Biography & Education


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, Lewis, have two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys sitting down with a good book in hand. Dr. Ji also speaks Korean.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • English
  • Korean

Care Locations

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



Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, 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 and other allergic reactions, 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


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.

4.3 out of 5 (134 Ratings, 27 Comments)


meeting seemed a little brisk and little talk about ways to help my anxiety

Took over 20 minutes for someone to answer the phone to schedule an appointment.

it would have been nice to have someone call me about all the test results. [...]

Dr Ji is listens and asks questions. She is very articulate and patient in explaining things. I feel that she takes a personal interest in me. I am glad I chose her to replace my prior physicial who left Providence.

Accidentally referred me to an opthamologist in the next state, instead of portland, causing me to not be treated when I went to the portland office.

She shows her mind is not with the patient. She didn't do the full women's exam like other doctors. When I asked her about something, she didn't look carefully like my previous doctors do. I'd hope to find some doctor close by, looks like the wrong decision.

This doctor seem that she was in a hurry and just being inconvenienced. When i called in for the apt. it was because i had some paint and irritatoin with some private issues. I made that clear even with speaking ot the nurse before i saw this doctor. The doctor comes in and asked me if this is a normal pap smear.. I told her no, and gave her a reaso nwhy. She act surprised and left it at that. I did not have any options to ask any question i had. She made me feel that she was in a hurry so i really didnt try to reach out ot ask those either..

She talks way to softly and is very hard to understand

Dr Ji is great. Best Dr I've ever had!!

She takes the time to explain everything clearly and show great attention to my concern.

Love Dr JI!

[...] the amount of time with the Doctor does not seem to be enough. It was my first visit and felt as if we were not able to go over everything in the amount of time we had. It could be because it was my very first Doctors visit in a while so I had a lot to say.

Other than having to wait longer than I think I should have to wait the provider does a very good job taking care of my health.

Everyone was courteous and took time to explain any questions I may have had.

Dr. Ji was very patient with me, and listened to what I had to say and how I was feeling. She provided me with great advice and made me feel like I mattered.

Provider seemed to want to medicate me for everything rather than helping me find a solution on how to lose weight to take care of some of my problems.

Providence does an outstanding job

Always take exceptional care of me.

Dr. Ji had me go in for blood work prior to my office visit, which makes total sense.

She didn't make eye contact with me [...]. She used the computer the entire time. She didn't listen to my whole story [...]

Dr. Ji and [...] always take time to discuss and explain.

Dr. Ji [...] was a bit insensitive to my concerns given my family history. [...]

She was very easy to talk to, she understands me and my health needs, and also discusses her concerns with me about my health too!! REALLY like Dr. Ji!!

Love that she is more often on-time than providers that I have had in the past. Seems fairly thorough in the exam. Somewhat feel that my questions are a bit deferred to me at times like 'would you like to have that test?' when I really just asking a professional opinion about a give test.

She listened to what I have to say and answered my questions in a way that I understand.

I really appreciated Dr. Ji patiently listening to my concerns so I could fully explain my questions.

she was awful. didn't listen to me, didn't offer me any help or suggestions. I would NEVER go back to her again!!!!!!!