Legacy Health Partners

Paula Folger, MD

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Geriatrics, Board-certified; Geriatrics, Board-certified; Internal Medicine, Board-certified
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 182 RATINGS & 113 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Raleigh Hills

About Me:

Dr. Paula Folger is a primary care geriatrician, new to Legacy Medical Group-Raleigh Hills. She has been a long-time internist and geriatrician at Legacy Good Samaritan, previously working as medical director of several skilled nursing facilities in the Portland area and in a small geriatric primary care practice. She is also Program Director for Legacy Emanuel and Good Samaritan Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is delighted with the opportunity to be transitioning her clinical practice to geriatric primary care at Raleigh Hills. Dr. Folger received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She performed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Legacy Health, and fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Folger continues to be an active member of the geriatric medical community and is eager to be welcoming patients 70 years and older, or those with medical needs associated with aging

Education:
Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University
Residency: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Internship: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Year I Started Practice: 2007
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     182 Ratings     113 Comments

Apr 29, 2022
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Dr. Folger was very compassionate with my father. She took a TON of time with him on this initial visit and ask questions I have never seen ask by his other physicians.

Apr 25, 2022
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This was a new patient visit. I liked Dr. Folger very much. She took a lot of time talking to me and was very helpful.

Apr 25, 2022
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Did not have to wait very long. When I had a problem with ear washing, Dr. Delt with it immediately. Doctor offered good advice to several of my challenges.

Apr 18, 2022
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I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY VISIT TO DR FOLGER

Apr 18, 2022
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I think Dr. Folger is great! She is easy to communicate with and explains things so l understand them.I feel so comfortable speaking to her. I get the impression she cares for me as a patient. I am lucky l have her as a doctor.

Apr 8, 2022
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Dr. Folger once this past year made a home visit.

Apr 8, 2022
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Everyone should be lucky enough to be seen by Dr Folger. She is the most empathetic, attuned , considerate, knowledgeable physician I ever was treated by. I love my doctor!

Apr 4, 2022
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Excellent experience with doctor and clinic.

Apr 4, 2022
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This doctor is very personable.

Apr 4, 2022
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Good listener; quick and thorough follow-up; explains clearly, and is willing to answer questions.

Apr 4, 2022
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Was very good all the way around with Dr. Folger

Apr 1, 2022
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Only negative is leaving questions on "messaging" and not getting a response. Had to message a second time.

Apr 1, 2022
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Dr. Folger, who lists her specialty as Geriatrics, is perfect for someone of my vintage. I feel she has genuine understanding and caring for the elderly and their needs. She is patient with questions and careful to give complete answers. She seems happy to have the patient involved in the solutions. As a retired R.N. I know how important that is. I feel grateful to have found her.

Mar 18, 2022
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Dr. Folger is an exceptional physician. She is knowledgeable, kind, caring and she listens to her patient. I would say she is one of the best doctors I've had during my lifetime.

Mar 11, 2022
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This was my first visit with Dr. Folger and I am so happy I found her. My complaints are of the kind that don't have ready direct solutions. She handled them very well & was knowledgeable over a broad range of...

Mar 11, 2022
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Good conversation, doctor listens, takes care of my concerns without pushing something unnecessary on me. Conservative treatment, yet wanting to take care of my concern and continue contact about how things are going. She is easy to talk to, makes me feel comfortable.

Mar 11, 2022
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Dr Folger is the most helpful and responsive doctor I've ever been too. Her medical knowledge I'd amazing!

Mar 8, 2022
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When I checked in the receptionist was friendly, helpful and professional! I was very pleased! The medical assistant was professional and friendly! But I was most impressed with Dr Folgers' friendly and compassionate bedside manner, her professional knowledge as she showed me a model of the knee and where I was probably experiencing pain. Then she recommended an X-ray and follow up Physical Therapy plan. She provided the name and addresses for a physical therapist and location for my X-Ray. Very Impressed!!!!

Feb 28, 2022
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Excellent MD I am [age removed] and she is the best MD I have ever had.

Feb 28, 2022
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Gracious and thoughtful interview as a new patient to her practice.

Feb 28, 2022
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My husband and I love Dr. Folger. She has been taking are of me since [year removed] and I drive all the way across the city to see her. She is warm, friendly and knowledgeable about the care of older people and me in particular. You are very lucky to have such a special and intelligent person.

