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.

4.3 out of 5 (78 Ratings, 32 Comments)

70

06/28/2016
Dr. Diaz is a very nice person. Unfortunately, your standard of 20 minutes an appt. is completely sub par for detailed medical attention. All appointments feel terribly rushed. [...]
80

06/13/2016
We are very happy with Dr. Diaz specially because he speaks Spanish and he can communicate well with my dad.
100

06/04/2016
I really liked Dr Diaz. He seemed genuine and concerned.
20

05/18/2016
All bad. Provider sent my prescriptions to Illinois. Took 2 weeks to find out that I didn't need insurance approval for pain clinic. No follow up from drs. office, I have to call and be upset to get any help. [...]
100

05/18/2016
Dr. Diaz is a very sharp provider, his assessment has been right on every time.
90

05/17/2016
Not sure I had everything checked for an annual physical [...]
80

05/17/2016
I was left for a week with an infection without being treated
100

05/10/2016
My doctor provides excellent care for my medical needs. I am very thankful for the care he provides.
100

05/09/2016
Excellent referral for treatment, with great results.
100

05/03/2016
Dr. Diaz is wonderful. He is the most compatible and competent physician I've had the pleasure to work with in many years. As such, I trust what he recommends and I trust Providence for having him on staff.
100

04/24/2016
Dr Diaz was thorough, professional and very helpful
100

03/15/2016
I was very pleased with this care provider.
100

03/14/2016
Totally satisfactory.
50

03/08/2016
This was a "get aquainted" appt. since I am being forced to find a new provider since mine is retiring in June. If it were not for that I would not have gone here to Dr. Diaz, he has a bit of a heavy accent which is at times hard to understand and I had to have him repeat what he said several times
90

03/08/2016
Dr. Diaz listened to my health issue and I was able to see a physical therapist that same day through his referral. Got bloodwork results the next day from the physical with comments from the doctor.
90

03/01/2016
My experience was quite pleasant. No complaints.
80

02/23/2016
All around great job, could have used a little more direction as to where to go and for how long. [...]
50

02/18/2016
Didn't find his professionalism about my pain contract to be good.
90

12/29/2015
Went well.
90

12/22/2015
Recognizes my problems and treats them accordingly.
100

12/15/2015
Dr Diaz has been great and very helpful. Great communication.
60

12/08/2015
Doctor Diaz is a nice guy, obviously fairly knowledgeable enough about the subject matter I asked him about. A couple things though -- 1) Although he was able to have his assistants to the blood test right away, he never gave any indication of how long I'd have to wait to get the results. [...] 2) I believe that we decided to do a certain blood test to determine if I was currently infected, but infact, it appears that 2 tests were ordered [...] I have to stress that other than these two things, I was satisfied with my care with Dr Diaz.
100

11/03/2015
Always gave the correct advice...very thorough
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.
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.
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.
100

10/11/2015
so far so good
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.
 

10/04/2015
He was great at listening and trying to understand and treat my problem
100

09/29/2015
Just good and professional
100

09/19/2015
Dr. Diaz was personable, competent and available.
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.