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berndt

Marina Berndt, MD Providence-employed provider

525 Lilly Rd. NE
Suite 250
Olympia, WA 98506
P: (360) 486-6777
F: (360) 486-6778
525 Lilly Rd. NE
Olympia, WA 98506
P: (360) 493-7230
F: (360) 493-4180

Philosophy of Care

I believe in the team approach to help patients with their medical and social needs. Understanding that we don't have the power to change all the pitfalls in the health care system, for the whole population, I am committed to using my knowledge and passion to provide the best care to every patient I meet, one at a time.

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Overview

Gender

Female

Other Languages

Russian

Education

Medical School

Vladivostok State Medical University, Russia

Residency

Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Residency, Olympia, Washington

Interests

Medical Interests

Primary care is a point of intersection and interaction of a broad variety of medical specialties.  Being a reliable partner in a health care team. Providing care and being an advocate for uninsured people in our community.

Personal Interests

Exploring the outdoors and local natural beauty. Traveling to never before seen parts of the world. Being a good friend to new and life-time friends. Being an interesting person and good mom to my children.

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.1 out of 5 (179 Ratings, 66 Comments)

100

02/27/2017
I prefer female Doc.Happy you have them.
100

02/16/2017
Dr. Berndt always listens and gives me great advice regarding my health; I very much like Dr. Berndt and her office staff.
100

02/14/2017
CONCERNED AND CARING...
100

02/11/2017
Dr. Berndt and staff do outstanding service!!
100

02/11/2017
I am so LUCKY to have Dr. Berndt as my PCP. She, and her team, are awesome!
0

02/11/2017
I asked about [...] for weight loss. She said she never prescribed weight loss drugs. She said you have a choice to shut your mouth or suffer the side effects of the drugs. She has told me at every visit that I need to eat 500 calories and take HGC since I was not active.
50

02/06/2017
Ordered test but did not tell me what she was looking for. Did not recommend solution to bloating or tightness? Ask questions but did not really give me any any ideas or direction to what to do next after all the questions. Someone else calls me for test results but did not offer any other solutions so I just looked at internet to help me ease my issues. Test were normal according to nurse who called me but She referred me to a specialist with no other explanation.
100

01/23/2017
Really enjoy Dr. Berndt; she listens to me and has a no-nonsense approach which I really appreciate and enjoy.
100

01/23/2017
My health needs matters, listen, understand, and find a solution. Makes it happen.
10

01/21/2017
5 minute visit with an over the counter medication recommended---ROGAINE and LAUISIL . Lauisil says do not use on scalp. No results from use. Now -no hair on face and the hair on my head is falling out.
100

01/08/2017
All concerned were very pleasant. The receptionist even took time to say goodbye as we left.
100

01/03/2017
Dr Berndt has always been very responsive to my needs and has gone out of her way to help me with all my questions.
100

12/27/2016
the doctor and her MA were really great. The front desk staff is also great! I was super surprised to hear "Hi (Name) I'll check you in" them using my name as I'm walking through the door made me felt welcome and comfortable.
50

12/12/2016
Dr. Berndt seemed rushed, didn't seem aware of excessive history in cancer in family, did not offer a new referral to breast xray or MRI after I told her I had trouble with having the correct billing order given from Providence and expressed immediate opinion that I switch to an invasive IUD form of birth control without even talking to me about myself.
80

12/07/2016
Didn't tell me that I had to find a brace for tennis elbow.
100

12/03/2016
She's very kind and patient with me.
90

11/11/2016
I once had a skin issue, and the referral source they gave me that took my insurance was not open for more than 6 months and the office staff was not very helpful in connecting with another specialist that would accept my insurance. I ended up living with the issue, it still flares up from time to time and I just live with it until my circumstances change again.
100

11/09/2016
My lab tests indicated I had a very low B-12 level. I've been feeling very tired and poorly. When I left my doctor's appointment, it was with the hope I would have an immediate prescription for my B-12 deficiency. I did - before I left the facility, my doctor had contacted my pharmacy for my prescription needs. This made me very happy.
100

