Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Ellis 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. Ellis 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. Ellis 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 (149 Ratings, 51 Comments)

100

11/23/2015
Dr Ellis is always great about hearing my needs and demonstrating that she cares about the outcome of my care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/17/2015
This Dr. has excellent bedside manner.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/15/2015
I have always received the most professional care when visiting this office.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/11/2015
dr. Davidson Ellis is very easy to talk to. she listens well. at the end of the appointment she advises you with easy to understand information. I have seen doctor Ellis for two years now. I hope she continues her stay at providence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/04/2015
Very nice doctor. Good listener and she explained everything completely.
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90

10/21/2015
Always very professional and knowledgeable while showing concern & understanding. An old soul in a young person (hard to find these days). Easy to trust her judgement (also hard to find).
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10/19/2015
All of my experiences have been; polite, professional and caring From the entire staff at the Vancouver Clinic.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/18/2015
All good
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/16/2015
Dr. Davidson Ellis is a fine doctor. She is caring, calm and very thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/30/2015
My provider showed compassion and concern for my illness. Made me feel comfortable and well cared for.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/26/2015
She is very sensitive but her nurse can be very disrespectful to unexpected needs and need to get in to see her. She doesn't listen or wait to hear what I have to say. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/23/2015
Reply to inquiries is not as organic sized or timely as I would like. Seems like too many layers of people to go thru. Sometimes in answer to questions asked on the phone it seems the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing or has done.
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100

07/28/2015
She is awesome, very knowledgeable and compassionate.
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90

07/22/2015
She is very calming in her manner.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

07/22/2015
I am frustrated because I hurt my ankle, it still hurts and the recommendation after the x-ray did not show a fracture is to wait. It has been six weeks since I hurt it and I don't understand what is wrong and why it is not improving.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/21/2015
Dr Davidson has a wonderful bedside manor.
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100

07/14/2015
Very personable & easy to talk with
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90

07/12/2015
She is always very interested in what is going on with me, I don't feel like I am being rushed so she can get to her next patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/07/2015
I have a hard time getting my chart results thru the computer. I would like to be telephoned or mailed with the results.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/01/2015
I love Dr Ellis. She is kind, respectful, listens carefully, always has a good solution to any problems I have. She is down to earth and very knowledgeable what is good and what is not good in medical trends.I have major white coat syndrome but she always makes me feel at ease and well taken care of.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

07/01/2015
Dr. Davidson has been an excellent, patient and caring physician.
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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
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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
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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.
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100

04/12/2015
Provided thorough examination within a comfortable atmosphere.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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