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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (7)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Verna Porter is Good. Dr. Porter has been reviewed by 28 patients who have provided 7 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.4
Promptness 3.6
Courteous Staff 3.3
Accurate Diagnosis 3.0
Bedside Manner 3.0
Spends Time with Me 3.1
Follows Up After Visit 3.2

Specialties & Research

Dr. Verna Porter, MD is board certified in Neurology.

  • She has special expertise in 17 areas:
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Concussion
  • Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Pain
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Memory Disorders
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neurology
  • Primary Headache Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke

Education & Awards

Dr. Porter graduated from University of California at Los Angeles. She has 2 awards.

Selected for inclusion in the 2010 Los Angeles Magazine, Top Doctors January, 2010 Edition
Selected for inclusion in the 2010 Los Angeles Magazine, Top Do


Dr. Porter has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • St. John's Regional Medical Center 
  • UCLA Medical Center 


  • English
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Verna Ruth Porter MD is a female Neurologist, has 17 years of experience and practices in Neurology.
Where does Dr. Verna R. Porter practice?
Dr. Verna Porter has 3 office locations.
Dr. Verna Porter practices Neurology near Santa Monica, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Thousand Oaks, CA and Los Angeles, CA.
See Santa Monica Neurologists.