Dr. Michael Goodwin encourages patients to take preventive steps to help maintain their health. “I emphasize the importance of wellness and prevention of chronic disease through healthy eating, regular exercise, healthy relationships and positive thinking,” he says.
He believes his most important role as a physician is to be an active, effective and compassionate listener. “I develop a relationship with each patient to individualize the care experience as much as possible,” Dr. Goodwin says. “I find when I close my mouth and open my ears, it is easier to determine the most effective way to communicate with a patient.”
Dr. Goodwin earned his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He completed his family medicine residency at Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Portland.
A native Oregonian, Dr. Goodwin enjoys singing, playing the acoustic guitar, hiking, reading, and spending time with his wife and two sons.