Biography & Education

Biography
Leah Gaedeke completed her master’s degree of nursing, from George Mason and George Washington Medical University, with national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Upon completion of her degree in 2003, she started practice with a neurologist and Multiple Sclerosis specialist in McLean Virginia. She spent that time defining her role as a nurse practitioner in specialty practice and was trained in the management of multiple sclerosis, migraine and neuromuscular disease. Gaedeke has been involved in several research projects, some of which were presented to the National Academy of Neurology meeting 2009 and 2010.
Areas of expertise

Stroke and neurocritical care

Care Locations

9427 SW Barnes Road
Suite 595
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-1066

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family nurse practitioner
Conditions Treated

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.

4.4 out of 5 (74 Ratings, 20 Comments)

100

06/26/2015
Leah and Dr. [...] are terrific and so are their medical assistants. It's a very good team.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

06/22/2015
This care provider works in the Dr.'s office and I've seen her in that office on visits to St. Vincent. This virtual appt. is a good thing but the wait time until she actually came on screen was much too long. This appt. happened after two others had been cancelled and was two months beyond the original appt. time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/12/2015
I have always gotten the care I need and good answers when I see either Dr. [...] or Leah Gaedeke in the office. They are very conscious about making sure all my concerns are met. When I call in with a problem or a question, sometimes it can be a literal game of telephone. The assistants taking the messages don't always listen or understand what I'm asking, and the message to the doctor gets muddled. [...]
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04/29/2015
Provider was 45 minutes late for appointment when I left to go be with my daughter before her surgery.
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04/25/2015
I regularly have long waits for my appointments at the end of the day. On this occasion, I had the first appointment of the morning and had to leave after waiting 30 minutes. I do not have time for long waits, especially at the beginning of the day. Either the appointments are overbooked on purpose, causing frustration and stress for everyone, or the physician was late. No one alerted me. I would have cancelled my appointment if I had been told I would have such a long wait.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

04/22/2015
I only saw her one time. She seemed nice, but she's not my regular dr. [...]
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04/02/2015
Leah was extremely helpful explaining the pros and cons of making a medication change and assisting with my current medication. She was very thorough and understanding as I asked her questions and never rushed me in the process. She is an excellent educator too!
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03/24/2015
she was alright
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/20/2015
she listened well. didn't perform some of exams neurologist performs. but maybe that's normal.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/05/2015
This was an asst. to my regular physician, but, I really, really liked her
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/28/2014
Her medical assistant, [...] is unprofessional and very insensitive to patients. She has terrible people skills and is rude on the phone. I do enjoy Leah ... she is very professional, thorough, and personable. She has always been very professional and caring with me. She takes her time with me and always listens without rushing. She is a very caring physician and I enjoy seeing her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/25/2014
Two lab results came very quickly on my chart, the others did not, then it was the weekend. I figured they were abnormal since I did not recieve them by email, then when I asked about the results of the other tests, I was told by email that they were normal.. Not a huge deal but expected them all by email
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/29/2014
errors consistently happen with this office, [...] Gardekke have ordered MRI and PT that must go to [...]. Time and time again it defaults and a Providence office calls me to schedule. It has been explained as a computer issue. Fix This!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/27/2014
nice
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/21/2014
I don't mind it at all when I have to wait a few minutes for the doctor. When I am seen by the doctors in this practice they give me 100% focus. I would rather wait a little while for great care than get mediocre quickly. I really like the mychart website because I can email the provider. Since I have a chronic illness the questions or situation may be involved. It is so much easier to put this in writing than to tell a receptionist so that they can relay it to the doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
10

09/30/2014
Condescending, no regard for my time, appt was at 10:30 but provider didn't show up until 10:55, spent less than 5 mins examining me and the other 20 mins in front of computer
Providence Health & Services Patient
30

09/29/2014
3 hours after seeing Leah I began to have some strange symptoms. I waited 24 hours to see if they would pass but they only got worse. Called the office and got the well you do have a [...] and this can happen. Right now I still have those symptoms and have had another doctor prescribe a course of [...]. I requested those on [...] but was told Leah would not prescribe them.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/21/2014
She figured out what problem I was having immediately and now it is better
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/14/2014
very personable, very relaxed, confident
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/21/2014
Leah may not have an MD after her name, but she is by far the best health care provider I have ever seen. She looks at the patient as a whole person, emphasizing compassion as well as treating my [...]. Her knowledge of not just [...] but of other illnesses that I have is outstanding. I always come away with more knowledge after a visit with her.
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