Lisa L. Diepenhorst, MD - Physician and Surgeon, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Portland, OR

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Provider Bio

Lisa Diepenhorst, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN physician and surgeon at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon. 

From the Provider

“I really enjoy the relationships and rapport I have with my patients. It makes a visit to the doctor more fun—for both of us—but more than that, it helps me do my job better. I’m able to tell when something isn’t quite right and people are more willing to open up about what’s going on in their lives that could influence the decisions we make together.”

About the Provider

The combination of science, biology and personal connections is what drew Dr. Diepenhorst to medicine. She loves OB/GYN because of the impact she is able to have in the lives of her patients—helping them find options that best meet their needs, address gynecologic problems that are impacting their lives or support and care for them through pregnancy. In addition to obstetrics, Dr. Diepenhorst enjoys helping teens and women of all ages find the birth control that is best for them, address abnormal bleeding, manage abnormal Pap tests and figure out how to lead the healthiest life they can—particularly through integrating physical activity in ways that are reasonable and approachable. She is also skilled in hysteroscopic surgery.

In her spare time, Dr. Diepenhorst enjoys travel, running, rock climbing and skiing and loves being outdoors with her golden retriever Nelson.

Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, 2006

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, 2002

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Biophysiology and Cognitive, University of Michigan, 1998

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (128)
  • Patient Comments (8)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

3.95 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.1 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.29 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.2 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.17 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.13 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.1 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.27 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.13 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.25 out of 5
  • 08/25/2022

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

    I have seen Dr. Diepenhorst for 15 years now and she is an invaluable part of my medical team. I greatly respect and trust Dr. Diepenhorst - she spends time listening to my concerns and questions; she is diligent in her assessment and provides thoughtful recommendations in a kind and caring manner.

  • 06/10/2022

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

    Dr. Diepenhorst is one of a kind. I'm very happy she's my doctor.

  • 05/13/2022

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

    I felt a bit rushed and my health was not considered holistically.

  • 04/27/2022

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

    I felt like the process of getting a breast exam could have been better described to me. When I did receive it, the exam took no longer than 30 seconds- I would have preferred it be more thorough. Also it was not explained to me that the chlamydia gonorrhea test would be taken during the speculum part of my exam, which was fine but it would have been nice if the process had been described to me more step by step.

  • 03/07/2022

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

    Dr Dipenhorst is the best so far. I could change to a provider closer to my home, but for the last 10 years I've had great experiences with her so I will not change.

  • 02/16/2022

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

    I've been seeing Dr D for almost a decade. Not only is she professional and knowledgeable, she is warm and caring. What also stands out at WHA is your staff beyond the provider, the nurses, reception, and folks scheduling appointments. Everyone is thoughtful, caring, and knowledgeable. I hope the staff knows what an impact they make on the patient experience are valued!

  • 02/01/2022

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

    I was very impressed with Dr. Diepenhorst.

  • 12/06/2021

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

    I really appreciate that the physician and other staff members took time to explain procedures and answer my questions. I felt affirmed, safe, and reassured after this recent visit. I overall feel that the care I received was exceptional.

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