Nathan Fennewald P.A.-C.

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Faculty profile

Instructor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (551 Ratings, 195 Comments)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Bone Disorders
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Reconstruction (Hip and Knee)


  • B.S., University of Missouri 2009
  • M.P.A.S., Missouri State University 2015
  • Certifications:

    • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (551 Ratings, 195 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

  • Dec 22, 2019

    I think they were compassionate and did a great job. That's all I have to say.

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Very pleasant to talk to

  • Dec 19, 2019

    I've had nothing but positive experience every time I've been up there at OHSU. I have no problem with them.

  • Dec 17, 2019

    He was very informative and answered all of my questions and was very careful to ask if I had anything more that I wanted to talk about. I just liked him a lot. He was a very nice man.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Very polite and focussed provider. He answered all my questions and was very encouraging.

  • Dec 09, 2019

    Nathan understood my issues and provided a clear and concise diagnosis followed by multiple solutions to ease the condition

  • Dec 08, 2019

    Good experience with PA. Was hoping to see Dr. Schabel, but did know that was only a possiblity.

  • Dec 07, 2019

    Nathan is an excellent doctor, excellent service, and he's, he's very nice to patients.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Knew my case, answered all questions directly with confidence, felt great at end

  • Dec 06, 2019

    The Best!!

  • Dec 05, 2019

    I found the doctor very nice, very professional. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you.

  • Dec 05, 2019

    He was great.

  • Dec 05, 2019

    I think she did an excellent job of explaining what my problem was. He showed me the x-rays and he seemed to take his time. He didn't act rushed or anything like that. He's a good listener.

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Inspired trust; talked about the problem and solutions over time.

  • Nov 23, 2019

    I was so nervous about making the appointment because I don't sleep at night, and I had to leave at 11 the next day that after I got the call telling me of the employment. I somehow thought it was the next day for the appointment, and my cousin and I left on Wednesday instead of Thursday. And my appointment was the next day but you your office your Orthopedic offices, and Dr. Fennewald we could easily squeeze me in with no waiting time, and got my x rays taken care of, and everything to cover the fact that I came on the wrong day. They did everything anyway, and I was very very appreciative, and they do everything in a very professional manner, and I was very grateful.

  • Nov 20, 2019


  • Nov 19, 2019

    He was kind, informative, attentive and encouraging. I liked him right away!

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Pleasant and professional

  • Nov 14, 2019

    First I appreciated his making room in his schedule to see me since I was having an acute problem. He ordered needed imagining, then re-imaging to confirm status when there was a change. He reviewed the imaging & clearly explained what was going on, answered all my questions fully. When I left, I felt my problem had been fully addressed w/supportive medical equipment proved.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    On time, professional and friendly.

  • Nov 10, 2019

    Nate was very thorough and was able to diagnose my problem. Great!

  • Nov 09, 2019

    He was pleasant, efficient and professional.

  • Nov 09, 2019

    Very informative.Answered all my questions.Great experience!

  • Oct 31, 2019

    This provider was Fine

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Every person I interacted with was knowledgeable, professional and efficient. They all made me feel comfortable and made sure all my questions were answered.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Very positive. All questions answered.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    He was friendly and listened to what I had to say and answered my questions in a manner that I understood

  • Oct 20, 2019

    Provider had information needed.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Provider was fine. Waited 25 minutes for short five minute appointment.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Appeared interested in my case and responded well to my questions

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Nathan is a very kind with excellent bedside skills. He examined my incision, answered all my questions and provides excellent care in the office and when contacted.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    He is competent, knowledgeable, efficient and friendly.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Dr. Nathan was wonderful and explaining my situation and problem. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    I have had nothing but great experiences with all of my doctors and nurses. OHSU is the best clinic/hospital I have ever been involved with. You guys have the best staff ever!!

  • Aug 22, 2019

    They explained everything that they needed to know explain my test results things I needed to do if I had any trouble to call them immediately I'm the first one to tell everybody how wonderful OHSU is and has been

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Knowledgeable. Willing to spend time asking my questions and having the understanding of the variety of scenarios that could/would perhaps be a chronic concern for me a new patient in this area of practice.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    He was informative and generally the appt. went well.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    The information I was given about my diagnosis and subsequent surgery was extremely helpful and given with care. I really appreciated my visit.

  • Aug 11, 2019

    The doctor that afternoon was very patient with people, very good people, and I really like the medical attention I had with him. Thanks.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Very professional, thorough ram of my knee, reviewed the X-rayswith me, answered all my questions, and asked if I had anything else.

  • Aug 08, 2019


  • Aug 08, 2019

    He was thorough in his discussion about what was going to happen and took the time to listen to what I had to say.

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Prefer Doctor vs P A

  • Aug 02, 2019

    All levels of care were exceptional

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Nate seemed to really be interested in what I was saying and his knowledge me and he listened to me. What more can you ask in a doctor.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    PA Fennewald has been very resourceful and attentive in dealing with my knee issues.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    They explained everything step by step they had to do everything I had to do and why.Answered all questions.Most important to me when they drew blood I didnt even feel a thing. As many times as I've been stuck that's important

  • Jul 18, 2019

    I was extremely impressed with his, first of all his knowledge of why I was there. He's read my records. He knew the background. He answered every single question. Great eye contact a repeatedly said do you have any questions? I was more than impressed. I've never met a better doctor and I know he's a physician's assistant. He was excellent.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    He was knowledgeable, fast & efficient!

  • Jul 16, 2019

    This provider does not recommend surgery at this time. I understand that I need to keep my knee muscles strong. I don’t understand my path forward, do I just keep getting X-rays annually to keep track of my condition? When I asked what happens when my knee muscles are strong, he was not able to answer. I’m sure this was my own fault, but the communication was just not there.