Heather Dryden, MD

Primary Care
My Specialties: Internal 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    169 Ratings    95 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-St. Helens

500 N. Columbia River Highway, Suite 6
St. Helens, OR 97051
503-397-0471

About Me:

Heather Dryden, M.D. is a board certified Internal Medicine physician with Legacy Medical Group-St. Helens. She received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She went on to complete internal medicine internship and residency at Legacy Emanuel. Dr. Dryden emphasizes primary care and wellness for adults of all ages, women's health care and the care of adults with complex medical conditions. Dr. Dryden enjoys living in the beautiful Saint Helens area with her family. In her personal time she can be found in her garden, cooking or travelling.

Education:
Residency: Legacy Emanuel
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Year I Started Practice: 2011
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

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4.9 out of 5     169 Ratings     95 Comments

Sep 27, 2018
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I would rate Dr Dryden a 10+

Sep 26, 2018
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Staff was friendly. I like Dr. Dryden very much. She is personable, listens well, doesn't rush through my exam and thoroughly explains whatever is being discussed.

Sep 24, 2018
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dr. Dryden is the best primary care physician that I have ever had

Sep 19, 2018
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visit went well.

Sep 12, 2018
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Dr Dryden is an excellent doctor. She shows compation and cares about her patient.

Sep 6, 2018
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Dr Dryden is definitely the best drI have ever had.

Aug 20, 2018
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I was completely satisfied with the care and advice given by Doctor Dryden. She is an excellent physician and an excellent communicator.

Aug 16, 2018
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This was my first visit with, Dr. Dryden. I was very pleased.

Aug 15, 2018
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Really enjoyed meeting the doctor she was very attentive and friendly did not have any wait either before my appointment or while I was in the exam room

Aug 15, 2018
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Dr. Dryden takes the time to listen to my concerns and talk through treatment options. I never feel rushed or like my questions are minimized. I really am glad she is my Doctor.

Jul 30, 2018
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I love my Doctor!

Jul 30, 2018
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Dr. Dryden explain things well. She reminds but does not nag. I am very satisfied with Dr. Dryden as my new doctor.

Jul 27, 2018
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EXCELLENT

Jul 20, 2018
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this visit was for getting & meeting my new primary physician, good results

Jul 18, 2018
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all very good.

Jul 13, 2018
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We discussed future test and procedure that I have to have before surgery

Jul 12, 2018
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I went in for a medication review and took increase my dosage. The provider took extra time & attention to review my history and to make sure I was not having other issues.

Jul 11, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Dryden was very good.

Jul 9, 2018
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Dr. Dryden is the very best. Highly professional and very personable. I am very lucky to have her as my doc.

Jun 28, 2018
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My experience was good. No problems at all.

Jun 20, 2018
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First time seeing current provider.

Jun 14, 2018
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this is my first visit dr Dryden is a brand new provider for me I think she is going to do very well.

Jun 13, 2018
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I have had a very helpful Doctor. She understands me so well. I have never had a Bad appt with Legacy. Thank you for your service.

Jun 4, 2018
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DR DRYDEN IS THE BEST DR I HAVE EVER HAD.SHE IS A EXCELLENT LISTENER,EXPLAINS EVERYTHING IN A WAY I CANTOTALLY UNDERSTAND.

Jun 1, 2018
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I am always happy with the staff and my doctor.

May 30, 2018
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very efficient.

May 24, 2018
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Nice to have a provider that actually listens to you.

May 21, 2018
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My dr. of many years just retired. I sought out a dr. that wasn't in the city of Portland. I believe Dr. Dryden is a very good doctor, I am just not sure if we "click." Obviously my perception!

May 18, 2018
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Very professional doctor & staff.

May 17, 2018
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everyone was (Are) always Very Nice and Very Helpful! Thank You All For Great Service And Professionalism!

May 16, 2018
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I had questions to ask from another provider. No chance to ask. Having problems: didn't listen to heart or look in ears. Pertinent to my visit. Gets more aggressive if you challenge what she says.

