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, hiking, and spending time with his family.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
Washington University School of Medicine
Languages
  • English

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

4.8 out of 5 (261 Ratings, 91 Comments)

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02/23/2017
as a person who is phobic about surgery, he allowed me time to accept that would be the probable action & to search out others
100

02/22/2017
The scheduler was able to get me into cancelled slot otherwise I would have to wait 2 weeks. I was very pleased with her.
100

02/21/2017
He met all of my expectations. I couldn't be more pleased my care.
90

02/21/2017
My husband met Dr. Tsai for the first time during this visit and was very impressed. Will probably ask to be a patient of his.
100

02/12/2017
I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Tsai. No matter how bad I feel, he always makes me feel better. I feel so fortunate to have him as my physician and so fortunate in knowing that he is also caring for my family and many friends.
100

02/07/2017
going to this office for very long time... excellent Doctors........
100

02/06/2017
Dr. Tsai is a wonderful caring Doctor. He also took care of my Husband before he died 2 years ago!
100

02/06/2017
was there for a wellness check and was very pleased with my provider and his assistant.
100

01/29/2017
Dr. Tsai is terrific! He took a great deal of time discussing my health n general as well as specifics! Top Notch!
100

01/25/2017
Always cordial and respectful of my health and needs. Never had a bad experience. Thank You.
100

01/23/2017
Dr. Tsai is my "hero" doctor. He is so patient with me & shows great empathy when I need it the most. I am confident in his knowledge and approach to medical practices. I TRUST him.
100

01/18/2017
I just changed to Dr Tsai to be PCP
100

01/18/2017
Dr Tsai & his PA are excellent. if I can't get in right away with Dr Tsai, Dr [...] is available and knowledgeable.
100

01/03/2017
Dr. Tsai & Staff are the Greatest.
100

01/01/2017
dr. Tsai is always there for me whether for a routine exam or for health problems. He is thorough and focused on any health issue I may have with good explanations and recommendations. His staff is thorough and helpful.
100

12/27/2016
dr. Tsai always listens to my problems and is usually well aware of why I came to see him and reads up on my medical history and emails prior to coming to exam room.
100

12/20/2016
I was very pleased with my first "new patient" visit with Dr. Tsai, and I would strongly recommend him to others.
100

12/13/2016
Dr. Tsai is remarkably good in his profession; he empathize with me, listens to me, explains and give possible recommendations that suits my general health status. He smiles, ask of my family, about exciting activities, about work etc which is so inspiring!
90

12/13/2016
Dr. Tsai is straight forward and detailed with his explanations. I communicate my status/condition to Dr. Tsai and his team via the online message service. His team is always responsive to my questions/comments, and I find having the messages archived is helpful.
100

11/30/2016
Dr. Tsai has always answered questions -- my only sad or less than adequate experience concerns the nurse 'team' experiences. [...] I have one unresolved issue concerning sleep med - due I think to lack of knowledge about my life history.
100

11/29/2016
Couldn't be more pleased.
90

11/22/2016
long wait in exam room
100

11/15/2016
Have been seeing Dr. Tsai for at least 10 years. Nothing but good things to say about his health care for me.
100

11/13/2016
This was my first visit with Dr.Tsai. I liked him very much and he addressed all of my concerns.
100

11/12/2016
VERY GOOD
90

11/12/2016
good experience - annual wellness exam soon
80

11/10/2016
The only complaint I have is that Dr. Tsai talked quite a bit which made it difficult for me to focus on my concerns. It would have helped if I had brought a list of questions I had with me to the visit and this time I did not do that.
80

11/08/2016
Dr. Tsai is nearly always on time, has all the information in front of him, asks questions I need answered and vice versa. He isn't always timely in getting prescriptions o.k.'d in a timely manner.
90

11/07/2016
First doctor I've been to in a long time who I really enjoyed. Took time to thoroughly discuss my situation and his action plan. Also very personable.
100

11/01/2016
Dr Tsai and his assistants are always outstanding in listening, providing guidance and express genuine interest in your health
90

10/27/2016
Response to prescription refill requests sometimes slow.
100

10/26/2016
I feel very fortunate to have this provider. He is always sensitive to my concerns and I feel confident in his care.
100

10/25/2016
MY DOCTOR IS EXCELLENT AND I HAVE COMPLETE TRUST IN HIM AND HIS ABILITY TO TAKE GREAT CARE OF ME
100

10/25/2016
dr. is always attentive and listens to my concerns
100

10/18/2016
Dr. Tsai apologized for being late, I liked that. He was very polite.
100

10/18/2016
The computer health records did not contain the POLST or ADVANCE DIRECTIVES for myself or my wife ([...]). Evidently they were not transferred with the new computerized health record system. This could become a near future problem for elderly patients.
100

10/09/2016
very good and very long appointments, which are appreciated !
100

10/09/2016
Dr. Tsai is an EXCELLENT provider !
100

10/04/2016
Tsai is great!
100

09/26/2016
Tsai is fantastic. He cares.
100

09/18/2016
I find Dr. Tsai very compassionate, knowledgeable and available. He listens attentively, asks questions to make clear my needs at the time of my visit. He also has a good sense of humor.
100

09/15/2016
We have been coming to Dr Tsai for about 12 years. We now live in West Linn (in the summer) and still drive up to see Dr Tsai. we very strongly believe he is a dedicated caring Doctor and we feel very lucky to have found him and have him available to us. and we greatly appreciate how readily accessible he is to us when we travel via the Internet. it's a great service.
100

