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.

4.7 out of 5 (143 Ratings, 46 Comments)

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.
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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.
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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. [...]
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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100

04/06/2015
I have faith that Dr. Wolfe has my best interest and health in mind. I trust her with my health as well as my son's health. I appreciate the fact that she is aware of new research. it has helped in my particular situation.
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20

04/05/2015
I don't understand how Dr. Wolfe missed the fact that I had pneumonia. I spent another week miserably sick with fever, no appetite and a cough that wouldn't allow me to sleep. I lost another 3 lbs during that week. I finally went to an immediate care clinic where the doctor immediately suspected pneumonia, took a chest x-ray to confirm and gave me a prescription for antibiotics which made me begin to feel better within a few hours. Even my neighbor who is an RN knew from my symptoms that I probably had pneumonia. I'm really disappointed with the care I received.
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90

03/26/2015
I've been happy with my care from Valerie, she's professional, very positive and personable. She's attentive and gives me plenty of time to ask questions or share information that may be important for her to know about me. She's not hesitant to refer me to specialists and I've felt she's supportive of me in pursuing non-traditional treatment (MT, PT, naturopath). She has been proactive in ordering labs, evaluations, procedures, etc. when I've had unusual symptoms.
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100

03/24/2015
I love Dr. Wolfe. I've recommended her to several different people because of the amazing care she provides. She listens to my problems and requests and does everything she can to solve them.
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100

03/22/2015
I make my appointments online and also use for questions. Really like that service.
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100

03/20/2015
I love making appointments online
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100

03/09/2015
Dr. Wolfe is AMAZING!
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100

02/25/2015
Best Health Care I've ever received is from Dr Wolfe!!!!!!
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100

02/15/2015
I have been a patient of Dr. Wolf for approximately 15+ years now, this was on the recommendation of my sister who has also been a long time patient of Dr. Wolf. Each experience weather its a planned visit or not have always been pleasant where care is concerned. Dr. Wolf also provided care to my children who now as adults continue to see her.
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100

02/03/2015
Dr. Wolfe is a great doctor, and I have told friends to go to her. Everyone at Providence is always so nice and very helpful.
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100

01/29/2015
Dr Wolfe is fantastic! I don't know what I would do if I didn't have her!
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100

01/28/2015
I appreciate the use of mychart to get results of tests to me quickly, and also to ask questions and have them answered promptly.
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70

01/25/2015
she talked me out of the specialty care I think I need. We are going another direction and I am willing to see if it helps.
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100

01/14/2015
Dr. Wolfe is clearly aware of my ongoing health issues including care provided by other professionals she has referred me to which, I feel, allows the best possible health care.
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90

01/12/2015
I wish I knew when she left the room that she wasn't coming back. I should remember that, but often forget. I mean it's hard to get in your one or two, maybe three questions before she leaves the room and the med tech. had no answers. like for instance, a simple question, off original topic/reason, such as "do I need the second pneumonia shot?".Still don't know.
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