Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Ellen Andrae takes a holistic approach to care when treating her patients. "I try to look at the whole picture - to not only address the immediate problems, but bring in the other pieces such as family and support," she says.

Dr. Andrae believes it's essential to form partnerships with her patients. She prides herself on being a good listener and believes that by forming personal relationships, she can better understand her patients' needs and work with them toward better health.

Dr. Andrae earned her medical degree from the University of Calfornia at Irvine College of Medicine. She completed a neurology residency and a neurophysiology fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

Away from the office, she enjoys gardening, yoga, opera and spending time with her daughter. Dr. Andrae is proficient in Swedish.

Areas of expertise

General neurology

Education
Dr. Andrae earned her medical degree from University of California at Irvine College of Medicine. She completed a neurology residency and a neurophysiology fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
Languages
  • English
  • Swedish

Care Locations

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal medicine
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.6 out of 5 (82 Ratings, 19 Comments)

90

07/26/2017
Dr Andrea is thorough and empathetic. Unfortunately, she does not have any specific answers about my symptoms.
90

07/24/2017
The only concern is I'm not clear that my care provider actually reviews my MRI scans or just the results as provided by the radiologist.
100

07/03/2017
Due to having four surgeries in the past year it has been complicated for my doctors to keep track of everything. DrAndrea has been fantastic and proactive in my neurology care. So glad to be back with her and her staff for my migraines and other issues. Just waiting on referrals from my insurance to go through. I will always recommend her for care. [...]
100

06/05/2017
Care provider accommodating and helpful. She answered all questions with clarity and pertinent information.
60

05/30/2017
She tests thoroughly = good; she tries to push Rx meds & minimizes my (PTSD & anxiety levels & my pain level = bad.
100

05/29/2017
Having terrible migraines almost daily. Couldn't get an appt for EEG for less than a month until I called Providence & asked to go to another Providence in Portland it is only taking 22 days (MRI still not scheduled.
100

05/26/2017
Dr. Andrae is very in tune to my medical conditions. She has specific tests that she wants ordered for my needs. She also has specialists lined up for me when necessary to be referred to. Dr. Andrae is THE BEST! PHP NEEDS TO KEEP DR. ANDRAE! I WOULD BE VERY UPSET IF SHE WEREN'T @ THIS PRACTICE!!!
90

05/17/2017
Dr. Andrea is the first doctor to truely listen to what I told her, even though she was a little skeptical of some of what I said, she listened. And much of it proved true with treatment.
100

04/20/2017
I was treated very professionally and comprehensively. Doctor explained in very understandable terms. I felt like my concerns were addressed.
80

04/07/2017
Dr. Andrea was great but working with her scheduler was frustrating & difficult & I don't feel he was sensitive or helpful in setting up my first appointment. Also one appointment was cancelled & the doctor was late for the next one.
20

04/06/2017
Provider was VERY unfriendly, didn't explain anything about my symptoms, didn't seem interested in my concerns at all.
100

03/16/2017
Dr. Andrae is a very good dr. who listens to my needs & concerns!
100

02/12/2017
I feel very comfortable talking about my health concerns with this provider and that I get good and helpful answers and advice.
90

02/09/2017
I had a brain MRI on [...] Y was called the next morning about an appt. on [...]. About 1/2 hr. later I was called by [...] & was told to come down to the office immediately. I was scared to death thinking that I had a brain tumor & needed emergency surgery. When my husband & I got there. Dr. Andrae said I had lesions on my brain (abnormal) & it could be MS or lupus & another MRI (cervical column) was needed. The urgency of this appt. & possible diagnosis could have been handled better.
100

02/07/2017
Had a great visit and agreed to meet again in six months to check progress.
50

10/25/2016
never advised of results of MRI until 2 months after exam conducted, then only during office visit when I requested.
100

10/10/2016
Dr. Andrea ALWAYS provides us with the best care. She takes her time & answers all of our questions.
100

09/29/2016
[...] they do a good job at going over my medications when I'm in the doctor's office.
100

09/26/2016
Dr Andrea, very straight forward and seems to have the information about my health issues available. I feel she is always prepared for my visits. She takes time to listen to my feedback on my condition.