Biography & Education

Biography

Valerie Wolfe, M.D., became a family physician so that she could work with people of all ages and backgrounds. “I enjoy being the primary care provider for the whole family, from the mother to her toddler to her elderly grandfather,” she says. She takes a special interest in women’s health.

Dr. Wolfe holds a degree in medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, and is board certified in family medicine.

When she’s not working, Dr. Wolfe enjoys spending time outside. Running, snowboarding, kayaking, backpacking and gardening are among her favorite activities.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine, women's health

Education
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Care Locations

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

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Conditions Treated
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, 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 and other allergic reactions, 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

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.

4.8 out of 5 (147 Ratings, 51 Comments)

100

02/23/2016
Dr. Wolfe is friendly, professional, and thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/21/2016
she always listens to me. I always have a list.
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100

02/16/2016
Valerie Wolfe is an amazing doctor. I have seen her for 17 years, my husband sees her and she cares for our kids.
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100

02/03/2016
This provider is a good listener, and care for her patients.
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100

02/02/2016
Dr. Wolfe is the best kind of family doc. She is an advocate for my good health. I always get great care from her and she doesn't hesitate to send me to a specialist if the problem or concern warrants it. I never have to ask for that.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2016
Valerie Wolfe is caring and attentive. She always makes you feel as though your health is as important to her as it is to you. I consider her a partner in maintaining my health. She has never been judgmental, dismissive, or distracted. She is an excellent doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/26/2016
Dr. Wolfe is consistently interested in my health and well-being. She often recommends alternative treatments and is supportive in my decisions. She's a wonderful care provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/26/2016
Dr Wolfe and the staff I have come in contact with have always been friendly, respectful and extremely helpful.
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100

01/24/2016
Provider is very knowledgeable and provides excellent care by treating the whole person.
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100

01/19/2016
First class competent professional
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01/17/2016
ALWAYS feel understood, and cared for By Dr Wolf
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100

01/12/2016
I am new to the area and have had the same doctor for nearly 30 years. Dr. Wolfe was recommended to me by my previous provider and she was an excellent choice for me.
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100

01/08/2016
Dr Wolfe is the best Dr I have ever had. She is very personable and easy to talk to and explains things well .
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100

12/31/2015
Dr Wolfe never makes me feel rushed and always takes time to listen
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12/29/2015
everyone very helpful and considerate
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100

12/21/2015
My care needs were met with competence and confidence. Dr. Wolfe is an outstanding Doctor who really cares about your health needs. She listen intently and seems to have her pulse on every situation. She greets you with a smile and puts you at ease. I enjoy her frank manner.
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100

12/15/2015
Last spring I had a health scare. [...] Dr. Wolfe went out of her way to call me at 8:30pm to explain things. She had obviously done everything she could to obtain the needed information, and her kindness, sensitivity and understanding made a huge difference in my life at that time. I am very grateful to have her as my PCP!
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100

12/13/2015
Dr. Wolfe's medical assistant is very friendly and warm and seems to remember me. Her smile and warmth do make a difference for the entire experience. Her name escapes me at this moment, but I feel the best with her of any that I have encountered in the office.
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100

12/09/2015
Val is amazing. In spite of moving to WA 15 years ago, I continue to drive to Prov Portland to see her [...]. She always has a smile and if I come in crabby, I leave laughing. Her staff is great and always helpful and make me feel important. I don't know what I would do without her!
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100

12/09/2015
I appreciate Dr Wolfe and her kind heart in handling my health needs. I know I'm not always an easy patient and appreciate the fact that Dr Wolfe consults with my specialists if necessary instead of playing guessing games with my health. She is definitely a keeper!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/25/2015
Sometimes I feel as if I am wasting the doctor's time. Dr. Wolfe is very patient with my difficulty in expressing my symptoms.
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100

11/22/2015
It is take too long to see specialist
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100

11/17/2015
I have been with Dr. Wolfe for 18 years, she is fantastic. She delivered my child 15 years ago and has also been my child's dr. Always friendly, engaged, concerned, ask appropriate questions, and is good with follow up. I have recommend Dr Wolfe to numerous friends and family.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/03/2015
I would recommend to other people [...]
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100

11/03/2015
I just want to say how nice it is to be able to email Dr. Wolfe instead of calling her office when I have questions.
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70

11/01/2015
I have been happy with this provider for many years until this recent appointment. For the first time my provider has made me realize how this office has changed for the worse. I was insulted and left in pain. I never received a call back with results from tests I received. I had to call and ask what the test status was 3 days later.
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10/24/2015
Easy to get appt, felt like dr took time to answer questions
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80

10/20/2015
Provider is excellent for health problems that can be fixed with a prescription. Less helpful for other health problems that require exercise, physical therapy, massage, diet, or behavior changes.
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90

10/11/2015
She is excellent listener and was well prepared with my case information.
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100

10/11/2015
Everyone with whom I interacted was attentive, kind, and respectful. The office seems well-run and friendly.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/06/2015
I love Dr. Wolfe. She has always been a great provider and resource for my healthcare needs.
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100

10/03/2015
love dr Wolfe. she is empathetic, kind, knowledgable and professional. she never makes me feel like she needs to be somewhere else.
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100

10/03/2015
Good listener, compassionate, best doctor I have ever had and I'm 66 years old. I want her taking care of me as I age.
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100

09/13/2015
DR Wolfe is always great
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100

09/11/2015
Dr. Wolfe and I have very good communication. I completely trust that she will give me the right advice and information to meet my medical needs. She has a good understanding of that I value natural and organic methods of staying healthy.
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100

08/23/2015
two of my friends have wanted to be a patient of Dr. Wolfe. [...] Dr Wolfe is treating myself and two other members of the immediate family AND was a perfect partner with my sister [...]. YAHOO for having her in our lives. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/23/2015
I travel 45 minutes to see my doctor because I value her
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100

08/18/2015
I am very pleased with Dr. Wolfe
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/09/2015
Dr. Wolfe is very supportive and listens carefully.
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90

08/05/2015
Listens well, easy to work with.
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100

08/04/2015
I have been with Dr Wolfe for many many years and I absolutely just love her. she is very caring and respectful and knows me and all my medical needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/09/2015
I would highly recommend Dr. Valerie Wolfe. She has been my Doctor for approximately fifteen years. I would not necessarily recommend this practice due to poor experiences with her associates in her absence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/02/2015
Dr. Wolfe has always been very attentive to what I've said and thorough in her exam and explanations.
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100

06/16/2015
very attentive and thorough
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80

06/13/2015
I have been seeing Dr.Wolfe for 17 years. she has always addressed my needs. I know she truly cares about me as a patient.
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100

06/10/2015
seemed concerned empathetic to personal issues and compassionate
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100

06/04/2015
My care, throughout the process (booking appointments, reception, nurses and physician), has always been exemplary. Dr. Wolfe is a wonderful provider who always takes my needs and questions very seriously.
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100

05/21/2015
Dr Wolfe is always willing to spend as much time as I need to discuss any issues I am having. She is very caring and considerate.
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100

05/20/2015
changed insurances a few times since I've been with Dr. Wolfe transition has always been seamless.
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100

05/19/2015
I love Dr Wolfe.
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100

04/28/2015
she is awesome!!
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