dr Deshumkh is outstanding!
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02/14/2016
Dr. Deshmukh is one of the most caring and thorough physician I have ever had. She cares about her patients and is totally available to me when I'm in her office. Normally I'm very anxious when going to the Doctor, but with her it I can relax. She is the best.
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02/10/2016
Dr. Deshmukh has taken care of my diabetes management for the past 10 years. She is a very knowledgeable and caring physician.
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90

02/09/2016
It was my first visit with the provider. I liked her and the staff. Very professional yet easy to talk to.
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100

02/02/2016
My provider is the Best! I feel confident in her care and ability as my Doctor. I recommend her to everyone I know.
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01/19/2016
I am very happy to have Dr Deshmukh as my PCP.
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01/19/2016
I felt very positive about my visit because Dr. Deshmukh explained everything thoroughly and made me feel she really cared about me as an individual and not just a number.
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80

01/19/2016
The only reservation I have about this Doctor, who is very nice and respectful, is that she doesn't seem to be very invested in using non-drug interventions. I have been thinking about asking for a doctor who does know about applicable supplements and life style changes that would help my situation [...]
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01/18/2016
Dr. Deshmukh is one in a million and I highly value her care and expertise.
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01/12/2016
Dr Deshmuhk is the best doctor I've ever had.
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01/06/2016
Dr. Deshmukh is the very best doctor I've ever had in my life. I have already recommended her to several people and will continue to do so in the future.
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12/22/2015
excellent experience every time! Dr Deshmukh is one of the most sensitive, compassionate and caring provider I have ever had. We are blessed to have her as our primary care doctor.
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12/22/2015
I have had excellent care from my care team with Providence...I just need to get healthy and stay that way
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90

12/21/2015
[...] Dr. Schmuck is wonderful. [...] is 97 but the Doctor treats her no different than a younger person. Talks directly to her, answers all her questions and explains everything in details making sure [...] understands. (A family member always accompany her to the appointments.) The Doctor explains things to us also. We are very pleased having her has our Doctor!!
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12/16/2015
Dr. Deshmukh is by far the best Primary Care Physician I have ever had. All of the others were good as well, but I have a great rapor with Dr. Deshmukh, and she understands my needs and meets them. She is extremely caring and very good at what she does. Thank you for having her on the Providence Staff. [...]
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100

12/16/2015
best doctor i've ever had!
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70

12/15/2015
I like my provider a lot she seem to care what I'm going through.
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11/20/2015
My Doctor is very good the Best she explains and listens very easy to talk to and cares.
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11/18/2015
Dr. Deshmuhk is always pleasant and is up to date on my health. She is personable and caring. I like her sense of humor also.
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100

11/18/2015
Dr Deschmukh always is on top of my health care. She instills confidence in decisions her and I make together about my health.
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100

11/17/2015
could not ask for anything better
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11/13/2015
Dr. Deshmukh is very attuned to my health and cares for my wellbeing. I trust her and am very comfortable knowing she is my Dr.
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90

11/11/2015
I have a very rare disease in which few if any Doctors have had a patient with this disease and we can not find out what to expect to happen next with this disease, there for we are learning together, and she is wiling to listen, and tell me what new she has found out about [...].
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11/10/2015
I'm a little hard of hearing right now and need to speak a little louder.
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100

11/08/2015
Dr. Deshmukh is a trusted support to me and I would not consider changing doctors unless life circumstances forced me to do so.
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10/18/2015
My experience is always excellent. I love my Doctor.
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90

10/11/2015
The doctor is very caring and listens to me
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10/07/2015
Dr. Deshmukh is amazing! I am a Nurse and I've worked with many MD's - she is the epitome of what a good doctor should be! I feel cared for and cared about! I have full confidence in her recommendations. She listens to what i say and feel and shows respect for my thoughts. I have referred her to several friends and clients and all of them have thanked me profusely!
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10/06/2015
I am very pleased with Dr. Deshmukh as my primary care provider, she is very thorough and pleasant to have as my Doctor.
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100

10/04/2015
Felt very comfortable and gave enough time to make question and answers
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10/01/2015
Dr. Deshmukh has the most common sense approach to medicine of any doctor I have ever had. I appreciate her ability to listen well and answer all my questions. I also appreciate that she readily suggests lifestyle changes before grabbing her prescription pad. She's a keeper!
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100

09/30/2015
I had a very good experience (exceptional) with my care provider.
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09/29/2015
My provider is one of the best I've ever had. She always remembers me. She is professional and friendly at the same time. She is a good listener and explains things thoroughly. I never feel like she's trying to rush me through my appointment. It's obvious to me that she cares for her patients. When she prescribes medication, she tries to be aware of the costs and keeps them as low as possible while still meeting the patient's needs. Providence is lucky to have her and so am I!
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09/29/2015
Dr. Deshmukh is, by far, the most caring, competent, and knowledgeable doctor I have ever had as a primary care physician.
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09/13/2015
Every experience I've had with Dr. Deshmukh has been pleasant and helpful. And, she is very prompt in answering my questions on MyChart.
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08/25/2015
Dr. Deshmukh and her staff are outstanding; they are sensitive to my needs, but very professional and capable.
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08/25/2015
she is an excellent Doctor
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08/24/2015
very comfortable talking with Dr. Dishmuck about medications and aging.
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90

08/23/2015
My physician is very thorough and spends a lot of time with me during our meetings.
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100

08/16/2015
Truly a partner with me in my health care program
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08/14/2015
I am a new patient to Dr. Deshmukh, and am extremely pleased with her as my Primary Care Doctor.
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08/11/2015
I have always received excellent care from Sunita Deshmukh. Very caring she almost always follows up after work to let me know of concerns or problem.
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100

08/09/2015
good
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08/07/2015
I really appreciate how Dr. Deshmukh listens and shows genuine care and concern for your healthcare.
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08/04/2015
My wife and I are delighted with the care that Dr. Deshmukh provides..."finest kind!".
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07/28/2015
love her always helpful and understanding
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90

07/13/2015
I've never had a bad experience since I have been going to Dr. Sunita Deshmukh. She is a compassionate caregiver, an excellent listener. I have never felt hurried even though I know she is busy. She is helpful, never pushy, and I know she respects my views on my health. She is kind, she has a good sense of humor too. If I wasn't happy with her as my PCP I would be looking elsewhere, as I have done in the past.
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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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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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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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05/06/2015
One of the best Health Care Providers that I have ever seen
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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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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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