Root Leslie
Legacy Health Partners

Leslie Root, MD

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Internal Medicine, Board-certified
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 225 RATINGS & 120 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Broadway

Year I Started Practice: 1997
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Patient Rating

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5.0 out of 5     225 Ratings     120 Comments

Sep 1, 2021
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Dr. Root is the best! I never feel rushed, she listens, suggests & allows me input for my treatment. I just hope she doesn't retire before I die!

Sep 1, 2021
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I always have a good experience with everyone in this office -

Aug 30, 2021
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Everyone in the office was very helpful. Dr Root was particularly knowledgeable in her diagnosis and advice to resolve my medical issue- which was very painful for me and due to her advice I was totally pain free within four days.

Aug 26, 2021
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Dr Root listened to my explanation of my health issue, asked questions and diagnosed what was going on. Treatment will begin right away. I appreciate her sincere care and concern and am very glad she is my doctor.

Aug 23, 2021
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I always have a very good experience when I visit with Dr Root. Have been seeing her for over 20 years.

Aug 18, 2021
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I love Dr Root and her staff. Always friendly, courteous, professional and knowledgeable.

Aug 18, 2021
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Leslie has been my doctor for more than 20 years and will go above and beyond to help me

Aug 16, 2021
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I was granted a slot for a cancellation, which I greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, the PA let it be known the cancelled appointment should not have been filled. That was not information which should have been shared. And more importantly, Dr. Root is not an easy person to get an appointment with, but she is the best, so worth any wait, so if there is an unexpected cancellation, the PA should not be irritated about the appointment being filled. That being said, everyone has a bad day, so I do measure her care based on one unfortunate experience.

Aug 16, 2021
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Wonderful doctor. I appreciate her and the whole team.

Aug 16, 2021
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Thank you for the thoughtful and comprehensive response to my health care needs.

Aug 4, 2021
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Dr. Root is an excellent healthcare provider.

Aug 4, 2021
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Dr. Root is the best! She is caring and knowledgeable. I trust her completely.

Aug 4, 2021
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Dr. Root is without question, the best dr. I have had as a PCP in [years removed]. She is professional, knowledgeable & friendly.

Jul 26, 2021
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I'm always treated with respect in this office. And pandemic precautions are followed to my satisfaction.

Jul 21, 2021
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Dr. Root and her medical assistant Kathryn spent a great deal of time with me and we're both very empathic and listen carefully to my concerns. I appreciate their follow up plan and look forward to engaging in the outcomes. I think them each For their incredible care.

Jul 21, 2021
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All good. Always listens

Jul 21, 2021
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DR. ROOT AND I DISCUSSED ALL MEDICAL ISSUES THAT WERE OF CONCERN TO ME. AS ALWAYS, SHE WAS WELL PREPARED, PROFESSIONAL AND TOOK GREAT INTEREST IN ENSURING THAT I RECEIVE ALL INFORMATION, TESTS, REFERRALS AND FOLLOW-UP PERTINENT TO MY HEALTH. DR. ROOT HAS BEEN MY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN FOR APPROXIMATELY 25 YEARS AND ALSO TREATS SEVERAL MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY.

Jul 14, 2021
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I have always had the deepest respect for Dr Root. She takes great care to listen to my questions and gives honest responses. She manages to gather up all my various health care appointments from other specialist providers, and keep my overall health in a organized manner. She is always up to date with the latest health issues. I've already told her she is not allowed to retire while I'm alive.

Jul 12, 2021
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Dr. Root is a great listener and partner in managing my health care. I feel confident in her knowledge and expertise.

Jul 12, 2021
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I use my health to communicate with this office and view labs

Jul 12, 2021
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I love my doctor!

Jun 30, 2021
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Awesome provider!!

Jun 30, 2021
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Prescriptions never got called/sent to pharmacy. Had to call back about this.

Jun 23, 2021
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Dr Root was very pleasant, asked about my family shared some information about her family. Remembers info about my family and health info about my family. I felt she genuinely cares about my health and my life in general.

Jun 21, 2021
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Dr. Has always provided excellent care for me.

Jun 17, 2021
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Dr. Root is always so organized, thoughtful, efficient and a delight to work with

Jun 16, 2021
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Dr. Root will continue to be my only PCP until she retires or my insurance makes me to someplace else. The front staff can be a bit testy at times, but Dr. Root and her MA are the best care team I've had. Thank you.

Jun 16, 2021
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This provider is excellent, thorough and compassionate.

Jun 10, 2021
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Dr. Root is extremely attentive and caring and is the best physician I have ever had!!

