Nathalie van Havre, MD

Primary Care
My Specialties: Internal Medicine, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained
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Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

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4.9 out of 5     300 Ratings     163 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Northwest

1130 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 220
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-8988

About Me:

After growing up in France, Nathalie moved to Canada to begin her education. After finishing her training, she lived in Saipan and gained experience as an internist. She moved to New Zealand to teach at the University of Otago School of Medicine. She obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a highly regarded qualification with extended and rigorous training. She designed a clinical trial investigating the effect of selenium deficiency on coronary artery disease in the context of gene-environment interaction. She moved to Australia and implemented a diabetic clinic at Ipswich Hospital. She became the Director of Physician Education and the Director of Internal Medicine at Mater Hospital, a major university hospital. There she implemented an innovative perioperative medicine service that became recognized Australia-wide for its excellent clinical outcomes. She obtained a competitive Australian federal grant to develop a successful telemedicine program.

Education:
Fellowship: Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Residency: University of Montreal
Chief Residency: Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montreal
Medical School: University of Montreal
Masters of Science: Universite Laval
Bachelor of Science: Universite Laval
Year I Started Practice: 1997
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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4.9 out of 5     300 Ratings     163 Comments

Aug 24, 2018
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First meeting with new doctor; positive experience.

Aug 20, 2018
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My doctor visit was very informative. She took the time to answer my questions and explain what her health plans were both of us. She calmed my fears about my high blood pressure.

Aug 20, 2018
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Very comfortable on my first visit.

Aug 17, 2018
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I brought my Mom as a new patient to establish a PCP for her. My Mom is beginning to signs of early dementia. Dr Van Havre was very patient with her, asked lots of questions to try to determine my Mom's cognitive abilities and suggested blood work and an MRI in such a way that my Mom remained calm throughout the exam. Dr Van Havre was awesome, I am delighted that she is part of my Mom's health care team.

Aug 15, 2018
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Dr.Van Havre was wonderful. I was very ill with respiratory illness. She helped me get on top of my illness & turn it around. She was very kind, thorough, & gave me great care. I have complex chronic illness, it was obvious that she had read my history & was knowledgeable about my care. Thankful for her care.

Aug 15, 2018
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First visit with Dr. Havre and I was very happy with her knowledge and professionalism.

Aug 13, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is always polite and helpful when I have questions. She does a great job explaining blood work results and has really helped set me on a path to be a much healthier person.

Aug 10, 2018
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first time visit as previous md retired . Dr VH was amazingly warm and patient !

Aug 9, 2018
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I like Dr. Van Havre and feel that she has my good health as a priority. Sometimes we don't agree about a particular treatment, but she does listen to what I have to say and answers all of my questions. I don't view her disagreement with me as a shortcoming - just the opposite. She's very competent and thorough, so I'm happy to have her helping me.

Aug 9, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre was very attentive and listened to all my questions and concerns and responded to all my needs. My one disappointment with this visit was with the incomplete transfer of my pre-merger medical records from Westside Internal Medicine to Legacy Medical Group. I spent a lot of time and had several correspondences (phone, email, hard copy mailed requests, etc...) with both Providence and Legacy to ensure the records would be transferred for this appointment and the pre-merger records were still not transferred correctly due, apparently, to an incompatibility between the systems (EPIC vs some other system). The merger was two years ago so I am very disappointed that this continues to create a problem. Even so, Dr. Van Havre did an excellent job working around the issue.

Jul 30, 2018
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This was my first visit with Dr. Van Havre, after spending years with Dr. Zeller. I knew it would be a different experience, and I understand that it will take time for Dr. Van Havre and I to build a similar doctor-patient relationship. I had expected a more thorough evaluation for a first visit; however, it was clear that Dr. Van Havre had reviewed my records and some suggestions to make going forward. Time will tell, and I'm open to seeing where this new relationship will go. Thank you.

Jul 27, 2018
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[details deleted to protect privacy] We feel so very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. van Havre by a friend. She is an amazing Dr. who definitely understands [details deleted to protect privacy].

Jul 25, 2018
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Very good experience and felt that Dr. Van Havre was most thorough.

Jul 25, 2018
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my first visit, just moved here from [location deleted] and practice that cared for me for [age deleted] years. Dr van Harve and her team helped me on my first visit to feel welcome and at home. very pleased!

