Biography & Education

Biography

Laura Loertscher, M.D., promotes health rather than simply treating disease.

She feels that having a strong doctor-patient relationship is essential to effective health care. “I believe in a partnership of communication, honesty and hard work between the doctor and patient,” she says. “I truly listen to the concerns of the patient.”

After earning her medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., she completed an internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Loertscher is passionate about medical education and works closely with the internal medicine residents.

Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jesús and their son Diego.

Personal Statement: A focus on quality as well as a patient-centered approach to clinical practice attracted me to Providence St. Vincent. In addition, their commitment to education and the opportunity to work with both medical students and residents resonated with my interest to participate in teaching in addition to clinical care.

Clinical Interests: Chronic disease management and evidence-based care.

Awards/Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Marquette University, 1999
  • Attitude, Commitment and Excellence Award, Mayo Clinic, 2007
  • Portland Top Doctor, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2013

National/Regional Responsibilities:

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • St. Vincent Internal Medicine Residency Faculty
  • Member of Providence Continuing Medical Education (CME) Regional Advisory Committee

Teaching Responsibilities: Faculty at Providence St. Vincent internal medicine residency with focus in quality improvement, evidence-based medicine, and high-value care. Director of CME at Providence St. Vincent.

Personal Interests: Enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her family as well as biking, running, soccer and quilting.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education

Undergraduate: Marquette University
Graduate: University of Minnesota, MPH
Medical School: Mayo Medical School
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Chief Resident: Mayo Clinic

Care Locations

9205 SW Barnes Rd., Suite MT-2800
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-7488
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and Neck Pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and Corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact Dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to Thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney Stones, Knee injuries, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator Cuff Tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin Infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts,
Services Provided

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4.8 out of 5 (48 Ratings, 15 Comments)

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10/25/2017
I have always gotten excellent care from my Doctors. I feel valued, listened to, and cared for, always.
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10/11/2017
Always a very positive experience.
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08/29/2017
Dr. Loertscherz is fabulous! I would never consider leaving her practice. The most caring & concerned MD I've known.
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08/16/2017
Very sharp! Never turned her back to me without saying I want to ck on on this computer. Very thorough & interested.
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07/11/2017
Very warm & open.
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07/03/2017
Laura Loertscher has always taken a great deal of time during our visits - very caring and very professional.
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06/26/2017
I really like the providers
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06/21/2017
Still don't have a diagnosis. Was told if I get the bad pains again to come back. I still have pain although not as severe.
60

04/05/2017
I know I was spoiled by Dr. [...]. She was the best dr. I've ever had. Dr. Loertscher is nice & a good dr. but I can't connect with her. I'd like to have a dr. closer to my age. [...]
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03/27/2017
My primary Dr, Loertscher is the excellent one.I have ever seen !! [...]
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03/02/2017
Dr. Loertscher is always a great listener, and has wonderful suggestions and plans for whatever issues we discuss.
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01/30/2017
I love by doctors. They know me and are very familiar with my issues.
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01/28/2017
everything was excellent as always!!
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11/07/2016
Dr. Loertscher and EVERYONE in the clinic are outstanding!!
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11/05/2016
My PCP (Dr. Loertscher) is absolutely fabulous to work with.