Biography & Education

Biography
  Dr. Popa’s medical specialty is geriatrics, a much-needed area of expertise for the communities here on the North Coast. 
        “I’m excited to move to the beautiful Oregon coast and I look forward to caring for my new patients and getting involved in the community,” says Dr. Popa. 
        Dr. Popa earned her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She completed her family medicine residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Penn. followed by a geriatric fellowship at the same hospital. A gifted multi-linguist, Dr. Popa speaks four languages: English, Spanish, Romanian and French. 
        When not practicing medicine, Dr. Popa enjoys painting, designing clothing, skiing, swimming and dancing.
Areas of expertise

Family practice, geriatrics

Education
Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Residency: Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Penn. 
Geriatric Fellowship: Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, Penn.
Languages
  • French
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Care Locations

725 S. Wahanna Road
Seaside, OR 97138
Hospital Privileges
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family Medicine
Conditions Treated
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 (119 Ratings, 37 Comments)

100

06/29/2015
I found Dr Popa to be attentive, knowledgeable, compassionate, and thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/29/2015
This visit was to establish new patient care. My previous physician for the last 15 years left the area. I was hesitant about going to a new Dr but after the visit I couldn't have been more pleased with Dr Popa. She took time, listened, asked questions and explained better than most physicians that I have seen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

06/23/2015
Dr. Popa is extremely thorough and attentive to my needs. She is professional and thoughtful. I have a great deal of respect for her professional skills and confidence in her knowledge regarding her field of expertise.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/27/2015
Service was prompt but, as a new patient, the MA spent time with me before Dr. Popa came in. Thus, the time before seeing her was longer than 15 minutes.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

05/27/2015
Average visits.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

05/20/2015
thought this was to be an annual physical. it was a 6 month check. a misunderstanding? guess I come back when I decide?
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/12/2015
Dr. Popa is very friendly, efficient, patient, and considerate. She asked appropriate questions, and waited patiently for the answers. She was very thorough and asked when she didn't fully understand my answer. She asked if I had any other questions or concerns about my health, referred me to a heart doctor, and ordered lab tests and x-ray. I was very impressed with her attitude toward me and her proficiency as a doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/11/2015
Dr. Popa is amazing, and truly cares about her patients.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/05/2015
Dr Popa sent me immediately to ER where I was admitted and spent 8 days is the hospital. I was so sick and she responded immediately. This Dr is the absolute best!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/28/2015
Full confidence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/22/2015
I was very pleased with the care I got from Dr. Poppa, she is friendly intelligent and listened to my issues. She gave me her opinions, which I took to heart. Good experience!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/07/2015
Dr. Popa answers all questions with explanations that are easy to understand. She has a wonderful bed-side manner. I have confidence in Dr. Popa's abilities. I would recommend Dr. Popa to others.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/02/2015
Dr Popa cares about my health and is working with me to ensure that all is being done to help me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/30/2015
Dr. Popa now understands the Spanish language more this is good; to me it gives me more security and confidence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/23/2015
I was impressed by the care provider's warmth and interest. She was not in a hurry to shoo me out the door but listened and asked questions, I am very pleased with this doctor and would certainly recommend her to others as she was recommended to me before I met her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2015
She is getting my dermatitis cleared up which past providers have had problems with.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/20/2015
Very sweet, calming and asked all the right questions. At a doctors office the calming part is very nice
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/01/2015
Dr. Popa is an excellent, courteous and very caring provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/21/2015
She sure knows how to see people quickly.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

01/04/2015
This was the first visit for I am a new patient. I am quite impressed at the thoroughness of Dr. Popa's exam.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/27/2014
Very good. Dr. Popa makes sure that blood tests are taken before she refills a prescription. She is a very good Doctor, kind and caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/23/2014
I find Dr. Popa very professional, yet very easy to speak to about personal health issues
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/10/2014
You only allow physicians 15 minutes with patients so doctor tells me to pick two illnesses and we will do two more next time. My health is not good and changes in one area affect treatment doses in other areas. 15 minutes is just not enough time to treat some people.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/28/2014
very good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/23/2014
I found Dr. Popa to be very informed. I needed to get in and reg. provider not on duty. I asked for geriatric specialist and was so pleased to be referred to Dr. Popa. In fact I have asked for her as my personal care provider from now on.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/09/2014
I had taken a vacation to So. Cal and forgot my thyroid medications. I called Dr. Popa's office to request enough to last until I got home, and the drugstore in San Diego had the meds ready by 2:00 that same day.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/26/2014
dr Popa is a new doctor to me but she has been my mother in laws doctor for the past 18 months, and because of her excellent care I chose Dr Popa.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/22/2014
Everything has been very positive. Dr, Popa is a caring, competent, and qualified provider. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/16/2014
My husband and I recently moved to Seaside from Portland to retire. I was very skeptical of a small medical facility and had planned to keep seeing my medical providers in Portland however after visiting Providence Seaside's emergency room and the follow up with Dr. Popa I am so impressed with the quality and caring staff that I have recommended the facility to my husband and my sister. You all are wonderful, so caring and understanding and so efficient. I believe I received some of the best medical care I have had in the past 15 years....thank you so much.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/05/2014
[...] liked her very much
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/26/2014
Dr Popa is always ready for my appt. She is up o date with my records, listens intently to what I have to say, shares information with me. I was impressed with her from my 1st visit and recommend her whenever I have a chance.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/24/2014
Dr. Popa made me feel very comfortable and I really felt like she listened to what I was asking and responded clearly, making sure I understood what she was saying. She doesn't make me feel rushed at all and I really appreciate that.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/18/2014
Dr. Popa and her back office staff are very caring, attentive, and professional.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/07/2014
Dr. Popa cares for her patients-takes a deep interest in her patients- She was my husbands Dr. He was admitted to emergency and then ICU- She came over to the hospital around 9:30 or 10 :00- He immediately relaxed- He was transferred to Portland the next day and passed away the following morning. Dr. Popa was warm and caring to the entire family and explained the situation so even the grandchildren ages 13 and 11 had a grasp on the situation but not in a frightening way- but in a tone they could accept. She really goes above and beyond what most Physicians do- She sent a beautiful abd warn sympathy card also signed by her nurse- She was not only our Dr. but a good friend and cheerleader in my husbands care-
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/26/2014
Outstanding, caring provider. I have 100% confidence in her as my primary care provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/20/2014
Dr. Popa and her nurse are above and beyond wonderful!! Very courteous, accessible, and professional. The My Chart feature is very helpful as well. Dr. Popa and her staff respond quickly to all messages that are sent to them. It is nice to have a direct link to them.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/13/2014
Excellent care.
Providence Health & Services Patient