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 (147 Ratings, 49 Comments)

100

04/26/2016
always feel better about everything after a visit with Dr Longwell
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/12/2016
I have no problems with dr longwell [...] I love the time she takes with her patients
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/29/2016
Dr. Longwell is excellent at listening and explaining things in layman terms.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/20/2016
Dr Longwell is great.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/07/2016
Most of time the office helps me but for scheduling other office they don't like to make appointments.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/31/2016
she listens, give advice, helpful, wonderful doctor I look forward to see.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/31/2016
Very pleasant, easy to talk to, understanding, knowledgable
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/26/2016
the provider is very good. the staff is not so great.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/08/2015
Dr. Longwell is a particularly good listener and spends unhurried time in dealing with my health issues and questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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