Jun 9, 2021
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The physicians and MAs at Legacy Broadway clinic are excellent. They're knowledgeable and kind. The only improvement could be to the wait time, which is always more than 15 minutes between appointment time and when the physician appears.

Jun 9, 2021
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she is the absolute best. always takes time to listen to all of my concerns and I always leave feeling better about my healthcare.

Jun 7, 2021
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this was my first visit with Dr Root. I came with multiple health issues and she was prepared, had reviewed my chart and listened to all my concerns before proposing a way forward. it was a huge relief to know when was engaged and proactive. I'm grateful she was able to take me on as a patient.

Jun 7, 2021
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fantastic physician

Jun 2, 2021
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Dr. L. Root is very kind.

May 27, 2021
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My insurance is Regence and accepted at your office but because I'm an individual and not on a group plan, I pay out of pocket to see Dr Root. I've been with her for 25+ years, and would continue paying out of pocket to see her because if I ever have a serious problem that needs to be covered with insurance, I know she will make sure I'm in the best of hands to be taken care of. The problem is not with Legacy, the problem is with insurance companies and what they don't offer to the self employed for options with health care.

May 24, 2021
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After15 years, we have a relationship that is solid, open and honest. I depend on her professional advice. She is an excellent Physician.

May 19, 2021
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Dr Root is a skilled and empathetic clinician. I feel she cares for me as a whole person and not jus a diagnosis to treat. Her MA Catherine is truly her extension and I feel total trust with both of them. the front office folks were very kind and efficient.

May 12, 2021
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I have very positive experiences visiting Dr Root and her stuff. Always very professional and helpful.

May 12, 2021
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Well, I'm over [age removed] years old and Dr. Root stands out as having a complete tool kit as a healing practitioner. In fact, I'd say she is my favorite physician of all time! She communicates exceptionally well: listens with an unconditional attitude, paraphrases to insure accuracy of perception, probes gently to further explore issues and which clearly indicate she has read my quite long winded history. She seems current in state of the art medical research. She responds quickly to messages and prescription requests. Most importantly, her positive energy and eagerness to connect are evident the minute she walks in an exam room. And I love her sense of humor! I hope she can stay a happy soul because she is so needed by those of us in the last few years of sitting on this rock in space.

May 10, 2021
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Excellent understanding of medical and social issues. Seriously good at working through problems and explaining the logic. Pleasant, kind, attentive, and good-humored. I am a tough consumer, and she is great.

May 10, 2021
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Always great care across the board with Dr. Root and staff. I feel so lucky!

May 6, 2021
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most extraordinary doctor ... listening, knowledge, personable

May 5, 2021
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I have complete confidence in Dr. Root for all of my health needs.

May 5, 2021
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Dr. Root is amazing! I appreciated her immediate follow up after I was seen in ER over weekend. She is everything I desire in a PCP

May 5, 2021
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I always enjoy talking with the doctor's assistant. Dr. Root takes time and listens. She is very good at suggesting medication without pushing it, ie being respectful towards my opinion. I have been very impressed how she has maintained a positive attitude throughout the pandemic.

May 5, 2021
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Dr Root is always accessible and easy to talk with. She stays current in treatment modalities and perspective..She and Cathrine, MA, are a great team.

May 5, 2021
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the provider talks to me with respect

May 3, 2021
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Dr. Root's regular nurse wasn't there, the substitute was not a very friendly lady. Not too kind when I asked questions and asked if she was going to clean the temp gage after using it on me she hung it up before cleaning it. Not good!

Apr 28, 2021
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love my doctor and staff

Apr 26, 2021
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very professional, well informed. personable.gets things done. excellent physician and staff

Apr 15, 2021
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listened to my concerns

Apr 14, 2021
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my provider is amazing.it was a bit frustrating to have an hour delay in seeing my doctor, I have still received calls post visit about scheduling the appt and there was no communication or acknowledgement fromthe front desk regarding that there would be a substantial delay in appt tims

Apr 12, 2021
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Dr. Root said that she would call me back and sent me a message that some one in the office would follow up with me. But the person who called was really able to follow up with me about next steps i.e. a MRI. Dr. Root recommended seeing Legacy Orthopedic but didn't put in an order and I don't know if I do need an order or not. So on that part I wish Dr. Root would have had the time to follow up and perhaps she didn't.

Apr 5, 2021
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my visit, as usual, was exactly what I needed. dr root is professional, knowledgeable and thoughtful.

Mar 31, 2021
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Leslie Root is an exceptional doctor - best I have ever had.

Mar 31, 2021
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Dr. Root is a great listener and always attentive to my questions, needs or concerns. She is professional and personable. She is also very knowledgeable. Best GP provider I have ever seen.

