Julia St. Lawrence, CNM - Nurse-Midwife in Oregon City, OR

Nurse-Midwife

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Provider Bio

Julie St. Lawrence, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon.

From the Provider

“Seeing a healthcare provider for something as intimate as your reproductive or sexual health isn’t easy, especially if you haven’t had positive, supportive experiences in the past. I want each person I see to feel accepted, no matter where they are coming from. My goal is to truly be present with my patients and create a safe, non-judgmental space for them to talk about their health. I want them to leave feeling listened to, respected, and well cared for.”

About the Provider

Julia credits her first visit with a nurse-midwife at her college’s student health clinic with setting her down the path to becoming one and shaping how she practices to this day. She loves the variety of her practice which includes caring for teens who are just beginning menstruation through women in their 70s who are long past menopause. She helps her patients with reproductive health issues including birth control, abnormal bleeding, sexual function, preventative health screening, and perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Julia strives to be a supportive partner in helping each person make progress toward their wellness goals by encouraging them to take small, manageable steps and to celebrate their successes. In addition to gynecology and women’s wellness, she also sees women for routine prenatal visits in the office although she no longer delivers babies.

Julia has two kids, a tween and a teen.  While she aspires to do more gardening and outdoor activities, she can usually be found catching up on housework or laundry when she’s not working.

Certifications

  • American Midwifery Certification Board, Certified Nurse-Midwife, 1999

Education

  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Columbia University School of Nursing, 1999

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing, 1991

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Biology/Psychology, Reed College, 1991

Memberships

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (127)
  • Patient Comments (14)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.67 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.78 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.78 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.71 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.62 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.54 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.58 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.8 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.76 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.76 out of 5
  • 08/27/2019

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

    I was so nervous coming into my appt. Julia took the time to talk to me and lift me up. She gave me thoughtful advice towards sensitive issues. She explained so much to me and never seemed to be in a rush. I left my appt feeling really great. It felt good to know that she actually cared. Plus she gave me a hug after the appt!! I've never experienced that before! I'm so grateful and appreciative of Julia's kind heart.

  • 08/06/2019

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

    She was really helpful. She mad me feel that I had good questions and helped me figure out my next few steps on birth control.

  • 07/12/2019

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

    Julia St Lawrence is the most thorough provider I?ve ever seen. She reviewed my chart prior to entering the room, was concerned and helpful, gave a thorough examination and followed up with useful information.

  • 07/12/2019

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

    For about 8 years, I have been able to return and see Julia. I LOVE that I have the consistency of the same practitioner. AND she remembers me, so we can check back on what has happened from one visit to the next, even if it just an annual exam.

  • 07/08/2019

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

    Professional and personable

  • 07/01/2019

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

    Excellent visit and i was able to schedule my mammogram and annual appointment on the same day and only had to wait one week for appointment date.

  • 06/25/2019

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

    Some providers are better than others. Some are always excellent, others lack in areas. That is way my answers are so varied. Even still, I would recommend Woman?s Healthcare Associates to anyone. Overall, my experience has been great!

  • 06/04/2019

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

    Julia was an exceptional care provider. She answered all my questions without judgement and absolute care. I adored her. She made me feel genuinely cared for

  • 05/03/2019

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

    Julia St. Lawrence is EXCELLENT!!! HALLELUJAH, I FOUND A GREAT PERSON to take over after Dr. Don Bair retired.

  • 04/22/2019

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

    She's excellent, best care ever.

  • 04/08/2019

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

    Julia and her medical assistant (I feel bad I can?t remember her name) were both excellent. Kind, compassionate care that never felt rushed. I felt comfortable right away. Thank you!

  • 01/07/2019

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

    She is very personable.

  • 12/17/2018

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

    Julia St Lawrence is so excellent in every facet of patient care and communication.. I?m so grateful she?s my care provider!!

  • 10/22/2018

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

    Very positive experience. Staff was great and I loved my doctor,

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