Biography & Education

Biography

In her medical practice, Kimberly Herder, M.D., stresses the importance of preventative health care to her patients by serving as an educator and advocate. “I have a strong belief in the importance of health maintenance,” she says. “I want to help patients identify potential risk factors in their lives so together we can prevent the onset of illness or disease.”

Dr. Herder, who is board certified in internal medicine, earned her medical degree from the University of Alberta School of Medicine in Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her internship and residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.

Dr. Herder was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Away from her practice, she enjoys snowboarding, scuba diving, hiking, reading and traveling.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
University of Alberta School of Medicine
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 454
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6429

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
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 (222 Ratings, 84 Comments)

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02/22/2017
Dr. Herder has consistently been very responsive to my medical needs and concerns. She has often responded to my electronic questions the same day. I have never felt rushed. I have always felt well served. The entire staff from check-in to check-out have been excellent. Welcoming, engaging, and professional.
100

02/21/2017
dr herder is the best!
100

02/15/2017
Dr. Herder is an excellent physician. I feel blessed to have her as my PCP.
90

02/14/2017
Needed my ears irrigated for wax that had become clogged although that was not the reason I had come in. Dr. Herder and her nurse were very flexible and thorough and didn't wait at all.
100

02/14/2017
Dr. Herder takes good care of me.
70

02/08/2017
Dr. Herder is very knowledgeable and compassionate, but I consistently find that the time with her feels rushed and that my questions are not answered as thoroughly as I would prefer. This may be more a reflection of her schedule constraints rather than her care or attentiveness as a provider.
100

02/07/2017
Dr. Herder continues to be excellent in all phases of doctoring, and is extremely easy to communicate with and share concerns. Recent recommendation to additional services was very helpful and ongoing treatment for existing health concerns are top notch.
90

02/07/2017
Dr. Herder was very helpful in uncovering a condition missed by my previous caregiver at another unrelated clinic. I'm very thankful!
80

02/07/2017
Dr. Herder spent a LOT of time with me regarding my problem. She also gave me a referral for PT for immediate care, which was amazing.
100

02/07/2017
i would recommend this provider [...]
100

01/15/2017
Dr. Herder is one of the best doctor's I have been to in the last 35 year's that I have had to see doctors on a regular bas.
100

01/10/2017
Dr. Herder has recently became my internist. She is very pleasant and knowledgeable.
100

01/03/2017
My Doctor Herder is a wonderful doctor and she works with you.
100

01/01/2017
Dr Herder and her MA are awesome!
70

12/27/2016
She doesn't always listen to me or understand what I am trying to say.
100

12/27/2016
I am very pleased with my visits.
70

12/15/2016
Not as engaged as I would like.
100

12/14/2016
Doctor Herder was as excellent in every way, as always! She had a new assistant since last visit and this new assistant was exceptional in making me feel welcome & listening attentively to my descriptions of present illness.
50

12/07/2016
I was concerned about my left hip pain since I have been experiencing for six months. I have had acupuncture and massage on that but still not getting better. I might have injured during yoga or something. So I thought I need medical advice. Didn't get the clear one. She mentioned about physical therapy if not getting better, but how long wait and see and when is not clear.
100

12/06/2016
Dr Herder is an excellent MD. She did refer me to a specialist from this visit for a persistent problem I have had. She listens and explains things clearly and is very open to my questions.
100

11/29/2016
I always feel I have Dr. Herder's complete attention and she listens carefully about my concerns. I have been able to quickly see her when I have a health concern. She is a compassionate and competent doctor.
100

11/29/2016
Always personable, professional and respectful. A great listener. I am grateful for her.
100

11/22/2016
dr. Herder is the best dr ive ever had. She really cares and listens to my concerns and gives advice and care that coincides with my thoughts also. She is not too liberal but not too conservative, and she has ALWAYS been right. She is my health care provider, injury care, and mental health prescriber (along with suggestions for therapy). She calms my BP down during the visit. Pap smears, i dont feel anything at all. She is great and Id follow her wherever she were to practice.
100

11/22/2016
Dr Herder is one of the best providers I have ever had. My husband is under her care now too.
100

11/08/2016
dr herder is the best physician I have ever had, I moved to Vancouver a few years back and I still go see her in Portland I wouldn't care if I had to drive an hour id still keep her as my dr. I recommend her to everyone I know looking for a PCP. I have never had a bad experience with her, she cares about her pt and you can see that
70

