Tara Pfaff, FNP-BC

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Family Medicine
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 111 RATINGS & 44 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Firwood

About Me:

Tara Pfaff is a Nurse Practitioner at Legacy Medical Group – Firwood. She worked in multiple areas as a registered nurse, including the Emergency Department and Case Management before completing her Master of Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Sonoma State University in 2014. Tara enjoys family practice because she believes there is great benefit in building long lasting and trusting relationships with patients, and the family members who support their care. She aims to understand the needs of her patients by taking the time to listen and get to know each individual. Tara grew up in the Portland area and enjoys gardening, spending time with her family, and taking road trips across our beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Education:
Master of Science in Nursing: Sonoma State University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing: Humboldt State University
Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC Board Certified - Family Nurse Practitioner
Year I Started Practice: 2017
Hospitals Served: Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     111 Ratings     44 Comments

Dec 29, 2021
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Good job

Dec 16, 2021
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I really liked Tara. My appointment was very early in the morning and she was ready for her day with a smile and a kind personality. She listened intently, was helpful with information and he's of all, personablelike we were having a cup of coffee together. That said, her professionalism and knowledge was superb! I'm so thankful to have connected with her.

Dec 15, 2021
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All Good.

Dec 10, 2021
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This is the most comfortable I've ever felt with a health care provider. I am so happy I was able to see Tara. She's a 10/10.

Nov 11, 2021
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Provider listened to everything I said, and asked alot of questions. Talked everything through. Was very thorough in everything she did.

Nov 5, 2021
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Tara is an incredible provider!! I avoided going to the Dr for over 10 years after my previous Dr moved Dr J. Was amazing and I feared I would never find anyone like her. I finally broke down as I had a medical concern that I couldn't ignore any longer..that's when I met Dr Pfaff!! Dr Pfaff is just as amazing as Dr J..very personable, takes her time talking to me about my medical concerns and most importantly listens and shows compassion!! Even through the pandemic when I am sure she was overwhelmed with patients questions and concerns she always found the time to stay in touch and follow up!! Thank you Dr Pfaff!! I appreciate all you do for me!!

Nov 3, 2021
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Tara is a great provider. Easy to talk to and a very good listener. Knowledgeable & willing to share & educate pt. about medical issues.

Nov 3, 2021
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Everyone was more than professional, they were like friends or family.

Nov 3, 2021
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The best health care I've ever received

Oct 20, 2021
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Everyone in the office was friendly and very responsive. Tara is very good at listening to my concerns and giving me her feedback. I appreciate her understanding and compassion. The in house phlebotomist that day was excellent as well! Nothing bad to say about this place.

Oct 8, 2021
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Provider Pfaff was Wonderful it was my first visit she was very attentive nice and I felt like she really cares about her patients. Only complaint was it seemed rather unorganized the front staff gathering our insurance and information we had several phones calls from different staff asking same questions or giving us wrong information about our insurance. However upon arrival everyone was always nice overall a great experience.

Oct 1, 2021
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Dr. Pfaff is amazing! I chose to switch my care to her after choosing her for my daughter's care and I saw how great she is. She is down to earth, listens to my concerns and comes up with a plan to best tackle my issue.

Sep 22, 2021
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My visit was a very good one.

Sep 9, 2021
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Love that Tara listens to my concerns. She discusses the options and I feel I am being heard.

Sep 8, 2021
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I just love Tara! She is a wonderful provider. Best medical provider is have had in a very long time.

Sep 3, 2021
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Tara had solutions for an old injury that I didn't think could be helped. She prescribed a medication that was immediately effective and ordered physical therapy. I was very pleased with the way that she understood my symptoms and diagnosed them exactly.

Aug 25, 2021
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Totally lovely experience.

Aug 20, 2021
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Always reliable and courteous.

Aug 20, 2021
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Very personable, she took a lot of time to listen. This was our first visit.

Aug 19, 2021
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I like Tara Pfaff as my medical care person. She is very easy to talk to and she explains things very well. I feel cared about.

Aug 12, 2021
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We know what my medical issue is & have a path to treat it.

Aug 5, 2021
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This was my first visit to Tara and I moved from out of the country. There was so much information to cover but she was abundantly patient. I don't have history with her but am very pleased with what I've seen so far.

