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

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9135 SW Barnes Road, Suite 461
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 971-282-0086

Publications

Specialties

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 (153 Ratings, 50 Comments)

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07/26/2017
Dr. Kresa-Reahl is very easy to communicate with.
90

07/25/2017
Because of my health condition, I take several different medications. Dr. Kresa-Reahl and staff do an excellent job of explaining the pros and cons of various options including.
100

07/19/2017
I feel that her and her care team are exceptional at there duties.
100

07/07/2017
Dr. Kresa-Reahl was AMAZING!!! She went over my xrays with me vertebrae by vertebrae. She listened to everything I had to say and was so warm and concerned.
100

06/29/2017
I always like her demeanor; she always puts me at ease.
90

06/21/2017
Love her!!
70

06/15/2017
During this visit, because of medical training a student, I learned more about the observations the Dr. makes during my checkup visits. This is helpful to understand why I see her every 6 months for a disease that has no treatments available to date.
100

06/11/2017
Dr. Kiren Kresa-Reahl is exceptionally knowledgeable, (thorough, patient & caring. The care she gives to me is the absolute best!
100

06/06/2017
Health has improved since seeing Dr. K-R & office is always prompt in calling about meds or changes in labs.
90

05/29/2017
Sshe is very good.
50

05/24/2017
I was told by the provider that my scans and tests were not definitive for MS and she needed to confer with the other neurologists in her office. I was told this would happen [...] It did not and no one told me. I had to follow up with the office when I returned from vacation [...]. I called the office and left a message for the provider and got a return phone call from an assistant saying that the conference with the other neurologists had not happened because they had "more pressing cases" and that they would meet again in two weeks because the provider was going to a medical conference. They did meet [...] but I was not notified until [...] and that was only because I called again to follow up. The provider sent me an e-mail saying that she had been trying to work me in for the past week but the schedule had no openings. She apologized for telling me that I most likely had MS over the e-mail but said that she had been running the MS clinic for 10 days and also that she had a personal emergency and had to go out of town. She also said she had a cancellation and I could come in the following Monday, [...]. I understand that things happen and these Providence doctors seem to be very overworked but my biggest issue is communication. If someone from the office or the doctor had let me know that a diagnosis had been made and she was working hard to get me in then I could have relaxed a little. I have no problem with Dr. Kresa-Reahl telling me my diagnosis via e-mail - I am just very disappointed that it took over a week and every time that the meeting regarding my diagnosis was delayed that no one communicated with me. I had to be proactive every single time to get an answer. If I was not an assertive person and I am positive that I would still not know my diagnosis!!!
100

05/24/2017
We love Dr Kresa-Reahl! She is amazing.
80

05/10/2017
I received a letter 2 weeks before a critical appt saying the MD no longer worked with my plan. I got another MD but received a call a few days before the scheduled appt saying the letter was a mistake. Neither the provider or the MD's office would shed light on this massive mistake. Also a cd with my records that I provided to the MD's staff disappeared.
70

05/05/2017
Dr. Kresa-Reahl seems to be in a hurry. She looks at the computer screen and shoots questions at me. I don't feel like she has time to listen to my questions or concerns.
100

04/30/2017
Dr. Kresa-Reahl cares, listens, explains, and is very thorough. Her staff is welcoming, very helpful, and kind. If mistakes are made, they are quick to do their best at getting them corrected.
90

04/29/2017
Very good experiences good listener considering how busy she is.
90

04/28/2017
The only concern I would have about reccommending the provider would be that the first resource seems to be drug based and that is not my way of thinking. Also, there have been issues with office staff responding to my questions through mychart. Not the provider themselves, nor [...], they always get back to me.
90

04/26/2017
my only complaint is that since I see my doctor and her nurse on alternating appointments, it bugs me that they don't communicate enough so that I don't continually get calls wanting to give me "test results" AFTER I just had an appointment with them and results were then discussed! I already know the yet results; don't they see thy I just had an appointment?!?
100

04/12/2017
Dr. Kresa-Reahl is AWESOME! I only see her for MS related visits as she is not my primary care provider.
100

