Biography & Education

Biography

Linda Hungerford, M.D., feels that active, careful listening is the key to good primary care. “Patients want to know they have been heard,” she says. “I believe a physician who knows her patients well provides the best care. Continuity is the true basis of primary care.”

Linda earned her medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University. She completed both her residency and internship at Providence Portland Medical Center. She is board certified in internal medicine.

An Oregon native, Linda speaks German and a little Nepali — the result of six months of missionary work in Nepal. She and her husband continue to support medical and mission work in developing countries. They have three children.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
Oregon Health & Science University
Languages
  • German

Care Locations

1321 NE 99th Ave.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97220
Fax 503-215-4255

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Services Provided

Reviews

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 (120 Ratings, 39 Comments)

100

06/15/2015
I do not like the use of the medical scribe. I resent the lack of privacy. Medical appointments should be one-on-one unless another pair of hands are required.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/09/2015
When Dr. Hungerford comes into the examination room, I am always the focus of her attention. She is very attentive to my questions and concerns and takes the time address them during my visits.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/31/2015
Dr. Hungerford is a trusted, exceptional care provider. She is up to date on all medical needs and we trust her opinions regarding our medical needs. She is caring, warm and helpful.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/17/2015
I am very thankful for Dr.Hungerford and her caring and understanding. She is a wonderfully warm, she actually hears and recieves and responds to what I have to say, not just a brush off attitude like my previous provider. I appreciate her attitude towards doctor and patient relations. Not many providers respect patients any more like she does.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
I have had Dr. Hungerford for a long time. She answers my emails straight away and always concerned about me. I like her a lot. She is easy to be with on visits.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
always takes time to talk and make yo feel like she understands you and your problem
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/29/2015
I have complete confidence in my excellent doctor, Linda Hungerford. She listens carefully to my statements, she takes great care in the examinations, and her treatment choices are exceptionally well explained and carefully thought out. Her professional excellence is the only reason I have stayed with this practice. I only wish that the rest of the staff was so professional, consistent, and compassionate.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

04/23/2015
She had a scribe in the very small room with us. She is always very engaged with me but she seemed more reserved that day. Still very good care though. I was glad it took less time to get an appointment as that has been a problem in the past.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
At my last visit, a medical scribe was in the room. I understand the need for efficiency but a medical exam is not a spectator sport and I very much resent the loss of privacy. If I had had a delicate or embarrassing problem it would have been difficult or impossible to discuss. I sincerely hope this was an experiment and not an ongoing habit. How I answer the next question is presuming the medical scribe is not a routine part of the medical visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
I have been seeing Dr. Hungerford for some years. In all that time she has spoken in a straight forward way with me, in some cases trying to figure out a good plan of action to resolve a health problem. I have never felt 'rushed' in her presence, however, I usually have a list of health items that I wish to discuss with her. I would have confidence in her medical knowledge to recommend her to relatives or friends.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/24/2015
I waited a long time in the waiting room, nearly 30 minutes, but Linda Hungerford was so great that it made up for it. She really listened and I felt comfortable talking about what was going on with my mental health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/18/2015
She was very good. She seemed knowledgeable, attentive, respectful and seemed to truly care. She took her time and asked questions that I thought were relevant to my medical issues. She was friendly and competent. I am very happy to have her as my care provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/16/2015
She is AWESOME!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/10/2015
she's a great listener and seems knowledgeable and is responsive to my needs and concerns. she is respectful and patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/29/2015
Throuh MyChart I received test results, but no interpretation as to the acronyms or what the results meant in terms of my health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2015
Very kind, listened to me and I started feeling better right in the time frame anticipated. I would definitely return to this provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/25/2015
I really like Dr. Hungerford. Unlike other providers in this office, she was proactive in trying to help me recover from my illness and responded by taking tests that no one else did. She also listened to me, instead of judging me. Due to this, she has been able to see changes no provider did since around 2002-3 in this office. She also looked into things no other doctor did. Even when tests didn't show the full picture, she both caught it and/or listened to me/other providers that noticed it. She mentioned essential fatty acids when no one else saw this as an issue. She isn't threatened by my discussion of potential treatments, issues, or by input from other providers. This is what makes her great.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

01/20/2015
It has been a week and i have still not heard the results of my repeat chest exray from having pneumonia. I realize that no news is good news but i still think i should have been notified.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/18/2015
Any calls I need to make to this office, the people are always courteous and helpful and take care of requested info and referrals that I need.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/14/2015
For an annual physical, didn't seem to spend much time with me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/07/2015
Dr hungerford does not rush you and makes sure she addresses all of your concerns. I come from Salem Oregon just to be able to keep seeing her as my primary care physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/28/2014
I believe Dr. Hungerford knows my health issues, which are quiet a few, when she walks into the exam room, that is all that is on her mind. If I felt she did not, I would have stopped seeing her many years back.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/25/2014
I live clear across town and have for several years, but maintain my relationship with Dr. Hungerford as my PCP because I think she is a very good doctor. She treats me as a partner in my healthcare and that is exactly what I was seeking when I first found her as a doctor. She listens and knows that I know my body, this is a level of patient/provider trust that is difficult to find. I have recommended Dr. Hungerford and will continue with her as my PCP for as long as I possibly can.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/23/2014
Dr.Hungerford is not only kind, but genuinely cares and makes it her goal to help keep me healthy and never fails to follow up and make sure everything is going well. Many people I know have PCP's they complain about and are always switching to find good care. My friends and family always ask who I see for my PCP since I have nothing but good things to say about Dr.Hungerford. I refer people, but since she is such a great doctor and busy she is usually never open for new patients at the time they are looking. I just hope Dr.Hungerford never retires :)
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/16/2014
She is a very concerned and caring Dr. She is always open to discuss new ideas concerning my health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/12/2014
Overall, through the years, excellent care - responsive to concerns & informative.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/09/2014
No one could take the place of Dr. Hungerford and her staff!
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

11/04/2014
Dr. Hungerford takes time to get to know you & individualize care
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/02/2014
Dr. Hungerford keeps on top of my medical issues - listens and suggests new
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/30/2014
my care provider is very busy, and at times I wish that my care provider had more time available to discuss my concerns
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/10/2014
care provider was good. Office personnel were rude and disrespectful. This has never happened before so I wonder what is going on. I've also called the office during regular office hours and didn't get an answer after about 15-20 rings.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/18/2014
Have not needed new specialty referral. In past, Dr Hungerford has been excellent. She has been my Dr over 10 years and we have been through several rough health issues together. She is excellent!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
Extended time in waiting room
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/14/2014
Dr Hungerford is easy to talk to and is very concerned as to what I say. She never acts like she is in a hurry and has to leave, before my questions are answered. I've been going to her for years.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/01/2014
only good things to say; She is patient and thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/31/2014
staff occasionally has confusion around prescriptions in a timely fashion
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/29/2014
We just moved here to Portland, so this was the first Doctor That I have been to, and I liked her very much, so I know I will keep going to her..
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/26/2014
GOOD EXPERIENCE
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/17/2014
Dr Hungerford and her staff are always easy to talk to and attentive. I do let friends know about the service we receive at Providence.
Providence Health & Services Patient