Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Joshua Raj emphasizes patient education and preventive care in his practice. “Through effective education I can work mutually with my patients and also incorporate the preventive approach to various aspects of disease management,” he says.

He uses a holistic and compassionate approach to care and enjoys building a rapport with his patients and constantly motivating them towards better health.

“I find a sense of pride in motivating my patients, encouraging them to take control of their own health by developing healthier living habits in general,” he says.

Dr. Raj, who was born in Madras, India, earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio. He is board certified in family medicine.

Away from his practice, he enjoys tennis, karate, camping, wildlife and marine life.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Languages
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Care Locations

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

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine

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.

4.3 out of 5 (146 Ratings, 49 Comments)

100

07/08/2017
Dr. Raj really cares about his patients. I could tell that he studied my medical records, test results, and notes from other doctors before meeting with me. We discussed them and he addressed my questions and concerns. He has a very pleasant personality that immediately put me at ease. He listened closely to what I said. He gave me his full attention during the appointment and made direct eye contact. (Unlike some doctors I've had who look at their computer screen or notes more than they look at me.)
100

06/30/2017
Dr Raj seemed concerned & very receptive to my current medical needs . He took charge & ordered necessary blood work that my previous PCP Dr [...] ignored & did not do his job as requested by myself his patient . thank you Dr Raj for taking your time & mine to be a good listener & do things right . Job well done !
100

06/28/2017
Dr Raj was very professional and made me feel at ease
90

06/28/2017
Very happy with this doctor. Communication is clear and easy which is very important to me.
100

06/26/2017
Dr raj is a fantastic person, he always makesme feel at ease and listens to everything I want to say. He never rushes me and seems to genuinely enjoy his profession. I would recommend him to anyone.
100

06/12/2017
all the staff and my doctor were excellent. ! give them all a raise!
0

06/10/2017
Every question seems to be centered around my uterus. He is more concerned about my ongoing fertility (I've been sterilized over 2 years), if I had permission from my then boyfriend to have sterilization surgery and how any issue from a needed refill of my my asthma inhaler to the fact that I'm finishing a masters degree all will affect my fertility. He was incredibly patronizing at the least and downright sexist and rude with his line of questioning. I have seen him on three separate occasions and he has brought up this line of questioning twice. I will be switching providers.
100

06/07/2017
Dr. Raj is very friendly, courteous, and listens carefully to my concerns.
10

06/07/2017
I am not accustomed to be lectured like I am a 2 year old. I asked for pain medication refill and was told no at first, then lectured! I have a fused neck that is not healing correctly and am in pain. I have had 1 prescription for pain medication in the last 6 months. Being told that I would become addicted and join the problem opioid addicts is insulting. When he says I will take your word for it that I had only had 1 prescription - I got mad and walked out. [...] they should LISTEN and try to help. Not just give me a lecture on opioid addiction. I also have a fused spine, been through this before. I have never been so insulted and angered!
100

06/01/2017
dr Raj is one of the all time best doctors I, and my family, have ever had.
90

05/30/2017
Very good overall and service oriented and shows real care and not treated as a customer or treated as business transaction.
100

05/29/2017
always had great care at providence bethany
100

05/24/2017
Dr Raj and his staff always take time to listen to my needs and address them.
40

05/24/2017
I'm a newer patient of Dr. Raj, so he is not that aware of my history. He was however sent all my records from my previous doctor. When I called in between two trips requesting pain medication, he refused. If he had taken the time to review my medical history, he may have made a different decision. I had to go to the emergency room for pain on my trip and come home early from a trip to [...]. His decision cost me money and I lost out on spending time with my family.
90

05/16/2017
this was my first visit with my new primary care doctor he was very polite and had a good sense of humor. I really enjoyed how they listened and I was about 30 minutes early for my appointment and they saw me within 3 minutes of starting to fill out my new patient information. good staff and genuine doctors. good referrals as well. thank you
100

03/30/2017
Care provider was very courteous, helpful, and friendl.
60

03/29/2017
Just don't feel that Dr Raj has the right level of communication, I was yet again forced to book a 2nd appointment for the same illness. A prescription and chest X-ray could have been done via email.
100

