Paula Folger, MD
Patient Rating:5.0 Read all reviews
My Specialties:Geriatrics, Board-certified; Geriatrics, Board-certified; Internal Medicine, Board-certified
Languages:English, Interpreters available for other languages
Affiliations:Emanuel Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center
Where I see patients
Where I see patients
Legacy Medical Group-Raleigh Hills
8329 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Highway
Portland, OR 97225-2215
- Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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
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She is very good in every respect!
Dr. Paula was very pleasant and truly caring for people. She is also knowledgable in her fields. She's not arrogant. She is the best doctor I've ever seen.
Dr Folger is the best doctor I ever had, bar none, knowledgeable, patient, empathetic. Wish all my doctors had been that way.
Efficient staff, office seems to run smoothly. Everyone courteous, professional.
I like this dr. We seemed to connect on my first visit. She listens to what I say & gives good advice.
She is a wonderful Dr I am lucky to have her
Dr. Folger is a most competent physician. My experience with her has always been superb.
Wait time was very extended, however Dr. Folger apologized due to an emergency.
Dr. Folger is always aware of my history, always listens carefully to me, always make helpful suggestions. She is the best!
Always very good
Dr Folger has always been the best doctor I've had in terms of promptness.
Great experience. So thankful to have found her.
Dr. Paula Folger is an excellent physician.
All good experiences.
Dr. Folger checks all the boxes for my ideal MD. She is an accessible and kind human being, respects my thoughts about my health issues, collaborates with me in solving problems, and is efficient in tending to multiple issues. And she does all this while dealing with staffing shortages.
Love her - great doctor.
I am. Ery pleased with my provider but don't like to make recommendations.
Dr. Folger is knowledgeable, thoughtful, easy to talk to and makes me feel valued and cared about.
Wonderful personal connection
Dr. Folger is a good listener and was thoughtful in her answers to the issues I presented. She made several excellent suggestions that I will be following.
Dr. Folger never seems rushed. She listens and ask questions to clarify. She remembers me and our previous communication & takes my concerns serious.
First visit--all good
All good - 1st visit - No history w/this physician before changing from OHSU.
I like Dr. Folger very much end I appreciate I would recommend her -
I did recommend FRIEND to the doctor and she liked her very much.
Dr Folger is very caring, listens patiently, her staff called ahead of the visit to accommodate the right room for the patient since the patient is very sensitive to environment
Dr Folger, and resident Dr Blair were so helpful. I feel I have an excellent medical team.
Paula Folger is the most caring & helpful person I have EVER had for my primary care physician. REALLY like her and have already recommended her to many people.
Excellent care from Dr Folger and the other health care team as well as the receptionists
Dr, Folger goes the extra mile to spend ample time and make recommendations, answering as many questions as I had... My only regret is that my family did not discover Dr. Folger until just over a year ago.... I told my sister that she needs to see Dr. Folger. I find it amazing that Dr. Folger remembers even small details about our previous sessions.
Dr Folger listens well and cares. I have been looking for her my whole life. I consider her a friend. I can contact her easily thru online Legacy health. She is responsive and helpful. The office is pleasant and organized, no waiting. I am grateful 2 have Dr. Folger as my health advisor.
She very easy to talk to and explains everything well.
Dr. Folger is my all-time favorite physician.
Dr. Folger is kind, friendly and competent. I feel very well cared for under her care. I am grateful she is my primary care doctor!
She listened carefully, remembered my past visits and gave practical advice.
I always get great service form this clinic and especially like Dr. Folger and her assistant Chris - they give the best care to me.
The staff seems very aware of what is going on and very concerned to do a good job for the patients. Dr. Folger is the best. My wife & I are so lucky to call her our doctor.
Dr. Folger was very helpful in listening & then explaining why my body was responding the way it did and how to change some things I was taking and how it would help. Very good doctor!
Dr. Folger is the platinum standard by which all doctors should follow. Her genuine concern, ability to listen, provide easy to understand solutions and follow up is exemplary. Thank you and we can't express our gratitude for Dr. Folger's amazing care.
I hate the automated answering systems at your clinics but realize that everyone is using them.
Dr Folger always takes time to address her patients' concerns thoroughly. That is important, even if it means running late. I prefer this to a stricter approach.
New primary, like her and the staff.
Dr Folger seemed very well informed about my history on this, my second visit to her as my new PCP. Also, MA Crystal was very helpful in clarifying the uses (and limits) of the online pre-visit questionnaire I filled out.
