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 (171 Ratings, 74 Comments)

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07/27/2016
short wait with an hour visit with my doctor. did not feel rushed. very thorough visit
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07/26/2016
Deshmuk and I have a very good relationship. She always asks about my family and my needs for my emotional well being. She is probably the best doctor I have ever had.
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07/26/2016
The reason the doctor was running late, which is very unusual for her, is that she had two prior patients - one who arrived late and another that was an emergency situation.
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07/11/2016
She is wonderful.
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07/07/2016
Always a good experience. Dr. Deshmukh is the best!!
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07/05/2016
Smart lady...I am so blessed to have her and her assistant
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06/24/2016
Dr. Deshmukh is the best doctor I have ever had
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06/21/2016
Dr. Deshmakh is the excellent and caring doctor. I am so glad she is my primary care doctor.
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06/19/2016
best doctor I've ever had..my wife and I would not want anyone else..very knowledgeable and takes the time to answer all your questions no matter what you ask..
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06/16/2016
excellent provider, thorough, and easy to understand
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06/14/2016
Best dr. in the world.
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06/14/2016
Dr. Deshmukh is a wonderful, truly caring doctor who listens to concerns and is helpful in answering any questions. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a primary care physician.
80

06/12/2016
This was my first visit to this office. I would like a primary physician close to home. The call center made this appointment for me based solely on my request for a female doctor. I liked the office enough. It was busy. The receptionists and med asst. were not very friendly i.e. not introducing themselves and seemed uninterested. I liked the Sunita but she was a little hard for me to understand. She has an accent and talks fast. That said, I will try this office again.
100

06/06/2016
She listens attentively and explains thoroughly
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06/03/2016
I really like my dr. & have the utmost confidence in her.
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05/31/2016
I have alway had a good relationship with Dr Deshmukh . She is always available by email to answer any of my questions or concerns and calls me if she needs to explain things .
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05/19/2016
although phone take a while to get answered the over experience from the time i signed in to the time with my provider was very pleasant and this will definetely be my regular providers office
90

05/04/2016
Pleasant felt comfortable and at ease this was my first visit with provider
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05/03/2016
Dr. Deshmukh always remembers my past medical history and is very caring and asks how I am doing since I am a chronic pain patient with a lot of outside stress. She takes the time and is very knowledgeable about my pain management team that is not Providence related and always listens to all and any concerns.
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04/27/2016
Dr. Deshmukh is the kindest, compassionate, educated Dr. who looks at me as a whole person and understands my health diseases are complex. She listens to me and is careful when prescribing medications as I don't tolerate many and have bad reactions/side effects. I trust my care to her.
100

04/26/2016
PMG Gresham and Dr. Deshmukh make me feel like a real person with real needs. I know that every time I visit here I will leave feeling cared for.
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04/26/2016
Dr. Deshmukh is a great provider and takes time for her patients needs. I was pleased that I got in so soon when I called the office, she had a cancellation. Great friendly and helpful staff.
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04/19/2016
she is the best primary care doctor I have ever had. a great asset to your organization.
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04/17/2016
I think the Best of Dr. Deshmurk, She is a very good Doctor and easy to talk to and caring.
80

04/17/2016
Pleasant all around--
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04/12/2016
I love working with Dr. Deshmukh and a few years ago would have no hesitation referring to this clinic. it has become so busy though that when I need care for being sick within a day or two they can never get me in and I end up paying much more for urgent care. I am considering switching clinics and the only reason I stay is because of Dr. Deshmukh.
100

03/30/2016
Dr. D always listens to what I have to say and gives me the feeling that she is listening to all my concerns . I am 77 years S old and I appreciate her care very much
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03/27/2016
She is always attentive and very concerned with my healthcare needs.
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03/27/2016
She's a provider that listens, is attentive and asks questions .... is a rare quality in Dr's these days....
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03/22/2016
Dr Deshmukh always is on top of my needs, and health status. She has wonderful detail follow through.
90

03/15/2016
Dr Sunita Deshmukh has an amazing ability to focus TOTALLY on me when I see her. I was surprised when she suggested some physical rehab for me....(I'm 83 yrs. old.) My first appointment was yesterday and I feel better already.
80

03/13/2016
Dr Deshmukh is always very kind and engaged. She always takes time with me and I never feel rushed. She listens to me and answers my questions. I always feel she genuinely cares about me.
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03/08/2016
Dr. takes all the time that she needs with you. I know that this means that there may be a wait to see her but it is more than worth it.
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03/08/2016
Would be very disappointed if I couldn't see Dr. Deshmukh.
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03/02/2016
A good experience because Dr. Deshmukh is knowledgeable, understanding, good listener, happy & a kind person! Not bossy, works with you in achieving good health -
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03/01/2016
Dr. Deshmukh was very concerned about any problems that I presented.
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03/01/2016
Dr Deshmukh is excellent in relating to me and gives helpful guidance.
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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.
100

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.
100

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.
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.
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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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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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. [...]
100

12/16/2015
best doctor i've ever had!
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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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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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.
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 [...].
90

11/10/2015
I'm a little hard of hearing right now and need to speak a little louder.
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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.
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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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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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!
100

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.