About Abbie Assefa
Education: D.N.P. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR | M.S.N. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Experience: Over 30 years’ experience in healthcare, including as a provider at OHSU’s FNP Hematology Anticoagulation Clinic with patients of all ages and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA
At NHC: I provide primary care services to patients of all ages, backgrounds, and current states of wellness
What I do for Fun: Spend time with my family, read, volunteer, go camping and hiking, and vacation in small towns around Oregon and Washington
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"I really like how kind everyone was, and I appreciate that they were ok with me bringing my daughter because she is still a baby."
"Everyone is very kind!"
"The ones at the front desk and the lady who gave me the paperwork to fill out were kind."
"I like how they were attentive and they paid attention when I spoke."
"I like that they attend well."
"Everything they attended me well."
"The staff was very kind and saw me very fast."
"My doctor tried to work with me when I tried to tell her 'No' about my medication, she tried to go around what I didn't want."
"All the staff is ok."
"I was seen when I wanted to be seen, I guess."
"The people at the front desk are very polite and patient. I am very lucky to have a nice doctor."
"The phone call was quick. I didn't have to talk for a long time."
"There was some confusion with medication. Yesterday, they told me I had to take more medication and I have never been prescribed them. They took a while to give the prescription to the pharmacy."
"The provider didn't tell me what I could take, didn't tell me what happened with the papers that I didn't receive. The call cut off and they told me that they would call back but didn't. The translator also I don't know if was cut off and didn't help with the appointment."
"The provider cut my meds without looking at my chart. She wasn't quick with responses, it took a lot to tell her what did and didn't work for me. Fairly poor. I felt like I shouldn't have to say "NO" to the same medication that didn't work for me over and over again. I felt like my doctor kept pushing the med that didn't work instead of taking my word for it."
"I understand that the clinic is busy but there was no availability. I had to repeat myself to the provider several times because she didn't understand me."
"The provider wasn't sure about a lot of things I had and places I have gone to in the past. I guess she didn't have all the records. They should try calling at the scheduled time."