Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Amy Swerdlin Frankel's practice is built around the trust and relationships that she enjoys developing with her patients. She takes pride in treating their skin conditions and helping them stay healthy.

In addition to preventive care, Dr. Frankel emphasizes compassion and teamwork. "I want to provide the best care possible to patients, with personal attention," she says. "My most important role is to educate and empower my patients to proactively manage their own care."

Dr. Frankel, a board certified dermatologist, earned her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She completed an internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Calif. and her dermatology residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Dr. Frankel grew up in Ventura, Calif. When away from her medical practice, she enjoys cooking, running, playing tennis, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, son and daughter.

Areas of expertise

Dermatology

Education
Dr. Frankel earned her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She completed an internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Calif. and her dermatology residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-9099

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

A provider’s star rating is based on a Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. In this survey, taken after an office visit, patients answer a series of standardized questions and have the opportunity to provide custom comments. Providence strips identifying information from comments so they can be shared without jeopardizing confidentiality or patient privacy.

4.7 out of 5 (197 Ratings, 52 Comments)

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03/22/2015
The doctor seemed rushed. This is the only time this has happened.
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100

03/21/2015
She is a wonderful and caring provider
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90

03/17/2015
[...] My dermatologist is excellent, I am fine waiting 15 or more minutes in the wait room. It is difficult to get an appt with her but that is because she is excellent [...]. Please treat my provider, Dr. Frankel, well because I would like her to stay with Providence. [...]
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100

03/15/2015
At the last visit Dr Frankel plus two others came up with a solution for keeping a bandage from slipping off my thigh.
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100

03/11/2015
Dr. Frankel was super nice and very helpful, extremely competent. I am happy to have found her!
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100

03/10/2015
She is my dermatologist who I see for annual checkups. I like her a lot. I'm still waiting for my test results, which should be in the next week
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100

03/04/2015
The doctor never seems rushed; I always feel like she has time to listen & spend time with me at my appointment.
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100

02/18/2015
Everyone very nice and very capable. I was in the room quickly, very near scheduled appointment time. Unfortunately, the wait in the room was over 30 minutes.
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100

02/12/2015
Dr Frankel was very thorough in her exam. She explained what she was doing and her advise as she provided the exam. I was very pleased with all the staff during this visit.
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90

02/10/2015
My only complaint was the wait time was quite long.
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100

01/28/2015
Amy Frankel is confident and very competent and professional. She is also a very good people person and puts me at ease. She is patient and listens to my concerns and I feel that I am very well cared for.
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100

01/26/2015
she cares for patient needs
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100

01/25/2015
Dr. Frankel was very knowledgeable, careful, respectful and patient. She spent enough time with me to address my concerns and, unlike other doctors, actually listened to everything I had to say, patiently--without rushing me or behaving like a salesperson that needs to close the next deal to make more money.
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100

01/14/2015
good
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100

12/14/2014
I have recommended this provider to friends/family as she always takes the time to explain things to me and listens to my concerns and cares about my well-being.
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100

12/09/2014
Excellent care and service. All that I would hope for.
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100

09/10/2014
Even though this was my first visit for myself, I was impressed that Dr. Frankel recognized me from an earlier visit with my son. She also asked me to greet him for her.
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90

09/09/2014
I find Dr. Frankel to be very knowledgable in her field and trust her with my dermatologic care. The office staff were very helpful in their efforts in helping me secure an appointment time that worked for me [...]
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90

09/02/2014
bad: the phone interface between dialing the office number and being bounced around the Providence phone system is abysmal. good: Dr. Frankel is a great physician; knowledgeable, personable and capable.
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100

08/28/2014
Dr. Frankel is very good and nice
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90

08/26/2014
Excellent care - no complaints. Dr. Frankel is wonderful - respectful, clear, attentive, extremely competent. Staff in office were great.
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100

08/20/2014
Dr. Frankel gives me a thorough skin physical on a specific schedule. She is wonderful in picking up even the smallest spot that needs attention. I have complete faith in her as an exceptional dermatologist.
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100

