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

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 210
Portland, OR 97225
Phone 503-216-8980
Fax 503-216-8999
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

A provider’s star rating is based on a Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. In this survey, taken after an office visit, patients answer a series of standardized questions and have the opportunity to provide custom comments. Providence strips identifying information from comments so they can be shared without jeopardizing confidentiality or patient privacy.

4.8 out of 5 (199 Ratings, 65 Comments)

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02/18/2015
I have been happy with Dr. Bonta and now my wife has a appointment with her.
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90

02/18/2015
Had an active outbreak of rash from [...] and had to wait for an appointment for a month.
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100

02/18/2015
Dr. Bonta is very thorough and I feel very confident that she is on top of my problems with skin cancer.
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90

02/18/2015
Dr. Bonta is great.
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100

02/18/2015
[...] like this provider
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100

02/17/2015
Dr.Bonta is wonderful.
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50

02/11/2015
Dr. Bonta is very smart and thorough which is why I see her but her bed side manner could use some improvement. Often times in a dermatology setting people are self conscious of their issues. I think she has become complacement in her practice in this regard and could be more sensitive in the language she uses during the appointment. Additionally, the issues could potentially come with serious health issues so being both self conscious and a little worried it would be great to have a provider who is both smart and a little sensitive to those emotions. I will not change providers becasue I do trust Dr. Bonta and know I will receive great care from her.
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100

02/10/2015
Exceptional. She truly cares about your situation. Gives advise well beyond what one could expect. Also, no hesitation to recommend associates for consultation or treatment.
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100

02/10/2015
Michelle Bonta did an excellent job of detecting pre-cancerous cells on my nose. She is very articulate and easy to understand. Great doctor!
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100

02/03/2015
I have been with the Dr. Bonta for over 10 years and she is a wonderful doctor. I have had a number of skin issues over the years and she has done a great job of curing the problem. I cannot recommend her enough.
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100

01/14/2015
I was mixed up on my appointment time and arrived 1/2 hr. late. Receptionist checked with the doctor's office and the Doctor said she would take me anyway. I am very appreciative of this.
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70

01/05/2015
seems to discourage treatment option I've been wanting to try for over a year. competent and likeable provider
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100

12/29/2014
i really like Dr Bonta. She is confident, respectful, caring.
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100

12/26/2014
Dr. Bonta is competent and caring. I'd recommend her to anyone.
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100

12/10/2014
The provider and office staff have always done an excellent job. I'm very pleased
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100

11/30/2014
Excellent doctor
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100

11/26/2014
Dr Bonta is my favorite doctor. I wish she was in general practice. I feel so comfortable with her. she puts me at ease and respects my concerns.
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90

11/25/2014
feel very confident I'm getting excellent care, advice and treatment
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100

11/25/2014
very friendly and caring
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70

11/21/2014
Providers office hours are limited and not neccessarily conducive to business hours schedules for working people. Some of the other Providence serices are offerred evening and weekend hours. Also this provider only works Part Time making it even more difficult to get an appointment or to make a change to an existing appointment without waiting months.
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100

11/19/2014
Has always been positive
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11/18/2014
Dr. Bonta has always been both friendly and thoroughly professional
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11/18/2014
dr bonta is the best...thorough, kind, clear, vigilant re my skin.i totally trust her.
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90

11/03/2014
Dr Bonta is an excellent provider!
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100

11/02/2014
Dr. Bonta is a fantastic dermatologist. She is very knowledgeable and patient. She has a very enthusiastic demeanor and is very caring. She follows up promptly and listens with empathy.
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100

10/28/2014
I have total respect and confidence in Dr Bonta's decisions.
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100

10/21/2014
Dr. Bonta is the best. Easy to talk to and a great listener.
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100

10/19/2014
Dr. Bonta always makes me feel comfortable to share my concerns regarding dermatology. I find her knowledgeable and personable.
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100

10/17/2014
Improved! I have been coming to this location to see Dr. [...] and Dr. Bonta and for blood test and other lab work for over 10 years. I have noticed a concerted effort to continually improve all aspects. It is very much appreciated.
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100

10/16/2014
Dr. Bonta is so detailed and it is amazing to me how she found such a tiny area that turned out to be a skin cancer. Both my husband and I are very appreciative of her.
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100

10/16/2014
I see Dr. Bonta yearly for a total skin check. She's taken excellent care of me.
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80

10/14/2014
Dr. Bonta is an outstanding provider. The administrative side of Sunset Dermatology is not very efficient and very frustrating. I find it more efficient to use my chart and communicate via email.
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100

09/24/2014
Love my care giver
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100

