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

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, 1970
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2018
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2016

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (187)
  • Patient Comments (14)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.64 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.71 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.73 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.65 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.66 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.51 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.52 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.75 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.66 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.7 out of 5
  • 08/18/2020

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

    Loved my visit!

  • 08/14/2020

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

    She's great!

  • 07/24/2020

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

    Overall very good experience, however would've liked to be asked if there was any symptoms or anything bothering me. This question did not come up and afterwards I came to find that I had forgotten to mention a few health questions I'd have asked if the doctor had asked the question

  • 07/17/2020

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

    Van Swam was amazing. Really took the time to sit with me and talk about my women's health!

  • 06/26/2020

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

    I just like Dr.Van Swam. She is so easy to talk to, and very professional.

  • 05/19/2020

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

    Dr. Van Swam has been wonderful to partner with through my pregnancy. She always has a positivie attitude, a genuine interest for my well-being and is super easy to talk to. I appreciate her honesty, professionalism and kindness during all of our visits. She is a lovely person and great doctor!

  • 05/14/2020

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

    Everyone was very nice, professional and friendly.

  • 04/20/2020

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

    I really appreciate that she is open to holistic health as well as western medicine. Has helped me a lot with being open and less defensive about treatment plans compared to other providers.

  • 03/05/2020

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

    Love my provider, what a great appt

  • 12/31/2019

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

    She is Fabulous!!! Makes you feel very comfortable.

  • 12/30/2019

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

    Wonderful provider and support staff. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and proactive.

  • 11/26/2019

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

    Dr. van Swam is wonderful. Very thoughtful and explains things in a way that is easy to understand. She never feels rushed and makes me feel completely comfortable.

  • 11/20/2019

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

    Dr. VanSwam is excellent. She was running behind the day if my appointment, but didn't rush and was 100% present for me.

  • 11/13/2019

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

    Dr. Van Swam was beyond fantastic! I couldn't be more pleased with her medical expertise, communication, thoughtful listening and prompt plan of action. Can't wait to refer more people to her, truly a gem!

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