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




Emanuel Medical Center, Salmon Creek Medical Center

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

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

  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.

  Sep 12, 2022
Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

  Sep 6, 2022
I really appreciate Dr. Dempster. He is great! He has a different staff every time I go in, however. This time when I called on the day of the visit, I couldn't get an answer or return call about the visit.

  Aug 15, 2022
We have a very good experience with Dr. John Dempster. He is friendly and listens and answers any questions we have. He Is very knowledgeable about Seizures. I'm So glad he is our neurologist.

  Aug 9, 2022
Dr Dempster is very informative and so pleasant! He has a good sense of humor and relates well to myself and my husband who is also his patient.

  Aug 1, 2022
The provider talked over me most of the session, but I did receive the help I needed.

  Jul 28, 2022
The staff was very friendly and respectful.

  Jul 27, 2022
My doctor went over my tests results. He explain things and I understood him. He is very polite.

  Jun 23, 2022
Dr Dempster had especially good "bedside manner" during this visit which is the only area I think he can ever improve in. (Double compliment, not a complaint)

  Jun 22, 2022
Dr. Dempster had all of my records from my previous doctor, and more importantly, had gone over them and had several concerns. He explained how my current medications were effecting my other medical conditions, and offered a plan to change to medications with fewer side effects. Very pleased with my visit.

  Jun 20, 2022
Medical assistant disregarded patient preferences. Receptionist was very good.

  Jun 13, 2022
Dr. Dempster is an excellent doctor. The best I've ever had.

  Jun 13, 2022
It would be more beneficial if the provider was allowed more time with the patient (me). Got the sense that we were in a hurry.

  Jun 6, 2022
This was my 1st visit so not completely able to form a precise opinion yet. However, staff & doctor were wonderful & prepared.