Biography & Education

Biography

In his practice, Richard Tsai, M.D., emphasizes prevention, education and listening to his patients. “I believe that prevention is the best medicine,” he says. “A good primary care provider can identify early signs or risk factors and prevent a disease from having a significant impact on a patient’s life.”

Dr. Tsai assures his patients that he will always listen to their concerns. He also is committed to teaching his patients about their health issues. “An educated patient is an empowered patient,” he says. “I try to educate my patients about their health concerns so they can take charge of their health.”

Dr. Tsai graduated Phi Beta Kappa in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University. He attended Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at University of North Carolina Hospitals.

In his free time, Dr. Tsai enjoys working with computers, building models, rafting and skiing.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
Washington University School of Medicine

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 200
Portland , OR 97225
Fax 503-216-9499
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts
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.

4.7 out of 5 (183 Ratings, 67 Comments)

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11/25/2015
I have always felt Dr Tsai has provided a high quality of medical skill in all my visits and especially like the online link for communication which he is always prompt with his responses.
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100

11/24/2015
My doctor retired. Dr. Tsai was recommended to me. I find him excellent!!! He is sensitive, compassionate, truthful. and very knowledgeable of his practice.
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100

11/24/2015
All very good
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100

11/17/2015
Dr. Tsai is very competent, understanding, knowledgeable
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50

11/15/2015
I wish doctors would listen better and sense when patients know more then the doctors think they know. The default for doctors seems to be "let me explain things to you so you can understand..." They need to listen and learn from people [...]
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100

11/10/2015
Dr Tsai was the first Doctor I went to after I moved to Portland back in 1999, he is, hands down the best Doctor I've ever gone to. He actually listens to my questions / concerns and speaks "to me" not "at me".... if that makes sense
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100

11/10/2015
My first. Isit with Dr. Tsai. I could not be mor impressed by him and his staff.
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11/08/2015
First time meeting , very nice...
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90

11/04/2015
Dr. Tsai is personable, professional, helpful. He always returns email questions, and follows up as needed.
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100

11/03/2015
I have always received excellent care from all providers at Sunset.
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11/01/2015
Will not recommend. Solutions to my concerns not heard. [...] did not talk about follow up [...]
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90

10/28/2015
Dr. Tsai always takes time to explain my issues. He also uses MyChart extensively and in a very timely manner which I appreciate.
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100

10/27/2015
Dr. Tsai is a caring Doctor and I have NEVER had a Bad experience with him. I went through the Tramatic Loss of my Husband [...] and he showed compassion and was very caring and helpful. [...]
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100

10/18/2015
We are very pleased with the care Dr. Richard Tsai provides for my husband and myself!
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100

09/29/2015
Dr. Tsai, sees two other family members. He is the Doctor I want for the Close of My Life [...] Dr. Tsai is an honest Doctor I can trust to guide me through the end of life. I feel lucky to call him My Doctor. In addition the entire office runs smoothly.
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100

08/25/2015
Dr Tsai is an excellent communicator and responds to questions online promptly
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100

08/19/2015
Very professional. We both were satisfied with the 15 minute appointment.
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100

08/18/2015
Dr. Tsai always takes time to evaluate your concerns and explain options for care. Is very reassuring and puts you at ease. Wish everyone could have a physician like him.
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100

08/18/2015
Dr. Tsai, is an excellent doctor, is always available to answer questions on My Chart
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90

08/16/2015
Provider was usually solid booked days ahead when I needed to see him in the past so I had to be seen by a colleague, but this time he was available right away. I don't mind occassionally seeing another provider, but I am sometimes told that they are not able to make long-term decisions for my health. Most of the providers (I think I have seen everyone in the clinic for the past 9 years), has been great.
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90

08/02/2015
Dr tsai's group is so good, I referred my husband and coworkers to this office
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80

07/30/2015
good
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80

07/28/2015
Happy with advice I got from the visit.
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100

07/28/2015
Dr. Tsai was very attentive to my medical situation
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100

07/26/2015
He is very thorough
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100

07/22/2015
Always takes the time to listen and to explain options. has a reassuring , caring manner.
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100

07/17/2015
I am always treated with respect and feel that I have been given the best medical advise possible.
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100

07/08/2015
Dr Tsai is a great provider. As a 67 year old, I have had considerable experience and he ranks right at the top. [...]
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100