Dr. Folger is a knowledgeable, caring, physician as is her staff.
Very polite - a great lady.
Dr. Folger is a wonderful doctor. I feel very fortunate to have found her. She is patient, knowledgeable, and listen carefully. I have referred her before and will continue to do so! (Her nurse Chris is exceptional as well, what a great team!)
Dr Folger gives excellent care. She is very attentive and ready to give full personal attention, almost rare these days. She also talks to you very respectfully, professional, yet personable, which makes way for open and easy communication exchange. I am so glad I found Dr Folger and her office after moving and honestly have the good feeling of being heard and taken care of.
She's always been a joy to visit!
Dr. Folger is a careful listener. I felt,that she heard my thoughts and was quickly and accurately able to interpret them as to my well being. I greatly appreciate that she is competent with her computer, able to quickly and easily find information that came up during the course of our conversation! I feel that I am in very good hands with her at the helm of my care.
Everyone was kind and considerate. Dr Folger was running late. They gave the option of waiting or rescheduling. We chose to wait.
This first meeting was the result of my research to find a new PCP as my current doctor is questionable about returning to practice full time. I was very happy to find my research paid off in the time I spent with Dr Folger. I was extremely impressed with her knowledge, attentiveness, and personality!
Dr. Folger is knowledgeable and explains things well. We highly recommend her!
I was very pleased with office staff & Dr. when in clinic - and w/the virtual apt. also - I'm pleased to have found them - so far @ least.
This was our first visit to Dr. Folger. We were impressed with her interest in dealing with my difficult issues. She seems very knowledgeable and able to communicate. I feel confident that she will be a good medical support for me.
Nurse was unable draw blood from either arm.Will return for blood test.
I'm pleased with the service that I receive.
We discussed ALL my meds as the MD from Gateway decided to take some away & then added others - needed to stay out late as the transportation had deleted the ride & I was asked to please take another transport to get this appt. even after both MD, MA nurse and front staff!
Dr. Folger is the best PCP one can dream of. She is present, she listens, she cares!
Dr. Folger is always up to date and concerned about me.
I am extremely happy with Doctor Folger. She not only takes very good care of me but she is so attentive to any question or problem l may have issues with. I am so fortunate to have her for my doctor.
This is one of the best providers I have had contact with throughout my adult life. The staff at the clinic is outstanding - always pleasant & helpful. The only problem I have is that it is difficult to see her personally in her office - I am currently dealing with a number of health & personal problems which I would like to get help with but unless I can wait an average of a month & have to schedule a visit on-line. On-line visits don't seem to provide as good an atmosphere as a personal visit in the office. I would like to add that I have received referrals to excellent doctors from Dr. Fowler and during a period following surgery. She was extremely helpful in helping me get well - She provided the help I wasn't getting from the surgeon.
Provider was engaging, thorough, good listener, obviously up-to-date on current medical information. Front office was very friendly, efficient. Internet interface - wonderful!
Dr Folger was so fully present and attentive to my situation and my needs. This was my initial appointment as a new patient and I couldn't be more pleased.
I've never had a more knowledgeable provider. She makes you very comfortable and puts you at ease.
The best doctor ever. I am very lucky!
The addition of the resident caused the appointment to be longer than I would have liked but didn't interfere except that I had to cancel a planned activity that was to follow the scheduled appointment
I am absolutely thrilled to have Dr. Folger as my doctor. SHE IS WONDERFUL!
Dr. Folger is THE BEST... And she genuinely wants & strives to help me be & stay healthy. Can't say enough good about her.
She spent quite a bit of time with me and my daughter.
Only good experiences
The wait time between seeing the nurse assistant and the dr was at least 15 minutes. However, once Dr. Folger came into the room all was good.
Dr. Folger is my new primary, first visit.
I enjoyed meeting Dr. Folger. I felt she listened to me and answered my concerns and spoke in a kind and thoughtful manner.
A very positive, informative visit, full confidence in Dr. Folger. I feel very lucky having her as my primary care doctor!
Always explains so I understand.
Everything associated with this practice is great!
Dr. Folger is amazing. [name removed] wife died and Dr. Folger saw so compassionate. I was at the visit and a retired physician. Dr. Folger and my Dad's interactions were filled with emotion and support. We as a family feel so lucky to have her for my [age removed] year old Dad.
