Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Cara Davidson chose a career in medicine after volunteering with a family practitioner during college. “I fell in love with the idea of solving problems, helping people, and getting to know patients over time,” she says.

In her practice, she emphasizes preventive and holistic care for all of her patients. As a primary care doctor, she believes that the most important things she can do are to “listen to my patients, guide them through illness and health, and always act as their advocate.”

Dr. Davidson earned her medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and then completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Davidson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but spent most of her childhood in North Carolina. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors, going to the movies, cooking and knitting.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Medical degree: University of North Carolina School of Medicine;
Internship and residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

315 SE Stone Mill Drive
Suite 102
Vancouver, WA 98684
Fax 360-816-2710

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family Medicine

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.

4.7 out of 5 (155 Ratings, 58 Comments)

 

06/24/2015
very caring and understanding
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/21/2015
I have no complaints
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

06/19/2015
I ended up with several phone calls later regarding confusion with meds ordered when I thought I gave clear communication.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/03/2015
one of the best I have had.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/03/2015
As an Insulin dependent Diabetic, I have to ask for lab tests. If I go in without asking, no test has been scheduled. The Doctor has me on a 90 day request, yet I get no reminders. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/02/2015
she is always very attentive to my questions and refer me to spealists as needed
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

06/02/2015
I had a high fever recently and got a call to see how I was doing.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/18/2015
This visit was the first time I had been in sience my [...] had passed.Everyone was very nice to me and understood where I was at and talked to me about it. It felt so good to see everyone and to get my issue taken care of Thanks to everyone for helping me threw this time [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
Dr. Davidson is an excellent doctor who listens and takes the time to answer all my question I am very pleased with the quality of care I receive
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/11/2015
My provider's explanation was very understandable. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/06/2015
Dr. Davidson is very nice. She is a very good listener to all my medical questions and gave back good answers. I could feel that she is really care about me as her patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/24/2015
I'm very happy with the care I am receiving.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

04/19/2015
My provider was fine, but I have not received a referral for physical therapy I requested.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/12/2015
Provided thorough examination within a comfortable atmosphere.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/29/2015
It's been a very long time since I found a doctor that was willing to listen & spend the time needed t ofind out my medical issues. I am extremely happy with my doctor & this clinic.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/19/2015
very caring and easy to talk to and a good listener and always give a good advise.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/17/2015
First provider that looked into what is causing problem
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

03/10/2015
[...] Doctors always tell you to write stuff down so you dont' forget. I had a list of 5 things and was told I could only ask about 2. This is the second time this has happened. I do not think just because they schedule 20 minutes appointments you should be limited to asking questions about your health. She is very kind and courteous and I know it isn't her fault but you should never tell a patient they can only talk about 2 things no matter how much time you have. That is terrible patient care. I hardly ever go to the doctor and when I do I should be able to bring up any health concern. That is not good patient care [...].
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/04/2015
She not only cares about my medical needs, but she cares about me as a person. Feel like Im talking to a friend
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/28/2015
very caring about finding a solution to my constant (24/7) pain problem. A few years ago I could ride my bicycle 100 miles on any given day. Today, sitting is painful and I cannot exercise. If anything, I am frustrated with the medical-system's method of helping me. It takes too long to diagnose anything like me. It is poor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/25/2015
My provider was always agreeable to my seeking specialist care, and provided me with appropriate referrals. I was very frustrated with the quality of care I received from a variety of providers, and when I told her of my experiences, and my seeking alternatives to the allopathic treatments they recommended, she concurred and supported my decisions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/22/2015
Dr Davidson was very knowledgeable and compassionate. An excellent PCP.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/19/2015
Delay in approval for referral, then I found out I didn't need a referral to see the other doctor
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02/11/2015
She takes her time, does not rush you, understands your health issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

02/05/2015
very good experience
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/04/2015
Experience with provider was excellent. She is everything one would expect from a medical professional. She pays maximum attention to detail and ordered 6mo. blood work to check up on [...].
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/28/2015
This was the first time for me to visit the clinic. The staff people are really nice and helpful. Thank you all.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/26/2015
Referral system is lacking follow through. Either let us call the specialist to obtain appointment or make sure there is a follow through with the specialist.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/21/2015
She listens, really listens and responds with appropriate actions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/12/2015
This was my first appointment with Dr. Davidson. I'm very happy and feel comfortable with her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