11/09/2016
Dr. Berndt shows concern, but is also straight-forward. I really like my provider
40

11/08/2016
The doctor does not seem to take an interest in me. I picked this doctor because the original Bio said proactive. I don't see it. It took me almost a year to convince this doctor there was something wrong with my stomach. Finally got referred to a specialist. Had some tests done and POW! I had cancer.
0

10/25/2016
this is my second visit to this office, my first was wonderful with dr. [...]. my second visit, with marina berndt, was horrible. she did not listen to my concerns, did not explain her recommendations to me, treated me condescendingly, and was overall very rude. I will not return to this clinic because my experience with her was so poor.
100

10/11/2016
First time with Dr. Berndt. Seemed thorough. I was impressed.
10

10/04/2016
[...] Just did NOT care for Dr. Marina Berndt whom I most recently saw. I found her abrupt, abrasive, impatient, condescending and unwilling to listen. She also gave me incomplete specimen collection information which I had fortunately researched on my own and thus was able to correct. This was also validated later by the lab technician.
100

09/25/2016
Always caring & helpful.
90

09/21/2016
Attentive and caring of my needs and medical care.
50

09/11/2016
My provider must have a lot of patients to see as she is always in a hurry when seeing me which makes my anxiety worse and I am very nerve around her and afraid to ask to many questions as she seems angry during our visit.
50

09/08/2016
an average of a week to return messages is not acceptable.
100

09/05/2016
Dr. Berndt always takes the time to listen to me and my needs. She shows that she cares and makes sure I have everything that I need.
80

08/29/2016
She was very knowledgeable, very clinical and a little hard to understand because of accent and technical-speak. Still very good.
60

08/24/2016
Did not call on result of lab. waited until appointment but daughter had to ask about it. Did not explain a paper that daughter was suppose to sign and left the room. daught brought up she was concern about her memory still and she did not seem to care and brush it off as old age. seems in a hurry to get to next patient,
70

08/07/2016
Follow-up could be improved. For example, I was told that I would get a phone call to schedule my colonoscopy. One week later, when I was checking My Chart for some other test results, I happened to see a letter from the colonoscopy office about scheduling, and finally today (one and a half weeks later), I received a phone call from them.
90

07/31/2016
Dr. Berndt always has good answers and advice for me. We have trouble communicating sometimes - Sometimes it is difficult for me to understand her intentions.
90

07/31/2016
She's very sensitive.
20

07/27/2016
Very rushed, ambivalent to my listing of my health history and concerns. Agreed to administer tests I asked her about without actually conversing with me regarding if she thought they would be helpful, or if there were any additional tests she could recommend. No real questions were asked to try to ascertain the root causes of a chronic condition I complained of suffering from. [...]
0

07/12/2016
no bed side manor and very bad with kids
10

07/10/2016
provider was rushed, did not listen when I explained my injury, just wrote a referral and said my shoes were bad. I felt insulted and like the entire visit was a waste of time and money.
90

06/28/2016
Still have not received a referral to a back pain specialist.
20

06/28/2016
[...]. Dr Berndt's bedside manner was non existent. She told me, very coldly, "You're overweight, this is going to happen until you fix it. Nothing to do about that. Are you doing anything to fix it?" I explained about bariatric surgery, dietitian, etc. and she said, "well, lots of times that doesn't work. You're extremely overweight, so going to make your heart work hard- you have plenty of education, so I'm not going to spend time explaining it to you" I understand giving tough love. I've given tough love to patients. But this was just plain, disrespectful. [...] I have already made a new patient appointment with another clinic.
80

06/28/2016
Dr. Berndt seems to be a bit abrupt, though not outright disrespectful. This could be due to [...] rather than any negative emotion toward her patients, or perhaps because she only has a short amount of time to dedicate to each patient.
60

06/26/2016
waited over an hour to be seen in one of my appointments.
100

06/24/2016
My Healthcare provider - Berndt, Marina V. is extremely knowledgeable and clever specialist
100

