Physician Assistant Mary Hunt says she's a "people person" and emphasizes working collaboratively with her patients. She considers her most important role as a health care provider is helping people understand their state of health and consider their choices for improving it. She emphasizes promoting wellness through preventive screening and education.
Mary earned her Master of Health Science degree from Duke University School of Medicine and earned her bachelor's degree in religious studies from Dartmouth College. She completed special training as a chronic disease self-management group leader at Stanford University.
She says her philosophy of care is "working in a patient-centered care model. "I believe that engaging people in what's most important to them can help them achieve health and wellness."
Born in Augusta, Maine, Mary moved to Portland in 2013. She enjoys gardening, hiking, cycling and walking her two dogs.
Physician Assistant Program / Master Of Health Science Degree
I couldn't have asked for more in the way of attention, thoughtfulness, and helpfulness.Providence Patient
Mary was efficient, caring and effective. She recognized my need for acute care and sent me to the Providence Portland Medical Center Emergency Room in an ambulance. I am grateful.Providence Patient
Mary Hunt is an amazing care provider and I recommend her highly. She's professional, smart, knowledgeable and through, and in every way fantastic. All of the staff are helpful, kind and patient. The nurse assistant who did the intake and drew blood for tests was also fantastic. I've seen her several times and she is definitely top tier and extremely good at what she does. [...] Everything about the staff and facilities here are ideal. Couldn't be more satisfied w/the care I've received.Providence Patient
Mary Hunt & her care team were alright, although I felt that she thought she knew more about my condition/history than I did. [...]Providence Patient
I'm a first time patient, i was very impressed with the provider and staff.Providence Patient
provider displayed intelligence, concern and most importantly some humor, which is critical to healing and good health. Kudos to all...Providence Patient
Appreciate the professionalism ,knowledge and support Mary shared during the appointment.Providence Patient
It was my 1st appt at providence with new providers. the PA & nurse were excellent!Providence Patient
It was a good experience. [...]Providence Patient
Very professional and efficient. Excellent care.Providence Patient
Mary really listened to all my concerns and did everything to relieve the pain till my referral got approved by the insuranceProvidence Patient
Dr. Mary Hunt was very thorough & understanding of my illness. [...]Providence Patient
It was an efficient visit. The provider also seemed to recognize that I had a good baseline understanding of what she was talking about and adjusted the conversation accordingly.Providence Patient
PA Hunt is a great listener and very through and got back to me with my questions answered the following day through my chartProvidence Patient
Mary Hunt has amazing knowledge AND compassion. She relates to me as a HUMAN with true CARE.Providence Patient
Mary Hunt was friendly, professional and quick to help. I really appreciate her, and would see her again.Providence Patient
I have always been treated with respect and concern for the medical issues I have experienced. this was the first time I saw the PAProvidence Patient
They were very helpful & kind!Providence Patient
Very thorough & zero'd in on problem, but brusque.Providence Patient