02/24/2017
Pleasant so far
70

02/13/2017
The day of my appointment the dr. could not come in because of inclement weather but did not know and went anyway - I never got the message that the dr. was not in.
100

02/10/2017
always satisfied
90

02/02/2017
Mr. Raj was very understand and I felt comfortable talking to him about my health concerns.
50

01/16/2017
Josh was kind of condescending about my exercise habits, I didn't appreciate that much.
80

01/05/2017
prescription refills are very difficult and slow. it would be my chief complaint.
100

01/05/2017
Dr. Raj is amazing. He is always smiling and shows he truly cares for his peeps
100

01/04/2017
DR. Raj has always been very good at meeting my needs, and exploring possible issues.
50

12/26/2016
was kept waiting 35+ minutes while provider dealt with another patient with a complex case -- no one communicated with me during this period
80

12/15/2016
The front office staff and MA were incredibly pleasant and helpful. I waited for a quite a while to be seen, but Dr. Raj was easy to talk to and did a great job of listening to me and not seeming rushed or impatient. He explained things well and made me feel very comfortable.
40

12/13/2016
My problems for which I consulted is the same after visit.
100

12/12/2016
[...] blood test results come through MyChart, and I am notified via email when a result is ready. [...] MyChart service is excellent.
100

12/07/2016
the staff is always super courteous and helpful! Dr. Raj is the kindest, most down to earth Dr I have ever met with! I feel very comfortable with him and have trust in him as a physician for my family.
100

12/07/2016
Dr. Raj was extremely professional and took the time to listen to my symptoms and concerns. He explained to me the diagnosis and treatment options.
40

11/28/2016
I felt like this provider was very insensitive to my concerns. I had pretty much narrowed down my health concern and he laughed at my "prognosis" pretty much told me that it was not possible for me to have the condition (which is so untrue). Then after telling me that it was not possible to have the condition, he offered to send me for an ultra sound. Why would I seek further treatment under the care of someone that told me my concern was invalid? I was very upset and I will not see this physician again. Even if he felt as though I should not be as concerned about the severity of my condition/non condition, the way he went about it was arrogant and unnecessary. I will be seeing another doctor for a second opinion at the first of the year, and even if they give me the same recommendation to not be concerned, I would like to get that opinion from someone who does not make me feel like an idiot. I was furious by the time my appointment was over, it took everything in me to not walk out in the middle of the office visit.
100

11/23/2016
I love my provider .
100

11/19/2016
Dr.Joshua Raj is very easy to talk to in term of my health problem.He spent time to listen to my situation.Thank you!
60

11/16/2016
Was disappointed that more wasn't done at this appointment, as it was supposed to be new patient appointment.
80

11/08/2016
Sometimes appointments are too long. [...]
100

10/31/2016
I'm a new patient. this was my first visit. I was impressed with the entire staff.
0

10/26/2016
this was the worst medical experience I've ever had. I was in a critical situation and the doctor ignored my issues and concerns. I had to go to urgent care to get the help I needed. the doctor there listened to me and took the time to diagnose the issue that Dr. Raj quickly and falsely assumed was a non-issue.
80

10/07/2016
He really did not take any stand on my concerns, no tests, only immediate referral to specialist.
100

10/03/2016
I recommend very highly and very satisfactory.
90

09/28/2016
good experience overall
100

09/28/2016
Dr Raj is one of the best doctors I have ever seen
100

09/10/2016
Dr. Raj is one of the best physicians I have ever seen. He is not only very intelligent with up-to-date knowledge, but very personable as well. I feel that he takes into consideration all of me, not just the specific issue I am being seen for. Awesome physician, awesome individual.
100

08/30/2016
This provider is very good at helping patients with their health problems. Spending enough time to understand the patient health record and find the best advice for patients. very respectful, helpful, and knowledgeable.
80

08/21/2016
The doctor should order the blood test and required test before visit so the results & concerns could be addressed during visit.
80

08/18/2016
Dr. Raj made me feel comfortable.
80

08/17/2016
this was my first appointment with Dr. Raj my primary care physician retired. it seemed to me that Dr. Raj had studied my records carefully and made great recommendations for tapering off a anxiety medication.
90

08/15/2016
everything is good and I'm satisfied with the services
90

08/14/2016
this was my first visit with this provider. I was positively surprised