Biography & Education

Michelle Edwards has always wanted to be of service to others, and is fascinated by the inner-workings of the human body. As a physician’s assistant, she is able to combine these interests and help others achieve their best health possible.

In her practice, she emphasizes preventive care and shared decision making.  “I believe in evidence-based medicine to help patients achieve results,” she says. “I encourage my patients to be informed and participate in decisions that affect their health.”

Michelle graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., with a degree in child and family studies. She went on to earn her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from OHSU in Portland Ore. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Originally from Wisconsin, she is excited for all the outdoor activities Hood River has to offer. She enjoys mountain and road biking, running, skiing and backpacking. As a music-enthusiast, she also enjoys playing the cello and piano. She is married to Jim Edwards, M.D., a hospitalist at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. They live in The Dalles with their dog Mike.
Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Bachelor's degree: University of Wisconsin
Master's degree: Oregon Health and Science University
Board certficiation: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Care Locations


Board Certifications
  • Physician assistant
Services Provided


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.

4.7 out of 5 (46 Ratings, 10 Comments)


Always professional! Always respectful!

Michelle is good, but I still would rather see an MD

Michelle Edwards is a good listener & follows-up w/care & concerns -

Michelle is a very good medical care giver. I have seen her several times.

I have been able to see Michelle on very short notice, which I think is unusual for medical care. I think Michelle knows internal medicine well and shares that knowledge freely with me. Her staff is equally quick with information.

Professional caring and thorough.

Service was great. [...]

She always listens. She's very thorough. And I have recommended her to others who now go to her for care.

Michele is exceptionally thorough, caring and reassuring. I have complete confidence that if there is something she questions, she will find out the most correct path. Michele, I thank you and all of Providence for you wonderful compassion and caring!

Had thoughtful & respectful conversation [...]