Prasanna Krishnasamy, FACP, MD, MPH

Primary Care
My Specialities: Internal Medicine, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes Care
Languages: English, Tamil
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5     98 Ratings     59 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Emanuel

2800 N. Vancouver Ave., Suite 230
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-4340

About Me:

I believe in a holistic approach to patient care - emphasizing the roles of social, mental, and environmental factors influencing health and wellbeing. I enjoy my role as a Faculty Physician, taking care of my own panel of patients with a wide variety of medical problems, and teaching and supervising Resident Physicians. I also serve as the Medical Director of Legacy Health’s Clinical Ethics Program which serves as a decision-making resource for patients, families, physicians, nurses, and staff by helping to navigate difficult choices, conflicts in values, and ethical challenges in healthcare. I am certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and I am a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Hobbies include: Hiking and Photography

Education:
Internship: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, OH
Medical School: Coimbatore Medical College, Tamilnadu Medical University, India
Masters of Public Health: Portland State University, OR
Residency: Legacy Health, Portland, OR
Year I Started Practice: 2009
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Silverton Medical Health
Publication: Health Promotion Practice, The American Journal of Medicine

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5.0 out of 5     98 Ratings     59 Comments

Jun 19, 2018
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This was my first visit with Dr. Krishnasamy, and I found him to be excellent. He listened, took time to explain things, and seems extremely knowledgeable. He answered all of my questions and addressed issues that were presented to him. He appears to be an outstanding doctor!

Jun 19, 2018
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I know my health is the best that it can be because of Dr. Krishnasamy. Thanks to the office and staff for their good work.

Jun 1, 2018
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My last visit was a routine check-up - Nothing changed with my meds - was given Rx to get new Zoster vaccine. Have issue with right knee - sent me for x ray and had PT appointment set up.

May 25, 2018
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Dr. k was very attentive and thorough.

May 25, 2018
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I had a good visit.

May 22, 2018
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I am a new patient with many complicated health issues. The doctor put me at ease with his thorough and proactive approach. He was keenly aware of how befuddling the insurance coverage can be and offered assistance with sorting it out. I left the office feeling reiieved and hopeful.

May 15, 2018
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Dr. Krishnasamy is well informed, is always prepared for my visit, is kind and listens carefully. I feel very fortunate to have him as a doctor.

May 14, 2018
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I am always treated w/respect. My dr. is very solicitous and friendly. I feel very comfortable that he has my back and knows his stuff.

May 14, 2018
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I was very impressed with the entire experience from beginning to end. I would highly recommend this doctor and this facility to family and friends.

May 11, 2018
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I really love my Doctor Krishnasamy, a staff - also care of Oregon is the greatest, provider (for my health) care, I would recommend anyone to him -

May 11, 2018
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Dr. K is the best.

May 7, 2018
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Always good to see Dr. K. and so glad we have him on our team.

May 7, 2018
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Dr. Krishnasamy is very thorough and always interested in the welfare of his patients. He is very helpful in referring patients to medical personnel for specific medical treatments.

Apr 13, 2018
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On several occasions over past year, there has been miscommunication regarding having an additional test ordered to a specialist's blood draw. The additional test was not added to the order. On last visit, miscommunication about giving a urine sample. I had recently urinated so asked for urine test paperwork be sent to lab at Emanuel. This did not happen which may have delayed the insurance company approving a 28 day prescription for an opioid pain killer for a compression fractured L1. I have been on a 28 day prescription renewal for this medicine for about four and a half years. Current prescription ran out about one week ago so living with policy change from a Macy's plan to a Chase Bank plan. This prescription impacts my ability to work full time.

Mar 13, 2018
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Everyone is accommodating and very friendly. A positive experience

Feb 22, 2018
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I told MA to update my medication list because I had 3 to add from another Doctor .When I received my list /summary at checkout , it still was not listed . Dr. K is a good doctor and I feel lucky to have him , although I feel he stereotypes diseases. I am a big example of an example to "the Rule" [details deleted to protect privacy].

Feb 16, 2018
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Dr. Krishnasamy has always been great. I've always been comfortable with him. I feel he's doing as good a job as any doctor could.

Feb 2, 2018
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Dr Krishnasamy is the only doctor I've built a report with. I'm very pleased with his passion for the medical field.

Feb 2, 2018
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Dr. K was very thorough and patient. The best doctor I have ever had. I highly recommend him to anyone!

