Catherine M. Leclair M.D.

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (484 Ratings, 81 Comments)

Expertise

  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

  • Vulvar Health

Education

  • M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington Vermont 0 1995
  • Residency:

    • Obstetrics and gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1999
  • Fellowship:

    • Oregon Health & Science University, Human Investigations Program, Department of Public Health, 2002
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2001

Biography

Dr. Leclair practices general obstetrics and gynecology with a special focus in vulvar health and sexuality. Dr. Leclair is currently only accepting new patients for the program in vulvar health.

As a specialist in vulvovaginal health, Dr. Leclair’s research is concentrated around the complex relationship of these conditions and their impact on quality of life and sexual intimacy. Her research efforts also include vulvar pain, sexuality, vulvar skin diseases and vaginitis.

After completing medical school at the University of Vermont, Dr. Leclair returned to the Pacific Northwest for her training and medical career. She chose OHSU for its reputation of clinical excellence, academics and collegial atmosphere of the department. Dr. Leclair has a young family and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, running, cross-country skiing, biking, and gardening.

Pregnancy and childbirth philosophy:

"My goal is to ensure a safe birth in a supportive and caring environment."

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Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (484 Ratings, 81 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.9
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.9
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.9
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.9
  • Used words you could understand 4.9
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.9
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.9

Patient Comments

  • Nov 08, 2017

    excellent

    OHSU Patient
  • Nov 02, 2017

    Doctor LaClair is one of the very best Doctors I have seen at any Medical Offices. Kind, caring, compassionate and really knows what she specializes in everything I like to see in any Doctor I am treated by.

    OHSU Patient
  • Oct 19, 2017

    good

    OHSU Patient
  • Oct 19, 2017

    I was very pleased with the Dr. and with the appt. She knew just exactly what my problem was. I have been two years with doctors trying to get it solved.

    OHSU Patient
  • Oct 18, 2017

    I think that Dr. Leclair is one of the finest physicians I've seen in my 70 years. Please give my thanks to her.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 27, 2017

    Dr LeClair, stated very simply, is a fantastic Doctor!

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 21, 2017

    She's excellent.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 20, 2017

    After my appointment, I texted my husband to let him know how well my appointment had gone. That, the trip to Portland from Montana, had once again, been essential to my well-being. My medical condition causes me concern, and Dr. Leclair helps me to understand it better and clearly explains the next steps to be taken.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 05, 2017

    I was very comfortable talking to Dr. LeClair about my problem and very impressed on how quick she diagnosed what was wrong and her compassion to my problem was very much appreciated.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 05, 2017

    The medicine prescribed is cost prohibitive, I don't think I will be able to continue to use this indefinitely. I would have liked a general idea of the cost, when talking about the options.

    OHSU Patient
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  • Aug 30, 2017

    Dr. LeClaire is one of the best doctors I have EVER had! She is fabulous! I wish she could be my doctor for all needs!

    OHSU Patient
  • Aug 23, 2017

    Very smart and intelligent care provider.

    OHSU Patient
  • Aug 16, 2017

    Dr. LeClair is an exceptional provider. She makes me feel proud to be a 53 year old woman even though I have issues. She is not judgmental. She trains future medical student to respect women's issues and bodies. No questions are beneath her.

    OHSU Patient
  • Aug 16, 2017

    The doctor is an amazing person and health provider !

    OHSU Patient
  • Aug 10, 2017

    Dr. LeClair has always been extremely courteous and pleasant and always very caring and concerned....I highly recommend her.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 13, 2017

    Dr. LeClaire is extremely nice and professional. It is always a pleasure to work with her.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 12, 2017

    Dr. LeClair always includes my husband in my appointments and explains everything to him!

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 05, 2017

    Excellent!

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 15, 2017

    Catherine Le Clair is an amazing physician. She is engaging and conveys a sense of caring towards her patients. She is always willing to help in anyway possible. Her upbeat attitude and compassion make patients feel at ease.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 07, 2017

    I have full confidence in Dr. LeClair, more than with any other doctor I've ever had! She always remembers details about my life and asks about my friend and my cat by name!

