Find a Portland Gynecologist

From Portland to Happy Valley, Oregon City, Tualatin, Newberg and Hillsboro, WHA has a gynecologist near you. Learn more about what they do and choose one below.

What is a gynecologist?

A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in the health of female reproductive organs. They have been to medical school and an additional four years of training (called residency) to become specialists. All the gynecologists at WHA are, at a minimum, board eligible OB/GYN physicians, which means they passed written board exams after completing their residency program. Most are board certified, which means they’ve passed their written board exams, have been in practice for at least two years and have passed their oral board exams.

What does a gynecologist treat?

An OB/GYN physician treats a wide range of issues related to menstruation, contraception, family planning, pregnancy, sexual function and menopause. You may see a gynecologist for:

  • Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Ovarian cysts and fibroids
  • Vulvar and vaginal complaints

In addition to helping with specific issues, they also provide preventative health care, including vaccinations, screening for disease, risk factors and health education.

What does a gynecologist ask you?

The doctor will likely ask you about your medical, sexual and menstrual history. They’ll want to know about any symptoms you’re having related to the reason you’re there. If you’re seeing a gynecologist for a wellness exam, they’ll also probably want to discuss things like nutrition, physical activity, relationships, self-care and other healthy behaviors.

What does a gynecological exam include?

There may be times when a visit to the gynecologist does not include a physical exam; for example, a teen’s first visit, a preconception counseling visit or a consultation to discuss symptoms of menopause. If required for diagnosis, treatment or screening, a physical exam may include:

  • An external exam of your vulva (the outside of your vagina)
  • A speculum exam to look at your cervix and take a tissue sample, if needed for cervical cancer screening
  • A bimanual exam to see if there are abnormalities in your pelvic organs
  • A breast exam

Gynecologists Near Portland, Oregon


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