Kristina Schaefer, FNP-BC

Not accepting new patients

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Family Nurse Practitioner, Board-certified




Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

Kristina believes in providing up-to-date, evidence-based medicine tailored to meet each patient’s specific-needs. Her philosophy is that healthcare should be a partnership between the patient and the provider, and that each patient should be treated as a whole individual with their own values, goals, and aspirations to reach their highest quality of life. Her goal is to assist the patient to make educated and informed decisions, so that they can take an active and engaged role in their health. She enjoys taking care of minor injuries, as well as chronic conditions, and treating all ages. She is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing-Sigma Theta Tau International and The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Kristina is the proud mother of a son and daughter, and enjoys spending time with her kids, gardening, reading, and playing with her dog.

Master of Nursing: Washington State University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing: Washington State University
Associate in Applied Sciences: DeAnza College
Certification: Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Year I Started Practice: 2009
Hospitals Served: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  Mar 21, 2024
She was very condescending and probably just needs to retire.

  Mar 12, 2024
Absolutely appreciate Dr. Kristina's care and how she encourages me to be in charge of my wellbeing. She provides demonstration for preventative care that I can do at home and follows up with encouragement to call if I have any concerns. Even though it was nit her responsibility to listen to my concerns about Legacy and Regence she was very helpful giving me ways to share my concerns with the right people. She is a great Dr. And I have signed my aging mother up with Kristina and am very sure my mother will get good care and the help she needs.

  Mar 5, 2024
I like and respect my doctor

  Mar 4, 2024
Everyone here seems annoyed to help. I'm always told "call" this line. There is no above and beyond at this place and I am actively looking for a new provider for my daughter.

  Mar 4, 2024
It was a very pleasant experience at my doctor's visit. Everyone was very courteous and professional.

  Mar 4, 2024
Doesn't listen. Burned out

  Mar 1, 2024
It was a very good visit to get to know me as a new patient.

  Mar 1, 2024
Good experience

  Mar 1, 2024
Great love Kristina

  Feb 29, 2024
I found her very pleasant however it was the first meeting of this provider for my primary care physician so I don't have an answer at this time

  Feb 26, 2024
As this was an initial meeting, it went beyond my expectations. Kristina was very professional and thorough. She answered all of my questions even before I got to ask them.

  Feb 23, 2024
I was a life-long Kaiser patient. I have an extensive health history, including childhood trauma. I'm the best I've ever been both physically and emotionally, however I was nervous to meet a new provider. Kristina took the time to listen. She exhibited patience, kindness and respect. She's helping me navigate accessing two specialists. I feel very grateful that she spent a significant amount of time with me. I never felt shame or embarrassment. You are welcome to share these words with her. I went home and told everyone how excited I was to find such a great provider!

  Feb 19, 2024
The staff took extra time with me to ensure my transition from Kaiser was good. They are awesome.

  Feb 15, 2024
I had only good experience with my doctor and her staff and am very grateful for my provider

  Feb 15, 2024
Not happy about Legacy and Regence standoff on medical payments. Trying to establish a relationship with a doctor If I have to move to a different doctor for medical coverage I won't be excited about re-shifting back later. How about dividing increases over several years. With patient premiums locked in for the year does legacy really expect the insurance company to absorb 24% in one year. Really!

  Feb 13, 2024
The provider and staff are ALWAYS very professional and courteous. The electronic pre-registration was especially long this time.

  Feb 13, 2024
Having relocated to the area and having to re-establish medical care from primary provider and beyond Dr. Kristina has been a godsend. Her attention to the whole picture and the minute details therein is truly remarkable. I could not have found a better solution to my health care needs.

  Jan 30, 2024
Kristina always gives me her undivided attention and really is able to make me feel heard regarding any concerns I have.

  Jan 30, 2024
The staff is always helpful and my Dr. Is informative, understanding and addresses all of my concerns.

  Jan 24, 2024
I never found any replies to my question in My chart about the meaning of the test I had. I didn't understand everything and I asked for a clarification. I had a very difficult time getting my prescription from provider to pharmacy. I spent a lot of time using my chart to try and find out what happened to my prescription. I gave up and called the office to tell them the pharmacy said they didn't get any orders. I am hard of hearing so I thought my chart would make it was to communicate but I seemed to have fallen into the black hole of confusion because I didn't find any answer to my question.

  Jan 24, 2024
My nurse is attentive and helpful. She listens and I feel I can talk to her and receive clarity when I need.

  Jan 24, 2024
Established care for the first time with this provider. She was amazing and paid great attention to every detail. I'm very happy with her care.

  Jan 23, 2024
I used to see another physician and after she left I was concerned about being cared for the same way. Kristina is great and I have already referred multiple friends to her.

  Dec 29, 2023
It all went very well

  Dec 28, 2023
Always extremely nice

  Dec 28, 2023
Kristina always listens to all my concerns and addresses every single one of them.