12/31/2014
I was very impressed with my provider, and the office personnel. I am so glad that I made the switch to Providence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

12/30/2014
My wife and I met Dr.Cara Davidson to introduce ourselves. We changed our health services [...]. We were very pleased with our meeting with Dr. Davidson. The receptionists were very helpful to us in signing up for your clinic.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/16/2014
I have always been very pleased with Dr. Davidson - she is very calming, explains any questions that I have had.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/09/2014
[...] If I knew someone in the area looking for a Providence PCP, I definitely would recommend my care provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/07/2014
Excellent communication and interest in our health issues, took every concern seriously, would recomment to others.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/03/2014
This was the first time I saw Dr Davidson and I was impressed. I think we will work well together
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

11/30/2014
Excellent listener.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/26/2014
Very nice Doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/11/2014
It's hard to try and have to convince a docter the truth in how your health affects you. Docters need to act like they have a good guest that the clients chart has been been read or looked at and to know at least the clients diagnosis es. Docters are not feeling clients pains/ illnesses so they need to think of how their clients are dealing with plus needed medication. They need to listen carefully to their patients concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/05/2014
Excellent service. This is a new doctor/clinic for me. Everyone was professional, helpful.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/24/2014
Dr. Davidson has always shown [...] the utmost respect, has treated her with compassion & sensitivity. [...] has [...] & poor communication skills. Dr. must often ask her several times about [...] symptoms & she shows tremendous patience with her. We LOVE Dr. Davidson.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/22/2014
Dr. Davidson is wonderful! She's a great listener, very patient, gives accurate diagnoses and treatment, and never seems to rush me through the process. I really appreciate her professionalism, graciousness and humbleness. Great doctor!!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/19/2014
Dr Davidson is knowledgable, respectful, and approachable. I had a number of questions and she addressed each of them. She also gave me some exercises for my tendonitis that have been very beneficial. I like her. She did not patronize me and did not treat my questions as insignificant. I am not a complainer and do not talk much about aches, pains, and health concerns. However, I feel that I should be able to discuss them with my doctor; when I did, she accepted them. She was not in a hurry, so I felt that I could bring them up. I did not feel this comfortable with my previous doctor at a private clinic. Thank you Dr. Davidson.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/14/2014
Dr. Davidson is one of the best doctors I have been to. She always has time to explain and listen to issues I may have. I believe she takes excellent care of me and has built in me a confidence that I may bring any issue to her and she will do her best to see it to completion. I have thanked her for taking such good care of me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/12/2014
She listens, makes time for you. She is compasionate, profressiional and nice. Great combination.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/29/2014
It is not my provider I have concerns about she is excellent. The problem is when you are acutely ill the person who answer the phone always wants to refer you somewhere else. They do not talk to the Dr they just say no or have you wait several days. [...] The other problem is that you can not make an every 3 month appt you have to get the appt one month in advance. This is ridiculous! People with chronic conditions and need to be seen frequently should get appt. when MD wants you to come back.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

09/28/2014
Treatment was satisfactory.
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09/25/2014
lovely first encounter . . . . a get acquainted appt.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/24/2014
I have only good things to say about Dr. Davidson. When I was there [...] I received a B-12 shot. My arm has a bruise about the size of a very large apple, and has been very sore at the injection site. It is finally getting better after eight days!
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09/17/2014
Dr. Davidson is easy to talk to and a very good listener.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
ease of referral is lower because of my insurance [...]. no fault of my primary care provider at all. she's a hard worker and I am beyond thankful for her work.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/17/2014
Dr. Davidson was professional and attentive as always. She has a manner that is very reassuring with respect to her competence and medical skills/knowledge/expertise. She is a physician who, after asking a question, actually listens to the patient's (my) answer. I do feel I am actually participating in my medical care, due primarily to her attention to me as her patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/03/2014
I am pleased with my care provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/26/2014
Dr Davidson is the best doctor I have ever had. She really listens to what I say.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

08/24/2014
Mostly good; too much waiting time
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/20/2014
Dr. Davidson is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/19/2014
This provider is a pleasure to come to
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

08/13/2014
Told that I only have 20 minutes so "what is your 2 most important issues"? We did not finish
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