Jul 23, 2018
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as always Dr. VanHavre listened to and treated my malady

Jul 23, 2018
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This was just a annual checkup with no issues. Dr. Nathalie Van Havre is terrific, & very easy to chat with about health.

Jul 23, 2018
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I have a great doctor and have referred other clients to her. they also like her.. My visit was perfect.

Jul 20, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is a very good provider; she listens to me but is also good at not jumping to "out there" conclusions about what may or may not be wrong with me. Overall the visit was good and helpful for me to know that my problem was not as serious as it could have been. It was a little concerning that the reception staff did not seem to know exactly how to process my insurance at first, but overall this wasn't a big deal.

Jul 20, 2018
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all went well and according to plan.

Jul 16, 2018
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Dr. Nathalie Van Havre is an excellent addition to the medical staff. Do what you can to appreciate her professionalism and sincere care for patients. Thank you. (My grandfather & father were docs, with the grandfather as founder of Meridian Park Hospital. I worked for both docs, and have been around the block a few times with personal medical conditions. So my praise for Dr. Van Havre comes with experience).

Jul 16, 2018
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my experiences were excellent

Jul 16, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre has been very helpful in reorganizing Ned's for me for the fewest side effects.

Jul 3, 2018
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I appreciate Dr. Van Havre's willingness to explain my screening results including a diagram to help me understand my condition.

Jul 2, 2018
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[details deleted to protect privacy] Dr. Van Havre is the best I have ever had. I have had many from Westside Internal Medicine as they left or retired, we were passed along until we finally chose Dr. Van Havre. You at Legacy are lucky to have HER!!

Jun 28, 2018
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I was very happy to have online access to my lab results, along with Dr. Van Havre's comment. Turnaround time for labs was excellent. Great overall impression for a first-time Legacy Medical Group patient.

Jun 27, 2018
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I am in pain and have an upcoming deep bone biopsy of a lesion ordered thru rehab. They suggested I get necessary meds for pain and anxiety thru my PCP. I went to this Dr to establish a PCP. She would not prescribe pain meds and reluctantly wrote a script for 1/2 my anxiety meds and spent too much time giving me a lecture about addiction (which I have absolutely no problem with and have had multiple surgeries and dental work where I have safely taken meds). I left embarrassed with the impression that the Dr did not appreciate my pain and anxiety. I am now not only anxious about the findings of the biopsy but also the possibility that my pain and anxiety will not be managed.

Jun 22, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is always prepared for my visit with knowledge of my medical history, pays attention to my concerns and explains any recommendations she makes so that I can understand them.

Jun 22, 2018
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This was my first visit with Dr. Van Havre. she was very thorough. She listen to my concerns and addressed them. She was also very friendly.

Jun 21, 2018
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Good

Jun 20, 2018
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This was my first visit with this doctor. It looks like we will get along very well. The office and clerks were as wonderful as ever.

Jun 20, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is very personable, engaging and informative, making an office visit a pleasure. Thank you!

Jun 18, 2018
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This provider is an excellent Dr. as far as I'm concerned. She's been around different continents, countries, cultures and has a wide perspective. this is an important quality/perspective many doctors don't have in the US.

Jun 15, 2018
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I am new to Oregon. This was my first visit with Dr van Havre.

Jun 13, 2018
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The provider was courteous and very professional. The only downside of the visit was that I had to wait 45 minutes for a blood test.

Jun 8, 2018
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I really like this doctor!

Jun 6, 2018
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very nice visit

Jun 6, 2018
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Excellent healthcare experience.

Jun 5, 2018
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very satisfied

Jun 4, 2018
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good visit, my pcp is out on maternity leave

Jun 1, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is thorough and professional and personable.

Jun 1, 2018
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Provider would have been fine if I wasn't following up on a long term problem. She had no knowledge of (not my normal provider). I felt like she didn't listen to my concerns about a lot of ideas she had for my treatment.

May 31, 2018
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This was my first visit with Dr. Van Havre - I've just moved to Portland. I was very favorably impressed.

May 30, 2018
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Once again I had a very good experience with my physician/Legacy Medical Group!

