Biography & Education

Biography

Dong Lim Ji, M.D., takes a holistic approach to care, stressing the importance of treating the person as a whole. “It is important to take care of not just your physical health, but also your mental and spiritual health,” she says.

Dr. Ji works to be an educator for her patients so that they can make informed decisions about their health care. In her practice, she emphasizes preventive care. She believes that regular exercise, eating right and not smoking are the most important aspects of living a healthy and long life.

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Dr. Ji completed an internship and residency at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, N.C.

Dr. Ji was born in Seoul, South Korea. She and her husband have two daughters. In her free time she enjoys the 3 R’s: reading, running, and relaxing spiritually.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

15640 NW Laidlaw Road, Suite 102
Portland, OR 97229
Fax 503-536-4260

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and Neck Pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and Corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact Dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to Thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator Cuff Tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin Infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts,

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.

4.4 out of 5 (149 Ratings, 49 Comments)

60

07/31/2017
[...] this is the first time I've seen Dr Ji. I just found her a bit rushed and her bedside manner just very "check this off the list" kind of approach. I got what I needed, but I probably won't see her again unless I am in a great need to.
80

07/10/2017
I felt like Dr. Ji listened very carefully to my concerns, etc. at my last appt. & that she had very thoughtful considerations.
100

07/03/2017
Dr J is a excellent provider
100

06/07/2017
I use the MyChart App and am very impressed with the features, including making appointments, lists of medications, refill of medications and the ability to send a question to my Doctor.
100

05/31/2017
my care provider is excellent, the problem was the urgent care I visited at Happy Valley where I was given a wrong diagnosis.
20

05/26/2017
My visits with Dr. Ji were fine but I have been very dissapointed with the efficiency and affectivness that the office is run. I have often struggled with poor communication with the staff. I am often calling to remind them of things which should not be my responisbilty. Such as things that my doctor whishes to communicate with me.
80

05/26/2017
I am struggling with diabetes control and seem to avoid the doctor due to feeling like a failure despite following med routines,etc. Medical care today seems formulaic and controlled to strict guidelines and doesn't include connecting or engaging with care providers. [...]
40

05/22/2017
I didn't receive any call to follow up on my x-rays results. I mention it on my visit to please call me for my x-rays result.
90

05/02/2017
Dr. Ji always impresses me with remembering me, even when I haven't been in, in a long time.
100

05/02/2017
Dr Ji is wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable and has a wonderful sense of humour and real concern go my well being.
100

04/19/2017
I am a new patient and have only been to see this doctor one time. The staff, nurse and doctor were very knowledgeable, professional and kind.
50

04/13/2017
Speaks way too quietly, hard to understand.
90

04/05/2017
very good
20

03/29/2017
I will never go back to Dr. Jii again after her being my PCP of record for a while. I haven't seen her in a few years as I recently just moved back to Portland. I came to her to talk about a specific topic, and she was my first point of contact for this topic - which I believe is completely the right first step as she is a PCP!! She LAUGHED at me and then had the audacity to accuse me of only coming her to save myself from paying money for something, even though I gave NO impression of that and was simply talking about an area of care I wanted to talk about. I started crying because she was literally laughing at me and my concern, then accused me of trying to get out of paying fines and that's my reason for being there, with zero respect for me and why I was there. it was incredibly rude and unprofessional as a health care provider. [...] whatever happened to the oath: do no harm?I even went back to her when I found out a prescription she gave me years ago is actusllly harmful when used on the eye area, the exact area where I had an issue... and can cause glaucoma. like seriously? but I gave her another chance. not anymore. I will not be returning.
80

03/21/2017
good
50

02/19/2017
This was my first visit with Dr. Ji and it was my annual wellness visit. Being that it was my first visit, and the fact that my medical history had not yet been transferred from my previous physician, I began to inform her of a few health concerns I have dealt with over the years and she was not at all interested because as she stated "This is a wellness visit and if you have other issues we will discuss them during another visit." My response to her was as this was my first visit with her, I thought it important to discuss these issues since they do affect my overall health. Needless to say, I was not pleased with her response.
100

02/15/2017
I am confident that Dr. Ji puts 110% effort in my health care. I trust my life to Dr. Ji.
60

02/13/2017
felt like my desire to discuss any prescriptions or the use of such methods was not hardly addressed. I was instead given a referral to a mental health professional. I am not sure as to the reason why this happened as this was my first visit to this office as a new patient. [...]
100

