Ryan Empey, MD - Physician and Surgeon in Portland, OR

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Mandarin
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Provider Bio

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

From the Provider

“When I see a woman in clinic, I want her to feel at ease with her issues, comfortable in her care and confident in her treatment plan. Medicine and health care are a team effort and I want all my patients to know and feel that they are the most important part of that team. I am amazed every day at the strength and power of the patients I see and the varied roles they play in their families, workplaces and communities. I want to do whatever I can to help each person access the resources she has in herself by building knowledge and confidence through our partnership.”

About the Provider

Dr. Empey appreciates getting to know his patients and their families, listening to their stories and health concerns and being able to apply his knowledge and skills to help them. He enjoys all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology and is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, infertility, high-risk obstetrics, family planning and birth control. 

Dr. Empey speaks Mandarin Chinese and spent time working at Zhongshan Hospital in GuangZhou, China. He was raised with a love of the outdoors, he enjoys fishing, kayaking, running and mountain biking. He has three children and is recently married.

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, 2012

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, 2008

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Arts, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Utah, 2004

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (88)
  • Patient Comments (12)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.56 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.56 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.72 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.62 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.52 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.44 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.48 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.74 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.58 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.68 out of 5
  • 10/17/2019

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

    My provider was excellent in every single way

  • 10/01/2019

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

    Dr. Empey is the best!

  • 09/03/2019

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

    Dr. Empey is a practical, personable and overall outstanding doctor. Every question I have is met with a reasonable and practical response and then some. He's also quite charismatic which greatly helps when you're in a (sometimes stressful) setting like this. I'm sad to be transferring clinics and leaving him!

  • 08/06/2019

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

    Dr Empey is the best!

  • 07/12/2019

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

    My provider is the best!

  • 07/11/2019

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

    he was amazing and very professional

  • 07/10/2019

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

    Dr. Empey was absolutely wonderful. Knowledgeable, kind and made me feel immediately at ease.

  • 03/21/2019

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

    Love love love Dr. Empey and all of the staff. Everyone is a rockstar!!

  • 02/14/2019

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

    Wonderful experience

  • 02/05/2019

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

    Dr. Empey and his nurse were fabulous!

  • 02/05/2019

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

    He was VERY rushed and my appointment was split up into two exams. He didn't seem to know that I needed my blood drawn at a specific time. He rushed out of the room and I had to ask him if he had time for some questions. I felt like my needs weren't met at this particular visit. He's usually very well prepared, calm and not rushed so I think this was a one-off situation.

  • 01/08/2019

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

    He was awesome!

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