Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Cynthia Shaff-Chin believes strongly in the importance of preventive care such as optimal exercise, nutrition, sleep and mental health. She incorporates alternative and traditional approaches to treat the whole person.

In her practice, she partners with her patients to guide and support them in their medical decisions. "I want to empower patients to make the best possible decisions for their health."

After earning her medical degree from Michigan State College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Dr. Shaff-Chin completed her residency in family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. She completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She is board certified in family medicine.

Dr. Shaff-Chin has a special interest in women's health and enjoys caring for pregnant woman as well as entire families. Married with two daughters, she enjoys swimming, yoga and outdoor activities such as bicycling.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine with obstetrics

Education
Medical degree: Michigan State College of Human Medicine, East Lansing
Internship and Residency - Family medicine: Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland
Fellowship - Integrative medicine: OHSU and University of Arizona
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-9701

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • Obstetrics
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 (96 Ratings, 24 Comments)

100

02/24/2016
Cynthia is bright, caring and resourceful. My family members have become patient of Dr. Shaff-Chin on my recommendation.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/14/2016
I appreciate the quick response of posting results into My Chart. My Mamogram results were posted the next day and the same with my thyroid test results. This means a lot.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/17/2016
I have become comfortable with Dr. Shaff-Chin and trust her to guide my decision making. I hope to keep her as my primary physician as I age.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/04/2016
I wish the provider had more time with me in the exam room. While we had a good visit, I felt that she was rushed t get to the next patient. I tried to remember all the questions I had for her in this once yearly visit, but forgot several due to the hurry.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/15/2015
My expectations were succesfully met, thanks.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/09/2015
Excellent Doctor, very thorough, always listens, offers practical ideas and discusses realistic goals with me regarding my health. She makes sure my shots are up-to-date. She always asks who else I've seen, what medicines and supplements I'm taking and makes sure my health record gives a complete picture of my issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/22/2015
Dr Shaff-Chin is very attentive and open to listening to my and my concerns even though I tend towards more alternative non-conventional medicine, she does not talk down to me She makes me feel like I am an intelligent person even if we have different opinions. This is important to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/03/2015
Dr. Schaf-chin is a wonderful and great diagnostician, caring, compassionate. Her office care team is of the highest quality.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

10/25/2015
[...] Felt brushed off
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/25/2015
Dr. Shaff-Chin is a very good doctor that I have seen so far
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/19/2015
Cynthia is an excellent doctor being warm, well versed in medicine, and patient friendly!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/09/2015
Dr. Cynthia is wonderful, I have recommended her to colleagues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/01/2015
Love Dr Shaff-Chin!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/02/2015
very specifically discussed osteoporosis medication and amplified my understanding considerably.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/30/2015
Dr. Cynthia took as much time as I needed and was very thorough. She also listened to my other concerns and gave me recommendations for referrals.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/18/2015
dr staff-chin is wonderful. always friendly and makes my husband and I feel important. see must see hundreds of patients but we've never felt rushed or ever treated poorly.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/18/2015
I have referred friends to this provider as well as Providence services. My provider is excellent!!! I followed her from Portland Family Practice to Providence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/18/2015
Dr. Is knowledgable and explains and answers my questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/17/2015
cynthia is a good listener and understands issues of the elderly
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/26/2015
I love my doctor! She is very thorough and detailed. She remembers my history and makes solid recommendations for improving my health. I have cystic breasts and she has been really helpful in making sure that I understand the issues with that, how to improve them, and when to actually have them aspirated (sp?).
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/21/2015
she is an excellent physician who I feel really cares about my health and well being
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/29/2015
All have been very good experiences.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/07/2015
Dr. Shaff-Chin is a thoughtful listener and careful practitioner. Her knowledge of both allopathic and alternative modalities is excellent and I always appreciate her insights about the what is happening currently in medicine. She is a kind and skilled doctor. I am grateful for her excellent care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/24/2015
dr. shaff chinn is positive and open. she listened to me and was empathetic.
Providence Health & Services Patient