Jennifer Garreau, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Surgical Oncology, ; Surgical Oncology, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained
My Areas of Focus: Breast Cancer, Melanoma
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5     157 Ratings     99 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 560 Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-5525

About Me:

Jennifer Garreau, M.D., is a board-certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained surgical oncologist with Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology specializing in breast and skin cancer. Dr. Garreau earned her medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in general surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. She completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Los Angeles. Dr. Garreau earned a 2009 ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Award for her outstanding contribution to melanoma research, in addition to numerous honors and awards for her breast cancer research. She is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with breast cancer and melanoma.

Education:
Fellowship: John Wayne Cancer Institute
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, LA, CA
Undergraduate: Yale University
Year I Started Practice: 2001
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     157 Ratings     99 Comments

Jul 26, 2018
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Dr. Gerreau is exceptional in every way. Over [age deleted] years I have seen many doctors but I rate her one of the best ever.

Jul 26, 2018
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Dr Garreau was my surgeon when I had breast cancer. For all followups in the last 3 years, she clearly knows me and my history, asks relevant questions, and discusses in detail my mammogram/ultrasound results. She is just the very best doctor I could ask for.

Jul 26, 2018
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In my [age deleted] years, this is not only the best experience I have had in the medical community, but with people in general. Many, many thanks to Dr. Garreau and her nurse!

Jul 26, 2018
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One of the best experiences with a visit to a physician I've ever had. Not rushed, thorough, kind, respectful and made me feel very much at ease.

Jul 12, 2018
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Dr. Garreau is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend her services and appreciate her kind and thorough medical care.

Jul 11, 2018
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She's a good provider and nice & listen to your problem and give you solution to it.

Jul 11, 2018
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Dr. Garreau is a very caring doctor who answers any questions I have had. She answers every question in a way that is very informative & easy to understand. I like her very much!

Jul 11, 2018
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Dr. Garreau is among the VERY BEST...competency in her field, caring, just 100% + what any woman or man would desire as a professional. I've highly recommended her to other physicians in Portland and [location deleted]

Jul 5, 2018
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Dr. Garreau provided all the time I needed to hear about my medical reports and treatment options and recommendations. She explained things thoroughly and showed respect and competence.

Jun 27, 2018
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100% satisfied

Jun 21, 2018
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Dr Garreau is an amazing woman & physician.I trust her implicitly. she is a person I would choose as a friend! as long as she is in practice I choose her to monitor and fix me!!!Dr Garreau is the absolute best.

Jun 20, 2018
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Jennifer and her whole staff were wonderful. I think flooding the medical community with silly questionnaires like this are ridiculous. people have their opinions and this can be so subjective. I'd rather have a provider focused on learning more about their speciality and patients, than dealing with popularity feedback forms.

Jun 7, 2018
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I always leave this office feeling better than when I came in! Dr. Garreau and her staff are phenomenal in every regard!!! wish ALL offices operated this well!

May 16, 2018
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Every person I spoke with in this office is outstanding. Helpful and friendly and the best customer service I've had in a medical office.

May 10, 2018
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I LOVE Dr. Garreau. [details deleted to protect privacy] I finally checked in with Dr. Garreau since she is most familiar with my health history and she saw me as soon as possible. She listened to everything I had to say, [details deleted to protect privacy] It was so validating to have a doctor take me seriously and find out that there really is something causing me pain and not try and just shove pain pills at me. It's ALWAYS a pleasure seeing Dr. Garreau and the staff there. I'm going to her first from now on if I ever have any other issues with this, she's worth the [location deleted] drive to Portland.

May 9, 2018
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Cancer follow up!

May 9, 2018
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Great Doctor. I recommend Dr. Garreau to any of my health insurance clients that might need surgery due to cancer.

May 2, 2018
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LOVE DR. GARREAU, BRITTANY, APRIL, AUSTIN, AND JO. THEY WERE ALWAYS SUPER UBER POSITIVE AND HELPFUL

Apr 12, 2018
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Dr. Garreau did an excellent job.

Mar 29, 2018
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Dr. Garreau and everyone in that office were very respectful and professional

Mar 29, 2018
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All good during the visit. I was told the doctor's office would schedule the breast MRI, but was told on the phone later that I would have to do it. That was just unexpected.

