Biography & Education


Physician Assistant Matthew Pyrch was inspired by his grandfather to pursue a career in health care. “He was a general practice physician, and I loved hearing his stories about providing care to his community and seeing his satisfaction he got from helping his neighbors and patients.”

Matthew emphasizes preventive medicine and shared decision-making. “A good history can be as helpful as any diagnostic test,” he says. “Getting to know patients is important to me — working with them over time to help them achieve their health goals.” He says he strives to “help my patients manage their acute and chronic health concerns and to navigate the increasingly complex health care system.”

Matthew earned his Master of Health Science degree from Duke University. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology and environmental science from Santa Clara University. His specialty is in internal medicine.

When he’s not working, Matthew enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, hiking, fishing and biking.

Areas of expertise

Preventive medicine, chronic disease management


Bachelor of Science, Biology and Environmental Science: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif.
Physician Assistant Studies: Duke University

Matthew is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

  • English

Care Locations

1321 NE 99th Ave.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97220
Fax 503-215-4255


Board Certifications
  • Physician assistant


Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.7 out of 5 (82 Ratings, 27 Comments)


This young man is a physicians assistant. I have been to him before when my regular doctor is or was not in. He would make a wonderful doctor if he chose to pursue schooling to become an MD if that is what it would take.

I wasn't in need of specialty care but spoke with me if I needed any care in the future.

He was on time, answered all my questions, gave me good advice.

Mathew Pyrch is very good it makes it nice if my primary care physician is booked solid I can see him when I need care. I have seen him a few times and he is really great PA and I would send my family to him. The only bad I would say had to do with the front office they checked me in but didn't check me in in the computer system so it was as if I didn't show. I was there for a 9:40 am appointment and I waited and waited and it took me going to them to find out the delay because it was 10:55 am by then and I hadn't been seen. I then found out they hadn't checked me in and no one could explain why. The staff apologized for the mistake and they squeezed me in to see Mathew and he and his nursing staff felt really bad but it just seemed like the front office staff weren't really sorry for forgetting about me. Made me feel like I wasn't important to them as a patient.

My experience with Mathew P was very good. He listened to my health problem and took care of the problem and recommended an exercise for my tight muscle in my upper leg.

I am generally healthy and have little experience with doctor visits. Comparatively the providers at providence were informative and helpful. I am disheartened that the initial blood work did not find cause for my ailment, but am confident, follow up will find this cause. Providence performed well.

My test results were somewhat urgent and he called me to deliver the news and arrange for next steps of care.

I am perfectly willing to accept Matthew when Dr. [...] is too busy. He's very professional - knows me.

Dr. Pyrch was wonderful! If I did not have such a wonderful relationship with Dr. [...] I would want to have him as my regular Doctor. I would refer people to see him.

It seems that the waiting room experiences are much better in the last couple years. More streamlined and quicker getting called for your appointment, however, the wait in the exam room for the provider is about the same if not worse with waiting longer to see the provider. I know offices and providers have many patients but somehow it would be nice to cut down the wait time in the exam rooms.

As a physicians assistant, and Michael Perch is very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with.

Although Matthew is Dr. [...]'s PA, I know that when I see him, I will get the best of care.!!

I was a little nervous about the appointment but doctor Matthew was awesome and explained everything to me .

The best people I've been with in 16 years of MS.

Even though he is not my official regular care provider, I'd see him again.

I felt heard and understood and taken care of

I had an appointment for that same morning with [...] which I had made several months ago. When I arrived for the appointment, there was no record of it in your system and [...] was booked. The people at the desk were great and I got into see Matthew within 10 minutes. He was great. I have had to see him several times when the problem was urgent but [...] was not available that day. He has always been great. I love him and I love Dr. [...]. Both are among the best doctors I have ever had.


[...] a professional and caring crew.

Very pleasant aand obliging.

Very competent and professional and made me comfortable -

I got my appointment through the nurse hotline. My regular care giver was not available on that day so I saw Dr Pyrch. He was helpful.

[...] Matthew listened carefully to my individual situation and assisted ME in solving it, instead of just solving it without my input. I have seen Matthew twice over the last few years, and have been extremely happy with him both times!

Fast & polite, caring.

I all ways like going there they treat you good

My care provider is [...], who I think is perfect and quite wonderful. When I went in for my annual wellness exam, I was given a PA who had no knowledge of my history or care. He definitely tried to be helpful, but was not able to keep up with my history and questions. I have always been very satisfied with my treatment in the office and loved the staff. A lot of my contact with my doc is on line and she is very good about answering my questions. I would be very unhappy if I had to see that PA rather than my internest when I come again. Sorry, he tried.

The only issue I have is that the waiting room shares the urgent care waiting room, and I always feel that I'm walking into an aquarium filled with germs. Also, the patient exam rooms are kind of small.