Biography & Education

Biography

Laura Longwell, D.O., was inspired to enter the medical field after witnessing the support and comfort a family member received from health care workers after a life-altering stroke. "I knew I wanted to be part of that caring. I still remain grateful," said Dr. Longwell. 

As a physician, Dr. Longwell believes her most important role is to encourage patients to gain more understanding and awareness of their health concerns. "I want to help my patients know their role as leaders in their health care," she says. 

After receiving her medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W. Va., Dr. Longwell completed her internship and residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

Dr. Longwell was born and raised in West Virginia and she and her partner are excited to explore the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, she enjoys reading, backpacking and traveling - the highlight of which was spending two months in Sierra Leone in Africa during medical school.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine, COPD, diabetes, chronic disease management

Education

Medical degree: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, W. Va.

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

12442 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Suite 100
Tigard , OR 97223
Fax 503-216-9220

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • General practice
  • 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.

4.6 out of 5 (139 Ratings, 48 Comments)

90

11/28/2015
She spent over the time limit of my scheduled visit with me. This is a plus for me, but I wonder if all her appointments run late due to her being thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/25/2015
She was very attentive and seemed to want to help me get where I want to be in relation to my health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/25/2015
I have had an ongoing health issue that is nagging, and this doctor is willing to try and help figure out the cause and not just treat symptoms. She is persistent, smart and caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/24/2015
Laura Longwell is way overdue for a raise (if that is possible). I chose to put my health care in her hands, and I have never, EVER been disappointed. She knows everything that is going on with me when she enters the room. She is cordial and laughs at my jokes. You will pry her away from (her as my PCP) my cold dead hands - meaning, if she leaves one clinic, I wlll follow her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/18/2015
[...] Dr. Longwell is a rare physician who is willing to be compassionate to people who's cases aren't simple and easy. I've referred 4 people to her so far and they all love her. [...] She's the first doctor to value me as a person and not scorn me as burden.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/17/2015
Dr Longwell is very good at listening, getting my perspective, and addressing my needs. She is very good at allowing me to process her recommendations, answering my concerns, and following up with ideas.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/13/2015
Dr. Longwell answered all my health questions/ concerns efficiently
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/11/2015
I've only had (1) appointment with her but I was very impressed at how patient she was with all my questions. Since I have no medical history, we had to start from scratch. She was good with that.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/09/2015
on first visit the provider had not read my medical history I sent to her. second visit was great.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

10/31/2015
Have had miss-communincations [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/21/2015
I usually have a good experience with this provider except for this last visit. My appointment was 1/2 late and while with the doctor, another employee interrupted my appointment with a knock on the door and a discussion with the doctor. I didn't get an opportunity to ask more questions because I felt rushed and the appointment was over.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/20/2015
Dr. Longwell was very patient and helpful with my questions and care needs
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/15/2015
Dr. Longwell listens to my concerns and responds with solutions and requests that I contact her if the recommended solutions are effective. I have recommended that my sister change her PCP to Dr. Longwell.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/14/2015
She is very attentive, and seems to dig deep to figure out if health issues are connected to one another/ underlying causes.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/13/2015
Laura is very personable and easy to talk to. She researches your chart prior to walking in the room so she is prepared to follow-up on recent visits. She listens and takes time to explain things. She types up the summary for me on the AVS.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/27/2015
waited in lobby for 45 minutes no one let me know why the doctor was delayed. I could not wait any longer.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/26/2015
Dr Longwell was very thorough, explained the results of my labwork, treated me with courtesy and provided referrals to other providers who can help me maintain my current level of health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

08/25/2015
In general it seems that whatever the patient suggests the provider uses and builds upon it. There is no investigation of causes related to illness.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/25/2015
Dr. Longwell is a terrific communicator.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/25/2015
This is not about her skill as a doctor. It is about commununciation. My expecting is that my provider or someone from that team would respond to my concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/26/2015
Dr. Longwell is by far the best doctor I've ever had. She treats me with respect and compassion every time. Every friend I've recommended her to has loved her as well. She's is truly a gifted physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

