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, Cellulitis, 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, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, 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.

4.8 out of 5 (183 Ratings, 57 Comments)

 

06/29/2015
Very good
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

05/13/2015
Very happy with Dr. R. Tsai. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

05/07/2015
best doctor richard tsai
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

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

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

03/22/2015
The visit was good as the past visits have been.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/18/2015
The doctor meets my requirements 100%.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
Dr. Tsai is the very best doctor I have ever had
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
Ear lavage by new nurse [...] was very well done...a nice addition to the practice. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/04/2015
I am so glad Dr. Tsai is my doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/02/2015
I could not have a better doctor. He is exceptional!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

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

02/23/2015
Received very consise information regarding my health condition.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/27/2015
Provider wrote follow up note to another specialist I was having difficulty contacting
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/22/2015
receptionist that checked me in was rather "curt"
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/18/2015
Just great service
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

01/07/2015
Very easy to talk to - I like his balanced (medicine vs holistic health) approach to my care
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/04/2015
Dr Tsai is simply the best in my opinion.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/30/2014
Dr. Tsai is very good on responding to medical questions via myChart.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/24/2014
My experience in visiting Dr. Tsai has always been positive. I would estimate that Dr. Tsai has at least nine or ten new patients as a result of my recommendation as to his excellence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/23/2014
Doctor has gone out of his way to make time for me, always Professional and Courteous.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/16/2014
we are very happy with Dr. Tsai. Love the e-mail access, so convient as we travel. Dr. Tsai always responds before we even expect to hear re. tests ordered or questions we send.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/14/2014
Dr. Tsai is always very responsive, listens carefully to my needs and responds accordingly. Dr. Tsai is one of the best health care providers I've ever had and I am grateful to have him as my MD.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/14/2014
Dr. Tsai is excellent....he cares about my health and about me personally. O am fortunate to have him as my Doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/09/2014
I was referred to Dr.Tsai by my OBGYN who worked at Newberg women's healthcare associate although they have never met nor knew each other. Dr.Tsai is very knowledgeable and answered every questions I had every time. He took time to listen to my concerns and explained and gave me options. He is personable and in my opinion, cares about his patients.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/12/2014
Dr Tsai had obviously reviewed my chart before my visit. He was well informed and discussed my recent lab tests clearly and thoughtfully.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/04/2014
Instant trust and honesty, I'm comfortable and he is comfortable in answering questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/31/2014
Dr. Tsai is personable, professional, knowledgeable, and good at explaining things. Also he is prompt in responding to email questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/29/2014
Dr Tsai is wonderful. We really appreciate all he has done for us. If we have needed extra care or time he graciously provides it... even if it costs him part of his lunch time. His rapid responses to emails is amazing. He truly cares about us as well as for us. He is the reason we are in the Providence system. I cannot compliment him enough as a person and as a doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/19/2014
Nothing bad to say about my visit. the entire experience from walking in the front door to walking out after my visit was GREAT as usual.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

10/14/2014
My only issue, however it has very much affected my survey and opinion of the experience, is that the doctor and his assistant spend by far, the vast majority of the time with me typing on the computer. it mostly all comes down to how well I articulate my symptoms. it's all just typed onto the computer, and only a very small fraction of the time is actually spent examining me. also, as a 42 year old male, are there any check ups or appointments that I should be scheduling. please educate me to that. if I only come with problems, I'm not maximizing Providence as a provider, or my health benefits.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/07/2014
He has been my DR for a long time and has all ways provided good treatment
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/30/2014
Waited a long time in the exam room for the doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/24/2014
Always very comfortable with this provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/19/2014
Very happy With my provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/13/2014
Dr. Tsai is an excellent physician. He explains everything in detail, answers all my questions and has good doctor patient rapport.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/13/2014
occasionaly slow in getting prescriptions refiilled
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