Biography & Education

Biography

Dianne  Eardley, M.D., was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She earned her medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1984, and practiced medicine in South Africa until she moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1991. She completed her internal medicine residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

In her practice, Dr. Eardley emphasizes women’s health care. She is a strong advocate of health education and preventative care. “My role as a primary care physician is to take care of the whole patient,” she says. “Complete patient care takes into account the mental, physical and social aspects of health.”

Outside of the office, Dr. Eardley is an active sports enthusiast. Her favorite sports are soccer, swimming and squash.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
University of the Witwatersrand
Languages
  • English
  • French

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-9499
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and Neck Pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and Corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact Dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to Thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator Cuff Tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin Infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts,
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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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.

4.6 out of 5 (216 Ratings, 55 Comments)

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07/26/2017
always top flight and professional.
100

07/19/2017
This is a new provider [...]. I was pleased with the amount of time Dr. Eardley spent with me.
70

07/05/2017
This visit was better than recent previous one.
100

07/05/2017
I received excellent care with my primary doctor and office
100

06/26/2017
A very quality oriented team lead by Dr. Eardley.
100

06/22/2017
Dr. has an excellent P.A., [...].
90

06/14/2017
The initial expectations of a PCP being the "go to for everything" has, I believe, lost ground with the rapid increase of specialization. PCP's simply cannot be expert enough in all arena's. I have major issues with bone degeneration and chronic pain - and specialists focus on only parts of the overall issues. No one seems to really focus on "the hip bone with the foot bone with the spine" - and the resulting pain, etc. which results. The specialists refer me back to the PCP to connect the dots, but I agree that places unrealistic expectations on the PCP. I value my PCP - Dr. Eardley - and know she does the very best she can. But, I'm still "hunting" for what I wish was a PCP for all my bones, and the resulting symptoms, including chronic pain.
100

05/19/2017
She listens/is thorough/excellent.
80

05/14/2017
The layout of the room seems to have changed, with the patient sitting towards the back of the room, while the doctor is way up front. As I recall, past visits put the patient and the doctor closer to each other, making the relations between the two more friendly and the likelihood of patients offering information.
90

05/12/2017
Made me feel at ease and showed a real interest in my concerns.
10

05/08/2017
I was sent another patients test results. I am still waiting for mine. My doctor refused to see me after the emergency room recommended that I follow up with her. My doctor did not know that an MRI does not use radiation. She prescribed me 5,000 IU of D3-way too much.
40

05/08/2017
She was very cold and rude. She had no bedside manner and made me feel like i was lying. She did not show me respect and i left the appointment feeling mentally worse than when I entered. I would never go back to this doctor. All of this was a really surprise to me since every other person I've met through providence has been nothing but lovely and respectful towards me.
100

05/03/2017
Dr. Eardley has been my health care advocate for ten years and I have been completely satisfied with the care she has given.
80

04/29/2017
Dr. Dianne Eardley is an EXCELLENT internist & primary care physician! Connects with patient questions, answers ALL QUESTIONS, values patient partnership in our mutual goal of good health. I hope I can keep her!
100

04/24/2017
I have seen Dr. Eardley for roughly 20 years and has always been amazing. Very thorough, always takes time to chat regarding any concerns. Very caring about my health and would recommend her always.
100

04/17/2017
Dr. Eardley has over seen my care for years and has done a excellent job as far as I'm concerned.
80

04/13/2017
Just feel rushed sometimes - maybe appointments should be scheduled for 30 minutes.
100

04/12/2017
Very pleased with Dr. Eardley - fortunately I do not have many health problems, but feel she would do everything possible to give the best care or refer me to the correct specialist. Hope to continue with her for many years. She has always given me good reasons for any problems I have had and solutions.
100

04/12/2017
Had bad fall while visiting in Phoenix. Had to check with Dr Eardley' s office often in order to obtain treatment in Arizona. Always as helpful as possible under the difficult circumstances.
100

04/11/2017
She is always on top of things.
100

03/29/2017
always excellent care.
100

03/29/2017
The doctor was able to provide for my needs and treatment.
100

03/22/2017
as always - care was excellent
90

03/17/2017
much improved service. Doctor did not seem rushed and more focused on just me and my health needs.
100

03/17/2017
I have the greatest regard for my physician Dianne Erdley, whom I have had as my primary care physician for about 30 years. She is amazing -- always treating me with respect and giving me sufficient time to discuss any issues I may have -- they best physician I have experienced.
100

03/02/2017
Dr was excellent. Professional, empathetic, knowledgable, good communication skills
70

03/02/2017
I have seen this doctor for a number of years, generally just once a year for an annual physical and to get my prescriptions renewed. Up until this visit I always felt that there was quality time spent with answers to questions/concerns and referrals. I felt this time that I was "alloted" 10 minutes to ask my questions/concerns and never got to ask my last questions because I was told that I need to get to my next patient. This must be hard for doctors to give quality care but wonder if this is the "new" way of treating [...] patients. I will see this doctor in a few months for my annual physical and renewal of my prescriptions. Hopefully, it will be better than this visit.
100

02/28/2017
Dr. Eardley always answers my questions, adjusts medication as needed, and has referred me to excellent doctors as well. She is my husband's doctor too; we both are very lucky to receive care from such a wonderful and experience physician. We are very impressed with Providence for our healthcare.
100