Mar 28, 2018
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Dr. Garreau was fantastic. She put my fears to rest and was so kind. I was terribly concerned and she put me at ease and explained everything very well. You are very fortunate to have her on your team.The front office staff were wonderful as well. I had a very good experience overall. Thanks to everyone I met that day for making it a pleasant visit!

Mar 15, 2018
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Felt that everyone treated me so well and could not have been more empathetic and concerned. They even moved my appt. up closer so that I would be seen as soon as possible, and they have my next steps planned out. I am waiting for a nurse contact and I feel that this will take place shortly also. Dr. was so wonderful. THX!

Mar 15, 2018
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This is my second diagnosis of breast cancer. Dr. Garreau is a surgeon that I have 100% confidence in. She takes the time to explain everything and not only make me comfortable but my entire family. She is a blessing in our lives!

Mar 15, 2018
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good

Mar 14, 2018
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the Dr, was very nice ,

Mar 14, 2018
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Very attentive

Mar 8, 2018
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if only my insurance coverage would allow me to continue this care!

Mar 7, 2018
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The Dr was very helpful and comforting. She's an excellent Dr and so helpful to me.

Mar 7, 2018
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This is my first experience at Legacy and so far it has been fantastic. The staff are lovely and Jennifer Garreau could not have been nicer or more clear about what the next steps were.

Mar 1, 2018
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exceptional professional visit. Dr Garreau and staff treated me and my family as though we were their highest priority.

Feb 23, 2018
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Dr. Garreau did an excellent job of explaining the upcoming procedure. I left having great trust in her ability and desire to do the best job for me.

Feb 22, 2018
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dr Garreau is such a warm, kind and genuine person. she took her time to speak to me and I felt like I was talking to someone i'd known my whole life! She was patient, kind, compassionate, understanding, and reassuring. I will absolutely recommend her in the future.

Feb 21, 2018
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good

Feb 21, 2018
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Dr Garreau is amazing. Period.

Feb 21, 2018
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everyone was extremely helpful and kind, cancer diagnosis is harsh, but everyone was very helpful, quick to provide answers, and very understanding

Feb 15, 2018
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Dr Garreau is excellent, she is professional, kind, and compassionate

Feb 8, 2018
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I enjoyed meeting the doctor and her intern. The office staff was very helpful. I look forward to working with everyone in this office in the near future.

Feb 7, 2018
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Jennifer Garreau was warm, personable, and better helped me understand my medical condition. She took all the time needed to care for me and I would rather have that than have her exactly on time for my appointment.

Feb 1, 2018
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If you are just referring to Dr. Jennifer Garreau I couldn't have been happier she was so warm and kind very good about explaining every little detail about breast cancer my surgery and treatment.

Feb 1, 2018
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I sincerely mean this, Dr. Garreau is what all doctors should be to their patients. She is an absolute gem.

Feb 1, 2018
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exceptional manner and care

Jan 31, 2018
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Dr Garreau put my mind at ease. She is very caring and willing to take time with her patients!

Jan 26, 2018
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My visit with Dr. Garreau was great. She has a gift of communication and compassion explaining the procedure. I neglected to ask her some questions that my husband and I have which I will call her with. THose are concerning my diagnosis with urgency of surgery, outcome, and lab results of previous biopsy that brought me to see Dr. Garreau. [Diagnosis and details deleted to protect privacy]. I am very confident that Dr. Garreau is the best and I am so happy to have her do the surgery. She's one I will recommend and her staff to everyone I know. I will call her office with these additional questions. Thank you.

Jan 18, 2018
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Dr. Garreau and nurses were great.

Jan 18, 2018
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She was exceptionally good at explaining the procedure for the operation I will be having next week.

Jan 11, 2018
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Dr. Garreau is a fantastic doctor & surgeon. She helped me through a very scary health condition. Dr. Garreau & the whole team are the best medical & support team! - I can't imagine anyone better.

Jan 11, 2018
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She is wonderful.

Jan 11, 2018
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they found something on my mammo. and let me know,if not for them I would have not known anything so from the first time they found this they have been in contact with me and they have set up all the appointments I need to get better (I hope and pray)

Jan 10, 2018
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The visit was exceptional....Doctor was very kind, attentive and explained, in detail, my cancer needs....

