Alyssa Colwill M.D., M.C.R.

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (270 Ratings, 126 Comments)


  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

  • Contraception
  • Family Planning


  • M.D., Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago Illinois 2012
  • M.C.R., OHSU, Portland Oregon 2018
  • Residency:

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship:

    • Family Planning, OHSU, 2018


Dr. Colwill is a generalist obstetrician and gynecologist and specializes in Family Planning. Her interests include family planning, contraception, adolescent gynecology, medically-complicated contraceptive care, and international health care. She is involved in clinical research focusing on improving pain for gynecologic procedures. Dr. Colwill feels honored to care for women at all points in life.

Dr. Colwill has lived all over the country before settling down in Portland. In her spare time, Dr. Colwill enjoys running, hiking, traveling, reading, and cooking.

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Memberships and associations

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (270 Ratings, 126 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Very attentive and clear in her explanations.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Incredibly kind and thoughtful doctor.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    I had the sweetest ladies who helped me understand everything that was going on.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    I felt like Dr. Colwill actually listened to my concerns and wanted to solve the problem I was having, even if her first idea didn't work

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Fantastic care! The nurses were all phenomenal!

  • Aug 23, 2019

    She was personable as well as professional. I appreciate all the educational material she provided.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    She answers all of my questions and concerns, and has a wonderful and caring manner. My favorite provider at ohsu!

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Dr. Colwill was extremely patient and thorough. She answered my questions succinctly.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    I thought the whole team was fun and helpful and willing to help me with any questions that I had in my pregnancy.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Dr. Colwill is excellent. Thoughtful, caring, spends time with you, answers all your questions.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Dr. Colwill is AWESOME! I always feel heard.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    She was friendly and informative. However she was over 30 minutes late for my 15 minute appointment. It?s frustrating to have so many appointments and for them to almost always be delayed 30+ minutes. Scheduling needs to be greatly improved in the Women?s Health department.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    She was really informative and caring. I felt listened to and cared for and supported.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    I have never had such an empathetic kind doctor before. She is amazing!

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Best experience with a provider in a long time. Left the office feeling like all my concerns and more were addressed and answered.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    I had a great experience with Dr. Colwill. She clearly reviewed my information; asked thoughtful questions; explained her recommendations for next steps in a thoughtful, attentive way; and answered my questions without making me feel rushed. I would not hesitate to recommend her! She seems very knowledgeable and I trust her recommendations.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    I have never experienced a doctor like Dr. Colwill. She has the best bedside manner that I've ever seen. She truly cares about her patients and is a top notch physician. She was very professional and thorough with my exam and made me feel very comfortable. She was well worth the two hour drive to see her.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    She made me feel very comfortable and explained things in a way that I could easily understand. She was also very friendly and made the appointment pleasant.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    She was easy to talk to and explained well.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    she was understanding and informative.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Alyssa was incredibly friendly, informational, and thoughtful. Although it was the first time I met her she made me feel comfortable and at ease. I would not hesitate to see her again or recommend her. She answered all of my questions and I genuinely felt like she listened and devoted her time to me while she was examining me.

  • Jul 15, 2019

    She was incredibly informative and very personable. She made me feel extremely comfortable in a situation where it got a little maybe scary but she was absolutely fantastic and all the nurses that were there as well. They were probably the best, women and doctors I have ever been around in my entire life. So I thank them all very much.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Dr. Colwill went above and beyond for my daughters. She made sure they were comfortable, felt safe, and understood the procedure. She explained everything in language that they were easily able to understand!

  • Jul 12, 2019

    The provider was very thorough and made me feel very comfortable as well as all the rest of the office staff. Thank you.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    This provider was so caring and thorough. I'm very impressed by the level of care that she provided.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    She was wonderful! So caring and kind and listened super well to all my thoughts and comments and maybe even found a fix for something that I didn?t even anticipate talking about

  • Jul 09, 2019

    It was so nice to have a provider who works with birth control actually listen to me and my concerns. I spend a lot of time researching my health issues because I have to do it myself. So I come in with a lot of insight and information into what I think is going on with me. It was nice that the provider appreciated that instead of dismissing it or closing off to me.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Alyssa is smart and thoughtful.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Dr. Colwill was excellent. I wish I had seen her sooner for my other prenatal appointments. She brought up information that was new to me, that should have been brought up weeks earlier. She thoroughly answered all my questions and made me feel more at ease with this process.

  • Jul 02, 2019

    Dr. Colwill was amazing. For both procedures I did with her, she was extremely communicative and supportive. She checked in frequently to explain exactly what she was doing and ensure that I felt comfortable the entire time. She really helped put me at ease and I appreciate it so much!

  • Jun 29, 2019

    Dr Colwill was very very considerate of delicate situations and straightforward with her answers. I can't thank her enough--I was expecting the best version of this appointment to go much worse.

  • Jun 22, 2019


  • Jun 18, 2019

    She was super great! Made the experience pleasant and comfortable.

  • Jun 16, 2019

    I like how they treated me.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    She was very thorough. She got back with me after lab results, and confirmed to me what I kind of sense was going on within my body, and so she recommended some remedies. I was very happy to be at OHSU with this provider, because she gave me the time necessary and I didn't feel rushed. She was very kind, very gentle, and very knowledgeable.

  • Jun 11, 2019

    Night and day experience from my last physician. Everyone was friendly and professional from the second that I walked into the door

  • Jun 08, 2019

    She was very caring and really listened to all the problems that I was having and gave me excellent care. I loved that she had a scribe so that she could really spend her time with me instead of filling out computer notes. She is an amazing provider.

  • May 20, 2019

    It was really good and I appreciate it. They are professional. Thank you so much. Bye bye.

  • May 18, 2019

    Dr. Colwill always comes in and asks how I am doing so I can let her know what?s going and listens well.

  • May 17, 2019

    Once again Dr. Colwill provided me with EXCELLENT care. She always makes me feel comfortable and well cared for. She?s never judgmental or cynical. She?s always positive, supportive and provides great solutions! I recommend her to everyone!

  • May 17, 2019

    She was friendly and knowledgable.

  • May 17, 2019

    She?s the best! So personable, kind and caring. Also very knowledgeable and wants to really get to know my preferences

  • May 13, 2019

    Alyssa is always thoughtful, attentive, and conscientious. Any reservations I had about seeing a younger doctor have been proven completely unfounded. I didn't choose her, but now I rearrange my schedule to make sure she is available.

  • May 13, 2019

    She was caring, gentle, very informative,quick to come up with amazing solutions, great listener, and wonderful physician to talk to. I felt understood and safe

  • May 10, 2019

    Dr. Colwill was very informative and answered all my questions with empathy and care. Her skill and excellent bedside manner were greatly appreciated.

  • May 09, 2019

    I felt that the provider, and the medical student working with her, were incredibly helpful, informative, non-judgmental, and responsive. I felt empowered. It was apparent to me that they had really internalized the medical history, information, and experiences that I shared with them and were able to present options to me that were personalized and well thought out.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Allison was so incredibly thorough and kind. She really asked questions about my future health and helped me feel like she was putting me in a position to make healthy and smart choices.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    The best

  • Apr 23, 2019

    I felt listened to, cared for and heard. For the first time in years I felt as though my own wishes about my body were listened to and respected by Alyssa her medical Assistant and the Dr who was with her as well! Thank you all so much for everything!

  • Apr 23, 2019

    Very understanding and smart, I was able to make a connection and tell her everything I am having

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