William L. Toffler M.D.

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Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.7 out of 5 (277 Ratings, 114 Comments)


  • Family Medicine

Special focus on

  • Maternity / Obstetrics
  • Pediatric Care (Family Medicine)
  • Residency:

    • Family medicine-Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston


Dr. Toffler received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1976. He completed his residency in family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1979. He then had a private practice in Sweet Home, Oregon. In 1985, he assumed a full time faculty position at OHSU as director of Family Practice Patient Care Services. He serves as director of the education section in family medicine. Dr. Toffler has been involved in sports medicine and is a medical activist with strong interests in medical controversies and ethics issues.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Board of Family Practice, 1979; recertified, 1986, 1992, 1998

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (277 Ratings, 114 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

  • May 10, 2019

    Listens to my concerns - tests me for my deficiencies , provides both sides - pros and cons of meds and treatments

  • May 03, 2019

    Yeah, I support Dr. Toffler. He's, I have a variety of medical problems, and he takes he understands that I'm not screwing around, you know, I'm educated person and have investigated a lot of these things. He listens to my worries, he gives me his opinion about it. We talked about relevant treatments and so on and he spends a lot of time with me, which I'm very grateful for so I give him a 10. That's all I have to say.

  • May 01, 2019

    My provider was great

  • May 01, 2019

    He was very sensitive.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Dr. Toffler has been my primary care physician for many years. and all care has been excellent. All information provided has been very on topic and I enjoyed my visit with him and find his knowledge base to be in... in... he'd be almost impossible to replace. Look forward to seeing him again soon.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    He listens, is intelligent, and thinks about decisions. He is really a great doctor, that hopefully never retires! I hope the other doctors take note. Not many like him, many doctors don’t interact with patients, as he does, therefore care is compromised. He carefully and actually reads the results of the tests he orders, and other records...so he is on top of everything. And if the blood or a scan is of concern, he addresses it and explains them. Another plus is that he is self confident enough, that he doesn’t get offended when the patient has ideas or thoughts. And he is compassionate....I could go on....but the world could use a lot more like him.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr. Toffler is amazing! We love having him for a daughter's physician. He is extremely knowledgeable and knows what to do. We never feel as though he is rushed for time.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    I felt completely at home and welcome by Dr. William Toffler. He was very friendly, and very kind. He was very knowledgeable and he was giving me reasons for the way I've been feeling. He even showed me some charts from the computer and he, how do you say it, made a copy available for me. I saw that he was very compassionate and yet very intelligent and knowledgeable in his field. He was able to answer my questions, and even asked me some. I was very elated at his knowledge and the way he would pass it on to me, so that I could do things that would make my health better. He even set up some...a future appointment...a future appointment*

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Toffler was great...thanks

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Earlier this week. I had an appointment as a patient of Dr. Bill Toffler as I've been seeing him about quarterly for my health problems. He's also been a delay excellent physician, understands my problems and provides good council. We, he recommended and we obtained some blood tests and I was able to get those results in a couple of days, but I've always had excellent care with Dr. Toffler and I would highly recommend it to anyone. He's a great the doctor. Thank you.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Dr Toffler is caring, knowledgeable and explains health related matters in simple terms

  • Apr 16, 2019

    All of my conditions, past & present, were addressed w/ patience & care. Very happy w/ the office procedure. It was quick & uncomplicated.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Dr. Toffler is an outstanding doctor. He is thorough, listens, reviews, is understanding and gives you all the time you need. I am blessed to have him as my doctor.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    I had and always have an have a wonderful and helpful experience.

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  • Apr 05, 2019

    Dr. Toffler's highly encouraging and capable. I'm very pleased with this care of me, and I've been his patient for over 15 years, and I would recommend them highly to anyone. Thank you.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    He is the best. He is so compassionate and so concerned. He made me feel very, very special. He was interested. He did not act in a hurry. He gave me time. He even fixed and set my cellphone, which I couldn't understand how to do it so that I could remember my future dates etc. etc. He was very, very knowledgeable. He let me know... he let me know why I was feeling the way I was with the what was happening with me, and my... my... my... my... what do you call it? My... the doctor before at a different location, the one that takes care of your back, couldn't figure out what was going on so he said get to your primary care as fast as possible and the girls let me come in and they let me sleep until it was time for 5:30 when he was going to help me out. He's just the best. I can't remember him more highly. He's just the best.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Dr. Toffler was very professional and courteous. I only wish I would have met him sooner and made him my primary care provider several years back. Dr. Toffler answered all my questions and never once seemed hurried or rushed. I felt very much relieved after my labs were explained to me and compared to historical results. I will be seeing Dr. Toffler for my continued medical care.