  Dec 28, 2023
This was a very thorough exam and visit. Dr Schaefer asked multiple questions and listened to my answers . My concerns were addressed and I felt more than satisfied with her orders for additional tests.

  Dec 26, 2023
Very good

  Dec 18, 2023
Kristina always address my overall health with ever visit and for that I'm very thankful. She is always willing to discuss all aspects of my health and has made beneficial changes to my healthcare.

  Dec 14, 2023
Kristina is always caring and listens good . Very professional

  Dec 12, 2023
The reason PA Schaefer was not aware of medical history was the other dr's office did not send the info to Legacy. PA Schaefer caught that I might have a stress fracture in my foot; in fact I have at least 3. Hopefully in 6 weeks the fractures will heal & walking will no longer be painful. YEAH! Foot dr was very impressed also.

  Dec 7, 2023
All was good. Thanks

  Dec 7, 2023
Overall, this office has been extremely efficient, and caring in a personal way. The professionalism throughout the office has been a gift to have as a patient. I have referred to this office before and I would do that again with regards to this office I have no complaints And Kristina Schaefer is very professional and detailed and personable. Which is exactly what you want in a physician grateful to have her as my team leader of health.

  Nov 16, 2023
Kristina and Stephanie are a good team! Both very knowledgeable, organized and effective.I like that!

  Nov 13, 2023
I arrived for my appointment a half-hour early and was seen right away by my provider's assistant. I felt that this was above and beyond my expectations and probably expedited the length of my visit.

  Nov 6, 2023
Kristina is wonderful! Funny, compassionate and very thorough - she spent a lot of time going over things and you can tell she cares about her patients! I'm very glad to have her as my PCP!

  Oct 19, 2023
Kristina Schaefer is very thorough and does a wonderful job of interacting with my 101-y.o. Mother who has significant memory issues. She shows Helen respect and gets her feedback on her ongoing health conditions.

  Oct 16, 2023
I have no complaints, everything was good. She addressed the Reason I was there.And then all the procedures that we do during a regular checkup. It was all good

  Oct 16, 2023
I am very happy with my health care provider and the medical clinic.

  Oct 5, 2023
She's very thorough, professional yet congenial, and always takes the time to hear anything else that I might feel I have an issue with.

  Oct 5, 2023
Everything went very well

  Sep 28, 2023
I look forward to seeing my provider. She always listens to me and answers all my questions. I have confidence that Kristina S. has the knowledge to provide my care. She is the best primary care provider I have ever had.

  Sep 22, 2023
Nurse was exceptional. He was friendly and put you at ease.

  Sep 22, 2023
I don't always feel that she listens to my concerns or requests which is frustrating since I know my body better than she does. I loved her MA Tyler and Heather who drew my blood.

  Sep 21, 2023
Kristina Schaefer NP is an excellent care giver. She listens well and is very good at sharing information and insights. She obviously cares deeply and is very professional. She is also very good about following up on test results and RX needs.

  Sep 18, 2023
As always I received excellent care on every level!!

  Sep 15, 2023
I feel that due to my good insurance, tests that I DON'T need are done. Also the merger with OHSU is a horrible move. They are a political group, and have a history of very poor care.

  Sep 11, 2023
I am very happy with provider and team!

  Sep 11, 2023
Very understanding

  Sep 11, 2023
Dr. Kristina was incredibly kind and respectful, and patiently listened to all of my health history and current problems. She tackled every subject with care and depth, and made sure that all of my concerns were addressed. I had a great experience!

  Sep 1, 2023
Kristina is always great. We have very good conversations regarding my health and life in general.

  Aug 29, 2023
It was my first visit with Kristina and as a new provider for me I was pleased with how the visit went.

  Aug 28, 2023
This was a new patient visit since I am changing providers within the practice because my doctor is retiring

  Aug 21, 2023
My first time with this provider was a great experience and she was very helpful and personable!

  Aug 18, 2023
Kristina Schaefer is excellent. She is thorough, great listener, and empathetic. I truly appreciated her time.

  Aug 17, 2023
The receptionist was friendly and helpful. The assistant was friendly and helpful. Kristina Schaefer was friendly, interested, knowledgeable, professional and considerate.

  Aug 17, 2023
I feel like I am welcomed and respected when I come in for an appointment. Always see a smile which is very refreshing.

  Aug 17, 2023
I'm very happy with Kristina and her team.

  Aug 17, 2023
Kristina has immediate access to and utilizes medical information systems to track various health conditions I have, enabling me to manage these conditions effectively in ways that do not limit my lifestyle. She has probably been the best provider I've had in the past 30 years.

  Aug 15, 2023
Kristina listens, and follows through with effective solutions. She's always thorough and knows what she's doing. So grateful to have her as my Dr.

