Jennifer Garreau
Legacy Health Partners

Jennifer Garreau, MD

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Surgical Oncology; Surgical Oncology, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Breast Cancer, Melanoma
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 112 RATINGS & 75 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

  • 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 560
    Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97227
  • 503-413-5525
  • 503-413-5526
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Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology

About Me:

Jennifer Garreau, M.D., is a board-certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained surgical oncologist with Legacy Medical Group-Surgical Oncology specializing in breast and skin cancer. Dr. Garreau earned her medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in general surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. She completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Los Angeles. Dr. Garreau earned a 2009 ASCO Cancer Foundation Merit Award for her outstanding contribution to melanoma research, in addition to numerous honors and awards for her breast cancer research. She is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with breast cancer and melanoma.

Education:
Fellowship: John Wayne Cancer Institute
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, LA, CA
Undergraduate: Yale University
Year I Started Practice: 2001
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

Patient Rating

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5.0 out of 5     112 Ratings     75 Comments

May 11, 2022
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Dr. Garreau is the BEST medical provider I've had in my life and I'm [age removed]! She is smart, caring, personable, happy, kind, thoughtful, etc., & etc. I am thankful!

May 11, 2022
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Dr Garreau and her are always kind and professional. I appreciate their excellent care.

May 5, 2022
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Dr Garreau Is excellent, and her entire team are very kind in addition to being on top of everything!

Apr 27, 2022
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My visit wa for breast cancer from which I'm now recovering and I cannot be happier with the professional care I have received from legacy good Sam. I'm in good hands.

Apr 13, 2022
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Everything was good - But initially the office was without anyone in reception - someone did show up within less than 5 minutes.

Apr 13, 2022
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It was a paragon of what a doctor's appointment should be. Legacy is bringing the patient into the center of patient care.

Apr 8, 2022
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Dr. Garreau was AMAZING! In all my years of receiving medical care, I have never had a provider treat me as well as she did! She was caring, thorough, informative, kind and professional.

Mar 30, 2022
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I think it would be helpful to know exactly how long each office visit/hospital visit "should take", for ride scheduling purposes. I found it a "less painful" experience due unto knowledgeable and friendly staff. Thank you.

Mar 23, 2022
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Kind, caring, full of energy, compassionate, human, wonderful

Mar 23, 2022
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Dr. Garreau is the BEST physician I have ever encountered. Knowledgeable, pleasant, witty, concerned -- she is EVERYTHING. She treated me for breast cancer (she was my surgeon) and her availability, her kindness, her thoroughness, her understanding are UNPARALLELED in my experience.

Mar 23, 2022
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In the exact words of my Mother who is [age removed], "Dr. Garreau is the best Doctor I have ever seen". As her care giver I totally agree, Dr. Garreau is a gem and my Mother looks forward to her next appointment.

Mar 17, 2022
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Such a good experience. I'm glad I was referred to her. Kind, knowledgeable, great listener. It's obvious she really cares. I do wish she had more clinic hours at Meridian Park Hospital however. I would have liked to have seen her there at three months post surgery, but had to wait 6 due to her limited schedule.

Mar 17, 2022
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Very clear communication, stated she would spend as much time as needed explaining what I wanted to know, clear about the next steps and when to expect follow up.

Mar 16, 2022
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She was very professional and friendly.

Mar 16, 2022
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Dr. Garreau is THE BEST provider ever. Not only is she an excellent surgeon, but she's very friendly and has a wonderful personality.

Mar 10, 2022
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Dr. Garreau and her staff are the very best. Dr. Garreau is so compassionate and caring. She makes you feel that she is there for you in every way and explains everything in layman terms and you never feel rushed. She is the very best!

Mar 10, 2022
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Doctor Garreau is possibly the best doctor I have ever encountered.

Mar 9, 2022
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Considering the amount of stress surrounding the surgical oncology specialty, you really can't go wrong finding yourself in Dr. Garreau's office. She is a thorough communicator who uses an appropriate amount of humor to ease the stress of difficult conversations.She listens to everything you say and asks enough questions to ensure that you're able express all of your concerns. And then she very patiently answers all of your questions.

Mar 9, 2022
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Dr. Garreau is an exceptionally good oncologist and her team is very well trained, efficient and friendly.

Mar 3, 2022
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Dr Garreau is a wonderful and caring person.

