Michelle Edwards has always wanted to be of service to others and is fascinated by the inner workings of the human body. As a physician's assistant, she combines these interests and helps others achieve their best health possible.
In her practice, she emphasizes preventive care and shared decision making. "I believe in evidence-based medicine to help patients achieve results," she says. "I encourage my patients to be informed and participate in decisions that affect their health."
Michelle graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in child and family studies. She earned her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Originally from Wisconsin, she is excited for all the outdoor activities Hood River has to offer. She enjoys mountain and road biking, running, skiing and backpacking. As a music-enthusiast, she also enjoys playing the cello and piano. She is married to Jim Edwards, MD, a hospitalist at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. They live in The Dalles with their dog.
Oregon Health Sciences University 2007
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant
My experience with Michell Edwards has been excellent!Providence Patient
everyone is always very attentive and clear. Always a good experience.Providence Patient
Always very professional, always takes care of what I needProvidence Patient
I saw the PA because my primary is never available on short notice. She was very knowledgable and though couldn't diagnose my problem immediately, took time to study my symptoms and made the right call... prescribed something that worked well.Providence Patient
I have seen Michelle Edwards numerous times. She is always excellent! Very professional & caring.Providence Patient
Michelle has been great! She's patient, listens and is good at brainstorming ideas to help find answers to my health issues/symptoms before prescribing medication very different from previous dr.!Providence Patient
Ms. Edwards diagnosed my problem and solved it!Providence Patient
This was the first visit to Ms. Edwards. I would be happy to see her again.Providence Patient
vary happy with my careProvidence Patient
I love the staff at Providence. I came from a big city hospital. Couldn't believe the difference. Much appreciation for all the kindness..Providence Patient
I have always received excellent care with this care team.Providence Patient
This was my only visit with Ms Edwards, but she was familiar with my chart, knowledgeable about my health problem, courteous and kind. I was quite favorably impressed.Providence Patient
I'm always treated with respect and very good care by all the staff and my provider! This visit was no exception! I am totally pleased with the care and service I get when at this clinic!Providence Patient
Ms. Michelle M. Edwards PA recognized my problems, ordered a lab test and informed me with the results. I was very impressed how knowledgeable she was and helpful.Providence Patient
My experiences were ALL good. I am lucky to have such high-quality healthcare professionals looking after me.Providence Patient
My experience with this provider was good. This provider also made a call to me a few days later, too see how I was doing. Which, I appreciated the concern.Providence Patient
Great diagnosis of problem.Providence Patient
Michelle is a very caring person.Providence Patient
I was extremely pleased with the follow up by telephone not only by provider, but by office to make sure my need the situation was being addressed.Providence Patient
I feel [...] staff provide the best & most timely medical experience that I have had (and I am 80 years old).Providence Patient
I am very satisfied with Dr. Edwards and trust her implicitlyProvidence Patient