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
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.

4.5 out of 5 (67 Ratings, 24 Comments)

100

04/24/2016
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/12/2016
great
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100

04/05/2016
[...] a professional and caring crew.
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100

03/30/2016
Very pleasant aand obliging.
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100

03/28/2016
Very competent and professional and made me comfortable -
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100

03/27/2016
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.
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100

03/18/2016
[...] 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!
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/03/2016
Fast & polite, caring.
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80

02/17/2016
I all ways like going there they treat you good
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

02/14/2016
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/10/2016
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/14/2016
My provider is very good and he attends to my needs and questions.
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80

12/29/2015
Keep up good work.
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12/22/2015
He was very nice, he took the time to really listen to me and seemed to care.
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100

11/09/2015
Matt Pyrch asked a great variety of questions that helped me better articulate my mental health issues. He was professional, kind, and a great listener.
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100

10/07/2015
I had a very good experience with this provider. The treatment really have worked for me; the diagnostic was correct
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09/30/2015
Was very attentive and seemed to genuinely care.
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100

09/22/2015
Matthew was wonderful. I was very lucky to get an appointment with him.
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08/09/2015
Very professional. Explained what to do for follow-up care.
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100

07/20/2015
Great experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

07/02/2015
The provider was fine but I really wanted my primary care physician, Dr [...]. I was pretty sure I had a bladder infection and would have much preferred to just get a prescription called or faxed to my pharmacist
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/15/2015
It was my first visit and I'd like to say thank you for your good care
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06/15/2015
Gateway medical clinic is and always have been very professional and yet very very good at making their patients feel special and that their needs are of the upmost concern. They are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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06/09/2015
Was sick and wanted to be seen before taking an extended vacation. Appreciated being seen within about three hours and only a short time in the office--in the door and back out within about 45 minutes.
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