Biography & Education

Biography

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

Education

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.

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

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

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Physician assistant

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.

4.7 out of 5 (88 Ratings, 31 Comments)

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09/23/2017
I am very please with the way my provider has addressed all of my health issues.
100

08/09/2017
everyone was very nice.
90

08/08/2017
The appointment went well. I felt like I was hard and responded to.
100

08/07/2017
Matthew Pyrch is kind, understanding, and explains things very well.
80

06/28/2017
the dr did not remember pertinent information from my first visit
60

06/23/2017
This provider needs to look directly at the patient and not just at the screen - eye contact is important also listening while looking at the patient - be involved. As Matt gains experience he will get better.
100

06/21/2017
Dr Pyrch is awesome, he's on top of the latest health news, recommends modern solutions, advises with clarity
100

06/21/2017
He is very knowledgeable , knew exactly what to prescribe and which tests to order.I am already recovering.
100

06/07/2017
He was very careful with my feelings & care in a sensitive area.
100

05/28/2017
Both Matthew Pyrch and the young nurse who performed the EKG were helpful and provided the answers to all my questions. I appreciated the very professional care from Dr. [...]'s associates.
70

05/17/2017
Very timely. Provider was clean and very nice. However, I was in there for a lingering cough and ear pain, but do not remmber that he listened to my heart of lungs during this visit.
100

05/11/2017
I called in the morning and got in the same day and was seen 5 minutes before my appointment.
70

05/08/2017
PA Pyrch was very nice during our visit and I left the visit feeling positive. I would recommend him personally do his knowledable bed side manner. but after the visit, I have encountered difficulty with PMG. my ultrasound showed an anomaly requiem get an MRI and PMGs referral department had yet, after 10 days, to even contact my insurer to start the referral process, given the results of my ultrasound coupled with continuing pain, I believe my MRI referral should have been expedited but it wasn't. further, I requested a neurological referral to deal with other symptoms, but was told to wait to speak with a doctor. my symptoms haven't changed that precipitate my need to see a neurologist, so this was just a delay. in short, the in- person visit was very personable, but afterward, I have felt much like a number.
100

04/25/2017
Matthew was great to interact with and I knew he listened because he asked me questions related to my problem and my answers. I was not embarrassed to give him details and I thought I would be.
100

04/12/2017
he was great.
100

03/30/2017
very good
90

03/27/2017
Based on my symptoms and past history with the same problem, he prescribed medication that relieved the problem.
100

03/23/2017
Dr [...] is my PCP but I always see Matthew Pyrch, PA-C. He is always attentive to my needs, and I do not feel at all judged or intimidated by him. He seems to genuinally care about what I need. I am always able to get an appoinment when I need one, and both Dr [...] and Matthew are always prompt about responding to my My Chart messages. Your RN's are awsome at that as well! Thank you for your amazing care.
100

03/20/2017
In addition to being in a great deal of pain Matthew got me an MRI in 1 day and a referral with an Orthopedic Surgeon almost immediately. In addition to having serious medical issues my only sibling had just been diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. Matthew was very sensitive and kind and I really appreciated his demeanor. Matthew is a wonderful listener and followed up twice even though I'd been transferred to Dr. [...]
100

03/15/2017
great repore
90

03/07/2017
The provider was very pleasant and professional
100

02/21/2017
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.
100

12/29/2016
I wasn't in need of specialty care but spoke with me if I needed any care in the future.
90

12/07/2016
He was on time, answered all my questions, gave me good advice.
100

11/16/2016
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.
80

10/24/2016
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.
100

10/24/2016
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.
100

10/05/2016
My test results were somewhat urgent and he called me to deliver the news and arrange for next steps of care.
 

10/04/2016
I am perfectly willing to accept Matthew when Dr. [...] is too busy. He's very professional - knows me.
100

09/28/2016
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.
90

09/19/2016
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.