Dr. Kent Grewe, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. Grewe
Accepting new patients
Spine, and More

Northwestern Neurologcl Assocs

501 N Graham St Portland, OR 97227

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Dr. Kent Grewe, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Grewe has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Grewe to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Grewe

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Grewe treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Grewe treats other conditions, please contact the office at (503) 288-5151.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Grewe typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

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Scoliosis
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Spondylosis
Low Back Pain
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Dr. Grewe's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Grewe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Family Insurance
American Progressive Life Insurance/Health Insurance
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Shield of California
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Gallagher Basset
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Health Plan of Oregon PPO
HealthNet
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthPlus
Medicaid
Humana
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
John Hancock
Kaiser Permanente
LifeWise
Connect
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Preferred Provider Network
Nationwide
ODS Health Plan
Pacific Health Alliance
Pacific Mutual
PacificSource
Preferred PSN
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Heritage Signature
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Preferred PPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
State Farm
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Wells Fargo Insurance

Dr. Grewe's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Grewe

4.1

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Grew has performed two back surgeries on me, both with very positive results. He is very though in his assessment, explains surgery options thoroughly, and is an excellent choice for complicated spinal surgery.
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Patty R. Nelson – Jun 15, 2020
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I was in severe pain and Waiting for referral for neurosurgeon I received a call Friday afternoon for Dr. Grewe and was in surgery first thing on Saturday! He made me feel important ,comfortable and certain that I was going to feel so much better!
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Debbie Stoltman – May 14, 2020
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Dr. Grewe is an excellent surgeon. His hands are great. We have had many decades as his patient His current office staff , specifically Devon is the most rude , ineffective medical staff We have ever encountered. Dr. Grewe should realize that patients require something besides a few hours in the operating room. Sadly we have cancelled surgery withDr. Grewe .
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Dec 04, 2019
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I wasn’t allowed a visit. I had neck surgery two years ago and moved out of the area. My previous surgeon advised me to have my surgery checked each year. I am now looking for a new surgeon. I called Dr. Grewe’s office and told the guy who answered the phone my situation. He said, “Dr. Grewe is a level one trauma surgeon and doesn’t check up on other doctors’ surgeries.” This level of arrogance is shocking. At least he saved me the aggravation and money of being brushed off by a doctor. My wife worked at a hospital in surgery for 18 years and those arrogant doctors are never as good as they think they are.
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Sep 06, 2019
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Dr. Grewe is an amazing surgeon. He makes you feel that you are so important and that your well being is extremely important to him. He has a very in depth ability to express with simplicity the procedure that is needed and the expected outcome. Having had two back surgeries since February, it has been an amazing experience to have little to no pain with both surgeries. I have taken absolutely no pain medicine at all. His ability to restore your body with precision, really limits the pain. I highly recommend Dr. Grewe. Pastor Jerry Brooking-The Dalles
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Pastor Jerry Brooking – Aug 06, 2019
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I just had my first appointment with this doctor, I am truly blown away! There should be more doctors like him! he was amazing and by this I mean, he took the time to explain not only my recent MRI but all the ones I had before in detail plus I could tell he was truly genuine interested about me as a person and a patient. All I can say is, I felt as if I was the only one that matter. I would highly recommend this doctor to anybody who wants a first or second opinion from a neurosurgeon!
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Apr 10, 2019
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He is an amazing Dr. I’ve had three surgeries with him and have had success with his work. Unfortunately his assistant Loraine is the worst PA I’ve ever dealt with. Her bedside manner and compassion are non existent which is so surprising since Dr Grewe is the complete opposite. If you call with questions she acts like you are putting her out and treats you like you are dumb. She has made some comments to me that were so rude I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It’s too bad since he is great.
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Mar 29, 2019
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As a long time patient of Dr Grewe I have the utmost confident in him but his office staff and assistant must be out to ruin him in which saddens me he as a doctor his excellent in my opinion and my experience is over 20 years old but in the last two years after Patty retired the whole value of patients has change to a financial issue verse a medical issue and a better quality of life issue in which Dr Grewe what's his patients to have it is very sad that his office staff has done this to him .
