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

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 (114 Ratings, 38 Comments)

100

01/10/2016
Dr. Popa is an excellent Care Provider. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/06/2016
[...] She is a phenomenal doctor, particularly for the elderly in our community.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/30/2015
Hard to get an appointment. She is popular. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/29/2015
Dr. Popa is extremely professional [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/27/2015
Dr Poppa is knowledgeable and personable, was happy to have her. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/09/2015
I've had many doctors. She's one of the best.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/02/2015
Dr. Popa is one of the best doctors I've had [...]. Dr. Popa is an excellent Docter and Providence is so lucky to have her and I hope they appreciate her accordingly! I would recommend her [...] to anyone, she is above excellent. She is one of a kind, very much likeDr.s used to be and are no longer!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/24/2015
The only problem was it took three months to receive the appointment .
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/01/2015
Dr. Popa is by far a one of a kind exceptional doctor with my Mother [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/27/2015
Dr. Popa is a very caring provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/26/2015
Dr Popa, takes the time to listen and with clear, definitive answers to questions and practical application of remidial care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/25/2015
I always have an excellant experience when seeing Dr Popa. She is caring, listens very well and asks questions. She is prepared to discuss my concerns and up to date on my health issues
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

10/14/2015
Seemed to want to eliminate the symptoms rather than look for the cause, maybe that'll come later?
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

10/13/2015
Excellent care, professional advice, thanks so much!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/13/2015
Dr. Popa is amazing to me as she is always attentive to my concerns and explains in a very understanding manner her thoughts on the topic at hand!
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

10/11/2015
I think that the care givers are not given enough time with each patient [...] there are many times I would like to talk longer, my husband also had her for his doctor he has dementia so I need more time to discuss his care also.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/05/2015
I am glad Dr. Popa is my doctor and I hope she stays at our clinic for awhile. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

09/29/2015
Never see the doctor at the time of my appt. At least 10mins. or more in waiting room then an additional 20mins. or more waiting in exam room. Also if I call to make a appt. doctor is booked for the week.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/24/2015
I always have very good experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/22/2015
Dr Popa listens well and shows a genuine concern for her patients. I say patients because she also is the PCP for my wife and brother in law, and her level of care is consistently excellent with them, as well. Of all the physicians I have known and have had treating me over the years, she is the best. She is thoughtful, professional and explains herself, very well. She immediately impressed me with her knowledge and understanding of what seniors are going through at this stage of our lives. (No wonder this is her field of expertise). I am so fortunate to have a physician of her caliber, caring for me).
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

09/21/2015
This was a new patient visit with Dr. Popa. I was expecting to get a complete physical exam, but did not. She was attentive to my concerns and questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/15/2015
I have a complicated case and I feel that Dr. Popa listens to me and my concerns and I believe she is very capable and willing to help me see this through.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/02/2015
the best . Popa is the most helpful, compassionate, listener, I am very calm when I am with her, has excellent communication skills, when I ask a question my chart she responds asap. actually the best doctor that I have ever seen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/03/2015
Dr Popa is the best doctor I have ever had, what a kind and caring lady she is.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/28/2015
Seemed to be a very good doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/21/2015
Dr. Popa replaced my previous care provider who had retired. I was very impressed with my new primary care provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/18/2015
dr. poppa is wonderful....
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

07/14/2015
She seems very concerned about keeping me in tip top shape!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/13/2015
positive experience. very thorough exam. listened and responded to my concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/12/2015
Since I am a new and first time patient with this provider, it is early to make a realistic judgment, however, aside from having to wait six months to get in as a new patient, I was very satisfied with the provider's demeanor, professionalism, friendliness, knowledge, and all around presentation.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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