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.

4.7 out of 5 (152 Ratings, 57 Comments)

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11/23/2016
I like Dr. Longwell very much however, it was a bit frustrating to have waited over an hour to even get called back to an exam room. Dr. Longwell did apologize and that was very nice that she did but it couldn't make up for the loss of my time.
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11/22/2016
Dr. Longwell and [...], P.A., and their team always take excellent care of me.
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11/22/2016
Dr Longwell has been one of, if not the best, PCP I have ever had. She really took time to know me and learn how I best understand any and all medical issues I have. Just recently told her not only is she well versed in the medical world but has a bedside manner that is priceless.
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11/15/2016
Dr. Longwell is very professional, and at the same time, very outgoing and friendly. She listens to my concerns, gives constructive feedback, and shows genuine concern. I am very pleased that she is my primary doctor.
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10/30/2016
Dr. LOngwell always takes her time with us and we always feel that we have had excellent medical care.
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10/25/2016
Dr. was fabulous, but administration was pathetic... not during my visit but my daughter's... She went twice (with app) and coudntt see the Dr...
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10/12/2016
Dr. Laura Longwell is very pleasant, thorough, patient, and take the time to explain things.
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10/07/2016
Dr Longwell is one of the best Dr's I have had.
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10/04/2016
This was my first visit and I am very pleased with all aspects of the visit from check in to check out. I am grateful for the valet service. Everyone was very pleasant and respectful. I was surprised and happy that Dr. Longwell offered additional care from [...]. I love having such total access to my chart.
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10/04/2016
I really like Dr. Longwell. She listens to my concerns or questions and takes time to answer.
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10/02/2016
excellent doctor
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09/27/2016
Dr. Longwell is unique in that she really listens and is quick to explain her approach. In layman's terms.
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09/27/2016
Dr Longwell is a new provider for me and I like her very much. I moved from Milwaukie to Aloha so I needed a new Doctor.
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09/05/2016
excelent Doctor. She is a very good listener and has no doubts to refer you to an specialist when she thinks it's needed.
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08/31/2016
Dr. Longwell has taken a real interest in understanding me and my health issues. It is obvious that she puts significant thought into my care beyond the time we spend in the exam room.
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08/26/2016
Dr. Longwell is the most caring and helpful provider I've seen in many years.
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08/25/2016
Visits are top notch. You are not in my networl b ut the extra co-pay is worth the extra money.
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08/17/2016
I assume my care provider has my health records from my former care provider; however, during my last visit no mention was made of updating my tetanus immunization or inquiry as to mammogram status. (My former care provider recently sent me a reminder to update my tetanus immunization.)
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08/09/2016
Dr. Longwell is professional, but has a caring demeanor. She listens and explains things in an easy to understand manner and is receptive to answering any questions you have.
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08/09/2016
We have been very happy with the Providence Health Care program for over 30 years.
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08/09/2016
The doctor and MA were very, very nice. [...] the doctor and MA were wonderful, but MyChart and office don't know who/how to update my name in the system.
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08/02/2016
I believe that this provider is the best I have ever had in my almost 87 years & she is thorough, kind, understanding and everything you want to find in a physician.
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07/20/2016
Dr. Longwell is helpful, empathetic and thorough. I have no hesitation in discussing my health care needs with her, and trust her suggestions and referrals. As soon as she suspected I had sleep apnea, she referred me quickly to a great pulmonologist.
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07/20/2016
Dr. Longwell truly took the time to listen and didn't make me feel rushed. I felt very comfortable with her and that she cared about my well-being.
90

