Biography & Education

Biography

In his practice, Diego Diaz, M.D., emphasizes regular exercise and promotes a healthy diet. “As an adviser for my patients, I encourage them to make good health decisions,” he says. “I emphasize prevention through healthy lifestyle choices."

Dr. Diaz chose to become a doctor because he enjoys primary care and the opportunity to provide a continuity of care for patients. His love of sports led to his special interest in sports medicine.

Dr. Diaz earned his medical degree from Universidad Central del Ecuador in Quito. He completed his internship and residency, as well as a fellowship in primary care sports medicine, at Indiana University in Indianapolis.

Born in Quito, Dr. Diaz is married and has two children. In his free time he enjoys martial arts, rugby, soccer and spending time with his family. He speaks English and Spanish.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine, sports medicine

Education

Medical degree: Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito
Internship/residency - family medicine: Indiana University - Methodist in Indianapolis
Fellowship - primary care/sports medicine: Indiana University - Methodist in Indianapolis

Dr. Diaz is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine.

Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

4920 N. Interstate Ave.
Portland , OR 97217
909 SW 18th Ave.
(at Providence Park)
Portland , OR 97205
Fax 503-962-1925
Affiliated Facilities

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • Sports 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.

4.2 out of 5 (81 Ratings, 24 Comments)

100

11/03/2015
Always gave the correct advice...very thorough
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2015
MY PCP is amazing. His staff are terrible. [...] The ONLY reason I continue to receive treatment here is because of my physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/14/2015
Dr. Diaz will be helping me for a long time. [...] Dr. Diaz listened to me and we have gotten past the confusion caused when my previous Dr. [...] left Providence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/13/2015
could have been more friendly, had a relatively flat affect and made more eye contact with the computer screen than me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/11/2015
so far so good
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/06/2015
[...] Dr.Diaz was a very pleasant and positive solution to my search for a primary care physician. I hope I will be able to keep him down the road. At my age, being shuffled from doctor to doctor is extremely disruptive, time-consuming and stressful.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

10/04/2015
He was great at listening and trying to understand and treat my problem
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/29/2015
Just good and professional
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/19/2015
Dr. Diaz was personable, competent and available.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/16/2015
[...] North Portland Providence is great. The staff are always courteous and attentive, the providers are clear and helpful and the Docs I have seen are knowledgeable and forthright.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/29/2015
Dr Diaz is a wonderful doctor and the perfect fit for my father.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/07/2015
Dr. Diaz never makes me feel rushed through an appointment. I feel I'm given the time needed to voice my concerns and get answers to any questions I have.
Providence Health & Services Patient
30

07/02/2015
Went in for annual physical and requested skin cancer screening. Nothing was examined below my waist. My belt stayed buckled the whole time. I thought that was odd.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/18/2015
[...] good health care!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/06/2015
Dr Diaz became my care provider when Dr [...] left the clinic. Dr Diaz is excellent and I am very satisfied with his care and would recommend him to others. He is very knowledgeable about medications, pathology and current trends. He is an asset to Providence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/28/2015
He's passion and enthusiasm for client and work. He's excellent communication skills. He's good man.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/26/2015
Very good service on behalf of all the staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/12/2015
I was impressed with the sincerity n depth of the experience of my visit with diaz
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/23/2015
I was pleased and impressed (and relieved to feel so).
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/17/2015
Everything was as expected and made me feel confident about future visits to the Providence Health system.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

03/17/2015
I filled out a mental/emotional health survey before seeing the doctor that should have seriously raised some eyebrows, but the doctor didn't talk to me about it at all. Luckily I'm in treatment for mental health issues elsewhere, but the doctor doesn't know that. The doctor also didn't do a good job explaining the tetanus booster I was about to get, or potential side effects. I received the results of my blood test via MyCharts with no explanation or interpretation of the technical results. Generally I feel pretty poorly considered.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

03/05/2015
I sometimes wait for a long time even I get clinic in time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/17/2015
Every medical problem that I had at my visit was addressed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
10

01/13/2015
I felt like my doctor wasn't interested in me at all. I felt like he thinks I'm going to abuse my medication. I had some questions about dosage and frequency because my previous provider gave me two different answers and I don't feel my question was answered, but rather a reason to reduce my prescription. This was my first experience with providence and possibly my last. The prescription I ordered still han't arrived to my pharmacy and its been 7 days.
Providence Health & Services Patient