Feb 17, 2022
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Dr. Garreau was pleasant, kind, well informed to her crew - so congenial - took time.

Feb 17, 2022
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Dr Garreau and her office were all extremely warm, comforting, and knowledgeable. It was an awesome experience.

Feb 16, 2022
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Dr. Garreau is the kindest and most compassionate doctor I've ever had. She's the absolute best!

Feb 16, 2022
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Dr. Garreau was very friendly and I could tell that she had reviewed my file before hand. She asked questions about how I had done with the biopsy and showed me all the imaging taken from mammogram and ultrasound. She answered all my questions about the tumor and surgery. I appreciate how she took into consideration some personal events upcoming and assured me the surgery could wait until the summer. Her scheduler was also amazing In finding a good day that worked for me when I would have childcare.

Feb 9, 2022
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Dr. Garreau is an outstanding doctor---knowledgeable, competent, caring, listens to questions and answers specifically and clearly. I trust her implicitly and would recommend her to anyone needing medical care.

Feb 3, 2022
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I say extremely likely that I would recommend this provider, but since she is an oncology surgeon I would hope no one I know would need to see her. If you know what I mean

Jan 25, 2022
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I was referred to this provider for breast cancer surgery. I felt confident in my surgeon within a few minutes of her. She explained everything thoroughly, took her time. I felt like I had her complete attention and her focus was only on giving me the best care.

Jan 20, 2022
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The Dr and staff were wonderful. So kind and helpful.

Jan 19, 2022
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Compassionate professional knowledgeable and articulate

Jan 13, 2022
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Dr Garreau is always very thorough and conscious about my health

Jan 5, 2022
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Dr Garreau answered all of my questions completely. I was impressed with her confidence and ability to inspire the same in me. Thanks

Jan 5, 2022
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This provider and providers office gave excellent care. I felt heard and attended to, above and beyond what I even expected. They anticipated my needs, answered questions, gave me all the information, helped me feel In control of my situation and medical decisions and helped me feel comforted and at ease.

Dec 23, 2021
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Dr. Garreau was wonderful and exceptionally thorough, patient, and kind.

Dec 8, 2021
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Dr. Garreau was the best doctor I've ever worked with because of her attention, sense of humor, management of my plan, and ability to perform a surgery w/expertise and care.

Dec 2, 2021
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Do Garreau is very likable and compassionate and takes the time to explain results and next actions

Dec 2, 2021
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The whole experience was first rate

Nov 18, 2021
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Excellent, as always.

Nov 11, 2021
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The only recommendation I have has to do with Legacy, not with this provider. The registration form having to do with emotional state etc., is poorly done. If the purpose was to guage my need for a nurse navigator, that ship sailed. My surgery was months ago. I received a VM from a navigator after diagnosis and was never contacted again.

Nov 10, 2021
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Re. Portland area violence. She arranged for mammogram to be done at Maridian Park instead of downtown.

Nov 4, 2021
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Dr. Garreau is amazing!

Oct 22, 2021
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Dr. Garreau was friendly, polite and very informative about my breast cancer and the solutions she felt were necessary. I trusted he completely and am happy with my BC results. D. Garreau is wonderful!

Oct 21, 2021
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Doctor very interested in my care, test results and encouragement

Oct 20, 2021
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Dr. Garreau has always been thorough and forthcoming with informative. She is who always aware of my ongoing concerns regarding malignant melanoma and other skin cancers. She always has been open to seeing me between visits if necessary.

Oct 19, 2021
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Difficult topic - first appointment to review my cancer diagnosis. But handled well - with empathy, efficiency & a lot of very clear information.

Oct 14, 2021
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Absolutely the best Dr. I have been too, she put me at ease the moment she walked in the door. Explained everything in detail, and I just left feeling much better about what was diagnosed.

Oct 14, 2021
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She is so personable and human as well as whip-smart

Oct 14, 2021
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Great team & dr.'s staff excellent.

Oct 13, 2021
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Dr Garreau is the absolute best!!!

Oct 13, 2021
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Dr. Garreau and her office are top notch. They have been the rockstar providers that helped me beat an aggressive cancer. The Dr. Has great knowledge, connections for other support services and compassion.

Oct 12, 2021
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She was very positive, warm and understanding.

