Biography & Education

Biography

Erin Allen, M.D., appreciates the long-term relationships she establishes with her patients. “I learn something from my patients every day, whether it’s a new recipe, a local event or how to be a better physician,” she says. She describes her philosophy of care as being a team approach, noting, “The patient needs to feel comfortable and understand the diagnosis and how we’ll fix it together.”

Dr. Allen is a board-certified dermatologist who earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency and her fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Saint Louis University in Missouri, the fellowship accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery.

Away from the office, Dr Allen enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking, and exploring the Oregon outdoors with her husband and two children.

Areas of expertise

Skin cancer, melanoma, Mohs surgery and reconstruction, scar revision, dermabrasion

Education
Dr. Allen is a board-certified dermatologist who earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency and her fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Saint Louis University in Missouri, the fellowship accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5330 NE Glisan St.
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-9330

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Dermatology
Conditions Treated

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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (231 Ratings, 79 Comments)

 

10/26/2017
I had to wait three months from date of diagnosis to surgery date. This is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated again. Services of another surgeon will be sought.
 

10/11/2017
In the hour and a half I was in this procedure, Dr. Allen saw me three different time for a TOTAL of no more then 12 minutes. The bulk of the procedure was done by technicians and a PA. The staff and PA were excellent and very caring but Dr. Allen zipped in and out and barely said anything to me during the procedure and when asked a question seemed to basically disregard what I was asking. In the hour and a half I was in the room for the procedure, I spent most of it (50 minutes) waiting for a lab test to be preformed (something I was told about and anticipated). What I did not anticipate was the coldness and brevity of Dr. Allen in her patient care and basically leaving the procedure for others to do. [...]
 

10/09/2017
very professional, courteous, efficient
 

10/09/2017
this is a very organized and caring office the people working there care about the patients. I would recommend her highly.
 

10/09/2017
I greatly appreciate that though I arrived an hour early for my procedure the provider was able to work me into their schedule without any delay.
 

10/05/2017
Precise explanations
 

10/04/2017
I really liked Dr Allen. If she could have spent a little bit longer in the room I would have liked that. She was pretty quick in and out but did a great job on the procedure.
100

09/28/2017
Excellent physician who reflects skill and competency in her specialty.
100

09/20/2017
Excellent Service
100

09/18/2017
In addition to great care given by the "provider" - her medical assistants (and I had three during my time in the office) were exceptionally skilled and very kind.
100

09/06/2017
I don't like the amount of time that goes by before I can obtain an appointment with a specialist such as this one, and others. It's easy to get a referral, and very hard, generally, to get an appointment that I feel comfortable with, in the waiting department.
100

09/06/2017
She is the best Derm Dr !! she made me feel safe and really listened to me.
100

09/05/2017
All good - No bad experiences.
100

09/04/2017
I saw Dr. Allen for MOHS removal of basal cell carcinoma on two areas on my face. Both were close to upper lip area, and nostril area. Dr. Allen and her team were wonderful to me, easing my anxiety, and performing the surgery with excellent care. It was much easier than I had anticipated.
100

09/04/2017
extremely prompt service.everything went exactly as I was told that it would.
100

08/31/2017
Saw Dr. for skin surgery. People were great!
90

08/30/2017
In some ways doctor came across as rushed and while I know they have access to EMR, didn't ask about anything other than melanoma. Her staff did all the info. gathering prior to her coming into exam room. She was the specialist I was referred to.
100

08/30/2017
Had to wait 2 months to see Dr. Allen.
100

08/30/2017
Excellent care & very helpful
100

08/30/2017
Dr. Erin Allen is excellent at what she does. I had a basil cell cancer on my scalp and it took me 6 weeks to fine a providence provider that could bill my secondary insurance. Actually, my dermatologist Dr [...] found her. when the earliest appointment with Dr Allen was late November, Dr. [...] called and I had an appointment within two days with Dr Allen.
90

