Before entering the medical field, Dr. Colleen Finnegan, used to be a ballet dancer and was always fascinated by how the body moved and worked. Then, in the 1980's the HIV crisis came, and she felt a need to help a population that was very ill. “I chose internal medicine so that I could pursue both HIV and general internal medicine care,” says Dr. Finnegan. “This way I would gain broad and specific medical knowledge to be able to care for many different patient populations.”
In addition to evaluation and treatment of a patient's specific concerns, medical prevention is a primary focus in her practice. I truly believe it is the cornerstone of living a longer, healthier life so that each person has the potential to pursue their own personal goals. I hope to offer a safe and respectful environment where the patient can feel comfortable sharing their concerns, so that we can optimize communication, clarify goals and come up with a plan to improve health.
Dr. Finnegan earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine then completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University. She specializes in internal medicine but is also HIV credentialed.
Her philosophy of care is to medically improve a patient's quality of life, whether in the acute setting or over many years. Her hope is to have a mutually respectful relationship where she and a patient can decide which medical options are the healthiest for the patient.
When she’s not working Dr. Finnegan likes to read, travel, spend time with her family/friends, and regularly exercise. She enjoys going to plays and to the ballet as well.
Tufts University 1999
Oregon University Health Sciences 2002
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Dr Finnegan and her nurse were incredibly kind, efficient, and knowledgeable. Dr. F made me feel heard and understood, but was also respectful of my time and conicse with her feedback. The building was also very clean, very modern and I felt great after the visit. I had the kind of experience that made me want to talk about it and tell my friends and family to switch over to providence.Providence Patient
This was my first visit therefore DR. did not have all my records. in some instances hard to answer yes/no to survey q's.Providence Patient
doctor was able to understand all and onswer questions I have great serviceProvidence Patient