Lori Farrell, MD

Primary Care
My Specialties: Internal Medicine, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Diabetes
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

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5.0 out of 5     121 Ratings     68 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Northeast

300 N. Graham St., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-4134

About Me:

Dr. Farrell focuses her practice on adults and teenagers, age 15 and older. She has a special interest in cardiology and women's health. Dr. Farrell is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She has a history of community service, offering her time providing health information and services to indigent teens and adults. Dr. Farrell is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for providing quality care to her patients with diabetes. Hobbies include hiking and soccer.

Year I Started Practice: 2002
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     121 Ratings     68 Comments

Jul 13, 2018
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Erica the receptionist was exceptionally helpful, warm and courteous. Overall experience was smooth, timely and professional.

Jul 6, 2018
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3 things: I saw my provider within 30 minutes of checking in - didn't leave enough time to talk (disappointed); she didn't ask about the one prescription medication I am taking and I forgot - wanted to know her thoughts on the necessity of drug; and she is really pretty fabulous - not critical or judging, which is a blessing (I've got that area covered).

Jul 2, 2018
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Dr Farrell was very overstretched in her work load that day due to covering for other physicians. my appt wait was quite long but I felt more sorry for her than for myself. the staff were very attentive during my wait and kept checking on me. I really appreciated that.

Jun 22, 2018
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I felt good about the visit.

Jun 11, 2018
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Dr. Farrell always reads reports from any specialists I have seen and so has a good view of the large picture of my health; she makes useful suggestions to try when issues arise, and is always prompt to send me not only a note to say I can access test results but also her review comments. I feel very well cared for indeed.

Jun 11, 2018
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I waited over an hour to see Dr. Farrell. My dislike for waiting is tempered by my high regard for her as a physician and her willingness to spend time with her patients. I do wish however that the office staff had contacted me to tell me she was running behind so I could have the option of adjusting my schedule or even rescheduling my appointment

May 25, 2018
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Dr. Lori Farrell has been my primary care provider since [date deleted]. She is the best physician I have ever had in my [age deleted] years of life. She has saved my life several times and whenever she gives me referrals, she always give me the best of her colleagues. She has stopped taking new patients due to additional administrative duties and I'm so thankful that she has kept me in her care all over the past [date deleted] years for I don't know what I would do if I had to change. She is extremely, knowledgeable, intelligent, kind and caring. She is very serious about her patients and can not be fooled. I have no secrets from Dr. Farrell because it would defeat the purposes of her giving me A1 care. She is at the top of her game and I am extremely blessed to have her. Thank you.

May 21, 2018
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Always very thorough.

May 14, 2018
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As usual, Dr. Farrell was thorough, thoughtful, and kind in all her care for me.

May 7, 2018
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Dr. Farrell and her staff has always treated myself and my mom with the utmost respect when we come into the office. I usually use My Health when asking medical questions and either Dr. Farrell or her MA gets back to me usually by the next day. Dr. Farrell always answers any questions that we have and explains things so we fully understand her concerns and reason why she feels we need to take a certain action in our health treatment. Keep up the good work.

Apr 23, 2018
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the 6month check up appointment went OK; Dr. Farrell changed some of my prescription medications indicating that the changes would be better basing it on the lab results

Mar 19, 2018
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My appointment was at 3:10. I came 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork as asked. I was told Doc was running 20 minutes late, but didn't get to see the Doc until well after 4:00 pm, after waiting about an hour. After seeing doc, I waited an additional 10 minutes for nurse to give me shot. I left the office after 5:30! NO one was remaining in the office or at the desks, so I could not ask anyone about the upcoming appointments I was supposed to have. I was the last person in the office and there was no person there to ask questions of at the reception.

Mar 12, 2018
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Because of blood in my stool the night before this appt with Dr Farrell she did a rectal exam and discovered a possible pulp. I was immediately sent to the ER and admitted for four days where I had a colonoscopy and follow-up CT scan and MRI. I was diagnosed with a malignant growth and with the help of an excellent medical team I am now scheduled to see an Oncologist. Thanks to Dr Farrell for her thorough exam and quick action.

Mar 9, 2018
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When we got there 10 mins. before the appointment, the receptionist told us that our doctor is behind schedule that day. It will possibly 30 mins. extra waiting. Our appointment was @ 11:10am, but we were called by the nurse @ 11:45am. I wish someone would have give us a call in the morning letting us know that the doctor's schedule is being pushed off and we won't have to sit in the waiting room so long (45 mins from when we got there). Maybe we'll call next time before we head out the door to make sure there is not going to be a long wait? In your opinion, do you feel those are good suggestions?

