McKay Samantha
Legacy Health Partners

Samantha McKay, MD

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Family Medicine, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Adolescent Medicine, Dermatology, Family Practice, Skin Lesion Removal/Biopsies, Stress Management, Travel Medicine, Complete Women's Health
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 184 RATINGS & 74 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-West Linn

About Me:

Dr. McKay has special interests in international and public health. Besides spending time with her family, Dr. McKay's personal interests include: swimming, running, traveling, learning about other cultures, art and art history, global health and gardening.

Year I Started Practice: 2005
Hospitals Served: Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Patient Rating

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5.0 out of 5     184 Ratings     74 Comments

Sep 1, 2022
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Was very good. As far as doctor goes;Desk & reception people seem to always be new people - no mater how long it has been - always on phone - hurry you - not really very polite -

Aug 23, 2022
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I'm always had a great experience in this office. Dr. McKay is an excellent provider.

Aug 5, 2022
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This office is amazing. DR McKay is very attentive to all my needs.

Aug 4, 2022
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It had been two years since my last visit and I was impressed that Dr. McKay followed up on previous concerns, made adjustments and easily transitioned to new requests.

Aug 2, 2022
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I was so thankful that Samantha McKay was willing to take me as a new patient. My previous provider quit. It was very difficult to find a new Dr. I'm very happy with my new experience with Dr. McKay.

Jul 29, 2022
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It was good

Jul 26, 2022
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Always attentive, intelligent, and helpful.

Jul 21, 2022
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[name removed] is very comfortable going to this office and with Dr. McKay.

Jul 21, 2022
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Always very well informed with great problem solving and insightful suggestions.

Jul 21, 2022
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Dr McKay is very understanding and takes time to listen and explain to me what is happening in health issues

Jul 19, 2022
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Wonderful on-call telephone nurse provider, attentive medical assistant, caring and helpful doctor, outstanding attending nurse, caring receptionist, as well! Best possible care all the way around on my last appointment! I switched from Kaiser to Legacy because it's all the highest quality of care. Samantha and Erinn are always fabulous medical professionals in every way! How I appreciate and treasure my medical team, especially in the backdrop of the medical backlog during COVID, All this time, recently and always, I have had the best possible medical experiences. Thank you so much!

Jul 18, 2022
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Dr. McKay took her time, answered my questions and gave me good information.

Jul 15, 2022
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The doctor is pretty thorough. However, one thing that is frustrating as a patient is that you schedule your annual appointment and if something arises in the meantime, you can't discuss it with the doctor during a wellness exam. You are required to make another appointment. This seems like a poor use of everyone's time. I could have had an X-ray ordered and depending on the results, I then would schedule another appointment. Also, the blood draw could not be done due to staff shortage. If I would have known in advance, I could have gone somewhere else to do the lab ahead of time and have the results to discuss at my appointment. Seems like some better efficiency could be addressed.

Jul 14, 2022
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I enjoy my doctor, medical assistant and this clinic, they are all friendly caring and attentive

Jul 14, 2022
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Great experience. Great provider - she listens and always addressed my concerns.

Jul 8, 2022
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Provider listened to how I was coping emotionally as well as medical concerns.

Jul 5, 2022
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Dr. McKay is a positive person by nature. Her demeanor during exams is always pleasant and gracious, treating the patient as the most important at the moment.

Jul 1, 2022
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This was the first time seeing Dr. McKay. She was very pleasant & knowledgeable.

Jun 27, 2022
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I have been seeing Dr. McKay for over 10 years. She is one of the most thoughtful, kind, and helpful doctors I have ever had!

Jun 15, 2022
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Very good care, fast and efficient.

Jun 7, 2022
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Dr. McKay is very thorough in her treatment of my medical conditions. She always spends a generous amount of time with me and is excellent at listening to my concerns and providing helpful advice and treatment.

Jun 2, 2022
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I love Dr. McKay she always spends time with me and asks about my family and mental health and I am continuing to recommend her to other friends and family

May 27, 2022
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Comfort level discussing any health concerns

May 26, 2022
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I got what I needed in a reasonable amount of time with kindness

May 24, 2022
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Older patients are treated as if the time spent with them is of little use because they ARE old and will soon be gone, so lets find out their problem and go on, We are no longer of use.

May 24, 2022
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Spent a lot of time explaining everything to me.

May 20, 2022
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Dr. McKay always uses patience and kindness towards me. I'm dealing with some things that make me tearful and emotional and she's respectful of my feelings and is trying to help me cope and understand whats happening. I feel like I'm in good competent hands and that she's helping me find some answers.

May 19, 2022
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Thorough and courteous and knowledgeable

May 10, 2022
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Everything good.

May 10, 2022
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My only concern, is my blood work was done a week ago and I haven't had anyone interpret the results yet. I can see there are flags. I Understand my physician has been out ill and I don't know what the protocol is for other physicians covering.

May 10, 2022
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Only my first real visit with Dr McKay but she seemed easy to work with and spent ample time addressing my health concerns.

May 6, 2022
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They are always great. I am [age removed] and this is the best doctor and group I have ever had.

May 5, 2022
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Dr. McKay is a caring, professional, smart and active care provider who always spends as much time with me as necessary. She always listens to my concerns and provides thoughtful and sensible responses.

Apr 26, 2022
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Provider is very courteous. Would have liked to see tests run to rule things out. Also, just following my visit, when I called and left several messages, I never heard back from a nurse. Never got a call back. They need to have advice nurses answering phones for patients with important questions or concerns. When I call my son's pediatrician clinic, if I have questions or concerns, I can speak with an advice nurse so why can't adult medical care offer this as well? It sure would be helpful.Too bad testing equipment isn't available in Family Doctor's offices so we can get proper analysis done. Referrals aren't always good because trying to see a specialist can take several months, and when a patient isn't feeling well enough to do their day to day activities, they need immediate care.

