Root Leslie

Leslie Root, 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

5.0 out of 5    227 Ratings    121 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Broadway

1600 N.E. Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
503-525-7599
Year I Started Practice: 1997
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Patient Rating

Legacy wants every patient to have great care, every time. To help measure and improve patient satisfaction, we send surveys to randomly selected patients after their appointments. We use this feedback from the surveys to improve and enhance the care we offer. It works like this: Real patients give us feedback through Press Ganey, a patient satisfaction survey company. They verify and confirm the results. National Research Corporation, an independent company, provides the technology to show the ratings and comments on our website
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5.0 out of 5     227 Ratings     121 Comments

Jul 11, 2019
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the wait was longer than usual

Jul 3, 2019
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My visit was great as usual. I've been working with Dr. Root for over 15 years. Your billing system is giving me the most trouble. Online payment system will only allow me to pay the full amount of my bill. the bill is somewhat new so it shouldn't be demanding full payments.... Strange

Jul 1, 2019
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Dr. Root always thoroughly knows my medical history. She makes sure my health concerns are met. She also proactively ensures that preventative health screenings and measures are taken (flu shot, shingles shots, pneumonia shot, colonoscopy).

Jun 27, 2019
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I was very happy with the appointment!!

Jun 24, 2019
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This was an urgent matter and Dr. Root stayed over from a full and busy day to fit me into her schedule and the office staff and Dr. Roots medical support staff were all very kind and respectful, despite our end of the day appointment. Additionally, Dr. Root has been my PCP for ~20-years and remains an outstanding professional!

Jun 20, 2019
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This was my first visit with Dr. Root is my new primary care provider., since Dr. Jay Brown, who was my very excellent primary doctor for 12 years is taking another position. My first visit with Dr. Root was terrific! I am so pleased to be able to find another primary doctor who promised to be as knowledgeable, personable, and attentive to my needs and concerns.

Jun 19, 2019
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Dr. Root is the best doctor I have ever had. She is very good at listening and determining a proper diagnosis.

Jun 19, 2019
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Leslie Root listens extremely well. she takes all the time needed to listen and thoroughly explain her diagnosis. she is an excellent doctor. however, it's not always very easy to see her due to her limited hours for appointments.

Jun 19, 2019
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the experience with my doctor was good Dr root is the best

Jun 17, 2019
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Since you didn't ask, I really like Dr. Root's medical assistant ( Catherine).

Jun 13, 2019
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Dr. Root is incredible - A rare combination of care for the individual and up-to-date medical knowledge. Brilliant!

Jun 12, 2019
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Dr. Root is a very good doctor and is very respectful, friendly & informative.

May 16, 2019
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And I often do!

May 15, 2019
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I thought that Dr. Root explained the basis for my medical issue very well.

May 9, 2019
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Amy at the front desk is wonderful. she is always friendly and personable. A great person to be the first contact in the office. Dr Root is very good at listening to you and working with you for a plan of care.

May 8, 2019
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I have been seeing this peer recommended professional for almost 20 years.

May 2, 2019
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After the {date removed} appt. with Dr. Root, other health issues arose, and I saw Dr. Jan Ware, in the same clinic. She and the office social worker, Tori, and an assistant whose name I do not know, were very, VERY helpful & went out of their way to assist me.

May 1, 2019
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Dr. Root was attentive, kind and compassionate. 100% satisfied patient.

Apr 24, 2019
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clear explanations of her interpretation of symptoms and courses of action

Apr 24, 2019
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Dr.Root has always taken excellent care of me. She is an excellent diagnostician who gives me clear analysis of any health problems!

Apr 22, 2019
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Excellent care compassionate interaction. Very pleased.

Apr 22, 2019
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No matter how busy this clinic can be their stuff is very professional very knowledgeable and very helpful.

Apr 18, 2019
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Dr. Root is an amazing physician. Always attentive, thorough, caring, and compassionate. I have gone to a lot of doctors but never one better than Dr. Root.