Mar 17, 2021
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Competent, caring office with great respect and availability. Always answers questions and issues promptly

Mar 15, 2021
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Dr. Root checked me over very well. She seemed interested in me.

Mar 15, 2021
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everyone in the office is so great warm and friendlyshow a caring attitude

Mar 11, 2021
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very caring

Mar 11, 2021
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excellent as always. will never change doctors until dr root retires

Mar 10, 2021
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Dr. Root is an outstanding physician and kind person.

Mar 10, 2021
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Injured ribs and got in right away to determine extent of injuries.

Mar 3, 2021
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I really am happy that Dr. Root is my new PCP. She is great!

Mar 1, 2021
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I love Dr. Root. I trust her, she is always attentive and positive. Her assistant Cathy is a rock star too!

Mar 1, 2021
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My husband and I see Dr. Root as our PCP. We feel VERY fortunate to have her as our physician.

Feb 24, 2021
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This visit was a complete evaluation of my medications after interaction between three medications seriously lowered my blood pressure causing me to become very sick. Dr. Root collaborated with me to consider changing some of them. In the end, we changed three and I left with a plan to phase out the old meds and phase in the new one. I am a 23-years plus patient of Dr. Root's. She saved my life once by catching a heart condition before I had a heart attack. I highly value her interest in both my health and me.

Feb 24, 2021
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especially welcoming to all ...which is important to me since i an in a family of many races.... WONDERFUL

Feb 24, 2021
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Dr Root was very sensitive to my comfort and feeling of safety during my physical which I very very much appreciated. She listened to all of my concerns and respectfully discussed the issues and always does her best to do all that she can to help and coordinate care to the best of her ability. She is always on task with things and I feel well cared for by her even when we don't always know the anwers yet to the different health issues.

Feb 24, 2021
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Dr. Root was friendly, informative and figured out my problem.

Feb 18, 2021
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I love Dr. Root! She knows me from being a patient and I would never consider consider another doctor!!!

Feb 17, 2021
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it's always a pleasant experience coming to this office. Dr. Root is extremely competent. she makes me feel at ease with my medical issues. I'm fortunate and very happy to have her as my primary physician.

Feb 11, 2021
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Dr. Root is thorough and up front on medical issues. She takes the time to listen and makes me feel comfortable.

Feb 11, 2021
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This was my first visit to Dr. Root. She was very thorough in looking through my My Chart and making sure she had all the documents brought together. I was very impressed with her ability to quickly understand my current medical state

Feb 10, 2021
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Dr. Root has been amazing and although I have only seen her a few times, she is very informed of my life and health circumstances.

Feb 10, 2021
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Dr. Root has given me exceptional care and support over my many years as her patient. She is extremely personable during our appointments and she is incredibly knowledgeable out the issues for which I am being treated. She always gives me a choice, and encourages me when I have doubts about a certain medication or test. She explains everything. Couldn't ask for a better general practitioner in my opinion!!!

Feb 8, 2021
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I have a great patient / doctor relationship with Dr. Leslie Root, and she goes out if her way to make sure that I have the best healthcare available.

Feb 3, 2021
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Always an excellent experience. Thank you.

Feb 3, 2021
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Leslie Root is my doctor and she is a brilliant physician and just the greatest person as far as I am concerned. Her nurse, Katharine is wonderful as well and the front desk staff know their stuff. Every visit is great.

Feb 3, 2021
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Dr Root, her assistant and front desk person, were all exceptional. Supportive, knowledgeable, respectful and positive. I appreciate their excellent skills and they make healthy living a priority. Very encouraging.

Feb 3, 2021
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Dr Root is an excellent provider, really helped me evaluate my meds with her philosophy of less is more! Messaged me back within minutes of my X-ray results! She is definitely a 5 star legacy dr

Feb 1, 2021
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Dr. Root is terrific - the office is just to busy. They can't return phone calls quickly. I can't get in to see the dr. quickly. The staff gets things mixed up easily...

Jan 28, 2021
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as always, Dr Root listened, asked questions, made sure we talked about ALL my concerns, tasked about alternatives to my current plan, and more. I never feel rushed with Dr Root. she is caring and comfortable to be around. i'm thankful to be her patient.

Jan 27, 2021
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Dr Root and Kathryn her assistant are absolutely amazing. They go above and beyond. I'm blessed to have Dr. Root as my doctor.

Jan 25, 2021
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Dr Root is trustworthy; professional, ethical & compassionate.

Jan 25, 2021
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Always a positive experience at this clinic. My provider, Dr. Root is the best, ever!

Jan 20, 2021
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Dr. Root is always professional yet friendly and interested in not only your reasons for visits, but also family and general everyday living.

