Kathryn A. Dean, MD Providence Medical Group

Primary Care Physician
Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
There are many important factors that contribute to a person's overall health,including individual life circumstances, prevention, and available evidence-based treatments. I believe in workingtogether with patients to examine these factors and determine a path to better health. The establishment of aphysician-patient relationship built on a foundation of trust, understanding, and continuity makes this possible.
Education
Institution
Type
Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
Medical School
Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going for day hikes, and reading. Health care policy and reform are of particular interest to me.
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

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.

4.5 out of 5 (151 Ratings, 52 Comments)


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12/18/2017
My relationship with Dr. Dean has evolved. In the beginning, she seemed suspicious of the pain I was reporting and extremely reluctant to prescribe any pain meds. [...] now Dr. Dean seems completely empathetic and is willing to help me with PT and pain meds. It was difficult at the outset of our relationship as I definitely felt like she looked at me as perhaps having a mental health crisis and/or being dishonest. I feel like our relationship has come a long ways and I feel like she is now my advocate.
80

12/08/2017
I am so glad I finally found a Dr. That listens and cares about good results.
80

11/27/2017
[...] I felt like I was being discarded. I am 77 years old and in good health. I was told I no longer need colonoscopies, cholesterol checks, blood tests. I have prescriptions for high blood pressure, thyroid, and bones. It seems to me I would need blood tests to determine if I need a change in my prescriptions. I am not sure if this wellness check up is all I am entitled to or if I am to also able to have a yearly check-up. That has not been explained to me either. The most important thing about this visit was what to do with me at end of life. I plan to be around another 20 years. It was also left up to me to get my mammogram, and bone density check up. I would think my doctor would be involved in this.
50

11/15/2017
I arrived 15 minutes early like I was asked to do, the provider didn't come in until 20 minutes after my appointment was supposed to start. An unsupervised resident conducted my entire appointment and gave me inaccurate information for my health during my pregnancy. She then left to get the doctor and I sat another 15 minutes before walking out. This was not a rare occurrence, my appointments always start 15+ minutes late and I end up sitting in the room for over an hour when the appointment takes 15 minutes. I often wait 15 minutes or more for a CMA to come back to schedule my prenatal appointments because the front reception can't access the schedule for prenatal appointments.
100

10/30/2017
She always listens to my concerns and answers appropriately. Kind and gentle, knowledgeable, professional.
90

10/28/2017
Provider is caring, and answers questions very well.
100

10/01/2017
I am so thrilled I was given/chose Kathryn Dean, MD as my primary care physician. She has always showed the utmost respect, care and kindness. She is quite knowledgeable and if she doesn't know something, she doesn't pretend to know it; she mentions that she would like to confer with a colleague and/or refer me to a specialist. I have multiple health issues and she has been fantastic in coordinating everything, giving me the time I need to review it and she makes sure to handle everything. I have never felt rushed or like a number. Whenever I have a question, I try to go through MyChart, and she immediately responds. Her communication with her nursing staff is quite thorough, and they have worked with me to get me in on an urgent basis when needed ... sometimes when I didn't realize it was needed, but was just "a bit" concerned with something that I notified the Doctor about. Dr. Dean is such a wonderful provider. I feel blessed that it worked out for me to select and get her for my primary medical provider.
100

09/30/2017
Always a good experience as long as I'm willing to get appoints with the care team rather than my primary care provider.
100

09/29/2017
This is the first time I have seen a DR. locally. I was very pleased with all aspects of the care I received. I really like the concept of MY CHART which I used this week.
100

09/25/2017
I greatly appreciated Dr. Dean listening to all I had to say and making great recommendations in a medications for me to take. I also greatly appreciated Dr. Dean referring me to a PT that was available in the office, who showed me several very helpful stretches that really helped me recover more quickly.
100

09/19/2017
She is absolutely wonderful & I really liked her but it was only my first visit.
100

09/07/2017
I feel so Blessed to have found Dr. Dean and to have her partner with me to ensure I have the best health possible. She is so lovely, kind and knowledgeable.
70