My recent visit met all my expectations. a resident came in first - she was knowledgeable, friendly and had an excellent caring manner! Everyone made my appointment very positive!
Dr. Folger is just simply the greatest... The greatest doctor my family has ever had ! We just wish we had discovered Dr. Folger a decade or so earlier.
I received the upmost respect and concern from the staff and Dr. Folger during my visit.
This was my first appointment with Dr. Folger as a new patient. She was highly recommended by 4 of my [age removed] peers.
Was told in writing form my insurance co. (United Health) that I should have my annual exam and my annual wellness visit simultaneously but office told me I couldn't do that. One week after exam THEY called and said they were wrong and when could I schedule my wellness visit.
Excellent doctor-patient communication skills. She seemed he interested in me as a person, and my health. This was my first visit with her.
Dr. Folger was exceptional. She was easy to talk to and listened to all my concerns/questions and answered them all to my satisfaction. This was my1st visit and I look forward to, hopefully, many more.
Dr. Folger listens carefully and responds truthfully. I trust her. She acts like a normal human being, which is not always the case with doctors. I feel very comfortable with her.
Dr. Folger always listens carefully, explains in detail, offers options and is supportive. She remembers my history and is interested in my future. I'm from a medical family, and I trust Dr. Folger 100%.
Dr. Folger is a wonderful doctor. I'm so happy I found her.
She is wonderful!
Always prompt service even with phone calls and the assistant help.
Thai very highly of Dr. FOlger and the care Receive. Have recommended several friends to her who also feel this way.
Dr. Folger was perfect! My former PCP retired (after 45 yrs. as my PCP). This was my first visit. I know she is the perfect dr. for me -
She is always prepared
Dr Folger is amazing! She knows exactly how to communicate with my husband with Alzheimer's so he understands and he feels so comfortable with her. My daughter and I feel very comfortable knowing she is very knowledgeable and informed! Could not be more satisfied with her service and her office staff!
Dr. Folger is the platinum standard by which ALL doctors should treat their patients.
Dr Folger is the most efficient and helpful doctor I've ever seen!
Very caring & responsive to my concerns
Dr. Folger was as always cheerful, helpful, she explained everything in a way I could understand. She took care of all my cocerns.
I am fortunate to have Dr. Folger as my personal care physician.
Dr. Folger is very patient with older folks. She listens carefully and speaks slowly and loudly and clearly. She does not rush the patient but lets them finish speaking before responding. She takes concerns seriously.
New patient, so fortunate to find Dr Folgers
This was my first visit with Dr. Folger. I decided it was time for me to have a doctor who specializes in the issues of "old folks"... Dr. Folger was a perfect choice for me.
She took a lot of time to communicate & listen. Very personable & very good communicator. Had to make appointment many weeks in advance.
Dr. Folger is quite simply the best PCP I've ever had. Her knowledge, dedication, professionalism, and commitment to my health concerns is outstanding. Legacy is blessed to have her in their system and I am as well to have her as a "guiding light" to my own health and well-being!!
Doctor is very personable and good listener, able to manage complex health issues, office is small and quiet.
Paula Folger is a wonderful doctor, kind and informative.
I'm happy with the treatment that I receive with the personnel.
Dr. Folger and Chris have ALWAYS been caring towards my mother - very professional and VERY concerned about her as a person and patient!
I had an appointment with Dr. Folger with the plan to switch primary care physicians because I am not pleased with the person I have been seeing for several years. I am thrilled with Dr. Folger---feel like IHit the jackpot! So caring, so thorough, so personable, so willing to listen. Perfect. Very pleased!
Dr. Folger is a very positive person, encouraging & compassionate. I feel fortunate to have found her.
I wasSo pleasantly surprised with dr folger she is a breath of fresh air and I am so pleased to have her for my primary care doc
Dr. Folger was well prepared and extremely knowledgeable in answering any questions that I asked.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Folger is a warm & caring dr. who understands the needs & health issues of the elderly.
I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY VISIT TO DR FOLGER
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.
I had several different concerns. She listened to and addressed them all, considering how they might interact.
Dr. Folger once this past year made a home visit.
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!
Excellent experience with doctor and clinic.
This doctor is very personable.
Good listener; quick and thorough follow-up; explains clearly, and is willing to answer questions.
Was very good all the way around with Dr. Folger
Only negative is leaving questions on "messaging" and not getting a response. Had to message a second time.
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.
Dr Folger is helpful, kind, and caring. The service is fabulous l.