06/16/2016
She ordered the tests I needed and sent me there the same day.
90

06/14/2016
very open and friendly. took me a while to fully relate to this physician, but I am there now.
100

05/31/2016
The doctor is the best provider that I have experienced in my 71years.
70

05/04/2016
I know how busy she is, and sometimes I don't ask questions I'd like to ask. I feel like I'm taking too much of her time.
50

05/03/2016
Did not check ear, eyes, throat, great lungs. This was supposed to be a yearly checkup.
10

05/03/2016
the receptionists were so helpful and kind, it was my first solo doctors visit and they were helping me fill out paperwork. but the nurse seemed like she was annoyed to have to help me, she was rushing me and made me feel unimportant. Once the doctor came in, she had the same type of attitude bi felt rushed, I felt like I couldn't slow her down by asking any questions I had. I managed to squeeze in one question and she rushed through the explanation and didn't really help me at all. Dr was so rude, it really made me want to walk out and not even finish the appointment.
100

05/02/2016
I am a new patient and was happy with my new Doctor and her efficiency ordering tests and her candid remarks about my health concerns.
80

04/25/2016
If you want to be coddled maybe not your best choice. If you want an honest, direct answer Dr. Berndt is a your Dr. I personally appreciate it and believe more patients need this approach.
100

04/19/2016
she is one of the most caring dr. I have ever had always taking time to listen about anything I say to her
70

04/10/2016
Doesn't seem to understand the problems with th lack of sleep at night relating to constant waking at night unable to breathe.
50

04/06/2016
The care provider needs better communicative skills. Plan of care, or treatment should be informed to the patient in a more orderly manner, especially if the patient is an older person who does not follow up well, is not acquainted with the medical procedures, or is not knowledgeable in technology in order to get his/her medical results and records.
100

04/03/2016
My provider gives quick and exact answers on my questions
40

04/01/2016
This was my first visit. I had been in the hospital for 11 days. The provider stood at the computer and typed while asking me questions. In my Opinion, she should have sat down, looked at me face to face to discuss my recent heath issues. She seemed rushed even though she had no other patients at that time.
0

03/22/2016
This Dr.Burnt did not go over my medical history,how long I have been on my medications,changed my meds even thou I have been taking the same meds from my past Dr. for years. The only reason I had to change Dr.s is I lost my job and my insurance went with it. […] I was very content on the medications I was on and saw no reason to change them. She did not review any of my health records,just took it upon herself to chage my medications. I am very unhappy with my treatment there and will never go back to her.
40

03/21/2016
Abrupt, hard edged, zero bed side manner
100

03/15/2016
I have always great experiences
100

03/10/2016
Very good.
60

03/01/2016
Requiring a person to arrive 30 min. prior to my appt. is a total waste of my time.
80

02/23/2016
Dr. Burndt is really knowable. But me being a little older I sometimes have a little trouble understanding her. But she will repeat as often as I need. Over all care is great.
60

02/16/2016
Seemed in rush and I had to remind her about my mammogram referrel. Also did not tell me where I should go or address of mammogram. I thought it was in the paper but it did not have any info so I had to e-mail her that day to get info. Also she said I should get a flu shot but then no further instruction after that. Doctor or Nurse did not say if I should get flu shot at office or somewhere else so left with no flu shot. Give me summary and then left. No other instruction. [...]
100

02/03/2016
She was sensitive to my needs and recommended the test need and I was informed within a day of the test results.
0

02/02/2016
I was given the bum's rush. I felt like I was imposing on the physician and others by being there.
90

01/31/2016
My dr is a great doctor. She is very patient with me as I have a hard time following through [...].
100

01/26/2016
Dr. Berndt was very specific in her advice concerning my particular needs. I felt she was concerned with my individual health.
100

01/24/2016
She is very caring doctor. I feel she helped save my husband's life and was very adamant in researching and getting the specialists he needed. I have great respect for her.
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