Jan 18, 2021
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Dr. Leslie Root has been my primary care physician for 25 years. We covered all of my concerns and questions during our recent Medicare Annual Wellness visit, and she continues to provide invaluable medical advice as I continue to deal with several serious medical conditions.

Jan 7, 2021
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I love Dr Root! She has been my doctor for over 20 years

Jan 6, 2021
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Dr. Root has helped with all of my health issues & is very competent.

Jan 4, 2021
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Always feel respected & cared for by professionals.

Dec 31, 2020
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Very good experience, excellent doctor. Takes the time needed to get diagnosis right.

Dec 30, 2020
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Dr Root is excellent. she is always prepared and always listens; she is positive and very supportive.

Dec 23, 2020
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Dr. Root listens extremely well and seems to really care about me as a patient.

Dec 16, 2020
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Dr. Root and her staff are the best! I have gone to her for many years and have never been disappointed in her medical expertise or caring approach to her patients.

Dec 14, 2020
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Dr.Root is an excellent physician. I am very happy that she is my doctor

Dec 10, 2020
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good visit and plan

Dec 10, 2020
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Dr. Root is an wonderful and dedicated physician, I appreciate her care.

Dec 7, 2020
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Dr. Root listens to me and explains what I need to know. I feel she spends adequate time with me. I feel she is interested in my long term health and I value her advice.

Dec 2, 2020
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Dr. Root had excellent bedside manner. She was able to explain medical terms and ideas easily. She is fantastic & knowledgeable.

Dec 2, 2020
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Dr. Root always provides caring, listening and thoughtful plans.

Nov 30, 2020
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Always good!

Nov 30, 2020
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Dr. Root keeps you involved in your health.

Nov 25, 2020
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Dr. Root is the perfect Dr. for me. Always listens, is up-to-date on everything we've ever discussed and all meds. She clearly studies her medical journals, and relays anything new she has learned that is relevant to me. We make decisions on my health care together. I definitely feel like we are partners in my care. I always know that she 'gets' my concern, takes me seriously, respects my input, and we make decisions together. I have recommended her to others.

Nov 25, 2020
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I appreciate the time Dr.Root takes to be thorough and explain my healthcare needs to me. I never feel rushed.

Nov 23, 2020
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Excellent! Dr. Root very knowledgeable about my health and any concerns. She gave wonderful, caring suggestions.

Nov 16, 2020
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I am extremely grateful to have Dr. Root as my physician. She is knowledgeable, thorough and kind. I had reason to speak with two of her colleagues when she wasn't on-call. They also were very responsive and helpful to my needs.

Nov 12, 2020
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Dr Root has been my Personal physician for over 20 years. She was my wife's physician previous to that time. She is wise, well prepared, compassionate, a great communicator, approachable and a credit to your team. I respect her judgement and follow her professional advice as best I can.

Nov 11, 2020
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i would go no where else for my health care. i live in [location removed] and drive to see this provider. excellent health care provider

Nov 9, 2020
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I really appreciate Dr.Root. She comes into the room knowing my medical history. I had surgery with a different provider, and she knew about it. I didn't have to bring it up. My visit wasn't related to my surgery, but she still asked about it and how my recovery was going. She is very kind and is a good listener. She answers all of my questions and she cares about me. I love working with her, and I trust her.

Nov 4, 2020
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Dr. Root is an excellent physician. She is thorough and prevention-oriented. She establishes rapport and is an excellent listener. She follows up quickly when needs arise. She takes concerns seriously and is respectful and empathetic.

Nov 4, 2020
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Dr. Root is excellent in every way.

Oct 22, 2020
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Dr. Root is my favorite primary care doctor of all time. She's knowledgeable, prepared, perceptive, considerate, attentive and best of all, has a superb wit.

Oct 21, 2020
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I feel very fortunate to not only have Dr. Root as my primary dr. (because she is so obviously smart, compassionate, alert & curious) but also that I've been w/ her for 20 years.

Oct 21, 2020
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Dr. Root has been my primary for 20+ years. I trust her completely.

Oct 21, 2020
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My doctor and her assistant were attentive, warm, good listeners and both had a great sense of humor!

Oct 21, 2020
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Dr. Root has always been friendly and straightforward. I trust her advice and medical knowledge.

Oct 19, 2020
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Dr. Root is always friendly, spends plenty of time, listens well, and explains thoroughly. I am always helped with any problem I'm presenting.

Oct 19, 2020
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The receptionists did not greet me and did not appear to be helping others when I arrived. Dr. Root's MA is excellent! Very satisfied with Dr. Root.

Oct 19, 2020
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Dr. Root is always on top of my medical needs. I so love being her patient.
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