08/29/2017
I was very happy with Dr. Allen but I had to wait over 2 mos to see her after the referral from my dermatologist. This was a difficult 2 months as I had a healing place on my face where the dermatologist had taken a biopsy and removed the tumor above and slightly below the surface. I knew it was a carcinoma and I had to wait over 2 mos for the MOHR surgery. I am pleased with the result 12 days post MOHR surgery but I had 2 mos of healing between biopsy and surgery, 11 days after MOHR and probably 3 more months. Providence needs another MOHR surgeon, hopefully as good as Dr. Allen.
90

08/25/2017
I am confident that she knows what she is doing.
90

08/23/2017
I am very grateful they were able to fit me into their schedule.
100

08/23/2017
Erin Allen's Office and her as well as her staff of nurses and care providers were all excellent. I am deaf without my hearing aid and it had to be off after we got started with the preparations for Ear pena Cancer MOHS surgery. It needed waiting periods for the lab testing between parts removal and this had to be done I think three times. No complaints here as I knew it would take lots of time. It was explained to me each time they did something. I also was check on when I was waiting. All went well and I was told all the cancer was off. I thought I was asked if I wanted a followup with the doctor in two weeks and I said yes I did. No appointment has been scheduled. They now say I do not need a followup. This is probably right as I think it is healing up well. The surgi stitches though need to be off in another week or so but the nurses that comes here, Nurse [...] say that they want to just let them fall off as they will. I do not like this idea because the nurses her at St Anthony's do not come most of the time when they should.
100

08/09/2017
This practice was organized and well run
80

08/08/2017
Unsatisfied that Providence only has ONE Mohs surgeon in the area! Living on the West side of the Metro area, this is very inconvenient, and the wait time for an appt for a cancer removal surgery was ridiculously long. Not Dr Allen's fault.
100

08/04/2017
[...], the nurse, was especially good in explaining everything and performing all the support tasks. Dr. Allen did the Mohs surgery very well and was also attentive to my preferences and made sure they were followed.
80

08/01/2017
She's a specialist with good team, and is very competent in her field, glad to be able to avail myself of her services if I need them, which I just as soon I did not...but such is life.
100

07/30/2017
I was very happy with the care I received from Dr. Allen and her staff.
100

07/28/2017
Other than the back up time to be seen they are wonderful!
90

07/27/2017
very skilled and no nonsense provider. assistant was the main provider of excellent information and a genuinely accessible professional. surgical work was masterful and there will only be a minimal scar on my eyelid. great work
100

07/19/2017
Excellent
100

06/28/2017
The communication by all staff members was clear and thorough
100

06/28/2017
Dr. Allen and her staff are very professional and knowledgeable and friendly.
100

06/15/2017
Could not have been any better..Dr Allen was excellent
90

06/07/2017
she is so busy it was hard to reschedule my appointment after she had to cancel my first appointment
100

06/05/2017
This experience was fantastic. From the moment I walked in the door I felt taken care of by people who were extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly. It made the whole process so easy and my nervousness went away very quickly because I felt everyone wanted me to have the best experience.
100

06/05/2017
Everyone is always very friendly. Pleasant atmosphere. Procedures are handled quickly and efficiently
100

05/31/2017
Provider was very professional & excellent in her profession
100

05/30/2017
comforting and knowledgeable office staff.
80

05/17/2017
Doctors always seem to be in a big hurry--rushing from patient to patient
100

05/11/2017
Dr. Allen is very caring and attentive to her patients.
80

05/11/2017
Quality of treatment was excellent. But physician was unwilling to talk about alternative treatments that I mentioned.
100

05/03/2017
She is simply excellent.
100

05/03/2017
I have always felt as though they really personally cared about my wellbeing. Its a good feeling.
90

05/03/2017
was told what to expect at all times
100

05/01/2017
Dr. Allen and her team are EXCEPTIONAL. Each is engaging, highly informative, efficient, thorough and extremely competent. The MOHS treatment protocols are awesome!
100

04/30/2017
very timely in care, concerned about keeping you comfortable. very nice and friendly attitudes.
90

