Marni S. Carlyle, MD - Physician and Surgeon in Portland, OR

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provider Bio

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

From the Provider

“To me, healthy is about feeling well in your body and being able to lead a full life. That’s not a place you ‘get to.’ It’s a daily pursuit—and it’s almost never perfect. Taking good care of yourself and coping with stress in positive ways can take a variety of forms and each person has to figure out what works best for them. The most rewarding thing to me is having a role in helping someone overcome a roadblock and regain some control over their own wellbeing.”

About the Provider

Dr. Carlyle’s goal is to help every woman she sees navigate her own journey to emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. She is passionate about self-care and helping her patients identify and work through issues that stand between them and optimal health, including past traumas, anxiety, depression, stress or social vulnerability. Her practice includes prenatal care in the Pathways framework, women’s wellness and gynecology. She also spends part of her time at Northwest Perinatal Center caring for moderate risk pregnancies.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Carlyle is also WHA’s Chief Medical Officer. In this role, she led the development of Pathways, WHA’s model of combined group/one-one-one prenatal care. She also leads the organization’s innovative work to implement a comprehensive tool to assess each patient’s mental, emotional, social, behavioral and physical wellbeing, and to put systems in place to assure each person gets the care and resources they need to thrive. She is an advocate for trauma informed care and clinician wellness and participates on Health Share of Oregon’s Council of Clinical Advisors and on the Oregon Perinatal Collaborative steering committee for the Oregon Family Well Being Assessment.

Dr. Carlyle is married with two adult children, two stepchildren and one adorable new granddaughter. She has spent her adult life figuring out how to prioritize her own health and what self-care means to her—and today finds family, exercise, supporting others, reading and candy at the top of the list.

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2004

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, Oregon Health & Science University, 2002

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, Oregon Health & Science University, 1999

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, University of Nevada, 1998

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Portland State University, 1994

Memberships

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • Oregon Medical Association

Awards

  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2013

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (104)
  • Patient Comments (14)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.8 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.82 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.9 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.78 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.82 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.68 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.76 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.92 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.79 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.86 out of 5
  • 01/17/2020

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

    Dr. Carlyle is the absolute BEST!!!

  • 11/20/2019

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

    She is amazing!!

  • 11/13/2019

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

    Excellent doctor. So happy I found her!!

  • 11/13/2019

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

    Each time I've met with Dr. Carlyle, I feel listened to, cared for and a connection that seems rare these days. I truly appreciate her bedside manner and demeanor. Very comforting and caring.

  • 10/11/2019

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

    Both Nina and Dr Carlyle are very friendly helpful and attentive.

  • 08/21/2019

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

    I have been seeing my OB for over 14 years. She has been the best doctor I have ever had. Thank you!

  • 08/07/2019

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

    both my doctor and her assistant are great! they both listen very intently; they answer any & all questions thoroughly; both are very positive & very helpful; and they are never in a rush.

  • 07/19/2019

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

    Had breast exam. I guess she follows new way of doing exam just touching my breast without taking of gown off. I wish she exam visually too.

  • 07/10/2019

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

    Outstanding, caring service. I felt like the doctor and her assistant had my best interest in my and clearly gave all options available to me.

  • 06/19/2019

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

    I am incredibly grateful for Dr. Carlyle and Nina, as well as your staff. I have been under their care for over 7 years and feel so fortunate to have professional care who are dedicated to my health and overall well-being (as well as my baby/children!). Thank you.

  • 06/12/2019

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

    Dr. Carlyle and Nina were the perfect amount of friendly and professional. They both made me feel very at ease when it was clear I felt very vulnerable. Thank you to you two and your team for prompt test results and f/u phone call/appt!

  • 05/10/2019

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

    My provider is excellent.

  • 04/26/2019

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

    Dr. Carlyle is the BEST!!! During our appointments, she listens closely, answers in easy-to-understand language, effectively problem solves with you, is gentle with OB exams, and is open to ideas you share. She is also concerned and focuses on any issues/concerns you may have without making you feel embarassed. Nothing is off the table. I only wish I could recommend more people to her. But she's already so full - with other highly satisfied clients, I'd guess. :-)

  • 03/20/2019

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

    I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Carlye as my Healthcare provider.

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