Biography & Education

Biography

Providing compassionate care and being a trusted resource for her patients is important to Shobha Jetmalani, M.D. She takes every opportunity to educate patients and to encourage preventive measures, and explains surgical and treatment options in an understandable way.

Dr. Jetmalani stresses the importance of open and honest communication. “I will be honest and straightforward with the good and the hard news,” she says.

After earning her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University, she completed an internship at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center and a residency in dermatology at OHSU. Dr. Jetmalani is board-certified in dermatology.

Dr. Jetmalani is married and has two children. In her free time, she enjoys painting and drawing, gardening and the outdoor beauty of the Northwest.

Areas of expertise

Dermatology

Education
Oregon Health & Science University

Care Locations

18040 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road
Tigard, OR 97224
Fax 971-712-2120

Specialties

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 (232 Ratings, 72 Comments)

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05/27/2015
The receptionist [...] does not make eye contact or even look up to greet you. This has happened three times. I simply ignore her and wait for one of the other ones. This gives a very bad first impression.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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05/14/2015
Dr. Jetmalani is very gentle and kind. We recommend all of our friends from McMinnville to her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/07/2015
Shobha is the best! She's caring, compassionate and delivers excellent care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/04/2015
Dr. Jetmalani is one the best doctors I've ever had. She's thorough and asks good questions. She seems to remember what goes on with my [...] problems even though I haven't seen her for six months.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/03/2015
Dr. Jetmalani is the best, I've recommended her to numerous individuals.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/01/2015
Always excellent Visits
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/29/2015
I drive from Salem to see Dr Jetmalani because she is so good and special. I know others who also drive from Salem. I think that says is all
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/26/2015
great doctor and facility
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/23/2015
Always pleasant, knowledgable about my condition.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/22/2015
Dr. Shoba Jetmalani, in addition to being an excellent dermatologist, is easily approachable, sensitive and really listens to any concerns I have and then responds in a manner that respects my concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/12/2015
Dr. Jetmalani is gentle and very knowledgeable. I refer at least 6 people a year to her and now my father is referring people from his retirement community as well. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/06/2015
excellent
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/25/2015
I am very comfortable going to this office... For a 70 year old feeling safe and comfortable is important
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/24/2015
very, very pleasant lady.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/21/2015
Dr. Jetmalani always takes the time to thoroughly check my skin (she is my dermatologist) and listens to and addresses any concerns I have. She is always friendly and positive.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/11/2015
Dr. Jetmelani is fine doctor , professional, thorough and personable.
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03/10/2015
Always a good experience with Dr Jetmalani-she truly cares about her patients and their concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
Dr. Jetmalani was masterful in solving an on-going MY CHART issue that appeared beyond anyone's ability to change. She listened to my issues and solved the problems created in 1994 that appeared as "Current Health Issues". Hooray for her! She is the best.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
Long wait for obtaining an appointment to meet with this provider.
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03/04/2015
Great Listening Staff And True Concerned Provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/03/2015
It is unfortunate to have the Dermatology Clinic using the same patient reception area with the urgent care clinic. I always worry about getting exposed or sick in there when I am waiting for Dermatologist.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/02/2015
How about 'Fair'? Two specific items in the Providence system are below par. first issue is the website. While I am most decidedly a member of the geezer club, and therefore technically challenged, I am not stupid. Trying to access ony one of my three physicians and/or their office staff via email is nearly impossible. In general trying to navigate the Providence web sight should come with three gratis appointments with proctologist of my choosing. Secondly, while ALL medical staff, i.e. physicians, nurses and medical technicians have been professional, helpful and friendly, the same cannot be said for the remainder of the staff. As long as one is standing in front of them, everything is fine; but just try to get medical records to another office, get a prescription refilled or ask other non-clinical questions answered and you may as well try to hit the moon spittin'.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/01/2015
Dr Jetmalani always takes time to explain and she always has terrific assistants
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/25/2015
dr Jetmalani is an amazing asset to providence. she is friendly and truly concerned with her patient's needs. I love the fact that she is well versed in her field. dr Jetmalani continues to read articles to keep her up on the latest medical advances or theories within her field.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

02/21/2015
Dr Jetmalani is awesome.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/17/2015
Dr. Jetmalani is always concerned. very caring and welcomes my questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/15/2015
only good experience
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100

02/15/2015
Dr. Jetmalani and her staff are excellent. I have always felt that by and large the staff at the front desk need improvement.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/11/2015
Dr Jetmalani is a knowledgeable and caring doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/10/2015
Other patient emergencies resulted in my waiting longer than expected. I understand.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/30/2015
We love to come here because of the service.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/28/2015
Dr. Jetmalani is always profession and thorough. She always listens and answers any questions
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/22/2015
WE have gone to Dr Jetmalani for a long time and we wouldn't consider going to someone else.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/20/2015
I always get excellent care from Dr. Jetmalani.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/20/2015
Dr. Jetmalani is a wonderful dermatologist. I was the first in my family to go to her professionally, and now my mother, daughter, sister and niece go to her as well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/18/2015
She is wonderful!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/14/2015
All good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/10/2015
have recommended many people from my town to dr jetmalani and know of many who see her. she is awesome, kind gentle and so smart
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