Sep 30, 2021
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What a wonderful team! I was pleasant surprised by how kind and thorough the doctor was, and how patient she was with all of my questions. I'm embarrassed about my body, and am so appreciative of the doctor NOT contributing to that. Also, every staff member was very nice & helpful! They gave me confidence that I was in great hands. Thank you!!

Sep 23, 2021
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Doctor was attentive and easy to talk to. She made me feel comfortable and my appointment was important to her and my health and recovery was also important. She is a great doctor!

Sep 23, 2021
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Dr Garreau is an exceptional doctor. I have already referred others to her - and they agree.

Sep 23, 2021
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Dr. Garreau has the nicest, most genuine demeanor, I have ever had in all of my medical practitioners. She is warm, engaging, great sense of humor, and you feel like you are visiting with her in your own home. She remembers a specific detail about each of her patients, that is unrelated to their health care. This shows how she very much wants to connect with her patients.

Sep 22, 2021
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Dr. Garreau is the best!!!

Sep 17, 2021
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She was the best doctor ever. She took her time, explained all in detail and wrote it all down for us to take.

Sep 9, 2021
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Dr Garreau is an amazing person, and doctor. She makes visits a fun, informative, and fix it occasion. I would never seek an alternate provider, ever. She's professional, personable, and thorough.

Sep 2, 2021
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I appreciated that Dr.Garreau was so well prepared about my medical information, spoke clearly, and took the time to explain options for my diagnosis. She made notes as she explained details, was very personable and thorough in explaining things, and gave us plenty of time to ask questions.

Sep 2, 2021
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All great

Sep 2, 2021
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Very positive. First time seeing Jennifer. Referred by my dermatologist.Needed to schedule surgery for melanoma.Waiting for that to happen. They were arranging everything.

Sep 1, 2021
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Professional; detailed explanation of diagnosis, upcoming tests, various treatment options and time lines. Very straight forward, kind, empathetic and upbeat.

Aug 26, 2021
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Dr. Garreau is a very kind, friendly, attentive, & caring doctor. She takes all the time needed to answer questions w/clarity & honesty - She has made this journey easier!

Aug 12, 2021
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My experience with Dr. Garreau was exceptional. She is kind, thoughtful & knowledgeable. I felt well cared for & extremely lucky to have her be my dr.

Aug 5, 2021
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Very likeable and knowledgeable doctor.

Aug 4, 2021
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First time meeting Dr. Garreau. She was kind, thorough, & explained everything to a way my husband &myself understood.

Jul 27, 2021
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Dr. Garreau is an excellent physician! She came highly recommended. She is also an excellent surgeon! We could not be happier with the attention and care she gave. She seemed to really go the extra distance - whatever it took to care for me. We absolutely love her!

Jul 27, 2021
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Maybe the best doctor I ever met with. I feel absolute confidence in her abilities.

Jul 27, 2021
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Everyone in the office looks at me and listens, they care about accurate answerers, and have or give time so that when I leave I am confident about my care. I am so very grateful.

Jul 21, 2021
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Dr. Garreau is intelligent and kind.

Jul 16, 2021
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Dr. Garreau was personable, kind, caring and listened to my concerns and explained the breast cancer process very clearly -

Jul 14, 2021
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Dr Jennifer Garreau was totally present, down to earth, great listener, funny, very informative, patient, detailed, respectful.

Jul 14, 2021
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Very thorough

Jul 8, 2021
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Dr. Garreau listened, sympathized, explained, was engaged, used appropriate humor, lightened the mood, was understanding, was thorough. Most of all she was patient in that she stayed as long as I needed to make sure all of my questions were answered and issues were addressed. I was VERY impressed with her, and feel extremely lucky that she was chosen at random to attend to my current medical issue.

Jul 7, 2021
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Dr. Garreau was incredibly kind and patient with me during my visit. She explained options for a procedure with accuracy and patience and guided me to other specialists to answer questions that were not in her area. I'm incredibly grateful for healthcare providers like her.

Jul 7, 2021
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It is always a pleasure to see Dr Garreau! She's helped me through my breast cancer dx and treatment so much (a scary time for me). She also treats me with respect, although she knows that I worked for Legacy Lab Svcs for 42.5 yrs so she probably feels I might understand more about medical issues. I never feel rushed and she answers all of my questions. I feel she really cares about me as a person.
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