09/04/2017
had a somewhat hard time getting her to understand how my health problems react differently than others react with the same diseases. best- she was willing to try to understand
100

08/31/2017
Doctor spent generous amount of time regarding my health & past health issues.
100

08/28/2017
I saw Dr Dean for what I thought was a sinus infection. She questioned my dental health and, sure enough, I saw my dentist and need oral surgery. No sinus infection but she was astute enough to recognize my allergy meds were not working and prescribed a generic Claritin which made a great deal of difference.
100

08/28/2017
I am very happy with Dr. Dean.
90

08/28/2017
My provider is excellent [...]
100

08/23/2017
Good experience.
100

08/21/2017
wonderful
100

08/18/2017
Very pleased my physician/office found MD and clinic for my referral visit so I could make an appointment within one week of my initial visit.
100

08/03/2017
For me she's the best provider I ever had. Great provider.
100

08/01/2017
Excellent Dr. finally I have a Dr. that actually care and listen.
100

06/28/2017
Liked her very much. Very caring and professional.
90

06/27/2017
She is very good doctor and she pays attention to patient.
100

06/14/2017
She is authentic and cares about helping me feel better.
100

05/22/2017
Dr. Dean really took time to listen to my concerns.
50

05/22/2017
Dr. Dean did not seem to take my concerns about taking oral steroids seriously. I told her that I have glaucoma and that I was worried about steroids raising my eye pressure. She said that it would be fine. I talked to my eye doctor and he told me that it was not a good idea to take steroids, especially orally. I did not take them. I asked her about an injection in my foot for the plantar fasciitis, but she said that I would have to see a podiatrist for that.
100

05/17/2017
Got the care that I expected. Very good experience. Feel secure that I have the best medical help possible.
100

05/10/2017
Dr Dean is excellent. She is a very good listener and so easy to talk to. She is committed to be a partner with me to achieve my best health.
100

05/03/2017
I'm a new patient so it was difficult in getting my first appointment. I took several weeks. Perhaps a new system is needed. However, I'm very satisfied with my Doctor.
100

04/28/2017
Dr. Dean talks to you, not at you. Listens to all your concerns & solves the problem.
100

04/26/2017
The Dr helped get me a referral to a great physical therapist
100

04/21/2017
Always a good experience!!!
100

04/19/2017
very quick service with an almost immediate appointment scheduled. The solution to my problem has been corrected.
100

04/11/2017
My husband and my experiences have been all that one can hope for and need.
90

03/31/2017
I have no serious complaints
100

03/30/2017
very good
100

03/23/2017
Always smiling, remembers you name & needs.
100

03/23/2017
She was great.
100

03/01/2017
This was my first visit and found it to be exactly what I needed and wanted. I am impressed!
100

02/28/2017
Provider had a busy day, but wait time was reasonable. She discussed what seemed wrong and provided several options to treat my cold/bronchitis.
100

02/15/2017
Great new PCP. I look forward to having Dr. Katie Dean as my regular doctor.
30

02/15/2017
She asked me not to vomit on her in my nauseated state! She was physically tentative about even touching me for heartrate, lungs, and ear checks. She never acknowledged or asked about me being a mother to young children and my breastfeeding status. She subsequently had to send her nurse in to change a prescription.
100

02/07/2017
I was very satisfied
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01/25/2017
I had looked on online calendar and no spots were available so I emailed [...] and her assistant answered the email immediately and said to call this phone number. I called and had an appt same day. Thank you
100

01/21/2017
she was easy to talk to aND answered my questions with current info and research and I felt that I am better able to make good decisions regarding my health and exercise goals.
100

01/03/2017
Dr.Dean is an excellent doctor. I'm so happy to have her as my provider.
80

12/28/2016
Provider took time to listen to my concerns during our brief encounter
30

12/23/2016
this doctor took me off of Xanax which I had been taking daily for years...I do not feel good
70

12/14/2016
did not like when doctor smirked as I was telling her about my past dx
100

11/28/2016
I arrived with a long list of concerns. Dr. Dean addressed EVERY one.
100

11/21/2016
Dr. Dean is great- both personable and knowledgeable. I'm glad she is my PCM!!
 
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