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9701 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 130, Portland, OR, 97225

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** NEW PATIENTS,PLEASE BE AWARE THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL FORMS TO FILL-OUT AT THE TIME OF CHECK IN AT THE CLINIC.

Dr. Kursteen Salter-Price is an insightful, thoughtful internist and allergist treating patients in Portland, Oregon. Her goal is to provide excellent, compassionate care, and she sees her profession as a dogged pursuit of science and evidence based solutions to ease individual patients’ suffering.

Born in France, Dr. Salter-Price grew up in Montreal, Canada, where she attended McGill University. She completed both her medical degrees and residency here, later completing an immunology fellowship at Harvard University. She is certified by both the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Salter-Price offers a full range of services for the evaluation and treatment of allergies and immune system issues. These include diagnosis of food, drug, and environmental allergies of the skin, eyes, and nasal cavities. She has received special training in the use of oral and intravenous drugs for allergy desensitization, as well as the care of systemic mastocytosis, eosinophillic disorders, urticaria, angiodema, and anaphylaxis.

When she is not in the office, Dr. Salter-Price enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. They enjoy hiking in parks around Portland, painting, drawing, and growing “mini-veggies” on their porch and balcony. Dr. Salter-Price also sews princess and ballerina dresses on an as-needed basis.

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Excellent as always, one of the best.

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This was my first time with this doctor. I went into the appt assuming that there would be a wait - as others had said that. I felt that she was thorough in her questions and listened to what I had to say.

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My primary Doc has thought for years I had allergies. Dr Price suggested maybe I have acid reflux instead due to my symptoms, maybe diet change/time of eating & perhaps a visit to ear nose & throat Dr. might be useful, gave a list of recommended ones. Also suggested a mild over the counter allergy med to try or not as I did have mild symptoms of allergies. She asked pertinent questions, was quick, gentle and to the point. She seemed very knowledgable. I'm glad I went!

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This was my first time seeing Dr. Price and the entire staff was so kind and helpful. The ladies working at the front desk were very helpful and hospitable, but unfortunately I was so nervous I don't know the name of the woman who helped me. She had short, dark hair and a pleasant face. The first person from the medical staff I spoke with was Rebecca C. and she was very personable, attentive, and thorough. I felt completely comfortable from the get-go even though I have social anxiety disorder. She told me exactly what I could expect from the appointment and when I expressed concern regarding the costs of the tests and how much my insurance would cover, she was totally understanding. Dr. Price herself was very warm, gentle, and soft-spoken. One of the things I worried about was how my case would be perceived by the doctor; I suspected I was allergic to cats [I am] and I own three of them and work as a veterinary assistant. I was worried she would tell me I had no choice but to get rid of my cats and quit my job. However, she was very understanding and her long-term plan allows me to keep my pets and hopefully bring me some comfort. Her scribe, Sal, was very nice as well! Lastly, I met with Domenique L. She was the technician [I'm not sure of her actual title; I was so nervous] who administered the prick test and a vaccine. She was so helpful and kind and was honest and up front with me about recommendations I'd heard from other people and how they might help [or might not help] with my issue. I really appreciated how kind she was, and the fact that she talked me through everything. Everyone was really great! They took time to explain things without being patronizing and were all so great! To be honest this was the first time I was excited about a doctor's appointment [my allergies have bothered me for years] and they didn't disappoint at all. I'm very grateful I met these lovely people!

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Intelligent, compassionate and skilled care, Dr Price is outstanding and well worth waiting for : )

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While my experience and testing is on going, on this first visit, Dr. Salter Price connected some unexpected dots for me - proof positive that her diagnoses are holistic in consideration. She was engaged, friendly and informative with immediate solutions while being clear about next steps and objectives for minimizing my seasonal discomfort.

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I have been very pleased with Dr. Price's approach regarding my medical problem.

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awesome dr - took time to be seen but all apologized....very impressed

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Although the wait time can be a bit long, I truly don't mind because Dr. Price takes time with her patients. She's thorough in educating them and answering their questions; I never feel like she's trying to rush me to get out of the room and on to the next patient.

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Great staff, wait time was much longer than I'd have liked since I had to be absent from work for the appointment.

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She's my hero!

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Dr.Kursteen Sulter Price is an incredibly gifted and brilliant physician, who spends the time and energy to properly assess and address very complicated issues and knows who and where to send you to when a Comprehensive Allied Health Care Team approach is needed. Thankyou for walking alongside me in this journey. S.P.A.

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Very nice person and very dedicated to helping me. I highly recommend her to anyone with allergies, etc.

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I wish I'd been referred to her five years ago. Her staff are very professional and the communication is excellent. Intake notes on symptoms are taken by a nurse, read by Dr Price whose recommendations are also written by a scribe. After the visit her treatment plans are again gone over with by a nurse so that treatment and prescriptions are understood.

