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.

4.8 out of 5 (108 Ratings, 36 Comments)

100

11/23/2015
Once again, the check-in process was difficult. The employee at the front desk was unfamiliar with simple procedures and had poor computer skills. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/22/2015
feel very lucky to have Linda as my health provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/03/2015
She is a good listener and takes my health problems seriously. She gives good advice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2015
Great Dr. Cares about patients and orders or conducts procedures as needed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/18/2015
good
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/11/2015
My last visit was for a specific condition which has since cleared up in response to medication proscribed by my doctor. I was able to schedule an appointment that was timely. I was able to describe at some length the nature of the condition, and she was very attentive to my description. I have always had confidence in her judgment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/07/2015
Never had negative experiences whenever I make an appointment with her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/31/2015
Dr Hungerford is my new primary care physician. [...] So far, I have been very happy with my care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/25/2015
Spends time reviewing lab results and physical activity
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/24/2015
My one problem is that I only seem to get sick on my Doctor's day off, so have to see another Doctor, from her office, and get a follow up from her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/18/2015
I take a written list of questions/concerns that I want to discuss with Dr. Hungerford. We go over them one at a time and I am usually satisfied with her explanations and answers. At my last appt. I came away feeling that conditions that were worrying me were explained and therefore, I felt a feeling of relief.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/15/2015
Dr. Hungerford is easy to talk to and seams very caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/12/2015
Dr. Hungerford is an excellent listener and took an genuine interest in covering my past medical history with me personally, so she understood my unique situation. She addressed each individual concern I had and went over her assessment and how we should approach my treatment. I was very happy with my interaction with Dr. Hungerford and look forward to working with her in the future.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/21/2015
All good. Shows interest and follows through
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/02/2015
My doctor is very caring and knowledgable. She takes the time to explain what is going on and what tests are needed and why. She is very personable and I feel comfortable in her care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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