May 16, 2018
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great customer service & very knowledgeable Dr

May 4, 2018
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I think 5 more minutes with her would have been a perfect time, she seemed in a slight hurry. But we did cover everything we needed too. Just felt a bit rushed.

May 3, 2018
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ALWAYS HAVE HAD GOOD EXPERIENCES GOING HERE AND A GREAT DOCTOR THAT TAKES HER TIME WITH YOU. AND REFFERS YOU IF YOU NEED TO SEE A SPECIALIST.

May 2, 2018
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I had several issues and Dr. Dryden addresses all of them. She never hurries and answers any questions I may have.

Apr 30, 2018
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I said "never." No one contacted me; however, I am able to see my results on my account of their web page so there is no need for someone to contact me.

Apr 30, 2018
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Dr. Dryden is always professional and is very personable. She always answers all of my questions. I am very satisfied with her care of me.

Apr 30, 2018
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first visit with my new doctor as I am transferring care. Dr. Dryden is great.

Apr 27, 2018
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My visit was very helpful and understanding me problem

Apr 26, 2018
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recently transferred to this clinic. I am very happy I have done so; the service and caring of all staff is excellent.

Apr 25, 2018
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This visit was an initial consultation. Dr Dryden was a great listener, very professional and thorough when reviewing my lengthy health history.

Apr 18, 2018
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This was a new patient visit so some of your questions (ie, prescription drugs) did not apply. Dr. Dryden did talk to me about the medications I am on, so I put down "Always.'

Apr 16, 2018
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every thing was good

Apr 13, 2018
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great doctor really personable

Apr 6, 2018
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Excellent doctor and facility.

Apr 4, 2018
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This was the first visit to meet Dr. Dryden. I am changing providers.

Mar 15, 2018
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Dr. Dryden spent a lot of time with me. She is a great Dr.

Mar 14, 2018
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I felt like all the people were friendly.

Mar 12, 2018
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I love my doctor.shes very patient and kind.

Mar 12, 2018
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.sinceitwas adollowupafterhospitalvisit, it was robe sureI was doingokay.

Mar 5, 2018
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We saw that there was no cleaning in exam between patients and while visiting the restroom there was no hazardous materials containers for needles in the restroom. Receptionist was not eager to go beyond her routine, nor giving paperwork that was mentioned in the paperwork that we received.

Mar 2, 2018
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Efficient staff. Good provider.

Mar 2, 2018
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I love this doctor, her team, the whole Legacy office I go to, and an Legacy urgent care I have gone to. they are the best!

Feb 28, 2018
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This visit was a new patient visit.

Feb 28, 2018
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always had great care and follow up with Dr. Dryden.

Feb 21, 2018
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Dr. Dryden was helpful and pleasant. She helped me to resolve a health question. I have always had exemplary help from her.

Feb 21, 2018
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I had a couple of health issues that were discussed. And we went over my Rx's and what I'm to do to refill these Rx's. (I'm new from Kaiser Perm.)

Feb 19, 2018
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Dr. Dayden is wonderful & I'm thankful she is my doctor. Also during the month of March with this nasty virus, I saw 2 male doctors who were also very nice & caring. Your St. Helen Clinic is a very good clinic.

Feb 5, 2018
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prompt, courteous, handicap accesible.

Jan 31, 2018
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I was treated with care

Jan 31, 2018
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Dr. Dryden is a warm, caring, and thorough physician who addresses all of my medical needs and communicates well with me.

Jan 31, 2018
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if you you are not a patient of this Clinic it's almost impossible to get an emergency appointment to see a doctor there they make you go next door to urgent care

Jan 29, 2018
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I really appreciate Dr Dryden. She's a good listener and is so pleasant to be around.

Jan 24, 2018
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This was my first meeting with Dr. Dryden and I was very impressed. I'm glad I found her to be my primary care physician.

Jan 19, 2018
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Dr. Dryden is very knowledgable, and carefully answered our questions and concerns in lawman' terms. My appointment was definitely time well spent.

