Biography & Education


Laura Whiting decided to pursue her career as a physician's assistant while working as a pacemaker engineer. "I wanted to know the 'whole picture' of each patient's health, and be more directly involved in patient care," said Laura.

In her practice, she emphasizes patient education and shared decision making. "I enjoy teaching patients and their families to keep them feeling well and living long and happy lives. A big part of education is helping patients understand how to prevent serious or chronic problems and serving as their guide for confusing medical decisions," she said.

Laura graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., with a degree mechanical engineering. She went on to earn her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Oregon Health & Science University. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Originally from Michigan, her love of the outdoors brought her to Oregon. She enjoys mountain biking, gardening, kiteboarding, snowboarding, traveling and trying new cooking recipes. She also volunteers as an adaptive ski instructor and Timberline each winter. Laura lives in Hood River with her husband Brad, and her dog 'Willy' and cat 'Clue.'


University of Michigan
Oregon Health & Science University
She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Care Locations

1304 Montello Ave.
Hood River, OR 97031
Fax 541-387-6315



Patient Ratings and Comments
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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.

4.7 out of 5 (34 Ratings, 5 Comments)



Everyone was very helpfully, caring and concerned about me.

Laura and the rest of the staff that I encountered were excellent.

Thank you again Laura Whiting, for your time, patience, & understanding, & for the tremendous weight you lifted off my spirit!

Dr. was very nice and treated me with respect and compassion.