Before she went to medical school, Dr. Margaret Black worked as a doula; this exciting work sparked a passion for caring for patients during life’s big moments. Board-certified in family medicine with a concentration in obstetrics, Dr. Black welcomes patients of all ages and genders. "I especially enjoy pregnancy care, women's health, and pediatrics, including adolescent medicine," Dr. Black says. As a Suboxone (buprenorphine) prescriber, she also extends her skill and compassion to patients working through addiction and substance abuse.
In her practice today, Dr. Black's empathy informs her philosophy of care. She explains, "I love hearing about my patients' lives and backgrounds, and exploring how that influences how they experience living in their bodies, and what that means for their health goals." Dr. Black hopes to empower patients through active listening; she also aims to ensure they feel safe and free of judgment.
Dr. Black earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Vassar College and completed her medical degree at Tulane University. She continued to the University of New Mexico for her residency training.
While growing up, Dr. Black’s family made many international moves, so she feels like a citizen of the world. "I'm happy to be putting down some solid roots in Portland," she says.