Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Heidi Kjos recently served as a physician for space shuttle astronauts and fighter pilots as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. In her current practice, she is a strong advocate for prevention as the best medicine and emphasizes patient education. “I try to empower my patients by providing the latest medi-cal information, so they can take an active role in their health care,” she says. “I also encourage regular exercise.”

Believing that every person is unique, Dr. Kjos enjoys getting to know her patients and their family members and helping patients discover the best options of care for their individual situations. She prides herself on being a good listener.

Dr. Kjos earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota, then completed her internship and residency at La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency in La Crosse, Wis.

In her free time, she enjoys playing golf and tennis and traveling.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Board certified: family medicine
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

3101 SE 192nd Ave.
Suite 106
Vancouver, WA 98683

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family Medicine

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 (138 Ratings, 38 Comments)

100

06/15/2015
Dr. Kjos is the best doctor I have ever used. [...]
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100

06/11/2015
I switched over to Providence from [...] and I am blown away by the difference your Dr's and clinic make such a difference its night and day! keep up the good work! I am so happy at the level of care and courtesy that Providence shows!!
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90

05/20/2015
I am very thankful to have Dr. Kjos as my provider.
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100

05/20/2015
Dr. Kjos and I have always had a great rapport. Her welcoming manner is appreciated. I never feel rushed or "just another patient" with her. She is excellent; demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and a continued eagerness to research and be on top of current medical information.
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90

05/19/2015
I appreciate the level of care, concern for my health (both mental and physical)
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100

05/11/2015
I always feel like I have her full attention and that I am important to her. She has always been straight forward with me and very caring. I really appreciate her.
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100

05/11/2015
Dr. Kjos is WONDERFUL! We love being able to see her.
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05/07/2015
Great experience. She really asked good questions and listened very carefully. One of the best doctor visits I've had in many years.
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80

05/03/2015
My test results are never discussed only sent to me via my chart..Primary never seems to know the results of the other Dr. visits that I have had during the year
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80

04/27/2015
Good doctor. Hard to get through on phones and long wait times for getting appointment. communication between pharmacy and Dr office is bad. had to reschedule appt because once I arrived they said they were 40 minutes behind which really made me upset since I had taken sick leave and rescheduled my appointments at work. Dr and her assistant are very good
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100

04/22/2015
Dr. Kjos is one of best doc and MA ive had. She is extremely thorough and she always follow up.
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100

03/31/2015
Dr. Heidi Kjos is a one of kind doctor. Every time I had a need to see, she enters the room with a broad and friendly smile, takes the time to listen, and asks follow up questions. I always left the visit knowing that my concerns have been addressed. I only wish that Dr. Kjos stays around for many years to come, but I would not be surprise if she is promoted to a position where her skills are of better use.
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80

03/22/2015
The office always asks me to be there 15 minutes before my appointment time and then my appointment is always late so I end up waiting at least 45 minutes before seeing my provider. I understand that delays occur but it feels like too much wasted time, especially because they're asking me to be early.
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100

03/03/2015
always professional and caring
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100

03/02/2015
Dr. Heidi Kjos is an extremely knowledgeable and caring physician. She is always prompt to respond to my needs.
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100

02/25/2015
Dr. Kjos is/always has been very tuned in to [...] health condition---mine also.
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02/18/2015
very good
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100

02/17/2015
Dr. Kjos is very caring and great at following through. I have total confidence in her knowledge and ability. She is willing to consult with others to confirm her findings if or when needed.
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100

01/22/2015
excellent medical care!
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100

01/22/2015
Dr. Kjos is one of the best and most caring doctor I have ever had
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90

01/19/2015
I was disappointed to email my Dr and have the medical assistant be the one to email me back when I had test results that indicate cancer.
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100

12/23/2014
I have had many doctors no other doctor has provided me with this type of excellent care and concern. she is on top my chart between visits. Nice to My Chart available
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100

12/16/2014
Great provider - need more like her !
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100

12/07/2014
Dr. Kjos was thorough with the physical exam. Listened to my list of issues/concerns and we talked about solutions/meds.
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100

11/18/2014
I have recommended Dr. Kjos to others. My 2 of children are also doctors and are married to doctors living in other areas of the country and they review the care I am getting. Their opinion "Stick with Dr. Kjos, she is doing a fantastic job and never misses anything."
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90

11/09/2014
I liked my visits so much I thought I was her only patient.
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80

11/04/2014
Loooooong wait time (more than 45 minutes!)
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100

11/02/2014
Dr. Kjos moved quickly to get the tests I needed to rule out some problems.
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100

10/29/2014
I always feel as if I've had excellent care from Dr. Kjos and her team.
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100

10/21/2014
I really like Dr. Kjos. She explains medical issues very well and shows concern for my health care. She has also referred me to some excellent physicians for various medical conditions.
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100

10/19/2014
I recently stopped a medication too soon and was in desperate need of a refill. I called the office talked to the receptionist gave my message and within minutes had been placed in contact with Dr's at the clinic and refill were given and I felt good within hours of my initial call. That includes getting my meds refilled and in my possession.
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80

10/15/2014
Wait time was a little long but good experience overall.
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90

10/09/2014
I had to wait about 50 minutes beyond my scheduled appointment time before being taken back to an examination room. Then a new medical assistant only weighed me, but didn't measure me or take any vitals or even record my weight so it had to be done by another assistant taking up more time.
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100

10/08/2014
Always a good experience, Dr. Kjos is thorough and caring in her approach
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100

09/30/2014
good experience--no complaints
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100

09/17/2014
Dr Kjos took extra time to listen to my concerns and provided a plan of action for my issues.
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100

09/15/2014
She listens and will either answer my questions or tells me she doesn't know but will find out for me and she does.
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90

09/09/2014
Dr. Heidi Kjos is the best doctor my family has had in a long time. She is professional and friendly. She always greet us with a smile, takes the time to listen to what we have to say, and we always feel that she cares about our health and well-being. After I met her for the first time, we switched my entire family (wife and two kids) to her. We have had other doctors in the past. I can unequivocally say that Dr. Kjos is the best doctor we have had. Providence must make every effort to retain and promote Dr. Kjos, and to hire others like Dr. Kjos. I am giving you permission to share these comments with Dr. Kjos and her supporting staff. They deserve to know that we, their patients, appreciate their work.
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