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

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.

4.5 out of 5 (139 Ratings, 34 Comments)

100

03/08/2016
I always like how he asks if he can help me with anything else before I leave.
Providence Health & Services Patient
10

03/06/2016
The receptionists and nurses were all kind and considerate. However, Dr. Solandz did not take my concerns and my pain seriously and prescribed me medication that I did not agree with and will not take. He did not make an effort to listen to what I had to say.
Providence Health & Services Patient
20

03/03/2016
More interested in typing information on keyboard than finding out patient problems, very poor practice!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/28/2016
Every provider I've seen at this office has been really good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/10/2016
A very good experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/02/2016
Great doctor
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

01/31/2016
I felt like I was treated like a bad person because of the medication I am on. Before I even had a chance to speak with the Dr I was asked to provide a UA with no explanation why. This really upset me! I felt like this Dr was judging me before he even met me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/27/2016
[...] Dr. Solondz is one of those rare physicians who takes the time to listen to his patients and doesn't let the electronic medical record system hinder his communication and care delivery. I have a lot of medical issues to document/chart, and yet I still feel like I have a strong interpersonal healthcare experience every time I see Dr. Solondz for an office visit. He is also very good about answering non-urgent questions via e-mail messages through myChart within a timely manner. I have found this tool to be very helpful for those small questions that do not require an office visit, and it provides continuity between office visits.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/24/2016
Office staff is somewhat slow, and sometimes unprofessional.
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90

01/22/2016
listens, suggests treatment or medication, explains as necessary
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100

12/29/2015
Dr. Solondz is very professional. He's thorough and really cares for his patients.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/29/2015
The care I received was friendly and thorough. I was able to get an appointment the same day that I called which was very convenient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/06/2015
This was my first visit with this care provider, and the professionalism he carried was well received. Additionally his ability to be relatable was very kind, and I appreciated not feeling talked down to. [...]
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100

11/29/2015
In general i'm comfortable with this Doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/22/2015
Dr Solondz is a caring DR and I am very happy with him
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100

11/19/2015
I already recommend Dr. Solondz and the clinic he is with to others. Everyone is wonderful at what role they have in the clinic.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

11/17/2015
Appointment felt rushed (at end of day and we were delayed in Xray)) and Dr. Solondz speaks very quickly, too quickly for [...] to follow. I am always there to translate, which is OK, but this time was more rushed than usual. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/25/2015
This provider is very good at listening to my questions and concerns and providing feedback, and vaccinations as needed. This physical exam did not include a prostate or inguinal hernia exams as I have had in the past, but generally seemed very good and thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2015
I like that he is more holistic in his practice and tries his best to NOT prescribe Rx medications except where he thinks or feels it necessary to alternatives for the patient's welfare.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/30/2015
The services of the Providence system is excellent, the e-mail system is wonderful. The patient receives information immediately. Also information comes at any time 7 days a week. That to me is very important and it also aids in giving the patient peace of mind.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/30/2015
Listens and answers questions. Will authorize tests as needed - i.e. x-rays. Will also refer patient to another specialist such as an orthopedic surgeon if it seems necessary.
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100

08/25/2015
outstanding doctor, feel fortunate to call him my doctor
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100

08/18/2015
Dr Solandz is very efficient and always promptly answers any questions I have on My Chart.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/02/2015
they were good people
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/21/2015
have zero complaints about Solindz, Providence preventative should be better- ie physical therapy, wellness
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/14/2015
Dr. Solondz is always attentive to my Health Care needs and makes sure my desired route of care for the problem at hand are at the least listened to and taken into consideration when he determines the best approach in getting be back to being well. I am fortunate to have him as my PCP and wish that this world had more Doctors like him.
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100

07/08/2015
Was a pleasent experence I am thankful for Dr Solondz and the care he provides; he treats you like a friend.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/03/2015
I received a follow-up email from Dr. via My Chart. Very impressed with his timeliness and thoroughness to the follow-up.
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06/27/2015
the doctor talked over me, not listening to my major concerns, had not requested prior chart notes prior to the appointment, just didn't seem to have time or concern to listen to me. at first he said I would have to order any previous chart notes. then at the end of the visit said the front desk would do that.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

06/27/2015
I was disappointed that the provider ordered a test that was irrelevant based upon my medical history (in my records), and didn't ask about my current lifestyle habits to determine my needs before requesting the test, and also didn't tell me which tests he was ordering while I was in the office so I could re-educate him about my situation.
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50

06/10/2015
I expected more of an integrative medicine approach [...]
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100

05/21/2015
THE SERVICE WAS THAT THE DOCTOR GAVE ME WAS VERY,VERY,VERY GOOD, AND I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/18/2015
Dr Solondz is knowledgable, kind, and very efficient. I ask questions of him by My Chart emails rather than by phone and he always responds promptly. he is a wonderful doctor and I am so glad I found him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/18/2015
Please note that I would rather wait longer for my doctor in the exam room knowing that he will spend what time is needed with me. And that means that he was spending quality time with his previous patient. So, no docking of time I had to wait in the exam room for him.
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