John David Heintzman M.D.

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Associate Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.7 out of 5 (120 Ratings, 33 Comments)


  • Family Medicine


  • M.D., Temple University 2002
  • M.P.H., Portland State University 2011
  • M.C.R., OHSU 2014
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Certifications:

    • American Board Family Medicine


I have a passion for delivering quality primary care to all people. Out of this passion, and in my early career as a primary care physician, it became evident to me that many individuals and groups did not benefit from equal access to full spectrum and high quality primary care. I therefore have obtained public health and research training in order to better study the access to primary care by Latino populations (especially those utilizing community health centers for care). To do this work, I along with a fantastic team here at OHSU Family Medicine and at OCHIN, Inc, have utilized electronic health records to better understand inquities in care delivery and utilization. We are working on "BACKGROUND: Bettering Asthma care in kids- Geographic Determinants to Understand Disparities" which looks at asthma care deliveried in primary care between non-Hispanic white children and Latino children. We are also working on ECHANGE: a evaluation of alternative ways to pay for primary care in community health centers. Our team is committed to using new methods to better understand nuanced health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities, and to give providers and policy makers better data to improve the health of all of us.


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Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (120 Ratings, 33 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Always excellent. Great medical and communications skills.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Always attentive and professional.

  • Mar 11, 2019

    Dr. Heintzman has a very good bed side manner. He fully explains questions I have. He doesn't discourage them and he provides me with information that doesn't treat me as if I'm incapable of understanding. He treats me as an equal. I appreciate the type of response he gives me, very in depth and very great value to me.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Dr Heintzman talked to me about my concerns and answered my questions.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Always very well informed and helpful

  • Feb 18, 2019

    The doctor was thoughtful and listened and didn’t seem in a rush.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    Hi seen Dr. Heintzman previously and I think that he's a very compassionate and caring doctor and he's very courteous and respectful which I appreciate very much.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Dr Heinzman is top notch. He is knowledgeable of my medical history and immediately response to my medical needs. His bedside manner is superb providing medical dialogue with the patient with understanding.

  • Jan 28, 2019

    Yes, I found them to be very nice. Asked some good questions. I did and he answered them but my biggest problem was he was so rushed that I felt sometimes like I wasn't being listen to it was a very rushed appointment and I felt like I could not bring up things cause I was going to be keeping him.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    He is understanding as well as a good listener. My health care is going well.

  • Dec 23, 2018

    My visits with Dr. Heintzman are always reassuring. I find him to be extremely thorough in his examinations and in his responses to my healthcare questions. Highly professional and at the same time, courteous and approachable.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    This was a follow up to an emergency room visit and not my regular doc but it was fine.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    He was wonderful! He was knowledgable, caring, kind and professional. He didn't waste time but didn't rush either. I felt I was in good hands!

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Yes, Dr. Heintzman is a very good physician and he will take time to deal with all the problems that have been needing care and really take care of them and give you a very very good answer if he doesn't happen immediate answer. He says he will get on it and find out what it is. And I think that's a sign of a good physician not to pretend, you know everything because no physician is everything even though some act like it, but I would certainly give him a 10 and I've been seeing him for almost 10 years and I seen him through thick and thin and all that kind of stuff and he remains my number one choice, and that's why I stayed with him. Thank you.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Excellent as always.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Dr. Heintzman is very professional, and kind, and courteous. Listens to what I have to say and comes up with a great treatment plan.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    excellent physician with easy interpersonal communication skills

  • Oct 28, 2018

    Dr Heintman is a thorough practioner, kind, personable and listens well.

  • Oct 24, 2018

    Dr. Heintzman has been my doctor for several years now and has guided me through general health, cancer, and now retired health. I value his advice and follow it.

  • Oct 21, 2018

    He listens to you and figures out what needs to be done.

  • Oct 16, 2018

    He is consistently compassionate and gentle. I always feel completely comfortable voicing any concerns I may have, and he is always very honest and caring when answering any questions I may bring to him. I know that I can always trust him to care for me well, and also to foster and maintain a collaborative spirit with my other providers, ensuring that he is the common link. Simply put: he is the absolute best.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Dr. Heintzman is excellent. He listens and answers questions very clearly. Also he is not rushed.

  • Sep 30, 2018

    consistently excellent

  • Sep 15, 2018

    Dr.John H. Is always attentive and listens to me. Together with my heart doctor these two kind men have balanced my being well, Good doctors they are.

  • Sep 11, 2018

    Answered all our questions

  • Aug 29, 2018

    Excellent care, I appreciate his care.

  • Aug 19, 2018

    Over the years I've had many doctors and Dr. Hinesman is the only doctor that I truly feel has empathy and truly listens as a patient when I talk I can't ask for a better primary care doctor.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Understook immediately why I asked for an apointment. Sent request for Gout medications to COSTCO immediately. Also, advised me that nothing further was required for an injury to my mouth due to a fall the day before.

  • Aug 04, 2018

    Everyone from the front desk to my time with Dr Heintzman was good as usual.

  • Aug 03, 2018

    He is always friendly, professional, and thorough. A very skilled clinician with an excellent bedside manner.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    I like him as a Doctor. He listens to my comments and makes informed comments. I thought his suggestions were useful.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    I think that Dr. Heinsman is the one that's very easy to speak to and he listens very attentively, explains options very clearly and overall he always gives the impression that he cares about his patients. I like him and trust him very much with my healthcare.

  • Jul 18, 2018

    Dr Heintzman has long been taking great care of my health.

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