  • Mar 10, 2019

    He has been my primary MD since Oct 2010 and I trust him completely. He takes time and discusses not only medical issues but talks about books, travel, exercise and my family. I am totally confident in him.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr. Toffler is an extremely thorough primary care physician. He really takes a look at a person as a whole, instead of just working on the specific system that you come in or symptom that you come in for for the day. I can tell that he really is passionate about what he does and what he believes in and truly cares about the health of his patients.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Great Doctor!

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Couldn’t be better

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Same day appt after 155 heart rate for first time. Dr Toffler was very thorough, including EKG. And he checked with a Cardiologist next door to likely confirm A Fib diagnosis. And he called me the next day on his day off!

  • Feb 16, 2019

    I trust this provider as much as I've ever trusted any provider in my life. I don't know what else to say. Thanks. Bye.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    dr Toffler takes time is competent and conscientious ma was also very friendly

  • Feb 07, 2019

    Dr. Toffler has been my primary physician for 20 years, and I would recommend him to anybody.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    I have been a patient of Dr. Toffler for quite a number of years 67 maybe more I've been very happy with him. I'm quite elderly that he has kept me and good health. I would recommend them highly to anybody at all times.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    I was there on Tuesday of this week. It is Friday, and I haven't heard any. information about the visit even not or not on the my chart or any way.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    We didn't feel his recommendation on vaccinations (or his sources) were in line with our families' interest.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    I hope you know Dr. Toffler patient for more than 12 years, and I generally believe a doctor table is one of the most remarkable and amazing provider that ever had.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Dr. Toffler is one of the finest doctors I've ever had.

  • Jan 23, 2019

    My main reason for this visit was to adjust a medication dose, which went smoothly. However, when I asked the doctor about contraceptive options, he proceeded to talk about natural family planning as if it were the only viable option. He told me that I had a pristine uterus and I shouldn't be afraid of having a baby, adding that I could be a role model to other young women who are thinking of having kids. I'm only 21 and am applying to medical school, with no desire to have children until I am at least 28. I wasn't planning to make any decisions about contraception that day, but I felt very uncomfortable and felt like I would be judged for deciding to use BC pills or get an IUD. Overall, the doctor made me feel as if my opinion didn't really matter. I felt pressured to agree with him. This is the first time I've seen him, so I dont want to cast judgment and assume he is a bad doctor (in fact, he seems very well-read), but I will not be seeing him again.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Dr. Toffler's a very good guy. he's a good guy, good doctor. (INAUDIBLE) good doctor, he *

  • Jan 18, 2019

    I got great care. MD was a little late for appointment but otherwise fine.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    He is simply a great doctor an excellent person and we have come to think of him as a family friend.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    I don't believe this specified, but I think this is Dr. Toffler. I've never had a doc with whom I could communicate better, or I trusted more.

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Excellent consideration and care!

  • Jan 11, 2019

    I agree with you. I like it. I liked everything that he does.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    provided everything for my health care needs. it was a follow-up visit, so we reviewed test results and provided guidance and answered all my questions

  • Jan 07, 2019

    Dr. Toffler is very professional, listens well to his patients and involves them in their health care decisions and provides good choices. I would recommend him to anyone. He listens well, he cares and enters into everything with much thought so I appreciate him a lot.

  • Jan 02, 2019

    Dr Toffler is very knowledgeable.He is very meticulous in his diagnosis, respectful and patient. He educates his patients and gets them involved in the decision regarding their health. His health plans take in consideration what is particular for each one of us. I highly recommend him to others.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    One of the best visits that I have ever had at OHSU. Dr Toffler listened to my concerns and offered advise that will me get through a little mishap that I had while on vacation.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Genuine concern and understanding of patient's symptoms. Listens to my hesitations about treatment with empathy. He googles alternative practices/treatments I suggest and discusses options with an open mind.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Hi, I have been introduced to Dr. Toffler for several months now and enjoyed being with him, and twice now I've going on record with being, doing searches and finding out things and getting my business going, and it's been successful. So Dr. Toffler is a very good teacher, and I'm glad to have him.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Dr. Toffler is one of the finest doctors I've had the pleasure of meeting. He is thorough, sincere, thoughtful and highly competent. He's been my physician for over 15 yrs & I believe he's one of the best.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    Provider is receptive and has provided continuing medical advice relevant to my concerns.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Dr. Toffler always takes whatever time is required to address my questions/concerns. He is 100% present. He concerned not only about my physical health but my emotional well being too.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    I think Dr. Toffler is outstanding. I'm very, very pleased with my visit. It was a very educational visit and I really enjoyed it and I learned from it and I think he's an outstanding doctor and I would go and see him again and I would recommend Dr. Toffler to other people. So, the overall experience is a 10. Thank you.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    sometimes the appointments just seem too rushed. I feel like Doctors don't have a lot of time to review my chart before seeing me.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Well, the very good experience with Dr. Toffler - he is compassionate, he is competent, he did an excellent job with us and we recommend him highly.

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