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.

4.4 out of 5 (146 Ratings, 44 Comments)

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11/27/2016
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

11/22/2016
I love my provider .
100

11/18/2016
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

11/15/2016
Was disappointed that more wasn't done at this appointment, as it was supposed to be new patient appointment.
80

11/07/2016
Sometimes appointments are too long. [...]
100

10/30/2016
I'm a new patient. this was my first visit. I was impressed with the entire staff.
0

10/25/2016
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

10/06/2016
He really did not take any stand on my concerns, no tests, only immediate referral to specialist.
100

10/02/2016
I recommend very highly and very satisfactory.
90

09/27/2016
good experience overall
100

09/27/2016
Dr Raj is one of the best doctors I have ever seen
100

09/09/2016
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

08/29/2016
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

08/20/2016
The doctor should order the blood test and required test before visit so the results & concerns could be addressed during visit.
80

08/17/2016
Dr. Raj made me feel comfortable.
80

08/16/2016
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

08/14/2016
everything is good and I'm satisfied with the services
90

08/13/2016
this was my first visit with this provider. I was positively surprised
100

07/27/2016
Dr. Raj is an excellent Doctor, the best I have had in many years.
100

07/25/2016
I'm a new patient of Dr. Raj. In the couple visits I've had with him, he impressed me with his sensitivity and kindness. Unlike doctors I've seen in the past, Dr. Raj actually makes eye contact instead of staring at the computer screen. He listened carefully to my concerns and answered all my questions. He even remembered some things we discussed in my first visit last summer!
100

07/24/2016
care provider good but it takes a long time with the referral (spinal specialist) to set appointment with neurosurgeon.
100

07/19/2016
I feel that my care provider is the best listener, Doctor I have ever had. I trust him with my life.
90

07/19/2016
my doctor is great. there is however a major downside with this office, almost always prescription requests take between 5-7 days. sometimes I can see they are approved and they don't go through. last time I heard that after it was approved the PAs forgot to send it. [...] I only recommend this doctor, not anybody else on his staff or the office as its own entity, and therefore i am reluctant to refer.
100

07/03/2016
The medical service is excellent [...]
100

06/28/2016
Dr Raj is awesome! So helpful and caring. Also, the receptionist, [...], is always super nice and just on it at work-great attitude!
80

06/27/2016
Mental health care staff and support is great
100

06/26/2016
Very good experience overall
90

06/12/2016
Very good experience We can talk and explain things frakly
100

06/11/2016
I have been seen 3 different doctors in last 10 years but I never seen any doctor like Joshua. he is the one of my best doctor. I will love to have Joshua for my doctors forever. he is best
50

06/07/2016
Seemed that referrals were quickly given, didn't seem like my Dr was able to treat anything. [...]
100

06/06/2016
Thank you
100

06/05/2016
everything went smoothly.
90

05/29/2016
Dr. Raj listened attentively to my health concerns and I feel confident he is starting me on the right path to feeling better!
90

04/24/2016
first time seeing this provider. He really seemed to care and I will keep seeing him as my doc
70

04/12/2016
I felt that Dr Raj was very personable and easy to talk to. I do feel that some of the information he gave me was incorrect. [...]
100

04/05/2016
First time visit just moved here from New Yotk. I feel confident that this provider Dr Raj will take good care of my medical needs in the future.
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
100

03/15/2016
Always the best of service!
100

03/08/2016
Dr. Raj is very insightful to possible issues going on with my concern.
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.
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.
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--
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! [...]
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.