Sawyer_Gillespie

Sawyer Gillespie, MD

Specialist
My Specialities: Cardiology—Electrophysiology, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained
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Gender: Male

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5     100 Ratings     56 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Cardiology

Medical Office Building 2 501 N. Graham St, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-7162

Legacy Medical Group-Cardiology

Medical Office Building 2, Suite 660 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-7162
Year I Started Practice: 2004
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

Legacy wants every patient to have great care, every time. To help measure and improve patient satisfaction, we send surveys to randomly selected patients after their appointments. We use this feedback from the surveys to improve and enhance the care we offer. It works like this: Real patients give us feedback through Press Ganey, a patient satisfaction survey company. They verify and confirm the results. National Research Corporation, an independent company, provides the technology to show the ratings and comments on our website
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4.9 out of 5     100 Ratings     56 Comments

Jun 19, 2018
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Dr Gillespie continues to perform at a very high level each and every visit I have with him. He looks and understands my history, clearly explains options in place to consider and guides me down a path that is the best way to move forward. Exceptional Doctor. Exceptional manner and very high level of knowledge. I feel most fortunate he is my Doctor!

Jun 13, 2018
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This Dr just took over my case, Dr Putz left this practice. I think he did a remarkable job considering we just met. I felt very comfortable talking to him and I feel he listened and responded as best he could.

Jun 6, 2018
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First meeting. Very pleased. Will return.

Jun 5, 2018
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Erin, RN was very helpful & informative & kind.

May 29, 2018
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[details deleted to protect privacy] Overall, I am very pleased with my experience with the Legacy Cardiology Clinic at Emanuel and its staff.

May 23, 2018
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Legacy Cardiology Group is an excellent office. I see both Dr Gillespie and Dr Reddy. they are both excellent doctors.

May 18, 2018
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i like my dr. he is the best and i thank him.

May 16, 2018
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Since I have been a patient in the Legacy Emmanuel system, the care I have received has been excellent. Currently the provider I am seeing has been very knowledgeable and helpful in determining if I need an [details deleted to protect privacy]. Thank You

May 15, 2018
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Dr. Gillespie was excellent. He answered all of my questions and provided me with all the information needed as I prepare for my ablation procedure. The Dr. spent at least an hour with me which was very much appreciated.

May 4, 2018
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i came to Emanuel to get a cardioversion and possibly a TEE. After a review of my condition, Dr. Gillespie determined i did not need a TEE. The cardioversion went smoothly. the nursing care on the 4th floor CVU were excellent. i was discharged home on the same day, and returned to work the next day.

May 4, 2018
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Dr. Gillespie is a very caring, truthful person.

May 2, 2018
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No comment - Dr. Gillespie is a great doctor!

May 2, 2018
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Good experience all around.

May 1, 2018
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Good.

Mar 6, 2018
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The Nurses and medical assistants were especially helpful

Feb 14, 2018
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visit was to establish care from this provider. He is very knowledgeable and knew my history. I feel confident that he will take care of my medical needs. Very easy to interact with. thanks ,

Feb 13, 2018
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Feb 5, 2018
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Dr. Gillespie was extremely knowledgeable, patient, kind, and considerate. I would truly find it a pleasure to send anyone in my family to him. I can't thank him enough for the time he spent with my husband and myself so that we could make a well informed, safe and medically based decision on how to proceed from this point. He is absolutely one of the best doctors I have had the pleasure of working with!

Jan 31, 2018
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Dr. Gillespie is an excellent provider and I'm very glad I have him.

Jan 26, 2018
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I actually was seeing Dr. Jhooty and he decided I needed a procedure from Dr, Gillespie; they fit me in to see Dr. Gillespie right away and I felt very cared for with my present condition. They made me feel confident to be in their care. Thank you!

Jan 15, 2018
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Dr. Gillespie listened carefully, asked good questions, answered by concerns, suggested a return visit in 4 months. I feel he is very much "on top of his game" and that I am in good hands with his care.

Jan 12, 2018
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Dr. Sawyer Gillespie saved my life by inserting a pacemaker on "very short notice" - he gave me new life and new hope. He is kind, knowledgeable, and compassionate but is a great listener. I praise him!

Jan 3, 2018
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This Doctor is one of the best heart doctors I have ever meet. He is great at explaining all of the procedures he had done and all of his medicines that he needs to take. I am so glad that we have found this Dr. thank u

Dec 8, 2017
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Very good.

Nov 29, 2017
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All good. Happy with Legacy.

Nov 8, 2017
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it was a good experience

Nov 6, 2017
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Everyone very informative regarding my Health and Cardiac issues related to Pacemaker

Nov 1, 2017
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The entire team in the cardiology department worked exceptionally well together. It is always a pleasure visiting that office

Oct 27, 2017
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I found the entire staff as well as Dr. Gillespie to be caring and efficient in their work and their treatment of me. I am impressed with the quality of care I received.

