Suzanne Hughes, MD

Not accepting new patients

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Internal Medicine, Board-certified




Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

*Temporarily closed to New Patients* Dr. Suzanne Hughes is a board-certified internal medicine physician with the Legacy Medical Group - West Linn. She attended Oregon Health and Science University and completed her residency at Madigan Army Medical Center where she was awarded the James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal Medicine. She served in the US Army Medical Corps, retiring as a Major after 12 years, and has extensive experience caring for veterans and their families. Her practice philosophy centers around evidence-based disease prevention, vibrant patient care relationships, and the long term mental and physical health of her patients. Dr. Hughes is a strong proponent of preventative care, including maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle and being a firm advocate for all CDC recommended vaccinations. Outside of work you will find her running around the Pacific northwest with her family, hiking, playing, and generally enjoying being in the wild.

Training: Education: Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University Year I started practice: 2017 Hospitals Served: Madigan Army Medical Center; Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center
Year I Started Practice: 2017
Hospitals Served: Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  Mar 20, 2024
As usual, Dr. Hughes and her team are on top of things.

  Mar 19, 2024
Very energetic and helpfu.

  Mar 14, 2024
This was my first visit with Dr. Hughes. She was very thorough and explained things very well.

  Mar 13, 2024
Very thorough and carding

  Mar 12, 2024
She is an excellent doctor!

  Mar 6, 2024
Dr. Hughes is the kind of doctor patients dream of having. I have no doubt that I am under superior care.

  Mar 6, 2024
Encouraging and understanding of my problem(s)

  Mar 6, 2024
Dr. Hughes was easy to communicate with. I feel I can ask her any questions related to health & she will try to answer them for me.

  Mar 5, 2024
Dr Hughes is very professional, direct, and informative. She has changed my medication and has positively impacted my health. I like her style!

  Feb 22, 2024
She's the best.

  Feb 20, 2024
Dr. HUGHES is fantastic, great personality, high degree of knowledge of my medical needs and conditions

  Feb 8, 2024
The only negative thing I would mention is that I am forced to get the most current Covid-19 vaccine in order to continue as a patient of Dr. Hughes due to her compromised immune system.

  Feb 6, 2024
Dr held up in Provider meeting, making her 25-30 minutes late for the appointment. Dr apologized for tardiness, and explained why she was late. She had informed those at the meeting she had a patient waiting. Having to wait this length of time to see the doctor was a new experience.

  Feb 5, 2024
Dr Hughes is the BEST Primary Doctor I've had. She's the kind of Doctor that is easy to speak to, and not hesitant to suggest recommendations to better my health needs. Very attentive and thorough in her treatment methods and suggestions.

  Feb 1, 2024
Love dr Hughes. Very genuine interested and fun to talk to. Very complete in answering questions and providing thoughtful suggestions for care. In the end respects your decision

  Jan 31, 2024
My primary care physician was unavailable for this needed appointment and this doctor was willing to fit me in her schedule. This doctor did not rush and took time to ask many questions to best help me. She recommended support socks.

  Jan 31, 2024
New Doctor for me. Have been a patient at Westside for 50 years. Dr. Hughes was outstanding.

  Jan 30, 2024

  Jan 24, 2024
Dr. Hughes is awesome and so down to earth! She's easy to communicate with and provided excellent care. The Medical Assistant needs to introduce herself by name when caring for clients and step out into the waiting room where clearly visible when calling your name to come back to exam room. I heard my name being called but did not see the MA who was barely in the waiting room and not visible.

  Jan 23, 2024
Doctor told me she could no longer treat me if I did not agree to the Covid vaccination. Very shocked, I always believed doctors would help their patients regardless of different views.

  Jan 22, 2024
I felt very comfortable and very cared about during this visit. I am [age removed] and this was my best ever doctor/patient experience! Her clinic moved twice the previous distance and I didn't hesitate to to follow her.

  Jan 18, 2024
Always very goog

  Jan 11, 2024
Dr. Hughes is very efficient and explains medical issues in easy to understand terms and is willing to listen to individual issues. Excellent Dr.