02/28/2017
Dr. Eardley is vey professional. She was the first health care professional to discuss my health care with throughly and explained my lab results.
70

02/24/2017
Very long wait to give blood at lab.
90

02/23/2017
No follow up on possible recommendations to care for problem
100

02/09/2017
Dr Eardley has been very compassionate in helping my family care for my 96 yr old Mother. I'm grateful she is my primary care provider as well.
70

02/08/2017
I saw the doctor regarding a problem with have been going on for two and a half to three weeks. she dismissed my diagnosis and said she didn't know what was causing my problem, but she supposed we could do x-rays to rule out broken bones.Told me if it didn't get better in a week she would refer me to a specialist. I asked for a referral right then because it had already been going on for almost three weeks.she gave me a name and told me to make a call. I set up an appointment which was 3 weeks out because the specialist was not available before. xray came back clear. called podiatrist to see if they could get me in sooner. foot getting g worse. they said no and they had not received the referral from Eardlies office. Called Earflies office and was told insurance was holding it up. Called insurance and they said they had nothing to do with referrals. Sent email to Eardlies office and ask that they follow up in referral and forward x-rays to Podiatrist. Received email with referral and no mention of X-rays. sent additional email asking about X-rays. Received email stating that the x-ray report had been forwarded. I don't speek medical but that sounded like an interpretation of the x-rays had been sent not the x-rays. so I called the podiatrist to confirm. yes, they received the x-rays. I took a nap. it was exhausting! seems Rediculous! I have never seen Dr. Eardlie before, only her PAs. in the past everything has gone much smoother. [...]
100

02/07/2017
I have been a patient with Dr. Eardley for many years and really appreciate her calm manner and attention to my questions. She always make time to explain and assist with my medical needs.
90

02/07/2017
Fast, efficient, friendly.
100

02/07/2017
When I meet with Dr. Eardley I never feel rushed. She's easy to talk to.
80

01/19/2017
I was disappointed that I did not receive an email from provider regarding test results. I received the test results through mychart within 12 hours. Did not receive any feedback from provider until I reached out via mychart email. Once I initiated the conversation the PA was very attentive to my questions.
100

01/16/2017
very very happy with Dr. Eardley AND the whole staff!
100

01/16/2017
Dr Eardley was very thorough and followed up several times by calling me in concerns to my overall health and condition! I was very impressed by her making sure I was getting well again from the prescription.
100

12/29/2016
Arrived early and they took me in early - super
0

12/15/2016
I reached out to my primary care provider for immediate health concerns regarding my physical and mental health only to be judged, belittled and denied. Dr Eardley was incredibly rude, insulting, insensitive unsympathetic in our interaction. As a single mother I work incredibly hard for my children, even though I struggle with chronic pain and mental health issues. When seeking help from a health professional I do not appreciate being asked, "Why did you take a job you knew you couldn't do?". Dr Eardley also suggested I just increase my anti-depressant because, "I obviously need it". Then gave me a third referral. I have never been treated so disrespectfully and I have dropped her as my primary care physician. Furthermore, I have and will continue you share my experiences with others about her because no one deserves that treatment!!
100

11/24/2016
First rate. Timely, experienced, friendly, personable, efficient.
80

10/07/2016
Dr. did not ask any questions re: my knee surgery [...]. Showed no interest I had to bring it up -
80

10/05/2016
Dr. Eardley was very helpful and reassuring. My only concern was that I had to call the office three times to inquire about lab work and stool specimen results and have them explained. In the end, all were negative, so I have no idea why I was so sick for more than six days with severe diarhhea.
100

10/05/2016
I enjoy her and trust her a lot. Hope I can go to her for many more years.
100

09/28/2016
Dr Eardley has been my primary care provider for many years. She is very familiar with my health issues and focus my care to monitor the state of my health and to insure preventative measures are being taken.
100

09/14/2016
I am thrilled to have Dr. Eardley as my PCP. We have a long term history and I appreciate her candor, knowledge and expertise.
90

09/14/2016
Dr. Eardley responded to main reason I was in to see her. My sheet I had just filled out in the waiting room did not have all three issues I wanted to talk to her about. I brought up the 2nd issue, which she promptly addressed. However, I forgot the 3rd issue & did not see her review the sheet I filled out. Can't see a need for this sheet before going in to see the dr.
100

09/09/2016
She was very friendly, attentive, answered all my questions and didn't make me feel rushed
 

09/07/2016
This was a follow-up appointment after my visit to the ER [...] I saw Dr. Eardley, and she was very helpful.
90

09/01/2016
Things moved along efficiently. Once my ear condition was diagnosed by Dr. Eardley she had an assistant come in and remove the wax build-up which only took a few minutes and was not painful at all.
30

08/29/2016
I came in for a pregnancy test and ask for guidance, as well as get started with the clinic as a new patient. I felt like this doctor didn't listen to my concerns, was in a hurry to move on , and was generally unhelpful. she seemed like she wanted to be anywhere else but there and it made me question her judgement and dedication to the point that I will not see her again.
30

08/25/2016
she needs to see beyond what someone looks like in the outside.
80

08/25/2016
I made this appt.months ago for a routine physical (hands on) well all I got was conversation. with dr. [...] dr said I'd have to reschedule for a physical.....i don't get it.
100

08/18/2016
Dr.Eardley has never made me feel rushed and she is attentive to my questions and personal needs