11/07/2016
Previously my husband had a negative experience with this provider as far as mis-diagnosing his condition. Subsequent to this visit while seeing a specialist I found out this provider was not entirely correct in diagnosing my issues either.
100

10/12/2016
Dr Herder has always provided excellent care for my 96 year old mother and for myself. I driver across town to see her.
90

10/11/2016
this is about providence call waiting [...]. get more schedulers so those waiting on the phone are not subjected to the presumably advice tape that repeats inane information; one is forced to listed to this junk while one is "on hold". silence is not a crime, nor is quiet music. drop the irritating drivel.
100

10/04/2016
I realize no system/person is perfect. However, I have NOT experienced any deficits in or with my Provider. As a female I have felt comfortable discussing sensitive male issues/concerns. This is very unusual for me.
100

10/04/2016
Dr. Herder is top notch. I feel she listens to my concerns.
100

09/07/2016
She's wonderful
100

08/26/2016
I email questions/concerns to Dr. Herder through My Chart. Her answers are prompt, caring and professional. I fee fortunate to have her as my primary care physician.
100

08/23/2016
The drawbacks to this care provider is that she is not available full time and email responses to inquiries may come from a staff member whose communication is not always clear.
50

08/10/2016
[...] Only allowed 15 minutes per visit.
60

08/09/2016
She's very nice. I never feel that she knows my chart well. I always feel rushed through the appointment.
100

08/06/2016
Dr. Herder is the best doctor. She always listens intently and addresses every single concern. her approach to every concern is realistic and logical.she is open to every individual patients view on how they should receive medical care. I have recommended her to many of my friends. I personally would follow her to any practice she went to, but I hope she always stays at Providence. Dr. Herder is probably the best doctor I've ever had. she is really great with anything I have had wrong with me physically, as well as psychologically in mental health issues and anxiety as well. she asks questions about stress levels and seeing a counselor and my job, it lets me know she really cares and concerns for me as a whole person. Dr. Herder is the epitome of what Providence's mission statement stands for.
90

08/01/2016
time management
100

08/01/2016
Dr. Herder is an invaluable and rare combination of intelligence, knowledge, superlative competence AND compassion. Dr. Herder's listening and communication skills are excellent.
70

07/30/2016
I arrived at my appointment time but they told me I was scheduled an hour later. I came back in an hour which was very inconvenient, only to learn that I had the correct appt time the first time
80

07/27/2016
The physician is an excellent provider. However I have had many difficulties in dealing with clerical and support staff. Sometimes even the dotor is unsure what they are doing
90

07/26/2016
The provider is terrific! The support people have a way of messing things up. We have given up calling because it goes into the void. Even the doctor says she does not hear about things we call in for. Use MyChart now and seem to get better results.
100

07/15/2016
I have socol angzity and she makes it easy to talk to that means a lot to me
100

07/12/2016
She is good at doing her job.
100

07/04/2016
Dr. Herder is a excellent doctor!
100

06/29/2016
The best doctor I've ever treated with.
100

06/28/2016
I live in Brookings .. so speciality care doesn't exist. Dr Herder I don't wish to give up. she personable and if I needed to discuss an issue with her I could. it is obvious that i travel 6/ 1/2 hours to have a physical once a year.
50

06/22/2016
My provider is too rushed to do a really good job. She hasn't got time to answer questions or check extra problems, such as my asthma, or to handle more than one issue.
100

06/21/2016
I always get excellent care from my provider. .....
100

06/12/2016
Our entire health team and follow up services at Providence are excellent!
100

06/09/2016
I have the highest confidence and trust in my provider. I have never felt rushed nor neglected by her. I have felt comfortable even discussing traditional male sensitive subjects with her. I have also informed her that should she leave her current position that I will track her down for continued services from her.
100

06/09/2016
my provider has a keen understanding of my [...] injuries and treats accordingly. [...]
60

06/07/2016
[...] The provider seemed distracted and not really interested in my health concerns. Everyone in the office was pleasant and friendly. My hope and expectation was to find a provider with whom I can establish a good relationship in terms of my health issues and needs. I am open to this happening with future visits.
60

05/31/2016
I appreciated the promptness but also felt rushed when I actually saw the Dr.
100

05/31/2016
Dr. Herder and her assistant [...] are always interested and helpful and are very warm and caring.
90

05/24/2016
She listens and advises and refers to other doctors when needed.
90

05/18/2016
Dr Herder is compassionate & attentive. I waited 8 mins. in line to check in and another 13 mins. to complete registration process and Im an established pt. Excessive wait not acceptable to the pt. and through the doctor's schedule off.
100

