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 (276 Ratings, 82 Comments)

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02/27/2017
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

02/27/2017
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

02/23/2017
Very long wait to give blood at lab.
90

02/22/2017
No follow up on possible recommendations to care for problem
100

02/08/2017
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

02/07/2017
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. [...]
90

02/06/2017
Fast, efficient, friendly.
100

02/06/2017
When I meet with Dr. Eardley I never feel rushed. She's easy to talk to.
100

02/06/2017
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.
80

01/18/2017
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

01/15/2017
very very happy with Dr. Eardley AND the whole staff!
100

01/15/2017
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

12/28/2016
Arrived early and they took me in early - super
0

12/14/2016
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

11/23/2016
First rate. Timely, experienced, friendly, personable, efficient.
80

10/06/2016
Dr. did not ask any questions re: my knee surgery [...]. Showed no interest I had to bring it up -
80

10/04/2016
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

10/04/2016
I enjoy her and trust her a lot. Hope I can go to her for many more years.
100

09/27/2016
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

09/13/2016
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

09/13/2016
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

09/08/2016
She was very friendly, attentive, answered all my questions and didn't make me feel rushed
 

09/06/2016
This was a follow-up appointment after my visit to the ER [...] I saw Dr. Eardley, and she was very helpful.
90

08/31/2016
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

08/28/2016
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

08/24/2016
she needs to see beyond what someone looks like in the outside.
80

08/24/2016
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

08/17/2016
Dr.Eardley has never made me feel rushed and she is attentive to my questions and personal needs
100

08/09/2016
She was very efficient and knowledgeable. While the time went fast, I did not feel rushed. Dr. Eardley took care of what I needed prioritized and helped set me up for the rest with referrals and directions. She also reiterated my "homework" instructions at the end of the appointment. I am very happy with her and all of her reviews were great.
80

08/08/2016
Not terribly warm and welcoming on this meet and greet appointment, however, provider took it upon herself to obtain records from [...] about questions I had concerning past test results. This really impressed me. I think this doctor is going to work out well for me. I am frustrated however that there seems to be no easy way for me to get my medical records sent to Providence except for 'paper records,' which means someone will have to input them all into your system. Why not accept digital records? And why is it so difficult with getting records from [...]
100

08/02/2016
Always pleased with the care I receive from Dr. Eardley!
70

08/02/2016
the questionaire you fill out when you arrive about your concerns for the day is somewhat off putting when it suggests you may not be able to cover all areas and might have to schedule another appointment. It makes you feel like the schedule is more important than your health.
100

08/02/2016
Having to stare at computers while talking to me.
100

08/02/2016
Dianne Eardley, M.D. has been my PCP for many years, and is responsive when needed. She is thorough, knowledgeable, and follows through well. She goes out of her way when there might be a crisis - for example, when I was dx. with breast cancer, she called me herself to give me the information and her guidance. I also have a number of specialist physicians, and each is so specialized that the care sometimes feels fragmented. E.G. I have bone issues, chronic pain etc. - and no one quite connects all the pieces smoothly. Dr. E assumes this role where she can, but sometimes the issues are too specialized. [...]
100

07/31/2016
Dr. Eardley is the best!
100

07/19/2016
Dr. Eardly allied my fears of a ruptured implant and, though I had no fear about a cancer recurrence, she put that t rest as well.
90

07/19/2016
No too interested in homeopathic supplements
100

07/19/2016
Dr. Eardley has consistently exceeded my high expectations.
100

07/17/2016
excellent
100

07/17/2016
Dr Eardley responds very easily to my questions or concerns. [...]
80

07/05/2016
She is always ready to listen to my concerns and willing to discuss them with me w/o rushing me.
100

07/05/2016
Always get excellent care from my primary care physician
100

07/05/2016
My appointment was scheduled for 10:00. I arrived at 9:40 and walked right up to the registration window that was available. The clerk seemed to take longer than usual signing me in. When she finished, I sat in the waiting area about 30 minutes before being called in by Dr. Eardley's nurse. As she was weighing and measuring me, she commented that we would need to hurry. I then said "I see you're running behind today." and her comment to me was "No,you are late. Your appointment was at 10:00." I am always punctual and when I explained to her that I had checked in at about 9:40 and had been in the waiting area for at least 30 minutes, she was obviously frustrated with the registration desk as they had not informed Dr. Eardley's office that I was there. I asked her to explain to Dr. Eardley that I had arrived on time which she did. My actual time with Dr. Eardley was great as usual.
80

07/04/2016
The doctor was willing to recommend a specialist if the prescription did not work.
100

06/29/2016
I have been a patient of Dr. Eardley's for years and she is the absolute BEST! She is knowledgeable, thoughtful, kind and I trust her implicitly! I've moved away from Portland, but continue to make the four hour drive to see her for my health care needs. As I've said before, she is the "Gold Standard" when it comes to health care!
100

06/28/2016
Dr. Eardley has been my primary physician over 20 years. I am extremely satisfied with her care
100

06/21/2016
Dr. Eardley was professional and knowledgable with a warm demeanor.
100

06/21/2016
Absolutely no complaints! I've been seeing Dr. Eardley for many years now and she is a superb doctor. I attribute my good health to guidance and advice from her and my girlfriend.
90

06/18/2016
ALWAYS ABLE TO GET IN SON IF I HAVE A CONCERN.
 