04/28/2017
Dr. Allen nurse first promised me my biopsy results the very next day after the surgery. Then he changed his mind and said it would be 5 days (Monday [...]). It is now Friday [...] and I have yet to receive the results of my skin cancer biopsy. By the time their office opens next week, it will be 13 days from the surgery date -- far too long with no explanation or results. Disappointed.
100

04/19/2017
very professional, on time , excellent staff
100

04/12/2017
Dr Erin Allen provided Mohs surgery to remove a nasal carcinoma from my nose. She has provided this same service on two previous occasions over the past few years. Dr Allen and her team are top notch.
100

04/03/2017
everything went smoothly and as expected.
90

03/30/2017
This was a one-time event (surgical removal of a cancer) on my face. Dr. Allan did an excellent job. There is hardly any indication of a scar.
100

03/29/2017
My care provider was wonderful, as was her staff. They took excellent care of me on the day of surgery and the provider made sure that I had a way to contact her if there were any problems.
100

03/29/2017
excellent surgeon.
100

03/22/2017
Long time to get appointment
90

03/22/2017
I have 2 complaints: I was not informed on how much my procedure would cost out of pocket and still do not know and it took over 3 months to get into the schedule to have my procedure done. This is unacceptable time line. [...]
100

03/15/2017
dr Allen and her staff were wonderful.the only complaint is waiting 4 months to get in to see her.
100

02/28/2017
Very organized, professional & inspired confidence.
100

02/28/2017
The surgeon was efficient and accomplished at her task. The result is very good.
100

02/28/2017
Great attitude by all of the staff. Great explanation of process and results.
90

02/15/2017
Scheduling a date surgery was a challenge in the beginning due to a couple of clerical errors on which day and time my particular surgery should be on so their were a couple of cancellations by the office and I finally got a proper date and time for my surgery.
100

02/13/2017
first class service
100

02/08/2017
Excellent service during the procedure. Everyone was pleasant and knowledgeable. They made sure I was comfortable and knew what would happen next. I received a follow up phone call the next day which was very thoughful.
100

01/27/2017
Dr. Allen was obviously experienced and qualified for the surgical work ([...] procedure)- she was on target!
100

01/10/2017
1) I had practically no pain even after the local anesthetic was supposed to wear off. 2) They were able to test the cells right after removing the section with skin cancer and determine whether more needed to be removed. A little more on one side needed to removed and they were able to then analyze that and confirm they had gotten it all. 3) After hearing that some people drove many hours to have this surgery I was glad I only had to drive 30 minutes.
100

01/10/2017
I felt I was in very good hands. Being of their experience level. Never worried about anything.
100

01/05/2017
I am 80 years old and I have NEVER experienced such efficient & thorough care in my life. To be able to get in and out of mohs surgery so quickly with complete understanding of the procedure and treated with such expert treatment with such complete explanations as to what transpired was beyond my wildest expectations. I have talked to many others who have experienced the same surgery and have been so unhappy with the lack of efficiency and hours spent that this extreme efficiency was not expected by me. But it became obvious of the time over the years that was taken to create such a streamlined system. I am so grateful that I was lucky enough to have my first mohs surgery performed by Dr.Erin Allen and her team. THANK YOU
 

01/02/2017
This provider (specialist) has too long a back up and wait for skin cancer removal.
100

12/19/2016
exellent
100

12/14/2016
A good experience overall. Prompt follow up. No problems.
100

12/14/2016
I did not need a referral from Dr. Allen but it took over a week to get a referral to Dr Allen from another provider. Apparently the system was "backed up" when I called to find out the status of a referral.
90

11/23/2016
I feel that the answers are not very dood
100

11/21/2016
Everything went smoothly, all questions answered, healing well.
90

11/21/2016
very effecient and organized team
90

11/21/2016
I had 3 biopsies before I was able to see the specialist. And then had to wait 2.5 months for the 1st available appointment.
100

11/09/2016
Very good. Referred to this specialist. Extremely satisfied with the service. No bad experiences at all. Excelent staff.
90

11/07/2016
8 week wait to have skin cancer removed seems excessive.
 

10/24/2016
I found them trustworthy.