Vanessa Peterson, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Sleep Medicine, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Sleep Disorders, Obesity Medicine, Restless Leg Syndrome
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5    94 Ratings    48 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Sleep Medicine

2222 N.W. Lovejoy St., Suite 411 Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-7067

About Me:

Dr. Vanessa Peterson is board certified in Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine. A medical graduate of Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth Dominica, West Indies, she completed her residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and her sleep medicine fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Peterson fosters a doctor-patient relationship that meets the patient where they are at with the goals of improving functionality, health and well-being, without necessarily relying on medications. Dr. Peterson enjoys spending time hiking in the beautiful outdoors with her husband and three young children and making different varieties of soaps.

Education:
Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Marquette University College of Nursing
Year I Started Practice: 2010
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     94 Ratings     48 Comments

Mar 9, 2020
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I was extremely impressed and appreciative of Dr. Peterson. Blown away with her attentiveness, kindness as well being a "real person" when we met. A+

Mar 3, 2020
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VERY attentive and knowledgeable physician.

Feb 24, 2020
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Dr Peterson is a warm, engaging who was also very knowledgeable and professional in evaluating my sleep apnea issues and recommending solutions.

Feb 20, 2020
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Dr. Peterson changed my life; she saved my life. I trust her completely, on both professional & ethical grounds. She is proactive, diligent, and informed on the current research & drug trials. I am always confident I am getting the best care available when I'm with her, and an very relieved to have my doctor back.

Feb 20, 2020
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Thanks to Dr. Peterson's adjustment to my CPAP machine I got best sleep in months. She is very helpful in helping me understanding my sleep iissues and how to resolve them

Feb 20, 2020
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Vanessa is sooo nice

Feb 10, 2020
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Dr. Peterson was great and explained things very well and thoroughly. I feel I better understand my sleep apnea treatment.

Feb 6, 2020
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Dr. Peterson is an OUTSTANDING Physician Super Helpful and very knowledgeable! Provides easy to understand and thorough explanations of everything I'd highly recommend her!

Jan 27, 2020
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clear concise and comprehensive communication, provided thoughtful responses and guidance

Jan 24, 2020
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This was 1st time I saw this provider. She was excellent and offered many suggestions for my problems.

Jan 8, 2020
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Dr Peterson was great. She made me feel relaxed and comfortable while conversing and asking questions. Gave me a lot of information that I didn't have before my visit. Definitely..a keeper!

Dec 12, 2019
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Dr Peterson has been an excellent physician regarding my sleep issues. Highly recommend her to others.

Dec 11, 2019
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Dr. Peterson is an extraordinary doctor. She is thoughtful, kind, compassionate and an overall delightful person.

Dec 6, 2019
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It is always a pleasure to deal with Dr. Peterson. She is always prepared, and it was clear that she reviewed my medical record before my appointment. She is knowledgeable, respectful, listens well, conveys information clearly and cares about her patients. She is one of my favorite docs.

Dec 5, 2019
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Explained thoroughly what I could expect going forward with care.

Dec 4, 2019
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Dr Peterson always takes very good care of me

Dec 3, 2019
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Awesome doctor; great support staff.

Nov 27, 2019
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Doctor took the time to fully answer my questions.

Nov 21, 2019
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great experience. very knowledgable and personable provider

Nov 15, 2019
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My overall visit was good. The doctor spoke to me on a level I could understand.

Nov 14, 2019
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Prompt appointment, outstanding knowledgeable doctor. Very pleasant.

Nov 13, 2019
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I followed this provider from one hospital to other always No questions asked.

Oct 30, 2019
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I always feel as if I have been given the best advice possible for my sleep issues when I have been in to see Dr. Peterson. I think of her as a very kind and caring person and great doctor.

Oct 24, 2019
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Provider was timely, polite, and knowledgeable. I have nothing negative to say.

