Portland >Beauty > Portland Dermatology Clinic
1414 NW Northrup St Ste 600, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.531368 -122.685977
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Pearl
Portland Dermatology Clinic specializes in the health of your skin. Using the latest technology, our board-certified dermatologists & staff offer state-of-the-art procedures with attentive care to treat your dermatologic condition. We take our time & offer education to our patients about every procedure, so you know how your treatment works, whether it be to treat a skin cancer with Mohs Surgery or an excision, a rash on your face or you are having a cosmetic procedure. At Portland Dermatology Clinic, you'll meet with a doctor each time, not only for our great medical treatments, but for Botox, Juvaderm, Restylane or any dermal filler. Our skin care esthetician works along side the dermatologists to offer chemical peels, laser skin treatments & many more. Call Portland Dermatology Clinic at (971) 231-5898 for a consultation today!
I had an appointment with Dr. Alexander and it was the WORST experience EVER. He spent less than 6 minutes with me (the average appointment time is 15 minutes) He did not even listen to my concerns. I have family hisory of melanoma and plenty of sun exposures and tattoos, Im high risk and he didnt seem to care much about anything expcept getting out and onto the next patient. I also suffer from psoriasis, and when I asked him about it he simply said "that looks like psoriasis or eczema or something...." great answer doc. Never ever ever again, the other doctors there are amazing, I know plenty of people who go there and love it but steer clear of Dr. Alexander. SERIOUSLY.
Portland Dermatology Clinic / Dr. Alexander – Dr. Alexander at Portland Dermatology Clinic and his nurse told me I would have a tiny little scab on my face, and upon removing the bandage the next day, it was NOT a tiny little hole. I didn?t have a good feeling from the first time I met Dr. Alexander. His response to my question about scarring was, ?Well, would you rather have a scar on your face or cancer?? I guess I had the idea that there were other options besides just those two.
Now, eight days after I hand delivered the release to send the pathology to my new surgeon, they can?t seem to find my pathology report, even though they called me, told me I have cancer and wanted to schedule surgery? I wonder if I even have a basal cell carcinoma? My surgery at the new clinic was cancelled without that report.
I am appalled at the unprofessionalism of Portland Dermatology Clinic.
In response to your comments, I apologize that you had a negative experience with our practice and Dr. Alexander. I would like to provide assistance if you are still in need? Please either call or email me at your convenience. If you would email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Attention Kate in the subject line, I will respond to you as soon as possible.
Wow, the Doctors are always late. They made my wife feel like a peace of meat, and haven't helped her much at all, but what really makes it feel uncomfortable is that they have an administrator named Alicia that is very rude. She doesn't mean to be, but naturally comes off tart and acts as if you are a pain her her butt. Furthermore she talks to the other staff members like they are dysfunctional children. The whole waiting room overheard her and we all felt awkward and bad for her fellow employee. That stuff needs to stay behind closed doors. That woman needs to find work at Walmart.......
In response to your comments, I apologize you had such a negative experience with the practice. It is important to note that Alicia is in fact, not the Practice Administrator. The Practice Administrator is Kate Othus, me. I will speak to Alicia about her presentation and agree with you that such behavior should not occur especially in the eyes of the public but more importantly, it shouldn't occur at all. The behavior you describe goes against the practice's policy and mission.
About the care your wife received, that is a more difficult matter to speak about it in a public forum and I welcome you to contact me at your convenience to further discuss in a more confidentail manner. The physicians and I take these comments quite seriously and do what we can to learn from them in hopes to do better the next tiime around.
Please accept my apologies.
SAVE YOUR MONEY! My visit with Dr. Bremner was worthless. Perhaps med school was too boring and caused so much debt, that all doctors care about nowadays is their $$$.
She came into the room and when I asked questions about how my medication she recommended works, she said "it's complicated," therefore dismissing my question which was left unanswered. She also made claims inferring that the reason I'm visiting, acne, was not a "real" problem and that I would have to make another longer appointment to get more questions answered. Really??