May 30, 2018
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This was a first visit with Dr. Van Havre and a first visit to Legacy. I was really impressed, honestly. I knew Dr. Van Havre would be great because she was highly recommended to me. I was surprised to find the office staff so nice, warm and helpful. Basically, I had to change doctors because of an insurance change. Loved my old doctor. Expected to be a little disappointed. Instead, Legacy turns out to be great. Thank you.

May 30, 2018
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on time

May 29, 2018
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Very good experience !

May 24, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre was very friendly and approachable. She was kind and listened to me as I explained my health and asked questions, but was also good at being direct and to the point about ways to improve my health with examples from recent studies to back up her suggestions. I felt I was in very good care, and I appreciated her prompt follow up emails on my MyHealth account to give me advice based on my blood work results. I would highly recommend her to other people seeking a primary caregiver.

May 23, 2018
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Straight shooter and pleasant also very bright

May 23, 2018
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Appreciated Dr Van Havre seeing me on short notice. She was very professional and asked the right questions and made decisions to help me get results.

May 22, 2018
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I am fond of Dr. Van Havre, who always gives me excellent care.

May 21, 2018
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During my long life, I've only experienced the depth of intuition and care one other time. She's definitely interested in her patients, and has an amazing curative presence.

May 21, 2018
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Both the assistant and Dr. Van Havre were gracious, friendly, and professional. They did not waste time nor did they act as if in a hurry to complete appointment.

May 18, 2018
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My visit was good. All staff very helpful and I felt Dr. Van Havre listened and explained things well. Unfortunately, my lab experience (which, I know, does not reflect on Dr. Van Havre's office) was less than satisfactory. The wait time was unacceptable and the staff were grumbling about the supervisor not helping.

May 3, 2018
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love this doctor!! she listens to me with respect and understanding

May 2, 2018
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Great experience...referral to next appointment and scheduled procedure.

May 1, 2018
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Since Dr. E_____ is retiring, this was an opportunity to meet Dr. Van Havre. I wanted to meet her and to have her review my meds.

Apr 30, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre gave very thoughtful practical advice with a view to long term health.

Apr 30, 2018
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Happy to be under the care of Dr. Van Havre - she explained how to get more Calcium.

Apr 27, 2018
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Generally a fine visit - Dr. Van Havre seems to be a good and caring physician. The one recommendation I would make is to require scheduling staff to specifically ask patients whether they are calling for a 20 m versus 40 m appointment (as these seem to be the two options). I have a number of symptoms of concern but was advised we could only focus on one, as I had booked a "20 minute" visit. This would have been okay if anyone had mentioned this when I scheduled the visit, but it was not. This is quite frustrating in the moment. Highly recommend making this a standard, transparent option to patients at the time they call for an appointment. Thank you.

Apr 24, 2018
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it is always a good experience.

Apr 24, 2018
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it was very quit was very efficient

Apr 24, 2018
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she is the best md I have ever had !! and I am talking [age deleted] yrs plus

Apr 23, 2018
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This was my first visit with dr. van havre. She was much more informative than my previous pcp. Appreciated her insights and explanations. I went away knowing what i needed to do and felt very good about it.

Apr 23, 2018
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Excellent experience.. Really feel that m y Dr. is concerned about me and my health, and that I am not just a number....

Apr 5, 2018
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FYI: The purpose of this appointment was to meet Dr. Van Havre to consider as my new Primary Care Dr. Originally from Portland, I have been living and working in [location and date deleted to protect privacy].

Apr 3, 2018
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This was my 1st visit with the doctor. Dr. Van Havre posted my blood test results on My Health Legacy within a few days of my visit. All were normal, except my cholesterol, but because I'm very active, no medication is required. I'm happy!!

Mar 30, 2018
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Only saw this physician since my regular one was on maternity leave. Visit was only to renew prescription although another health concern was brought up. When making the appt I was told I was given extra time to discuss this health concern, but when seeing the physician she said she wasn't given that time. While I understand that the office is short-handed, she really sailed through the appt and didn't want to spend time to discuss anything else.

Mar 23, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre was extremely caring and compassionate to new symptoms that have emerged over the course of a couple of months and I was quite glad to attain her as a PCP.

Mar 23, 2018
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Excellent care.

Mar 23, 2018
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this was my first visit to establish care - she did order some tests etc but just learning now about follow-up. excellent so far!

Mar 16, 2018
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She was very helpful. This visit was regarding a new outbreak of shingles and she recommended a direction of treatment that seems to be having a positive impact.