09/21/2014
she is an excellent listener and I do not feel like "just a number".
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100

09/21/2014
Dr. Bonta is amazing. I drive 45 minutes just to see her and have referred 6 friends to her that love her as well. I can't imagine going to anyone else for my skin care. You hang on to her!!
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100

09/09/2014
I've found Dr Bonta to be very professional and kind.
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100

09/02/2014
Dr.Bonta is very good and always knows the issue for the visit before coming in the room. [...]
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100

08/20/2014
Dr. Bonta has taken good care of me, and my husband. We have referred several people to her practice and all have been satisfied with the service they received.
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100

08/20/2014
Dr. Bonta is an extraordinary physician. I trust her with my life...literally. She has spotted melanoma in extremely early stages for me twice so far.
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100

08/12/2014
Excellent care and treatment, no bad experiences so far.
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100

08/11/2014
I have been very happy with Dr. Bonta. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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100

08/11/2014
All very good experiences. Dr. Bonta seems genuinely interested.
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70

08/03/2014
I like Dr. Bonta, but I think the very short time spent with me and the ease of treatment (
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100

07/29/2014
Dr. Bonta is very caring and compassionate. She knows her specialty and never makes me feel rushed.
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100

07/13/2014
Dr. Bonta is an exceptionally gifted physician in every way. I have recommended her to many of my friends and family who are now her patients.
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100

07/09/2014
Dr. Bonta listens to all you have to say and makes you feel that she really cares. Thank you.
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100

07/08/2014
all good, she is the best
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90

07/08/2014
Dr. Bonta is so compassionate and very skilled. It is always a "treat" to see her. I know I'm in good care when I receive treatment.
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100

07/02/2014
Dr. Bonta is wonderful Dr. caring , experienced, thoroughly professional person, she has my Sister, Daughter and Granddaughter as patients through my recommendations. I cannot say enough good things about her.
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100

07/02/2014
Dr. Bonta is wonderful. She is thoughtful and has been an excellent care provider for the past five years. I have seen many dermatologists for my condition, and she is by far the best.
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100

06/29/2014
I really like Dr Bonta. She is knowledgeable, confident and seems to legitimately care about me.
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100

06/25/2014
pleasant waiting room , frienndly and helpful receptionists and medical assistants .
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100

06/23/2014
I used to see Dr. Bonta in the past but when I changed jobs I didn't have Providence Insurance so I had to go someplace else. When I switched jobs recently my health insurance allows me to go back to Providence. I was so happy to be able to go back to probably one of the best doctors I have ever seen. I hadn't seen her in close to 7 years + and she remembered me right away and we caught up on old times. She is fabulous.
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80

06/22/2014
Always been very pleased with Dr Bonta's care.
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100

06/11/2014
She always greets me as someone she knows well. She is always so thorough & never rushes me. She always has a calming, caring demeanor. She is always cautious about unnecessary drugs or procedures. She's one of my favorite Drs.
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100

06/04/2014
Due to previous skin cancer, I see Dr Bonta for a skin check twice a year. She and her team are professional, efficient and caring.
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100

06/04/2014
Dr. Bonta is outstanding. Smart, good diagnostician, and performed the small procedure I had flawlessly.
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100

05/28/2014
Dr. Bonta is a wonderful physician--extraordinarily competent, incredible listener, great bedside manner, just the right balance between caution and action re: skin conditions. I have recommended her many times to others.
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100

05/19/2014
Dr. Bonta takes the time to give me quality care and answer any questions I have. She is awesome!!!
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100

05/18/2014
been working with Dr. Bonta several years for skin care and she has always treated me very well and treated skin lesions successfully and explained the procedures and monitored the outcomes, which is the reason that I continue with her as a provider.
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100

04/30/2014
DR. BONTA IS AN OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL PROVIDER
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04/24/2014
Dr. Bonta is kind, compassionate and very personable. I trust her medical expertise in this area of practice and have only had positive experiences in my interactions with her.
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100

04/22/2014
I saw Dr.Bonta every two to three weeks while the wound from removing a melanoma from my ankle, was healing. She made sure she had time for me, often double booking me to fit me in to her schedule. She has always been personable and professional.
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100

04/22/2014
the medical assistant I had for this visit was new and seemed mixed up from the beginning to end of my appointment. this made things unnecessarily stressful from things as simple as what room the appointment would take place in, to what type of pressure dressing to put on my excisions/punches. If I have them again, I am likely to ask for a different MA.
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100

03/31/2014
DR Bonta is very personable. I feel like I'm talking to someone I've known for a while. It's very comforting.
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