Prasanna Krishnasamy, MD, MPH

Patient Rating:

4.8 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Internal Medicine, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Internal Medicine


English, Tamil




Legacy Health Partners

Where I see patients

About Me:

I believe in a holistic approach to patient care - emphasizing the roles of social, psychological, and environmental factors influencing health and wellbeing. I enjoy my role as a Faculty Physician, taking care of my own panel of patients with a wide variety of medical problems, and teaching and supervising Resident Physicians. I also serve as the Medical Director of Legacy Health’s Clinical Ethics Program. I am certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. I am a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Residency: Legacy Emanuel and Good Samaritan Hospitals, Portland, OR
Internship: Case Western Reserve University, OH
Masters of Public Health: Portland State University, OR
Medical School: Coimbatore Medical College, Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, India
Certification: Healthcare Ethics Consultant - Certified (HEC-C), American Society for Bioethics & Humanities
Year I Started Practice: 2009
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Silverton Medical Center
Publication: Health Promotion Practice, The American Journal of Medicine

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.8 out of 5.0

  Nov 15, 2023
Dr.K is amazing! He is data driven, and takes copious notes for me to review in MyHealth. He motivates me to make change, and keep data pertaining to my health.

  Nov 10, 2023
Physician is more interested in prescribing pharmaceuticals based on a single number in my lipids test, rather than discussing the complex results of the panel in detail to determine proper course of treatment, if any. The only thing that matters Is a statistical calculation of risk based on age and one number in the results. Not the interaction between the panel tests. Not nutrition. Not health history. Not the fact that my lipid results clearly show no need for statins. Also, we are always hurried in our appointments. For this annual physical, I had no more than 15 minutes with the physician. I intend to leave this practice.

  Nov 9, 2023
Dr K is a thoughtful, personable, excellent physician, I feel lucky to have him as my PCP.

  Oct 20, 2023
As always Dr Krishnasamy shows interest in my Health/Wellbeing.

  Sep 8, 2023
Great Doc but appointment length is too short. And booked too far out.

  Jul 21, 2023
Everything was great. Dr. Krishnasamy is very easy to discuss things with, and thoroughly answered all my questions. I just started seeing him earlier this year and I am very happy with my decision to come here.

  Jul 7, 2023
Each person in this office has always been kind, Informed and respectful. I am very thankful for this office and this provider.

  Jun 30, 2023
Makes my health goals easy to understand.

  Jun 21, 2023
Clinic is located in a somewhat unsafe neighborhood.

  Jun 16, 2023
Dr. K seems like an outstanding primary care physician and Internist. He reviewed and understood my entire medical history and listened to all of my concerns. I feel lucky to have him as a PCP!

  May 25, 2023
I am not convinced my response will remain confidential. Any electronic communication can be breached. I absolutely have some concerns with provider, but this concern is not related to his professionalism or expertise.

  May 24, 2023
Less than 15 minutes for an annual physical seemed very rushed.

  May 17, 2023
All my questions have been responded well .

  May 12, 2023
I always have good experience with Dr. Krishnasamy. I feel as if I can talk to him about anything and he is always helpful.

  May 5, 2023
Dr. needs to check basics such as ears wax, nose, throat, ankles etc.

  Apr 14, 2023
Krishnasamy is a great doctor The only problem with Legacy is terrible management

  Apr 6, 2023
Thank you!

  Apr 5, 2023
Everything went smoothly!

  Mar 10, 2023
Always a pleasure to see my dr. -

  Mar 8, 2023
Dr. K is incredibly kind, warm, thorough, and never seems rushed. You can tell that he always wants to do the absolute best thing for me and is obviously very knowledgeable about the most recent, relevant health maintenance guidelines. I am a healthcare provider myself and it is so comforting to know that I can relax and trust that he knows what he is doing and will be an advocate for my health. The medical assistants were sweet and funny as well. Thank you all for doing what you do!

  Mar 8, 2023
Dr K and I have established a very pleasant working relationship he always has my health in mind even if we disagree

  Mar 7, 2023
This was a new patient visit to both this doctor and this clinic, and I was very impressed with everyone I met there. I am happy that I will be seeing Dr. Krishnasamy as my primary care doctor from now on.

  Mar 2, 2023
Dr. K is thoughtful and sincere. The Receptionists are always friendly and Helpful. The Technicians seem very bored in their jobs. My blood pressure taken is usually way off and they don't seem interested when I tell them. Upon leaving, the tech printing out my visit etc, can hardly take their eyes off computer screen to acknowledge me. THEY are your Weak Link. This is Not a one time thing. Can't wait for me to leave so they can continue their conversation with fellow tech. They are bored and Dull and uninterested in their patients! A real shame.

  Feb 15, 2023
It was a good visit. I got the information needed. Pleased to get the visit same day.

  Feb 13, 2023
1st - time visit with provider: New PCP.

  Feb 10, 2023
None! Very good experience.

  Jan 10, 2023
Dr. Krishnasamy is the best

  Jan 5, 2023
I always look forward to seeing Dr. Krishnasamy.Dr. K always goes over my current test results and reminds me of any goals that, need to be adjusted.

  Dec 28, 2022
Dr. K is very conscientious and personable. A very caring presence!

  Dec 16, 2022
The doctor prefers I see him every 4 months. When I do, we only talk about my health, medication, etc. Though he has been my primary care physician, he's never examined me. If I note a problem, I'm sent to a specialist. He's very nice, but I kind of feel like another box to check on his patient list.

  Dec 15, 2022
In the past Dr. Krishnasamy was more patient. This time he seemed in a hurry. Maybe because time allotted for the visit was short.