  Aug 14, 2023
NP seemed put out with me

  Aug 14, 2023
Kristina and the staff overall create an environment where I feel heard and cared for.

  Aug 10, 2023
Wait time was quick. Provider was very kind and did not seem rushed or put out at all. I really appreciated her answering all my questions.

  Aug 10, 2023
Organized, professional, knowledgeable

  Aug 10, 2023
I had a really good visit. The Doctor treated me very well. They made sure I understood everything we talked about. Giving me extra pamphlets to read online for one of my problems I have. Making herself accountable for me to check in each month on my progress to reach my goals. She was very concerned about my skin condition, and made a Urgent Request for me to see a Dermatologist. I felt good after my appointment that I got done what I needed to get done.

  Aug 8, 2023
I already have recommended family members

  Aug 7, 2023
She listens to me and understands where I'm coming from

  Aug 3, 2023
She's always thorough, kind, and has a great sense of humor/bed side manner. She is efficient and very respectful.

  Jul 25, 2023
Kristina gets high praise. She takes the time needed more than any doctor I have visited. I appreciate her service.

  Jul 24, 2023
Overall this was a great visit.

  Jul 10, 2023
Kristina Schaefer is AWESOME...

  Jul 10, 2023
Kristina is very attentive and makes me feel at ease with her. Recently I was diagnosed with parkinson's based on her recommendation to see a neurologist. She has been a support from the beginning. I am very blessed to have her part of my medical team.

  Jul 10, 2023
Lady drawing blood in lab was very, very good - exceptional!

  Jul 10, 2023
My husband and I are new patients to the clinic. We are very much impress with the team at Columbia Tec Legacy location. Really a good feeling when visited the office the first time to obtain information if our insurance would be accepted. We feel fortunate that we found the team at Legacy.

  Jun 29, 2023
Dr. Kristina Schaefer is a wonderful doctor and I would recommend her to anyone.

  Jun 26, 2023
This current provider always listens with respect and dignity to me regarding my medical needs and offers great referrals to other specialist providers when needed.

  Jun 23, 2023
Kristina was so attentive. I felt like she really listened to me and answered all my questions. She is one of the best providers I have ever had. She is very knowledgeable.

  Jun 23, 2023
Like them allGood people

  Jun 22, 2023
I really appreciated my visit with Kristina. Her detailed approach and clear communication enabled me to leave with a solid understanding of my overall health. My experience with the front desk, MA and the Lab were all very positive and pleasant.The consistency of these positive interactions is very appreciated! Thank you!

  Jun 22, 2023
I found my doctor to be very helpful in getting back on my medication and found her easy to talk to about my issues I feel she is a good choice for me

  Jun 12, 2023
Nothing bad, doctor is great. Very thorough. Very pleasant office staff.

  Jun 8, 2023
Kristina provides excellent care and under. It appears that more staff is needed in the front office. There was one person helping several patients. I understand that is a problem everywhere so it was not unexpected. We all are experiencing that problem across the nation and are doing our best as you also appear to be.

  Jun 1, 2023
I feel like the front desk people don't communicate - when I made the appointment, I stated exactly what I needed. But when I arrived for my appointment, I was told I didn't even need to make 1 which was never communicated prior - very frustrating.

  May 23, 2023
She was so very helpful and listened to what I had to what was going on with my health. Helping me with my sinus infection and recap on what was happening with my knees and pointed me to see orthopedic for my knees...issues. Also she covered other things that haven't been brought up in a while and what test I need to get done. She was amazing and I was so happy walking out of the doctor office. She Reinsured me the medication she was putting me on would help me with sinuses and get help with my knees. Also what medications I would be taking. I told her she was a blessing after a couple days before I went to Urgent Care....yes they helped me with my knees and got X-ray which I was thankful for but the other problem I was having was with my sinus infection. The medication I was taking wasn't helping- she did give me medication but I felt she wasn't listening to me. Plus that day they weren't busy when I got there. I felt they pushed me out. I told them I would talk to my doctor because they know I have sinus issues. What I said before Kristina was a blessing when I saw her and She helped me out highly. I'm soo blessed for the Doctors in that building and they listen.

  May 15, 2023
The only reason I previously answered "never" on explaining test results to me is that I receive them through MyChart, read them and reach out before the team has a chance to receive and respond. They always respond timely and provide excellent care.

  May 15, 2023
The whole experience was perfect! I left with a good feeling. Everyone in the office were friendly and professional.

  May 15, 2023
Always a great experience with this clinic

  May 8, 2023

  May 1, 2023
Always good. I leave feeling heard & helped.

  Apr 21, 2023
This was the first time I've seen NP Schaefer and was very happy with her. She has a caring, supportive attitude and I felt comfortable sharing personal information.

  Apr 20, 2023
Everyone is good