Mar 14, 2018
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I feel that Dr. Van Havre is doing her best to give me good care.

Mar 7, 2018
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not my regular doctor. she saw me bcz he was not immediately available. she was pleasant and attentive. she addressed my problems and referred me to a vascular specialist.

Mar 5, 2018
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I appreciate the speed & efficient care my mother received with her eye infection - so thank you - while her regular doctor was on maternity leave.

Mar 5, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is very matter of fact and to the point. She doesn't recommend a bunch of tests unless there is a good reason. She's very practical but still takes the time to listen to questions. I really like having her for my doctor.

Mar 2, 2018
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Very helpful with the little notice I gave my provider.

Feb 28, 2018
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My primary reason for my visit was to establish Dr. Van Havre as my new PCP. I was a former patient of Dr. Egener who is retiring. I was very impressed with Dr. Van Havre.

Feb 27, 2018
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We, my [details deleted to protect privacy] wife and I, were very pleased to have such a quality doctor to replace [name deleted] primary care doctor ,Dr. Egner who is retired.

Feb 23, 2018
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1st time visit with Dr. van Havre as my new, primary care physician. Generally impressed and satisfied with our interaction.

Feb 22, 2018
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very professional

Feb 19, 2018
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I'd never seen this doctor before, but she was easy to talk to, relaxed, unpretentious, and responsive. Gave me some good ideas.

Feb 16, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is very personable, easy to speak with and able to be informative and direct. She immediately sent me for blood work and x-rays so I didn't have to come back at a separate time. We developed a plan for trying physical therapy for my knee before anything more invasive. Her approach was helpful, non-threatening and reassuring. I feel very fortunate to have found and followed her to Legacy!

Feb 14, 2018
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My provider lined up a physical and some blood tests and also gave me information on obtaining a stress test and also new information for a mammogram in March of offices very close to her offices. I was so pleased with getting all this appointments all "lined up." Excellent service!

Feb 14, 2018
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the doctor doesn't help at all. she suggested X-ray unnecessarily and didn't give me choices. I don't know what do I get by coming to see her.

Feb 14, 2018
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excellent exoeruence

Feb 12, 2018
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Excellent care.

Feb 12, 2018
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I was very pleased with this Doctor.

Feb 9, 2018
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your phlebotomists need additional training. I have great veins (one wouldn't need a tourniquot for my antecubital vein) yet each time someone at Legacy draws my blood they give me a huge hematoma. I think you should work to improve their technique.

Feb 8, 2018
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My reason for the visit (possible UTI) turned out not to be the problem after a UA was done. The provider suggested a few possible causes for the symptoms I described and offered a few treatments. I filled one Rx for treatment and scheduled Rehab for pelvic floor exercises I hope will help. I am satisfied with these suggestions and will follow the plan as described.

Feb 7, 2018
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great experienceI brought my daughter in with me and the dr was so kind and sweet with her. she had her help "check me out". it was a great experience.

Feb 6, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is awesome. She is the best Dr. I have ever had. Very knowledgeable. Lots of experience practicing medicine. Great personality.

Feb 5, 2018
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the inhaler that was ordered is not covered on my insurance, is not the one I have been using and for some reason the prescription was doubled, which is more than I need or can afford. Even though I filled out a release of information, after 7 months they still don't have them. The Dr. is unaware of my history which does NOT create relationship.

Feb 2, 2018
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Dr Van Havre listened carefully to my concerns about new treatment I am on after a TIA a week ago and answered my questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. I think she is a great doctor!

Feb 2, 2018
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I am very, very pleased with Dr. Van Havre. She is fabulous. I've been trying to get someone to talk to me about back pain for decades, and the best I ever got was PT. I think they all thought I was a hypochondriac. Dr. VH took X-rays, an MRI, and sent me to a specialist where I actually got a DIAGNOSIS (Scoliosis) and a plan. Thank You For Listening, Dr. Van H!

Jan 31, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is always pleasant and goes the extra effort to get services I need!

Jan 31, 2018
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I was very pleased to establish a new patient visit with provider.

