Stephanie J. Evans, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Although I am a Pacific Northwest native, born and raised in Idaho, I spent more than 20 years between Iowa and Los Angeles, before returning to this part of the country. I attended both college and medical school in Iowa, at Graceland University and the University of Iowa, respectively. The Midwest has amazing people, but the weather was tough. I headed west to be closer to home and settled in Los Angeles, where I finished residency at UCLA in obstetrics and gynecology. After residency, I worked at Kaiser Permanente in Panorama City. Although sometimes I still miss those sunny California days, being closer to my family and the outdoors feels amazing.
About my practice
My practice is general obstetrics and gynecology. It is truly a pleasure to guide women through their health care, whether pregnancy, gynecology, or preventive care. I see patients in the clinical setting, perform minor surgeries, and also am on call from time to time for the Labor and Delivery Department. I believe communication is key to taking care of my patients, and the ease of communication is one of my favorite parts of the Kaiser Permanente system. I am better able to communicate with my patients and with their primary care providers and specialists regarding their care. I strive to offer the information my patients need to make an informed decision that is right for them. There are often many different options for each clinical scenario, and I enjoy helping women navigate this complicated process. I have a personal interest in family planning and preventive care, and I am always eager to learn new approaches and management in all areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
How I thrive
Since being back to the Pacific Northwest, I have enjoyed making the outdoors a more central part of my daily life. I enjoy taking my children to the park and exploring the "small forests" of Portland. I am slowly being reintroduced to my love of running outdoors and look forward to the zen of a regular running routine.