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 (222 Ratings, 87 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 (222 Ratings, 87 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 12, 2019

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

  • 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.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Outstanding physician. Takes her time to go over your history and medications

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Her expertise, compassion and highly skilled approach is well known and she exceeded expectations as did her "fellows"

  • Jan 16, 2019

    Caring, professional, knowledgeable, listens, specialty training in aging, provides presciptions if needed as well as good advice.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Very professional. Entirely appropriate and helpful

  • Jan 10, 2019

    She's very helpful. And she's been taking good care of me for quite a while. I don't have any complaints.

  • Jan 09, 2019


  • Jan 05, 2019

    Dr Ekstrom is a wonderful doctor who always makes me feel comfortable, she inspires confidence and I always feel like she is in my corner

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Dr. Eckstrom is the most extraordinary doctor I have ever had. And anyone who has had her has felt the same way. She took care of my husband for years, and she is one of a kind and a treasure take very good care of her. Thank you. Bye. Bye.

  • Dec 25, 2018

    Dr. Eckstrom is an especially fine physician. She listens, addresses problems and connects with her patient.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Excellent care

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Elizabeth listens well, provides some insights that I might consider and is very thorough in her examination of my body.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Always shows warmth and genuine concern for any issues.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    I believe that Dr. Eckstrom is an excellent clinician and a very good diagnostician. And she also has that extra level of work with geriatrics that is very important in dealing with old people. She also has a very good personal way about her and can make the experience in going to see doctors very pleasant and very enjoyable as well as being extremely thorough and getting all the information and that is needed. I highly recommend her and I'm delighted to have her as my physician.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    Dr. Eckstrom is smart caring personable and empathetic.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Hello, this is [Name]. And I love Elizabeth Eckstrom. She is my doctor, and she's been just a wonderful doctor. If I had any complaint at all is that it's hard to get in to see her. But other than that I couldn't be more pleased. She is just everything a doctor should be. So, thank you. Bye.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Dr. Eckstrom consistently listens and invites participation. She is friendly while maintaining efficiency.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    Dr. Eckstrom is a very positive person who treats me with respect and answers all my questions.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    As my primary care physician, Dr. Eckstrom provides comprehensive medical care with an emphasis on preventive health care.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    Bright, caring, intelligent, etc.

  • Nov 23, 2018

    Through. Answered all my questions. Care plan developed in collaboration with me and my spouse.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    Dr Eckstrom as always is patient centered and answers all my questions clearly. She is an outstanding medical professional. She has been my primary care physician before she came to OHSU. On this visit all the staff from the receptionists, and physician assistant were friendly polite and business like. The Clinc physical appearance and efficiency is comforting the removal of the glass enclosure of the receptionist improves the feeling that you are in a caring environment.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    I have been with my provider for many years and she is extremely well qualified.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Dr. Eckstrom continues to improve my overall health with her guidance and influence. In particular my exercise, diet, and access to specialists.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Dr.Eckstrom is, as nearly as I can tell, the perfect doctor. She is friendly, thorough, very knowledgable, and passionate and positive. I know I am in safe hands. I trust her!

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Dr. Eckstrom is an outstanding person and an outstanding doctor and I have been lucky enough to have her for at least 20 years. She has been always thoughtful and very concerned and I read both of her books, and I am been very impressed and I feel very close to her, my son likes her too, he was with me. Thank you.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    I have been Dr. Eckstrom's patient since before she affiliated with OHSU. I can't begin to find words to express how much I value the gift of her attentive, intelligent, empathic care. I feel as if I am a full partner in making decisions about treatment options. She's also a cheerleader?? reassuring me, encouraging me, and making me feel worthy. I am extraordinarily fortunate to have her as my physician and friend.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Dr. Eckstrom has cared for me and for my husband before me for thirteen years. At my last visit she listened with patience. Really listened, not jumping to conclusions. She was, as usual, highly professional, respectful, insightful, and practical. She was on time, organized, asked germaine questions, and had the obvious respect of her staff and colleagues. She cares for all of us with a light and loving hand.

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