Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Kresa-Reahl is a neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. She is board-certified in neurology and joins Providence after practicing at Capitol Neurology in Charleston, W.Va., for 14 years.

Dr. Kresa-Reahl was an assistant professor at West Virginia University and served as research advocate for the National MS Society, which awarded her a 2003 volunteer of the year award.

Dr. Kresa-Reahl is actively involved in clinical trials to improve treatment of MS. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking, reading and attending the theater.

Areas of expertise

Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

Education
Dr. Kresa-Reahl graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in multiple sclerosis and movement disorders at Georgetown University Hospital.
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

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

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Neurology

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.

4.6 out of 5 (109 Ratings, 35 Comments)

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06/24/2015
She is amazing! She has made my journey through MS bareable. I wouldnt want to have any other doctor working with.
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90

06/24/2015
The one thing to comment on is that it took almost 3 months, [...]. The doctor made available he lunch time for this apt and the next one in July, a very busy doctor.
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60

06/15/2015
Dr. Kresa-Reahl is professional and efficient. However, when I am with her I feel the pressure she is under to get me 'processed' and out so she can get to her next patient. I'm amazed at how well she handles it, but I don't believe she nor I should have to live with that kind of pressure.
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100

06/11/2015
Couldn't ask for a better provider. She took care of a problem I had immediately!
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100

06/07/2015
always professional, very knowledgeable, great to have on my side.
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80

05/28/2015
Not sure if care provider is open to new ideas and treatments.
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100

05/15/2015
My Dr is excellent. I would suggest speaking with the office, front desk staff [...] in order to provide him some phrasing to use on the phone in awkward situations. I interacted with this office many times throughout the day while they made a series of errors. [...] I don't mind errors. Life happens. I think it would be advisable to give the front desk/ phone workers phrasing that acknowledges patients' concern while guiding the patient toward what the office needs. [...]
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100

04/22/2015
Dr. Kresa-Reahl is very skilled about getting down the facts about my problems and suggesting alternatives to issues, as well as remembering how I was doing when I last saw her.
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100

04/22/2015
[...] Have seen all the providers in this group, have very high level of trust in the neurological group. They care very much about [...] people and want to help us instead of mushrooming...
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100

03/22/2015
Dr. Kresa-Reahl is wonderful. She takes time to explain what I don't understand. My [...] has been managed very well by her. She is the best Dr. I have ever been to.
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100

03/18/2015
Always a pleasure to visit Dr. Kresa-Reahl
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90

03/15/2015
you're doing a good job people.
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90

03/04/2015
[...] i am SO grateful for how wonderfuler Dr. KresaReahl is.
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100

03/03/2015
I have always had a most positive experience with this Doctor. I feel very comfortable and informed when I am with her. She is an excellent, and very knowledgable Professional. I am very blessed to have found her!
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80

02/15/2015
The receptionist is always very helpful. She figured out my insurance situation before I went in to the doctor. She is efficient, friendly and professional.
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90

02/10/2015
everything going well
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90

02/10/2015
The Doctor and Nurses are wonderful. When I have a problem or situation, I can email or call and they will get back to me right away. Dr. Kresa-Reahl is knowledgeable and respectful and I am very happy with my care.
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100

02/10/2015
This provider is the best I have ever had for my MS. Very helpful and really on top of my disease
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40

01/27/2015
I get the impression from the doctor that I am not really a person, more of an entity to be treated. I don't feel that I'm being listened to, or that my concerns are given enough attention. When issues arose with a medication prescribed, I don't feel that this practice took responsibility for the impacts on my health and make it my endocrinologists problem.
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90

01/27/2015
I find Dr. Kresa-Reahl extremely professional, knowledgeable and pleasant.
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100

01/25/2015
Very great
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90

01/25/2015
Very thorough and knowledgeable about MS and MS medications.
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90

01/09/2015
Dr. Kresa-Reahl is one of the most genuine, caring human beings who happens to be a doctor that I know and use. She'll do everything possible to help her patients feel better; with MS that can be quite the challenging task. I'm so glad she's on my team!
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100

12/21/2014
Dr. K-R is very professional. She answers all questions thoroughly and puts me through aggressive neuro exams. My original MS physician didn't drill me even a quarter of how Dr. K-R does.
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100

12/14/2014
I have really enjoyed going to Dr. Kressa Rehal, she has taken the time to help me get better rather than just maintaining the MS. She is thorough and observes as much as she hears. She has been a tremendous assest to me in maintaining my health and now improving it.
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100

12/09/2014
wonderful care and a personal touch that is very appropriate and makes me feel valued
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90

11/25/2014
Dr.Kresa-Reahl is very knowledgeable and listens intently while I am speaking. I always feel she is really paying attention and then 'connecting the dots' to move me toward the best treatment for my individual situation. I feel confident in her care and am very thankful for her excellence in her specialty!
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30

11/23/2014
I see Dr. Kresa-Reahl every six months for [...] check ups, and for my last three appointments (scheduled 6 months in advance), she has rescheduled (two of those three times, I ended up seeing the office's PA instead of the doctor). I'm fortunate in that my [...] is not severe enough to keep me from working--but that means I have a busy schedule, too. Every time I have to reshuffle appointment times due to her inability to keep an advance appointment, my working life is affected when I have to juggle meetings and deadlines to accommodate her changes. My time is valuable, too. In my most recent visit, a good deal of time was spent with her reading from my chart and confirming that the information was correct. Admittedly, I am lucky in that there have not been major changes in my health since my previous appointment, but I am struggling to find the value in these appointments. The only reason I continue to see Dr. Kresa-Reahl is that my primary care doctor (also at Providence) is incredible. If I were to move to the [...] clinic, I would need to see an [...] primary care doctor, and I value my care from Dr. [...] too much to do that.
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100

11/18/2014
My experience with this office when I call in with a issue is that I either never get a call back, or rarely do. [...] I feel Dr. Kresa-Reahl is amazing and I truly love how she takes care of me when I am in her office. Once you leave the office, you are flying solo. The follow through in that office lacks a team effort and I would consider that part of my care far below sub par at best. Truly disappointing. Again DOCTOR Kresa Reahl is AWESOME---her office is SUB PAR
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100

11/07/2014
First time I have seen a neurologist specializing in my particular health problem. Very thorough,caring and knowledgeable. Felt like I was getting excellent care.
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100

11/04/2014
this Dr. is always helpful to me
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100

10/12/2014
all good!
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100

10/05/2014
always cares, listens, treat me with dignity,and spent time with me to explain any questions I have.
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70

09/23/2014
the wait time is way too long
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100

09/21/2014
What I like is that they take time for you and listen to what you have to say and not rush you out of their room.
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