John Dempster, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Clinical Neurophysiology, ; Epilepsy, ; Neurology,
My Areas of Focus: Epilepsy
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.6 out of 5    66 Ratings    34 Comments

Where I see patients

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Legacy Medical Group-Neurology

Medical Office Building 1 2800 N. Vancouver Ave., Suite 130
Portland, OR 97227
503-413-6166

Legacy Medical Group-Neurology

2121 N.E. 139th St., Suite 205 Medical Office Building A, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center campus
Vancouver, WA 98686
360-487-4707

About Me:

Dr Dempster is a neurologist at Legacy Medical Group-Neurology. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, completed an internship at the University of Nevada, a residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and, in 2009, a two-year fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Oregon Health & Science University. He is board-certified in neurology and has clinical interests in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, intraoperative monitoring and evoked potentials. Dr Dempster enjoys guitar, hiking, biking and gardening.

Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

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4.6 out of 5     66 Ratings     34 Comments

Oct 15, 2018
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Dr. Dempster is a great doctor!!!

Oct 8, 2018
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Dr. Dempster is an amazing person, and I feel privileged to have been able to see him, and his support team.

Sep 17, 2018
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The doctor had an intern with him which he introduced me to. The doctor explained to the intern what he was doing during my visit ans what I had which was interesting to me and helped me understand what was going on during the visit.

Sep 4, 2018
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Nice and respectful, doesn't listen or explore symptomology, has to yet get my home meds correct in the last 2 years of seeing him even though request correction each visit, would not honor previous neurologist med regimen from Texas causing increased H/A, pain, decreased mobility & weight gain making my 1st 2 years in Portland miserable. Then lectured me for taking too much Tyenol & ASAIDS. Honestly, went to him for his expertise but find it lacking compared to my last specialist who had me condition controlled for 4 years (from its onset).

Aug 21, 2018
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Dr. Dempster is awesome. I saw him as a specialist and he spent time researching my history so he knew exactly what I was there for. I feel very confident with him

Aug 21, 2018
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i'm very satisfied with my health care. from the front desk to the providers, they are professional, efficient, helpful and friendly. they take away a lot of the anxiety and annoyance that a visit to the doctor can cause.

Jul 17, 2018
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seriously the most productive appointment I've ever had.

Jul 17, 2018
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Love Dr Dempster

Jul 16, 2018
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my experience was good. I didn't wait long, was treated well and felt comfortable.

Jun 15, 2018
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[details deleted to protect privacy] So in his [age deleted to protect privacy] years we have SEEN A LOT of neurologists. Dr. Dempster is one of the better ones once we established a patient/parent/physician relationship.

May 30, 2018
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Very available to answer questions and devise a plan

May 15, 2018
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Dr. Dempster is always friendly and informative on each visit

May 14, 2018
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Everything about my visit was excellent!

May 14, 2018
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Everyone was very friendly, welcoming, kept conversations while I waited, helpful, kind and made sure I had every piece of information I needed/wanted. There's nothing bad to say about my experiences!

May 10, 2018
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we love Dr D. He is amazing. go's above and beyond to help with health care.

Apr 30, 2018
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Dr. Dempster is an excellent physician and very caring.

Apr 26, 2018
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all good

Mar 20, 2018
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I considered this follow up appointment to be a waste of my time, energy and expenses. There was nothing to report and nothing new to add to my diagnosis aka medical condition. This could easily have been resolved with a simple telephone conversation. Everything I needed to know I obtained during my unnecessary and lengthy hospital visit.

Mar 15, 2018
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I found Dr. Dempster to be very well informed about my condition which is very hard to find. in all the years that I have had this he seemed to know exactly what I go through and told me more about my condition than anyone ever has

Mar 8, 2018
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Dr. Dempster was excellent as always.

Feb 12, 2018
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The office of neurology had moved up the street since my last visit - and when I got a reminder about the visit no one told me the office had moved. I got to the appointment early only to be able to not find the office. I had to call and get directions and was late to the appointment as a result. Would have liked a call to let me know where the new office was located - resulted in a lot of confusion and stress. Otherwise the visit was great - the staff and doctor always treat me with the utmost respect and care.

Feb 9, 2018
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We are more than Blessed for our Son to have care from Doctor Dempster He has been amazing

Feb 8, 2018
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My provider was friendly and insightful.

Jan 25, 2018
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I got the feeling that he might have been a little exasperated that I came up. could have been my feelings only since I had been feeling lousy and he had already told me in the phone what he though was wrong but the adjusted medication dose was not enough. he agreed that he did need to be more aggressive with correcting and eliminated my meds and dosages that he had hoped to be able to do to lessen any withdrawal symptoms. his direction for my care is faultless.

Jan 16, 2018
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Dr. is very personable, knows me well and cares. The only bad thing I have Parkinson and dr. did not give anything for E.D.

Jan 9, 2018
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This was my first visit to Dr. Dempster. I liked him very much and his office staff was great. There was a fire alarm in the middle of my visit and we all had to evacuate the building. This shortened the visit somewhat, and gave me less time with Dr. Dempster than I would have liked. But this was not anybody's fault.

Jan 8, 2018
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i had a very good experience.

Jan 2, 2018
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my MRI results were not read by Dr prior to my visit...it was why the consult was scheduled

Dec 22, 2017
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Dr. Dempster was very thorough, polite, and extremely knowledgeable. I enjoyed my visit with him. He was a referral and is not my primary physician.

Dec 21, 2017
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Nice new office! Easy to find easy parking.

Nov 30, 2017
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Epilepsy is a new condition for me so I have questions. Questions that I'm either told there is no answer for or Dempster says there is not enough time in our visit. If there's not enough time then our visits are pointless. I feel because I had so many questions he didn't want to answer me quickly referred me to his colleague. That doesn't make me feel he cares.

Nov 28, 2017
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This doctor is egocentric with an egotistical attitude. He acts like he walks on water. [comment deleted to protect privacy]

Nov 28, 2017
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I wish when the appointment was made that I'd been told that Dr. Dempster's office had moved from bldg # 3 to bldg#1. Fortunately, I had arrived early enough for our appointment that walking the block from the other office location was not a major problem. [name deleted] was feeling well enough that he didn't complain about the walk in the rain. We were familiar with bldg #1 as [name deleted] first neurologist, Dr. Schimschock had his office in that building when we first began to see him in 1988.

Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Dempster was extraordinarily rude and definitely mistook me for some other patient - insisting that I "begged" for painkillers and tranquilizers - which is not true in the least. I hate tranquilizers, and I already have ample painkillers from my regular provider. He was angry and refused t9 even talk to me! I have NEVER had such a bad experience with a doctor. [comment deleted to protect privacy]
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