09/11/2016
clean office/ friendly providers/ fast service
20

09/05/2016
I get it doctors are busy, but I had to wait forever and had very little time to treat me. Took 10 minutes before I even went back to room and sat in the room waiting for doctor for about an hour. Completely unacceptable and will probably find a provider that see that my time is valuable. [...]
90

09/02/2016
Very good doctor, did a great job, trust him completely.
100

08/31/2016
Dr. Tsai is an excellent doctor. Wish he could be cloned!
100

08/24/2016
Better than my expectation
100

08/23/2016
I appreciate Dr. Tsai as my primary care doctor. He takes time to discuss my health concerns and explains well my health issues.
100

08/17/2016
Best primary care doctor I've ever had. Wait time might be a little longer, because he really digs in to each patient's needs and covers all bases.
100

08/15/2016
Always attentive and caring
100

08/09/2016
He listens, knows his craft, takes the time you and he needs. Almost afraid to recommend him as he would become to popular! I kid...
100

08/09/2016
This was my first visit with Dr. Tsai, who came recommended by my husband. Very happy with my experience. Dr. Tsai was running about 40 minutes behind schedule, but all staff clearly communicated the delay and the doctor was very apologetic. Luckily, my schedule is flexible and there was no inconvenience.
100

08/07/2016
Have ONLY GOOD THINGS to SAY!
100

08/02/2016
Excellent provider.
100

07/31/2016
Dr. Tsai rates an A+
100

07/27/2016
You could not ask for a better primary care physician/ internal medicine specialist than Dr. Tsai
100

07/27/2016
Dr. Tsai is most competent and concerned about his patients.
100

07/07/2016
Dr Tasi is a very caring and knowledgeable doctor and a good man. We appreciate him more than I can say. He is responsive, helpful and caring. As we make health care insurance transitions access to him is our primary concern and will determine which insurance provider we choose.
100

07/03/2016
Dr. Tsai was always ready with good suggestions for care.
100

06/28/2016
Dr Tsai is excellent.... good communicator and an excellent Doctor
100

06/21/2016
Excellent experiences with Dr. Tsai
100

06/21/2016
Above average service, kind and respectful staff, prompt and courteous. I am grateful to have access to quality care. Thank you.
100

06/16/2016
Dr Richard Tsai is a real asset to Providence. He is a doctor who is interested in his patients and takes time to listen and explain. He gives confidence to his patients who trust his judgement.
90

06/14/2016
Dr. Thai is very prompt in responding to emails which I use instead of the phone.
100

06/14/2016
Always willing to spend the time needed with me. Really cares
100

05/25/2016
Dr Tsai is the best docter I have ever had, don't need to add any adjitives. I am 87 years old.
100

05/05/2016
My visits with Dr. Tsai are always productive and satisfying.
100

05/03/2016
Since being in Oregon (10 years), Dr. Tsai is the Very Best Physian/care I have received, he has excellent communication skills and is always informative. In my opinion he is EXCELLENT !
90

05/03/2016
Provider seemed knowledgeable and approachable. He was not judgmental and did not rush the visit.
100

05/03/2016
I am very comfortable with this provider. He is helping build that team of health care providers around my needs as a patient. A quality health care team approach is my goal and I think we are moving toward that objective with professionalism and the quality care I am receiving.
100

04/27/2016
Very happy with Dr. Tsai
100

04/24/2016
satisfied, thought he was very through.
100

04/19/2016
Dr. Tsai gives 150% to his patients. Kudo's to Dr. Tsai.
100

04/12/2016
Dr Tsai is an awesome Doctor. No problems whatsoever. He responded the same day I sent an email via My Chart about issue w/medication reaction (nausea). Another medication was called in to my pharmacy and ready for pick up later that day. [...]
90

04/07/2016
keep up the good work thanks
100

04/05/2016
dr tsai is the best provider
90

04/03/2016
Dr. Tsai has always been so supportive and caring.
80

03/31/2016
Prompt follow up on results of PSA test and sending records to [...] Clinic for scheduling colonoscopy
100

03/29/2016
I trust the care provider with my care. He is very thorough and always lets me know results of an lab work in good time. He sends me to specialists when needed. I have found all specialists to listen and give good advice.
70

03/28/2016
Consistently late, eager to prescribe pills which I don't like.
100

03/22/2016
Love Dr Tsai
100

03/22/2016
Dr. Tsai should be rated far above 100% plus, stays on top of it, excellent with getting back to your concerns or questions. Excellent Doctor.
100

03/15/2016
Provider is always sensitive to my needs and genuinely caring.
80

03/15/2016
Usually, the primary care doctor hears me out and addresses each of my concerns--but this time, he was rushed and did not, really, so I was disappointed.
100

03/13/2016
DR TSAI ALWAYS TAKES TIME TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE, ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED TO OUR SATISFACTION. IF WE HAVE ANY CONCERNS HE ALWAYS HAS TIME TO GO OVER EVERYTHING IN MINUTE DETAIL. HE IS AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR AND WE FEEL VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HIM CARE FOR US.
100

03/04/2016
Dr. Tsai and I discuss our approach to any therapy openly and choose a direction for solutions to conditions.
100

03/03/2016
Dr. Tsai is a phenomenal doctor - incredibly intelligent, kind & compassionate, I drive in from the coast to see him! I am absolutely confident with the care I am receiving.
100

02/16/2016
I felt that Dr.Tsai (sp?) was very knowledgeable. He listened well to my input.
100

02/09/2016
Excellent doctor. Took time with me. After the visit, I can say I had a very good day.
100

02/03/2016
Dr. Tsai and his team are the BEST !
100

02/02/2016
Always excellent