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 (48 Ratings, 10 Comments)


Service was great. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient

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

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!
Providence Health & Services Patient

Had thoughtful & respectful conversation [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient

I prefer to see the PA whenever possible, they are always excellent and my experiences with them are always very productive on both sides of the desk
Providence Health & Services Patient

Having the medical office and the lab services together makes a doctor's visit quick and easy. When another doctor (not in the Providence system) needed my lab result they were provide to him almost immediately, saving me, I expect, a lot of time.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Michelle is fantastic listens then addresses the problem
Providence Health & Services Patient

very carrying
Providence Health & Services Patient

Best care ever
Providence Health & Services Patient

very pleased with her
Providence Health & Services Patient