Feb 21, 2022
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All good

Feb 18, 2022
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I have just switched to Regence - Dr. Folger was my first visit to a PCP in the Legacy system. I chose her online, on the basis of location and credentials. I have never, in all my years, had such a warm, well-informed, intelligent experience with a physician. TEN STARS!!

Feb 18, 2022
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Dr. Folger is exceptional...she is caring and proactive and we can trust her care.

Feb 14, 2022
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First new patient visit, w/complex medical history. Doctor was prepared, focused, able to prioritize needs, communicated clearly and was kind. She was refreshing in that she acted like a normal human being unlike many doctors.

Feb 11, 2022
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Exceptional experience!

Feb 7, 2022
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Visit helpful and informative. Extremely friendly and encouraging.

Feb 7, 2022
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Dr. Folger & assistant are both top notch! I feel sorry for people that are not in need of a geriatric MD, as this team is superb.

Feb 7, 2022
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Very good as always

Feb 7, 2022
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Really appreciate Dr Folger's manner/ rapport

Feb 4, 2022
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I'm very happy with my doctors, they listen to my concerns.

Feb 4, 2022
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She was very friendly and responded to questions thoroughly.

Jan 31, 2022
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Dr Folger is the most caring empathetic doctor we have met in ever so long, esp in such difficult times for us

Jan 28, 2022
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All around excellent

Jan 28, 2022
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Dr Folger is warm, she listens, is knowledgeable, is thorough and treats me with respect.

Jan 28, 2022
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This was my first visit with Dr. Folger. She met and exceeded all my expectations. She is very caring, easy to talk to, attentive to my concerns and intuitive. I feel very lucky to be her patient.

Jan 21, 2022
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Have referred several people to her already.

Jan 17, 2022
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So glad to have found this geriatric doctor. She is very helpful!

Jan 17, 2022
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Just learning new provider/ clinic approach to care. Very responsive to me .

Jan 17, 2022
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Dr. Folger was very engaging with my mom. Made her laugh and made the visit very pleasant.

Jan 14, 2022
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Dr. Folger and her assistants are always warm, friendly and thorough. She goes above and beyond and NEVER makes me feel my concerns are trivial.

Jan 10, 2022
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She's a very good physician.

Jan 10, 2022
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This was a meet and greet visit. I felt very pleased with this visit in that medications & my health were thoroughly addressed. Dr. Folger has a wonderful and engaging personality that allowed me to feel free to talk openly and easily about my past and present medical concerns/conditions and medication list. Her concern and interest in me and my health were genuine and apparent. I am pleased to say that her use of the computer at the time of my visit was not all consuming in that she sat face to face with me for most of the visit. This was an uplifting and positive visit for me.

Jan 3, 2022
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This was a first time visit with new provider

Jan 3, 2022
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This was our visit, so much is inapplicable

Jan 3, 2022
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It was my first appointment to establish Dr. Folger as my primary care physician. I am delighted by her warm, friendly personality and her careful attention to my health concerns. I am excited that she is going to be my new primary care provider.

Dec 20, 2021
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Doctor was very polite and compassionate and listened to all the concerns and didn't rush. It was a very good experience.

Dec 17, 2021
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Very positive experience.

Dec 10, 2021
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This was my first visit w/Dr. Folger. I feel we're off to a great start!

Dec 6, 2021
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This was my first appointment with Dr. Folger. She had a huge amount of prior history to consider as she helped me prioritize a long list of overdue medical needs. She fully considered my thoughts and wishes, and we ended up with a list that satisfied both of us, which we are now starting to work through. I'm very happy with her thorough approach.

Dec 3, 2021
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I received excellent medical care from a doctor that I trust for VERY good knowledge, consideration, explanation, recommendation in a very friendly manner.

Dec 3, 2021
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Very happy with Dr Folger's attitude and approach, look forward to ongoing treatment relationship with her.

Dec 3, 2021
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Dr. P. Folger listens very well to the patient concerns, give clear answers based on an excellent medical knowledge and giving the right treatment. She is pleasant, friendly and very professional making patients feel very comfortable. She builds a relationship of trust.

Nov 29, 2021
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As always, an excellent experience from the minute I came in until the end.