07/02/2015
got me to start quitting smoking
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100

07/01/2015
Dr Tsai is great.
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06/29/2015
Very good
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100

05/30/2015
I have always felt Dr. Tsai to be a good care provider, answering all questions and giving me a summary of the visit as well.
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100

05/27/2015
Doctor Tsai is excellent and a good listener. He makes all my appointments "conversational" which makes your time at the doctor less stressful. I just recommended him to my brother
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100

05/13/2015
I really like the email "visits" for minor issues rather than in office visits.
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100

05/13/2015
Very happy with Dr. R. Tsai. [...]
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100

05/13/2015
I like Dr. Tsai and feel comfortable having him as my primary care provider.
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100

05/12/2015
Dr Tsai is a special person and great doctor. He is the main reason we will consider Providence when we no longer have work provided health insurance. The secondary reason is our excellent treatment in the ER. Dr Tsai always is cheerful, careful, caring and diligent. He responds quickly and well to all inquiries and he cares. He gives of himself and his time. We value him greatly.
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100

05/10/2015
I'm a new patient and had to wait 4 months to get into see Dr. Tsai. I totally understand but would've made things easier if I could've gotten in sooner.
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100

05/07/2015
best doctor richard tsai
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100

04/14/2015
Dr Tsai does a good job of explaining complex issues. I like his pragmatic approach. He and his staff provide an "A" list experience.
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90

04/07/2015
Dr. Richard Tsai is one of the most thoughtful and sensitive medical doctors we have ever had caring for myself and my wife. He takes a personal interest in our lives and will remember earlier conversations and bring them up without be prompted! He is articulate and sends me away confident that my concerns have been addressed and gives me a written summary!
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100

04/02/2015
I like Dr. Tsai. I can relate to him. He is logical and open minded.
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100

04/01/2015
First appt. with Dr. Tsai as my new primary care Dr., and feel I will receive excellent care.
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80

03/24/2015
While in pain , I can not latest appointment was FIVE days away.....tooooo loong a wait.
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90

03/22/2015
The visit was good as the past visits have been.
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100

03/18/2015
The doctor meets my requirements 100%.
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03/10/2015
Dr. Tsai is the very best doctor I have ever had
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100

03/10/2015
Ear lavage by new nurse [...] was very well done...a nice addition to the practice. [...]
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90

03/04/2015
I switched to this provider from another provider at the same clinic. This provider is a much better match for me and I feel my health care is in better hands.
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100

03/04/2015
I am so glad Dr. Tsai is my doctor.
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100

03/02/2015
Always takes time without rushing. Answers all questions that I present. I trust all his advice.
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03/02/2015
seemed to care
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100

03/02/2015
I could not have a better doctor. He is exceptional!
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90

03/02/2015
Dr. Tsai is an excellent provider and I am very pleased with the quality of service provided.
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100

02/25/2015
Dr. Tsai is a Dr. who shows great concern for me as his patient. He is easy to talk to, and tells me "like it is" as I have asked him to do that. He is gentle in his disposition but lets me know when I may have a question or concern that is not dependable, and explains why. I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Tsai.
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100

02/23/2015
Received very consise information regarding my health condition.
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100

02/17/2015
I was very impressed Dr. Tsai went out of his way to ensure I got to see the proper Dermatology specialist. He first explained how he would personally find the proper specialist that fit my need and then confirmed his findings with an email. I felt very good about what he did for me.
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100

02/17/2015
All good, no problems.
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02/01/2015
I normally see [...]. However, I like Dr. Tsai and I think he is a very good doctor
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100

02/01/2015
Mr. Provider is excellent...
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100

01/28/2015
Very satisfied with my last appointment. Dr. Tsai was very helpfull with my problems.
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90

01/27/2015
Provider wrote follow up note to another specialist I was having difficulty contacting
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100

01/22/2015
receptionist that checked me in was rather "curt"
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100

01/18/2015
Just great service
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90

01/18/2015
Dr. Tsai has always been very professional with and excellent bedside manner. I can tell you that I have always felt that I receive the best health care from him.
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100

01/08/2015
Dr. Richard Tsai is a caring Doctor and is helpful in any questions I may have. [...]
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100

01/07/2015
Very easy to talk to - I like his balanced (medicine vs holistic health) approach to my care
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