John Dempster, MD

Patient Rating:

4.7 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Clinical Neurophysiology; Epilepsy; Neurology

My Areas of Focus:



English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

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

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.7 out of 5.0

  Aug 31, 2023
Always friendly and knowledgeable.

  Aug 31, 2023
I like Dr. Dempster and have no complaints.

  Aug 30, 2023
All staff from reception to MA were friendly and extremely helpful and caring.

  Aug 22, 2023
If I knew someone who had epilepsy or multiple sclerosis I would recommend him in minute

  Aug 14, 2023
I think he's extremely smart and knowledgeable about my situation. I did feel rushed and the appointment was primarily about changing medication when I had more information

  Aug 7, 2023
If they have that conditions or so that they need to yes it would because you treated fairly and you get the knowledge you need

  Jul 19, 2023
Doctor was rude and condescending and brushed me off. PA left me in the office for ten minutes after doctor left and I had to ask if It was okay to leave. The only good experience was checking in at the front desk.

  Jul 3, 2023

  Jul 3, 2023
I was very satisfied with my consultation with Dr. Dempster even though my referring doctor did not pay attention that his specialty is epilepsy and my concern was nerve damage. My thanks to Dr. Dempster for sticking with me and give me the best care anyway.

  Jun 30, 2023
The receptionist was the most disrespectful receptionist I've ever encountered in a health care setting.

  Jun 14, 2023
Had answers to my health concerns. With added understanding, I can take better care of myself and relay info more accurately to others (ophthalmologist.)

  Jun 5, 2023
Dr. Dempster explains things well. He gives me option, but when asked will help make the decision. He is friendly - straightforward.

  May 17, 2023
I have been seeing Dr. Dempster for about ten years. Even though his office is some distance away. I'll stick with him because of his solid performance at relieving the serious pain I have incurred due to surgery I had to undergo for cancer excision to save my life. Dr. Dempster is the best and I owe my thanks and quality of life to him.

  May 2, 2023
I am so grateful to be able to see Dr. Dempster about my focal epilepsy. He is so knowledgeable and always shares all of the details I need to know. Thanks to Dr. Dempster my epilepsy is under control - very different from my previous neurologist.

  May 2, 2023
I received a map to the building # one and phoned for advice about arriving and my being dropped off at the door and where my husband could park our car. From what we saw on the map and heard on the phone was nowhere in agreement with what we were told. But when I came, I found the parking entrance below the building o.k. (almost went past it). I had the impression that there was a nearby parking lot across a street. When phoning, there were looooong wait times to be answered. I think better directions could be written for coming from Williams Ave. Thank you.

  Apr 18, 2023
Every time that I go see Dr. Dempster he listens to what my concerns are.

  Apr 14, 2023
This was the first time I've had to wait. The patient before me was late, and almost lost her appointment. This put everyone else behind. It wasn't Dr. Dempster's fault, and he apologized to me for making me wait and thanked me for staying.

  Apr 10, 2023
Provider is always friendly and concerned

  Apr 4, 2023
No wait.

  Apr 3, 2023
The overall experience was very good. I have no complaints.

  Mar 13, 2023
Everything was great. The doctor makes us feel comfortable and he is always has [name removed] care front and center.

  Mar 10, 2023
Very experience and happy I was referred by me former Dr

  Mar 8, 2023
Dr Dempster was wonderful. Listened to everything that was a concern. Helped to understand what all is goung on and got us started on a good plan to get back on track with [name removed] health issues. We were very happy with our appointment.

  Mar 7, 2023
Dr. Dempster is friendly and easy to talk to. He takes his time to build a trusting relationship with the patient, but always gets down to the serious stuff during the session.

  Feb 13, 2023
Always pleasant and knowledgeable.

  Jan 23, 2023
Did not have a clue, did not lookover history. Wehate being assigned a new dr every year

  Jan 16, 2023
A little more time with care providers and less time sitting in a room alone would be welcomed.

  Jan 5, 2023
I liked that Dr. Dempster was honest with me about my disease and I appreciate that. I look forward to continuing our relationship around my epilepsy. Dr. Dempster is extremely knowledgeable about my disease which gives me a lot of confidence in the care I received and will receive in the future.

  Dec 15, 2022
Lady that brought us in the room might need a little tack with people

  Dec 15, 2022
Dr. Dempster is obviously very knowledgeable and also very respectful. I am so happy to have him as my provider; my previous neurologist knew little about epilepsy and I am grateful for Dr. Dempster's knowledge and professionalism. I finally feel like I am in excellent care for my condition.

  Dec 8, 2022
Explains things very well and hears my worries.

  Dec 7, 2022
This was a good visit, in that Dr. Dempster listened to both patient and mother, was cognitive of patients idiosyncrasies, was aware of issues over the course of the last year since patient's last visit. Also Dr. John took time to "visit" with patient about things that patient wanted to say even though some of this he had heard before. The effort of coming to the doctor did leave patient tired/cranky...which gives affirmation that a yearly check-up is sufficient.

  Nov 29, 2022
He took his time to explain my issues, review my meds and issues with some of them.

  Nov 22, 2022
I look forward to my appointments with Dr. Dempster because they are so uplifting and positive.

  Nov 21, 2022
I already have. He is the first doctor in 44 years who recognized my issue!

  Nov 21, 2022
I had excellent experience with this Dr.

  Nov 9, 2022
I think that this appointment could have been easily done via zoom and not having to bring our son with Autism / Epilepsy into the office where he really isn't excambed at all due to his hyperactivity

  Nov 7, 2022
The appointment was quick, but great info/help receptionists.

  Nov 1, 2022
I completely trust and appreciate Dr. Dempster. He has been my doctor for years.

  Oct 28, 2022
Dr. Dempster is always thorough and always knows my history. He listens to my questions and answers them all.

  Oct 27, 2022
He was wonderful. He his my new neurologist my other one left so I am a new patient to Dr Dempster. He was very concerned about me and how to find out what I really have going on medically and a true diagnosis

  Oct 24, 2022
It was a good visit.

  Oct 17, 2022
Dr Dempster is caring, listens and is willing to take time to explain and discuss any concerns. Highly recommend Dr Dempster.

  Oct 13, 2022
Dr. Dempster is very knowledgeable and gave me great confidence in my future

  Oct 12, 2022
This was a regular follow up to manage treatment for a genetic condition. I am unlikely to recommend this Doctor solely because he is a specialist.