Jan 26, 2018
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this was my 1st aapt with the dr. just moved here from [location deleted]. i was very pleased

Jan 26, 2018
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I was really disappointed with the level of personal professionalism displayed by the doctor. She did not look at my knee or hamstring once during the visit, do a structural analysis, or display even a modicum of care, empathy, compassion, or concern for my well-being or for who I am as a person. I felt she was not trying to earn my business as a patient, but saw me as one of a thousand who she may never see again, so 'eh' why bother to show she cares or even try to be more than congenial, or to do any more than she had to do, to show warmth. It was an extremely disheartening experience even though I got the PT referral needed. I left with some tears welling up and a sense of betrayal by the medical system at large.

Jan 24, 2018
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My husband and I had our first visit with Dr. van Havre and we were completely satisfied with everything involved in starting with a new Dr. at our ages [ages deleted]. We are so pleased that the Legacy group was recommended to us by a friend. We just moved to Portland a month ago and are living at the [location deleted].

Jan 23, 2018
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Very good care by this provider. Did speak with ADVICE NURSE re: illness in December 2x & she recommended some symptom relief - turned out I had to be hospitalized with pneumonia.

Jan 23, 2018
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First visit with Dr. Van Havre. Very thoughtful and skilled physician. Noted all of my health issues and decided what was needed in regards to my issues. I am very pleased to have her as my primary care physician.

Jan 23, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is excellent. She really listens, and she's a creative diagnostician, i.e., she doesn't just pigeonhole your issues, but thinks of all possible alternatives. She took the initiative to call my cardiologist to get a test scheduled. Plus she's really nice and pleasant to talk to!

Jan 22, 2018
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Everyone at Good Sam was great. My family members commented on the lovingkindness of everyone on the staff we met/worked with.

Jan 22, 2018
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great experience with this doctor, she was compassionate and made me feel very comfortable. great staff as well. it's never fun to visit the doctor when ill but dr van havre and staff made it a pleasant experience.

Jan 19, 2018
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This was my first visit, and I was impressed with the professionalism and attitude of the doctor and staff. I plan to be an ongoing patient. Thank you.

Jan 17, 2018
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Dr. Van Havre is the most thorough Internist I've ever had.

Jan 15, 2018
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I receive excellent care.

Jan 12, 2018
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I think Dr. Van Havre is a good doctor and I'm glad she's my new primary care physician.

Jan 11, 2018
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Dr VanHavre was easy to talk to and articulate when explaining the symptoms I presented. she listened carefully.

Jan 11, 2018
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Just a note - this was my first visit with Dr. van Havre as I just moved to Portland. I found her to be a good listener, knowledgeable and friendly, and the entire visit a pleasant experience.

Jan 9, 2018
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new patient to Dr Van Havre at this clinic. she is very attentive and I appreciate her practical approach. glad to have her as my PCP.

Jan 8, 2018
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I'm a fairly new patient to this office and for Dr. Van Havre but, ever since my first appointment this all, I have felt very comfortable with her. She is easy to talk to, explains everything really well, and always answers questions in a way that is easily understood. Ultimately, she genuinely appears to care about her patient's overall well-being.

Dec 28, 2017
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Everyone was very kind and professional.

Dec 28, 2017
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I came to Dr. Van Havre with sciatic pain so debilitating that I cannot stand or walk at all. The day before this pain started, I was very active (aerobic exercise an hour a day or more, stretch with Chi Gong etc). Dr. Van Havre insisted that I did not have an injury, and that my debilitating nerve pain was caused by osteoarthritis. She refused to do diagnostic tests for an injury, other than x-ray, unless I went to physical therapy first. I tried to explain, that I have been hurt in physical therapy in the past, and that I would mobilize myself in ways that are helpful if I was mobile at all, but that the pain was so debilitating I could not do anything but lie on my side with legs bent. Dr. Van Havre told me that until I went to and completed a physical therapy course, I could not receive any more medical assistance (like diagnostic testing or specialist referral). If I chose not to go, that is my affair - good bye and good luck. I have never been treated so rudely or dismissively by a health care professional in all my life. And to think that someone who is a practicing medical professional could insist with a new patient who has sudden onset acute pain that they are not injured - this is either arrogance or incompetence. I found the appointment truly disturbing.

Dec 26, 2017
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we were very pleased with Dr. Van Havre as this was our first visit! she listens & asked all the right questions...very patient!

