Elisabeth Susanka, MD - Physician, Gynecology, 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 (264)
  • Patient Comments (11)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.58 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.58 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.68 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.57 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.61 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.53 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.58 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.67 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.62 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.67 out of 5
  • 12/16/2020

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

    De Susanka makes me feel like an equal, a team member, not just a specimen.

  • 12/16/2020

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

    Dr. Susanka - you're my favorite doctor! Thank you for taking the time to answer all my questions.

  • 11/13/2020

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

    Dr. Susanka was excellent. She provided so much information to me that I had not been given in any of my previous visits.

  • 11/05/2020

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

    I love Dr. Susanka! She is so easy to talk to about weird and uncomfortable personal issues. She takes time to communicate everything with you. I have gained a lot of weight in the last couple of years and instead of making me feel guilty about it, she stressed the importance of self-care. I feel like I'm excellent hands with her as my gynecologist.

  • 11/04/2020

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

    Dr Susanka is really the best GYN ever. She's easy to talk to and explains information thoroughly. Huge fan of her and drive from Sherwood just to see her for my needs.

  • 09/02/2020

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

    The world seems a little crazy right now. When I explained I knew I was due for some preventative procedures, but I just could not do it now. I did not want to go into medical facilities, I was fatigued by the insurance and out of pocket costs and I just needed time. Dr. S. was amazing. She told me she understood and empathized with me. She made me feel okay about the way I was feeling. She gave me a printed list of what needed to be done and told me when I was ready I could schedule the procedures and how and where to do that.

  • 08/12/2020

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

    Dr. Susanka is as concerned about my health as I am. She is very professional, friendly, patient, knowledgeable, helpful, insightful. She is a patient's doctor. Highly recommend.

  • 08/07/2020

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

    Dr. Susanka is great!

  • 07/14/2020

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

    She is always very nice and has always listened to my concerns.

  • 07/10/2020

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

    Dr. Susanka is friendly, very thorough covering all aspects of visit and caring.

  • 03/10/2020

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

    She is very considerate

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