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
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, 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 (166 Ratings, 60 Comments)

100

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

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

01/06/2016
Only good experience, really happy with this provider.
100

12/23/2015
Dr Tsai provides the best care of any doctor I have had in my 64 years of life.
90

12/22/2015
Dr. Tsai listens and includes the patient in the care plan. He is an excellent, timely communicator vie e-mail (My Chart). I feel confident he is only a few keystrokes away when I need information.
100

12/16/2015
Dr. Tsai is very attentive to my concerns,
100

12/15/2015
We have always been very happy with Dr Tsai. He is always readily available via e-mail when we have questions/issues. We travel a lot of the year and really appreciate the online access provided. We have been seeing Dr Tsai more than 10 years, and now travel nearly an hour to see him, and think it is well worth the effort.
100

12/13/2015
Excellent
100

12/09/2015
Dr. Tsai is the BEST doctor I've ever had. I've been seeing him for almost 10 years. He makes me feel comfortable enough to talk about my every concern. I very much appreciate his medical wisdom... and his ability to listen. He takes the time to explain things in a way that I can understand.
100

12/01/2015
He is a Great Doctor with a Great Staff and so is the office personnel
100

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.
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.
100

11/24/2015
All very good
100

11/17/2015
Dr. Tsai is very competent, understanding, knowledgeable
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 [...]
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
100

11/10/2015
My first. Isit with Dr. Tsai. I could not be mor impressed by him and his staff.
 

11/08/2015
First time meeting , very nice...
90

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

11/03/2015
I have always received excellent care from all providers at Sunset.
 

11/01/2015
Will not recommend. Solutions to my concerns not heard. [...] did not talk about follow up [...]
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.
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. [...]
100

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

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

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

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