Laura Gaff, MD

Primary Care
My Specialities: Family Medicine, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus:
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5     257 Ratings     141 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Lake Oswego

412 "A" Ave., Suite 200
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503-635-2496

About Me:

I was born in Shanghai, China, but hung my hat in Dallas, Texas for many years. I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in Neuroscience and Chemistry, and attended medical school at SABA University School of Medicine in the Netherland Antilles. I completed my residency in family practice at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. During my residency, I was appointed as Clinical Faculty at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. I was also awarded the 2014 Resident Teacher Award by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. I enjoy practicing full spectrum family medicine and the relationships that are built between provider and patient. My clinical interests are Women's Health Care, Preventive Medicine, Mental Health, and Pediatrics. Clinical Interests: Preventive Medicine; Mental Health; Women's Health Care; Family Planning including utilization of IUDs and other contraceptive implants; Pediatrics; Skin Procedures; Joint Injections I believe in listening to my patients, and working with them to achieve better health. Hobbies include: Traveling, Cooking, Reading, Music, Photography

Education:
Bachelor of Science: Baylor University - Waco, TX
Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands
Residency: Munson Medical Center
Year I Started Practice: 2006
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

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     257 Ratings     141 Comments

Jul 2, 2018
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Dr Gaff is a gifted physician with knowledge, experience and the ability to communicate in a respectful way. I never feel like I am on a conveyor belt and her questions are perceptive and not just automatically asked beause the computer tells her too. I really appreciate Legacy Health and their patient focused heathcare delivery.

Jun 29, 2018
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overall good experience

Jun 25, 2018
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I liked this office and all staffs and the doctors I am sorry cause my health insurance has been chained so I can not come for visit to this office any more.

Jun 25, 2018
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Dr. Gaff is an outstanding Physician. Our whole family sees her. We all have great respect for her and for her staff.

Jun 25, 2018
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love our doctor

Jun 20, 2018
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I really appreciate Dr. Gaff's excellent care.

Jun 14, 2018
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Every one was great!! I could not ask for any better care,

Jun 13, 2018
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good experience

Jun 13, 2018
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Dr. Gaff spent considerable time to listen to my issues and showed concern about it. I would like to receive a referral to an orthopedic specialist for the care of my hip bursitis. Thank you.

Jun 6, 2018
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I am so thankful for Dr. Gaff's always complete understanding and analysis of my problems. She is thorough in her assessment and her treatment plan always makes sense.

Jun 4, 2018
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Over time Dr. Gaff has gotten better about taking time and answering questions. At first I didn't like her at all because she was patronizing and not helpful. (I also thought it was silly she had "Hello Kitty" items all over her office.) But this last visit she seemed to be more attentive.

Jun 1, 2018
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I really can't complain about the clinic - a vast improvement over "going to dr." compared to years" ago. I particularly like how quickly diagnoses can be made based on available _____ excellent in-house access to blood draws & xrays. Efficient & accurate diagnosis!! Keep up the good work -

May 31, 2018
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Dr. Gaff is very thorough and explains everything so that it is clear and understandable. The nurses & PAs are very thorough and respectful. The office is very clean.

May 24, 2018
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You should delay this survey when the patient and Doctor are waiting for test results.

May 17, 2018
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The explanation re: number 20 above is that I was/am experiencing anxiety & panic attacks. The MA & provider were very understanding & helpful.

May 16, 2018
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I have total confidence in Dr.Gaff and have recommended her to friends.

May 16, 2018
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excellent service all aroundesp on planning, costs, and referrals. smart, competent, nice person. keep her happy

May 14, 2018
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Got an appointment and a call back from the doctor's assistant within 3 hours of calling with a medical concern. I feel very well cared for at this Legacy clinic.

May 14, 2018
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All went well during the visit. No bad experiences.

May 11, 2018
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very professional

May 7, 2018
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Dr. Gaff did not inform me of the negative side effects, of the drug Finasteride. I was told by my Pharmacy. I filled the prescription, but will not take the drug until I see a specialist.

May 7, 2018
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Good experiences

May 4, 2018
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Laura is awesome. She & all of the staff were super friendly but not "noisy." Great office!

May 4, 2018
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We are thrilled to have Dr Gaff as [name deleted] doctor.

May 4, 2018
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the wait was much longer than I would have liked, however I did like Dr Gaff a lot and she was helpful.

May 4, 2018
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I like that the lab is right there. Did not have to go to another location to have blood drawn.

May 2, 2018
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Nurse Debbie is Great!

Apr 20, 2018
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very good experience; got the appointment right away and the office is so conveniently located, I can walk to it! Love Dr. Gaff, her assistant, Debbie and the front desk personnel.

Apr 16, 2018
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Dr Gaff is awesome - I had to switch doctors and was anxious about selecting a new one, but she's great!

Apr 11, 2018
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Overall very good visit

Apr 11, 2018
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Scheduling a physical took much longer than I anticipated.

Apr 2, 2018
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Debbie (Dr. Gaff's nurse) is especially nice.

Mar 30, 2018
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Dr. Gaff took the time to listen to my concerns and did an excellent job of explaining everything. It is very easy to talk to her. Debbie her nurse is great too.

Mar 30, 2018
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Dr. Gaff is good

Mar 29, 2018
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overall she is a good provider. She didn't listen very carefully unfortunately and missed a key symptom that she picked up on later in the visit when I repeated myself. The key symptom changed the entire plan of care. she also didn't assess me at all, only talked to me which I found strange as my chief complaint probably required an exam.

Mar 28, 2018
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good

Mar 28, 2018
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I've recommended Dr. Gaff to several people. My mother and daughter both see her now. She's the best!

Mar 21, 2018
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Dr Gaff and her assistant, Debbie, are always friendly and professional.

Mar 15, 2018
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it was nice and efficient

Mar 15, 2018
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This was the first visit for me with this doctor and clinic. Overall, I was very pleased with the experience. In particular, I appreciate that the doctor spent time with me and I felt got to know me a little bit and I, her, in that short time.

Mar 15, 2018
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There is always a parking space in the basement and an elevator to the Dr's floor also a bathroom available outside the Dr's office. The staff is always very friendly and I seldom have any wait time at all. I check my records by my home computer any time I want and do so after any appointment I have. I like that any Doctor I see has my computerized records at their disposal and they do review them as necessary.

Mar 14, 2018
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I believe the only reason I did not hear back from the physician's assistant after my blood work was because there were no problems so there was no need to contact me. I was able to review the results on line which is always very helpful!!

Mar 8, 2018
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It was good to see her after her having their baby. It is also a good change that they write down on the black board what you will be covering with the Doctor. It was a very good experience as usual.

Mar 7, 2018
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we are very glad we see dr gaff !!!

Mar 5, 2018
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On time, friendly and helpful, responsive to my questions and gave me a booster pneumonia shot. They were invested in my good health.

Mar 2, 2018
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we love our new Dr Gaff!

Feb 28, 2018
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This was my first appointment with Dr. Gaff, who I want as my new primary care provider. From reception to rooming to the lab, staff was professional and facilities were comfortable and clean. Dr. Gaff was knowledgeable, attentive and engaged. Her medical assistant, Debbie, was likewise thorough and careful to explain things fully. I was asked repeatedly if I had any concerns or questions or needs. The lab on site is first class--swift processing and quick and painless blood draw. Excellent office, doc and staff, all around at the LO A Avenue clinic.

Feb 26, 2018
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a very good annual checkup.

Feb 23, 2018
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if I had answered No to certain questions is because I am a new patient . Dr Gaff is very good

Feb 23, 2018
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I am very happy with all the people we, my husband and I, have contact with at he clinic. They are just so good to us

Feb 23, 2018
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everytime I go to this dr everything is great. from making the appointment to checking in to seeing the dr. wonderful experience all around, I can actually say I love my dr

Feb 22, 2018
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i would like to note that this was my first visit with Dr Gaff as we have just changed doctors.

Feb 19, 2018
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This visit was OK - but a couple of previous experiences I wasn't too satisfied but it was with other doctors not the one I usually have -

Feb 16, 2018
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Dr. Goff was accommodating and took care of my problem right away. She respected that I had insight into what was going on in my body. I respect her immensely and am happy she is my primary physician/

Feb 9, 2018
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Everything was good. Thanks for everything.

Feb 8, 2018
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Dr. Gaff is a caring and highly qualified doctor who has and is providing my personal medical care. I appreciate and I am fortunate to have her as my doctor.

Feb 8, 2018
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Dr. Gaff is very kind and caring. she is knowledgeable as well.

Feb 8, 2018
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excellent doctor, no bad experience

Feb 7, 2018
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Very comfortable visit. She has the nurse print out my drugs; over the counter & RX. We went through the list & thoroughly discussed them - in my "get acquainted" visit, several months ago, she gave me a physical exam; we discussed weight, blood pressure, etc., lifestyle, exercise, etc. I am very happy with my provider, & legacy.... no big issues - yet!!

Feb 7, 2018
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I have emailed twice concerning a cholesterol screening that indicated very high LDL. i have not received a response from Dr Gaff yet which concerns me. waiting to see how long it takes to receive email back before looking for more responsive dr.

Feb 7, 2018
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Dr. Gaff was very professional. We discussed my recent carpel tunnel surgery, medicines, concerns and my general health. She listens and offers sound advice.

Feb 5, 2018
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From beginning to end, everyone was great! Patty is super friendly, Debbie is so caring, Dr. Gaff is excellent and even their manager, Karen, asked me how my experience was. Top notch service!

Feb 2, 2018
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I look forward to my appointments with Dr. Gaff! I didn't receive a call after this appoint. the I usually do.

Feb 2, 2018
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Staff and physicians always very professional and caring.

Feb 2, 2018
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routine physical and labs

Feb 1, 2018
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Every thing occurred as expected.

Jan 29, 2018
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Dr Gaff and her RN, Debbie are beyond wonderful!

Jan 26, 2018
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My visit with Dr. Gaff have always been positive.

Jan 25, 2018
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Coming from Houston to Lake Oswego we expect the best. We stayed with Dr. Gaff because she is smart and takes the time to really listen and then proceeds to advise us on any problem.)

Oct 30, 2017
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I have been very happy with the care and level of service that DR. Gaff and her staff provides. Thank you.

Oct 26, 2017
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everything was great. everyone very responsive

Oct 26, 2017
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Friendly staff, medical assistant, pleasant surrounds. courteous atmosphere throughout visit.

Oct 25, 2017
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Dr Laura was most helpful and extremely pleasant to deal with. I left the office feeling that I had been thoroughly examined and briefed on the state of my health. Thanks

Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Gaff knew immediately how to treat my [diagnosis deleted]. Our family is so grateful we have Dr. Gaff and her outstanding staff as our Primary Care Providers.

Oct 20, 2017
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I was checked for reoccurrence of shingles then I fell on my driveway face first - even worked into office appointments to see dr. All going well now.

Oct 20, 2017
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My concerns regarding the most recent visit were relieved, the physician being of great help.

Oct 19, 2017
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The staff were courteous and prompt. I appreciate Dr. Gaff's patience and careful answers to concerns and queries that I might have.

Oct 16, 2017
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Entire staff friendly, prompt, and helpful.

Oct 11, 2017
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The office staff was so helpful in getting my daughter in for her first appointment before Dr. Gaff went on maternity leave and were very kind and friendly and welcoming. I was surprised and impressed. The MA's we're so kind too and Dr. Gaff was patient with my daughter.

Oct 11, 2017
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Dr Gaff was great like always. She did not have any openings, but squeezed me in. Her MA Debbie is great too!

Oct 11, 2017
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excellent physician, staff, setting, porocess. keep doing what you are doing

Oct 9, 2017
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like a good teacher I received great advice from Dr Gaff.

Oct 6, 2017
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good experience

Oct 5, 2017
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Dr Zhong is a particularly smart, attentive and skilled doctor. I would rate her as exceptional. She explains things in a way that is very easy to understand.

Oct 5, 2017
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Excellent experience!

Oct 4, 2017
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They are all very professional.

Oct 2, 2017
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good experience

Sep 29, 2017
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Felt satisfied that all of my medical questions had been well answered.

Sep 28, 2017
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The visit was pleasant & informative I do feel the "wellness visit" is a waste of time & money I came once a year for blood work & any questions in regard to a problem I might have.

Sep 27, 2017
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Dr Gaff is one of the best, I'm sad I have to use a different Dr, no longer in the area I will miss her as my Dr

Sep 25, 2017
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Dr Gaff is exceptional with geriatric concerns. she and her staff are very responsive to my emails (through your app), especially Debbie. they go behind the call of duty.

Sep 25, 2017
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Very happy with Dr. Gaff.

Sep 25, 2017
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dr Gaff and her RN Debbie are beyond wonderful. they are caring and compassionate and go beyond the call of duty to the patient and to her daughter/caregiver/POA. emails submitted through the Kegacy app are promptly responded to.

Sep 25, 2017
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both the medical assistant and doctor were great! they took time to listen to my concerns

Sep 21, 2017
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Dr. Gaff and the team at the Lake Oswego Legacy Clinic do an outstanding job of working together to make each appointment as informational and pleasant as possible.

Sep 20, 2017
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all good

Sep 20, 2017
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Very pleased with the initiative taken by this practice group!

Sep 15, 2017
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Very satisfactory!

Sep 14, 2017
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professional

Sep 14, 2017
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Dr Gaff is very attentive and a wonderful doctor.

Sep 14, 2017
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alls good

Sep 13, 2017
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Dr. Gaff is an excellent physician.

Sep 7, 2017
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Any and all experiences have been excellent,, I have been with this Clinic since 2011. I have been impressed by the quality of all associated with this Clinic.

Sep 6, 2017
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Came in for annual flu shot. Drs. comments re: Ease of just popping in were wrong - had to wait for an appt. - Communication w/front desk not good!

Sep 6, 2017
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All good

Sep 5, 2017
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gaff was pinch hitting for a no show Dr. she had been my primary Dr before Dr Lee so knows family history. she cares but is obviously is challenged by the termoil in your A ave clinic

Sep 5, 2017
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excellent experience - very happy with Legacy!

Sep 1, 2017
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Dr. Gaff did not listen nor respect my opinion and concerns regarding my health

Aug 31, 2017
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no bad experience

Aug 31, 2017
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good

Aug 28, 2017
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No bad experiences

Aug 25, 2017
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I have been a happy healthy patient with this group of doctors for 6 years and have had excellent care!

Aug 25, 2017
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I have been fortunate in having excellent care from the provider when she came to this clinic. The support staff has always been very courteous, efficient, helpful and friendly. I have been a patient since 2011 and I have never had a stressful moment while in their care.

Aug 24, 2017
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veryextremely happy with the care Dr. Laura Gaff and the staff at the Lake Oswego Oregon clinic provide.

Aug 24, 2017
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I feel so lucky to have Dr. Gaff as my doctor. the staff at this office is always friendly and helpful.

Aug 24, 2017
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I am so lucky to have Dr. Laura Gaff as my doctor. She is friendly, knoeledgable and always addresses my concerns seriously and with her complete attention.

Aug 23, 2017
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Dr is over worked.

Aug 23, 2017
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Loved the staff! All were very helpful and friendly. So glad I chose this clinic!

Aug 21, 2017
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As with every visit or email consultation, I received the care and information I needed at the time.

Aug 15, 2017
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I love Dr Gaff, one of the best Dr's ever unfortunately because I moved to far away to see her again

Aug 15, 2017
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This was an excellent, efficient visit with Dr Gaff!

Aug 14, 2017
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Dr. Gaff is outstanding at making me feel at ease and is very thorough with my med. list, questions about how I'm feeling and is always ready to suggest ways I can improve my health. She is the best Dr. I have ever had!

Aug 11, 2017
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Dr. Gaff did an excellent job!!!!!

Aug 10, 2017
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Dr Gaff is patient and thorough. I appreciate her ability! and competence.

Aug 10, 2017
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Dr. Gaff is excellent, as is the Legacy Staff in Lake Oswego, OR

Aug 9, 2017
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As always, Dr. Gaff was her usual pleasant and helpful self as were her aides. I can't recommend her more highly.

Aug 7, 2017
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Everyone was very helpful.

Aug 4, 2017
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Went very well

Aug 4, 2017
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I presented the Dr. with 3 different dermatological issues. She diagnosed them quickly and provided prescriptions. 2 of the issues improved by at least 80% within 1 week, and are now clear. The 3rd one, venous stasis dermatitis will be an ongoing problem as it is involving circulation in the lower legs. as long as I follow the instructions it keeps it under control.rest Great visit!

Aug 4, 2017
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excellent visit. we first used Dr Gaff for daughters Dr and I needed a new Dr. very impressed

Aug 3, 2017
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my primarycare doctor is excellent-she listens.she explains things clearly,and she is professuional .

Aug 3, 2017
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Very pleasant office. Medical assistant was very nice, Dr. Gaff is great.

Jul 31, 2017
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Good experience.

Jul 31, 2017
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I called with an acute issue Monday morning and the office staff worked me in right away. They were fantastic and understanding.

Jul 28, 2017
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Debbie, MA is very friendly and professional.

Jul 28, 2017
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It's all good!

Jul 27, 2017
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The provider and staff have been professional, helpful, attentive and friendly.

Jul 27, 2017
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always good

Jul 27, 2017
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It is always a pleasure to come into your office. Debbie (RN) is great!

Jul 26, 2017
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Dr. Laura Gaff is the best!

Jul 24, 2017
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Dr. Laura is very good, listens and explains things well, very patient
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