Heather Mikes, DO
Legacy Palliative Care Medicine Service
Dr. Mikes was born and raised in sunny Florida, though now considers the Pacific NW her home. She went to the University of Florida for undergrad and medical school at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. She moved to Portland in 2009 for her Internal Medicine Residency here at Legacy Health and went on to complete a fellowship in Palliative and Hospice Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. As a Palliative Care Physician, she is invested in furthering medical staff’s skills and knowledge of Palliative Care, advancing her own skills in the art of symptom management and communication, and using creative means to support patients and their families during challenging times. Outside of work, her passions include international travel (she speaks Italian fluently), cooking food from her garden, pampering her dogs, tile mosaicking, and felting with wool.