Jan 31, 2018
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Great

Jan 25, 2018
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[name deleted] I had to go to the Eman outpt radiology dept after this visit. It was 5:30 pm. The signage was honestly lousy---no one was there. I waited around a bit. It wasn't office that the instructions are to go to main admitting to check in for xray AFTER 5:45. It was about 5:20 pm when I showed up. A phlebotomist helped me with this. We need much better and CLEAR signage for this--better customer service. I did really like the one-stop-shop aspect of the visit--saw an MD on campus--sent for labs and xray (see above--need work on that) + pharmacy order which I picked up with lightening speed at the EMan Apothecary--and then I went home. That part was great. [name deleted to protect privacy]

Jan 24, 2018
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done gooder

Jan 24, 2018
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My comment is about the waiting room in the receptionist area, I noticed the chair arms, which are wooden, can be quite sticky and dirty. I believe the chairs should be cleaned and sanitized entirely at least once a day for obvious reasons.

Jan 22, 2018
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Always good to see Dr.K. I trust him and follow his recommendations. He is a friend.

Jan 4, 2018
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overall, I am very happy with my provider, I got every thing I need right away, he is very respectful, and cares about his patients very much.

Jan 4, 2018
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Dr. K. is very insightful and intuitive to individual needs. I like discussing with him preventive and proactive care vs. care after the fact. Thank you.

Jan 3, 2018
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the best DR I've ever had!

Jan 2, 2018
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Dr. K has been a great provider. He listens to what I have to say and answers all of my questions, in a way a would understand. I can tell he cares about my well being. It's great to know that he is my doctor and will be there if and when I can sick or ill.

Jan 2, 2018
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I am very pleased with this provider. He is caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and systematic in his health care approach. He is an excellent doctor.

Dec 21, 2017
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good visit.

Dec 19, 2017
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Good experiences.

Dec 19, 2017
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This was Mr. first visit with Dr. K...I was looking for a new primary care physician. I was overall pleased with the appointment and look forward to working with Dr. K on making sure I'm in the best possible shape and health that I can be. I think Dr. K is very knowledgeable and I will be in good hands.

Dec 15, 2017
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I've only had good experiences.

Dec 8, 2017
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everyone helpful and couteous

Dec 5, 2017
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Overall Dr. Krishnasamy and staff are extremely helpful and always have my best interest in mind. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable and very thorough when dealing with my health issues.

Dec 1, 2017
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The Doctor was very knowledgeable and made great effort to clearly explain everything we discussed.

Nov 21, 2017
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Dr. K is always attentive and thorough in his approach to my health needs. He is very compassionate and take the time to address any concerns that I might have. I highly recommend his practice to all of my friends and co-workers.

Nov 14, 2017
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always good dr k is the best md I have had in my adult life

Oct 27, 2017
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Medical Assistant was very rude. I could not hear her call my name in the waiting, had to ask her repeatedly who she was calling. Medical Assistant [description deleted to protect privacy], said She thought I was white guy because was listed white on medical chart. I didn't like her comments.

Oct 26, 2017
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As always, Dr. Krishnasamy was very interested in my life style, exercise, food intake, involvement in activities, and health habits. As always, he is concerned about everything I do to stay healthy. He's a wonderful and involved doctor.

Oct 24, 2017
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The doctor is very helpful, and he is interested in the best care foe his patients.

Oct 20, 2017
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needed blood work done I waited approximately 10 minutes then a staff member told me that office was not opened that day.i appreciated this as it prevented me from waiting for the process.

Oct 19, 2017
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could not have gone better. covered everything to do with my health care.

Oct 17, 2017
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My good health continues thanks to Dr. Krishnasamy and the staff.

Oct 17, 2017
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helpful as always

Oct 10, 2017
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I always have good experiences with Dr. Krishnasamy and his staff. They are kind, respectful and informative.

Oct 5, 2017
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All my visit are great.

Oct 3, 2017
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Visit was great

Sep 29, 2017
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a good visit.

Sep 29, 2017
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I feel very lucky to have such a great doctor. He is smart and and takes the time needed to explain any concerns I have. My health is very good at [age deleted] and his care has made this possible. Thank you.

Sep 25, 2017
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It was a good visit as always it is a good dr. anyone can tell you that.

Sep 14, 2017
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Always conserned & helpful

Aug 18, 2017
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best doctor ive ever had

Aug 18, 2017
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I got the service I needed.

Aug 11, 2017
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Dr. K is very thorough and seems to really want to help me with my whole health.

Aug 10, 2017
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Prasanna Krishnasamy showed genuine care along with thorough expertise in all of my medical concerns. I felt very comfortable in his presence.

Aug 8, 2017
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always good

Jul 25, 2017
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I have no comment about this i m good

Jul 21, 2017
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excellent as always.
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