Mar 9, 2018
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I feel very blessed to have Dr. Farrell as my Dr. She always listens and I appreciate the information I receive from her. I just like her so much!!!

Mar 9, 2018
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In addition to other concerns, my doctor explored ways to improve my diet and exercise in ways that were suited to me. She listened carefully and it was obvious she remembered my history from years prior. I appreciated her careful attention to all the health issues I brought up. Highly recommend.

Mar 2, 2018
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Clear, concise, I really have a good relationship with Dr Farrell. I enjoy seeing her once a year.

Mar 2, 2018
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Dr. Lori Farrell is an excellent and thorough doctor. She takes time to make sure that she addresses all my concerns. She asks about my mental health and also about my family and living conditions. She is my standard of what an outstanding doctor is. I hope she is appreciated and highly respected and financially well compensated. She deserves every form of praise and recognition!

Feb 26, 2018
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I have never felt more comfortable with or confident in a physician than Dr. Farrell. Love Legacy and MyHealth. A couple questions referred to phoning office during or after office hours. Although I have called, I find messaging Dr. has been just as effective and very speedy.

Feb 19, 2018
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I really appreciate Dr Farrell's expertise and kindness!

Feb 15, 2018
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Dr. Farrell is diligent, attentive and always willing to answer questions. She's been my provider for years at this point and I've always highly recommended her to others. She is a gem!

Feb 15, 2018
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I love dr farrell. sometimes you wait more than 15 minutes but that is because she makes sure to take enough time with her patients including me

Feb 12, 2018
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I am so grateful to continue to have Dr. Farrell as my physician. She is smart, frank and kind. I especially appreciate her candor.

Jan 29, 2018
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As usual, Dr. Farrell was great!

Jan 22, 2018
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Went in for a specific problem and that was addressed, together with other health issue questions I had. I always feel that Dr. Farrell is very thorough and listens well.

Jan 19, 2018
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Excellent & Dr. Lori Farrell & staff are the best!

Jan 12, 2018
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Dr. Farrell has ALWAYS been very personal and concerned about my health and welfare! She never rushes the visit.

Jan 8, 2018
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I've gone to the clinic for the past 25-30 yrs. & Dr. Farrell has been my provider - She is very professional, thoughtful, understanding. She goes the extra mile to help you!

Jan 5, 2018
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I realize you need feedback about your providers, but I get this survey every time I get a service (I think). It seems a little redundant. Maybe once a year, I'd like to fill this out but not every time I come in. Thanks.

Dec 29, 2017
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Dr. Lori Farrell is an excellent provider--very knowledgeable, listens well, and takes time with her patients. I do not have quite as good an opinion of other docs in this practice, and I prefer to see only Dr. Farrell.

Dec 22, 2017
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When Dr. Farrell is not available, I see other physicians in the clinic for pressing needs, I am very happy with Dr. Farrell. I trust her to hear my concerns, direct my treatment explain issues clearly, relate to me as a whole person, and care about my health.

Dec 18, 2017
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Dr Farrell stayed late to see me after I e mailed her with my concerns. I appreciated her giving me time and listening to me. I very much appreciated her time and her concerns over my situation

Dec 8, 2017
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very good front and back office staff

Dec 8, 2017
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great interaction with staff and physician

Dec 1, 2017
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I realize it is a very busy office. We did have to wait longer other the questionable 15 minutes.

Dec 1, 2017
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My visit was excellent as always. My only complaint is that I got a message in August to make an appointment for a physical in September. I called right away and was told the first appointment available was December 1. Reminders should be sent way earlier if it takes that long to get an appointment.

Dec 1, 2017
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the front office needs to be more receptive to the problems of a person when they have been informed of orders from an emergency room visit regarding care of and removal of stiches. it seems like they just do not care when a person calls and tells them that the emergency room is requesting them to preform after emergency care.

Dec 1, 2017
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waiting time to see the doctor is not acceptable. If you have an apt for 8:30a you should see the dr at 8:30a not 30 to 45 min later. The doctor's time is precious and so is the patients.

Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Farrell is a compassionate physician who exemplifies professionalism and a thorough work ethic. She has consistently replied to my inquiries in a timely fashion.

Nov 13, 2017
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I have had only the best service in all categories.

Nov 2, 2017
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reassuring appointment with Dr Farrell who is, as always, excellent.

Nov 2, 2017
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always. had a very good experience with dr very concerned about my needs

Nov 2, 2017
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Dr. Farrell is always very thorough and professional.