08/19/2014
It takes weeks to get an appointment but Dr. Frankel is very well liked and respected and always busy and well worth the wait. The office wait time is somewhat long because Dr. Frankel spends time with her patients, never rushing on to the next person. She makes you feel that your problems are important to her.
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100

08/18/2014
I have been extremely pleased with my primary and referred physicians.
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90

08/14/2014
would like a printed description of what I had. Provider told me but not able to remember the medical names.
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90

08/13/2014
Dr. Frankel is awesome. I have recommened her to others. Very engaging and helpful.
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90

08/12/2014
Very skilled dermatologist and incredibly nice and respectful doctor. I have recommended her to other people.
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90

08/11/2014
I would caution the front staff a bit - the woman that helped me was training, and her trainer was not very patient, in front of those of us getting checked in - Once I was checked in, I told the new employee how well I thought she was doing and suggested to the "trainer" that she be a little more encouraging rather than discouraging.
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100

08/03/2014
First time visit but impressed with her calm and patient manner, her thorough exam of skin and hair (concern with loss in one spot).
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100

07/30/2014
I have found the staff to be very compassionate.
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90

07/29/2014
I have already recommended this provider to a friend
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100

07/29/2014
I had a wonderful experience during my office visit with the doctor and the entire staff.
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100

07/27/2014
I have to say at first, the communication between this provider and myself was not very good. Once I let her know that I have had my medical issues for a very long time and have tried many many different medications to treat my condition and I know what works for me. From then on communication between us has been great and I think she listens to me more. I feel very comfortable with her now and love all the staff as well. Her assistant is very helpful and the office staff is as well. I feel so glad that the first and second visit's have come and gone and I feel confident I will remain in her care as long as I am here on earth.
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80

07/23/2014
Long wait in waiting room and in the service room! Got me in on a cancellation! Long wait for apt.s! Everyone seems to be guessing on my rash (or 3-4 months) and I hate this guessing game!
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100

07/21/2014
I had a very good experience.
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100

07/06/2014
friendly and knowledgable
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100

07/02/2014
Dr Frankel is excellent, knowledgable and kind. the office staff was pleasant and helpful
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40

07/02/2014
I feel unable to communicate to this provider in a way that gets her to think outside the box. I feel that my condition is unique, but sense that she doesn't.
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90

06/21/2014
I have already recommended her to someone!
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80

06/21/2014
Dr Frankel is so friendly and helpful. I feel very comfortable with her!
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100

06/11/2014
All good
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100

06/10/2014
Dr. Frankel is kind, knowledgeable and an excellent listener. She is very efficient in her work, and at the same time very personable. I always look forward to seeing her!
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100

06/04/2014
I recommend Dr Frankel to everyone who asks. She has given me the attention I need when visiting a doctor and never makes me feel silly for asking a question.
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100

06/04/2014
Dr. Frankel was sensitive to my questions and needs, very professional, and spent the necessary time to address all of my health concerns (unlike most doctors, she was calm and not rushing. I can't stand doctors who are always in a hurry and want to leave the room ASAP like a sales person)
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100

06/04/2014
Dr. Frankel is fantastic. She is sp personable,compassionate and down to earth. I enjoy that she listens to my conerns and helps come up with a regimine customized to my specific needs.I just adore her!
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100

06/02/2014
My primary care physician is in Bellevue and had recommended a specialist in Issaquah, but I could not get an appointment for 3 months. Since I am in Portland during the week I decided to seek out a PMG demotologist for a general exam and requested a report be sent to my primary care physician in Bellevue. Very easy to get an appointment that was conducive to my work schedule. Thank you.
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90

05/22/2014
Doctor and MAs were excellent. Appreciated scheduling follow up appointment during the visit with MA.
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100

05/18/2014
She was very helpful, asked me great questions, and listened to my responses.
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100

05/15/2014
Dr. Frankly has been the most helpful of providers with my condition of all the Dermatologists I have seen
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80

05/14/2014
The intake person was doing a lengthy sort of counseling with a new patient. It didn't affect my being seen on time, but wonder if another place/person would be better.
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100

05/07/2014
Excellent doctor. Listens. Answers. Provides all information & help needed.
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100

04/15/2014
Dr Frankel was excellent! as was her staff member. Confident, precise, and knowledgeable.
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