Elisabeth Susanka, MD - Physician in Oregon City, OR

Provider Bio

Elisabeth Susanka, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN physician at Women's Healthcare Associates in Oregon City, Oregon.

From the Provider

“It’s satisfying to be able to make a difference in someone’s life. That could mean helping them understand what’s normal. Or finally explaining a condition they’re experiencing in a way they understand—or just making sure they are up to date on all their preventative care and know how to manage their health. For some women, their visit with me is the only time they’ll see a healthcare provider all year and so it’s a real opportunity to make a difference.”

About the Provider

Dr. Susanka was attracted to OB/GYN initially because she loved delivering babies—but quickly realized it was a way to devote herself to a population that needed support at a time when women were just beginning to enter the workforce. Today, she focuses her practice on office-based gynecology and wellness and still strives to be a supportive healthcare partner in the life of every woman she sees. She values having long-term patients and enjoys getting to know new ones—in some cases, the teenage children of women for whom she’s cared for decades. Her areas of specialty include women’s wellness and preventative care, perimenopause, menopause and breast health. She is also a certified clinical densitometrist and counsels women on the management of osteoporosis.

Dr. Susanka is a life-long Oregonian and has practiced in the Oregon City community for more than 20 years. She babysits her grandson once a week for her daughter, who is a local veterinarian. She also enjoys reading and she and her husband like to camp and travel. 

Certifications

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

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, Oregon Health & Science University, 1997

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, Oregon Health & Science University, 1994

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 1993

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Biology, Portland State University, 1986

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (327)
  • Patient Comments (19)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.65 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.64 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.72 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.63 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.69 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.52 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.63 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.73 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.68 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.7 out of 5
  • 03/10/2020

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

    She is very considerate

  • 02/25/2020

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

    I look forward to seeing Dr. Susanka each year. I have rarely over my lifetime had such a caring, personable, knowledgeable provider. PLEASE THANK HER- FOR ME :-)

  • 02/20/2020

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

    My physician was phenomenal. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

  • 01/29/2020

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

    I love Dr Susanka. She is very thorough, explains everything, answers all questions. I feel like I can talk to her about anything, more than I can talk about with my PCP. I look forward to my yearly appointment with her.

  • 01/28/2020

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

    Stop pushing birth control. I did not come in for birth control and it was the only thing talked about. I felt as though it was the only thing talked about unless prompted by me for a change in subject but then came back to birth control.

  • 01/24/2020

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

    Dr. Susanka gave me information that I did not know about myself that put me at ease :-)

  • 01/02/2020

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

    She was great.

  • 12/19/2019

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

    One last test I was waiting for in 2019 I had to track down getting the results. I feel the height portion of the check in is often inaccurate or I have to ask for a redo. inaccurate Ht in my case is detrimental to tracking my bone loss so very important! Otherwise its a brilliant clinic with excellent staff, clinicians, and physicians.

  • 12/03/2019

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

    I greatly appreciate Dr. Susanka's knowledge, kindness and understanding!

  • 11/12/2019

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

    I love Dr. Susanka!

  • 11/07/2019

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

    I always feel cared for...Dr. Sausanka is professional,knowledgeable,and will always answer any questions I may have! She has the heart of a teacher and I learn something new everytime I visit with her. She really listens! Love her!

  • 11/07/2019

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

    Holly, who did ultrasound made me totally comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Dr. Susanka was excellent in explaining my options and answering my questions.

  • 10/30/2019

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

    She is a wonderful personable, positive person. I am blessed to have her as my physician.

  • 10/03/2019

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

    Dr. Susanka is a very professional, knowledgeable and respectful doctor and care provider. She always shares new insights and information that are helpful to maintaining a maximum quality of life.

  • 09/12/2019

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

    I was VERY impressed with Dr. Susanka and everything she covered. Very thorough! More thorough than my annual physical I recently had.

  • 08/29/2019

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

    Dr was very thurough and I appreciated her explaining the procedure as she was performing it. Was very understanding of my concerns.

  • 08/23/2019

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

    I felt that she was patronizing and really didn't care about what I was dealing with. The nurse was better, but the doctor made me feel as though my medical issue wasn't that important.

  • 07/26/2019

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

    She was empathetic and warm and answered all of my questions. My experience was very positive in spite of a disappointing diagnosis.

  • 07/16/2019

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

    I was impressed with how knowledgeable she is. She blew my mind with knowing what the issue could be right away and explaining it very carefully to me so I understood. And she was extremely kind and gentle during my exam

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