Kim Nixon Hutchison M.D.

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Faculty profile

Associate Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (151 Ratings, 49 Comments)


  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Comprehensive Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine (Neurology)


  • B.A., Colorado College, Colorado Springs Colorado 1995
  • M.D., University of Kansas, Kansas City Kansas 2000
  • Residency:

    • 2000-2004 Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology
  • Fellowship:

    • 2004-2005 Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville,TN, fellowship in sleep disorders medicine


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (151 Ratings, 49 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

  • Oct 03, 2019

    on time, very attentive, listened and gave good feedback

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Always a pleasure.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Visit was excellent...all good. Trying to get through on the phone was not so good. I was on hold 30 minutes before I gave up.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Trusted provider. Excellent rapport over many visits.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    On time. Both doctors involved were respectful and provided helpful service.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    She's absolutely the best.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Dr Hutchison takes a real human interest in her patients. This connection inspires her patientsto be healthy.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Dr. Hutchinson is such a caring and knowledgable provider!

  • Jul 12, 2019

    I just like Dr. Hutchison a lot. Competent, friendly, helpful, answers questions without talking down. The sleep center is very busy so it takes a long time to get a non urgent appointment. But I had a need to see her and she was able to work me in within a week.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    I get excellent care from Dr. Hutchinson.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Friendly and thorough

  • Jun 13, 2019

    An outstanding physician whom I have worked with for several years: caring, knowledgeable, a very good listener, respectful toward patients.

  • May 31, 2019

    She listens to my questions and concerns, and responds with clear and thoughtful suggestions and feedback.

  • May 06, 2019

    Hi, Kimberly Hutchinson is simply the best neurologist I have ever seen anywhere, in any city, including Los Angeles.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Dr. Hutchison gave me Botox injections for my chronic migraines.

  • Apr 21, 2019

    Dr. Hutchison is an amazing individual and MD. I always feel like I come out of the office visit with all my healthcare needs met! Dr. Hutchison has a calm and warm presence about her. I definitely highly recommend her as a provider!

  • Apr 08, 2019

    I can't say enough good about Dr. Hutchison. She is a empathic and careful listener. I never feel rushed. She offers wise advice, knows me well, and offers me the opportunity to participate in decisions.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Dr. Hutchison is very professional and knowledgeable and answers all questions very well.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    pleasant, attentive, well-informed

  • Mar 15, 2019

    She is very warm and competent.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Dr. Hutchison is amazing. She is kind, knowledgeable and one of the best doctors I have ever been to.

  • Feb 08, 2019


  • Feb 04, 2019

    I had a thoroughly productive and enjoyable appointment with Dr. Hutchinson. I found her to be extremely approachable and very committed to listening and helping. We spent an appropriate amount of time together and I truly felt she was interested in helping me. I look forward to our follow-up appointment and am optimistic that I am on the right path to working through my issues.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Best Hospital, Doctors, Nurses and Staff handsdown!

  • Feb 01, 2019

    I started with a different doctor in the beginning, and I got switched to Dr. Hutchison, and we did a good job together figuring out if I need to have apnea anymore, cuz it has decreased a lot. And I switched to another doctor again, but the doctor was not available, and they sent me back to Dr. Hutchison, and I think we're going to do another test or just go straight to the CPAP machine. She tells me everything so I understand, so she's a great doctor. Thank you.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    Dr. Hutchison was very thorough she listened incredibly well. She was very open to my experience and to where I was in my health care and in life. She was great. I was really grateful to be back with her.

  • Jan 14, 2019

    Dr. Hutchison is my neurologist who does my Botox injections and is by far one of the best doctors I think I've ever had on my team of physicians that I have caring for me. She's kind more than anything. She's up to date on all the information that's out there regarding new medications and how to care for chronic migraines. She's patient and is always available when needed with chronic migraines. She's a great counselor as well as a great physician, and I thank you for having her at OHSU and someone I can trust to take care of my needs. Take care. Have a great day. Bye bye.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    My experience with the doctor was great, she listened to my issues, and has responded over the past month or two extremely well, so I thank her for her care. Thank you.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Dr Hutchison is a super doc. She listens and takes the time to understand. She is kind and firm when necessary. I always feel satisfied after our visits.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    Second to none among the countless physicians I have worked with over the years.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    Dr. Hutchinson really dropped the ball on bedside manner which shocked and surprised me, and said some things that really hurt me about my weight and my attempts to manage my pain. Its especially painful as Ive been seeing her for six years, so shes seen what Ive gone through.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    Dr. Hutchinson is a caring, compassionate provider. One of the best doctors I have ever had.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Answered all my questions, easy to talk to , very informative, all around good experience!

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Non-responsive to MyChart queries. Comes across as unengaged. Department in disarray.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Friendly, caring, knowledgeable, and takes her time to answer all my questions. She diagnosed my rare disorder and was truly a lifesaver. She's definitely worth the time and trouble to travel from Washington State to have as a physician.

  • Oct 06, 2018

    Dr. Hutchinson is the most compassionate dr I have ever have been to. She has gone above and beyond to make sure I got the care I need to have a better quality of life for my condition. I am very grateful to have her as a physician.

  • Oct 05, 2018

    I have been Dr. Hutchinson's patient for several years, and, simply put, I just love her. She listens carefully and summarizes what I've told her to be sure that she's heard me correctly. I feel as if she bases her recommendations regarding my treatment based not only her amazing expertise but also on my input.

  • Sep 22, 2018

    Dr. Hutchison left me feeling seen and heard as a medical case as well as a human with human feelings and foibles. Her "bedside manner" is tender, empathetic, directive and clear. She stays on task, is incredibly thorough in her collection of data, her assessments and explanations. She was careful, caring, very present and very good at explaining her conclusions. I left OHSU feeling that finally someone had heard me through, carefully gone through the studies I brought and had addressed me as who I am. She sent me back into my life with hope, encouragement and definite direction. She is a great gift!!

  • Sep 08, 2018

    Dr. Hutchinson is amazing. She is very knowledgeable, thoughtful and helpful.

  • Sep 08, 2018

    Dr. Kimberly Hutchison is a wonderful doctor. She is kind and personable. She?s gentle and takes her time. I drive all the way from Salem to see her for my treatments because she?s worth it.Also, the staff in the neurology department are topknotch.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    Because of the light traffic, we arrived very early for our appointment, and she took us right away . That courtesy was really very much appreciated, and then she gave excellent service, good questions, good answers. We were very satisfied with Dr. Hutchison, and we're glad we have her.

  • Aug 31, 2018

    she is excellent

  • Aug 30, 2018

    She is upbeat, knowledgeable and had helpful.

  • Aug 24, 2018

    I attended a luncheon in which Dr. Hutchison was the speaker. I had sleep issues so I made the appt. with her. I have seen her once a year for about 2 years. She is a fine doctor and always willing to answer questions. My only disappointment in using the OHSU Sleep Medicine is that she has referred me to other doctors at OHSU and some outside of there and they either do not take my insurance or they are not taking new patients. I have had to search on my own to find help with other sleep issues beside the apnea. It has been frustrating and not always successful.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Dr. Hutchison was great, she's clearly skilled, highly competent, and I really enjoyed talking with her, felt she really cared, covered the options with me, very impressed. Very, very favorable visit. Thanks.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    Oh, so the ?medically I was fine. Doctor knows her stuff; very knowledgeable, very?felt very comfortable, felt well cared for. Reason I gave her a 6 is because I was originally scheduled for April, and then, a couple of days before my visit, a call from the clerk saying need to reschedule you until August and that's just ridiculous. Utterly infuriating.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    Dr. Hutchison is very thorough, knowledgeable, patient, and personable; she answered all of my questions and explained her evaluation/diagnosis and recommended treatment plan very well.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    My doctor, Hutchinson, is someone I've already recommended and I've added family members to her list of clients or patients. I like her very much, she's very caring, knowledgeable, and I do recommend her. I forgot how to turn it off.

  • Jun 20, 2018

    Dr Hutchison is a wonderful doc. Caring, logical, firm, and human.

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