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
  • General practice

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 (116 Ratings, 35 Comments)

60

03/29/2016
Issues extremely important to me, I deal with on a daily basis I don't feel are as important or immediate to my doc
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2016
Always the best of service!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/08/2016
Dr. Raj is very insightful to possible issues going on with my concern.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/07/2016
Dr. Raj is very thorough in his exams. He takes time to answer any and all questions there are. He's very kind and empathetic. I would definitely see him again if I needed to.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/22/2016
I had frequent migraines and the earliest appointment was given after 10 days. [...] I used to get same day appointments with my last primary care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/17/2016
very pleased with Dr Roj-- first time with him [...] I would go back to Dr Roj at any time He was very perceptive to my needs - and very personable-I liked him right off--
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

02/09/2016
Dr Raj lowered my dosage of my pain meds and my diabetes meds claiming he wanted to lower my dependency on them. This was insulting to me because I am old enough to know better and second, I'm in PAIN! [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/07/2016
In all fairness, this was my first visit with this provider. He didn't have any previous visit or history to draw off of. He did an excellent job on getting up to speed about my past health and current acute need.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/13/2016
Dr. Raj has been outstanding in making me feel like I am important. I like him and his work very well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

12/22/2015
[...] Dr. Raj is doing fine but I am concerned that he is timid when interacting with me. [...] to me it seems he has more tell me than he actually divulges during my visits. [...] I have appreciated his help and insight thus far he is a VAST improvement from the first PCP I tried [...] and I am thankful for his service.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/06/2015
I would say Dr. Raj is amazing! To have a doctor to set in front of you and look you in the eye and LISTEN is a great thing. He doesn't rush and really makes it like he really cares about your health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/24/2015
Dr. Raj explains things in an easy to understand way
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/17/2015
I love and enjoy the Dr and staff st Bethany
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

11/01/2015
Good Experience - Make me feel better
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10/20/2015
Dr. Raj is excellent. He was very proactive in getting me the specialist care I needed and followed through quickly.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/18/2015
Dr. Raj is my primary Dr. and I am extremley happy with the care I have received. He is one of the best Drs I've ever had. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a Dr. his assisitant [...] is also excellent!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/13/2015
Was my first appt with him (moved to area recently). He was very professional, listened well, took detailed history, explained things well, and shows definite command of subject. [...] I feel lucky I got him
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/10/2015
It's been fine.
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09/19/2015
[...] I saw him for a new injury and he insulted me about my care and completely blew my new injury off. Now I have to pay more money to see another doctor to get the proper care for all of my problems. I may now switch to [...].
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/18/2015
Dr. Raj is very good about letting me know when I am due for tests or suggested shots. He provides prompt follow up on any test results and any questions I send him via My Chart. he is a warm, caring provider who has a good grasp on my health history. thanks to his referral to an orthopedic surgeon last year I have recovered my mobility, life and health after 15 years of treatment for a form of arthritis that I didn't actually have!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/31/2015
Every experience with Dr. Raj has been good, he is an excellent provider And I would or for anyone to him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/30/2015
This is my first visit to Dr. Raj and I am very pleased with the experience. He listened to my concerns very carefully and recommended additional services such as stress EKG and Holter Monitor. Immediately after I finished my stress EKG [...], he identified a specialist for me and helped me to make the appointment. In addition, he made follow-up call to make sure that I was on track. I will stay with him as my primary care and will definitely recommend him to my friends.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/17/2015
VERY good in listening to my concerns
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

08/11/2015
All of my interactions with the doctor were positive and we spoke about my medical concerns and he said a nurses assistant would follow up. When she came in the room it was as if they had not spoken and she asked me what I needed. I needed two immunization and they were out of one so she said they would order it.I got no follow up from the provider and so called to ask if they had gotten it in and the receptionist thought they did so I had another appointment and came just to find out they did not have it yet and they didn't know why the receptionist gave me an appointment. [...] Also I waited (in the waiting room) for forty minutes before the nurses assistant even saw me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/06/2015
Dr Raj was very kind and excellent at listening, he also provided me with many options to attack my condition. I would highly recommend him to any person seeking a primary care physician!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/04/2015
Love Dr. Raj! He's a great listener, easy to talk to, and very informative.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

07/21/2015
Very personable Doctor. Very respectful. The only problem was that I went in because of sever pain from Psoriasis and I got treated for high blood pressure and diabetes. As the doctor was leaving the room, I had to stop him and ask him," uh...I'm here because of the Psoriasis. I need help! What can you do to help me? He reluctantly prescribed Prednisone."
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/14/2015
I really appreciated how Dr. Raj did not make me feel rushed like some other health providers have before (e.g., he asked me if I had any more questions and actually waited for me to think of questions I had, etc).
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/06/2015
Dr Raj is excellent! As an RN, I would most definitely recommend this MD. The MA's were very good as well. Great bedside manner and thorough examination. Dr Raj took time to listen to my concerns.
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07/03/2015
Just met Dr. Raj for the first time with a rather serious issue [...]. Initial thoughts, seems like a nice person, but there are reservations. Again, 1st meeting, will have to see how things work out from here.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/24/2015
Dr. Raj is very easy to talk with, and I felt really at ease with him. He offered and explained health care suggestions that I did not know were an option. I am very happy with my 1st visit with him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/21/2015
Joshua Raj is very good and he is a big plus to Providence
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

06/07/2015
generally good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
I love this doctor, he is always smiling and very personal with you, he shows that he cares about you and the concerns you may have! Its nice knowning he does not just think of us as a pay check ...
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/13/2015
My Doctor appears to know me and my medical problems. He is 8ntetesting an friendly. I feel I could tell him anything.
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