  Jan 11, 2024
Dr Hughes is phenomenal. I followed her to this location despite it being much further away for me. She is extremely knowledgeable and does well managing my care. She's a 10/10

  Jan 10, 2024
Excellent care

  Jan 9, 2024
My experience was very great of. Dr Hughes is comfortable compassionate and caring.

  Jan 4, 2024
I love Dr. Hughes and the entire staff at Westside Medical Internal Medicine, although I am very sorry Dr. Hughes moved from West Linn. She is everything I want in a primary care provider and I can't say enough positive things about her. I would recommend her most definitely to any one, but it's difficult to et an appointment with her. I don't believe she's taking new patients, such a shame.

  Dec 13, 2023
Dr Hughes is the best doctor I've ever had. Kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. I feel so fortunate that she is my provider

  Dec 12, 2023
Very thorough, extremely knowledgeable, great personality.

  Dec 11, 2023
All visits with Dr. Hughes are the best

  Dec 6, 2023
I followed Dr. Hughes from the West Linn Clinic. It's a long way to see her, but she's worth the drive! I really feel good about my care. Other doctors haven't been as detailed or attentive to my health needs as she is. Thanks, Dr. Hughes!

  Dec 4, 2023
Best primary care physician I have had

  Nov 27, 2023
Suzanne Hughes is an excellent physician and diagnostician. Her manner of relating to her patients iis easy, sometimes humorous. She instills confidence both in her diagnosis and treatment plan.I feel most fortunate to be her patient. She is a gem.

  Nov 16, 2023
Dr. Hughes and Elizabeth are the best. Dr. Hughes is so intently involved with her patients. She really cares. I feel important to her.

  Nov 7, 2023
My Dr. Hughes is the best Dr. I have ever had.

  Nov 7, 2023
Dr. Hughes is Excellent. My wife and I are lucky to have her as our GP. She found a heart murmur this last visit and immediately set me up for an Echo Adult Complete Study. My wife and I were very disappointed that you closed down West Linn Legacy. Weird.

  Nov 1, 2023
Dr. Hughes is wonderful - extremely compassionate and easy to talk to.

  Oct 31, 2023
Dr Hughes is fantastic! She truly cares about me and is on my team to help me improve my health. The joy she has taking care of me comes through in every way!

  Oct 31, 2023
It's a common practice to weigh you on each visit. They have you do this with shoes and clothes. I weighed myself before I left the weight with clothes and shoes was 4 pounds higher which is what goes in my record. I continue to find this annoying. Thanks FYI

  Oct 31, 2023
Dr Hughes is fabulous

  Oct 26, 2023
Doctor Suzanne Hughes had me do a blood test and found my PSA count was higher than what it needs to be. She was right on it scheduling me for another blood test, MRI, set me up with a urologist that I found was very good at what he does and he explained everything that I need to know. I am a little nervous about this procedure because this is the first time that I've ever had to do something like this so personal but she is an outstanding doctor you get rid of her you get rid of me I'm not gonna be able to find a doctor like her. I think she's awesome.

  Oct 26, 2023
I always receive five star service from Dr. Hughes. She is the best Primary Care Doctor I have ever had and I feel so lucky to have her oversee my care.

  Oct 25, 2023
Dr. Hughes is the best, GOAT, whatever you want to call it. I look forward to my appointment with her every year or two.

  Oct 24, 2023
Always enjoy a visit with DR Hughes. From the very start she has displayed a thorough understanding of my health history and current needs. WE discuss emerging technology and alternatives approaches, listens. To me and lines up new caregivers e.g. A new Urologist, (a recommendation from my oncologist... totally appropriate given my history of prostate cancer. This referral was effectively done...IN REAL-TIME.

  Oct 23, 2023
Dr. Hughes is very thorough and explains clearly all health issues.

  Oct 19, 2023
Dr. Hughes is fantastic. Speaks to me like an adult and gives Information to me straight.

  Oct 18, 2023
Difficult office location to reach by car.

  Oct 12, 2023
Dr Hughes is an excellent physician she is attentive, informative and respectful

  Oct 12, 2023
Poor signage for getting to clinic once I parked. I had to call the desk to find out where I go for the clinic entrance.

