Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Alison Mitchell became a family physician because she loves taking care of patients at every stage of their lives, from newborn to seniors, with a special emphasis on maternal and child health. "I value getting to know my patient's and their families," she says. "How many specialties allow you to care for several generations of one family? It's a privilege."

With an emphasis on prevention, Dr. Mitchell helps her patients make small changes that can have a big impact on their health. "My role is to help people learn how to stay healthy, but also teach them how to live well while managing a chronic illness such as diabetes."

After earning her medical degree from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Mitchell completed her residency at San Jose Hospital Family Practice Program, an affiliate of Stanford University.

She enjoys cooking, hiking with her dog and traveling. She speaks both Spanish and English.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine with obstetrics, women's health, diabetes, obesity

Education

Medical degree: University of Minnesota
Internship and Residency: Stanford University

Dr. Mitchell is board certified in family medicine.

Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 240
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6469

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • Obstetrics
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger, Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, 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, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 11 and Younger, 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, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 11 and Younger, 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 and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), 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, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rashes, 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

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 (138 Ratings, 45 Comments)

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07/27/2016
I'm very impressed by Dr. Mitchell's expertise and understanding of my concerns.
100

07/20/2016
I find my provider very easy to communicate with and feel she is caring and knowledgeable of my condition and needs.
70

07/19/2016
I Feel as though my concerns are not taken as seriously as I would like as I am healthy overall and compared to others doing well. I would love a doctor who really had recommendations for me regarding weight loss, goal setting, alternative options to manage post menopausal symptoms without medication.
100

07/19/2016
Dr Mitchell & her med staff are excellent, however too often receptionist desk leaves much desired.
90

07/19/2016
This was my first visit to Dr. Mitchell and she listened carefully and answered my questions. I was pleased with the visit.
100

06/21/2016
Always helpful and makes me able to explain my problems
100

06/14/2016
I was very pleased with my visit. Dr. Mitchell was very professional and so as the whole team. I was early (30min) than the time I was asked to be at the office, but they took me in early.
100

06/07/2016
[...] I explained my situation and Dr. Mitchell listened very closely and never came off judgemental. We talked about what had gone on over the past year, she came up with a plan to start with and I left feeling very well taken care of.
60

05/24/2016
I waited over 20 minutes and prior information I had discussed with my provider was missing from my files.
100

05/17/2016
Dr. Mitchell always takes the time to listen and be helpful
100

05/11/2016
Alison Mitchell is an excellent dr.
100

05/08/2016
Although this was my 1st visit I felt the appointment should not have taken almost 5 weeks to be seen.
90

05/08/2016
Dr. Mitchell was very sweet and thorough. she listened and was very professional.
100

05/03/2016
very caring & respectfull
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05/01/2016
Dr Mitchell ranks high on my evaluation She is a caring thorough and on top of my health issues.
100

04/27/2016
My experiences has been good with this provider... Love the staff they keep things moving. I have never had to wait long
80

04/26/2016
Would like her to be more welcoming to family and their questions
100

04/12/2016
I drive 2 hours to see this provider.
40

04/09/2016
I never felt HEARD by Dr Mitchell. I feel somehow guilty in her presence, and that my health concerns were not received as seriously as I needed. mostly I think our personalities don't mesh well.
100

04/03/2016
Dr. Mitchell treated me like a patient and a peer, who has some knowledge of medical and social issues. She did not talk down to me, showed a good knowledge of mental and physical health issues I was bringing to the table, and up-to-date information on nutrition and allied health care. I was very impressed.
100

04/02/2016
Dr. Mitchell was always attentive to any issues I was having. She met any needs or concerns I had & was helpful when I needed referrals to various doctors for care.
100

03/24/2016
Dr. Mitchell always takes the time to address any concerns I may have, and to discuss her recommendations for my care.
100

03/16/2016
Dr. Mitchell is a wonderful doctor. It is clear that she knows us, is familiar with our medical history, has consulted our charts before appointments, and listens carefully to our concerns. We are very glad to have our medical care in her capable hands.
100

03/09/2016
I always refer Dr. Mitchell.
50

03/08/2016
I felt like my doctor had a preconceived idea about what was going on with my health but she did not ask about details or information from me. I felt like she quickly determined that medication was the right plan without considering what else might be going on or what other plans might be.
 

02/25/2016
[...] I was very disappointed. I hope she doesn't treat all patient with disrespect & insensitivity as she did me. I will never see her again @ that clinic!
100

02/08/2016
I have great admiration for Dr. Mitchell's experience, knowledge and her caring and thoughtful approach. Excellent doctor.
100

02/08/2016
Dr. Mitchell is wonderful. I'm very happy with her care related to my medical needs.
100

01/20/2016
Dr. Mitchell has gone above and beyond in her attentiveness to my care, including valued and quick responses to MyChart emails, working bilingually when necessary, and providing long distance healthcare advice when I was unable to make it into the office.
100

01/03/2016
I always leave my appointment knowing everything I need to know and never questioning anything, I think that is very important. Dr. Mitchell always listens, explains, recommends just the way a doctor should.
100

12/22/2015
Previous provider left practice so this was my first appointment;very pleased.
100

12/22/2015
Dr. Mitchell is always very interested in what you have to say and helpful in trying to solve problems.
90

12/22/2015
We got off to a slightly rocky start, due in part to my chronic medical issues. Once Dr. Mitchel had the opportunity to see me on a good day, rather than consistently on days that were difficult for me; she immediately understood where I was coming from. Now, I feel she is a great fit as my primary care, who assists me in coordinating appointments with specialist for my chronic illness.
40

12/20/2015
[...] She's lovely to talk to in general, but it feels like she doesn't take this seriously and I need to find a new doctor.
100

12/13/2015
My care is always great. I've been with cascade for 8 years.
100

12/08/2015
Dr. Mitchell is great. I feel very comfortable with her and she listens well and gives good advice and recommendations.
100

11/24/2015
Always a pleasure
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11/09/2015
This was my first visit to establish care w/ Dr. Mitchell, she was amazing. I also enjoyed her Medical Assistant. They were extremely timely, made me feel cared about, good listeners & eye contact. [...]
100

11/03/2015
Dr. Mitchell is an amazing provider and an asset to the Providence family. I think the chronic change over in the front office staff makes countinuity of care a slight issue. Otherwise, I would never consider going to see any other Doctor!
100

10/28/2015
I love Dr. Mitchell. She really listens and I always feel better after I leave her office!
100

09/29/2015
i have never had a bad experience they are all very nice and they easy your way with in the office
100

09/27/2015
Dr. Mitchell is easy to relate to and always takes the time to hear what I have to say and consider my opinion. I appreciate how much time she takes with her patients.
100

09/20/2015
My provider was excellent. I was very impressed with her knowledge and expertise. She was very good at explaining what was going on, what to expect, addressing my concerns and putting me at ease. She was also very good about getting back to me quickly with results, calling me and getting results on "My Chart" promptly. I was 100% impressed and happy with my care from Dr Mitchell and would recommend her to others.
100

09/18/2015
Always good.
90

09/13/2015
I've switched over to Dr. Mitchell so that she can be my OB as well as family provider. I actually switched my entire family over to see her. She's been wonderful and very knowledgeable which I greatly appreciate! It was definitely the right move for us to be under her care.