Samantha R. Adkins, MD - Physician and Surgeon in Portland, OR

Provider Bio

From the Provider

"With three busy, school-aged children and a husband who also works outside the home, I have a lot of empathy for women who wear many hats in their personal and work lives. My goal is to help every woman find a way to fit personal health and wellbeing into her life—recognizing that, especially for people with growing or young families, how that all comes together changes and evolves over time. I love having that conversation with my patients and helping them find their own balance through life stages that can feel overwhelming at times.”

About the Provider

Dr. Adkins’ favorite part of medicine is the privilege of partnering with women to help them make decisions about some of the most intimate aspects of their lives and health through their reproductive years and beyond. She has a special interest in contraception, management of menstrual irregularities and post-menopausal bleeding, robotic surgery and pregnancy care.

Dr. Adkins and her husband have three children and enjoy traveling and home improvement projects. She also enjoys reading, trail running and gardening. Her volunteer experience includes working in a clinic for underserved populations and teaching high school students about HIV and sexually transmitted infections. 

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2007

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2004

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Minnesota, 1999

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (110)
  • Patient Comments (10)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.36 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.45 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.5 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.34 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.44 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.17 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.27 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.45 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.5 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.48 out of 5
  • 05/09/2019

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

    Dr. Adkins made me feel very comfortable and was very well informed about my situation.

  • 04/25/2019

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

    Dr. Adkins was great & I will be recommending her to others. She listened and was not preachy. I know what I need to do. We both know I need to lose weight, but she saw beyond that to care about my concerns and try & get me help for my pain (referral to a GI Dr.).

  • 04/15/2019

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

    The doctor went out other way to establish rapport & connect with me on a personal, non-medical level. I appreciated her time, kindness and high level of communication about the issue I sought treatment for. She is fabulous!

  • 04/09/2019

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

    Very personable and caring.

  • 03/14/2019

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

    The doctor was the most empathetic doctor I have ever met.

  • 02/28/2019

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

    They were all very kind and patient with my anxieties about needles and such. :)

  • 02/19/2019

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

    Dr. Adkins is great! I enjoyed my first appointment with her since Dr. Stull retired.

  • 02/19/2019

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

    Very personable and easy to speak with as I was meeting her for the first time on this visit.

  • 01/07/2019

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

    Tests had been done before appt. she did a good job explains the next step

  • 09/24/2018

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

    Felt the doctor was attentive and helpful.

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