Biography & Education

Biography

“I see primary care as the foundation for quality of life,” says Poombavai Nagappan, M.D. “I approach every patient visit as an opportunity to improve that person’s quality of life.” In her practice, she believes in actively listening to her patients, educating them about healthy lifestyles and following up after treatment to make sure her patients are doing better.

A board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Nagappan earned her medical degree at Kilpauk Medical College in Madras, India. She completed her internship at Edgewater Medical Center in Chicago, and her residency at St. Louis University Hospital in Missouri.

In her free time, Dr. Nagappan loves to spend time with her family and friends. She particularly enjoys family trips to the mountains and lakes with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include traveling and photography.
Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
Kilpauk Medical College in Madras, India
Languages
  • English
  • Tamil

Care Locations

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

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts
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.

4.5 out of 5 (136 Ratings, 30 Comments)

100

11/15/2015
Dr. Naggapan is gentle, kind, and caring. She is not judgmental and listens to my concerns. She gives good advice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

11/10/2015
good
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100

11/08/2015
I LOVE MY DOCTOR-DR NAGGAPAN, I'VE BEEN SEEING HER FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS
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10/24/2015
everything is always good,sometimes I myself have to much going on! he always keeps things in line for me. A+
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/14/2015
Dr. Nagappan is very friendly and attentive. She listens to me carefully and always takes my concerns seriously. The best thing is that I always feel like she has enough time for me. If, at the end of the visit, I suddenly remember something I wanted to talk to her about, she always makes time to listen and deal with the problem, if any.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/13/2015
Dr Nappapan is a very caring doctor who pays attention to my medical history and my needs. She always takes the time to answer any questions and gets me the help I need.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/13/2015
Always a good experience and excellent care!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/13/2015
Very good
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100

10/06/2015
Dr. Nagappan always asks if I have any questions, and offers to see me again if I have additional concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

08/17/2015
When one of my existing prescriptions expired, my pharmacy phoned my doctor to request a refill. They did not receive a timely response because the doctor was on vacation. Apparently, no one else was covering the vacationing doctors duties. The pharmacy made the refill request 2 or more times with no response from the doctor or anyone else from the doctor's office. It wasn't until I contacted the doctor's office personally that I was finally able to get the refill approval. By the time I was able to get the refill for a prescription that I take daily, I had been out of that medication for 1-1/2 weeks. It seems that no one was covering for my doctor while she was on vacation.
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08/12/2015
To be my first experience with my care provider I feel very pleased how I was treated.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/10/2015
Like my PCP so well that I recommended her to my daughter!
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100

08/09/2015
Receive good advice for treatment
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/06/2015
Dr Nagappan is consistent every visit. I always know what to expect from her and she always listens to me.
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100

07/26/2015
She is truly the best care provider I have ever had. She is so kind and caring and always makes me feel at ease with any future health concerns and needs I may have
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100

07/26/2015
I hope every provider is as caring regardless of patient's ethnicity.
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100

07/22/2015
This was my first appointment with Dr. Nagappan. Dr. Nagappan was responsive to my questions and concerns. Moreover, Dr. Nagappan authorized necessary laboratory tests with follow-up appointments with the appropriate specialists to obtain further baseline results pertaining to my health needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/06/2015
Dr Nagappan has always been very understanding and concerned about my well being. She listens and answers my question. She explains things so that I can understand them, and works with me on my medications and health issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

04/30/2015
She is an excellent doctor. The only thing that keeps me from giving her higher ratings is her "bed-side manner" could be a litlle better. Other than that she's great!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/29/2015
Dr. Nagappan always asks if I have any questions and answers them in an easy-to-understand manner.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/22/2015
she is an excellent doctor, she listened to me and resolve my health problems.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/12/2015
She is an excellent physician - a warm and caring person!
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03/30/2015
doctor was abrupt and hard to understand and referred me to the ER for tests that she could have done
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/17/2015
Very pleased with my provider!!!
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90

02/26/2015
the front check in desk, the nurse, the Dr. and lab tech were all caring and professional.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

02/25/2015
Whenever I go to this office, there is usually a long lineup at the front desk. Sometimes I am late for my appointment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/17/2015
I have always been treated very well with my provider I have been seeing her for quite awhile as well as my family she is always kind and thougtful
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100

02/17/2015
Very positive experience on each visit.
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100

01/28/2015
I appreciated that I could see the doctor the same day I called. I was please with her and would be very comfortable seeing her again in an emergency or when my regular provider retires.
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01/20/2015
NEED MORE TIME TO BE SPENT WITH PATIENT AND EXPLAIN MORE ABOUT THE PAIN OR DRUG OR .... ESPECIALLY WHEN I TALK THEY REALIZED THAT I AM A FOREIGNER SO THEY ARE NOT AS PATIENT AS A NATIVE LANGUAGE SPEAKER
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