Biography & Education

Biography

Erin Allen, M.D., appreciates the long-term relationships she establishes with her patients. “I learn something from my patients every day, whether it’s a new recipe, a local event or how to be a better physician,” she says. She describes her philosophy of care as being a team approach, noting, “The patient needs to feel comfortable and understand the diagnosis and how we’ll fix it together.”

Dr. Allen is a board-certified dermatologist who earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency and her fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Saint Louis University in Missouri, the fellowship accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery.

Away from the office, Dr Allen enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking, and exploring the Oregon outdoors with her husband and two children.

Areas of expertise

Skin cancer, melanoma, Mohs surgery and reconstruction, scar revision, dermabrasion

Education
Dr. Allen is a board-certified dermatologist who earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency and her fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Saint Louis University in Missouri, the fellowship accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-9330

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Dermatology
Conditions Treated

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.8 out of 5 (171 Ratings, 47 Comments)

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02/27/2017
The surgeon was efficient and accomplished at her task. The result is very good.
100

02/27/2017
Very organized, professional & inspired confidence.
100

02/27/2017
Great attitude by all of the staff. Great explanation of process and results.
90

02/14/2017
Scheduling a date surgery was a challenge in the beginning due to a couple of clerical errors on which day and time my particular surgery should be on so their were a couple of cancellations by the office and I finally got a proper date and time for my surgery.
100

02/12/2017
first class service
100

02/07/2017
Excellent service during the procedure. Everyone was pleasant and knowledgeable. They made sure I was comfortable and knew what would happen next. I received a follow up phone call the next day which was very thoughful.
100

01/26/2017
Dr. Allen was obviously experienced and qualified for the surgical work ([...] procedure)- she was on target!
100

01/09/2017
I felt I was in very good hands. Being of their experience level. Never worried about anything.
100

01/09/2017
1) I had practically no pain even after the local anesthetic was supposed to wear off. 2) They were able to test the cells right after removing the section with skin cancer and determine whether more needed to be removed. A little more on one side needed to removed and they were able to then analyze that and confirm they had gotten it all. 3) After hearing that some people drove many hours to have this surgery I was glad I only had to drive 30 minutes.
100

01/04/2017
I am 80 years old and I have NEVER experienced such efficient & thorough care in my life. To be able to get in and out of mohs surgery so quickly with complete understanding of the procedure and treated with such expert treatment with such complete explanations as to what transpired was beyond my wildest expectations. I have talked to many others who have experienced the same surgery and have been so unhappy with the lack of efficiency and hours spent that this extreme efficiency was not expected by me. But it became obvious of the time over the years that was taken to create such a streamlined system. I am so grateful that I was lucky enough to have my first mohs surgery performed by Dr.Erin Allen and her team. THANK YOU
 

01/01/2017
This provider (specialist) has too long a back up and wait for skin cancer removal.
100

12/18/2016
exellent
100

12/13/2016
A good experience overall. Prompt follow up. No problems.
100

12/13/2016
I did not need a referral from Dr. Allen but it took over a week to get a referral to Dr Allen from another provider. Apparently the system was "backed up" when I called to find out the status of a referral.
90

11/22/2016
I feel that the answers are not very dood
90

11/20/2016
I had 3 biopsies before I was able to see the specialist. And then had to wait 2.5 months for the 1st available appointment.
100

11/20/2016
Everything went smoothly, all questions answered, healing well.
90

11/20/2016
very effecient and organized team
100

11/08/2016
Very good. Referred to this specialist. Extremely satisfied with the service. No bad experiences at all. Excelent staff.
90

11/06/2016
8 week wait to have skin cancer removed seems excessive.
 

10/23/2016
I found them trustworthy.
80

10/12/2016
Great care, kind and responsive staff [...]
100

09/22/2016
Very organized.
100

09/20/2016
[...] Dr. Allen explained the procedure (which I have had before) and everything went as planned....no pain.
80

09/13/2016
pre appointment documentation did not match their process... Written doc said they would call a week before the appointment, actual process is the day before. Bandage fell off on day 3, post OP care said it should be a 5-7 day. During call the medical professional said this was normal. [...]
100

09/05/2016
Since I am new to this area they went out of their way to find referrals for me and were very concerned for my welfare.
100

08/02/2016
Gets things done and releases the patient.
100

07/24/2016
great service. efficient office systems. very friendly and helpful nursing staff.
100

07/09/2016
all good
90

06/15/2016
The staff was very concerned if I was feeling any pain. The little hurt I felt was of no concern to me. I was glad to be getting it done and over.
100

06/09/2016
Excellent care concerning removal of a cancer area near my eye.
50

06/08/2016
Experiences are good.
100

05/12/2016
the needs or wants of the patient are always considered first
100

05/09/2016
I couldn't be happier with my primary physician and my dermatologist and his team.
100

05/03/2016
I think Dr. Allen is absolutely outstanding, as is her staff. [...]
80

04/19/2016
SHe did not explain their would be so much bruising [...] I was not prepared for the after surgery well enough.
100

04/12/2016
Knowledge of and empathy for the fact that my [...] had recently died [...] was very supportive and appreciated!
100

04/12/2016
very professional yet personable. Excellent performing my [...] surgery [...]
100

04/12/2016
This Dr did an oustanding job on my face
100

03/23/2016
All of Dr. Allen's assistants came out to waiting room and gave me their name and how was I doing today and explained what would take place during surgery. My appt. was for 7:45 and they took me back right away with no waiting at any time during the procedure. Everyone at Dr. Allen's office were wonderful. Thanks for everything.
100

03/08/2016
I was very pleased with the consultation I received from Dr Allen and as a result I chose to cancel a surgery appointment with another (non-Providence) surgeon and reschedule the procedure with Dr Allen instead.
90

03/08/2016
Only mistep was I am suppose to follow up surgery with a dermatologist and when I explained I didnt have one the nurse said she would help facilitate finding one and didnt.
90

03/03/2016
The final nurse/technician was willing to patiently wait while I asked questions & thought things through. I appreciated the offer of bandaids and vaseline for wound care.
100

02/16/2016
The office "surgery" was very good and well explained.
70

02/16/2016
It took several requests from my dermatologist to get Dr Allens clinic to call me for an appointment
100

02/02/2016
I feel that both Dr. Allen and Dr. [...]'s office are great from the receptionist to the nurses everyone is great!
100

01/27/2016
That clinic is a well-oiled machine. Even the lobby had good coffee, tea and snacks. Everyone walked with a purpose.