Dr. Catherine Ellison, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 65
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Dr. Catherine Ellison, MD
Dr. Ellison graduated from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR. She completed her internship at Good Samaritan Hospital and later completed her residency in Neurology at OHSU. Dr. Ellison is a member of the American Medical Association and the Oregon Medical Association. She is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She focuses on treating patients with various neurological disorders at The Oregon Clinic - Neurology.

1040 NW 22nd Ave Ste 420

Portland, OR 97210

Contact Information

(503) 963-3100

Dr. Catherine Ellison, MD

Dr. Catherine Ellison, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 2 More

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Brain Disorders
more than 87% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 80% of peers
Restless Leg Syndrome
more than 74% of peers

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tension Headache
  • Tremor
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Reed College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Oregon Health & Science University
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Oregon Health & Science University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ellison has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ellison's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ellison to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Ellison's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Portland, OR |
Avoid this doctor at all costs. She focuses her time on analyzing patients’ mental status rather than focusing on the patients’ physiological condition, and discredits patients’ concerns, almost to the point of mocking patient complaints. Her demeanor was ingenious, with little compassion, providing substandard care.
We're sorry you didn't have a positive experience with us. If you would like to speak with us about this situation and what we could do to help, please contact the Clinic Manager at our office at 503-963-3100. Thank you -The Oregon Clinic
in Portland, OR |
Have a diagnosis of MS based off MRI's. Radiology showed increased lesions compared to the previous images, and all findings consistent with MS. Primary looked at images,stated the same thing. Another GP looked at images independent of the report from primary & gave same conclusion. Ellison she said she was unsure of MS, wanted a lumbar puncture. I felt that she didn't want to accept other's opinions and was milking insurance. Poor rapport building skills, and not patient attuned.
Hi, we're sorry to hear your experience did not meet our standards. You should always feel respected and empowered, especially when discussing your health. We're sorry we fell short of that. Your feedback will be shared with the provider and clinic manager. Thank you - The Oregon Clinic
Portland, OR |
Dr Catherine Ellison misdiagnosed me and refused to refer me for an MRI. I saw another neurologist a month later who sent me for an MRI which showed I needed surgery. From surgery I got partially better, but neurosurgeons said if I was diagnosed and treated sooner, I might have recovered much better. She is nice but was not competent.
Hillsboro, OR |
I had to repeat myself several times in order for her to understand my concerns and problems. She appeared to right off my concerns, and after becoming frustrated I became emotional and distraught. I did not feel my concerns were ever addressed, and I felt I was ignored.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ellison accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WVP Health Authority
    Marion Polk Community Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Ellison has admitting privileges

Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
1015 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
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