Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. James Chong takes a holistic approach to health care, treating the body, mind and spirit. He believes in forming collaborative relationships with his patients in which they can work together to come up with a care plan that fits patients' individual needs.

"My patients will each be treated as an extension of my own family," says Dr. Chong. "With a commitment to listen to their concerns, I warmly invite them to partner with me in creating a care plan that leaves them feeling confident and bringing about greater health."

Before attending medical school at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, James completed his undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University and biology studies at Portland State University and at Walla Walla College in Washington. Dr. Chong completed his internship and residency in family medicine at Providence Milwaukie Hospital.

Dr. Chong was born in Houston, Texas, and raised in the Portland area. Away from the office he enjoys golf, running and racquetball.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Medical degree: Midwestern University, Glendale, Ariz.
Internship/residency, family medicine: Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

440 NW Division Street
Gresham , OR 97030
Fax 503-215-9525

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.7 out of 5 (125 Ratings, 31 Comments)

100

11/29/2015
Dr. Chung explained everything to my satisfaction and took the time to go over and explain all my options.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

10/21/2015
I had a 9:30 appointment and they wanted me there at 9:00 to fill out paperwork. I arrived at 9:15. Waited until 10:05 and asked if there was a problem with my app. The girl at the desk turned it around and told me I had a 9:45 app. I walked out at 10:05! [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/18/2015
Provider was very respectful of my thoughts on testing and Rx, and took the extra time to work with me and explain in more detail. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/16/2015
The Dr. is always friendly and concerned with my wellbeing, very well informed and caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/23/2015
I greatly appreciate the care I receive from Dr. Chong.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/02/2015
Dr Chong does an excellent job of listening to my concerns and explaining what I need to do.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/11/2015
good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/04/2015
I like that how he treat me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

07/27/2015
Though competent and thorough I was put off by the provider explaining he did not want to take the time to email with me regarding test results as it took too much time for him thus forcing me to take time from work for $20 copay office visit. that would be more of a time management issue and put the patient, me, feeling as if I am there for the providers neefs, not mine
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/21/2015
Dr was attentive, listened to my concerns, and offered feedback and advice as well as prescribing medication.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/06/2015
Dr. Chong and his assistant [...] are a superb team! He is extremely thorough and holistic in his approach, very easy to communicate with and definitely cares about me as a patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

07/01/2015
Provider listens well and will request extra tests if concerns exist.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/16/2015
His friendly & very good provider to me & my family
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/15/2015
Excellent Care by Dr. Chong, also recommended other family members. He was an excellent replacement when Dr. [...] left.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/24/2015
Dr. Chong is an excellent care giver. He cares about your immediate need and you potential needs in the future! He is compassionate and extremely thorough. Perhaps the best Dr. I have seen as an adult!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/21/2015
Dr. Chong and the nurses and office staff are just wonderful. We are so pleased with the care we receive from Dr. Chong, and we anticipate him being our primary care doctor for years and years. We just love him. He's great!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/17/2015
I really like my new doctor, Dr. Chong. He is an excellent communicator, both listening and explaining. I appreciate the care and encouragement he provides.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
Short time in waiting room, doctor promptly in exam room. Lots of questions, good listener. Spent time to answer questions and took notes.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/12/2015
very good doctor
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/11/2015
The time allowed , 15 mins, is far to short for adequate evaluation of a patients needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/06/2015
very helpful
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

04/12/2015
time limitation was painfully obvious.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/07/2015
Listens very well and works with you to come to a sound understanding of the issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2015
The care at this hospital is good, doctor wise.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/22/2015
Dr Chong spent a lot of time listening and really getting to know me and my medical history, I appreciate having a doctor that I can trust and who genuinely cares for his patients.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/18/2015
Dr. Chong is the most responsive physician I have dealt with. Always answers e-mails punctually, explains issues clearly and compassionately, is very easy to work with. Exceptional.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/15/2015
I just love Dr. Chong and all of his staff - they are just the very best!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/04/2015
Best Doctor I have ever had.. That's saying a lot for a 83 year old women!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/30/2015
Dr. Chong is fantastic and makes sure I'm doing well. He answers my questions quickly and takes care of my family with skill. I do believe he should be given more time with patients because he sometimes runs behind time. Like I said he is fantastic and very professional, respectful, of me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/21/2015
Doc gave me a hug!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/18/2015
During my first meeting with my provider I brought copies of medical records for a chronic back condition MRI results things of that nature and the doctor told me he didn't need to review it a month went by before I was able to get any pain medicine for my condition and it took me having to go into his office crying and in extreme pain before he would even review the stuff that I had provided. after he reviewed my previous records he realize that what I was dealing with is something that needs medication and since then he has taken the appropriate steps to make sure I have received the care that I need. this provider is not a fan of opiate use but in my case he made an exception based on my condition.
Providence Health & Services Patient