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

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-1810

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine

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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.7 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 40 Comments)

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09/27/2017
my doctor is amazing!!!
80

09/27/2017
This was my first appointment to set up primary care with this provider. The appointment I had with a different provider previously was quite frankly horrible. This one was completely different. Dr. Chong spent much more time than he typically does with patient's (he told me this) but it made me feel like he wanted to bring me on as a patient, not that I was just another patient he was seeing in his day. That was really important to me to feel as though my needs and specific set of circumstances and medical care was being seen as important. He listened, and we had a conversation- a discussion about our views on things. I liked the open, honest and direct dialogue and that's something I was looking for in my next Primary care physician. He went above and beyond and it was very much appreciated.
100

09/17/2017
I was impressed with the amount of time spent discussing various questions and issues. Most helpful
100

09/13/2017
This was my first visit to Dr. James Chong. He was fantastic! Spent extra time with me. Very easy to talk to, very friendly, knew a lot about my history and was very knowledgeable.
100

09/06/2017
I appreciated the thoroughness of Dr. Chong's explanation to me of my recent echocardiogram. I also appreciated his care and concern for me as his patient and as a person. He's an outstanding physician!
100

08/09/2017
I haven't been in to see Dr Ching in awhile but followed him across town to his current location. He is professional, straight forward and takes the time to look at long term health goals.
40

08/08/2017
over all did not diagnose just assumed. and jumped to a new solution not Necessarily the best course of action for me.maybe not the right fit
100

07/26/2017
all good
80

07/24/2017
The only thing I am disappointed on is Dr. Chong's inability to confidently provide a travel consultation. He was honest about his expertise - which I very much appreciate - but he had to refer me to someone else to complete the consultation [...]. Otherwise, Dr. Chong is very nice and empathetic. He did a great job assessing my other needs.
100

07/24/2017
Dr. and assistant both took time to discuss my health needs.
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07/24/2017
dr. chong is an amazing doctor, he has been very helpful to get me to where I'm at! I would definitely recommend him to family and friends!
100

07/10/2017
Quite pleased with everything.
100

07/10/2017
dr. Chong is asome he has moved 3 times my wife and I have followed him each time we will follow him until we die or he quits
90

07/05/2017
Dr. Chong is straight forward which I appreciate. He tells you exactly what hes thinking and why he is asking the questions that he is.
100

06/21/2017
Dr. Chong is the best PCP I've ever met. He has genuine concern about my problem as well as my overal health. I feel encouraged I my life after seeing him.
100

06/07/2017
Dr Chong was friendly, thorough, and informative. I am pleased with specialist to whom he referred me.
80

05/27/2017
when I had symptoms the. use told me they would pass the information to the Dr and get back yo me. They never got back especially when I needed advise on symptoms I have never felt before. I had to call providence phone advise and talk to a Dr on the phone from another area. Plus one nurse on shift didn't seem attentive. Sounded more like they were annoyed.
100

05/24/2017
Dr. Chong is an excellent provider. I came in for labs but remembered other things I needed and he was able to address them, which I appreciate very much! He listens and responds to concerns while being pleasant even when pressed for time. Excellent!
100

05/24/2017
James was so much better at helping me understand then my last PCP. He helped me understand why certain things are important and didn't judge me in any way.
100

05/04/2017
I am very happy with my care so far. It is what I have been looking for, a Dr., nurses, and office staff that care. Thank you!
80

05/02/2017
I loved Dr. Chong - He was very thorough.
100

04/25/2017
Dr Chong is the best general phy. for many reasons. I drive a long way and past a lot of other clinics to see him, and will cont. to do so.
100

04/06/2017
Best doctor I have ever had. Listens to me, very caring.
100

04/05/2017
Dr. Chong is a truly wonderful doctor. He listens to my needs, explains medical information clearly, and provides options for treatment rather than just prescribing what he thinks is best. This is important because it allows me to feel like I am taking informed ownership of my medical well being.
100

03/29/2017
Dr.Chong is the best Dr. I have ever had!
100

02/28/2017
A blood test was ordered and I was told I would get a phone call to set up an appointment to have blood drawn. I finally called the lab and they said to just come in there are no appointments.
100

02/16/2017
First visit with new provider, very happy with my selection!
100

01/11/2017
I do like the "MyChart" app. to make appointments, see lab results, and doctor comments.
100

12/15/2016
Having had a few care providers in the last 25 years I can honestly say Dr. Chong is the best I've had.
100

11/29/2016
Dr. Chong is extremely personable and attentive and professional. Plus, - and the thing I like best - is that he's a good guy -
100

11/15/2016
Dr Chong explained need for special time needed for a physical prostate exam which will be scheduled for Jan 2017 instead of Oct 2016. This is not an issue for my care since my PSA numbers are within limits. Dr Chong provides me the very best of care and desires to spend whatever time is needed to provide that care. He and his staff are exceptional.
100

11/12/2016
I find DR Chong to be exceptional Quite likely the best Doctor I have ever had as it relates to time and consideration to me as well as a thoughtful and meaningful discussion of issues. First class guy!
60

11/07/2016
Items Dr. Chong said he would f/u on were not done. (Lab order) often there are errors in the after visit summary notes.
100

11/02/2016
Dr. Chang is great!! Good listener, good explainer, very caring and kind.
90

10/31/2016
Dr Chong shows genuine Care.
100

10/13/2016
Dr. Chong is the absolute best physician I've ever had. He's knowledgeable, compassionate and encouraging!
100

10/03/2016
he is a great doctor
50

09/28/2016
not happy having to take time off work and the majority of the visit was updating personal and family history which wasn't really nessasary. I believe family information should be updated prior to the actual doctor visit so that the doctor would have time to deal with my concerns . [...]
100

09/06/2016
I had to wait almost an hour to get x-rays taken.
100

09/06/2016
Dr Chong and everyone I have been in contact with at this facility have been the best I have ever had. I cannot say enough how grateful I am for the service they provide