Nov 29, 2021
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We were the first morning appointment. Staff members kept going into the office, but we were not able to enter for a while.

Nov 19, 2021
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Dr. Folger always, listens to what I have to say. She always tells me exactly what's going on. She keeps up with my meds, and she has a great personality. This is why she's my doctor.

Nov 15, 2021
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My experience was EXCELLENT.

Nov 8, 2021
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As a new patient of Dr. Folger's I couldn't ask for a more professional, kind, caring & welcoming physician. I came away from my appt. feeling as if I found the absolute best physician ever. I feel I am in the very best of hands w/Dr. Folger.

Nov 8, 2021
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Dr. Folger is great!

Nov 8, 2021
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The doctor spoke directly to my mother. She also covered all our concerns.

Nov 8, 2021
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Everyone at Raleigh Hills is extremely pleasant, and all seem genuinely kind and interested in me. It's very pleasant to go to that office!!

Nov 5, 2021
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Dr. Folger always gives me the amount of time necessary and her triage nurse Chris is excellent as well.

Nov 1, 2021
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It was a very good visit. No problems.

Oct 29, 2021
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This was my initial visit to Dr. Folger. Our previous PCP doctor is retiring and we have chosen Dr. Folger as our new doctor. Everything about this first visit went extremely well and we look forward to working with Dr. Folger for many years ahead.

Oct 25, 2021
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Doctor was very cheerful, encouraging, went over all questions in detail, left me feeling positive and also had two vaccinations

Oct 18, 2021
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I am thrilled with Dr. Folger. She is the best doctor I've ever had!

Oct 11, 2021
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Everything went very well.... Dr. Folger and I hit it off right away, In the liberal amount of time given to this appointment, we covered 100% of all my medical concerns. I believe that Dr. Folger will work out great to be me and my wife's primary provider, since our current PCP left her practice for a different line of medicine. I would summarize: Dr. Folger is very thorough; and most easy to talk with about all manner of health related items.

Oct 11, 2021
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Dr Paula Folger is the best doctor that I could ever have.

Oct 11, 2021
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Dr. Paula Folger is an exceptional care provider and the best doctor I've ever experienced!

Oct 8, 2021
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Receptionist, Diane, was extremely helpful when I called about getting PCP with clinic. She was also very pleasant. Dr Folger was very knowledgeable, helpful, professional, and engaged! I am so glad she will be my PCP!

Oct 5, 2021
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Dr. Folger has provided exceptional care.

Sep 27, 2021
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Dr. Folger is wonderful. Experienced, knowledgeable about the health issues presented, caring and has excellent follow through.

Sep 20, 2021
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First visit very happy I found this provider

Sep 20, 2021
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I am delighted to have Dr. Paula Folger as my primary care physician. I've recommended her to many friends and those who needed a new primary care, signed up. She is professional, thoughtful, caring, and very knowledgeable.

Sep 20, 2021
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The best doctor ever. We are so lucky to trust her with our health concerns.

Sep 20, 2021
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A resident took all of my initial H&P which took time before I met with Dr Folger. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed that contact and the quality of the questions asked by the resident. Dr Folger answered by questions and we formulated a plan to try to resolve some of my aging issues. The My Health portal has been easy to navigate

Sep 17, 2021
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I am new to Portland and was looking for a new doctor. I was very impressed by Dr. Folger, and look forward to working with her.

Sep 13, 2021
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Fr Paula listens, open to options and alternatives, personable, approachable, great sense of humor and quite professional

Sep 10, 2021
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All was so good.

Sep 3, 2021
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Best Doctor Legacy has!

Aug 30, 2021
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My doctor had a "student in training" whom I saw first. I recommend him highly as well. He had a great professional manner, listened respectfully and asked appropriate questions. Dr. Folger came in after a short consult with him and was her wonderful self. She is great!

Aug 30, 2021
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Had to wait too long to get blood drawn.

Aug 20, 2021
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I was pleased with the time she took with me. She listened carefully. My daughter and I had taken my medical records with us to the appointment. They covered the last few years which when she has time to read them, she will know my medical history.

Aug 16, 2021
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I left the office knowing exactly what I should do should I have a problem - who to contact - what to expect and who to talk to. My feeling after just one visit with Dr. Folger - is that I had I been under her care a few years back I would be considerably healthier than I am now!

