Elizabeth Eckstrom M.D., M.P.H.

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Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.9 out of 5 (230 Ratings, 113 Comments)


  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine

Special focus on

  • Aging and Geriatrics


  • M.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin 1990
  • M.P.H., University of Washington, Seattle Washington 1998
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship:

    • General medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
    • Geriatrics, Oregon Health & Science University (2006)
  • Certifications:

    • Geriatric medicine, internal medicine


Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.C.P., is Professor and Chief of Geriatrics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She received her M.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin, then headed west to complete residency and fellowship at OHSU, as well as an M.P.H. through the University of Washington. She practices both primary care and consultative geriatrics, and focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle in older adults and in educating all health professionals to be competent in the care of older adults. Her research has focused on interprofessional education, tai chi to improve health in older adults, and falls prevention. She teaches medical students and internal medicine residents, and works with inpatient teams to improve quality of care for older hospitalized patients throughout the institution. Dr. Eckstrom is a co-director for the OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (230 Ratings, 113 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

  • Oct 17, 2019

    I’ve been seeing Dr Eckstrom for years. She’s competent, thorough, and great interpersonally!

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Dr Eckstrom is extremely thorough and concerned about her patients. She takes the time to listen to her patients!

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Dr. Eckstrom gave me a great deal of time and insight in my medical problems. Helped me enormously. Thank you.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Dr Eckstrom is the best. I feel very well taken care of. I'm lucky to have her as my doctor.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    She was very professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone. She was extremely thoughtful and caring.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    She is always happy to see you and has very good advise

  • Sep 12, 2019

    I had a wonderful experience with Dr Eckstrom again!! She listens, asks relevant questions, and provides excellent advice and caring.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Eckstrom provided me with excellent advice and guidance and I have the utmost confidence in her skills abilities and understanding.

  • Aug 20, 2019

    Exceptional care.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    She was excellent, thorough, knowledgeable, caring and personable.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    Dr Eckstrom is very thorough and caring. And shelistens!

  • Aug 05, 2019

    Dr. Eckstrom provided thoughtful and thorough assessment of my symptoms and developed a plan in response.

  • Aug 03, 2019

    excellent. She listens, takes the necessary time, answers questions to facilitate care.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    She is efficient, listens to questions, knowledgeable.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    I am very happy with Dr. Eckstrom She's an excellent doctor and listen carefully to what one says.

  • Jul 06, 2019

    Very positive very wonderful felt like we were heard. Everything was great. Looking forward to a lasting relationship.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    I enjoyed my interaction with a medical student and, as always, with Dr. Eckstrom. They are a valuable asset to OHSU

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I was very pleased with my experience.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Dr Eckstrom listens and she explains in non-medical terms. Very refreshing.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    As always, Dr. Eckstrom and her team were prompt, professional and took a personal interest. Full marks for her,the department, and OHSU.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Elizabeth Eckstrom listens carefully to my health issues and works with me developing a treatment plan. She is knowledgeable, caring and understanding. She is the ideal primary care provider.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Dr. Eckstrom is very good at listening to the patients, what they have on their mind and what's happening with their body. And then she is very with it in terms of recommending what should happen. She is such a good doctor. She seems to be very wise and very experienced.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Dr Eckstrom is the epitome of a health care professional with compassion.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Very pleasurable annual exam experience with Dr. Eckstrom, her assistant and her student.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    Competent, friendly, complete, professional.

  • May 23, 2019

    I am blessed to have Elizabeth Eckstrom as my primary physician! She is so thorough and truly concerned about her patients. She takes as much time as is necessary listening to her patients and their concerns.

  • May 18, 2019

    Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom has been my doctor for maybe twenty years and I've always respected her highly and will always feel that way.

  • May 11, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Eckstrom is an excellent clinician and the diagnostic. She's very thorough. I've always found her to be extremely personable, listened to me when I had complaints and work to get them resolved. She's just the best person that I have ever seen as a internist and a geriatrician.

  • May 09, 2019

    Dr. Eckstrom is exceptionally knowledgeable and pleasant. She embodies everything I value in a primary care physician.

  • May 09, 2019

    She listens, she explains and she obviously cares.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Lickey me, I am blessed to have Dr Eckstrom as my health provider,

  • Apr 27, 2019

    The doctor is a good doctor, excellent doctor, has good communication with me and I hope to continue with her in future. Thanks.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Dr. Eckstrom listens, asks meaningful questions and tailors her care to the needs of her patients, not just the strictures of insurance rubrics. Her approach is compassionate, practical, and honest. For well over a decade she had (at)tended to my husband and me. Neither one of us was the 'classic case'. She never once resorted to treating us like that nor did seem remotely daunted by the requirements of our care. She is the very best face of OHSU.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Knowledgeable, personable, listens carefully.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    I felt Dr. Eckstrom was very professional. She listened to what I had to say and very helpful. I really enjoyed my visit and like having her as my primary care physician.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Dr. Elizabetn Eckstrom is an excellent health provider and I always look forward to seeing her. She ha encouraged me to be proactive withmy health and all my labs are in normal range. I am soon to be 80 years old and feel energic and active in several pursuits.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Her discussions were very clear and helpful. I especially appreciated her suggestion of memory therapy referral. I have made an appointment already.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Dr. Eckstrom is an exemplary physician. She has greatly improved my health and well-being over a period of years. During my most recent visit we discussed a range of recommendations to further tune my health. These preventative measures, exercise, diet, and occasional referrals to some specialists have given me a high state of confidence in her.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Listens and understands to my health concerns

  • Feb 17, 2019

    Dr Eckstrom is a fantastic clinician. She is obviously very competent and easily partners with me in making decisions. She listens carefully and respects my knowledge and experience.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    Involved, caring, listens, knowledgeable.

  • Feb 09, 2019

    I was very worried about my problem when I went in. After meeting the staff and testing and advice, I am very much more positive about my condition. Thank You

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Eckstom is brilliant, succinct, friendly, efficient and caringThere is no better doctor

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Dr Eckstrom is very professional and personable. She is aware of her patient's concerns and listens to them and family. She is a great advocate for her patients too.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    I called for an urgent matter, and was able to actually see Dr. Eckstrom the same day, as she had a cancellation. She and the intern working with her, as well as the medical assistant, were all very competent, friendly, and efficient. I felt very well thought about and taken care of.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Compassionate. Great communicator. Trustworthy. Knowledgeable. The very best

  • Feb 03, 2019

    I had a very good experience with this provider. My objection is telephoning research. I will answer anything online, but I do not like to have telephone for referral... for comments. Thank you.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    Dr. Eckstrom is knowledgeable, helpful and a great person.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    All very pleasant

  • Jan 25, 2019

    She is knowledgeable about my age group, a great listener, on time, very attuned to meds. The only trouble is that I cannot recommend her to my friends because she is not taking more patients.

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