Jan 10, 2018
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Had a port removed and Dr Garreau couldn't have been any nicer or more helpful walking me through the stressful procedure.

Jan 4, 2018
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Everyone in the office was very helpful and caring about my medical problems. This visit was for a 2nd surgical opinion, and Dr. Garreau was very helpful & informative. Will see her for my surgery needs.

Jan 3, 2018
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Dr. Garreau is awesome, listened attentively and explains things clearly. I leave her office feeling reassured and positive. Her receptionists are welcoming and very friendly and helpful.

Dec 21, 2017
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Dr. Garreau and her team are empathetic and carrying professionals!

Dec 20, 2017
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Dr. Garreau is an amazing doctor! I trust her, she listens to me, and I will follow her wherever she is she is an asset to your program!!!

Dec 20, 2017
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Dr. Garreau is a sweetheart of a doctor with kindness, empathy, & expertise.

Dec 20, 2017
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I was seen late for my appointment because Dr Garreau spends all the time she needs to with each patient, in a relaxed way even when she is running late. She has done this with me (spent more than the "allotted" time), so I do not in any way begrudge her time with another patient. I know she will also spend extra time with me if needed. Women with breast cancer need all the nurturing we can get at different stages in our treatment, and Dr Garreau provides this nurturing and information 100%, all the time.

Dec 13, 2017
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Dr. Garreau and staff are the best

Dec 12, 2017
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I received bad news regarding my health and the staff in this office is doing a great job helping me do what needs to be done and they give me the emotional support I need.

Dec 12, 2017
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Great visit with Dr. Garreau! I feel very comfortable with her treating me with my condition.

Dec 8, 2017
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We had a great experience with Dr. Jennifer Garreau.

Dec 7, 2017
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Dr. Garreau listen and understand what's important to you and is very determine to help. Extremely caring and wouldn't ask for anything more, she is great.

Dec 6, 2017
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The staff is very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Garreau did a great job explaining things in laymen ' s terms and she has a wonderful disposition.

Nov 30, 2017
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Dr. Garreau is a wonderful doctor/surgeon. She's very compassionate, kind and always listens with empathy & understanding - Always w/a great sense of humor. Laughter is healing, good therapy during trying times. Thank you to Dr. Garreau & her staff -

Nov 29, 2017
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She is the best doctor I have ever had.

Nov 29, 2017
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Dr. Garreau is the best surgeon Legacy has. She has great customer service skills and it is a joy to have an appointment with her. I will continue to drive from [location deleted] to see her when needed.

Nov 22, 2017
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she is my breast cancer surgeon. she was awesome!!

Nov 16, 2017
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Dr was amazing! Loved her attitude, knowledge and clarity...very kind, great listener and explains so patient really understands. Wish could see her for all medical issues- she is a gem.

Nov 15, 2017
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Dr. Garreau is amazing! When I received my breast cancer diagnosis I met with a couple of different surgeons. Dr. Garreau immediately put me at ease and gave me positive hope for the future. She was the voice of reason and my family put our trust in her. She exceeded our expectations and by following her guidance I am now a survivor. She is a skilled surgeon. When I woke up from surgery I was surprised beyond expectations at the amazing outcome. The unbelievable medical staff and office team led me through this and answered all of my questions and messages. I feel so lucky to have found a surgeon I clicked with that treated me as a real partner in the decision making process and understood all of my questions and concerns. Grateful for the Legacy support services such as the amazing physical therapists (Sandy Kirchner and Laura Evans), and integrated medicine (Reza). I'm forever grateful beyond words.

Nov 15, 2017
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The receptionists greeted me with big smiles and made me feel very welcome. Dr. Garreau did as well. She is amazing!!!

Nov 9, 2017
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One of the best doctors I have ever dealt with - Dr. Garreau is very supportive & very willing to discuss any question I might have.

Nov 9, 2017
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This was my first time meeting Dr. G. I found her very personable, friendly, compassionate and she made me feel very comfortable. I wish she were a GP as I would most certainly switch! she made sure I was comfortable with options I chose for my care and made sure to explain pros and cons to me.She is an incredible doctor and a wonderful human being!

Nov 9, 2017
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too much data gathering that had nothing to do with my condition.

Nov 8, 2017
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Dr. Garreau is a fantastic doctor and I give her the highest rating in every category. I am glad she is mentoring Med students so they learn from the best!!!