06/15/2016
Great bed side manner, Very confident Dr. had the experience I was looking for and communicated very well.
100

05/22/2016
She was prompt, attentive and knowledgeable.
70

05/18/2016
has changed to being more pill prescribing than several years ago.your system automatically or w dr eardleys approval ordered add'l blood tests for me w/o consulting me. situation was my blood sugar once after 20 years was 4 points high. no discussion just order a1c test . this should be a team effort not a this is what we r going to do.discussion is ongoing.I do want to say I have had many good years w Dianne S my pcp. [...]
40

05/18/2016
Perhaps I did not relay to the doctor the extent of the pain I was experiencing, but it did seem she dismissed it. She mentioned a blood test but decided it was not needed. I should have insisted on one at that time. [...]
100

05/17/2016
I have already recommended this provider to my girlfriend.
100

05/17/2016
ALL GOOD.
100

05/08/2016
Dianne Eardley has been my physician for 20+ years and I am totally committed to her as my Primary care physician.
100

05/08/2016
I love being able to check my labs and send emails (if necessary) to my dr. via the the Providence portal. It makes life so much easier.
100

05/04/2016
I have had appts with Dr. Eardley before when my PCP is out of office/booked & feel I receive the best possible care as I would with my PCP. [...]
100

05/03/2016
Dr. Eardley has been my care provider, and my husbands, for many years. We have never been unhappy with her care. To the contrary, we have always felt she listened to our problems, answered our questions, and showed concern whenever needed. We would hope NEVER to change primary care doctors.
70

05/02/2016
Dr did send me a note with test results on My Chart, which was helpful while looking at Lab results.
100

04/28/2016
Dr. Eardley has been my primary care provider for several years now and I have the highest regard for her skills, advice and guidance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I look forward to regular visits with her in the years ahead.
100

04/27/2016
The care provider is quite good. The nursing/PA staff member I worked with this time was condescending and rude. This has been a problem with this office for years.
90

04/20/2016
I have been with Dr. Eardley for a number of years and have always been happy with her and her care.
100

04/19/2016
Dr. Eardlee saw me at short notice, which I much appreciated. She explained the usual effects of the virus I had contracted, and what trea tment could be given, after checking ears, nose, throat etc., and asked if I had other questions. She was very helpful and pleasant - I consider I received excellent care.
90

04/19/2016
Dr is very respectful and compassionate but seemed preoccupied this visit. [...]
90

04/17/2016
Dr. Eardley always seems to CARE.
100

04/12/2016
I have gone to her for 12 years and truly like her. she is easy to talk to, very caring, and doesn't delay referring you to a specialist if you need it. I hope she is there forever as I never want to change doctors.
100

04/12/2016
I like Dr Eardley very much. and she likes me as I am rarely ill
100

04/11/2016
dr Eardley was as always, to the point but listens to my concerns. She was encouraging for my health and fitness efforts and gave me a referral for PT.
100

04/10/2016
She has been my provider of choice for a long time.Very satisfiedwith her.
100

03/29/2016
There was a long wait line to check in upon arriving at the provider's office. There were three people in line ahead of me and two people behind me. Only one person was available to check in customers.
100

03/08/2016
Dr Eardley listened to my concerns and helped to develop my plan of care that treated my symptoms instead of treating a lab result.
100

02/23/2016
Dr. Dianne Eardley is the best. She is so competent and personable.
100

02/18/2016
Dr Eardley is fabulous. I had a lot to discuss, requiring several referrals and a prescription, all of which she handled just so well and with empathy.
100

02/16/2016
Dr. Eardley is absolutely the BEST!!! She is the "Gold Standard" in health care!!!
100

02/14/2016
I have been a patient of Dr. Eardley since she first started her practice. I have the highest respect for her.
90

02/14/2016
I'm always treated with respect and kindness
100

02/09/2016
Always helpful.
90

02/04/2016
My provider listens and is knowledgeable.
100

02/01/2016
we appreciate how Dr. Eardley takes time to answer all our questions without acting in a hurry.
100

01/31/2016
Dr. Eardly is always caring, professional, and very informed about any issues I talk with her about.
100

01/26/2016
Dr Eardley is amazing. She is intelligent, compassionate and doesn't make you feel bad for those health items that you could be doing better, she just gently reminds you and provides encouragement for improving your own health.