Jul 9, 2021
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I always get great service there. I never have to wait for my appointment, I get in as soon as I arrive there. It is a good place to go to see a doctor and get the service that you need. The office is always very clean and fresh smelling too. The staff is doing a great job.

Jun 23, 2021
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informative

Jun 17, 2021
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Tara Pfaff was extremely diligent and professional. She spent a good amount of time getting to know me and my health concerns. She followed up with a personal message to ask about my concerns and/or questions. I am very pleased with the care she provided.

Jun 16, 2021
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EXCELLENT visit, I completely enjoy PA, PFAFF, she is compassionate, kind & very knowledgeable!!

Jun 16, 2021
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First time seeing Tara and she was wonderful. Hadn't had my cholesterol checked in over 10 years, and she noticed that. Had it done and was called first thing the next day.

Jun 4, 2021
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Nurse could not explain my A1C result.

May 28, 2021
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This is a small town office and they are really as pleasant as one could hope without having to drive.

May 27, 2021
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I enjoy my visits with Tara. She always answer any questions I have. we go over any items she has concerns about also. We reach an agreement on what to continue or what needs more work.

Apr 22, 2021
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Tara is very kind and compassionate. She is well informed and shares her knowledge and concerns. She is very thorough. I love the fact that we can message now through My Health. There are many times you honestly do NOT need an in person visit. I love Tara's attitude and personality. She is AWESOME!!!

Apr 14, 2021
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thank you for the service & resources

Apr 14, 2021
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office visit went very well. Was sent over to My Hood Hospital E.R. due to possible heart issues. this did not go well!! Got there at 4:30pm, had another EKG and blood draw. they left the butterfly needle in my hand and sent me to the ER waiting room. I was in the waiting room 4.25 hours with no one coming out to update me on my status. I finely approached the desk and asked. if was informed I was next BUT, there were others he was more worried about so there would be others taken back first. At this time I requested the butterfly needle be removed and informed ER staff that I would be leaving.

Apr 7, 2021
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only 1 thing . some seniors have very limited income and they have to be very careful when trying to find balance with where they may make medicinal bills that can amount up very fast . Medicare DOES not pay all of bills made and they are to pay the rest . when there are two seniors who may need problems taken care of but with tight budgets one had to decide which is the most important . NOT all seniors are able to get help because THEY are in the GRAY area . not poor enough to receive help of any kind but not rich enough to care what prices are charged . until these people are put in this position as to what is more important , food, medicine , cost of living , they should not get upset when these people are put in a position of having to to choose what is best for them . yes , I agree health care providers want only the best care for thier patience but sometimes seniors have to put off some things so as to be able to care for others . no one knows of the daily struggles of others fully , right now a lot are having a very hard time . so when I have to say no , not right now , maybe later , to something , it's not that I don't want thier advice on things it's just I have other things to take care of that came before . it's tough decisions , but must be made . but in time all will work out .

Mar 31, 2021
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As a new Medicare patient, I was very happy with the overall experience starting from speaking to the office staff, scheduling a first appointment, meeting with the nurse, and then meeting with my new PCP.

Mar 17, 2021
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Always a great visit. Tara is amazing as well as the staff. Always helpful and friendly.

Mar 12, 2021
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Would rather see our doctor than a nurse practitioner.

Mar 12, 2021
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I always feel like a friend when talking with Tara. she kind and calm and doesn't take chances with my health.

Mar 10, 2021
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Tara is great, she listens to what I have to say & does her job very well.

Mar 4, 2021
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Very patient and helpful.

Feb 25, 2021
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I feel like I am learning how basic health care works and what I should be seen for, Tara has been very helpful in that regard. She has been great to work with, blends casual conversation and medical conversation very well, and I feel like she remembers me from previous visits and is a delight to talk to. I have used myhealth.lhs.org site to message her occasionally and she has been very responsive and helpful. Both the persons who brought me into the exam room and took my blood work for labs were not as personable as Tara, but were kind and efficient in getting me in and out.

Feb 17, 2021
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This was a first time visit. Changing physicians due to retirement close to home. Put out on Facebook for recommendation - she had the most. It was a good experience.

Feb 4, 2021
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Every one was very nice and friendly.

Jan 28, 2021
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always prompt, courteous and thorough.
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