William L. Toffler M.D.

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Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.8 out of 5 (282 Ratings, 94 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

4.8 out of 5 (282 Ratings, 94 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

  • 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 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.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Dr. Toffler is a very good doctor.

  • Dec 05, 2018

    Dr. Toffler has done an awesome job. He's been [Name] doctor since [Name] was born, and he talks to [Name] and encourages him, both in health and physical and spiritual health, and helped him at this appointment be willing to try medication, where as he was not willing before. So Dr. Toffler did an excellent job talking to [Name]

  • Dec 01, 2018

    Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, Dr Toffler was able to diagnose my rare disease. He is always willing to make time to see me for problems, recurring symptoms and paperwork. (I was on intermittent FMLA for 4 years) I feel comfortable discussing just about anything with him.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    Dr. Toffler was excellent.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    I was very appreciative of the time and effort that was put into my situation. I felt very well cared for. This is not my usual provider. I normally go to Dr. Sauls but because of the acuity of the problem I was having I appreciated being worked in one of the other physician's offices. Like I said, I think I was very well cared for and I'm very comfortable with the plan that's been put forth trying to deal with this issue. The only other caveat I would notice that there was some problem with the computer system when I first came to the clinic and was logged in, apparently the computer system dropped my intake so I ended up waiting an extra hour in the waiting room.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    Dr. Toffler is the best. I recommend him highly. I will continue to see him for as long as he practices. Thank you.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    He is thorough, on time and follows up.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    He is an mazing doctor and human being.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Dr Toffler was great! He listened, asked questions, encouraged my daughter and I to ask questions, was very helpful and thorough. My liked him as well.

  • Nov 15, 2018


  • Nov 15, 2018

    I've been seeing Dr. Toffler for years. I think she's very capable doctor. I would recommend her to friends and family. Thank you.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    He's very good and knowledgeable. Well he's just good.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    The most excellent physician. He was very complete and thorough in his explanations of our health situation and kind enough for suggestions and has always been forthcoming, polite, sensitive, and brilliant in his diagnosis, his prognosis. Thank you.

  • Nov 13, 2018


  • Nov 08, 2018

    Really knows his stuff and can communicate very well.really knows his stuff and can communicate very well.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    Very knowledgeable. Communicates well

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Dr. Toffler is thorough, professional, and gives expert care. He takes time to listen & answers any questions regarding my health problems.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Dr. Toffler has been my doctor for quite a while, several years, and I like him very much, and he's very open and truthful about what to do and... and always makes certain that we come back and see him and that he's always happy when my husband's there too, and they chat about me. And so I really appreciate all he does for me and I've gone to him for a long time and I wouldn't go to anybody else.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    This provider is highly knowledgeable, extremely thorough and has an excellent bed side manner. Thank you.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Yeah, Dr. Toffler has always provided me with exceptional help with my medical problems. He's very compassionate, understanding and offers excellent advice and is very thorough in checking all of the necessary tests and.... and explaining what the options are, so I really, really appreciate his care and professionalism.

  • Oct 19, 2018

    He was empathic, caring and informative. He really seemed to care about my well-being.

  • Oct 18, 2018

    I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that Dr. Toffler is a truly fine and caring doc. He is interested in his patients big picture health profile and how to improve this profile with each visit. This is important to me.

  • Oct 18, 2018

    I was very impressed with Dr. Toffler and happy to see him. I thought he was very professional and answered all my questions. I would be happy to refer anyone that I know to him. I thought he, I know after seen him and he's a very good doctor and certainly a benefit to OHSU. Thank you very much.

  • Oct 17, 2018

    A very excellent provider and a good man.

  • Oct 13, 2018

    Very pleasant visit, as always. All questions answered in a manner that I can understand, all problems addressed, and, of course, update on all shots and blood work required.

  • Oct 09, 2018

    I appreciate Dr. Toeffler. He is a kind and very patient doctor. A minor problem is to wait for him to long.

  • Oct 04, 2018

    Dr. Toffler has been my primary for nearly 32 years. He has helped me to diagnose and treat some hard to figure out health problems. We have worked as a team to learn what works for my not working well body.

  • Sep 13, 2018

    He listens very carefully to what I have to say. I feel we are a team in charge of my healthcare. Treat me with respect!

  • Sep 12, 2018

    Excellent visit, reviewed diabetic information. Filament test on feet was good result

  • Sep 09, 2018

    He?s great! Thoughtful, thourough, and knowledgeable.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    Dr. Toffler thoroughly addresses each of my concerns, past & present, with patience & encouragement. It's always a pleasure to meet with him & his staff.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    Dr. Toffler is a professional, intelligent, decent, dedicated, compassionate, loving, faithful fantastic person, physician, and professional on every level. And there's not anybody on the face of this Earth - myself included - that wouldn't be very fortunate to have him as their major primary doctor. He's a great person. It doesn't get any better. Thank you for asking. And there's no words you can actually put into a, you know, everything is going to be substandard to, you know, to what he really is, he's that good, he's that fine of a person. I love the guy. Probably 1 of the only friends *

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