Aug 16, 2021
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This was my very first visit with Dr. Folger. So far I like her and hope she will be my doctor for the rest of my life.

Aug 13, 2021
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An excellent health care facility.

Aug 13, 2021
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ALL MY QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED CLEARLY.

Aug 9, 2021
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I love Dr. Folger and her team. She is the most careful, helpful, respectful and personable dr. I have seen as an adult - Only problem is that her office moved very far from my home. I liked it better then the office was more centrally located.

Aug 9, 2021
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First visit with this PCP to get established with her. I like it that she focuses on geriatric care. Everyone in office was efficient, courtesy, took time with me -

Aug 6, 2021
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Dr. Folger is so GOOD that I have referred her to several friends who now see her as their PCP. Best doctor I've had in several years.

Aug 6, 2021
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Dr. Folger was excellent. All my concerns were important and she was going to find out what was happening to my body. I was very fortunate to have her as a doctor. I would highly recommend her to anyone that was looking for a doctor. When l left her office, I felt one hundred percent better.

Aug 2, 2021
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Wonderful doctor. Good appointment. Very caring.

Aug 2, 2021
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Good experiences due to doctor's good social skills

Aug 2, 2021
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Everyone in the office and the doctor were extremely kind and attentive and patient

Jul 19, 2021
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This was my first time appointment with Dr. Paula Folger. I was impressed by this welcoming visit, her knowledge about my previous medical history that I provided online. She listened very well and provided very good recommendations. I trust this doctor.

Jul 19, 2021
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Dr. Folger and her staff were great! I am [age removed] and really appreciated their kindness and what felt like extra special attention.

Jul 19, 2021
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I aALWAYS feel that Dr. Folger takes the proper amount of time needed to discuss my concerns. And her PA always follows up to make sure all has gone well since the visit. I feel so very grateful that I was lucky enough to have found zDr. Folger. She and her PA Chris are both EXCEPTIONAL Iin my estimation.

Jul 16, 2021
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Good listener, good clarifying & follow up questions.

Jul 12, 2021
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Doctor Folger is a compassionate, caring doctor. She is also a prof.

Jul 12, 2021
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She is my new PCP, first visit with her.Wonderful experience- she took me seriously and was informative and understanding

Jul 12, 2021
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We felt comfortable from the moment we entered the office. The receptionist was pleasant and so was the technician who weighed and took blood pressure. The Dr came in promptly and was very pleasant and kind. She listened to our concerns and offered a variety of suggestions. It was such a pleasant experience in many ways!

Jul 9, 2021
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I was extremely happy with my experience at your Raleigh Hills office yesterday. I just moved to [location removed], so this was my initial visit, and I was very pleased with all the people I interacted with.

Jul 5, 2021
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Paula Folger is a wonderful physician! I felt heard, listened to & she was so attentive to me. The time was not rushed at all which I really appreciated.

Jun 28, 2021
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This was my first visit to this provider, so I can't really evaluate how things would be in other circumstances. As an initial visit, I was listened to, assessed well by my new physician & the learning partner. I was very satisfied.

Jun 25, 2021
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My experiences were very good. I was there to get established with a physician and I felt that I accomplished that goal and feel my choice is a wise one.

Jun 25, 2021
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This was my first visit with Dr Folger, and I was very impressed. look forward to having her as my physician.

Jun 11, 2021
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I felt relaxed and comfortable talking with thedoctor all during my appointment,

Jun 7, 2021
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Anything Legacy is tops!

Jun 7, 2021
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This was my first meeting with my new primary doctor. I was very impressed with her kindness and professionalism. She established immediate rapport with me during our visit. I am looking forward to having her as my regular physician.

Jun 7, 2021
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Dr.Folger is the model of a Fine Dr.She is the BEST!!

Jun 7, 2021
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This was a first visit, and I am looking forward to continuing with her as my primary. She gave me the kind of attention I had been feeling I was lacking.

Jun 4, 2021
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Dr. Folger is always forthright, competent and kind. I rely on her completely for my medical needs.

May 24, 2021
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This was my first visit with Dr. Folger. I am so grateful to be her patient. She is by far the best healthcare provider I have found. She is knowledgeable and she is a good listener. She reviewed what medical records were available to her, and will send for the rest. Dr. Folger is the physician I have been looking for!
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