Oct 25, 2017
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Excellent experience.

Oct 19, 2017
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Dr. Garreau & her team are fantastic, kind, caring & excellent providers please thank them.

Oct 19, 2017
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the staff is always amazing! never leave without a hug from someone! They go above and beyond and I always feel like family! I can't say more good things about everyone in that office. from the moment I walk in to the moment I leave I feel so welcomed and loved and cared for. Even if the doctor is running behind it's never an issue. the staff makes sure you're aware of any wait times and doesn't ever leave you guessing. if she is behind it's not bothersome because I know she is spending all the time needed with the patient that she's with that they deserve. cancer is a hard topic, I would never expect her to address my concerns in a quick manor just to get moving, she always addresses all my concerns and makes sure I have a therow understanding of everything before I leave. if she is running behind it's never an issue because I know it's becajse she cares for every single patient. my husband and I refuse to leave the area because I love them so much I can't imagine moving elsewhere.

Oct 19, 2017
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All interactions I had on the phone leading up to the appt were excellent. Dr. Garreau's bedside manner was calming and reassuring. Meeting with and working with Nai (patient scheduler?) was also an excellent experience. Thank you.

Oct 18, 2017
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My visits to Dr. Garreau are always good even if the news isnt good. Herher entire ofc staff is outstanding. Dr Garreau is my surgical oncologist for [diagnosis deleted]. Her wealth of knowledge and compassion is comforting. Dr. Garreau and team treat my [name deleted] with respect and treat us as a whole. Im so glad to have her as my surgical oncologist. She's saved my life. God Bless Dr. Garreau and Legacy Portland. I have [location deleted], and am so glad for your facility and teams of oncologists. Dr. Garreau is an amazing surgeon, bedside manor above and beyond. Thank you.

Oct 17, 2017
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We really loved Dr. Garreau, look forward to seeing her again.

Oct 12, 2017
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I wish that all doctors could be like Dr. Garreau.

Oct 5, 2017
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I hold Dr. Garreau in high esteem. She is thoughtful, compassionate and intelligent. I would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends.

Oct 4, 2017
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I am totally confident in the care Dr. Garreau provides. she made me feel at ease and empowered, and is so personable --and not just for a surgeon! very relatable and outgoing, even for a civilian.

Sep 27, 2017
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I was impressed with Dr Garreau. She listened carefully and helped me feel more confident about an unexpected surgery. I'm glad she will be my surgeon.

Sep 20, 2017
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Dr. Garreau is so kind, helpful and affectionate. i'm so grateful that she's my surgeon. . . she really takes good care of me.

Sep 14, 2017
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I absolutely LOVE Dr. Jennifer Garreau and the whole Legacy-Good Samaritan Surgical Oncology staff. They are always courteous, friendly, and prompt. I cannot recommend this office highly enough.

Sep 14, 2017
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professional and qualified; compassionate and efficient

Sep 14, 2017
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wonderful and thoughtful provider! what a smart and nice person to speak with aside from the fact that she was obviously super knowledgeable and trustworthy

Sep 14, 2017
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Love Dr. G! I recommend her to everyone. Thoughtful, kind and always a good listener.

Sep 13, 2017
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Nice seating, clean & comfy.

Sep 13, 2017
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Dr. Garreau is an outstanding surgeon and compassionate health care provider

Sep 6, 2017
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Dr Garreau and her staff are all compassionate and considerate. The always treat me with respect and get back to me with timely responses.

Sep 6, 2017
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Dr Garreau, and the entire team we interacted with, was compassionate, kind, and understanding. It was a difficult visit for me, and they did what they could to help me.

Sep 1, 2017
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Dr Garreau made me feel very optimistic about my disgnosis

Aug 31, 2017
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Dr. Jennifer Garreau is the finest, most respectable, kind and caring doctor in ALL fields I have EVER met. She takes time & lets spouses in & allows TIME for them and the patients she deserves a trophy. And the same for Dr. Jacqueline Vuky! Wonderful.

Aug 31, 2017
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I had fabulous care!

Aug 30, 2017
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I felt like the doctor cared about me and took great care with my concerns. She is awesome.

Aug 30, 2017
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Very friendly....Nothing bad....

Aug 30, 2017
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wonderful experience and would highly recommend this doctor .
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