Jan 19, 2018
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Sr. Dryden was very thorough and personable. She is a new Dr. for me. I like her very much . the staff that checked me in was thorough and very helpful as well as professional.

Jan 18, 2018
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I felt she spent a lot of time with me.

Jan 17, 2018
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Altogether good.

Jan 17, 2018
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want to see my doc when have an urgent medical issue

Jan 17, 2018
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Very good from all members of the staff. Dr. Dryden is an exceptional physician. I would never want to see another physician. If I had the choice to have an appointment the same day but a different physician than Dr. Dryden or I had to wait a week to see Dr. Dryden, I would wait the week to see Dr. Dryden. I totally trust her with all of my health issues. She is the perfect physician for me.

Jan 15, 2018
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GOOD

Jan 12, 2018
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she is an ok provider.

Jan 10, 2018
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Dr Dryden is always very kind and concerned for my health my feelings and very professional. I never have a problem with her she is a great Doctor. I have seen some at this Legacy office that I feel need some bed side manner and empathy.

Jan 5, 2018
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good experience

Dec 21, 2017
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As a female with minor issues I felt very comfortable with Dr. Dryden helping me sort out my issues. She's sweet, assertive sensitive to my needs, understanding & doesn't make me feel stupid as some have made me feel!

Dec 18, 2017
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Dr Dryden is amazing!!!!

Dec 18, 2017
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Our long term doctor is retiring so we needed to find a new doctor. My wife and I both saw Dr. Dryden for our first visit. We were both very impressed with her. She is obviously very smart. She listens well and gives good feedback. We did not feel rushed. We are pleased and look forward to have her be our primary doctor.

Dec 13, 2017
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keep up the good work

Dec 6, 2017
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I look forward to seeing Dr. Dryden again, she was courteous, professional, and helpful.

Dec 4, 2017
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I really appreciate Dr. Dryden's ability to listen and co-author a wellness plan for my health. Thank you Dr. Dryden!

Nov 30, 2017
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I thought my appointment went excellent! I was treated with respect - courtesy - and a cheerful greeting! All went really well! Thank you.

Nov 29, 2017
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I get good care from Dr Dryden

Nov 22, 2017
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My visit with Dr. Dryden was very good.

Nov 16, 2017
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I do NOT LIKE the fact that she is only available in the mornings.

Nov 16, 2017
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Very good!

Nov 13, 2017
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I absolutely love the staff at my doctors office.

Nov 10, 2017
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I like my doctor. she is thorough and listens and cares. I feel confident in her and trust her.

Nov 8, 2017
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Dr. Dryden is very good about listening to my concerns and giving me helpful advice. She is aware of previous conditions due to being an ongoing patient of hers, and takes those into consideration when discussing mine and her concerns of my overall health.

Nov 6, 2017
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Dr. Heather Dryden has excellent bedside manner, listens to my concerns and is very informative. Staff is friendly and efficient.

Nov 3, 2017
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initially I was told I couldn't be seen on this day, for the second time this month. I went to urgent care earlier in the month.

Nov 2, 2017
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The visit was for a routine diabetes check...Dr. Dryden asked about any other concerns, and when I voiced them the check went well beyond what I expected--and I mean that in a good way. She listened to me...talked about some possibilities, ordered an EKG which was done in the office that same visit, a more in-depth blood scan done that same day, and an echo cardiogram which was just done today. I felt she has my best interest foremost, and is pursuing an active course in resolving my health issues.

Nov 1, 2017
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Some questions could not be answered because I am a new patient for this clinic. All my files have not yet been transferred. Dr. Dryden was excellent in all areas. I feel very good having her as my new PCP. Thank you

Nov 1, 2017
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one of the office ladies were very hard to understand when I told her that I didn't u Der stand a word she said she rolled her eyes and repeated what I guess was what she told me the first time.

Oct 27, 2017
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All my experience with Dr. Dryden were truly great.

Oct 26, 2017
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I am pleased with Dr. Dryden's care for my health concern. I appreciate Legacy Clinic in St. Helens very much.
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