Jeff A. Kraakevik M.D.

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Associate Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 41 Comments)


  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Residency:

    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (neurology)
  • Fellowship:

    • OHSU 2004-2006 (movement disorders)


Dr. Kraakevik earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa and his fellowship in movement disorders from Oregon Health & Science University (2004-2006).

He joined the OHSU movement disorders faculty in 2006 and is currently an assistant professor of neurology. Dr. Kraakevik holds the unique distinction of being a former high school teacher. He has followed this trajectory of educator and currently heads up the development of medical student and resident education for the OHSU department of neurology and VA Medical Center where he holds a joint appointment.

Dr. Kraakevik's research interests include gait and balance problems of Parkinson's disease as well as research that explores the best teaching practices for medical education.

Dr. Kraakevik is an expert clinician for all movement disorders.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2005

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 41 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

  • Apr 26, 2019

    This provider Jeff Kraakevik has always been very professional the results from the botox from when I had a facial spasm have been right on and he's delightful to talk to I could not find the better neurologist. I don't think he's competent, but also a great bed side manner.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    I thought he provided a good opportunity to learn about Parkinson's. He listened very carefully and you felt like you had ... he had all the time in the world to listen to you and to work with you.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Kraakevic and his staff are kind and caring, in addition to being top-notch in their specialty.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    He seemed very invested in providing information to us.

  • Apr 15, 2019


  • Apr 09, 2019

    Awesome bedside manner.Always asks is there anything more I want to talk aboutClear explanations.I never feel rushed but rarely see him down as running late on the waiting room providers board.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    He listens carefully to our questions and explains things so a layman can understand.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Always professional and responsive. I am so glad and thankful for Dr. kraakevik

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Dr Kraakevik is witty, knowledgeable and kind. He is very personable and explains things in an easy way to understand.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    as always very good very friendly always trust

  • Mar 12, 2019

    I can't say enough. Dr. Kraakevik has helped me with a condition that meant I couldn't function. I now am symptom free! He is compassionate and listens and answers my questions.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Always pleasant and comfortable, yet covers the ground needed.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    This doctor was was very good. I Come From Another neurosurgeon that the neurologist that didn't tell me anything when I go to a doctor, I expect to have a diagnosis and prognosis and and and a treatment plan in place in in in have it explained in detail to me so I understand it. And then this guy did was very good. I didn't feel rushed. I didn't feel like it was stuffed into a 15 minute time frame and in the and I & I had to think of something quick. It was very good experience.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Dr. Kraakevik is excellent. I have nothing but good things to say about him.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    Experience was great. Unfortunately there was a drop in communication somewhere along the line and had I known more about what the intent of the appointment was before hand I would have not taken the time. Essentially it would and could have been handled by a phone call rather than a 200 mile round trip and overnight stay.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    The doctor was very knowledgeable and very compassionate.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Dr. Kraakevik takes the time to answer our questions and is very thorough in his evaluation, analysis, and response. We are very pleased to have him as our doctor. And we would highly recommend him. The only issue we have is the questionnaire itself. We don't feel that we need to keep assuring you that we have pressed the correct number.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    He is personable, answers all questions, long time him very much.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Everything went well

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Dr. Kraakevik is always always very patient and understanding, spends a lot of time with us, is very responsive to our questions. We would refer him to anyone. Thank you so much.

  • Nov 27, 2018

    I'm very happy with Dr. Kraakevik. I think that he is very patient listening to his patients and I think that he tries to find out what is really happening and what can be a benefit to me, and I'm thankful to have him.

  • Oct 24, 2018

    Very sttisfying

  • Oct 17, 2018

    Was able to get questions answered

  • Oct 04, 2018

    Very responsive and knowledgeable.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    Dr. Kraakevik was friendly and professional. He took the time to carefully answer our questions and although we don't have too many answers, we feel confident in his care for my husband.

  • Aug 21, 2018


  • Aug 21, 2018

    Good and prompt service.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Dr. kraakevik listens well and always provides thorough answers.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    It was a fast visit and check up. He did answer my questions and concerns.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    Dr. Kraakevik is an excellent doctor. I am doing very well under his care. He explains his Treatment plan and options. He listens to what his patients have to say.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    OHSU. Dr. Kraakevik is very response to our needs and answers all of our questions. He's got a great bedside manner and we think he's fantastic.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Very good listener and answered all questions we had.

  • Aug 01, 2018

    Excellent care, excellent everything. Thank you.

  • Aug 01, 2018

    Dr. Krakovich was very attentive, listened to all of our concerns, took a lot of time to address all of our concerns and made suggestions. We overall enjoyed the experience of meeting him, getting to know him and getting established under his care for my husband who has had Parkinson's for 20 years. And also, have with getting the recommended test set and also very responsive on the under My Chart, he responded to a couple of messages we sent with questions after the appointment, so overall very, very satisfied with Dr. Krakovich.

  • Jul 25, 2018

    Dr. Kraakevik is pleasant and knowledgeable. I enjoy seeing him once a year.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    Dr. Kraakevik Is, is wonderful. He listens, he hears me, he's patient with me, he doesn't ever make me feel rushed. I just, I think he's fabulous, and everything he's ever told me to do, worked. He's solved the problem. So what else can I say? He's great.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    Always pleasant and professional.

  • Jul 21, 2018


  • Jul 11, 2018

    Dr. Kraakevik is a good listener and is very knowledgeable. He considers my needs and wishes and is very aware of my illness and prescribes the best treatment and medication for my needs. He is on timer my appointment and spends adequate time to listen to me. .

  • Jul 11, 2018

    Excellent doctor who has kept my neck straight for several years now, I really appreciate it, thank you.