Oct 27, 2017
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It took three weeks to schedule a treadmill cardiac stress test, when it was supposed to only take a few days. It was very hard to get answers from the receptionists when I called multiple times a week to schedule the test. Everyone I spoke to said something different about the status of my test order. I had to call two times in one day to finally get someone to figure out what was going on with scheduling the stress test. When I had my follow up appointment, I waited for almost an hour in the exam room to be seen by a doctor. The nurses were looking for him and no one gave me any updates about when I might be seen by the doctor. I was told if they did not hear a return page in the next ten minutes, I could go home and they would reschedule my appointment.

Oct 25, 2017
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awesome

Oct 20, 2017
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Wonderful Doctor!!!

Oct 18, 2017
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I was so surprised how patient he was with all my questions and how helpful he was sorting out my options. He never talked down to me as most specialist tend to do. He makes you feel like your health really matters to him and your more then a number. I really like and trust DR. Gillespie

Oct 11, 2017
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I only seen this dr. once, I think I will see him again in six months, in a couple of month I will get another CRT-D.

Oct 6, 2017
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Appreciate Dr. Gillespie's complete description of my cardiac system and what could be happening to cause a CVA.

Oct 6, 2017
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I'm very pleased with the care I receive from Dr. Gillespie.

Oct 2, 2017
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Just concerned about having another ablation 6 months after the first one. How did the heart beats jump out of rhythm so soon.

Oct 2, 2017
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Front office receptionist not helpful or friendly (float person). Medical staff excellent and Dr Gillespie was excellent, caring and knowledgeable.

Sep 29, 2017
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They were great.

Sep 27, 2017
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Good visit with a lot to talk about and ground to cover. I appreciated the fact that Dr. Gillespie is very open to my having a cell phone there, on speaker phone, so that my daughter in Maine could be an occasional part of the conversation, as she is a knowledgeable health care person and very helpful to me. My heart condition is fairly new to me, so I do not always understand the concepts Dr. G is talking about, but he is patient in explaining. He was very helpful in recommending that I take part in the Legacy Cardio health program at Good Samaritain Hospital, which I have being doing enthusiastically and with ongoing good results. Dr. G. is a smart, well-trained doctor with good patient skills, I feel, and I am happy to have ended up in his care.

Sep 25, 2017
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I had to wait a little bit to see Dr. Gillespie, but was totally worth it. One of the few doctors i have worked with that actually listened and, as a result of his advice, made me actually feel better. Really appreciate him.

Sep 22, 2017
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Every one was great to me.

Sep 1, 2017
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Dr. Gillespie is one of my favorite doctors. He's professional, informative and makes a great effort to take the best of care of me. I can't say enough about how lucky I was to get him as a doctor, and about this office in general. As for this survey, this is the second time I have filled this out, the first time was within a week of the visit. You probably need to check your algorithm about sending out patient surveys.

Sep 1, 2017
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Excellent doctor & staff!

Aug 30, 2017
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excellent doctor and great nursing!!!!!

Aug 28, 2017
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Dr. Gillespie spent a very long time with me discussing a medical condition that is not life-threatening but has been affecting the quality of my life. I really appreciate the time he spent with me.

Aug 28, 2017
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As I am "elderly," I find it frustrating, wading through the telephone procedure to actually connect this particular office (go through the hosp. system).

Aug 23, 2017
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Dr. Gillespie is (not) my health care provider. He is a cardiologist I saw about "AFib" condition and what options I have since three (3) cardioversions failed.

Aug 14, 2017
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The service was first class and I was in fact surprised how much time the doctor spent with me answering questions and explaining things. I did not feel rushed at all.

Aug 11, 2017
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My appointment time was at 3:00 p.m. I believe, I was there before my schedule time. I sat in my examining room 50 minutes no one said anything to me why doctor was so late - when he did come in it was 3:50 only ten minutes left to see me, so I told him, I was leaving and I did. He stated I had to read your chart, there was so munch in it and that's why I'm late. I said you had two weeks before my appointment to read my chart. He still tried to talk about why I was there, but I kept saying no. So he left. I felt he or the nurses had enough respect to come and let me know what was going on (why he was so late).

Aug 9, 2017
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Dr. Gillespie was very thorough. I was in the exam room with him for over 90 minutes. He tends to be a little long winded with his explanations.

Aug 9, 2017
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I have a complicated cardiac electrophysiologic condition. So the answers to the questions are very broad but also very detailed. Dr. Gillespie did a great job though one could never say that questions were answered in simple terms. That is, the questionnaire simply doesn't fit my situation. AND, Dr. Gillespie did a great job.

Aug 4, 2017
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Excellent experience.

Jul 28, 2017
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The receptionist requested I fill out a health questionnaire prior to seeing the specialist. I refused, on the grounds that my health information is already a matter of record and I also filled out a similar document on my "MyHealth" account. Such duplication is unnecessary and should be eliminated. The only other issue I had was, I waited an excessive amount of time to see the specialist. I understand if the specialist is delayed with other patients, but in the interest of integrity, I should be informed if my wait time is to be longer than normal. It shows disrespect to the patient, my time is as valuable as the specialist's. I will give Dr Gillespie the highest praise for his attention to detail and his most thorough explanation of my condition. He spent an incredible amount of time with me that I truly did not expect. Kudos to him.

Jul 26, 2017
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My only complaint is that I had to wait over an hour to see the doctor.

Jul 24, 2017
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Visit felt very at good about.
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