Oct 30, 2017
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I had long-standing appt. (6 months). Office provided me w/appt. card - date/time 2:30. For years I always have 2:30. Some time after my date/time they gave my time to someone else & moved me to 3:30. THEY DID NOT BOTHER TELLING ME! OR ASKING ME!

Oct 30, 2017
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I have a chronic immune system illness that can't be cured. my quality of life sucks. my level of pain and discomfort trashes my life. the symptoms are hard to live with. dr Farrell is realistic about my situation she does what she can. I trust her. She guards the rest of my health.

Oct 30, 2017
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Always a great visit.

Oct 30, 2017
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Thanks to Lori Farrell MD for her thoroughness, compassion, understanding and taking the time to explain things clearly.

Oct 23, 2017
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I consider Dr. L. Farrell to be an excellent but over worked physician that is very adept at her job.

Oct 20, 2017
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Lori Farrell is execellent.... takes lots of time, explains my health issues, listen, and laughs w/me.

Oct 9, 2017
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No complaints; excellent care / concern.

Oct 9, 2017
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Dr. Farrell is an excellent doctor, she is very professional and a caring doctor. I hope to keep her as my primary for the rest of my life. I have never had a bad experience with her.

Oct 6, 2017
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Always efficient & organized which I value greatly! Dr. Farrell is wonderful - hope to be able to work with her for a long time!

Oct 2, 2017
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Dr. Farrell has been doc for 25+ yrs for myself & wife. She is very dedicated & understanding. GREAT.

Sep 29, 2017
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limited access of pcp for appt times ( waited more than 4 months for this appointment) but I like dr. Farrell so much that I am very willing to wait.

Sep 29, 2017
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Sometimes getting an appointment with my primary care doctor - have to wait a long time - However, she did fit me in very soon with my last appointment.

Sep 25, 2017
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I used my lunch hour for this appointment but when I checked in no one told me my provider was running 45 min behind. However they have always been on time and Dr Farrell did not rush my appt. I am very happy with her.

Sep 22, 2017
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Dr Farrell is an excellent doctor. It would be great if all Legacys doctors were equal to her medical knowledge and were as caring as she is. They might be...but I doubt it....I know she is excellent because I worked in a lab for Legacy for forty plus years and learned a lot about our doctors and know a lot about the medical field.

Sep 15, 2017
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I always have a good visit with my doctor and team.

Sep 11, 2017
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The nursing staff is wonderful! Friendly and helpful. Clearly outlined what they would be doing (taking blood etc.) The front desk receptionist that helped me was very understanding and helpful.

Sep 8, 2017
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I don't think my doctor understands or takes into consideration that I have fibromyalgia that effects my sleep and causes me pain. Neither my doc or I ever talk about it. It may not even be in my medical history...not sure?

Sep 8, 2017
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I always have a very good experience relating to my visits

Sep 8, 2017
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excellent

Sep 8, 2017
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I had hoped to talk to Dr Farrell about the results of some of my lab work but I forgot and she didn't bring it up either. Otherwise I was very happy with my appointment.

Sep 8, 2017
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I didn't mind waiting for Dr . Farrell, as she does not rush you . She really takes interest in her patients.

Sep 1, 2017
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Dr.Farrell is awesome! I am out of network, however, it does not deter me from seeing her. I have apperciated all that she has done for me over the past 15 years. I consider her more of a friend then doctor. She is great at both. She always listens to me, without judgement. She makes me feel safe and I am comfortable sharing anything with her. She is courteous and polite. I look forward to our visits and sharing with her about all the progress that I make. I am thankful she is my doctor.

Aug 28, 2017
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unfortunately I had to wait for over an hour to see my doctor.

Aug 25, 2017
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As I said before, my Dr. Lori Farrell... have changed; this past year. She works only Mon. pm & all day, on Fri. She took on another offered position; because she, is such, a good dr. So the, other days, of the, week she, is bus,y with her; job which, involves all the staff, of "drs.", currently working, in the clinic. "Dr. Farrell" is a, wonderful, smart; dr. whom, cares a lot, about all; her pts. She spends, quality time; with all, of us. When she; accepted her, new position, and her, hrs., & time changed; in the, beginning she, was usually, running an, hr. behind; and that, became a, problem. A lot of, Dr. Farrell's; pts were, upset including, myself. So now, with time, everything is, returning back; to normal. Sometimes she; gets behind; & the front, desk always, lets us, know if, we need, to change; the time; in my case I use medical; transport. "Dr. Farrell" along with, all the; wonderful staff; it's all; worth waiting; for...

Aug 21, 2017
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Dr. Farrell is a very caring person she takes extra time to manage her patients concerns.
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