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.

4.5 out of 5 (43 Ratings, 10 Comments)


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

no experience in Mental health or knowledge the resources to go to for a patient that is seeking help.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I was treated very well by Michelle Edwards and felt she was very thorough in her check-up.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Michelle is excellent, better than some doctors. She always listens, is always helpful, takes time to do her job. I've recommended her to a friend who loves her nearly as much as I do. DO NOT let her out of our sight.
Providence Health & Services Patient

My appointment was with Dr. [...] who was not able to see me due to the previous patient needing more of his time, so I was asked if I would see Michelle Edwards. I have seen her before and have a great deal of respect for her and her knowledge. She is helpful and very easy to talk with.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I was very pleased with my care and felt the Dr. took her time with me and covered all the bases to make a diagnosis. [...] this Dr. listened carefully and assessed completely. I really liked her! (I have also seen the N.P. there and like her, also)
Providence Health & Services Patient

First time, I have no complaints. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient