Nora Swinburne, NP

Specialist
My Specialities: Nurse Practitioner, Womens Health, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Complete Women's Health, Sexual Health
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5     150 Ratings     76 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Portland Obstetrics and Gynecology

1130 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 120 Building 3, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-7353

About Me:

Nora is a board certified women’s health nurse practitioner and her clinical interests include adolescent gynecology, family planning, and sexual health. Nora wants to care for women through their lifespans, and believes the best provider-patient relationships are focused on good communication, respect, and honesty. She strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all her patients. Nora loves to backpack, hike, cross-country ski, surf, open water swim, travel, read, and explore Portland’s restaurants. With its endless beauty, the Pacific Northwest quickly became her home and playground.

Education:
Bachelor of Science: University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science: Wesleyan University
Master of Nursing: University of Pennsylvania
Training: Nora Swinburne was born in Rochester, NY and attended Wesleyan University where she majored in biology. After university she taught outdoor education in Seattle, WA; sexual health in Philadelphia, PA; and marine biology in Southern California. Nora attended nursing school at the University of Pennsylvania, and afterwards worked as a registered nurse in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her commitment to accessible women’s health care led her to earn a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology.
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

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5.0 out of 5     150 Ratings     76 Comments

Jun 21, 2018
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Excellent experience. Was treated with kindness and respect. Very satisfy with the staff.

Jun 21, 2018
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Dr. NORA Swinburne, Is always ! Very Kind, Respectful + Professional. I genuinely feel safe, in her care. I would recommend her to my Loved ones. if they where looking for a good provider.

Jun 19, 2018
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I honestly love legacy, I've never had a problem. When I call to make an appointment they get me in right away,they are super nice. When I get to the office I'm greeted and taken care of very well. The doctors are great as well. Thank you Legacy!

Jun 18, 2018
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Nora was very helpful and reassuring. I will definitely be back to see her as my regular provider.

Jun 5, 2018
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this office and staff is awesome every time I go there -

May 16, 2018
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The parking in the Good Samaritan Hospital area is becoming more and more difficult ~ including the garages. If it wasn't for the excellent care I receive from Nora Swinburne, I would look for another clinic to provide care.

May 10, 2018
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Nora is the best. I feel so completely comfortable with her and she makes me feel like I am worth her time. She is so real and realistic and answers any and all my questions like it's no problem.

May 7, 2018
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very organized visit - nice poeople

May 2, 2018
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I APPRECIATED THAT I COULD SEE A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER THE DAY THAT I CALLED INTO THE OFFICE. THE ASSISTANT AND NURSE PRACTITIONER WERE VERY NICE AND HELPFUL. THE OFFICE STAFF WAS ALSO VERY NICE AND CONGENIAL.

Apr 27, 2018
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Nora is a gem!

Apr 16, 2018
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I love this office everyone is fantastic!! Thank you!

Apr 4, 2018
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Love NORA and the office! :)

Mar 26, 2018
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Nora made me feel relaxed and more calm during a very difficult time. I really like her!

Mar 22, 2018
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I was very impressed with Nora S. though I was only there for a routine exam, she considered my over all well being. We talked at length, which cut into her lunch break, but she did not rush or cut the conversation short. She gave me several techniques to use that she felt would be helpful, including non-medication methods. I felt she truly cared about me as her patient and as a person.

Mar 22, 2018
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Nora is THE BEST. I was so happy when my insurance changed back to BCBS so that I could come back to her for care!!

Mar 20, 2018
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I have trusted Dr. Linda Moores's practice & most recently Nora Swinburne with my gynecological heath. They always deliver care at an exemplary level & I feel very comfortable with Nora on a professional & personal basis.

Mar 20, 2018
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The provider I visited was wonderful, and I will definitely return for future care. I wish I could use her for all of my care!

Mar 20, 2018
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Nora is fantastic! If I could give her a score higher than 10 out of 10 I would. She is personable and makes me feel very comfortable during exams. She expresses concern for my overall wellbeing, not just the areas of my life that pertain to gynecology. I hadn't seen her for a few years and the conversation picked up right where we left off. Excellent care!

Mar 5, 2018
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I waited a while in the exam room between the time the assistant brought me to the exam room until the time the provider came in. But over all great experience

Feb 20, 2018
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Nora was very attentive when I spoke. she addressed all of my concerns and was very knowledgeable about my options, which she explained in depth. She is easy to talk to and it really feels like she cares about my well being.

Feb 15, 2018
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Nora is amazing! She made me feel like I was talking to a friend vs. talking to a health care professional. I would recommend her to anyone that needs OB/GYN.

Feb 13, 2018
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Nora is fantastic.

Feb 8, 2018
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I normally see Dr Sang however she was not available in the time favorable to me so Nora was offered as someone who could meet my schedule and I said yes. She exceeded my expectations and would recommend her to anyone. Very competent, warm and courteous. Thank you.

Feb 6, 2018
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Nora was excellent. I came in, having just found out i was nearly 5 months pregnant, and she was great with answering all my questions and provided me with excellent care. My following Legacy visit was at the Emanuel hospital, and i was not impressed at all with the providers there. I will be coming back to the NW location where i was first seen by Nora.

Feb 5, 2018
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my time with Nora is always informative and pleasant. I have high regard for her expertise and care.

Feb 1, 2018
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as a new patient Nora made me feel so welcome and she really made me feel at ease

Jan 30, 2018
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Very friendly receptionist. I'd grade her A+ for good attitude.

Jan 25, 2018
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my experience was very positive. I had a very good visit

Jan 25, 2018
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I'm always grateful for Nora's time and help. She's knowledgeable, experienced and truly listens to my questions and concerns. Her responses and explanations are clear and helpful. Beyond the value I place on her professional help, I think it's important to note that -- as a person -- Nora has made me feel completely comfortable during office visits and welcome to reach out to her via phone or MyHealth message should I have any questions or concerns.

Jan 19, 2018
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Nora Swinburne is an incredible medical professional. I feel comfortable, she takes the time to explain things, and I'm so glad I've found her for my gynecological care.

Jan 19, 2018
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Nora was extremely competent and caring. She was the perfect balance of personable and professional. I felt very well cared for during my procedure.

Jan 15, 2018
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Excellent knowledge and great advice from a skilled NP. I felt very cared for, and that I was receiving accurate and helpful answers to my questions.

Jan 12, 2018
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Always a pleasant and efficient visit - truly appreciated!

Jan 11, 2018
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I love Nora and have recommended her to all the women in my life. She is so relatable and nice and never rushes me or makes me feel silly about my quirks.

Dec 26, 2017
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Very competent and personable provider.

Dec 19, 2017
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Nora made me feel very comfortable and she had such a calm demeanor which made the appointment very enjoyable.

Dec 12, 2017
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Provider was very professional, very up beat, and solved my issue

Dec 12, 2017
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Nora S. is an excellent provider, attentive, friendly, kind and a good listener.

Dec 7, 2017
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I can't tell enough women about Nora and what a great provider she is! I finally found the perfect fit for those dreaded appointments. I don't actually dread them anymore because I know Nora will answer any questions with ease, match my humor while maintains professionalism. I can't thank Nora enough for being a great provider!!

Dec 7, 2017
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Nora was very personable and professional

Nov 30, 2017
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Nora Swinburne was wonderfully warm and made feel comfortable at my appointment. She took her time going over options with me and her knowledge about risks and statistics made me feel confident & secure in her care!

Nov 30, 2017
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I had such a great experience and everyone was so nice.

Nov 30, 2017
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amazing experience!

Nov 29, 2017
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I like having an NP as a primary GYN provider!

Nov 28, 2017
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Excellent service. I got my annual pelvic and breast exams & ht./wt. & BP readings. Plus she gave me info on a women's crew club where they let you use their boats (otherwise prohitive cost for me) and this club is also way less expensive than other local clubs. So I can afford it WHEN I AM BACK IN PHYSICAL CONDITION to row! I had reported that I was finally working out regularly at Curve's (with Medicare paying dues I had also told her last year hoped to "get off the couch" & exercise. So my physical health has already improved in just 2 months. Last notes: my general mental health has just recently improved to very good, from poor prior to getting 2 kittens from humane society.

Nov 28, 2017
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she was very friendly and easy going. I got into the room quickly and didn't have to wait long for her to come in.

Nov 21, 2017
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Everyone at this office is kind and respectful. I've had two wonderful experiences, and plan on continuing to come back!

Nov 20, 2017
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I used sick leave and drove over 1 hour for my appointment. Becaise I'd had so much respect.for the offoce in prior provider history. Then the nurse practioner didn't listen and dismissed me when I said what test was needed. I got home And was.called to come back another time to have the test I tried to discuss. Again I need to use sick leave and drive another hour to come back. I believe this is probably because providers are pushed to see many patients in short amount of time. And don't have time to read a chart before entering the room.

Nov 15, 2017
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This office is the best! Nora and her staff are always ahead of schedule, friendly and very helpful!

Nov 15, 2017
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everyone there is completely hospitable and welcoming

Nov 9, 2017
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Nora is fabulous - very personable and so easy to talk with. She makes me at ease and I trust her completely.

Nov 9, 2017
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Nora was wonderful! So friendly and professional, excellent at her job!

Nov 7, 2017
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Nora Swinburne was personable, professional, and provided a wealth of information in an easily comprehended manner. Overall, the visit was efficient and all staff were friendly and helpful.

Nov 7, 2017
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Nora is awesome. It was a routine check but am experiencing a extreme personal work and stressed situation, she was able to provide excellent recommendations to immediately help and conduct the exam and visit in a respectful manner that allowed me to keep it together and not break down. Always look forward to seeing her.

Nov 7, 2017
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Nora is great at listening and explaining information. She made me feel relaxed and comfortable but was also very professional.

Oct 31, 2017
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Nora was awesome. A great listener and she let me ask lots of questions. She made sure I understood what she explained to me.

Oct 23, 2017
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When I made the appointment I would have liked to know that the cost of seeing my doctor was the same as the cost of seeing a nurse practitioner (I pay out of pocket). I have to travel to PDX for my annual exam, so I can work around the doctor's schedule.

Oct 19, 2017
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Nora listens very well. I appreciate that so much. I can discuss my sensitive health care issues with her without feeling embarrassed - no matter how strange the questions. I appreciate her care very, very much.

Oct 16, 2017
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Nora addressed my health concerns in a valid & knowledgeable way. She also was able to place my IUD same day- even though that was not the original intent of my visit. She's awesome!

Oct 16, 2017
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great practitioner, great service

Oct 12, 2017
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I visit Nora for yearly exam as a gynecologist, this visit was for a concern I had, addl test was ordered.Nora isn't my regular doctor...Always very timely, informative & professional as the office staff is as well...

Oct 10, 2017
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Nora was very welcoming and helpful during my visit. I had seen this provider once before and have been pleased with her care both times.

Oct 5, 2017
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Nora is professional, welcoming and respectful. I'm thankful to have her on my care team!

Oct 2, 2017
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My experience with Nora was very good. She ordered labs, which is when my experience took a turn for the worse. I went to the third floor and waited in line to check myself in on the kiosk, the waiting area was packed. It estimated a 45 minute wait and I was ultimately there for an hour for a blood draw that took about 90 seconds. There has got to be a better approach to thru put. Or perhaps the OB clinic could offer to do the draws instead.

Sep 27, 2017
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Nora was perfect ---very knowledgable, reassuring, -- and helpful!

Sep 26, 2017
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My husband and I absolutely loved Nora. She was very well educated and easy going. I was happy I got to meet her!

Sep 25, 2017
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Very nice, knowledgeable & comfortable.

Sep 20, 2017
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I had the best experience. I'm just disappointed she isn't my primary care provider

Sep 20, 2017
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wonderful practice and provider; i'm so grateful to have them as regular and prenatal care providers.

Sep 15, 2017
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I always enjoy my visits with Nora. SHe is friendly, approachable, and a good problem-solver.

Aug 28, 2017
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Nora is a fantastic provider. She is informative, helpful and gracious. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a provider.

Aug 22, 2017
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Nora is very thorough & listens very well. She thinks hard about answers & provides additional information. She needed to perform a difficult procedure & explained well & checked on me often. Jess, the MA, was also excellent. This office is wonderful! I feel my care is exceptional & I have told friends & family.

Aug 18, 2017
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Nora was professional, helpful, kind, and patient. She answered all of my questions and did her best to replace my IUD as easily and painlessly as possible. She picked up on my mood and cracked jokes while still being professional. She even sent a kind note to my home afterwards about my visit, which I thought was very sweet and thoughtful. Nora deserves the highest praise and acknowledgement for the great work she and everyone at Portland OB/GYN are doing!

Aug 17, 2017
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I felt extremely well and confident during my appointment with Dr. Nora S. She was respectful, very professional and nice. I felt welcomed and warm at Legacy. Thank you very much.

Aug 7, 2017
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I have confidence in Nora's counsel

Aug 3, 2017
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Nora was fantastic, really easy to talk to and knowledgable about current research.
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