07/13/2016
Dr. Longwell has been very supportive with her understanding and guidance.
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07/05/2016
Dr. Longwell is very caring and really understands my medical needs. she's thorough with her exams and assessments and take her time to explain everything.I love seeing her.
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06/29/2016
she is a very good doctor
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06/26/2016
My Dr was fine, however others I would see when mine was not available were rude, impatient, treated you like a number, and made me almost change offices, if it werent for the close commute I would have.
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06/02/2016
great visit
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05/31/2016
She is a very good listener and very respectfull of her patients
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05/29/2016
prior to my appointment I tried to seek health care needs through the patient portal "My Chart" and the response time was very slow (several days). technology should be faster!
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05/24/2016
very good service. love my dr. she makes me feel very comfortable to talk about my concerns.
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05/24/2016
My main concern is not with my provider Dr. Longwell but with the long wait times to see recommended specialists. [...]
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05/17/2016
This was my first visit with Dr. Longwell and I feel better about her than I have about any doctor in a very long time!
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05/09/2016
My care provider takes time to discuss any health concerns or issues that I may have; I don't feel "rushed" during an office visit. However, at times, I do feel there's some pressure to perhaps overschedule me for more frequent appointments and lab tests than are really necessary.
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05/04/2016
dr Longwell is great, she always listens to what I have to say and I don't feel as if she is rushing me out of the exam room.
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05/03/2016
Generally, I really like my provider. Over the last 6 months, I have experienced several health issues which have mostly been solved with a new medication. With my last issue, I asked if all of these things could be related, to which she said "No, take this pill, use compression socks, and move more". While those may work fine, I feel as though I'm placing a bandage over a festering wound without addressing the wound directly. And again though, I really like her. I have since started seeing a naturopath, through Providence.
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05/01/2016
Dr. Longwell is very informative and takes the time to answer all my questions.
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04/26/2016
always feel better about everything after a visit with Dr Longwell
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04/25/2016
Dr. Longwell is a new doctor that was recommended to me so this was my first visit with her. She was very tentative, caring and had good information for the questions and health concerns I had. I don't think my previous provider had all of my medical records to her by the time I had my first visit which was a little frustrating because they told me they had sent them.
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04/12/2016
I have no problems with dr longwell [...] I love the time she takes with her patients
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03/29/2016
Wait times a little long. Communication between offices not always so good. Communication from Doctor could be improved. Communication of precise diagnosis could be improved.
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03/29/2016
Although very thorough, this makes for longer appointments which creates provider being behind. However, that being said, she is worth the wait. I was very impressed that she remembered me from 4 months ago initial visit.
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03/29/2016
Dr. Longwell is excellent at listening and explaining things in layman terms.
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03/20/2016
Dr Longwell is great.
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03/15/2016
Dr. Longwell is an empathic, caring, and talented physician. She is dedicated to my health and well being. Since beginning care with Dr. Longwell, my health has improved. I greatly appreciate the partnership.
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03/15/2016
Dr Longwell seems to really care about my health and how to treat me in all my health issues. She listens and explains options well.
90

03/14/2016
Dr. Longwell listens, treats you like an intelligent, capable individual and takes extreme care in providing priority my health care needs.
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03/09/2016
Dr. Longwell takes the time to listen to my concerns and make recommendations. I never feel rushed, the way I have with past providers.
90

03/07/2016
Most of time the office helps me but for scheduling other office they don't like to make appointments.
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02/23/2016
I love Dr. Longwell and think she is a great Doctor. It's NP [...] that I do not like over at that clinic, I find her to be cold and scatter brained and I don't want her to have anything to do with my care. I had a very bad experience with [...] at a previous encounter.
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02/16/2016
This was a new patient appointment - very pleased! Great listener and I felt heard and understood - will make me more likely to come in if I have issues or need routine care
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01/31/2016
she listens, give advice, helpful, wonderful doctor I look forward to see.
90

01/31/2016
Very pleasant, easy to talk to, understanding, knowledgable
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01/26/2016
Dr. Longwell is great, she takes time to actually listen to me. I never feel like I'm a bother or being rushed. ..she takes the time to explain any test or questions to me.
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01/26/2016
The MA'S who work with Dr. Longwell, [...] and [...], are both fabulous and caring. [...], the CCC, is also fabulous and very responsive to my My chart messages.
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01/26/2016
the provider is very good. the staff is not so great.