Elisabeth Susanka, MD - Physician in Oregon City, OR

Provider Bio

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 (313)
  • Patient Comments (10)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.67 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.67 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.74 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.64 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.68 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.51 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.64 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.75 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.67 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.73 out of 5
  • 05/03/2019

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

    Dr Susanka was truly wonderful. She was caring and supportive. She gave me exactly the information I was looking for without having to ask for it. I felt so comfortable talking with her. She really helped me to understand.

  • 04/09/2019

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

    Dr. Susanka is amazing. So warm and she makes you feel like you are herr only patient when she is with you.

  • 03/26/2019

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

    It was a great experience.

  • 03/20/2019

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

    felt a little more rushed than usual

  • 03/06/2019

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

    She is the best doctor I?ve ever had

  • 02/20/2019

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

    I just love her! She is thorough, professional, and so personable!

  • 02/13/2019

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

    Dr susanja is wonderful. My first appt with her

  • 02/08/2019

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

    I love Dr. Susanka. She is a thoughtful, kind, intelligent physician who never makes me feel rushed.

  • 01/30/2019

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

    Dr Elizabeth in so kind and caring...always asks about my family, and willing to share info in an easy to understand manner. I feel CARED for, and am not just a number or time slot!

  • 01/29/2019

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

    Everyone is so very nice. I appreciate your kindness very much.

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