Chris Yedinak M.N., F.N.P., D.N.P.

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Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Skull Base and Cerebrovascular School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (166 Ratings, 61 Comments)

Expertise

  • Neurological Surgery

Special focus on

  • Neurosurgery

Education

  • F.N.P., CQUniversity, Rockhampton Oregon Australia 2011
  • Certifications:

    • Family nurse practitioner, The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Biography

Chris Yedinak is the family nurse practitioner and clinical research trials coordinator who oversees patient care at the OHSU Northwest Pituitary Center. Educated in Sydney, Australia, Chris has a background in psychiatric nursing care and tertiary education. Her research interests include: pituitary pathology and Cushing's disease. For the last five years she has specialized in neuroendocrine testing, and pre- and post-operative care of patients with neuroendocrine and pituitary diseases.

For information about our academic department, conferences, residency and fellowships, visit the Department of Neurological Surgery's website.

Languages

  • English

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (166 Ratings, 61 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • May 06, 2019

    seems very knowledgeable. caring, personable, thorough.

  • May 06, 2019

    She was very informative and helpful. It was her goal to make me well.

  • May 04, 2019

    So caring

  • May 04, 2019

    I appreciate that I never feel rushed to get done with a visit and Christine always asked about my family and is interested to hear how things are going even if not related to my condition. Always on time and on schedule. A positive experience every time.

  • May 03, 2019

    Hi, this is [Name] And I think my experience with Christien Yedinak was the best I could have ever had. I would recommend her to anyone. And I'm looking forward to my next year check up with her. Thank you.

  • May 03, 2019

    Christine is a fantastic doctor! She listens and keeps an open mind, despite my craziness. She makes me feel like I am in good hands.

  • May 02, 2019

    It was positive, She made me feel extremely comfortable, and showed great concern for my condition.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Well, the doctor is very kind. Thank you, she is very concerned about your question, you are well and I like the way you are because you are interested in your patients. Thank you.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Everything was fine on time. No problem. Very good. Always. Thank you.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Christine is thoughtful caring and experienced. She is an excellent provider.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    yes, she Christine is just very nice person and easy to talk with and we talked over things that were bothering me and and I felt very well taken care of.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Knowlegable, smart and caring. She has been my medical link since my operation 5-6 yrs ago and hasn't changed. She is a holistic responder helping me understand what is going on as I age and deal with my Parkinsons. Great lady.

  • Apr 01, 2019

    Christine Yedinak is very knowledgeable when it comes to the endocrine system, and you know, I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

  • Apr 01, 2019

    Christina has always gone above and beyond to meet our needs and make us feel important. She takes extra time to listen to all of our questions and responds to us. If we should send a message to her over the my chart, we hear back from her promptly. We are completely and 100% satisfied with our service there with Christina and would recommend her highly.

  • Mar 30, 2019

    She always listens. Always looks deeper and pays attention to the little things that other providers miss.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    She was very professional yet personal. Listened. Cheerful, fun personality. Made me feel at ease yet that I was with someone that was taking things seriously and knew what she was talking about. And made my husband feel comfortable - the whole thing is out of his comfort zone. Seemed to take in the whole person, not just the one on paper.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Very pleasant to visit with and is responsive favorably to any questions I had. Thoroughly answered all questions that I had re the MRI results.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Fairly time efficient. Christine's nurse assistant was very helpful.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Always exceptional with Chris

  • Mar 15, 2019

    She entered the room with a smile on her face and hand extended, I felt she cared about me, she looked at me when she spoke, and listened to all of my questions, and did not rush me when I had questions, she answered everything. I would truly recommend her to every one of my family and friends. I am very pleased with the treatment I received.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    It has been a privilege to be one of Dr Yedinak’s patients since being diagnosed with a pituitary tumor. She and her colleagues have provided superb care, and I am deeply grateful for the depth of her understanding and the wisdom of her counsel in addition to her personal warmth, diligence and desire to be as helpful as possible.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    She is a good listener and spends whatever the time it takes to discuss your concerns. She seems quite caring. I think she is a good doctor.

  • Feb 20, 2019

    Christine Yedinak is an excellent care provider. She not only knows what she's doing in and out, but she is very concerned about the well being of her patient and thinks about the entire life of the patient, not only her area of specialty of endocrinology. I would recommend her to any and everyone who needs her services.

  • Feb 12, 2019

    Before seeing Christine Yedinak my hormone issues Were all over the map after having my pituitary tumor removed back in 2000. She is an extremely competent Expresses her opinion carefully. Listens thoroughly And has slowly guided me to a very positive response. I couldn't be happier.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    She explains things so well and is easy to talk to and ask questions.

