Poombavai Nagappan, MD Providence Medical Group

Primary care physician
Languages: English, Tamil
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
"I see primary care as the foundation for quality of life," says Poombavai Nagappan, M.D. "I approach every patient visit as an opportunity to improve that person's quality of life." In her practice, she believes in actively listening to her patients, educating them about healthy lifestyles and following up after treatment to make sure her patients are doing better.

A board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Nagappan earned her medical degree at Kilpauk Medical College in Madras, India. She completed her internship at Edgewater Medical Center in Chicago, and her residency at St. Louis University Hospital in Missouri. In her free time, Dr. Nagappan loves to spend time with her family and friends. She particularly enjoys family trips to the mountains and lakes with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include traveling and photography.
Education
Institution
Type
Year
Kilpauk Medical College
Medical School
1996
Edgewater Medical Center
Internship
1997
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Residency
2000
Edgewater Medical Center
Residency
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal glucose metabolism
  • abnormal pap
  • abrasion
  • acne
  • allergic rhinitis
  • alopecia areata
  • anemia
  • ankle injury
  • anxiety
  • anxiety disorder
  • appendicitis
  • arthralgia
  • arthropathy
  • asthma
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • back pain
  • blood in stool
  • breast lump
  • bronchitis
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervicitis
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • chronic tonsillitis
  • congenital heart disease
  • conjunctivitis
  • constipation
  • contact dermatitis
  • corns
  • cough
  • croup
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • diverticulosis
  • dizziness
  • dysuria
  • eczema
  • endometriosis
  • epidermoid cysts
  • epilepsy
  • erectile dysfunction
  • failure to thrive
  • fever of unknown origin
  • fibroids
  • follicular cyst of ovary
  • gastroenteritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gout
  • headache
  • hematuria
  • hemophilia
  • hemorrhoids
  • influenza
  • ingrowing toenail
  • ingrown nail
  • insect bites
  • knee injuries
  • leg pain
  • meningitis
  • menometrorrhagia
  • menopause
  • menstrual disorders
  • neck pain
  • neck sprain
  • osteoarthritis
  • peptic ulcer
  • peripheral edema
  • peripheral vascular diseases
  • pneumonia
  • prediabetes
  • pregnancy
  • prostatitis
  • psoriasis
  • pulmonary infections
  • rectal bleeding
  • rosacea
  • rotator cuff injury
  • shortness of breath
  • shoulder sprain
  • sinusitis
  • skin ulcer
  • sleep disorders
  • strep throat
  • sunburn
  • tenosynovitis
  • tobacco abuse
  • type 2 diabetes
  • type I diabetes
  • urinary tract infection
  • urticaria
  • varicella virus
  • venous insufficiency
  • vulvovaginitis
  • warts
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (171 Ratings, 52 Comments)


100

12/04/2017
Dr. Nagappan was able to address 3 issues of concern in short time frame, her guidance on the first of which enabled me to sing solo concert 4 days later, for which i am grateful.
100

12/04/2017
Dr Nagappan is a great Dr
90

11/20/2017
no bad experiences
100

11/20/2017
I feel fortunate to have such a great primary care Dr.
50

11/15/2017
I would prefer a more personable provider who listens to my preferences and treats as a person not just a number. Nagapaan spends too much time behind the computer, doesn't wash hands and wasn't fully apprised of my health. I had been seen in immediate Care no mention of during appointment. I was seen a week later for procedure by another provider and she was the one to address need for a pneumonia shot.
70

11/13/2017
insensitive and aloof provider . [...]
100

11/06/2017
I am very grateful for Dr. Nagappan's professional, thorough, and systematic approach to medical care. With her help(specialist referrals to eliminate possibilities and differential diagnosis), I was able to get a diagnosis and treatment for a chronic and complex illness. She is a friendly, respectful, and effective communicator.
100

10/31/2017
All good - get very good service.
100

10/31/2017
I had a very good experienced with this current care provider and no bad points what so ever!
90

10/26/2017
wait times are occasionally more than 20 minutes, but otherwise excellent care.
90

10/25/2017
Dr. Naggapan has an excellent rapport to patient and she listen carefully and follow up with immediate action or plan for every issues mention in my visit. NO bad experiences I noted during this visit. I am happy and fully satisfied about her treatment plan to every medical issues. I will fully recommend her to my friends or relatives in the future.
100

10/25/2017
All excellent and I did refer someone to Dr. Nagappan
90

10/25/2017
I thought I spent too much time in waiting room prior to appointment.
100

10/19/2017
I really. like the doctor, she very caring I feel like she cares about my health.
80

10/13/2017
very good
100

10/11/2017
Rather than phoning their office, I submit questions/requests via Providence My Chart. Very efficient!!
100

10/11/2017
Dr. Nagappan is an amazing doctor. She listened to me when I had a terrible experience after my MRI, and when I needed to be referred to another oncologist. Good listening!
100

