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 ( 203 RATINGS & 123 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     203 Ratings     123 Comments

Nov 4, 2022
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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.

Oct 31, 2022
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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!)

Oct 31, 2022
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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.

Oct 28, 2022
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She's always been a joy to visit!

Oct 28, 2022
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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.

Oct 24, 2022
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Everyone was kind and considerate. Dr Folger was running late. They gave the option of waiting or rescheduling. We chose to wait.

Oct 17, 2022
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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!

Oct 10, 2022
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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.

Oct 10, 2022
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Nurse was unable draw blood from either arm.Will return for blood test.

Oct 7, 2022
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I'm pleased with the service that I receive.

Oct 3, 2022
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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!

Oct 3, 2022
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Dr. Folger is the best PCP one can dream of. She is present, she listens, she cares!

Oct 3, 2022
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Dr. Folger is always up to date and concerned about me.

Oct 3, 2022
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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.

Sep 30, 2022
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Provider was engaging, thorough, good listener, obviously up-to-date on current medical information. Front office was very friendly, efficient. Internet interface - wonderful!

Sep 30, 2022
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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.

Sep 26, 2022
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I've never had a more knowledgeable provider. She makes you very comfortable and puts you at ease.

Sep 26, 2022
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The best doctor ever. I am very lucky!

Sep 26, 2022
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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

Sep 9, 2022
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I am absolutely thrilled to have Dr. Folger as my doctor. SHE IS WONDERFUL!

Sep 9, 2022
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Dr. Folger is THE BEST... And she genuinely wants & strives to help me be & stay healthy. Can't say enough good about her.

Sep 9, 2022
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She spent quite a bit of time with me and my daughter.

Sep 9, 2022
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Only good experiences

Aug 29, 2022
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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.

Aug 26, 2022
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Dr. Folger is my new primary, first visit.

Aug 22, 2022
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I enjoyed meeting Dr. Folger. I felt she listened to me and answered my concerns and spoke in a kind and thoughtful manner.

Aug 19, 2022
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A very positive, informative visit, full confidence in Dr. Folger. I feel very lucky having her as my primary care doctor!

Aug 19, 2022
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Always explains so I understand.

Aug 15, 2022
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Everything associated with this practice is great!

Aug 1, 2022
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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.

Aug 1, 2022
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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!

Jul 27, 2022
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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.

Jul 18, 2022
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I received the upmost respect and concern from the staff and Dr. Folger during my visit.

Jul 18, 2022
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This was my first appointment with Dr. Folger as a new patient. She was highly recommended by 4 of my [age removed] peers.

Jul 15, 2022
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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.

Jul 15, 2022
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Excellent doctor-patient communication skills. She seemed he interested in me as a person, and my health. This was my first visit with her.

Jul 15, 2022
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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.

Jul 15, 2022
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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.

Jul 15, 2022
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All good!

Jul 11, 2022
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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%.

Jul 11, 2022
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Dr. Folger is a wonderful doctor. I'm so happy I found her.

Jul 11, 2022
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She is wonderful!

Jul 8, 2022
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Always prompt service even with phone calls and the assistant help.

Jul 8, 2022
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Great visit

Jun 27, 2022
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Thai very highly of Dr. FOlger and the care Receive. Have recommended several friends to her who also feel this way.

Jun 22, 2022
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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 -

Jun 22, 2022
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She is always prepared

Jun 22, 2022
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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!

Jun 17, 2022
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Dr. Folger is the platinum standard by which ALL doctors should treat their patients.

Jun 17, 2022
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Dr Folger is the most efficient and helpful doctor I've ever seen!

Jun 10, 2022
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Very caring & responsive to my concerns

Jun 6, 2022
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Dr. Folger was as always cheerful, helpful, she explained everything in a way I could understand. She took care of all my cocerns.

Jun 3, 2022
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I am fortunate to have Dr. Folger as my personal care physician.

Jun 3, 2022
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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.

May 23, 2022
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New patient, so fortunate to find Dr Folgers

May 23, 2022
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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.

May 20, 2022
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She took a lot of time to communicate & listen. Very personable & very good communicator. Had to make appointment many weeks in advance.

May 20, 2022
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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!!

May 16, 2022
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Doctor is very personable and good listener, able to manage complex health issues, office is small and quiet.

May 13, 2022
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Paula Folger is a wonderful doctor, kind and informative.

May 13, 2022
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I'm happy with the treatment that I receive with the personnel.

May 9, 2022
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Dr. Folger and Chris have ALWAYS been caring towards my mother - very professional and VERY concerned about her as a person and patient!

May 9, 2022
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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!

May 2, 2022
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Dr. Folger is a very positive person, encouraging & compassionate. I feel fortunate to have found her.

May 2, 2022
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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

Apr 29, 2022
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Dr. Folger was well prepared and extremely knowledgeable in answering any questions that I asked.

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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Dr. Folger is a warm & caring dr. who understands the needs & health issues of the elderly.

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 11, 2022
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I had several different concerns. She listened to and addressed them all, considering how they might interact.

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.
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