Heather M. Pfeiffer, FNP Dousedaicon Medical Group

Family nurse practitioner
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
After 10 years in trauma and emergency care as a flight nurse, Heather Pfeiffer, FNP, decided she wanted to focus on keeping patients healthy and safe. Becoming a family practice nurse practitioner was her natural next step. In her practice, she emphasizes patient education to empower patients to be good decision-makers in their own care choices; whole-self care for wellness; open communication; and partnering with patients in health.

She considers her most important roles as a provider to be guiding good health choices, teaching healthy living and supporting health choices that best fit the person. "I enjoy the gift of helping others," she says. "My philosophy of care is to recognize patients as individuals who are a part of a larger context of family, work, friends, sport, stressors and environment. I work with patients and families on health, wellness and navigating illness care."

Heather has been caring for patients and families since 1994. She is committed to shared decision-making with patients and families, evidence-based wellness focused practice, and an emphasis on self-care and personal wellness.

Born in Connecticut, Heather is married to a photographer/designer and has two sons. She enjoys running, skiing, soccer and gardening.
Education
Institution
Type
Year
University Of Washington
Medical School
2006
Board Certifications
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

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 (131 Ratings, 35 Comments)


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04/30/2018
Excellent listener. Empowering one to take charge of health care needs.
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04/25/2018
I have the best DR ever who really cares and listens!
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04/23/2018
Heather is caring, smart, & shows a lot of common sense & willingness to help me problem solve.
100

04/16/2018
heather and her team are outstanding. it took me awhile to find them after my dr retired. i am so thankful that I have them to help me with any need i have.
100

04/12/2018
Very pleased with how quickly I was able to get an appointment to address my concerns
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04/12/2018
Heather is a great provider would not want anyone else
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03/14/2018
In addition to information on my progress with current issues, I brought new possible issues to my provider's attention. She examined me and provided the information I need and ordered the necessary referral for biopsy.
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02/28/2018
love Heather, always respectful and helpful!
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02/15/2018
Just very pleased with Heather Phiffer attention to detail and attentive to my concerns
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02/13/2018
I have had a minor medical condition as long as I can remember, and mentioned it to several providers in the past who shrugged it off so I felt it was no big deal when I mentioned it to Heather Pfeiffer she immediately listened and took me seriously and ordered tests and labs, and now I finally have a diagnosis and answers. I felt very listened to.
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01/26/2018
I have always received the information or treatment needed.
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11/29/2017
Most recent appointment was new patient consult with new PCP. Had never felt connected with previous PCP, with whom I often left the office feeling as if I'd been just another patient. My new PCP was excellent--straightforward, respectful, genuinely interested in my medical history and getting to know my needs, honest and open about her holistic patient-centered/team approach to medical care. Really appreciate this at this point in my life, and glad I went with friend's recommendation to switch providers.
100

11/15/2017
Excellent!
100

11/15/2017
Delighted in the care I receive. My provider is efficient and concise while maintaining a warm and healing atmosphere.
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11/13/2017
Dr. Pfeifer is the best primary care Dr. I've ever had. I have already recommended her to others.
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11/13/2017
she is good Doctor.
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11/06/2017
Heather knew me and was very friendly and asked questions that showed she was aware of things in my life we'd talked about before.
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10/25/2017
I love my provider she is very nice and explains everything to me and also recommends things for me to have
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10/11/2017
all good experiences
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09/05/2017
Dr Heather is absolutely the best! I normally only see her once a year, but she always shows care and concern for my well being.
100

08/30/2017
As I had multiple issues, Heather efficiently organized doctor contacts for me to make follow-up appts.
90

08/23/2017
Originally, I couldn't get an appointment (for a referral after my car accident) with my provider until late August, so I scheduled an appointment with another that could see me sooner. When I came in for my appointment, I found out that that doctor was out of the office that day, but I didn't receive a phone call the night before. It turned out just fine, because my regular provider had a cancellation later that day.
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08/17/2017
Heather Pfeiffer is not only an excellent health care provider, very knowledgeable and helpful. but she is also very caring and kind. I am thankful to have her taking care of me.
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08/08/2017
Heather is fabulous! She listens, asks appropriate questions, and gives me advice right away. She never acts like she's in a hurry, while I'm sure she's very busy. I recommend her to people all the time!
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08/03/2017
I have recommended Heather to at least 8 of my friends and family. I have never had a PCP who I liked better.
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07/23/2017
Mrs. Pfeiffer was wonderful. She answered and helped me with all of my questions and concerns.
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07/21/2017
Heather Pfeiffer is amazing. She is the best care provider I have ever had.
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07/20/2017
Heather is always cheerful, calm and attentive. She listens well, answers my questions, and does research if she doesn't have the answer at her fingertips.
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07/19/2017
I have had heather as my doctor for many years now, even before she was at providence, and I have appreciated that she is in this journey with me. [...] I am not an easy pat. and I am very bull headed, so I need someone who will kick me in the butt when I need it and to tell me when I am doing what's best for my health. Heather has stepped up to be that and I greatly appreciate it and find it crucial in my journey to being a better me. Thank you Heather you're the help and incouragement. [...]
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07/07/2017
In a couple of instances it seemed as if she jumped to the worst possible scenario before considering other tests to diagnose. Also did not perform breast exam with PAP
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06/28/2017
Heather is always cheerful, helpful, and provides informative answers to whatever questions I ask.
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06/15/2017
[...] I rarely call my provider's office except for scheduling an appointment. I use MyChart messaging to contact my provider. She responds within 2 days.
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06/12/2017
Heather was very knowledgeable.
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06/04/2017
Heather listens and then acts on what we talked about I felt her actions relating to my health were a good solution to my issue.
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05/31/2017
Heather is the best. She's knowledgable and kind and listens well. I trust her judgement.
 
5330 Northeast Glisan Street Suite 100
Portland, OR 97213
503-215-9701
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