  Oct 12, 2023
Dr. Hughes is an excellent physician and relates well to patients.

  Oct 12, 2023
Dr Hughes is thorough, very professional in her medical advice, and kind-hearted .. Genuinely interested in her patients!

  Oct 11, 2023
Dr Hughes is very attentive and listens carefully. She make sure she understands the issue before recommending treatment or prescriptions.

  Oct 6, 2023
I'm very disappointed that the clinic is closing in West Linn. I love my doctor and will follow her all the way to Beaverton, but it isn't convenient.

  Oct 5, 2023
Was in for a physical and Dr gave thorough physical. Explained about blood tests and follow up to recommendations on the tests. Appreciate the fact she knew what my previous symptoms were and followed up with me on recommendations going forward.

  Sep 20, 2023
My visits with Dr. Hughes have always been very good and I am disappointed that she is relocating to Beav erton It was was very convenient for me since I don't drive any more because of my age. It will be rather inconvenient to have someone take me to Beaverton but I like Dr. Hughes and will hope that I don't need to make too many trips except for yearly checkups. I want to continue having her as my primary care provider. It would be perfect, and I would be most grateful if she could be at the Legacy Clinic in Tualatin. Isn't there a vacancy there?

  Sep 18, 2023
Very thorough. She answered my questions, and concerns.

  Sep 13, 2023
Dr. Hughes and staff are the best!! Thanks for having Dr. Hughes in the Legacy Medical Group.

  Sep 13, 2023
Dr Hughes is wonderful... Tells it like it is and that's what I want to hear.....

  Sep 11, 2023
I am VERY unhappy that Legacy is closing this office because it treats a large geographic area in this part of the Portland area. I will now have to travel one hour to see my doctor and there are no other Legacy doctors available in my area. I moved to Legacy and this doctor less than a year ago from another provider. The technician will not be able to move with my doctor which is very disappointing. LEGACY IS CLEARLY DOING THIS FOR FINANCIAL REASONS REGARDLESS OF THE IMPACT ON ITS CUSTOMERS.

  Sep 8, 2023
Timely, efficient, assistant seemed nervous.

  Aug 25, 2023
I am almost [age removed] and have had many doctors during that time. I don't believe I ever had a bad one but Dr Hughes is exceptionally good and I feel very lucky to have her as my primary at this point in my life.

  Aug 24, 2023
It is very sad how all of the Legacy employees were notified about the merger with OHSUHR needs to to take a course in employee retentionnot done well at all.

  Aug 24, 2023
Doctor & staff are very good

  Aug 21, 2023
The worst part of this clinic is the stairs and ramp. My wife has to push me in a wheelchair up that ramp. I weigh 100 pounds more than she does. We are not young. The threshold is terrible to go over.I realize you are moving. So, problem solved.

  Aug 21, 2023
I have actually recommended Dr. Hughes to three different people (who are all now patients, and love her!).The only bad part of the visit was that OHSU's first order of business will be to close some Legacy primary care clinics. The last thing our community needs is LESS primary care clinics. Shame on you Legacy and OHSU both.With that said, I would follow Dr. Hughes to the moon. So I will go anywhere they decide to send her.

  Aug 18, 2023
Dr Hughes is a wonderful doctor and I hope we will be able to have her as my doctor for a long time. Her MA is also wonderful her name is Marie.

  Aug 17, 2023
Very personable, lots of energy, very thorough, feel confidence in her care

  Aug 14, 2023
Please keep Dr Hughes in West Linn. We had to change doctors this year due to Providence would no longer taking Blue cross insurance. They did not have a contract with them. So we chose Legacy West Linn and dr Hughes. We really like her and don't want to have to change doctors again. So please keep her in West Linn!!!!!

  Aug 14, 2023
Dr. Hughes is very good and competent!She informed me that Legacy is closing this Clinic. I find this to be tragic!! It's a well run, efficient office and I've truly enjoyed my experience here with said doctor and staff!

  Aug 14, 2023
Always a productive session with Dr Hughes!Treats us respectfully and with Aloha!

