Biography & Education

Biography
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

Education
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

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Physician assistant
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.7 out of 5 (58 Ratings, 20 Comments)

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07/31/2017
PA asked good, penetrating, pertinent questions and very thorough in exam.
100

05/26/2017
Great People, Great Care!
90

05/25/2017
M. Edwards is easy to see & thorough in her examinations. She is very good at getting quick access to specialists. [...]
100

05/08/2017
She is the best!
100

04/21/2017
Michelle is the best imaginable healthcare provider. Always careful & knowledgeable.
80

04/20/2017
Saw NP before appt with PA Edwards because PA was not available. Mistake! NP could not do the procedure I needed and had to schedule me with the PA. Frustrating!
90

04/06/2017
Couldn't get in to see regular doctor - PA did a good job.
100

03/22/2017
Michelle is always attentive and helpful. She's better than some full MDs I've seen.
100

03/01/2017
A very kind dr.
100

03/01/2017
Michelle is awesome! She listens well, is compassionate and takes good care of me.
100

02/08/2017
I was heartened that the PA asked direct questions about my health concerns, listened carefully and ordered lab tests immediately, promising referral to a specialist (if appropriate) after lab test results were known. I appreciated her understanding about the stresses in my life and the constraints on just what I could do, when, in pursuing more testing or further consultation. I did not feel judged for my failure to reduce stress or lose weight, etc.
90

01/09/2017
Some mystery still evident in certain symptoms I'm having.
100

01/03/2017
I love her best Doc I have ever had!
100

11/23/2016
Michelle does an EXCELLENT job of taking care of me!!
100

11/18/2016
She was very nice, said to call her right away if I needed to.
80

10/31/2016
Michelle is very caring.
100

10/26/2016
Michelle Edwards was very in tune to my needs and was able to suggest follow up tests that suited my needs. I felt very cared for during my visit.
100

09/30/2016
The schedule referrals & time provided have greatly improved.
100

09/26/2016
Love Michelle; she's the best.
100

08/15/2016
Always professional! Always respectful!