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Ellen Schiaffino-Purvis, MD

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My department:
Continuing Care

My specialty:
Internal Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

I grew up in New York State near New York City. After college, my interest in Geriatrics and an eagerness to travel led me to attend medical school in England. I returned to New York in 1983 to complete my Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Geriatrics. In 1988 I visited the Pacific Northwest for the first time. When I saw the majestic Oregon Coast, it was love at first sight. I have called Oregon my home since 1989 and continue to be enthralled by its beauty.

About my practice

Before joining Kaiser Permanente, I practiced Internal Medicine with an emphasis on Geriatrics, and now I utilize my Internal Medicine training to collaborate with patients and their families to maximize function and quality of life. I particularly enjoy Geriatric Medicine because it provides me the opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary care team that meets the needs of patients and their caregivers.

How I thrive

Sharing time with my husband and daughter is how I live well; whether it is buying yet more books at Powell's, hiking the endless trails in Oregon or working in our garden.

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

Continuing Care
2701 Nw Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210
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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

Newcastle University School of Medical Education
Newcastle , United Kingdom

Board certification

Geriatric Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical SpecialtiesExternal Link, the American Medical AssociationExternal Link, or the American Osteopathic AssociationExternal Link websites.

Medical training

Internal Medicine

New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center
New Rochelle , NY

Geriatrics

Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx , NY

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2015

Provider ID

0127V

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Referrals to affiliated community physicians/providers in Oregon and Washington

Affiliated community physicians/providers are not part of the Northwest Permanente Medical Group (NWPMG). They are physicians/providers credentialed by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest and/or who have a contract with the NWPMG.

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Referrals to affiliated community dentists in Oregon and Washington

Affiliated community dentists are not part of Permanente Dental Associates (PDA). They are dentists credentialed by PDA for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, and they have a contract with PDA.

If your PDA dentist decides that you require covered services not available internally from a PDA dentist, he or she may refer you to an affiliated community dentist. You must have a written, authorized referral from Kaiser Permanente in order to receive a covered service from an affiliated community dentist.

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This page was last updated on:

11/17/2018