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.

4.4 out of 5 (198 Ratings, 66 Comments)

100

02/27/2017
Dr. Solandz was very personable. I will definitely recommend him.
80

02/26/2017
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

02/21/2017
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

02/15/2017
very helpful. took extra time to go over past injuries with me. as well as check things the apontmet was not for.
90

02/06/2017
Dr. Solondz is a good listener and communicates the after visit summary in concise but easy to understand language.
90

01/19/2017
Dr. Solondz is a very caring, hardworking provider who is easy to talk with. Excellent physician.
100

12/18/2016
I did not have a primary Care Doctor, when I came in. it was easy and helpful to get signed. vary thankful
90

12/13/2016
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

12/13/2016
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

12/07/2016
Dr. Solondz is an excellent listener, knows my medical history, and always takes time to make sure my questions are answered. [...]
100

11/29/2016
Smart doctor, good listener, great problem solver.
100

11/25/2016
DR Solondz always listens what I say. He is easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable.
90

11/14/2016
all went well at office visit
90

11/08/2016
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

11/07/2016
Dr Solondz recommendations for referrals for care reflected appropriate concern for my medical needs or condition.
100

10/27/2016
great response from everyone!
90

10/25/2016
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

10/24/2016
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

10/19/2016
Dr. Solondz is excellent! I am just not a fan of the overall model.
50

10/14/2016
It seems that he didn't do the whole thing.
80

10/09/2016
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

10/08/2016
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

09/27/2016
Very knowledgeable about my medical history.
70

09/27/2016
overall felt this visit was focused on identifying major illness but did not address smaller concerns with potential for long term issues
100

09/21/2016
Dr. Solondz is a gifted physician and always straight forward and caring.
100

09/21/2016
Provider was fast and took care of the problem in the office.
100

09/21/2016
Dr. Solondz is a very caring provider. He is easy to work with, has good communication skills and is very knowledgeable.
100

09/20/2016
I feel easy about asking questions on MyChart and he always gets back to me right away.
100

09/08/2016
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

08/31/2016
love Dr Solondz
80

08/29/2016
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

08/24/2016
I always get quick a response to my questions when I call or send a message
90

08/23/2016
All good.
100

08/21/2016
l'm happy with my health cre provider
100

08/21/2016
He was very thorough. It was my first visit to Dr. Solondz as a primary care physician. [...]
100

08/16/2016
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

08/16/2016
I am very grateful for the quality of care I receive from my PCP.
100

07/31/2016
I have very good experiences with my care provider.
80

07/29/2016
Very good doctor.
80

07/27/2016
He seems really intelligent & competent. This was our first visit together so we have not established a rapport yet.
90

07/26/2016
provider is great. my issues are with the long wait times, 45 minutes in the lobby. the front desk clerks were also very rude and condescending. I asked them why all the new questions and more importantly why in front of another patient. I don't like providing my personal information in front of another patient. the rude personnel and lack of privacy will cause me to leave PMG and seeks a pcp outside of the system.
90

07/05/2016
Listened carefully and allowed me to make my own choices. The wait was 30 minutes past appointment.
100

07/05/2016
Easy to get referral. [...]
50

07/04/2016
The Doctor said that he would give me information on skin cancer. He did not remember to give it to me. I turned in a [...] sample but have yet to hear what the results of the test are. I turned the sample in 12 days ago.
100

06/24/2016
Dr Solonz has my records up on computer when we were talking. He covered other areas of concern, following up on my meds and health issues as well as addressing me apointment cercerns. My daughter and her sons also go to him and are happy with his care.
100

06/22/2016
[...] at the front desk was very helpful.
100

06/22/2016
Dr Solondz is very approachable and works with the family nicely. He is always very helpful. He may work too much, as he answers emails throughout the night as well He is a terrific provider.
90

06/21/2016
everyone was very nice
100

06/14/2016
Dr Solance has made a team that has helped me tremendously. He always explains things very well , he will draw it out if I don't understand. He gives me time to articulate what's going on and he makes me feel like I'm the only patient he has .I know he has the best intentions for me and my family whom don't even see him . I'm so grateful.
50

06/12/2016
I don't think he really takes time to hear what we are asking or makes good follow up comments
90

06/12/2016
This was an appointment to become established for primary care. I felt very heard, respected, and taken care of. I can't believe that I got blood test results with interpretation from the Dr. within 24 hours! Very satisfied with my appointment.
90

05/16/2016
I appreciate that Dr. Solondz has an understanding of both standard & alternative medicine (integrative medical practices).
80

05/11/2016
Dr. Solondz is a very good listener, you get the distinct impression he cares about you. Also he always answers m e-mails right away I know I never get put off. I like him a lot and have recommended him to others.
80

04/24/2016
Listens well, always asks what else he can do for me, is respectful and pleasant
100

04/19/2016
[...] the support staff (check in clerks) it seems to me they have become so helpful, and very professional. I have been a patient of this provider for over 43 years. I have had two doctors, and both of the doctors were/are the best. I feel very fortunate to have such wonderful services from my doctors.
90

04/06/2016
Dr. Zolonds is very orofesional, respecful and dedicated.
90

04/04/2016
Doctor Solandz was very nice and patient and listen to everything I had to say while also giving me the information I needed. [...]
100

03/08/2016
I always like how he asks if he can help me with anything else before I leave.
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.
20

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

02/28/2016
Every provider I've seen at this office has been really good.
90

02/10/2016
A very good experience.
100

02/02/2016
Great doctor
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.
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.
80

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