Susan A. Hobson, MD, PhD - Physician and Surgeon in Portland, OR

Provider Bio

About the Provider

From the beginning of her practice, Dr. Hobson knew she would focus on urogynecology and pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Her focus is on not only on treating pelvic floor disorders, but on attempting to prevent and better understand pelvic floor injuries and counseling women on the best way to maintain pelvic floor health. You should consider seeing Dr. Hobson if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Urinary symptoms, such urinating too frequently, difficulty passing urine, or leakage of urine; 
  • Bowel symptoms, such as problems with either the control of stool and gas or difficulty with passage of stool; 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse, or the feeling of pressure or bulging at the vaginal opening;  
  • Pain with intercourse or pelvic pain, especially if you have had prior pelvic surgery; or 
  • Problems associated with giving birth. 

Dr. Hobson is a steering committee member in the multidisciplinary Providence Continence Center, and is the Gynecology Section Chair at Providence St. Vincent's Hospital. She is married and stays very busy keeping up with her three girls.

If you are seeing Dr. Hobson for the first time for an issue related to incontinence or pelvic support, please print and complete this Patient Intake Form and bring it with you to your first appointment. 

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2014
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005

Education

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, Oregon Health & Science University, 2003

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 1999

  • Graduate Degree:

    Doctor of Philosophy, Cellular Developemental Biology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1999

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, General Studies, University of Oregon, 1988

Memberships

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (100)
  • Patient Comments (10)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.73 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.77 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.81 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.8 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.78 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.6 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.63 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.83 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.83 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.77 out of 5
  • 04/18/2019

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

    Doctor Hobson is well versed in her field and I trust her implicitly.

  • 04/04/2019

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

    Dr Hobson has the best bedside manner I have ever encountered and I'm no spring chicken!

  • 03/29/2019

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

    Dr Hobson is a wonderful Dr. I sorry to see her retire, but Im sure the person who is replacing her will be just as great.

  • 03/19/2019

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

    Dr Hobson was excellent........what a great person and teacher

  • 03/01/2019

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

    Dr. Hobson is excellent and gives me hope that I can run again even with a prolapse. She is honest and clear and I deeply respect her. I wish more doctors were like her.

  • 02/26/2019

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

    Dr. Hobson and her staff are fantastic! I?m sad to know that she will be retiring soon. She assured me Dr. Eto shares her commitment to her patients and is an excellent doctor. It was nice to be told this in person so that I know what?s on the horizon. I wish Doctor Hobson all the best.

  • 02/15/2019

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

    Dr. Hobson is one of the finest doctors I have ever met. She is kind, intelligent and very caring.

  • 01/11/2019

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

    I really appreciated how accepting she was of my descriptions of what I'm experiencing without trying to make it fit into a quick one-dimentional diagnosis.

  • 01/11/2019

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

    Summer & Dr Hobson were both so kind & thoughtful. They are both genuine, caring professionals.

  • 01/10/2019

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

    Dr. Hobson and her team are some of the most delightful, professional and personable healthcare professionals I?ve ever experienced. I?m incredibly blessed to be in the care of such an adept and compassionate surgeon.

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