07/23/2015
I moved into the area from the Bay Area last summer and was seeking a new internist. This was a get acquainted visit new patient visit with Dr. Longwell. Based on this visit, I intend to continue my health care needs with her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/22/2015
I am new to the area and finding a doctor I am comfortable with was a top priority. I am happy that I found Dr. Longwell! She is very knowledgable, is a good listener, is respectful of me and my feelings, and is very thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/14/2015
very nice doctor, takes lots of time to help me
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

07/07/2015
This was a "meet and greet" with Dr. Longwell, as I was a transfer patient of Dr. [...]. I was very impressed with her!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/06/2015
good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/01/2015
dr Longwell has gotten to know me well and is working with me to care for my fibromyalgia
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

06/24/2015
This was my first visit with Dr. Longwell. My first impression was very positive.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/11/2015
all good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/20/2015
Dr. Longwell is great! So glad she's my PCP.
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05/03/2015
Dr Longwell has a great bedside manner, is very personable and medically knowledgeable. I would recommend her!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/22/2015
dr longwell was excellent. she took my concerns seriously and with empathy. she clearly answered my concerns about preventative healthcare and recurring issues, prescribing appropriate treatments. i felt very happy establishing care with her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/12/2015
SHE IS NOT MY REGULAR HEALTH PROVIDER BUT I LIKED HER VERY MUCH AND SHE WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MY ISSUE AND REFERRED ME TO AN ENT DOCTOR.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/11/2015
Appointment and [...] tests were on a Tuesday morning. I didn't hear back until I called Friday afternoon. I did get a prescription pretty quickly then, but it seems like it should have taken less than 4 days to get the results.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/28/2015
I've been a patient at Providence Scholl's for approx. 10 yrs., and have finally found a doctor that I'm happy with. Dr. Longwell listens, explains issues clearly and is familiar with my medical history.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

03/27/2015
It took 2 times to get a blood pressure reading. I had stopped my meds for High Blood Pressure and the tech said the Doctor would call me with to answer to a question I had as to which one of two BP medications I should begin to take again. I have two from Dr. [...] my Doctor. Also I wanted to be sure my chart reflected the change back to the 2 BP Medications. The Dr. removed them as I had stopped taking them. So no one called me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/24/2015
she is very nice
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/18/2015
Very good experience. I have not had a doctor for a long time that really cared about me and my problems. I am a new patient and very happy with Laura Longwell. She is very caring and takes the time to really listen to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/15/2015
What prompted my visit was a need to discuss [...] because I need a new prescription. It was discussed during my visit, with the understanding that Dr. Longwell would research a different, yet similar drug. After about a week, I used My Chart to send an email reminder, to which there was no reply. So I called the office during business hours 9 days after my visit. I spoke with someone from the team. But still, 2 weeks later, there has been no action -- no phone call, no prescription written. I really like Dr. Longwell and feel comfortable talking with her. But this lack of follow-up has left me frustrated. [...] On one hand, I really like this office and team; on the other, I wouldn't want to recommend others to use them.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/11/2015
I'm new to this clinic and I feel like I have been here long term. I am very confident in Dr. Longwell she is very easy easy to talk to and listens to me. I have some medical experience so I do ask questions. I am very comfortable with the care I'm getting from Dr. Longwell, she is great.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
I am very happy with Dr. Longwell as my physician and would highly recommend her.
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03/04/2015
Excellent, empathetic, detail oriented, easy to talk to. I visited Dr. Longwell to establish care and really liked her a lot.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/15/2015
Dr Longwell was wonderful and I left feeling understood and well cared for.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

02/05/2015
I received exellent care
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

01/26/2015
I only saw her once, so far. She seems very nice. It was a positive experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/18/2015
She is a very good listener and forward thinking! I moved to Oregon from the midwest and wanted to find a female Dr. within the Providence group..so I have only been to this clinic/Dr. once but am pleased with my choice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/15/2015
this was a first appointment and I was very impressed with the provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/13/2015
Very good listener and speaks slowly so I can understand. Did not rush me in any way.
Providence Health & Services Patient