Oct 10, 2019
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The office staff has always been friendly and helpful in person and on the phone. They checked on information for me regarding scheduling and got back to me in a timely manner. The care team member that updated info, and took vitals was friendly and personable. Dr. Peterson always very down to earth and easy to talk with. She is knowledgable and proactive in helping me resolve or improve my sleep problems.

Oct 10, 2019
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I did not know what to expect in seeing a sleep specialist, and was greatly relieved both with the information I received and with the overall sense of caring and teamwork from Dr. Peterson and all her staff.

Oct 9, 2019
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With her help my sleeping problems are being resolved and I am able to get a good night's sleep. Where before I was awake 2 hrs. after going to sleep now I can get a full night's rest and sleep 7-10 hrs. a night.

Sep 4, 2019
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I was a former patient of Dr. Peterson. When I found out she was practicing at your location, I asked my PCP for a referral to her new office. She is fantastic!

Aug 20, 2019
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Really appreciate her, she is a great doctor! Thank you

Aug 19, 2019
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Dr. Peterson did an excellent job telling me what my options were for a sleep study, when to expect the study to take place, and what happens after that.

Aug 8, 2019
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Dr. Peterson is extremely professional and knowledgeable about her specialty. Very courteous and patient oriented. Upper management should recognize and acknowledge how capable she is at being an excellent doctor. I cannot say enough good things about her........

Aug 7, 2019
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It was a great experience, the doctor took time to listen, examine me and I felt I got more attention that I went for. i really appreciate her time and her team! Thank you

Aug 6, 2019
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Dr. Peterson was relaxed and thorough. She spent a lot of time with me explaining the hierarchy of things that could be done .

Jul 31, 2019
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An excellent caring doctor who was very communicative and helpful!

Jul 31, 2019
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Doc was on time (a few minutes before appointment). very professional and personable. One of the best visits to a Doc I have ever had in the last 10 years.

Jul 25, 2019
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Dr Peterson was great! I felt like she listened to my concerns and answered any questions I had. She is very personable and genuinely cares about your health. She also takes time to go through all the options you have and the pros/cons of each. I waited a month in half to see her because she came highly reccomend!

Jul 25, 2019
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I see Dr. Peterson annually, or maybe a little longer between visits, to have a discussion about my sleep quality and related medication. I really enjoy these meetings because she takes a lot of time on the subject, she is very easy to talk to and has a good sense of humor that makes the discussion more comfortable.

Jul 2, 2019
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Good experience - Dr. Peterson is a sleep medicine specialist.) C-pap etc. -

Jun 25, 2019
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This provider is very caring and knows a lot about narcolepsy.

Jun 24, 2019
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Very easy going yet highly professional! Clerks and staff friendly and efficient. Highly satisfied!!!Thank you!!!!

Jun 24, 2019
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Very conscientious and caring.

Jun 17, 2019
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Dr. Vanessa Peterson is one of my favorite providers of all the clinics I receive service. Also, the medical assistant at this visit (who normally works at another location, but was helping out at this one) was awesome - very kind and calming and friendly - wish there were more like him too.

Jun 12, 2019
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Dr. Peterson seemed very prepared for the appt. and did not make me feel rushed. She tried to make a game plan with me to improve my sleep.

Jun 10, 2019
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Dr. Peterson was familiar with my medical records, concerned about my sleep patterns, and pleasant to talk with. I would definitely want to continue seeing her on any sleep-related issues that I might have.

Jun 4, 2019
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I wanted to say that Dr, Peterson was very pleasant to talk to, she answered all my questions and concern

Jun 4, 2019
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Dr. Peterson told me a new way to administer a nasal spray (for allergies) that is more effective. Thank you Dr. Peterson.

Jun 4, 2019
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Office waiting room is not very impressive. Needs updating.

May 31, 2019
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I saw Vanessa Peterson at the sleep study clinic for insomnia. And she got me started on oxygen therapy. Which I'm having trouble with. I wish she would have explained it better!
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