10/05/2017
Dr. Nagappan is great. She is very helpful and I love going to her.
100

10/04/2017
Dr. Nagappan is very thorough. Always takes time to listen to me and address my questions and concerns.
100

08/23/2017
Care provider..exellent
100

08/17/2017
I have always had great care and follow up from Dr. Nagappan
30

08/16/2017
Dr. Nagappan is nice as a person, but as a doctor, she only brushed off my symptoms. She was not willing to order any lab work or tests, and her explanation for my symptoms was not satisfactory.
70

08/09/2017
This was my first time seeing this provider, as my Primary Care Provider. I was generally satisfied with my time, but felt like she could have explained and walked me through the exams more thoroughly. During my time in this office I was asked about 3-4 times if I was interested in receiving the HPV vaccine, which I declined every time. I felt like it was being pushed on me despite my disinterest.
60

07/27/2017
Provider never addressed my concern that I made the appointment for. I was a new patient and she spent most of the appointment going over medications. I felt brushed off.
60

07/26/2017
I feel like Nagappan just walks in, looks at the paperwork, tell you what to do and walks out. [...]
90

07/21/2017
Dr. Poombavai Nagapan was well-prepared for my appointment and provided excellent care and appropriate counsel concerning my questions and concerns.
100

06/28/2017
For my first visit as a new patient, I was highly impressed with my doctor and feel confident about being her patient.
80

06/27/2017
Always very helpful
100

06/14/2017
she is great
90

06/10/2017
I was grateful that on the two occasions that I needed to see a doctor, they were able and willing to accommodate. As one who does not go to the doctor frequently, my experience as a new patient at this office has been positive.
90

06/08/2017
my experience was very good. This was my first visit with this doctor.
90

05/17/2017
took care of more than expected on initial visit.
100

05/10/2017
Dr. Nagappan is a concerned doctor who knows my medical history and is excellent in every way.
60

05/10/2017
I feel that we don't connect very well. Not anyone's fault, just the way it is.
100

05/10/2017
I think this doctor is excellent. She's smart, well educated, positive and easy to speak with.
100

04/29/2017
I was nervous to see a doctor different than my own, but I appreciated Dr. Nagapaan's care and directions. In a time of trauma, she was sensitive to my needs.
100

04/26/2017
Dr. Nagappan is an excellent provider and I could not be more pleased with her competence, professionalism, and her manner. [...] I think Dr. Nagappan will be my primary care physician for the rest of my life and probably at the end of my life and I feel comfortable with that. That is a rousing ovation for her.
80

04/26/2017
Communication was challenging. I was in the office to follow up on an ER visit. The office did not provide me with enough information to understand why I needed to be seen; however, when I got there the doc was very attentive and eventually gave me all of the information that I needed. I felt that she was proactive and helpful in ensuring the best overall care possible.
80

04/25/2017
I noticed dr naggapan has been out of the office more and it seems like she's not as focused with my care as before. [...] Hopefully it will pass, my healthcare is detailed and she always seems to get me back on track. I hope this quality continues.
100

04/22/2017
Dr. Nagappan is very pro-active, without being a "pill pusher."
70

03/23/2017
The doctor did not spend much time with me. I felt like a number and was rushed through my physical exam. I voiced my concerns on a couple of health issues and felt like the doctor was in a hurry to move on to another patient. I never got any explanation regarding concerns.
100

03/15/2017
I feel I receive best care always @ every visit!!
90

02/28/2017
love my doctor.
100

02/15/2017
the gal that took my temp etc told me I could use 2 robes in case 1 didn't fit. I'm a size 16. Not a size 40 for goodness sakes. Kind of insulting.
100

02/01/2017
Dr. naggapan is an excellent provider. she is very detailed and thoughtful. I trust her recommendations. I have recommended her to friends.
100

01/26/2017
It is always nice to see Dr Nagapan.
90

01/25/2017
I am very happy with Dr. Naggappan. She is always knowledgeable and helpful.
100

01/10/2017
She's always very nice & thorough.
100

01/08/2017
Dr. Nagappan has always been a excellent doctor. She always listens and always finds the best course of action!
40

12/10/2016
Discovered a mistake in my medical records from 2011, first time I'm aware of it - have been given the run around trying to fix it - NOT MY ERROR. I have called two different people and asked in person twice to have this fixed. That's a total of 4-5 different people I've spoken with either in person or left messages for on the phone. No response from phone calls, no call back after I was told I would hear from a supervisor, nothing. In person I was told to call/talk with someone else. Again none of this was my mistake, yet I'm the one spending my time to take care of it. Dr. Naggapon seemed not to care about it and told me to talk with Providence imaging since it was their error. It was a data entry error on your part. It's now 10 days later and still no response.
100

11/28/2016
My experience was good.
100

11/24/2016
I really like Dr. Nagappan.
 
Providence Medical Group-Scholls Internal Medicine
12442 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road Suite 100
Tigard, OR 97223
503-216-9220
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