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 01, 2017

    Very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 31, 2017

    best doctor ever

    OHSU Patient
  • May 31, 2017

    Dr LeClaire is an amazing physician and OHSU is very lucky to have her on staff. Dr LeClaire communicates clearly and with concern.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 25, 2017

    Overall amazing and made me feel really comfortable, especially when she said "you're in charge" right off the bat. I was a little confused when towards the very end she added "your bottom's a little red, so we're prescribing you a pill for yeast infections that should clear it right up" when I would have liked a bit more examination/explanation to be certain. Other than that, great attitude and very knowledgeable, a perfect antidote to my less-than-good appointment with another physician three months ago concerning the same problem.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 24, 2017

    Amazing! Highly recommend is an understatement. Need to bake a cake for the person who referred me to Dr. LeClair. Inspiring, and makes me want to be a better provider myself.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 24, 2017

    I would rate Dr. LeClair as being superior in ALL areas of your survey. She was most helpful, compassionate, informed and friendly/courteous. My daughter & I were most impressed& thankful to b there to get help with my condition which had gotten quite bad.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 17, 2017

    Great Doctor- knowledge & bedside manner.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 15, 2017

    Dr. Leclair is absolutely one of OHSU's finest. She took extra time before my appointment to read up on my (very rare) condition and contact specialists in her field from across the country to understand it better. She was so generous in her time to listen to me and intuitively understood how my condition affects my life at large. She is by far one of the best clinicians I've ever had the privilege to work with, and I am so grateful for her care.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 03, 2017

    Dr. Leclair is a shining example of what a doctor should be. She is warm and caring! Always remembers about our last conversation (even when it has been more than a year) & asks about my family! When she talks with you, she makes you feel like she is talking to you as a friend, not a patient. I enjoy being her patient so much, I am willing to call 6month ahead to schedule my annual exam. CWH is very lucky to have her on staff & I have to say that I noticied the poster about the top portland provider with her name on it when I entered the clinic....that nomination could not be more right!!

    OHSU Patient
  • May 03, 2017

    Dr. LeClair is the most outstanding physician I've ever worked with. She is an excellent care provider, and I highly recommend her.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 03, 2017

    Dr Leclair is extremely professional and understanding of patient needs.

    OHSU Patient
  • Apr 27, 2017

    I have trust in Dr. Leclaire, she is a non-judemental provider, and always seeks to provide care that is appropriate for my case. She is always on her "A Game" and is thorough.

    OHSU Patient
  • Apr 19, 2017

    Of course more time would have been great but my care was explained and treatment explained followup and all done with real knowledge and never made me feel uncomfortable! Thank You!

    OHSU Patient
  • Apr 19, 2017

    Dr LeClair might be my favorite doctor ever. She has always listened to me about my symptoms and concerns and put me on a treatment track that has made a big difference in my life.

    OHSU Patient
  • Apr 06, 2017

    Actually, if you had an "off-the-charts" option after "Very Good", I'd select that one for Dr. LeClaire.

    OHSU Patient
  • Apr 05, 2017

    She is wonderful! The only doctor I've seen that truly understands my problem.

    OHSU Patient
  • Apr 05, 2017

    All of my visits with Dr. Leclair have been wonderful. She is very kind, makes sure I understand everything and any questions are answered, and I feel like she genuinely cares about me and my health.

    OHSU Patient
  • Mar 15, 2017

    Dr LeClair always takes time to answer my questions and explin everything fully to me. My confidence in her and the treatment I receive is so high that I commute from Seattle to see her(4 hours EACH way!).

    OHSU Patient
  • Mar 08, 2017

    I would also rate Catherine LeClair's sense of humor as VERY good.

    OHSU Patient
  • Mar 08, 2017

    She is a life saver. It's the best gynecological care I have ever received in my entire life.

    OHSU Patient
  • Feb 23, 2017

    Dr La Clere is very clear and straight forward about discussing the various aspects of my condition and how to cope with it on a daily basis. she is open to discussing exactly what I want to talk about and helping me reach good decisions without overwhelming me with too much information. yet,

    OHSU Patient
  • Feb 23, 2017

    I left feeling very confident in this doc

    OHSU Patient
  • Feb 22, 2017

    Dr. Leclair was very kind, understanding, helpful, clear in explaining and made sure all of my concerns were addressed. She spoke both simply enough and casually to understand and relate to, while remaining very professional.

    OHSU Patient
  • Feb 22, 2017

    Best specialist gyn doctor ever. She is up-to-date on treatments and was extremely sensitive to my fear and pain related to medical issues.

    OHSU Patient
  • Feb 15, 2017

    I really appreciate Dr LeClair

    OHSU Patient
  • Feb 02, 2017

    Caring, knowledgeable physician. Includes patient in decision making.

    OHSU Patient
  • Feb 01, 2017

    Dr. LeClair is the very best!

    OHSU Patient
  • Jan 26, 2017

    Thank you, Dr. Leclair!

    OHSU Patient
  • Jan 25, 2017

    she showed her care for me by really encouraging follow up on my chart site

    OHSU Patient

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