Apr 17, 2019
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Dr. Root was very easy to relate to right away. We had never seen her before. Very thorough. Very decisive.

Apr 17, 2019
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Dr. Root is one of the best Primary Care Physicians that I have ever had. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and compassionate - often all three are not present in physicians.

Apr 15, 2019
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I appreciate Dr Root's thorough explanations, willingness to provide care options and focus on a healthy lifestyle. I leave her office feeling confident in the plan we've created.

Apr 10, 2019
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I notice that there are no questions related to doctors' assistants, nurses and lab people; these are important team members, particularly assistants in setting a tone for the doctor/patient relationship. I hope they are included in a newer version of this inquiry. Leslie Root is one of my greatest gifts in life. I've learned, through first hand experience, that when we are in a health crisis no one is more important than a medical provider. She is intelligent, conscientious, caring and I know she is paying close attention to my health--directly with careful choices and joint decision making, lifestyle attention and recommendations for great specialists. And indirectly with her being involved in watching out for me in medical treatment outside her purview. She always has my medical "back." What more could I ask for in a medical professional?

Apr 10, 2019
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dr root is a fantastic dr!

Apr 3, 2019
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Dr Root is always great-she listens attentively, responds to my questions and concerns, and offers helpful suggestions. She continues to do her research and stays on top of what's new which I really appreciate. The other medical professionals in the office are polite and caring as well.

Apr 3, 2019
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Dr. Root is always easy to talk to and answers my questions clearly. I would recommend her to anyone.

Apr 1, 2019
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This was a wellness check up. I had no issues.

Apr 1, 2019
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MyHealth website is "follow up" service @ NE Bdwy/Dr. Root is great. Phones are answered quickly - SO important.

Apr 1, 2019
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The greatest part about having Dr. Root as my PCP is we are always on the same page. Plus, she never seems to mind when I hit her up with a new medical issue.

Apr 1, 2019
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Leslie Root, MD PhD is the BEST physicians!

Mar 28, 2019
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dr root's support staff were friendly and supportive during my visit. and dr root, of course, is an exceptional health care provider. 10++ for sure

Mar 27, 2019
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i normally have a great visit with Dr. Root. this time she showed up 30 min after i was sitting in the room. this should have been an hour visit it was only 30mins, it was my yearly physical. i don't feel like she even read the survey i filled out prior to me going into the room, because she did not address any of the issues i marked on the paper. i feel, since she was behind, i felt rushed. not very happy after this last visit.

Mar 25, 2019
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All is Good

Mar 25, 2019
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excellent and very helpful - advice immediately and profoundly beneficial

Mar 21, 2019
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I sometimes feel like they try to do more things than I actually am going to the doctor for and possibly this adds cost. Overall, Dr Root is a good Dr .

Mar 21, 2019
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my doctor sometimes runs late but only because she gives every patient plenty of time and attention so I am good with that

Mar 20, 2019
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The staff at the Broadway clinic are fantastic. They always provide quick service and explain what to expect next at my visit. Dr. Root continues to be an exceptional doctor. Dr. Root has an excellent understanding of my current health and provides me concise guidelines for a healthy life. I would and have recommended this medical group to my family and friends. Sincerely, {name removed to protect privacy}

Mar 18, 2019
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Both Dr Root and Laidley are the best!

Mar 14, 2019
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overall an excellent experience

Mar 14, 2019
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Dr. Root is a very knowledgeable and empathetic doctor. I would see her as my GP any day.

Mar 14, 2019
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Dr Root is a very thorough and dedicated physician.

Mar 7, 2019
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excellent, thorough, and compassionate care

Mar 6, 2019
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I have been very happy with my experiences with Dr. Root for many years.

Mar 6, 2019
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Dr Root is a wonderful Primary Care Physician. I am so lucky to have her!

Mar 4, 2019
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Coding on lab work was not sufficient for insurance payment although it should have been as was necessary. Paperwork was slow getting authorization for non-formatory prescription.

