Christina T. Echternach, CNM, FNP, MSN - Nurse-Midwife, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Portland, OR

Christina T. Echternach, CNM, FNP, MSN


Nurse-Midwife

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provider Bio

Christina Echternach, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon.

From the Provider

“Every day that I come to work, I get to see women be strong, powerful and courageous. It doesn’t matter if they are is sick, scared, excited, tired or ecstatic; every woman draws from a deep inner well of resilience and determination. Watching them recognize and tap into that power is an amazing thing to witness.”

About the Provider

Christina grew up surrounded by strong women that celebrated and embraced their femininity, which influenced her choice of midwifery—a profession that embodies and advances those ideals. In her practice, she enjoys building connections with women and their families. Her goal is for every woman to be an informed advocate for her own health and looks for opportunities to increase this ability among her patients through education. Christina is particularly interested in group prenatal care and childbirth education and how they might improve outcomes for women.

Christina enjoys cooking with friends and family, as well as yoga, rock climbing, mountain biking and skiing. She and her dog, Leroy, love long walks and hikes.

Certifications

  • American Midwifery Certification Board, Certified Nurse-Midwife, 2017
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2017

Education

  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Science Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery / Family Nursing Practice, Vanderbilt University , 2017

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Lewis & Clark College, 2010

Memberships

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

Awards

  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2021

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (43)
  • Patient Comments (8)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.63 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.72 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.76 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.71 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.68 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.39 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.59 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.72 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.68 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.72 out of 5
  • 12/16/2020

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

    She was extremely caring during the appointment and made me comfortable

  • 11/25/2020

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

    Dr. Echternach was very professional, yet had a warm and welcoming manner. She was kind enough to explain how midwifery works with WHA and make sure that it's still what I want for my pregnancy. She took the time to answer all of my questions as well as quickly researching a couple of things she wasn't familiar with from my personal health history; for that, I appreciate her honesty and willingness to expand her knowledge base.

  • 09/30/2020

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

    Christina and student Emily were amazing. Both were so kind and had an excellent bedside manner. I will recommend them to friends and family

  • 08/22/2020

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

    She was WONDERFUL. It was a great experience.

  • 07/29/2020

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

    Loved my care! Felt like she took the time to answer all of my questions and make sure I felt comfortable with treatment options.

  • 07/06/2020

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

    Christina is amazing! She addressed a laundry list of concerns while making me feel at ease. She is so smart, but also really fun to have as a provider. Thanks for everything!

  • 06/08/2020

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

    Friendly positive attitude was greatly appreciated and was enjoy to have as my practitioner.

  • 03/13/2020

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

    Really communicative

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