John Dempster, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8 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:  4.8 out of 5.0

  Jan 30, 2024
Dr. Dempster listens to my concerns and I really appreciate how he explains my medical condition.

  Dec 20, 2023
Dr. Dempster is great. Listens well and address es questions completely and in laymen's terms

  Dec 13, 2023
The only complaint I have is when I received a call back from the scheduler. I almost hung-up because I thought it was a junk call. I did not recognize the number and the first words from the person were "how are you?". The second was "so when would you like to come in?" (Or something similar to that question.). The person may have assumed I had the phone number on my phone so I would know that it was from Legacy. But my phone did not recognize the number. The scheduler was very friendly but needs to be cognicent of professionalism.

  Dec 12, 2023
I highly recommend Dr Dempster and the staff are very helpful.

  Nov 28, 2023
Doctor treated me as a case, not as a person.Ireceived the information that I needed (dosage of a mediction}

  Nov 21, 2023
I always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Dempster.

  Nov 13, 2023
He his a wonderful doctor

  Oct 26, 2023
The doctor and his staff are very helpful and welcoming

  Oct 16, 2023
Very professional and knowledgeable

  Oct 2, 2023
One of my best experiences with a health care provider. He was very thorough and seemed to relish the challenge of a diagnosis.

  Oct 2, 2023
Very nice. May not heard what I wanted. But truth full.

  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.