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
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

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

Publications

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.

4.7 out of 5 (181 Ratings, 74 Comments)

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09/20/2016
Dr. Wolfe always addresses any health questions that I may have. She hasn't hesitated to refer me to Specialist when I needed it.
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09/18/2016
She's awesome! She made transitioning from a provider I have had for 30+ years less painful for me.
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09/16/2016
I have seen Dr Wolfe for years and she is an excellent doctor.
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09/15/2016
Dr. Wolfe is always pleasant and interested in how I've been, any questions I might have and willing to talk about a health issue when I have one, which is rarely!
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09/08/2016
renewal of prescription for medications is poor. i usevtwo places, one local for generics and one through insurance. they mix these up and cost me money. generics are 5 dollars while insurance ones are 20.
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09/07/2016
I work for another healthcare organization, and I'm always impressed with the efficiency of this practice. I can't remember ever having to wait more than a few minutes. The staff are friendly and professional. When I leave MyChart messages, I get a quick response, often from the provider herself. Dr. Wolfe is very caring and I never feel rushed. Niw that my kids are teens, I've shifted them to Dr. Wolfe too. I couldn't be more pleased with the care I receive.
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08/29/2016
I love my doctor and have great respect for her. She is the best!
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08/24/2016
dr. Wolfe is extremely kind, sensitive, and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone
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08/12/2016
I haven't had bad experiences with Dr Wolfe. She has always worked with me and my specialists as a team and does whatever is needed to insure my wellbeing
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08/11/2016
The ability to communicate by email is a great advantage.
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08/11/2016
[...] My provider is great and I like her current assistant [...] very much. She is warm and friendly and calls me by name.
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08/07/2016
She listened to me.
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08/07/2016
Dr. Wolfe is amazing! She communicates well!
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08/02/2016
BEST doctor I ever had.
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07/31/2016
Dr. Wolfe is a very good provider who listens to my health concerns really well.
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07/27/2016
Dr Wolfe is awesome. she cares, listens, reviews my history before meeting with me, and responds to my online inquiries quickly.
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07/26/2016
She treated me like we could be friends and she is concerned about my health making sure I am okay.
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07/17/2016
I have been a patient of Dr Wolfe's for the past w20 years and I absolutely love her she always takes the time I need with me she is compassionate and caring doesn't talk down to me and I really don't know what I would do without her.
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07/05/2016
all very good
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06/30/2016
condescending and patronizing. would not recommend or go back. very quick to offer anti-anxiety and anti-depression medications. [...]
90

06/19/2016
I've had my PCP for so many years and stayed with her due to the fact that she would always address my health issues, take her time with each appt, address my needs, and work with me towards my health goals. Very quickly I built that trust and we have a great provider-patient relationship. I have so much respect towards Valerie Wolfe, MD and I would recommened her to all.
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06/19/2016
I believe Dr. Wolfe is one of the very best Primary doctors at Providence-CFM. She is very knowledgeable, approachable and kind!
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06/14/2016
Dr. Wolfe is a good doctor.
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06/14/2016
Valerie Wolfe is a goddess! she acts like she has nothing to do today but take care of me! she inspires me to try harder to be a healthy person
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06/12/2016
Dr Wolfe is always very attentive and caring.
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06/12/2016
I'm very happy to have found Dr. Wolfe!
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06/05/2016
The first visit i felt rushed. the second visit the doc took her time. I think it was due to the time constraints on the first visit for the doc. I made the appt a month in advance. I wish I was able to have my annual exam done on the first visit instead of just a consultation and blood test. It would have been better to have as much done during the same visit. The referred to my visit as getting established with the doc but i would have rather done that plus the annual physical.
 

06/03/2016
Dr. Valerie Wolfe is an outstanding physician; best I have ever had! Excellent!!
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05/25/2016
I am new to Dr Wolfe and am very impressed. She treats me with respect and does not make me feel like I'm crazy for seeking help. That is the main reason I changed to her and really appreciate her approach. she listens well, takes in my concerns, then guides me with her professional wisdom. I appreciated that she had researched the information regarding travel vaccinations prior to my appointment and was ready when I arrived. Thank you So much for the positive experience both times I've seen you.
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05/24/2016
Dr Wolfe is an excellent doctor. She has been my doctor for 18 years and is always caring and attentive.
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05/22/2016
dr Wolfe is fantastic and I regularly recommend her to others looking for a primary care physician. [...]
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05/11/2016
Feel Well cared for by THIS care Team!!!! Dr Wolfe takes time to understand OUR needs, and cares for our Wellbeing! Thank you Dr Wolfe!!!!!
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05/10/2016
This was my first encounter with Dr. Wolfe for a check-up and I was pleased. Will see how it goes from here!
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05/02/2016
Dr Wolf listens so well.
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05/01/2016
All good.
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05/01/2016
Love my doctor!
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04/24/2016
Dr. Wolfe was very understanding . I felt she really listened to my concerns. I am so glad that she is my doctor.
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04/24/2016
I saw Dr Wolfe when my regular primary care doctor was out [...]. I was delighted to meet her as she was quite helpful, friendly, easy to talk to, and a good listener.
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04/24/2016
Valerie has always been attentive, caring and positive. The fact that she consistently seems physically and emotionally healthy is inspiring and increases her credibility.
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04/19/2016
I'm a new patient. received good service through providence system. thank you
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04/13/2016
Dr Wolfe is a very good dr. she always treat me with respect and try to address my symptoms through testes and other source as the soonest I am very appropriate Dr Wolfe and Providence staff so much thank you
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04/12/2016
[...] I like my provider Dr. Wolfe very much, she is responsive, succinct and clear, warm and engaging. I also appreciate her current assistant, [...]. I would recommend that the front office staff smile when greeting patients. They are courteous, but dour.
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04/07/2016
Dr. Wolfe is always respectful, listens carefully, and follows up w/me. It is a pleasure to have her for my PCP.
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04/05/2016
I always appreciate the listening care given by Valerie and her staff.
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03/29/2016
I have been seeing Dr. Wolfe for many years and she is an excellent doctor, who listens and responds to my ideas and concerns.
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03/27/2016
Outstanding care---respectful attention.
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03/22/2016
Dr Wolfe is always attentive and gives me quality time at my visits and welcomes my opinions.
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03/13/2016
Over the years I have recommended Dr Wolfe to friends and family. Several are going to Cascade Medical Center. I love Dr Wolfe. She's very understanding, listens very well and is funny, too!
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03/06/2016
I always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Wolfe because she always knows how to properly address any and all problems that I maybe having with my health. She also is a very pleasant doctor who makes me feel comfortable in her office.
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02/23/2016
Dr. Wolfe is friendly, professional, and thorough.
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02/21/2016
she always listens to me. I always have a list.
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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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02/03/2016
This provider is a good listener, and care for her patients.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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01/24/2016
Provider is very knowledgeable and provides excellent care by treating the whole person.
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01/19/2016
First class competent professional
 

01/17/2016
ALWAYS feel understood, and cared for By Dr Wolf
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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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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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12/31/2015
Dr Wolfe never makes me feel rushed and always takes time to listen
 

12/29/2015
everyone very helpful and considerate
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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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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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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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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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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!
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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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11/22/2015
It is take too long to see specialist
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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.
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11/03/2015
I would recommend to other people [...]
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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.