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Dr. Price is very professional and knowledgeable. One of the things I appreciate most about her is that she respects my concerns and opinions, particularly regarding taking medications. The one thing that I find frustrating is that I usually have to wait about 45 minutes in the waiting room before I'm even taken into an examination room where I talk with the nurse, then wait another 15 minutes before Dr. Price comes in. Consequently, an appointment usually means that I'm in the doctor's office 90 minutes including the waiting time.

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Each time I have seen Dr. Price, my office visit takes more than three hours for a 10 minute consult plus testing. If the ten minutes is up, she backs out of the room and nurses come in. My questions have not been answered. I always have trouble getting my test results sent to my primary care doctor, even after many calls and requests to Dr. Price's office staff.

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As always Dr. Price was thorough, took the time necessary and had a very pleasing bedside manner. The long wait was due to bad weather and road conditions for which Dr. Price apologized.

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Dr. Price is the best and I would highly recommend her. She is very professional, very knowledgeable, and a good educator. The only negative is the wait time to get in to see her. This has been my experience every time I see her, and not just this visit. Based on that I had allowed an hour that day for my time to be at her office. The assistant called me into the exam room after I had waited 1/2 hour in the waiting room. I asked her if I was going to be able to out by the time I needed to leave for my next appointment. She said she would make sure that I got seen next. I was grateful for that, but knew that it meant that others, in their exam rooms, would just need to wait longer. I greatly appreciate the time that Dr. Price spends with me. I think that either her patients should not be scheduled so closely together OR her patients should be told to allow plenty of time as they will need to wait.

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I arrived 15 minutes early, like I was told, to fill out the appropriate paperwork. My appointment was scheduled for 8:30, yet I didn't see the actual doctor until 9:35. Actual appointment was very good and very informative, but the wait time was unacceptable.

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Dr. Price is wonderful. Kind and full of practical ideas. Good teacher. The wait to see her however was unacceptable. I was warned at check in that it might be half an hour and it was over an hour. During that time no one updated me about further delays. I can't spend half a day just trying to get my child in and out of an allergy appointment. I am seriously considering finding a new practice though we would miss Dr. Price.

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Very professional staff. Dr. Price was very personable and informative.

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Dr. Price is probably the best allergist for mast cell-related issues in the Pacific Northwest. Without her help, I would be struggling, in pain, and exhausted.

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Dr Price obviously knows her subject well. She is a good communicator, expresses sincere interest in the problems at hand. She has a well-organized practice. We were impressed by her assistant as well.

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She is always a delight to see. She listens to her patients.

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She's excellent at looking at unusual presentations and making sense of them. Expert in Mast Cell Activation Disorder and subtle allergies that affect function and quality of life. Very personable.

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Dr. Price is excellent at her job. I have been her patient for 10 years and I am happy with her care. She can run behind your appt. time, but it is because she spends quality time with her patients. She never rushes you.

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I felt Dr. Price was very knowledgeable and encouraging regarding our son's asthma and allergies. I left feeling confident about our action plan and the care we received from her.

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The office staff were very professional as well as friendly. Dr Salter Price was very personable and knowledgeable.

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I have used Dr. Price for quite awhile. She is organized, very competent, imaginative, and easy to talk with. Her office is very efficient and friendly.

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Professional, pleasant personality

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great team and communication

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She is the best allergist I've ever had - highly recommended.

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I thought Kursteen and Monica were great. They were very knowledgable and thorough. I feel like they are addressing concerns I have presented doctors numerous times over the past years that were brushed aside. Would definitly recommend. I am always really irritated when I don't get in on time. They brought me in 20 minutes after my appointment. How would they like it if I showed up 20 minutes late?

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Very good. Answered all our questions.

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I needed to get paperwork out of the way, so wait time wasn't an issue.

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awesome provider

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I thought that by having an early morning appointment, I would not have the typical medical office wait. Wow, was I wrong! More than an hour past my appointment time before I was called in. The assistant said "sorry for the wait, but we are so busy this morning." What? Isn't everyone being seen by appointment? Isn't there some control with that. And seriously... If they are this far behind at 9 am, I feel VERY sorry for the afternoon appointments.

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My 9-year-old son saw Dr. Price today. She was great with him! We also got a lot of new information about his allergies and asthma and how to manage them better.

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She's the best mast cell savvy allergist in the Pacific Northwest, at least as far as I am concerned. She also has a great staff. I don't mind waiting a little to see her, because I know I will get great advice when I do, and she will take extra time with me, just as she does with her other patients.

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Dr.Price is very knowledgable regarding Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, a rare disorder that most doctors have never heard of. She is willing to listen and try different treatments to tailor care specifically to each patient (my daughter and I each have MCAS and she understands our important differences and carefully adjusts our treatments accordingly). Dr. Price is also a very kind hearted person. The only drawback is distance and long waits (our first appt was at 11 and she didn't enter patient room until 12:45). She is in high demand so expect a long wait, but I do believe she's well worth the time and effort.

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