03/30/2017
This person is outstanding!
100

03/29/2017
EXCELLENT DOCTOR! Very thorough.
100

03/25/2017
I feel very confident receiving care from this provider, her specialty is above and beyond what I have experienced in the past with other providers.
100

03/22/2017
The entire team is outstanding. I always feel listened to and well respected.
100

03/22/2017
She is good and caring. Knows her business.
100

03/22/2017
Dr. Kiren Kresa-Reahl is very focused on me as a patient....my well being...making sure i am being treated with the best medicine for my health ssue...also the medication is working in treating my health condition..i have an excellent physician patient relationship.
100

03/16/2017
Knows me and my health. Warm hearted lady who SHOWS she care.
100

03/02/2017
She was a better doctor and more helpful than I had even hoped for.
100

02/13/2017
Dr Kresa-Reahl is amazing! She is our favorite doctor ever. Without her guidance, we might never have gotten this brain disease under control. We are eternally grateful!
90

02/13/2017
After visit the followup clerk did not show up or take my questioner Had to track someone down after a long wait. We finally reviewed my orders Rx was sent to wrong pharmacy.
100

02/07/2017
excellent office staff. very helpful always. dr kresa-reahl is awesome.
100

01/30/2017
Excellent provider!
100

01/11/2017
The Doctor's compassion & attention to detail was unmatched.
100

01/11/2017
Dr. Kresa-Reahl is my neurologist and advises me on my parkinson's disease. She has been very helpful to me and often corresponds with me via my chart.
100

01/07/2017
I always have great confidence in my Doctor's expertise.
80

12/09/2016
Experience overall was very good.
100

12/07/2016
Dr. Kresa-Reahl is always competent and caring in monitoring my condition and instilling confidence in me that I am being well looked after. She explains the results of my MRIs in a very thorough, comprehensive manner.
70

11/27/2016
She see always seems very rushed and rushes thru her exam. the exam is a detailed neuro exam
50

11/04/2016
dr was behind schedule that day. her staff kept me informed and offered me a drink. she had a "contractor" with her who types what she said. I felt left out of the communication. my pcp still has not received the report for this visit. and today is 11-4-2016
90

11/01/2016
Although Dr. Kresa-Reahl is very busy and has a full schedule of appts., she always makes me feel like I am her first priority during each of my visits with her.
100

11/01/2016
Beween my GP & Neurologist, I feel that I am pretty well cared for. I try to use preventative care (like flu shots) where possible and only come in where needed.
80

10/19/2016
I was very pleased that Dr. Kresa-Reahl did not take any phone calls nor read texts during my appointment time with her.
100

10/10/2016
Dr. Kresa-Reahl is an awesome neurologist. So much regard I have for her. Love love love.
80

10/10/2016
I am struggling with medication for [...], that is not under control. I know this is a hard issue to address, but feel like my doctor is not helping me get adequate relief. I am discouraged because I have actually been struggling with the same issue for 15 years.
100

10/05/2016
I feel lucky to have found a doctor who understands my illness and spends enough time with me every time I see her!
100

09/19/2016
The new waiting room doesn't account for larger sized individuals. Need to bring back couches or more comfortable chairs. Chair/Couch against wall not comfortable.
80

09/06/2016
Your new computer system/ program is making it hard for my specialist at Providence to get or receive my medical files from a previous Doctor. Sharing information between Doctors should be that hard. Also there was no way to view a MRI cd in the examine room. We all had to go into the Doctors personal office. If a hospital is going to heavily rely on technology it needs to work.
100

08/25/2016
[...] Dr. Kresa-Reahl provided a pleasant, informative and helpful experience.
70

08/25/2016
I respect Dr. Kresa-Reahl as a scientist. She appears bright, organized, informed. The part that hasn't developed for me the way I'd really like is the "spark" or connection that two people working together develops. I feel somewhat like a specimen to be measured, etc., and examined! [...]
100

08/19/2016
Dr. Kresa-Reahl is the best physician I've ever had if I could find a PCP like this I would be very happy. In my current PCP office Dr. [...] and other staff keep me going because they all seem to genuinely care about me.
100

08/15/2016
She is great she is so booked up its hard to see her every 3 months as should for ms. they need to hire more like her