Joanna K. Adams P.A.-C

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Faculty profile
  • Physician Assistant

Instructor of Neurological Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (91 Ratings, 9 Comments)


  • Neurological Surgery


  • P.A.-C., Pacific University, Hillsboro Oregon United States 2013
  • Certifications:

    • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2013


Joanna Adams is a physician assistant in the Department of Neurological Surgery and works in the Spine Center. Physician Assistants (PAs) are often referred to as mid-level providers. They are highly trained members of our neurological surgery health care team who practice medicine with the supervision of licensed physicians, providing patients with a wide range of services that would otherwise be performed by physicians.

Specific duties are defined by state regulation and practice setting, but include a variety of both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Utilizing a medical model of patient care, PAs are trained to: obtain medical histories, perform complete physical examinations and minor surgical procedures, diagnose illnesses, order and interpret routine diagnostic tests, develop treatment and management plans, suture wounds, set fractures, assist in surgery and provide education to patients regarding illness, health promotion and disease prevention. Joanna works directly with Dr. Chang, a neurosurgery spine surgeon, to treat and manage his surgical patients.

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Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (91 Ratings, 9 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
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.8
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.9
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.8
  • Used words you could understand 4.9
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.9
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.7

Patient Comments

  • May 14, 2018

    Excellent car provider-see previous page for additional info. I would highly recommend Joanna.

  • Mar 07, 2018

    I have never had a bad experience at OHSU.

  • Oct 11, 2017

    Very good Staff of all teams

  • Aug 09, 2017

    would highly recommend

  • Jul 05, 2017

    I had to send a My Chart to request a summary of our discussion

  • May 03, 2017

    I was of the understanding that I would see an orthopedic surgeon as my referring physician said he would refer me to one. However I was given an appointment with Joanna Adams, PA under the direction of Dr. Chang a neurosurgeon. Curious as to why this happened.

  • Jan 23, 2017

    explained my lower back problems and why there was pain, informed me there are several different treatmens that could be beneficial

  • Dec 21, 2016


  • Nov 30, 2016

    Joanna Adams is the most caring doctor I've ever been to. She listens to everything I say or ask, explains things in common terms, and reassures me about any medical issues I have. I feel like she really cares about her patients.

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