Don't waste your time or money on this "professional help." I expected to leave comfortable and satisfied but was completely the opposite. I felt I wasted her precious time and that she was acting like she was paying me to come in.
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE – I have severe actinic keratosis (pre-cancer) on my lip. I waited for over an hour for Dr. Adler. When he finally came into the room, Dr. Adler spent approximately 30 seconds with me in my appointment. Not only did he dismiss me, he also gave made incorrect information about how to treat my lip. I have been in agony for the past week, and Dr. Adler completely dismissed my condition. Thank goodness I talked to another doctor. Dr. Adler should NOT be rated among the best doctors in Portland. He is awful.
Great Experience: Exceeded Expectations – As a health care provider myself, I am generally suspicious of these MD review sites, as often those who post negative comments have bigger issues that have nothing to do with their actual appointment. The docs cannot answer back negative criticisms because it would be a violation of patient privacy. But, that said, a good review should be shared!
I had my first visit today with Dr. Adler. The receptionists were friendly, ready to help me right away, and flexible when it turned out I didn't have my insurance card with me. No sooner did I sit down to complete my paperwork, and I was being called into the exam room.
The room was clean, the medical assistant was professional. Dr. Adler arrived within 5 minutes of me getting into the exam room.
He did a skin exam that was very thorough (more thorough than I've ever had before). He addressed my skin complaints and discouraged me jumping to expensive treatments like laser, etc until I had tried some more basic treatments that he felt would solve my problem without costing a fortune!
I was very impressed and will definitely go back.
Very unprofessional and unhelpful. – When I first arrived for my appointment, I was not greeted...the receptionist did not even look up. She was texting someone. When she did finally call me up the process was pretty easy, I registered as a new patient and waited to be called.
When I got into the exam room, the nurse asked me if I would like to have a full skin exam since I was a new patient--I agreed.
So, there I sat for about 20 minutes, naked, in an exam gown waiting for Dr. Resnick. When she finally arrived in the room, she asked why I was here to see her. I explained my problem and she looked me over very briefly and told me that it was nothing and that I just needed to moisturize. Okay???? As for the skin exam, she looked on my arms, which were mentioned in my problem areas and my legs, she mentioned some mild acne on my face and that was it. There was no exam.
She gave me some over the counter samples and sent me on my way. She seemed very rushed and was very dismissive. This appointment was total waste of my time. I saw my primary care dr. and they ACTUALLY treated me....imagine that. I thought going to a specialist was the right thing to do....maybe it is....just not here.
If I could give this place and that dr., no stars, I would.
Flexible Appointments!!! – I have had patient visits with both Dr. Alexander and Dr. Bremner; the patient care was extremely professional and efficient. I thought that I kept having a bad allergic reaction to something I was eating; but it turned out to be Psoriasis. I've been inaccurately diagnosed for the last year. Both proved to listen to my problem and ask a lot of questions to make sure they understood the details. If it wasn't for their high standards of patient care, I'd probably still be battling my skin problem. Thank you! Note- the staff were extremely friendly and helpful; I didn't feel rushed or ignored one bit.
Always helped me out! – I have very sensitive skin. I have seen 3 of the doctors at this practice and they have all been very helpful. They were able to immediately identify pityoriasis rosea and cure various other small skin issues. One of the best testaments I know of to their skill lies in the experience my mother had there. She had a pre-cancerous spot "removed" by Patricia Norris (another dermatologist in town). As it turns out, Patricia did not remove it all. She went to get a second opinion at Portland Dermatology and they removed the rest of it as well as scheduled multiple checkups to make sure it was all gone. These folks are more than proficient and I could possibly owe the health of my beloved mother to them. Love this place!
Dermatologists with experience – Portland Dermatology Clinic gets a gold star in my book and I have spent many hours in reception areas waiting to receive medical care. The staff was friendly, took time to make sure I understood the care I would be receiving. The physician I saw was friendly, warm and offered alternatives to better care for my chronic skin condition. I would highly recommend!
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