Feb 28, 2019
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Legacy Medical on NE 16th & Broadway... is wonderful my Dr. Leslie Root is wonderful so compassionate, knowledgeable, all around great doctor.

Feb 27, 2019
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I was one of Dr Root's 1st patients... since that time, she has never changed from her engaging and caring physician! I have recommended her to my friends & family.

Feb 20, 2019
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it was a rescheduled visit from an earlier appointment made as a 6 week follow up. They did not have me on the schedule which was very frustrating as the original appointment was made, by them, 6 weeks earlier.

Feb 14, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr Root for many years. She is on top and ahead of my medical problems always providing the most current information available. She has excellent resources to send her patients to.

Feb 13, 2019
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As always, my appointment with Dr. Root was conducted with a high degree of professionalism and thoroughness.

Feb 13, 2019
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Dr. Root has been my doctor for many years. She is the best!

Feb 11, 2019
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called in the morning, saw Dr. Root at 3:30. couldn't ask for better service.

Feb 7, 2019
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Dr. Root, her nurse, and all of the office staff were very helpful and are always nice. Dr. Root is always very personable and easy to relate and I always feel confident in her medical advice. On the other hand, this survey is way too long! I completed it because I like Dr. Root but will hesitate in the future because it takes too long.

Feb 6, 2019
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Dr was very caring and attentive. She is a good listener and provides useful answers and solutions. Dr was focussed on my needs.

Feb 6, 2019
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i have exceptional medical care with Dr Leslie Root.. This is always the case with our visits. Equally true of the added information from Dr John McAnulty in cardiology, the Emanuel ER and trauma with Dr Ramsey as well as my stay at RIO... AAA I have had the best care in all cases

Feb 6, 2019
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[name deleted to protect privacy] does not have access or use a computer. Her husband, [name deleted] handles all correspondence. He does not have a MyHealth account. Any information you send by MyHealth such as test results cannot be accessed. we have explained numerous times information must be transmitted to us by email. It never happens, so go ahead has do it your way but be assured WE WILL NEVER GET IT.

Feb 6, 2019
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generous amount of time spent

Feb 6, 2019
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the online appointment scheduling needs some help. I thought I had scheduled an appt snd it came back with 2appts neither on the day I was confirmed

Feb 6, 2019
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I love Dr. Root! She kindly, intelligent, respectful and very very helpful! Thank you Dr. Leslie Root for all your wonderful service over the many years!!!

Feb 4, 2019
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I always have good experiences with Dr. Root and staff. Don't know where she graduated in medical school, but always feel like I am most important when she's with me. Always asks about family - knows them by name would not see anyone else.

Jan 31, 2019
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Prompt referral to neurologist; Prescription ordered blood test follow-up.

Jan 30, 2019
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Dr. Leslie Root is the best physician I have had during my lifetime. She is a vibrant, intelligent and warm practitioner who always makes me feel at ease. I have complete confidence in her opinions and recommendations, and she always asks for my input and listens to me. I feel a mutual respect between us.

Jan 30, 2019
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I am always pleased with the attention and care given to be by Dr. Root.

Jan 30, 2019
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Super friendly and helpful team, from. The front door and throughout the office.

Jan 29, 2019
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Happy to be back in Dr. Leslie Roots care!

Jan 29, 2019
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I've been a patient of Dr. Root's for the last 20 years and she has always shown care and concern for me and any questions/issues I may have had. She has a warm and friendly bedside manner which is so refreshing. Unfortunately, due to some life changes I will need to change insurance coverage thus not be able to visit Dr. Root in the future. I can't tell you how distressing that is to me as I have total confidence with Dr. Root's care. But I am thankful that I was able to be a long time patient in a world so full of change. Keep up the incredible patient care you do Dr. Root! I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines....

Jan 28, 2019
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As always, I had an excellent appointment with Dr. Leslie Root and have complete confidence in the way she helps to manage my several complex health issues.

