Biography & Education

Biography

Michelle Bonta, M.D., greets all her patients with a smile because she feels it is a privilege to take care of people. “I want my patients to feel that they can approach me with any concern, no matter how minute it may seem to them,” she says. “If something about their skin is bothering them, I want to know about it.”

After graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, Dr. Bonta earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. She completed her residency in dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University.

Born in Jamaica, West Indies, Dr. Bonta enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters when away from her medical practice. Her favorite activities include hiking, watching movies, decorating and cultivating orchids.

Areas of expertise

Dermatology

Education
Yale University; Harvard Medical School
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-8999
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.9 out of 5 (276 Ratings, 75 Comments)

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07/27/2017
Dr Bonita and her staff are always professional and knowledgeable
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07/19/2017
This Dermatologist is excellent!!
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07/05/2017
Dr. Bonta is excellent in all ways
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07/05/2017
dr.bonta is right on all the time.
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06/29/2017
Dr. Bonta is the most caring and detailed professional we have ever had.
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06/16/2017
Her practice is full because Dr. Bonta is an excellent dermatologist.
100

06/12/2017
Dr Bonta is a good listener and always cheerful. Though I did not need a referral for specialty care, I believe she would not hesitate to refer me to another specialist if my ailment was outside her field. I am very confident in her ability to ask probing questions and analyze data. I always feel confident that I am in good hands when I leave her office.
90

06/01/2017
wait too longprovider seemed rushed
100

05/31/2017
Excellent service and understanding by my Care Provider.
100

05/25/2017
Extremely thorough in her assessment of my issues
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05/25/2017
I woud recommend Dr Bonta but she is not accepting new patients
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05/24/2017
Dr. Bonta is very good
100

05/23/2017
Highly skilled doctor with a very efficient team. They worked together really well when performing in office procedures.
100

05/18/2017
the only downside is how difficult it is to get in to see her. I called in October, first available appointment was April. Sorry - but that is too long of a lead time.
100

05/17/2017
Nothing but good things to say.
90

05/11/2017
Her schedule is so fully booked that when I needed to cancel and reschedule a follow up appointment, I had trouble getting an appointment until many weeks later.
50

05/04/2017
Professional, cold, unfriendly.
100

05/04/2017
I love Dr. Bonta but she is so hard to see for my annual checkup. I will be booking my annual appointment a year in advance. She does get me in if I'm having a emergency.
100

05/03/2017
Dr Bonta is excellent. extremely skilled and thoughtful. I couldn't ask for a better patient-doctor relationship.
80

05/02/2017
This provider is very busy and should leave some open time for short term needs. To be booked a month or more in advance is excessive.
100

05/01/2017
Dr. Bonita is a caring, intelligent physician who relates to each patient as though you were a new, but already valued, friend. She is an excellent dermatologist. I value and trust her completely.
90

04/30/2017
Have recommended Dr Bonta since visit on [...].
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04/29/2017
I am always extremely satisfied with this doctor
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04/26/2017
excellent
90

04/26/2017
Would have been nice to know that things were running somewhat behind schedule when I checked in (if they knew this would be the case at that point). I recognize in the medical field sometimes things come up that can take longer than expected.
100

04/26/2017
Wish she was closer to where I live
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04/25/2017
I had to wait 6 months for an appointment with this provider.
100

04/24/2017
I love Dr. Bonta . She is very professional, attentive, and knowlegeable and always addresses all my skin issues/concerns.
100

04/17/2017
Dr Bonta is an excellent dermatologist and has an excellent bedside manner
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04/14/2017
I have seen Dr Bonta for years and I think she is a terrific doctor.
90

04/12/2017
[...] Dr, Bonta does an excellent job of taking care of my derm needs, as does Dr. [...] for my general health needs.
100

04/06/2017
Knowledgeable provider, able to act [...] to answer questions [...].
100

03/29/2017
We've already recommended Dr. Bonta to other new patients who reported being very satisfied with her care.
90

03/28/2017
both my Dr.s spend time discussing questions and care and treatments needed during my exams or treatments
100

03/16/2017
loved Dr Bonta. took a very long time to get an appointment, but was worth the wait.
90

03/15/2017
Dr. Bonta is a good doctor and has provided good care. The office management is terrible. An established patient has difficulty getting a timely appointment, My wife, a patient of Dr. Bonta for 10 years and a melanoma survivor, could not get an appointment for an annual skin check for nearly six months. She has since found a better practice for her care.
100

03/03/2017
Dr. Bonta is amazing!
100

03/01/2017
Even tho I usually come away shy a few pieces of flesh, I really do look forward to seeing and chatting with Dr. Bonta.
80