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Feb 06, 2019
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Dr. Grewe was amazing! We'd waiting a long time for a Dr. to work thoroughly through my husbands years of chronic Back Pain, cause of, and then for diagnostic, and possible solutions to a road towards recovery. My husband was worried it would be a "Jump" right to surgery approach, but was delighted to have a Dr. use his expertise, calm, this before that, thorough approach before anything possibly invasive. A gentleman, witty, on the spot and quite a joy for a professional physician! Visit him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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D & J Smith in OR, OR – Jun 28, 2018
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I just got off the phone from trying to make an appointment with Dr. Grewe. The receptionist was fine taking me as a new patient. When I mentioned that this was going to be a second opinion I was told that “he did not have time to do this “. I could not believe what I had just heard and had to have her repeat herself. Anyone facing spinal surgery is in pain, scared and should seek a second opinion to make sure that this is something that can not be avoided. Unbelievable!
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May 24, 2018
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Dr. Grewe has done three fusings(2 lumbar and 1 cervical). All very successful. He takes time to thoroughly explain and answer my questions. He is very busy, but well worth the wait. His office staff is very competent and helpful. Dr. Grewe’s PA Lorraine needs some help with answering questions and her overall communication. She makes me feel stupid when I ask questions and like I’m bothering her.
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Jan 31, 2018
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Dr. Grewe is an excellent neurosurgeon and a top Legacy trauma doc. His explanations were thorough and he took time to answer all questions. He has a reputation for being conservative with regard to procedures so I trust that he won't perform surgery unless it's really needed.
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Dec 23, 2017
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It was about 15 years ago..... I had a disk issue between c6/c7 in my neck... The pain was unbearable and I had lived with it for several months. A J& J rep I talked to in the hospital introduced me to Dr Grewe and I seen him that afternoon. He operated on me the next morning and saved my life.... If I had not seen Dr Grewe that day, I would have gone home and ended my life... This is my divine intervention story and he was key... I owe him everything,
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(Bill) William LeFave in Portland, OR – Nov 27, 2017
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I have had 3 surgical procedures with Kent Grewe's Father, Dr Ray Grewe as well as working with Dr Ray Grewe in the OR providing intra-operatory radiology services. I very much enjoyed working with Dr Ray and His Son Dr Kent Grewe is much the same! He is Myself and My Family's choice for Neurosurgery.
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Edward Stites in Goldendale, Wa – Oct 25, 2017
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very nice man but huge ego and very close minded if there is not a surgery option then he has no time or concern, I was worse after surgery than prior !
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Newberg, OR – Jul 11, 2017
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Dr.Grewe is an amazing Neurosurgeon. My brother Daniel got in a Motocross accident and fractured 4 vertebrae in his lower back. Dr.Grewe operated on him for 7 hours and thanks to God and Dr.Grewe my little brother will make a full recovery. Dr.Grewe I'd like to say thank you from my entire family.
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Oregon City, OR – May 25, 2017
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He was understanding and called me late evening to say he could fix my back after another Dr. messed me up 3 times. He was terrific after over 11 hrs in surgery. I owe him a debt of gratitude for giving me most of my life back and keeping me out of a wheel chair. I will and have recommended him to over 6 people because he also is caring and wants to make a difference in people's lives. He also is kind.
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Sharon in Prineville, OR – Jan 04, 2017
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Listened carefully to my concerns and explored my own atypical theories about my complicated symptoms, and how they related to the extensive nature of my previous injury. I believe my input was valued and studied, and we quickly came to an accord on a plan of treatment. I was given accurate and timely information about what to expect in my recovery process, and how to maximize my results. My recovery has been nothing short of a miracle.
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Care Philosophy

Provides state of the art medical care for our patients in a friendly, compassionate and professional setting. You will be greeted and cared for by our...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

1991
Spine Care Mgmt Grp
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Columbia Orhto Grp
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Mo Columbia School Med
Residency Hospital
1984
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1979
Oregon State University
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Northwestern Neurologcl Assocs

Northwestern Neurological Associates PC501 N Graham St Portland, OR 97227
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Portland, OR

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Portland, OR

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Tualatin, OR

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

Gresham, OR

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Vancouver, WA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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