Jan 28, 2019
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Great Service - I appreciate Dr Root and the team at Legacy

Jan 10, 2019
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Dr Root is highly competent, engaging and attentive to my health needs.

Jan 10, 2019
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very thorough, competent, empathetic, compassionate

Jan 7, 2019
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clerical staff were excellent. dr Root was excellent.

Jan 3, 2019
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all good. dr Root is very attentive and personable

Jan 2, 2019
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Dr. Root is monitoring my blood pressure and adjusted medicine dosage. She answered the questions I had.

Jan 2, 2019
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Dr Root exceeded my expectations and was very personable, especially since she was seeing me for an acute visit when my primary care wasn't available. I would see her again in a heart beat! so glad she is part of Legacy Medical Group.

Dec 31, 2018
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I was delighted to see Dr. Root - she is an excellent provider. She is highly skilled.

Dec 26, 2018
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Convenient underground parking and easy commute from my home.

Dec 26, 2018
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wait time was longer than usual but she is worth waiting for as she is the best medical provider I have ever had. I know hat she would give me the extra time if I needed it.

Dec 20, 2018
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I had an early morning appointment and the office was very busy but the service was excellent and the office stuff very respectful.

Dec 17, 2018
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This is how medical care should work!

Dec 12, 2018
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Leslie is a great physician!

Nov 29, 2018
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The visits always meet or exceeds my expectations.

Nov 28, 2018
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Front staff people were kind, respectful and comfortable. The assistant was courteous, thorough and was comfortable to be around and Dr. Root is a gem. I feel very confident with her as my primary care physician: she's conscientious, always has my back and is a delightful human being.

Nov 26, 2018
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This was a follow-up visit due to my previous health problems. I highly recommend Dr. Root and her Assistant Catherine to anyone. They are both caring and efficient. My delay in the waiting room was due to my appointment being at the end of the day. I usually don't have to wait. This is an excellent facility.

Nov 19, 2018
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Leslie Root, M.D. is by far the best doctor I've ever had: she is smart, thoughtful, proactive, responsive and engaged. If I were really ill, she is exactly who I would want for my care. Please don't ever let her retire!

Nov 19, 2018
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Dr. Root always explains all questions that I have so I can understand them. I feel she is a excellent Doctor.

Nov 12, 2018
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I am completely satisfied with the care and service of Dr. Root and her staff. I consider myself very fortunate to be one of her patients!

Nov 12, 2018
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I felt very well cared for and listened to.

Nov 12, 2018
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things seemed good

Nov 8, 2018
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dr root is an exceptional physican. she clearly explains my overall health. i appreciate her exams, listening to my heart, respiration etc. this gives her a first hand understanding of my overall health. she does not just sit behind her computer and talk. exceptional doctor! exceptional care!

Nov 5, 2018
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#13 - Dr. Root usually is behind because she takes enough time with all her patients. I've been seeing her over 20 years. I believe she is the best. All doctors should follow her examples. I've had previous drs. that didn't even remember my name/situation. Unlike Dr. Root, to them it was all about the money.

Nov 5, 2018
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I had a great experience during my annual checkup. Your front office staff are always polite and efficient. There was no delay- I was called back on time and escorted to the examination room. The medical assistant was cheerful and did a good job. Leslie Root is a wonderful physician- I feel lucky to be her patient and have her partnership in my managing my health. She sets a very high bar for any other provider interaction. :) Also, I appreciated the fact that Legacy has the blood draw occur in the exam room- this is excellent! And the staff member who drew my blood was very competent and friendly. Great job, Legacy!

Nov 5, 2018
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Dr. Root is excellent! The medical assistance with a British accent is just not personable and it would help if she would smile when she comes to the waiting area to have patients come back. She was very hard nose and didn't listen, very opinionated! I remember how proud I was of losing a few pounds! Now usually the medical assistant will comment and make you feel great but not this one, she was just not nice! I feel she's in the wrong position:)

Oct 31, 2018
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Best doctor - Nice and cheerful people at the reception.

