Dr. Cara Ellis chose a career in medicine after volunteering with a family practitioner during college. "I fell in love with the idea of solving problems, helping people and getting to know patients over time," she says. In her practice, she emphasizes preventive care for all of her patients.
As a primary care doctor, she believes that the most important things she can do are to "listen to my patients, guide them through illness and health, and always act as their advocate." She enjoys the care of patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. She also has a special interest in women's health.
Dr. Ellis earned her medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and then completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Ellis was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but spent most of her childhood in North Carolina. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, watching movies, cooking spicy food and knitting.
University of North Carolina School of Medicine 2009
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine 2012
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Absolutely very good experience. My daughter accompanied me and Dr. Ellis included her in all of our conversation, which was very helpful for me as I am [...] years old and losing my hearing.Providence Patient
Finally an experienced real doctor was back after her maternity leave instead of new doctor in training or a PA.Providence Patient
Dr. Ellis has always been extremely attentive when I meet with her. She listens to what I have to say and is very understanding about my feelings for other inoculations and testing that the insurance company feels I should have. I feel very comfortable when meeting with Dr. Ellis.Providence Patient
Good experience . . . routine annual visitProvidence Patient
I am very satisfied with my care teamProvidence Patient
Dr. Ellis is professional, calm, respectful and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a new primary care provider.Providence Patient
Dr. Ellis was very thorough in her care resolving the issue I was being seen for. My PCP was not available to see me immediately so the appointment was made with Dr. Ellis. I was very pleased with my care.Providence Patient
Dr. Ellis is one of the best doctors I been to. It took several years and going to different doctors before I found Dr. Ellis. She is a gem.Providence Patient
My provider listened carefully to my problem and took the time to help me learn maneuvers that could expedite recovery.Providence Patient
Good services! I was satisfied.Providence Patient
Dr. Cara Ellis is an awesome dr. Very caring and informative. Love seeing her.Providence Patient
Always good experience with Dr. EllisProvidence Patient
Really enjoy my provider- always feel listened to and understoodProvidence Patient
Great experience.Providence Patient
Wonderful provider, very nice and always explains everything and is happy to answer questions.Providence Patient
Everything went well during the appointment and the Dr was extremely helpful in addressing my concerns/questions and her continuing care is superb having added additional tests and such after the appointment as well.Providence Patient
I'd have liked to know how the Medicare Wellness Visit was coded before I left. If coded incorrectly, I will have to waste time correcting or challenging it.Providence Patient
I have had nothing but amazing Customer Service at this location and by all staff members. Everyone is so helpful and they go above and beyond to get answers for every question. I have never experienced such intimate customer service. If i call and have a question, response time has been super quick. The lab techs are always kind, considerate and gentle.Providence Patient
the best doctor I have ever seenProvidence Patient
Dr. Cara is very caring. I was impressed that she knew my history ([...] and I repeat - only doctor I've seen actually washed her hands before check-up. I appreciate that.Providence Patient
She addressed all my concerns and didn't make me feel rushed.Providence Patient
Dr. Ellis is very nice and compassionate.Providence Patient
I love this clinic! my provider is the best. she listens, ask permanent questions, I just love her! The front office staff are welcoming,polite and professional! thank u for this clinic!!!!Providence Patient
I felt comfortable with the provider even though I hadn't seen her before.Providence Patient
Dr. Ellis always listens, provides good feedback and takes good care of me.Providence Patient
Always a good experience with Dr. Ellis.Providence Patient