05/18/2016
always there
90

05/17/2016
I called advice nurse with concern about a UTI, they got me right in. I did have one and got put on antibiotic.
100

05/17/2016
I really like Dr. Herder, she is kind, caring and very intelligent. Every time i have had to go see her she is always compassionate and listens to my cares and concerns.
100

05/16/2016
Dr. Herder is an excellent Dr. She also cares for my 96 year old mother. She never rushes my mother and is so kind and respectful to her.
90

05/09/2016
My first time visit with Dr. Herder was a pleasant experience.
100

04/27/2016
Dr. Herder is the best .
100

04/26/2016
I love Dr. Herder, I reccomened her to my daughter and son-inlaw! wouldnt want no one else.
100

04/26/2016
I have told Dr. Herder, more than once, I love her because she really listens to me, and is willing to monitor me if I want to either lower or go off my low-dose blood pressure meds. She is very positive about my lifestyle improvements. She makes me want to be in really good health!
100

04/22/2016
Dr. Herder always listens. Verifies what I am saying by looking at the area on my body that is giving me trouble. Then she willingly makes a referral to a specialist as needed.
100

04/19/2016
dr. herder has been my dr almost 9 years. i would not want to go to any other dr. when i have had to, i dont get the care like i do with dr. herder.she remembers my medical history and she is a great listener to my concerns and ideas. she is also very empathetic.
90

04/09/2016
friendly. attentive timely efficient
90

04/03/2016
She has a great capacity for empathy and listens to what I am saying.
100

03/31/2016
I received a pneumonia vaccination at this visit. A few days later, I had a very bad allergic reaction. She saw me immediately. She gave me another injection, ordered antibiotics & more lab work. She was concerned if I was OK to drive home & offered to call someone. I was able to get home on my own.
100

03/28/2016
I love my Dr. Herder. She listen to my concerns and provides the best things for me.
70

03/23/2016
Although dr is very sweet and compassionate she mostly sits across the exam room nestled in behind a computer typing, and rarely approached me until she was to leave the room. She seems timid and unsure about recommending things to help me with my chronic pain.
50

03/15/2016
[...] she barely touched me for a total of 15 min. - I did not feel she was very thorough in this YEARLY visit. [...] She did not tell me if I should continue on same dose of my meds I was taking. I had to ASK her questions about blood work she did not initiate.
90

03/15/2016
Exceptionally intent regarding the many facets of my health needs at this time.
90

03/11/2016
This was my first appointment to establish care [...] Had to wait a couple of months to get in. [...]
100

03/08/2016
Completely satisfied.
90

02/24/2016
I've seen Dr. Herder for about seven years now. The office and Dr. Herder have always been courteous and professional. Any issues have been addressed in a timely manner.
100

02/23/2016
Dr Herder has good understanding of my physical and emotional problems related to [...] injuries.
10

02/15/2016
Always in a rush and never seems to really have an answer. I realized after years of seeing dr herder that her service is hit and miss. Sometimes she's really in tune and looking for a solution however most frequently I leave disappointed feeling like I neither received an answer for my questions nor adequate help or attention paid to trying to find a solution. She is also easily influenced by my suggestion which is disappointing - I try to come in having done some research due to the constant feeling of being rushed however nearly every suggestion I make is met with a nodding head and a prescription. I expect a lot more and will be seeking another doctor.
100

02/14/2016
I am seen on time, everyone is friendly and helpful, the doc is great. Always listens and asks if there is anything we need to cover that we haven't. Takes her time- I never feel rushed.
100

02/12/2016
Always respectful of my preferences and concerns. Listens very well and follows up when necessary with a reasonable suggested plan of action.
100

02/09/2016
She is always attentive, listens to my questions and answers them in a way that I can understand. No question is stupid or irrelevant. I never feel like she is in a hurry to be done with me.
70

02/02/2016
I visited to discuss some symptoms, which I believe are related to a chronic condition which I am choosing to treat without medication. I wanted to make sure I wasn't mis-identifying the cause of the symptoms. I appreciate that my doctor heard me, and did not push me into tests and treatments I'm not interested in pursuing at this time, and she understood my reasons for avoiding these options. She seemed to understand that I've done my homework and allowed me to pursue the path I'd like to take. […]
100

01/31/2016
I have already recommended Dr. Herder to friends.
80

01/28/2016
I'm still not sure that she factors my prior health record into her healthcare treatment of me. She's very kind and pleasant, but sometimes I think she discounts my concerns.