Christina T. Echternach, CNM, FNP, MSN - Nurse-Midwife in Portland, OR

Christina T. Echternach, CNM, FNP, MSN


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 and Clark College, 2010

Memberships

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (38)
  • Patient Comments (6)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.53 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.5 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.61 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.48 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.55 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.35 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.35 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.55 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.47 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.58 out of 5
  • 08/02/2019

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

    She was personable, engaging and able to both listen to my concerns and multitask with documentation in Epic. Thanks Christine

  • 07/26/2019

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

    Christina is an excellent midwife! She takes lots of time to make sure all my questions are answered. I appreciate that she expresses concern about not only my physical health but also my mental state and emotional well being as well. Everyone there is truly outstanding.

  • 07/18/2019

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

    Christina was wonderful! Made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely be returning.

  • 03/01/2019

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

    My husband and I LOVED Christina!!!! She was kind, caring, and explained everything to where we could understand.

  • 02/07/2019

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

    I was very nervous to come in for a Pap test. Christina was very patient with me and explained everything thoroughly. She was gentle and reassuring throughout the process.

  • 12/20/2018

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

    I?ve had a very frustrating time trying to figure out what is going on with my health through my primary care doctor and this visit was the first time I felt like I was listened to. I left feeling a lot better at least knowing someone was trying to help me. I haven?t received my bill yet so can not rate that part of the experience. Everyone was very polite and helpful, I had a wonderful experience at this visit.

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