Apr 21, 2022
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Very Good, 6 month check up, I will see the Dr McKay in 6 months

Apr 19, 2022
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Dr. McKay always listens and spends as much time as I need. She knows me and my medical records. She always makes me feel special and she makes me feel like she cares about me and my health. I have recommended her to others because she is GREAT!!

Apr 18, 2022
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It was a new patient visit. You need to sort out all the questionnaires. I had an hour plus on EPIC pre visit then paper forms at the doctor which were 80% the same but not totally. Pick one or the other.

Apr 14, 2022
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Love the dr and staff

Apr 8, 2022
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It was a good experience.

Apr 5, 2022
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Dr. McKay is the most thorough doctor I've ever had! She is great

Apr 1, 2022
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All was good.

Apr 1, 2022
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Dr. McKay is warm and open and makes me feel so comfortable. She feels like a very bright friend.

Mar 31, 2022
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Dr. McKay is great at listening to me about issues that are physical in nature and answering all of the questions I came to the office with. I'm so fortunate to have her for our family doctor.

Mar 28, 2022
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My visits with Dr McKay are always thorough and informative. We review all existing conditions, status of previous issues, and she takes the time to address current questions by checking my symptoms if needed, explaining what causes might be and plan to address if needed.

Mar 28, 2022
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There was a new nurse, who was very nice and pleasant but seemed stressed about them being shorthanded which I totally understood. But, she wasn't sure if I needed to change into a gown now or if Dr would want to talk with me first. So she said she would go and find out and let me know, but she never returned. Dr McKay cae in and discussed everything and checked my vitals, lungs, heart, etc. Was thinking she would leave while I change and finish exam but as she went out the door she said her goodbyes etc. I don't know if she assumed I didn't want a full exam or what. I am not even sure if the nurse ever asked her about when I should change. Not a huge deal, but that was a little weird and I dod not get a full exam. I could have said something at the end, but I was told how short handed they were, so I didn't want to bother them with it.

Mar 28, 2022
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Difficult to locate entrance.

Mar 15, 2022
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I have always had very good care with Doctor McKay for many years now.

Mar 8, 2022
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I was very happy to be fit into the schedule last minute for an illness that just popped up.

Mar 3, 2022
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I frequently recommend Dr. McKay! She is professional, knowledgeable about my health, personable & kind.

Feb 25, 2022
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Always the best place to go for my health care and needs.

Feb 21, 2022
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Good all around experience

Feb 11, 2022
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Dr. Mckay is a good doctor and she is helpful with my health concerns.

Feb 7, 2022
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Dr. McKay listens and addresses any issues I am having.

Jan 6, 2022
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Dr. McKay always very thorough, listens and explain treatment plan.

Dec 23, 2021
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Always attentive, thorough, and caring.

Dec 21, 2021
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Dr. McKay always listens and makes sure she has all the necessary information from me! Her empathy, care and medical knowledge are excellent!!!

Dec 9, 2021
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Dr. McKay always listens and then she checks me out. The advice I get from her is always spot on! She was checking me over because of a fall I had. She was very thorough and explained everything to me.

Dec 7, 2021
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Dr. McKay is very professional but has a warm, friendly demeanor. She's great!

Dec 6, 2021
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My lab results were returned within 12 hrs. of my appointment. There were several results out of the normal range. I contacted Dr. McKay on MyHealth to ask what adjustments should be made. 17 days later I have not heard back from Dr. McKay!

Dec 6, 2021
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Very good.

Nov 30, 2021
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Always good!

Nov 15, 2021
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Dr. McKay is a VERY good doctor. She is thorough and goes beyond to make you feel better. Her battery of bloodwork test resulted in many things - And she was right on trying to help me. So happy to have her.

Nov 12, 2021
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Everyone was excellent.

Nov 11, 2021
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Great experience. Doctor was able to help me with my issue.

Nov 9, 2021
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Always a good visit!

Nov 4, 2021
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Dr McKay is amazing. Gives me excellent care and listens to my concerns. Thank you

Nov 1, 2021
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Only negative; however: Not that important - "long wait once in exam room waiting for doctor. Dr. McKay is worth waiting for. Her med ast. very courteous & knowledgeable.

Oct 26, 2021
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Everyone is very helpful . I have been a long time patient. Very happy here.

Oct 26, 2021
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Yes, there is a bit of a wait, but so worth it getting a doctor who cares about you and your family. I love her!!

Oct 26, 2021
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I am always impressed that even though I may not recognize the Front Desk Staff, they are always professional and hurry through the check in process.And I find it very comforting to always have the same Med Assistant (Erinn) who consistently treats me with professionalism and respect.My sessions with Dr McKay are of the highest caliber of any doctor that I see in my circle of healthcare. I value our intelligent discussions and feel that I am heard. I truly feel that she and I are on the same team and are working towards the same goal.

Oct 21, 2021
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Dr McKay is very easy to talk to and always listen to me.

Oct 21, 2021
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I travel miles one way twice a year to consult with Dr. McKay because I am so satisfied with the care I get there. In addition I want to commend the receptionists who are so helpful and patient if I call with any questions. This is why I travel so far when there are plenty of doctors In [location removed].

Oct 18, 2021
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Alway great care from Legacy HS and Dr McKay

Oct 11, 2021
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I am old woman and very poor English, but they help me a lot, and very kindly, until I understand.
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