02/22/2017
the offices seem dated, at least the ones I have visited, and a bit dingy and dirty
90

02/22/2017
Dr. Bonta is a wonderful doctor. I have the utmost respect for her.
100

02/15/2017
Dr. Bonta is the best dermatologist I have ever had. She diagnosed me with a previous skin condition that I had for 7 years and at least 3 or 4 Drs. were not able to help me and she cured me. She is very efficient kind considerate. I can't say enough good things about here.
100

02/12/2017
all good experience
100

02/12/2017
As always, Dr. Bonta is very professional but approachable and warm. She listens extremely well and is always thorough in her examinations. She is respectful and kind.
100

02/10/2017
My last 2 appointments she had to reschedule.
100

02/09/2017
Dr. Bonta is always very attentive and helpful.
100

02/08/2017
Dr. Bonta was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. She offered a treatment plan that would fit with my lifestyle, even though it wasn't the one she thought would be most successful (which she was honest about in a non-judgmental and purely informational and expectation-driven way). She didn't seem like she was rushing the appointment (although it was pretty short) and listened to everything I had to say. Excellent provider!
100

02/07/2017
[...] has dementia so very dependent on me, wife, and our medical advisors. Dr. Bonta under stands him and he responds to her as he is happy she asks him the questions first, even tho he is unable to remember the answers.
100

01/25/2017
dr Bonta is awesome. I trust her completely.
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01/20/2017
Dr. Bonta is my Dermatologist. I see her once a year, but would see her more often it were necessary. I think VERY highly of her [...]
100

01/16/2017
I could not ask for a better, more thoughtful and thorough doctor.
100

12/28/2016
Surgery went very good.
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12/28/2016
I have seen Dr Bonta for years for dermatology care. She is a wonderful doctor, seems very knowledgeable, confident and caring. I really like her.
80

12/26/2016
waiting for biopsy report. two weeks today
50

12/23/2016
Received call from referred Dr's office before I knew there was a problem. Needed to make an appointment before having time to digest biopsy results. Dermatology office should have called me first.
90

12/19/2016
Dr. Bonta is an excellent, caring physician.
100

12/14/2016
Dr. Bonta is specialty care and I feel I am in the best hands with all of my skin issues. She really cares.
100

10/26/2016
I always come away from my check-ups with Dr. Bonta feeling that she was very thorough and I can relax for another year!
100

10/22/2016
Excellent doctor who is also a friend I look forward to seeing.
100

10/19/2016
Dr. Bonta is fabulous!!!
90

10/19/2016
I was told to arrive at 9:30. I didn't go back to a room until 10:05, I saw the doctor at 10:15. I really expected to be seen closer to the time I arrived and felt hurried (not because of the dr) because I did not expect to be away from work so long, and had a meeting coming up I needed to attend.
100

10/06/2016
Dr. Bonta is one of the best dermatology doctors I have come across.
100

10/03/2016
Very pleased with Dr. BONTA. Next check up I will call early for appt....I did have to wait About Six weeks ..but it was just my semi annual check up. one week after my foot biospy was done..my foot was swollen...when I called they fit me in within hours...
100

09/30/2016
Dr. Bonta is the best! She is professional and personable.
100

09/29/2016
Dr Bonta is probably the best doctor I have ever had. She is confident, warm, and you can tell she is very good at what she does! I love her.
100

09/28/2016
Dr. Bonita is very helpful and thorough. I would definitely recommend her care to others.
100

09/21/2016
l love Dr Bonta, I feel like she is family but an excellent professional. I trust her judgment completely and always recommend her to a friend needing a dermatologist !
100

09/21/2016
I appreciate the professionalism and thoroughness with Dr. Bonta. I have complete trust and confidence in her as my dermatologist.
100

09/07/2016
Dr. Bonta is an amazing Doctor. She takes time to explain things, answer questions and explore options. Last time I during my visit, she took the extra time to contact a pharmacy who would give me a discount on a very expensive prescription. I continually leave her office feeling satisfied and very fortunate she is my Doctor.
90

09/07/2016
All well.
100

08/26/2016
Dr Bonta is a wonderful, caring human being who takes her time and pays attention to the patient and details
100

08/25/2016
feel extremely confident that my skin issues are well cared for my risk for developing skin cancers that run in my family is being well managed
100

08/25/2016
Always Very Good. An excellent experience at every visit.
100

08/17/2016
Dr. Bonta is a referral (specialist)
100

08/17/2016
Always get good care from this doctor and her staff
100

08/15/2016
Dr Bonta is awesome!