- Family Medicine
Special focus on
- Behavioral and Mental Health
- Preventive Medicine
- M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine 1989
- M.P.H., Oregon Health & Sciences University 2001
- West Suburban Hospital family practice residency, Chicago
- NRSA post doctorate fellowship in primary care research in 2001
- American Board of Family Medicine
Although a native of West Michigan, Dr. Muench has worked at the OHSU Richmond Clinic since its opening in 1995. While the Richmond neighborhood has changed significantly since that time, he has been honored to continue serving many of those who established care at Richmond in the 90’s and hopes to carry these, and new, relationships forward well into the new millennia.
He completed a National Research Service Award fellowship in 2001, receiving a Masters in public health degree focusing on diabetes screening, and continues to study systems processes for screening in primary care. Currently an associate professor at OHSU, he serves as the director of behavioral medicine for the Department of Family Medicine, director of the SBIRT Oregon Primary Care Residency Initiative (focusing on alcohol and drug screening), and as the OHSU representative to the clinical oversight group at OCHIN, an electronic health record service shared collaboratively with other safety-net clinics.
Dr. Muench studied in the great books reading program at the University of Notre Dame and still enjoys reading anything from classical literature to pulp fiction.
Memberships and associations
- American Academy of Family Medicine
4.7 out of 5 (108 Ratings, 25 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.
- Apr 30, 2019
John Muench has been my doctor for 16 years. I trust him completely.He is caring and personable.
- Apr 26, 2019
Dr. Muench is very patient, and he explained everything thoroughly, and I enjoy every visit. Thank you.
- Mar 17, 2019
He’s always on time, listens to my concerns and addresses them promptly and cares about our entire well being.
- Mar 04, 2019
I've been seeing Dr. Munch since 1996 or so. He's always been great dealing with my few health problems...including this most recent visit.
- Jan 27, 2019
We have know Dr. Muench for several years. He has always listened to us, offers ways to approach our health problems and lets us know which ways might not be the most effective and why. I appreciate his knowledge and openness.
- Jan 20, 2019
Dr Muench RoCkS!! He’s so genuine, and has such a relaxed and understanding approach. I thoroughly enjoy when I get the opportunity to have him as my doctor of the day!!
- Jan 19, 2019
Helpful front desk staff, got me in ahead of my appt. time, by a few minutes. Nurses and Dr. Muench took good care of me as alway.
- Jan 16, 2019
I came over from kaiser health care.I had been put on methadone for pain management from 2 car accidents.I was on the medication for years.I was on a taper down method.Rachel Postman took over as my DR.We started where Kaiser left off but now that I was with the new heath care and DR,Things started working.I was able to go loo enough to switch to a less harmful drug..
- Jan 15, 2019
He was helpful and knowledgeable, and I felt we had a useful conversation where he listened to me and shared information I needed.
- Jan 06, 2019
Oh, he was nice. He was kind and he was concerned and he helped me. I have infections on my finger and he gave me ointment that's helping. He was a nice, kind person.
- Jan 05, 2019
- Jan 03, 2019
Dr. Muench is very helpful, very kind caring and a good guy. I've been seeing him for 5 to 7 years now and he's by far the best doctor I've ever had. He truly cares about my health and well being and everything. I would recommend him to anyone that's looking for a doctor.
- Jan 01, 2019
He was ahead of schedule and listened to all my concerns and provided excellent advise and follow-up.
- Dec 28, 2018
Great! Diagnosis, prescribed medicine, graphics and instructions all helpful and well done.
- Dec 22, 2018
Dr muench has been my dr for many years... he's a keeper!
- Dec 22, 2018
He was absolutely unhelpful and unsympathetic to anything that might have been going on with me. Perhaps he was uncomfortable with female reproductive health issues, or perhaps he had had a long day. In any case, I had some troubling concerns and he did not address any of them, or even ask questions in order to understand. I left feeling ashamed and even more worried that I would not receive the care I needed. He did absolutely nothing to address or assess any of my concerns, which was shocking (offensive, even), as every other experience I've had at OHSU facilities has been nothing less than stellar.
- Dec 17, 2018
Hi, my name is [Name] And the doctor was great he was professional to the point all that good stuff. I give him a 10. Thank you.
- Dec 11, 2018
- Dec 01, 2018
Dr Munch has been my primary care provider for about 20 years. He's been excellent. On this particular visit on 29 Nov he switched me from a medication that was giving me a problem to an alternative. He followed up by asking if I had any other medical issues.
- Nov 21, 2018
Provider disregarded my concerns and seemed incompetent noting a decade old well healed body piercing scar as an ulcer while actively ignoring my telling him that it was a piercing scar. I felt that this appointment was less than satisfactory and made another appointment with a different provider.
- Oct 10, 2018
informative and responsive
- Aug 21, 2018
Everything has been very easy.
- Aug 20, 2018
Excellent and helpful
- Aug 14, 2018
He listens and cares for you as a person, not just a case!!
- Mar 08, 2018
dr muench is AwEsOmE cannot day enough good about him!