02/10/2017
No bad experiences.
50

02/07/2017
Provider looks uncomfortable during the visit, always trying to get out of the exam room. Never asks if I have any other questions like she is afraid I will ask something.
100

01/03/2017
Dr. Ji has ALWAYS been exceptional - ALWAYS. This most recent visit was no different. I'm very fortunate to have her as my primary physician.
40

12/28/2016
I leave the office discouraged. I'm not motivated by guilt. I don't seem to do anything right. When something is good it's never noticed or encouraged only what needs work on is talked about. Hard to be motivated when you feel like you are never doing anything right. I leave never wanting to come back but I have to.
0

12/28/2016
she was incredibly rude, accused me of abusing my prescription medicine and told me that she could get all of my prescriptions taken away from me. Extremely rude, cold, unhappy and not friendly. I'd seen her a few times before this last appointment where she had me legitimately in tears, and she was rude before the accusations. I will be switching immediately and changing my health care provider, as well as telling everyone not to use this office.
100

12/26/2016
She took time to listen to my concerns & recommended tests that she thinks I need to have done.
100

11/30/2016
I felt awkward getting a breast exam with my husband in the room. He didn't know yet that I had a lump.
100

11/27/2016
the office staff name [...] went above and beyond after our telephone conversation ended, I really appreciate the fact that she even called me back to try and help further with the problem, excellent customer service she provided and that reassured me why I stay with this provider and clinic.
90

11/17/2016
She took her time to listen to my concerns. She was compassionate.
100

11/16/2016
Excellent care!
100

11/13/2016
Dr. Ji is great, but once it leaves her it is less than normal. Still waiting on a referral.
70

11/09/2016
The after hours provider prescribed a medication for a UTI that has not worked in the past. It did not appear they looked at my chart. I finally talked to Dr. Ji's office and got a different prescription. Given that I was hospitalized last year because the prescription didn't work.
100

11/08/2016
Dr Ji is the best PCP I've had. I appreciate her thorough care. She makes sure to include me in decisions that affect my health care needs. Dr. Ji gets an A+ grade from me.
100

10/18/2016
My primary care physician retired and this was my initial visit with Dr. Ji as my new primary care. She did not have my medical records so she could not review them before meeting me. She did, however, review the medical history I had provided online. I look forward to working with Dr. Ji.
100

10/17/2016
l have great trust in Dr. Ji and her staff. Everyone is very kind.
100

10/13/2016
I really feel comfortable with Bethany clinic team!
100

10/12/2016
good
100

10/06/2016
I have always been treated with the utmost respect & kindness.
100

10/05/2016
I only want to Dr. Ji for my primary care. I was offered an appointment a day earlier with the nurse practitioner but I turned it down so I could see Dr. Ji. She is the only one I want to see there.
100

09/26/2016
patient and helpful, listens and advises, caring and understanding.
90

09/22/2016
She was a perfect listener and very helpful!
100

09/21/2016
Dr Ji is excellent!!
100

09/15/2016
Dr. Ji was very much on target with my medical records, tests that need to be done now and the future. On target with meds to keep and stop etc. She is the utmost professional doctor. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I was most impressed.
100

09/13/2016
Dr. Ji and her crew are always very helpful & listen very carefully.
100

09/12/2016
Dr Ji listened to me when I said I had pain, checked the area and got me in for labs and ultrasound tests.
30

09/08/2016
Because this was my first visit with Providence, I had to schedule over the phone. It was hard to understand why I couldn't immediately see someone for a checkup (even if it was male), but that I had to make whoever I saw my permanent care provider. So I had to wait for a female. I was assigned to someone without being able to look into it myself.
90

09/07/2016
Dr. Li is smart, focused, concerned and motivated to provide accurate, responsible care.
30

08/30/2016
I have had ADHD since I was 11 years old and told her I was taking [...] daily and was hoping she could help me so I would not have to continue seeing a psychiatrist as I am happy where my life is at and feel having a immediate care doctor that is willing to help me in more ways then one. [...] doctor Dong Lim Ji was not even open to discussing my history or therefore letting me voice my thought on the matter at all. I was very hurt emotionally and was not even given a farewell by her as I was left in the office to later found out she has moved onto the next patient. I have had positive experiences in the past and hope that will continue as I am going to look elsewhere within the providence healthcare locations. I want to point out she was very on the ball with sending me my blood test results within the next day.
100

08/29/2016
I really like my provider she is always professional
90

08/29/2016
Thorough, attentive and helpful but somewhat distant on a personal level. Seems preoccupied sometimes.
100

08/25/2016
Love my Doctor & Bethany Clinic