Simone L. van Swam, MD - Physician and Surgeon, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Portland, OR

She/her/hers

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Provider Bio

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

About the Provider

Building connections with patients is one of things Dr. van Swam values most about caring for women. She enjoys hearing their stories and being able to alleviate their fears and anxieties by helping them understand what’s going on with their health or pregnancy. She strives to be an honest, supportive and straightforward healthcare partner every woman can trust; someone who provides her patients with facts and information. She also hopes to make them smile.

Dr. van Swam was drawn to OB/GYN by the variety it provides and remains interested in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, including a special interest in adolescent and pediatric gynecology. She cares for a wide spectrum of gynecologic disorders and infertility. She performs in office surgeries and more advanced laparoscopic procedures with her partners. In addition to caring for healthy, surrogate and twin pregnancies, she also cares for women with higher risk pregnancies in our Moderate Risk Clinic at Northwest Perinatal Center.  She hopes that she can educate each woman about what it was that brought them into her office so that they can leave confident in what they have learned and knowing what to expect.

In her spare time, Dr. van Swam enjoys improving her Spanish. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their son and cooking at home. They also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, cycling, skiing and traveling.  

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, University of Colorado at Denver, 2011

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College, 2007

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Arts, Cognitive Science, Northwestern University, 2001

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • Oregon Medical Association

Awards

  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2020
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2018
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2016

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (143)
  • Patient Comments (12)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.72 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.82 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.83 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.72 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.71 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.62 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.59 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.81 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.73 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.78 out of 5
  • 09/07/2021

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

    Surprised that she asked me about my ovaries when she knows I don't have them anymore.

  • 06/08/2021

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

    Dr Van Swam is absolutely wonderful, as is her assistant Rachel

  • 04/20/2021

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    Was very educated about my blood clotting disorder and provided a great remedy for my symptoms.

  • 04/19/2021

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

    Dr. Van Swam is the best doctor I've ever had.

  • 02/22/2021

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

    Very friendly and made me comfortable my first visit with DR. Simone Van

  • 02/19/2021

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

    Dr. Van Swam is amazing and always takes time to talk with me about ANY health concerns. She is so understanding and goes above and beyond. Also, her assistant, Rachel is amazing as well. I was so happy to see her again. She is also very understanding, personable, calm and kind and remembered me and my health history from a year ago. I feel very comfortable and safe with them even though I have intense white coat syndrome. Thank you!!

  • 02/01/2021

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

    Dr. Van Swam was in no rush to leave which was so great considering we have so little contact with others nowadays. She asked about my family, travel plans, just checked in which is what she does so well.

  • 12/16/2020

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

    Dr. van Swam was great! A good first experience, especially given the nature of my visit!

  • 12/11/2020

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

    Excellent and warm doctor. I trust her.

  • 11/25/2020

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

    This is the 1st time I saw De. van Swam. I was a patient of Dr. Hoffman until he retired & he recommended Dr. van Swam who I liked very much. I am pleased to be able to continue with Women's Healthcare Associates.

  • 11/09/2020

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

    She was great.

  • 10/28/2020

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

    Dr. Van Swan was fabulous. Personable, knowledgeable, reassuring.

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