Tara Pfaff, FNP-BC

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Family Medicine
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 105 RATINGS & 45 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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4.9 out of 5     105 Ratings     45 Comments

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.

Jan 20, 2021
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everyone was very helpful. thanks

Jan 15, 2021
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First visit meet & greet like appt. was treated very well. Felt very comfortable with staff and provider.

Jan 14, 2021
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Excellent.

Jan 14, 2021
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I told the provider about the pain in my shoulder and arm that I have been experiencing for the last month. I expected to either be referred to a specialist, have an MRI or an X-Ray scheduled. Instead I was referred to physical therapy. I was shocked, to say the least, that a referral to therapy was made without a proper diagnosis.

Jan 8, 2021
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she was very nice and I was very impressed that she did further research after the appointment to be more knowledgeable about my condition

Dec 10, 2020
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Tara is an excellent addition to Eirwood Medical office, and if I didn't have a regular dr. I would be happy to see her.

Dec 10, 2020
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This is the 2nd time I've attended an appointment with Tara for my mother. Tara is exceptionally giving of her time and is kind and empathetic. She is also very thorough. In the previous visit she was handling a depression/dementia issue. Despite our limited apt. time she spent all the time needed and the result was great.

Nov 25, 2020
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I haven't been to the Dr in years partially because I have been healthy and haven't needed to but also due to the uncertainty of finding a personable provider that listens and cares. I am super excited to have found a provider(Tara) that cares about my medical care and took the time to get to know me and my concerns(I didn't feel rushed at all). She reminds me a lot of the provider that I had over 10 years ago that I absolutely loved. She moved on to Kaiser and that's when I stopped going to the Dr.

Nov 13, 2020
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I had a very good experience with this provider. She was thorough and very helpful to me. She addressed my pain and I didn't feel that she just kind of wrote it off. She was very sincere.

Nov 13, 2020
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Super nice people. I really felt cared about.

Nov 11, 2020
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Tara is a genuine pleasure. Very responsive and knowledgeable. Very limited wait time for appointment and she expresses care and concern as one would expect of a medical doctor.

Nov 6, 2020
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First visit with new provider. Extremely satisfied w/this doctor. Thank you to the entire excellent staff on hand.

Nov 5, 2020
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Tara was very down to earth and a good listener.

Oct 28, 2020
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Checked in quickly, and was seen within a few minutes. My questions were dealt with as well as possible.

Oct 9, 2020
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She didn't listen - made me so angry I wasn't able to communicate - told me I needed mental health dr. because my anxiety is high.

Sep 24, 2020
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Tara is the absolute best, I started originally seeing her in oregon city, then to gresham and then a portland location and now sandy. I would not have it any other way. she has always been amazing and actually listens. I would recommend her to all. I never want to loose her as my doctor.

Sep 18, 2020
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This visit was good considering everyone was working under the CDC COVID guidelines - they were thorough and professional at all times -

Sep 16, 2020
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Our provider forever retired. Tara Pfaff, our new provider, is wonderful! Please tell her "thank you!" for her help.

Sep 16, 2020
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I was very comfortable with her

Aug 28, 2020
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Good care, friendly staff and good experiences.

Aug 19, 2020
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Everyone was pleasant and helpful from the moment I walked in to opening the door for me when I left the office.

Aug 13, 2020
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She listened and checked out problem then made referral very professional.

Aug 7, 2020
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Timely manner and everyone was approachable.

Aug 5, 2020
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Very good advise about my health.
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