  Aug 11, 2023
Great service as always. Got right in, Dr was in immediately and performed exceptionally. Was not happy to hear that the West Linn Clinic is closing. We finally found a great Dr that was close and now to continue as a regular patient, we will have to deal with Highway 217!!!! Not cool and NOT convenient!! If this move Is "to better serve me", then you have no clue as to what your elderly retired customer's needs are.

  Aug 10, 2023
However all of your doctors are not taking new patients.

  Aug 9, 2023
Dr Hughes is an engaged, positive, and smart physician. I am quite disappointed that the West Linn clinic is closing and that Dr Hughes will then work at the Cedar Hills clinic.

  Jul 20, 2023
Always good to see the doctor.Wonderful having my doctor's office so nearby home.

  Jul 19, 2023
I am exceptionally upset Legacy is taking accessible health care away from me and my family by closing the West Linn clinic. Post COVID care has been exceptionally challenging as it is and now Legacy takes away our community health care? This decision seems exceptionally shortsighted and is not taking the patients needs into consideration whatsoever

  Jul 19, 2023
I was told the office was closing. I am very disappointed to hear that because of my positive marks I gave the people in this office. My wife and I are older and not knowing if we can find another clinic close to us. We may have to change from Legacy if this clinic closes.

  Jul 17, 2023
Firstly, I want to say that Dr. Hughes is very attentive and thorough. She listens well and is on top of getting appointments she makes referrals for. However, she told me yesterday that I could no longer be her patient because I won't take a Covid vaccine. I was there yesterday because of a neck issue and she made me take a Covid test during the appointment. I am so mad at myself for complying with that. She said she is immunocompromised and she just can't have someone like me in her practice. At this point in time, everyone knows anyone could expose a person to Covid, vaccinated or not. If she is so compromised, maybe she is in the wrong profession. I was so upset when I left, thinking about being booted as a patient because of a medical choice I have the right to make. I personally think Dr. Hughes is obsessed with Covid, a pandemic that has been declared over. Even if I had a choice, I would not see her again.

  Jul 17, 2023
Very pleased with this doctor, and the clinic. I never feel rushed, or that the doctor can only spend so many minutes with me. Very personable.

  Jul 14, 2023
Doctor Susan Hughes is an outstanding doctor, and I wouldn't have any other doctor on this planet again. She has been outstanding, and has addressed every need , if she decides to go to another doctors office, I will follow her if I can find her other than that definitely satisfied and I will keep Doctor Susan Hughes as long as I can

  Jul 14, 2023
I feel extremely well cared for by Dr. Hughes. She is the best Primary Care Doctor Ever.

  Jul 13, 2023
Dr. Hughes is an excellent physician. I think she is intelligent, compassionate and an excellent diagnostician. She is a new PCP for me and has learned my history rapidly as she is very thorough. Follow up noted as not done in the questionnaire was not necessary. I would give her 10+ as a provider.

  Jul 12, 2023
Refused as new patient due to lack of covid boosters

  Jul 12, 2023
I have complete faith in Dr. Hughes. I appreciate her direct answers and concerns about my health.

  Jul 10, 2023
I like my provider but she has never given me a physical exam, my visits are always about my medicines and my next visit will be with the clinic pharmacist to go over meds again! And then see Dr. Hughes to review new lab work and meds (again) in 3 months.

  Jul 7, 2023
I love this doctors she is very knowledgeable and cares and listens

  Jul 6, 2023
Dr. Hughes is great and I have recommended her. Marie is also very good and gets back to me with any questions I might have forgotten to ask while at my appointment. I just had 1bad experience with them sending a new prescription to my mail order Rx instead of the local Costco. The situation was resolved in a few days.

  Jul 3, 2023
Dr. Hughes, is by far one of the best doctors I have ever gone to.

  Jun 23, 2023
Always positive. Enjoy going to this clinic.

  Jun 16, 2023
Dr. Hughes is AMAZING! I have never had such an amazing provider. She really takes the effort to get to know you. So thankful to have found her!

  Jun 16, 2023
First visit with my new Primary Care Physician. I am very happy to have Dr. Hughes as my Doctor.

