Jessica D. Benedict, WHCNP, MS - Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Portland, OR

Jessica D. Benedict, WHCNP, MS

Nurse Practitioner

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provider Bio

Jessica D. Benedict (formerly Townsend), WHCNP, is a women's health nurse practitioner at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon.

About the Provider

Jessica’s goal in working with women is to listen and learn from each patient’s experience. She grew up in a family of strong women who taught her to support and encourage the women she encounters, empowering them to take charge and be self-advocates for their health and well-being. She enjoys all aspects of prenatal care, as well as preventative care and counseling patients on contraceptive methods. She supports our providers in the office by seeing women for routine prenatal and well-woman care, as well as gynecological issues.

When not at work, Jessica enjoys spending time with two children and husband. She also enjoys reading and any outdoor activities, including camping, hiking and snowboarding.


  • National Certification Corporation, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, 2012


  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Science Nursing, Women's Health Nursing Practice, University of Cincinnati, 2012

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science Nursing, Nursing, Linfield College, 2006


  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 1970
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2019
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2018
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2017
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2016
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2015

Patient Survey Responses (154)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.6 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.66 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?

4.58 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.69 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.46 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.51 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.75 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.69 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.76 out of 5
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