Dec 6, 2017
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Total waste of time and money for everyone! I realize she is not my primary, but typing my answers to questions from behind a computer is not an examination. I left with tears in my eyes and the worry that something is still wrong with my health. I'm not going to wait it out for 3-weeks as she suggested. I will reschedule with my primary.

Dec 4, 2017
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This was a follow-up appointment to go over results from recent tests done by specialists. We are now proceeding with treatment.

Nov 30, 2017
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It was my first visit. We're off to a great start. Thank you.

Nov 29, 2017
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an on call doctor called me at night and called in a prescription that night fo a uti that was tested for at 6 pm

Nov 29, 2017
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The coordination between the Dr. and the pharmacy I use is sometimes bad; specifically, if a medication change is made, it must be preapproved by the insurance carrier and there is no one who takes responsibility to accomplish the required communications. Thus, I have been without prescribed medications for as long as 10-days.

Nov 28, 2017
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Natalie VanHavre provided excellent care and made some great suggestions - very knowledgeable physician.

Nov 27, 2017
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knowledgeable Dr with excellent bedside manner!

Nov 21, 2017
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the overall patient experience was excellent. the referral office was friendly and gave good directions. the transfer of records was seamless. I am new to Legacy and am so impressed. I didn't feel rushed. the dr gave me valuable handouts and showed visuals of my knee. we had good discussions about diet and she referred me right away to additional care for my knee. excellent job by all.

Nov 14, 2017
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Great experience overall - MA on first visit was great. MA on second visit was disappointing - cool - aloof did not introduce self. Seemed angry to be there.

Nov 14, 2017
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need better medication follow up

Nov 13, 2017
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my early morning appointment was with my primary Dr Garcia. Shortly after my arrival Dr Garcia called in sick. Dr Van Havre was not due in until an hour later. She resides very close to the office so she was called and asked if she would arrive early and see me. She was there within 10 minutes, saw me immediately and resolved my medical problem. How awesome is that. A+++ for everyone there.

Nov 13, 2017
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no further information on a referral but not an emergency

Nov 10, 2017
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Overall very pleasant.

Nov 10, 2017
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Dr. Van Havre is exceptional - best PCP I've ever had.

Nov 8, 2017
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Dr. Van Havre is a thorough and excellent dr.

Nov 7, 2017
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Great visit.

Nov 3, 2017
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The whole office is professional, knowledgable, and welcoming.

Oct 31, 2017
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Nathalie was very pleasant & helpful with my regular doctor on vacation.

Oct 30, 2017
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with each staff contact I was met with efficiency, professionalism and smiles. It was striking and very impressive.

Oct 30, 2017
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I saw Dr. Van Harve as an alternative to my regular prima\ry care doctor, [name deleted]. Dr. [name deleted] is a nice enough person, but I've been thinking about a change for a while. She doesn't listen. When I called to make my appointment, I was told she wasn't at the clinic I wanted, so I asked for a recommendation and thus made an appointment, on a lark, with Dr. Van Harve. AFTER that, I read 2 reviews of her that were just Terrible! But my experience with her was 100% positive, she listened to me, had tests done, communicated, and I think will help me address my health problem. She was everything I wanted in a primary care doc!

Oct 26, 2017
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I felt talked down to at times. I didn't get to see the physician I had researched and who was my first choice. I was paired with my last choice. The Office Manager contacted me about the doctor I wanted to see not wanting to see me due to my medical history and what she perceived as a potential problem for her working with someone (like me with my history.) It was awkward, off-putting conversation I had prior to seeing someone in this office. Since when do physicians cherry-pick patients? Is this something you want to say to a new patient...that you are seen as a problem or a potentially difficult patient due to your diagnoses. I thought...whoa, they haven't even met me face-to-face. No benefit of the doubt given here. Some mind-reading and pre-conceived notions here. This is not a positive way to start a working relationship with a new patient. I did my best to take the high road on this and move forward. But I was a bit taken aback, and my feelings were (temporarily) hurt...afterall, this was on the doctor and not me. I also think its inappropriate for a doctor to give multiple diagnoses for concerns that I didn't come to the office to have addressed. I didn't come to see this doctor because she was a psychiatrist nor because I wanted weight loss advice. I came for a specific reason. I would have appreciated it if she would have stuck to the issues at hand, and not made the other two things part of the discussion. I felt like my inventory was being taken. People don't like to be judged for mental health reasons nor for their appearance. VanHavre said she was being blunt. This was the very reason why she was NOT my first choice. There were lots of patient reviews to indicate that. I don't need to have someone hold my hand like a child in the doctor's office and protect my feelings...but I don't need blunt either. The physicians creed is first do no harm...this includes remarks, attitudes, tone, presuppositions. She did provide me with some useful information...life altering information. And for that I am truly grateful. I would have appreciated it if she was more verse in whole-person care. Mind-body-spirit. And that she would have watched her tone. That's me and my feedback. As someone who has been judged on appearance/weight matters by my parents due to various eating disorders...I just didn't need the judgement.

