Briana Hougum, PA-C, says she decided to become a physician assistant after working in the field of physical therapy. "It inspired me to help patients address the things that limit their rehabilitation," she says. Due to this background, Briana enjoys developing individual exercise plans to address musculoskeletal issues or to initiate and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Her philosophy of care is to form partnerships with her patients and work toward their health goals with an individualized approach. "My most important role as a provider is to be a partner in care who patients can trust," she says. "I emphasize a safe atmosphere with open communication."
Briana earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Biology and Physiology from University of California, Los Angeles.
Originally from Northern California, Briana's hobbies include running (she loves Forest Park), cycling and skiing.
this was a very good visit. I was listened to and Briana took the time to explain things and offer suggestions.Providence Patient
I appreciate the people in the Providence System and frankly would never want to have another insurer. I believe the ethical standards that Providence uses are more patient centered and I think the employees are really good at what they do.Providence Patient
Appointment was great and Briana did a great job.Providence Patient
I was impressed with her detailed knowledge about ankle injuries and how that applied to my sprain.Providence Patient
Good experienceProvidence Patient
excellent professionalism!Providence Patient
My visit in June was my first. I will be back! Thank youProvidence Patient
Very helpful advice and care. Thanks!Providence Patient
Nothing bad. Bri is awesome! The staff is great here [...]!Providence Patient
First time I've seen Bri. she took the time to listen to my frustrating health issues that I've been having for 7 months. [...]Providence Patient
Briana is fantastic - She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She is very easy to talk to and is willing to take the time to really understand my issues.Providence Patient
Bri is a great provider. She is always tentative to my needs and answers any questions I have. This is the first family doctor I've had since I was a child. I'm glad she's my provider!Providence Patient
[...] Bri was excellent, quite possibly the best intake and discussion I've had with a care provider in many years. Apparently she not only loves her profession, but she enriches the lives of her patients with her promptness, intelligence and innate ability to relate to patients of all ages and gender.Providence Patient
Bri is very personable and thorough.Providence Patient
Very professional.Providence Patient
This was my first visit as I was a new patient. The care was excellent and I wished I would have started with them years ago!Providence Patient
very goodProvidence Patient
This visit was for an immediate care problem, it was very adequately addressed! [...] My experience, the whole Providence Group do a really good job!Providence Patient
My appt. was to establish new patient care, we just moved here [...]. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful. I cannot say enough nice things about Briana Hougum, my husband & I both really liked her!!Providence Patient