Biography & Education

Biography

David Solondz, M.D., puts a strong focus on self-care in his medical practice. “I believe being a person’s physician is like joining a partnership,” he says. “I enjoy guiding people to help themselves make difficult choices and improve their health.”

As a family physician who specializes in integrative medicine, Dr. Solondz combines conventional medicine with complementary therapies. He provides medical acupuncture for multiple conditions. He also has experience in guided-imagery/clinical hypnosis and a variety of meditation practices, such as tai chi and yoga.

Dr. Solondz completed an internship and residency in family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He also completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Dr. Solondz was born and raised in Mountainside, N.J. Outside of the office, he enjoys outdoor activities with his wife, including downhill skiing, camping, hiking, biking and kayaking.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine; acupuncture

Education
Oregon Health & Science University
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 240
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6469

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Services Provided

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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.5 out of 5 (162 Ratings, 53 Comments)

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07/02/2017
All positive
80

06/26/2017
Dr. Solondz is always very thorough, and never rushes me. I appreciate his concern for my well being.
90

06/19/2017
Dr. Solondz is great. He shows that he not only cares about your health but also for you as a person.
80

06/12/2017
I felt all of my concerns were addressed at this appt.
100

06/01/2017
Dr. Solondz is the best GP I have ever had.
100

05/30/2017
My experience was very good, I have no complaints about the health care provided to me.
90

05/24/2017
I am relatively new to Dr. Solondz, I've seen him 4 or 5 visits. The more I get to know him the more convinced I am of his providing great service.
100

05/20/2017
always the best care from the entire office
100

04/27/2017
Dr. Solondz is an excellent Dr. and very honorable in how he treats his patients. I have had a life long medical condition and it is rear you fine such a good Dr. that also genuinely cares and respects his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Solondz and Providence Medical Center . I just wish I could have found him many years ago. I am grateful and my varied health issues have only improved under his care. [...]
80

04/26/2017
The lack of communication between EMRs makes it difficult to get full continuity of care between providers. For example, Dr. Solondz cannot see any of the notes/test results ordered by my orthopedic surgeon. In addition, the current opiod crisis makes it difficult to ask for pain medication in a way that will not be seen as suspicious. I have had ZERO issues using opiods to get me through foot surgery, and other surgeries. Never have a had a problem abusing any of these over the counter medications, yet when I asked for stronger medications that would not cause me so much stomach pain as high doses of ibuprofen for my joint pain (arthritis compounded by a bone bruise on my knee) and my difficult getting exercise and recovery PT because of the pain involved, I was told to use tylenol. That is not working for me. I really think that the medical industry needs to think carefully about the approach for people managing chronic pain. I continue to gain weight due to lack of activity brought on by chronic pain.
100

04/13/2017
I had a very good first appointment with Dr. Solonz. He was kind and understanding of my condition and am very pleased to have him as my new doctor. Thank you very much!
100

04/06/2017
Very friendly!
100

03/22/2017
Dr Solondz is very attentive and thorough. I am very satiisfied with the service he provides.
100

03/22/2017
I have nothing but praise for Dr. Solondz. He's thorough, and pays excellent attention to details with respect to my care.
70

03/08/2017
My appointment was to meet the doctor as a new patient. He spent most of the time filling in the gaps of my medical history on the computer.
90

03/01/2017
I was told I would be contacted when referral was approved [...] - No one ever called me.
100

02/28/2017
Dr. Solandz was very personable. I will definitely recommend him.
80

02/27/2017
My appointment was rescheduled three times. One time was due to weather - but I was nearly at the office when I received the call that the office would start 2.5 hours late. The other two reschedules were due to some sort of scheduling conflict with the doctor.
80

02/22/2017
This is my 2nd time to visit Dr. Solondz as my Primary. I wasn't too sure of how this would go after the 1st visit, when we were introduced. My previous Primary of many years was outside of the Providence system, and a hard act to follow. The 2nd, recent visit with Dr. Solondz was reassuring; I think I'm going to be very happy in his care.
90

