Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Provider Bio

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

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and 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, 1905

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (96)
  • Patient Comments (10)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.32 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.33 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.49 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.41 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.5 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.36 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.32 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.47 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.39 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.47 out of 5
  • 01/29/2019

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

    I was very impressed with the thoughtfulness used by my doctor in trying to maximize the efficiency of my appointments. She was able to accomplish one of my health goals the day of my first appointment and made sure I would only have to come back one more time rather than several visits for follow up. She showed a lot of care in answering questions I had regarding a new health issue which was initially diagnosed in the ED and made me feel more in control of my health.

  • 01/24/2019

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

    I love my doctor. she was very smart and kind.

  • 01/06/2019

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

    Dr. Diepenhorst and Nurse Sami are fantastic!

  • 12/17/2018

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

    Dr. Diepenhorst and her medical assistant, Jessica, are so amazing! I always feel cared for!

  • 11/26/2018

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

    Very professional and made me feel included in the decision-making and that I was in charge of my health.

  • 10/18/2018

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

    Lisa D is amazing....

  • 10/10/2018

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

    I felt empowered re: my options after my appointment. Felt really good about having Dr. Diepenhorst as my provider.

  • 10/10/2018

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

    The provider is great.

  • 10/07/2018

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

    Lisa is amazing, I deeply appreciate her caring attitude toward my health concerns and the way she personally connects with me to make a pelvic exam feel more comfortable.

  • 10/03/2018

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

    Dr. Diepenhorst is always friendly, caring, and thorough. An excellent person to have in charge of my female healthcare.

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