  • Jan 29, 2019

    Yes, Christine has always been very helpful with me. This is probably 2 1/2 years now that we've been in her office and she's always been very thorough and asked a lot of questions. she answers questions that we do ask and doesn't just blow us off and we're very happy with her.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    She was pleasant, knowledgeable and took her time with me. She asked questions but also answered mine.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    So it's like she always says it's good but there is no proof of that. She follows processes with my insurance and it's not helping cause she gives me generic where they should of been asking me if I want to pay for the manufactured brand. I asked her not to do that in the beginning. I've had 3 brain surgeries and so I've almost 5 years with her and my brain has been swelling where the surgery was. So why aren't we doing anything different? Cause each MRI is showing it's getting worse. It's literally the definition of insanity. I do testing but it's like there is no appt afterwards and I'm left to figure out by my chart and what it all means. Sometimes she calls. There seems to be no direction and one feels unsupported and with no directions. TO which is not helpful cause I'm not a Dr.

  • Jan 15, 2019

    She is awesome! I have been seeing her for years, and she is great! She always listens to me and answers all of my questions. I feel comfortable asking her anything and I'm confident she knows what she is talking about. She has never steered me wrong, and I highly regard her opinion. She's the best!

  • Jan 15, 2019

    She was very adamant and to the point and help us a lot.

  • Jan 14, 2019

    Christine is very kind and understanding about my situation and presents health issues in an understandable kind manner.

  • Jan 13, 2019

    Very Good,

  • Jan 13, 2019

    I cannot say enough. Positive feedback about Chris Yedinak. I've seen her for years. She is always attentive to what my needs are or the purpose of my appointment with her. She gives me feedback about any health issues that come up she has personally help me with an issue I was having and referred me to another specialist. I would recommend her unconditionally to everyone that I knew who needed to be seen in a pituitary clinic or if Chris changed careers and just was a nurse practitioner somewhere else. I would highly recommend her always.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Compassionate, thorough, intellengent, very collaborative and helpful!

  • Jan 06, 2019

    The provider spent plenty of time with me, answered all of my questions and concerns, and went over my chart thoroughly.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    It was great. Dr. Berg great. Thank you.

  • Dec 29, 2018

    I like Kristine she takes time to listen and answer my questions

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Very through and knowledgeable. Very good manner

  • Nov 10, 2018

    She is a very kind and wise doctor. Very empathetic and cares about how I am suffering and my needs. Even though she is so intelligent, I always feel listened to and respected. She also knows what she is doing and the best of the best at it. I am inspired by my doctor and happy to hear all she says. It's nice to have a doctor that knows what they are doing but also cares about how I am doing. I know she will do all she can to help me, no matter The severity of the problem.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    My experience with my provider was pleasant, very thorough, encouraging, thoughtful. She took the time to listen to me and also to give me good feedback on how I was doing and what I needed to do even better. Obviously, she's very caring, very personable. But more importantly, she made very understandable about the steps I needed to take to improve myself, and that... that's worth a tremendous amount. She is exceptional and you were very lucky to have her. Thank you.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Christie is very nice and knowledgeable and caring person. I would recommend her to anyone thanks.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Dr. Yedinak is a wonderful physician. She listens well and talks in terms that I can understand. I appreciate her intelligence and thoroughness. I am forever grateful for her services.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Christine is... Dr. Christine is just amazing. She listens well, she's very caring, and offers just really good practical advice.

  • Nov 04, 2018

    Good information and lots of reassurance that I am on the normal progression of recovery. I like how she takes both symptoms and lab results into consideration when prescribing a medication plan

  • Nov 03, 2018

    She's absolutely wonderful patience and procedures and information. I think she's wonderful. Thank you.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    I have been seeing her for the last 13 years. She has a great attitude and we love to talk about my health and what is going on in life.

  • Oct 25, 2018

    very caring and attentive. We really enjoy seeing Chris.

  • Oct 21, 2018

    She was nice but I feel like all the OHSU doctor?s I?ve seen don?t listen to their patients. First, you guys ordered the wrong MRI. You have no explanation for my vision loss and dizziness and fatigue and muscle weakness that I?ve been having for four years. I feel like you?ve just given up on me.

  • Oct 15, 2018

    I saw Chris Yedinak, I adore her. She is very kind and knowledgeable. I feel that she takes my concerns seriously. I don't care for the other providers in the pituitary center. I don't feel as if they understand my concerns and don't care about trying to help me improve my health and quality of life.

  • Sep 29, 2018

    I waited over 4 hours for my provider and found that my provider had left. My provider was never alerted that I had checked in for my appointment.