Catherine E. Crim, MD - Physician and Surgeon in Tualatin, OR

Provider Bio

Catherine Crim, is a board-certified gynecologist physician and surgeon at Northwest Gynecology Center in Tualatin, Oregon.

From the Provider

“One of the most gratifying things for me in my practice is meeting women where they are in terms of managing their health and providing education and support that helps then make informed decisions about their health."

About the Provider

Dr. Crim has been an advocate for women’s health since graduating from UC Santa Cruz and becoming involved in a women’s health collective—which pointed her in the direction of medical school. She enjoys helping women understand their bodies and what they’re experiencing and brings a practical and positive approach to reassuring them and moving forward together. Dr. Crim’s area of expertise focuses on managing issues related to reproductive health throughout a woman’s life such as contraception, menstrual irregularities, and peri- and postmenopausal changes, which might include minimally-invasive surgical treatments such as hysteroscopy or laparoscopic hysterectomy.  Other special interests are HPV infections and cervical cancer prevention, and pelvic support problems such as incontinence. 

When she’s not working, she enjoys home decorating, gardening, riding bicycles, and other outdoor activities with friends and family. 

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1997

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, Kaiser Permanente, 1992

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, UC Davis, School of Medicine, 1987

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, UC Davis, School of Medicine, 1986

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Arts, Biology, UC Santa Cruz, 1975

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (357)
  • Patient Comments (25)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.55 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.6 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.62 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.52 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.61 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.33 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.44 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.59 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.57 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.58 out of 5
  • 10/21/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    All care has been exceptional with Dr. Crim and staff.

  • 10/21/2019

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    Dr. Crim provides excellent care with thoughtfulness, kindness and gentleness. She is amazing!!! I wish her the best in retirement.

  • 10/11/2019

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    Really like her

  • 10/10/2019

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    Dr Crim has been a great doctor and I will miss her. I wish her the best in her retirement.

  • 10/08/2019

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    Dr. Crim was exceptional attentive and had a genuine concern about my health, not only as it related to this visit, (PAP), but also my concern about weight gain. She offered suggestions and resources that I can access. I did not feel like she was rushed and for the first time in a very long time, I felt that I was with a Doctor that was truly listening to me.

  • 10/01/2019

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    Dr Crim is a great doctor. I will miss her when she retires.

  • 08/30/2019

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    Dr. Crim is excellent and I hate to see her leave the practice.

  • 08/08/2019

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    Catherine is wonderful! I'm very protective of my female parts :) due to extensive family history of female cancers. We always discus and agree upon what we feel is best for me!

  • 08/07/2019

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    I've been seeing Catherine Crim, MD for many years. She is the consummate professional - caring, knowledgeable, an educator - the best!

  • 07/30/2019

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    Dr Crim was great

  • 07/29/2019

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    Dr Crim is great, smart, thoughtful, collaborative.

  • 07/15/2019

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    Listens, explains well, very knowledgeable

  • 07/08/2019

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    This is my first visit with her and she was so thorough and informative. I was very impressed.

  • 04/24/2019

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    I think Dr Crim is outstanding. She is attentive and very knowledgeable. Im grateful for her care.

  • 03/29/2019

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    Dr. Crim was very patient and thorough about explaining my osteoporosis options.

  • 03/28/2019

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    Dr Crim was concise and very helpful regarding the questions I had. She took the time to show me, and to explain, the graphic results of my recent bone density test (even though it was ordered by my PCP). She was professional, courteous and pleasant. I enjoyed her dry wit!

  • 03/22/2019

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    I was really happy with my visit- I felt like I finally had some answers to help me with a health problem that had been bothering me for awhile. Thank you for listening to me and taking my concerns seriously. I am doing well on the new medication that was prescribed to me and feeling really great!

  • 03/04/2019

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    Dr. Crimm is awesome. Easy to talk to and I feel like she really cares about me as a patient.

  • 02/14/2019

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    Dr Crim is great to talk to

  • 02/07/2019

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    I think Dr. Crim is the best! She has a way of making me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation.

  • 02/05/2019

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    I like my visits with Dr Crim, she is very informative!

  • 01/10/2019

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    Dr. Crim has always provided me with the most professional, excellent care. She cares about her patients and is a wonderful Doctor.

  • 12/28/2018

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    Dr Crim is the best. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

  • 12/28/2018

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    Great visit, both annual exam and mammogram. This office is run very efficient.

  • 12/20/2018

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    Confusion about whether exam was needed or just 'check in'. Seems exam only encouraged every other year - perhaps for insurance reasons?

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