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
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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.

4.8 out of 5 (130 Ratings, 39 Comments)

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02/27/2017
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.
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02/15/2017
First visit with new provider, very happy with my selection!
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01/10/2017
I do like the "MyChart" app. to make appointments, see lab results, and doctor comments.
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12/14/2016
Having had a few care providers in the last 25 years I can honestly say Dr. Chong is the best I've had.
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11/28/2016
Dr. Chong is extremely personable and attentive and professional. Plus, - and the thing I like best - is that he's a good guy -
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11/14/2016
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.
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11/11/2016
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

11/06/2016
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

11/01/2016
Dr. Chang is great!! Good listener, good explainer, very caring and kind.
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10/30/2016
Dr Chong shows genuine Care.
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10/12/2016
Dr. Chong is the absolute best physician I've ever had. He's knowledgeable, compassionate and encouraging!
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10/02/2016
he is a great doctor
50

09/27/2016
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 . [...]
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09/05/2016
I had to wait almost an hour to get x-rays taken.
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09/05/2016
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
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08/22/2016
very efficient and friendly
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08/21/2016
I felt the entire experience was very good, and that Dr. Chong and the staff were very informative, professional, and attentive to my needs.
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08/16/2016
very good
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07/29/2016
Dr. Chong and I communicate very well. He helped me regain my health and keep it that way.
90

07/26/2016
I'm always treated well
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07/19/2016
Dr Chong is very thorough, direct without being rude and explains in an easy to understand manner even using analogies . I live 2 hours away but the drive is worth the peace of mind in knowing I am getting the best care possible.
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07/10/2016
At age 69 I can say that Dr Chong is the best primary care doctor I've ever had. I will never voluntarily change to another doctor
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06/29/2016
Dr Chong is the best doctor I have ever had. I truly consider him a friend. That's a wonderful thing to have in a doctor.I trust him with my life.
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06/05/2016
Dr. Chong is the most sincere and respectful physician I have ever seen. I respect this man tremendously. He is always so courteous and kind. A genuine human being, I wish all doctors had his demeanor. Of Dr. Chong, "here is a man." He will be my doctor until I die.
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05/31/2016
I deeply appreciate the promptness with which Dr. Chong responds to phone calls/messages left and email communication (especially). This is so important to me right now, as I am in severe pain from herniated discs in my back, and expecting imminent treatment. [...]
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05/22/2016
great doctor chong
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05/17/2016
it was awesome visited no problem with them in happy what they do keep it up
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05/03/2016
Dr Chong is a provider that I trust, he genuinely cares for me and my health, that is why I continue to see him.
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04/19/2016
Dr Chong is the best dr I have had.
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04/03/2016
Good
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03/29/2016
Great experiemce. [...] was very nice. Dr.Chong is always very professional and I'm at ease during my visit.
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03/09/2016
I have always had very good care from Dr. Chong
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03/03/2016
I am not a person that goes to the Doctor very often. They make it easy.
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03/02/2016
Very thorough when questioning.
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03/01/2016
Dr. Chong is a great doctor. He is warm, friendly and caring. He is efficient and thorough in looking at issues and clearly explains how we will address things. Every visit accomplishes something.
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02/16/2016
Dr. Chong does a superb job of caring for all of my health concerns and needs. He is attentive, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Please thank him for me!
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02/03/2016
Did not get to see my regular doctor, but the one I did see stepped in and did a terrific job. I was a bit nervous about not getting to see Dr [...], but Dr Chong's professionalism put me right at ease.
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01/30/2016
Dr James Chong is very dynamic, which is good.
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01/24/2016
I appreciate the time Dr. Chong spent with me; didn't feel rushed and he made sure we addressed my concerns.