It is my goal and privilege to get to know each of my patients beyond their medical concerns. For me, this part is critical to creating an individualized treatment plan. I love that my job permits me to participate in some of the most important events in a woman's life. As much as I love celebrating these wonderful moments, I believe my most important role is to support my patients during their more difficult times.
I have a special interest in helping patients manage obstetric or gynecologic issues that are emotionally challenging including infertility, miscarriage, management of abnormal pap smears, and weight concerns. Outside of work, my family is most important to me.
I am happily married to a supportive spouse with two children. Our family is very active, and we enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, camping and traveling together. I also love playing soccer, tennis and running. Most of all, I love running to deliveries! I completed medical school at Emory University in my home town of Atlanta, GA. I completed my residency training at Oregon Health & Science University in 1999. I was in private practice in Portland for 14 years before joining the Providence team. In 2007, I was recognized by Portland Monthly as one of Portland's top doctors.
Emory University School of Medicine 1995
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine 1999
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Providence Portland Medical Center Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Have been very please with the care and concerns from all those i have seen. No complaints.Providence Patient
Dr. [...] is my normal provider and [...]. I don't normally see Dr Bauer. She was very informative but not very personable. It could be that I don't normally see her though.Providence Patient
She was very professional.Providence Patient
Dr Maxine Bower is truly the very best and is always all over it! She's super kind and caring and just easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable so that I feel I can ask her any question and not be embarrassed about it.Providence Patient
Dr. Bauer is excellent; I see her for breast and GYN health needs.Providence Patient
Maxine Bauer goes over and above to explain things and takes the time to make sure you understand. She is an unusual and genuinely caring physician.Providence Patient
This was my first appt w Dr. Bower and I was totally satisfied with her response to my questions and her care in the treatment I receivedProvidence Patient
Great care providerProvidence Patient
I have always had good experiences at this clinic.Providence Patient
[...] she was excellent!Providence Patient
I felt like Dr. Bauer knew what I needed & I am waiting for my next appointment.Providence Patient
Dr. Bauer has provided the most exceptional service of any provider I have ever seen at Providence. I have been very disappointed in the past with the level of service and care I have received at other providence clinics in the are but Dr. Bauer went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable with every decision we made during a scary time in my healthcare. She was kind and clear with my options. She is an exceptional doctor and has greatly improved my feelings about Providence as a whole.Providence Patient
I receive excellent care from Dr. Bauer.Providence Patient