Ronald F. Pfeiffer M.D.

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Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.8 out of 5 (365 Ratings, 118 Comments)


  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
  • Residency:

    • Neurology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 1974-1977
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1979


Dr. Pfeiffer specializes in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. In addition to working with the OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon and Movement Disorders Clinic, he collaborates with other specialties throughout OHSU, including gastroenterology and the Nerve Center to study GI dysfunction and motility disorders as well as autonomic dysfunction. He also facilitates and oversees clinical trials for Parkinson’s. He has been published extensively in his field and serves on a number of editorial boards.

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (365 Ratings, 118 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 30, 2019

    Great Dr and friendly staff

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr Pfeiffer is always very pleasant, very attentive and does not make me feel rushed. He listens, and answers any questions I may have in a straightforward manner. When I leave OHSU after my appointments I feel confident that I have received the best medical care possible, from a great doctor, who is very knowledgeable and very kind. We are thankful that OHSU is near enough for us to travel to, and blessed to have found the right doctor.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    The doctor is a very caring individual and answers all of our questions.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    He hears and provides answers to my questions. Compassionate.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Dr Pfeiffer is very kind and knowledgeable

  • Apr 15, 2019

    Dr. Pfieffer spends time with me and answers my questions so that I understand the answers. He includes my family who attend appointments with me.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    He is a great doctor

  • Apr 09, 2019

    He is very knowledgeable about Parkinson's Disease and concerned about my husband as well as myself. I trust him and like him.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    Excellent Doctor. Shows interest in patient. Happy to answer questions and help with problems.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Good listener and very knowledge. answered all questions and concerns

  • Mar 08, 2019

    went well doctor is very detailed

  • Mar 06, 2019

    Dr. Pfeiffer is a wonderful doctor She gives me a list of information and treats me very well. Thank you.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    No complaints. Very willing to listen. Very thorough.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    I had a very good experience as usual. He was on time. It was very careful and explain everything to me and did all the testing and to see how I was doing. He was willing to talk with me about everything as usual. I'm I'm very pleased with him.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    He is always very thorough.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    He is always courteous and kind and is interested in my case.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    He is warm, knowledgeable, good listener, thorough.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    I made a mistake on my time to be there and they were very, very nice to me. I live in Vancouver. I had to get somebody to take me there cause I can't drive anymore. And Dr. Pfeiffer, and the girls were very sweet about it, and they did get me in after just a very short wait, and I did appreciate it. And Dr. Pfeiffer, I thought was very thorough with the examination and trying to help me. I have something that nobody knows what causes it and he was really working with me and trying to figure out what to do to help me. So I definitely would go back to him or recommend him anybody that has a neurological problem.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Pfeiffer. He's an excellent neurologist. Very caring very thorough and I would highly recommend them to. My closest relatives or friends. I think he's just the tops.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    When I ask questions he answers, I really appreciate that. And he carries through on what he says he'll do. He tells me how I rate that day, compared to the previous appointment.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    The doctor is very patient oriented, he's kind, informative, makes you feel comfortable. Not often sometimes not found on the University teaching Hospital. So we would have both highly recommended him, the excellent physician.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    It was good.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Pfeiffer is a caring individual. I feel comfortable in his presence and respect his knowledge of movement disorder dysfunctions, and so I feel quite comfortable seeing him on a regular basis.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Dr pfeifer was very thorough and spent time and was very attentive.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Yes, my experience there with Dr. Pfeiffer. It was very good and I've had other appointments with him and I feel that way about it, too. Thank you.

  • Jan 23, 2019

    In for kidney stone surgery and treatment facilities and staffing was first class. Had lunch and it also was great.

  • Jan 23, 2019

    Love this doctor. He explains things and is never in a hurry with you -- You may have to wait a bit to see him, but it is always worth it!

  • Jan 16, 2019

    Dr Pfeiffer is a very kind doctor

  • Jan 15, 2019

    normally the doc is right on time... but someone booked a new patient first thing in the morning so I was almost 50 minutes late....not the end of the world, and not the doc's fault....normally not an issue.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    I told the doctor about a couple symptoms that he's missing and so I'm kinda frustrated there. I asked to do a couple more tests to validate myself. So I look forward to seeing you guys again. The best to you.

  • Jan 09, 2019


  • Jan 09, 2019

    Dr. Pfeiffer provides an excellent experience; clear, focused on my needs and professional.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    Great, and I'm ready to place my experience.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Dr. Pfeiffer has seen me for a year to help me with Parkinson?s disease. He is thorough and organized and respectful.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Hi, Dr. Pfeiffer is very thorough. He is, I can tell he listens to every word I say. He remembers about my last visit, and it makes me feel better every time I go there. He is the only doctor that I've ever been to that I could tell really was paying attention. He's like an old time doctor and very easy to talk to, very friendly and nice.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    This is my third time I had meetings with Dr. Pfeiffer. I've been very impressed with him. He's very professional and he has excellent knowledge of practices and patients I feel very good working with him. That's it.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    The provider was extremely thorough and took detailed notes. He request a complete verbal history and asked relevant questions to get more detail. He was very personable and I liked him very much. He was also open to input as to how much I thought the treatment mattered to my quality of life.The rest of the staff was also friendly.Overall, a great experience.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Very happy with Dr. Pfiffer.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Dr. Pfeiffer has been seeing us for over 2 years. He has been informative and helpful.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    listens to patient

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Dr. Pfeiffer is a very caring provider. He listens to my questions and is thorough in his exams. The exams are thorough and always are the same. He never skips a test or misses a question. I'd recommend him without hesitation to anyone with Parkinson's Disease.

  • Dec 09, 2018


  • Dec 08, 2018

    Dr. Pfeiffer is thorough, asks the important questions and is very concerned that our questions are answered. My husband and I both believe he is an outstanding movement disorder neurologist and we would recommend him to anyone dealing with Parkinson's Disease.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    Dr Pfeiffer was very friendly and helpful. He was focused on informing me about a recent test and answering my questions. Dr Pfeiffer has clearly taken ownership in helping with my health care.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    He is interested in patients, takes a great deal of time, explains procedures and drug use. He is very knowledgeable about Parkinson's disease, and we recommend him highly. We like him very much.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Okay what? Dr. Pfeiffer has been very good, very thoroughly. Thank you.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    This provider was exceptionally thorough and very helpful and we were just very impressed. And so glad that we made that appointment.

  • Dec 02, 2018

    I felt that I had a very nice experience. He was very knowledgeable, courteous and thorough.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Dr. Ronald Pfeiffer was very through with his exam and gave us comfort that he cared.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    He is thorough, kind, empathetic, knowledgeable. I respect him very much.