02/16/2017
very helpful. took extra time to go over past injuries with me. as well as check things the apontmet was not for.
90

02/07/2017
Dr. Solondz is a good listener and communicates the after visit summary in concise but easy to understand language.
90

01/20/2017
Dr. Solondz is a very caring, hardworking provider who is easy to talk with. Excellent physician.
100

12/19/2016
I did not have a primary Care Doctor, when I came in. it was easy and helpful to get signed. vary thankful
90

12/14/2016
Yes, this was my first time seeing Dr. Solondz as my new Primary doctor, and I was impressed because he was very thorough, even though all my records weren't there yet.
90

12/14/2016
nearly all good for my wife and me. Providence is most accomodating to our schedule since we live about 100 miles away and are in town only several times per month
100

12/08/2016
Dr. Solondz is an excellent listener, knows my medical history, and always takes time to make sure my questions are answered. [...]
100

11/30/2016
Smart doctor, good listener, great problem solver.
100

11/26/2016
DR Solondz always listens what I say. He is easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable.
90

11/15/2016
all went well at office visit
90

11/09/2016
It was all fine. I am new to these providers so more experience would be needed to make a strong recommendation. It would be nice if referral confirmations were determined as soon as possible. In my case, the entirety of my follow up care is dependent upon approval of these referrals to attend to my condition, which needs immediate action.
90

11/08/2016
Dr Solondz recommendations for referrals for care reflected appropriate concern for my medical needs or condition.
100

10/28/2016
great response from everyone!
90

10/26/2016
Dr. Solondz is a good listener and helps me understand the treatment plan he is recommending. He always responds quickly to my e-mail, which puts me at ease and makes me believe he has a sound understanding of my health issues. I am very happy he is my primary care doctor.
30

10/25/2016
Care provider seems to type more on computer rather than listen. My guess in the 15-20 minutes provider was with me 3/4 of time he was typing.
80

10/20/2016
Dr. Solondz is excellent! I am just not a fan of the overall model.
50

10/15/2016
It seems that he didn't do the whole thing.
80

10/10/2016
I have a complicated medical condition, but Dr. Solondz always listens with respect and does what he can, and informs me if there is nothing he can really do.
60

10/09/2016
Dr. is still experience wise young, has much to learn, really good with statistical and book stuff. I think he is really working on how to read his patients but still has a ways to go, I suspect he will improve with time.
100

09/28/2016
Very knowledgeable about my medical history.
70

09/28/2016
overall felt this visit was focused on identifying major illness but did not address smaller concerns with potential for long term issues
100

09/22/2016
Dr. Solondz is a gifted physician and always straight forward and caring.
100

09/22/2016
Provider was fast and took care of the problem in the office.
100

09/22/2016
Dr. Solondz is a very caring provider. He is easy to work with, has good communication skills and is very knowledgeable.
100

09/21/2016
I feel easy about asking questions on MyChart and he always gets back to me right away.
100

09/09/2016
Excellent. Provider has also been explaining all details about MyChart portal and followed up immediately after my visit and the same day my blood work results were available.
100

09/01/2016
love Dr Solondz
80

08/30/2016
mostly good. This last visit I was in a confused state. The summary of results and expectations were not clarified and as of now not sure what my next step is...knowing there are a lot of loose ends but not sure what they are, i.e. referrals and further appts. I will have to call.
100

08/25/2016
I always get quick a response to my questions when I call or send a message
90

08/24/2016
All good.
100

08/22/2016
l'm happy with my health cre provider
100

08/22/2016
He was very thorough. It was my first visit to Dr. Solondz as a primary care physician. [...]
100

08/17/2016
I lost my [...] insurance for a time. Dr. Solondz had been my doctor for about three years before that. Thank god I got this insurance back! I think he's the best doctor I've ever had. He figured out issues with my health that no one else had ever put together, and I'm much healthier because of it. He's brilliant.
90

08/17/2016
I am very grateful for the quality of care I receive from my PCP.