Oct 25, 2017
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While I did not PHONE the office/doctor when a medical issue came up, I did message several times through MyHealth, as I decided whether to have a urine test.

Oct 23, 2017
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I took my mom, who is [age deleted], to Dr. van Havre. We had been searching for a good doctor in close-in Portland to be her new primary care. Dr. van Havre was great and impressed both me and my mom, which is not an easy task! I'm so glad we ended up here and my mom is too.

Oct 19, 2017
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it was all excellent

Oct 17, 2017
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I appreciate the professionalism as well as the personalable environment.

Oct 17, 2017
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Dr. VH is great - not only is she concerned about my medical health, also my mental health and remembered enough about our family situation that has suffered a major medical trauma..and she asked about how my other family members were doing too! First question when she walked in to the exam room! She's fantastic!

Oct 17, 2017
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Instead of calling my PCP, I use email. she and her team are always very responsive!

Oct 13, 2017
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This was my first visit to this doctor and to Legacy Medical Group. I was impressed.

Oct 12, 2017
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only i can say Good

Oct 11, 2017
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Very professional, reliable.

Oct 11, 2017
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dr. Van Havre made me feel extremely comfortable during my appointment which I was very nervous about. she walked me through everything and listened carefully to my concerns. the receptionists were also incredibly easy to work with compared to the other clinics I had called prior to making the appointment here. overall a great experience that made a sometimes terrifying experience warm and friendly

Oct 10, 2017
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I switched to Dr. Van Havre from another provider, whom I did not like. I am glad I made the change.

Oct 9, 2017
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Nathalie Van Havre was (throughout visit) professional but still comfortable and relatable. I feel trust with her that I have not felt with other physicians. All staff from reception, Lab and visit all on board.

Oct 6, 2017
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I like Dr. Van Havre and respect (an important word) her opinions. She listens to what I have to say, even if she might not agree with my ideas/thoughts.

Oct 5, 2017
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very good

Oct 4, 2017
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The provider was good at reflecting the same terms I used back in her explanations helping my understanding and conveying well her listening skills.

Oct 4, 2017
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I was in [diagnosis deleted] and not feeling well. the Dr was very concerned and very sympathetic she brought in a case manager that talked to and I am working closely with her. Dr 's teammates are wonderful including Randy her aisstant and everyone in the front desk.I am very fortunate to have found this Doctor.

Oct 4, 2017
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The experience was great. Friendly and efficient staff and great doctor

Oct 3, 2017
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Very professional people working the reception desk. Dr. Van Harve truly impressed me with her level of detail, concern, and familiarity with my health concerns.

Oct 2, 2017
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I had a very good experience with the entire staff at my visit last Monday, [date deleted].

Oct 2, 2017
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Very good experience!

Sep 29, 2017
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Smart & pleasant doctor.

Sep 28, 2017
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my first visit with Dr. Van Havre went very well. I left feeling much better about my health issues and how she handled my complaints. I feel listened to and dealt with professionally.

Sep 27, 2017
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I feel Dr. van Havre has my best interests in her mind. i am very pleased to be her patient.

Sep 27, 2017
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first visit and I was completely satisfied

Sep 22, 2017
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MA was speaking about our interaction with other staff before I even got out of the office. It probably didn't violate HIPPA but it was creepy.

Sep 22, 2017
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Although I have just recently been meeting with Dr. van Havre as my new internist, I have been so pleased with my choice and with her choice to accept me as a new patient. I feel I have an excellent provider in Dr. van Havre, and I am very grateful for her care and her brilliance.

Sep 20, 2017
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dr. van havre is truly a wonderful doctor. i confidently recommend her to everyone.
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