12/12/2014
Needs to take more time with patient. I always feel rushed at appointments.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/10/2014
Dr. Jetmalani is an excellent doctor and person. She is incredibly conscientious, thorough, and competent. She takes the time to both listen and explain.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/07/2014
dr.Jetmalani is an excellent Dr&very caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
0

12/02/2014
My appointment was at 8. After sitting in the room for over 50 minutes the provider finally came in. I understand you can get behind and other patients take priority at times. However, it would have been nice if they had offered for me to reschedule as I had to get to work and it took me over 2 months to get in. During my appointment the provider was brief and acted rushed. I am irritated I had to pay $55 to see a specialist, wait over 2 months to get in and then get a brief 5 minute appointment that was not thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/30/2014
I thought this particular visit was less complete than usual, or less thorough
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/30/2014
Dr Shoba is a gem, treat her well!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/26/2014
She is a very confident and congenial physician that I trust and appreciate.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/18/2014
I have always received good care from Dr. Jetmelani
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/09/2014
She has been seeing me long enough that I don't feel like I'm seeing a doctor but visiting a friend.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/05/2014
Dr. Jetmalani is always top notch and friendly. She is very trusted and caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/05/2014
Excellent doctor. Always respectful and courteous. She is extremely competent and makes excellent referrals. A good diagnostician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/04/2014
She did not seem in a hurry to get rid of me. She answered all of my questions
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/04/2014
Dr Jetmalani is a very thoughtful and caring physician
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/28/2014
Exceptional physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/28/2014
Dr. Jetmalani is a knowledgeable, attentive, and caring doctor. I trust her to provide me with the best care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/28/2014
I had a long wait time and the receptionist did not let me know Dr. was running behind. I had to ask after waiting over 20 minutes.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/27/2014
Doctor was very easy to talk to and seemed interested in me as a patient. Also, Dr. was very nice and respectful to the nurse assisting (which often is not the case.)
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

10/22/2014
[...] I have never had a diagnosed cancer skin or otherwise but I felt that the body exam was done very quickly and failed to cover all the issues I wanted to. The places I could remember to ask about were looked at in a very quick manner resulting in my forgetting [...]. The provider and assistant were professional and kind but I felt very rushed and got the feeling I really had little reason to be there. My exam was quick and cursory and did not answer my questions. [...] I am unable to examine my whole body for possible skin problems. I was given a brochure on what to watch for in skin cancers and given a steroid prescription for exema (sp) and a brief guide to take care of the warts........I just felt it was not a systematic exam because I didn't present with obvious suspicious skin problems and was given a quick once over.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/21/2014
Always good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/21/2014
Dr. Jetmalani is always very digilent in checking my skin. She is professional at all times. I along with several other Salemites have followed her to her present location.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/15/2014
Receptionists could be nicer
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/23/2014
liked this provider a lot. too bad all your providers aren't like her
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/21/2014
Dr Jetmalani is always thorough in her exam and explanations, and is very caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/18/2014
Dr Jetmalani was wonderful!! She listened and eased my concerns. She was very caring and made me feel very comfortable.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/11/2014
she answered all my questions and offered advice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/08/2014
Almost didn't get appointment until 6 weeks later but then I asked receptionist on phone to ask her if she would see me. They found time for me to come in that very day. This relieved my mind, and having the same day appointment eliminated 6 weeks of delay in treatment for a skin issue.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/03/2014
Took way too long to see Dr. for first appt. 6-8 Weeks.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

08/23/2014
Booked way out. Only got in because of a cancellation, and my issue was acute.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/12/2014
She is an excellent doctor. I feel she needs more time to see patients. Seems the scheduling is tight.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

08/07/2014
One of the two things that took me to see Dr. Jetmalani was rosacea. She didn't examine my skin where I was trying to show her where it bothered me..my neck, under my hair. She asked a few questions and kind of dismissed it with a sunscreen recommendation. I needed her to look! I'm not a doctor. my skin is irritated and she should have looked at it.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/06/2014
Dr. Jetmalani is wonderful and I always have a good experience with her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/05/2014
All good no complaints
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/31/2014
Dr. Jetmalani is a superb dermatologist. She is thorough and very knowledgeable. The quality of her medical care is truly outstanding. I strongly recommend her to all I know.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/27/2014
Excellent care. Dr. Jetmalani is very knowledgable and caring.
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