Oct 29, 2018
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Dr. Root is the best. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring. She has been my PCP for over 20 years. I will continue with her until she retires.

Oct 29, 2018
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my only complaint is getting my prescription filled for my [details deleted to protect privacy]. Not called in after my visit so I had to go without for a couple of days. and they called in a prescription I don't want to take which I taped with the doctor about.

Oct 29, 2018
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Dr. Leslie Root has been my primary care physician for approximately 25 years and is also my wife's primary care physician. She has treated several other family members as well and is truly an excellent physician!

Oct 22, 2018
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I love my doctor. I feel good that she's looking out for me and my family.

Oct 17, 2018
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I always have a good experience when Dr. Root and I visit.

Oct 17, 2018
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Great provider in all respects

Oct 15, 2018
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Dr. Root is always prepared, asks questions about more than I've come in for. During this appt. she took time to explain the POLST document and registered it for me with the county and provided me with the original. She's ALWAYS prepared and thorough. I think it would be hard to find a Primary (Internist) who would be more knowledgable, proactive and sensitive to my concerns and needs.

Oct 15, 2018
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Dr Root was very thorough with my physical exam and took the time to answer my questions. I appreciate her knowledge, and never feel rushed.

Oct 15, 2018
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I access my lab results online, then wrote to provider.

Oct 10, 2018
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I am extremely happy with the medical care that I receive from my physician, Leslie Root. Also, the staff at the clinic are very friendly and helpful.

Oct 8, 2018
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Dr Root is amazing doctor who spends time with you to find out how she can help with diagnosis. Highly recommend!!!

Oct 4, 2018
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I have seen Dr Root for years. She has always been able to figure out if something is wrong and what to do about it. The doctors she refers to are excellent. I get very good healthcare from her.

Oct 3, 2018
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The MA was particularly good - re:/questions; ID problems to talk w/Dr. Root about.

Sep 26, 2018
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Dr. Root has been our families PMD for 2+ decades. She is an outstanding physician and visit experiences are always excellent. Legacy is very lucky to have her as a medical provider. The office is functioning very well. It is tough to always have to leave a message to an assistants phone line, but they are pretty good about calling back.

Sep 26, 2018
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I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of time the doctor spent with me. Usually visits are much briefer & concise, though the provider is always amiable. I was able to more than adequately have all of my concerns addressed. I remember her saying once, when I first started seeing her, that she was "used to the 15 minute appts, I guess being a younger doctor, & not an older one used to more in-depth relationships with patients.

Sep 24, 2018
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Always a lovely experience, informative and worthwhile. Everyone was great!

Sep 24, 2018
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Dr Root and Cathryn are both superlative professionals. I feel fortunate to have them as my health support!

Sep 5, 2018
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I think Dr. Leslie always does a good job caring for me.

Sep 5, 2018
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Dr. Root and her staff are always courteous and professional. I appreciate that Dr. Root takes the time to listen and offer suggestions for small things that don't include pills/medication.

Sep 5, 2018
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I am always impressed with the professionalism & respect that I receive here. Dr. Leslie Root is an excellent provider, one who I trust and respect tremendously.

Aug 29, 2018
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Leslie Root is an outstanding doctor and my trust and respect for her skills and compassion are very high. She has a great team who works with her - her MA Cathryn is also outstanding.

Aug 29, 2018
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I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Jay Brown, I thought it was for Wednesday, but when I arrived, it was really for Thursday. My error. The receptionist, was able to put me in with another provider. Leslie Root, she was great and very informative. I appreciated being able to be seen Wednesday. It was suggested that I make a follow up with Dr. Jay Brown for a few weeks out. Hard time scheduling but soon had the appointment with him 3 weeks out. Thank you!!

Aug 27, 2018
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Receptionist, medical assistant and Dr. Root were all very professional. Great care by all.

Aug 20, 2018
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Dr Leslie Root is an amazing doctor!
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