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, 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, 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
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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.

4.7 out of 5 (127 Ratings, 54 Comments)

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07/28/2017
Symptoms similar to arthritis/tendonitis not treated acupuncturist was able to treat & eliminate problem - Not really commented on by provider. Wished provider had suggested acupuncture instead of leaving me on my own.
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07/24/2017
if I were to change jobs, I'd make sure Valerie was on the preferred provider list before accepting the position.
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07/10/2017
Valerie Wolfe is a perfect doctor for me. My adult daughter also uses her.
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06/06/2017
Dr. Wolfe is very excellent very understanding and concerned about my needs as to why I came to office. I can't say enough, super dr.!!!
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06/01/2017
Dr. Wolfe is excellent. She is respectful, compassionate, knowledgeable and efficient.
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05/31/2017
had to call in to discover location and lack of appointment for follow up tests
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05/31/2017
Dr. Wolfe is excellent-I never feel rushed and always feel respected.
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05/31/2017
My experiences with Dr. Wolfe have all been positive
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05/24/2017
knowledgeable, compassionate and friendly
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05/24/2017
my doc is a great doc. I feel well taken care of by the whole team, from receptionists to [...] (Dr. Wolfe's assistant) to the Doc. it's a great relief to have a doctor that actually listens.
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05/03/2017
Dr. Wolfe is wonderful!
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04/27/2017
Dr. Wolfe always provides the best care and is personable and emphatic.
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04/19/2017
Dr. Wolf is caring and competent.
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04/19/2017
Dr. Wolfe and the enter staff is always amazing. I love the entire team and get wonderful care there.
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04/12/2017
always feel valued and listened to. both Dr and RN respectful of my time, issues and concerns.
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04/05/2017
provider was very thorough and nice to me. I was able to see her by calling the same day.
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04/04/2017
Valerie Wolfe is the best doctor I've ever had & staff is fantastic.
 

03/22/2017
Dr Wolfe is THE BEST!
 

03/22/2017
I had to follow up with office to have diagnostic imaging referral sent over. I realize computers had been down the day of my appointment and may have caused a delay.
 

03/05/2017
Always pleasant and experience.
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02/28/2017
Dr. Wolfe is always extremely kind, respectful, and knowledgeable. I never feel like she is in a hurry, and she has a great sense of humor. I have recommended friends to her and would not hesitate to in the future.
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02/16/2017
she is present to her patients and honors her patients knowledge of their own bodies
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02/07/2017
Dr. Wolfe followed up on an issue raised as a result of a flu related ER visit which was resolved satisfactorily and in a timely manner.
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01/28/2017
[...] I went in ONLY because of a lesion on my nose. The visit was turned into a referral session about things I was not complaining about and I was referred to specialists for things I was not complaining about. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED, when I read the visit summary, to see that the concern I had come in to be consulted on was listed last. I was told I might have skin cancer. There was no discussion whatsoever about how to financially get it taken care of. I am forced to buy health insurance, even though it is a struggle just to pay for the monthly premium. I cannot afford the cost of seeing a specialist, let alone paying for a biopsy. A day of two after my visit with Dr. Wolfe I RECEIVED a call from her office asking me to confirm that I would make the appointment scheduled three weeks out--which was odd in itself. I told the caller I am worried because I can't afford the cost of the necessary doctor visits just to find out IF I have cancer, let alone the cost of treatment. I was told to discuss it when I come in for the appointment three weeks hence. I didn't know what to say! I called back and left a message that I don't feel cared for--I had just been told I might have cancer and then told to wait three weeks to discuss what to do about it?! I received another call from Dr.Wolfe's office, and by this time I was very upset. No. I was (and still am) VERY SCARED!!! I don't believe it is unusual for people to become emotional and angry when they are scared. The man who called me back was not sympathetic AT ALL. In fact, he tried to make me feel guilty that he CHOSE to work late so that he could call me back. I've just been told I might have cancer, I have no way to pay for the medical expenses JUST TO FIND OUT, and I should not be upset?! No. I do not feel cared for!
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01/27/2017
Dr. Wolfe is very patient with me and gives excellent referrals to specialists. I appreciate that she really listens & we are A TEAM for my health care.
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01/11/2017
I am so fortunate to have Valarie as a primary care doctor.
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12/21/2016
Dr. Wolfe was very nice,professional and took time to listen and ask questions. Very pleased with my visit
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12/14/2016
Dr. Wolfe is wonderful. A+++ The receptionist staff is kind of surly and uncommunicative. No eye contact, mubbly voice. Hard to hear and unfriendly. You can do way better!
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12/12/2016
Dr Wolfe is amazing and I know I would be in much worse health if not for her. she is amazing. She is accommodating at the right time for the right reasons and you can be confident in her decisions.
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12/07/2016
I love Dr. Wolfe. She has been my doctor for nearly 15 years and all of my experiences with her have been very very good.
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11/26/2016
I love Dr Wolfe she has been my dr for almost 20 years. she is the best and knows all a out me....mentally, emotionally and physically. if she ever leaves I will follow her.
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11/23/2016
Dr. Wolfe is awesome!!!!!!!
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11/21/2016
Dr Wolfe has always listened to what I have to say and shows me respect. I couldn't find a better doctor.
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11/16/2016
Dr. Wolfe is an amazing Doctor! My job would very much like its workforce to switch to [...]. It makes it difficult and expensive to stay with the other insurance plan. I am willing to put up with the expense and hassle in order to keep her as my Doc. If she were to ever retire or move, I doubt I'd stay with Providence even though everyone else there is wonderful and I've received great care. Dr. Wolfe is what makes it worth it for me. [...]
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11/14/2016
I felt as if the my mental health problems are being used as an excuse not to give me adequate care.
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11/09/2016
I always get very good and speedy care here, I have recommended Dr Wolfe to a number of my friends and acquaintances.
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11/03/2016
just that the receptionist takes a while to greet me. they are usually talking about personal stuff. I felt invisible
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10/25/2016
Valerie Wolfe is terrific and I wouldn't see anyone else.
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10/20/2016
Visits have always been a good experience.
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10/19/2016
excellent. Enjoyable and professional provider.
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10/17/2016
Dr. Wolfe was very attentive and seemed to be well informed about my medical history. This was only my second appointment with her.
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10/03/2016
Love Dr. Wolfel.
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10/03/2016
Have always had good experiences with Dr. Wolfe. I feel comfortable when going for my yearly physical. Dr. Wolfe is very easy to talk to about any medical issues and she listens. Very pleased with Dr. Wolfe as my primary provider.
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09/21/2016
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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09/19/2016
She's awesome! She made transitioning from a provider I have had for 30+ years less painful for me.
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09/17/2016
I have seen Dr Wolfe for years and she is an excellent doctor.
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09/16/2016
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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09/09/2016
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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09/08/2016
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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08/30/2016
I love my doctor and have great respect for her. She is the best!
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08/25/2016
dr. Wolfe is extremely kind, sensitive, and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her to anyone
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08/13/2016
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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08/12/2016
The ability to communicate by email is a great advantage.
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08/12/2016
[...] My provider is great and I like her current assistant [...] very much. She is warm and friendly and calls me by name.