Biography & Education


To Jeffrey Penikas, M.D., his most important role as a physician is to keep patients well informed and guide them through what for many is unfamiliar territory.

In his practice, he emphasizes preventive care. “It is very important to me to keep the patient an active participant in his or her care,” he says.

Dr. Penikas received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York. He also completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Penikas was born in Albuquerque, N.M. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, running and participating in an occasional marathon.

Areas of expertise


University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York

Care Locations

9427 SW Barnes Road
Suite 395
Portland , OR 97225
Fax 503-216-2639



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.

4.8 out of 5 (35 Ratings, 7 Comments)


Dr. Penikas is a great OB--he listens very well, and offers great input on whatever I'm concerned about with my pregnancy. He also has a great personality, and seems to genuinely care about about me as a person, and not just as a patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Penikas is a wonderful provider. He's patient and kind. He's thorough and is attentive to me without ever making me feel rushed. I always leave feeling very cared for. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient

I made the appointment for a well check and a talk about future pregnancy( with emphasis on the pregnancy talk). the doctor was very good and professional but after performing the well check exam, i felt rushed and was not able to have the pregnancy talk( which was the most important reason i was visiting that day). [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient

Attentive and caring. Went out of his way to assist me.
Providence Health & Services Patient

just hard to get an appointment in when needed
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Penikas is very kind, but I feel like he's too busy to work with me. With this being my first pregnancy, I'd like to feel more supported. At the end of my first appointment with him, instead of talking me through what to expect in my 28-week appointment, he handed me a packet to read.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Penikas is a phenomenal provider, he is the only reason I continue to receive care at this facility.
Providence Health & Services Patient