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
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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 (190 Ratings, 81 Comments)

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02/27/2017
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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02/15/2017
she is present to her patients and honors her patients knowledge of their own bodies
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02/06/2017
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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01/27/2017
[...] 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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01/26/2017
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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01/10/2017
I am so fortunate to have Valarie as a primary care doctor.
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12/20/2016
Dr. Wolfe was very nice,professional and took time to listen and ask questions. Very pleased with my visit
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12/13/2016
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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12/11/2016
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.
90

12/06/2016
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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11/25/2016
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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11/22/2016
Dr. Wolfe is awesome!!!!!!!
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11/20/2016
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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11/15/2016
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. [...]
70

11/13/2016
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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11/08/2016
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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11/02/2016
just that the receptionist takes a while to greet me. they are usually talking about personal stuff. I felt invisible
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10/24/2016
Valerie Wolfe is terrific and I wouldn't see anyone else.
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10/19/2016
Visits have always been a good experience.
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10/18/2016
excellent. Enjoyable and professional provider.
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10/16/2016
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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10/02/2016
Love Dr. Wolfel.
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10/02/2016
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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09/20/2016
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.