  Jun 13, 2023
Everything was great! Suzanne Hughes is the best Dr. I have ever had!

  Jun 8, 2023
Dr. Suzanne Hughes is a fabulous doctor. I'm so glad my husband and I are under her care. SHe is compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, caring and she always makes us feel very comfortable - we absolutely love her! As well as her nurse, Marie!

  Jun 7, 2023
Dr. Hughes is the best! I do have a hard time getting appointments with her, but have been seen by 2 excellent "subs."

  Jun 2, 2023
Dr. Hughes is very detailed and thorough. She is professional and kind. She is a good listener. I have recommended her to many people.

  Jun 2, 2023
They care about me and what I have gone through in the last year up to present. (The loss of my husband.)

  Jun 2, 2023
My primary care physician dismissed me at the beginning of the visit, from her care. She said she will not treat individuals who are not vaccinated for C-19

  Jun 2, 2023
Dr Hughes wasted no time addressing the primary reason for my visit which was acute shoulder and pectoral pain after a fall. She was wonderful!

  Jun 2, 2023
I appreciate The time Dr Hughes spends with me to explain to me everything I need to know. She answers every one of my questions with precise answers. And it's a bonus that she's so friendly I feel like I'm sitting with a friend discussing my problems

  Jun 1, 2023
Great doctor - and assistant - both are up to date on current treatments and development, friendly, care about me.

  May 31, 2023
My daughter (who accompanied me) and I were very impressed with Dr. Hughes. She was extremely friendly, courteous, helpful, listened, and extremely professional. Also, we didn't have to wait, and the entire staff was very professional and helpful. And we loved Dr. Hughes! I'm looking forward to a long and warm relationship with the Doctor.

  May 24, 2023
Dr. Hughes is knowledgeable, thorough, and friendly. Hard to find all of that in one doctor.

  May 19, 2023
Dr. Hughes is fantastic at handling various medical conversations with respect and having a great way of treating urgent matters with a dose of reality

  May 15, 2023
I made the appointment [date removed] and had to wait until [date removed] to see her. This fact does not reflect her service. She was very engaging and I am very pleased that she will be my primary care physician.

  May 15, 2023
This was my first visit with this provider. I was very impressed.

  May 12, 2023
Note this was my first visit with Dr, Hughes. We recently moved to the area and plan for Dr. Hughes to be my primary care physician. My only significant health concern is that I have Crohn's disease which is being controlled with Remicade infusions. Though I have a GI specialist who helps me manage this disease I am very pleased that Dr. Hughes is familiar with it and especially with being immunocompromised.

  May 10, 2023
Good experience! Dr. Hughes is very thorough and caring - also follows through with referrals in a timely manner!

  May 5, 2023
Dr. Hughes put me at ease with her great bed side manner. She used humor to explain my condition and was easy to talk to.

  May 5, 2023
It was a first time meeting Dr Hughes and we went through medical and family history. She ordered some tests that I will be getting done and will go back to see her in 3 months. She was very nice and very professional. I liked her and will be happy to have her as my medical professional.

  May 4, 2023
1st visit to establish medical relationship. Unsure if my medical records have been reviewed. I think future relationship will be fine.

  May 3, 2023
She was "all business" short with me and her assistant. When the exam was over she apologized and said she was concerned about my condition and wanted to get to the exam as soon as possible.

  May 1, 2023
Dr. Hughes is the best physician I haven't seen in years! She is always prepared, enthusiastic, friendly, and just a joy to check in with.

  Apr 28, 2023
Dr. Hughes is very knowledgeable about the issues that we deal with together in my healthcare.

  Apr 27, 2023
Both doctor Hughes and her PA Marie are both professional and courteous and have done taking care of my needs

  Apr 24, 2023
I always feel that I'm well cared for when I go in for a visit.

  Apr 24, 2023
They need more staff help , lab available NO STAFF ??????

  Apr 21, 2023
Since provider will not take on a patient unless they are fully Covid vaccinated and boosted, this should be made clear BEFORE setting up an appointment with her.

  Apr 20, 2023
The receptionist filling in for meal breaks was rather abrupt. Not much personality and not very friendly.