Y. Pritham Raj M.D.

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.7 out of 5 (213 Ratings, 95 Comments)

Expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine

Special focus on

  • General Internist, Psychosomatic Medicine

Education

  • M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland 1997
  • Residency:

    • Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2002
  • Certifications:

    • Internal medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003

Biography

Dr. Raj specializes in the interface between general internal medicine and psychiatry. In addition to the practice of general medicine, he has developed a novel med-psych teaching clinic, working with the internal medicine housestaff to care for patients using a “mind-body” approach.  To date, Dr. Raj has done clinical research in obesity, depression in the critically-ill and mild cognitive impairment/dementia. He relocated to Portland in 2006 after serving on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center.

In his spare time, Dr. Raj enjoys spending time with his family. He is a classical trumpet player who also enjoys writing and traveling. During the fall, you can usually expect to find Dr. Raj at FedEx Field in his hometown of Washington, D.C. rooting for his beloved Redskins.

Languages

  • English
  • French (some)

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow: American College of Physicians

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (213 Ratings, 95 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

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Dr. Raj is always personable and genuine with his comments, and I feel well-served with my visits.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Dr. Raj is excellent. Professional and friendly and thorough

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Listens, brainstorms, great rapport, obviously extremely skilled.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    I got an appointment the same day I requested and he gave helpful advice to me.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Careful and personable

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Dr Raj is very considerate, caring and understanding He listens carefully and is very hekpful to physical and mental needs

  • Aug 14, 2019

    He's a great doctor and knows what he's talking about. I trust his recommendations beyond anyone else's. Yes, the sun rises and sets on him too.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Excellent care as ALWAYS!

  • Jul 26, 2019

    The care team is exceptional, communication with patient A+++.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    My visit went very well. After the visit I was so impressed with the doctor that I went out to see if he was taking patients and found that he only had a one day at OHSU. I was a little bit disappointed. It would be great if you could get him on a full time. I really really enjoyed provider. He knew his stuff and was on his game.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Dr. Raj is the best.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    Dr. Raj was very thorough and very patient and answered all of my questions and he made the referral that we agreed to. I was very satisfied with our visit and look forward to perhaps seeing him again at some point. Thank you.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    I'm always very pleased with the knowledge and good humor that Dr. Raj brings to our visits. I particularly like the fact that he brings the knowledge of brain chemistry of psychiatry in the full body knowledge of internal medicine. The only problem was some confusion as to whether this needed to be a Medicare Wellness visit and I don't think any of us were entirely clear on what that was or why that was what I was probably being scheduled for so we treated as as a yearly follow up visit.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Dr. Raj is a very good doctor. He listened and he tries to help in any way he can. I appreciate everything he does for us.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Dr Raj is has an easy and confidence-inspiring manner. He listens and engages in a way that impressed me very much. Of course, he could be a terrible physician ... ;)

  • Jun 05, 2019

    Dr raj is an excellent Dr. His nurse Danielle has alot to learn about respect and kindness

  • Jun 05, 2019

    I had a few new issues which Dr RAJ listened to attentively.The matters got resolved to my satisfaction.He prescribed a newer flu shot as our records were adequate to determine the sufficiency of past shots.And we are working out an annual wellness schedule.

  • May 31, 2019

    Dr. Raj was very concerned about my situation and paid attention to all my questions and went through everything very thoroughly with me and I appreciate his efforts.

  • May 24, 2019

    I enjoy my doctor very much. He listens, and he understands where I'm coming from, and I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

  • May 23, 2019

    Great listener, makes thoughtful, evidence-based recommendations, formulates a plan to work with individual patients limitations.

  • May 16, 2019

    Dr. Raj was warm, caring, knowledgeable, and confident. He genuinely cared about my health and well-being.

  • May 10, 2019

    He listens and explains well.

  • May 09, 2019

    thorough, good listener, thoughtful, engaging,

  • May 03, 2019

    I found him very professional. He spent a lot of time with me to learn exactly where I was health wise and where I wanted to be and he offered any number of helpful hints on what to do. And basically I found him to be great and I'm looking forward to working with him in the future.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr. Raj is great at providing guidance and exploring all possible options. He is patient and detailed, does not make me feel like is in a rush.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    He is kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable. During his appointments he feels relaxed and engaged.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Pleasant, comfortable, and considered.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Totally thorough and he LISTENS!

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Excellent as always

  • Apr 13, 2019

    He is my doctor. I have a lot of faith in him and I get to talk to him about everything and I appreciate all his help.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Very cordial and thorough. Smiles and remembers me. Easy to talk to. Does not act preoccupied with other patients. Patiently and thoroughly answers my questions. Pro-active with my immunizations and wellness.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Dr. Raj was incredible! He listened to me and together we came up with a good plan.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Ok. Came in long after resident.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Dr. Raj is very conscientious, he takes the time to listen, he's very knowledgeable, and I appreciate the care he provides.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    As always, my provider is extremely respectful of my opinions and questions and always provides good answers.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Knowledgable, caring, explains things thoroughly and in a way I can understand, answers all my questions. Best care ever.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Very professional, yet projected a caring and warm response.

  • Mar 01, 2019

    I was generally satisfied with Dr. Raj. He ... today what I asked him to do as far as describing a med and it was general interview that I responded to and he seemed to ... we seemed to get along well, and I really had no problem with him except that it's less than the system that he is working with an I suppose but he referred me to a doctor who is not taking new patients. When I called to make an appointment with this doctor the phone person referred me to another doctor and he said that I would find out within 7 days whether I got an appointment well then he got back to me*

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Dr. Raj is super personable and when he is in the room with you, he is focused and present. He makes every effort possible to discuss what's going on and the path for treatment.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Listens well, competent, thoughtful and kind. Highly recommended.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Very professional, very evidence based care. Dr. Raj is the right stuff. Gratitude.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Dr. Raj was engaging and provide caring, competent attention to my concerns.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Treats us with respect.Clearly knowledgeable, yet consults appropriately. Rapid in his response to questions, and to relay lab results. Takes my concerns seriously.Not haughty.

  • Feb 09, 2019

    The assistant when you go in he was wonderful, prompt, courteous, did everything right, and Raj is one of the best doctors thorough, real considerate, and he should be given a raise.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    compassionate and responsive

  • Feb 07, 2019

    Awesome

  • Feb 02, 2019

    He is very thorough. He knows this stuff. He is he has a great background. I do highly recommend him. And he's also personable. But his technical skills are the ones that I value the most.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Dr. Raj was amiable, attentive, and thorough.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    I was very impressed with Dr. Raj. I was glad to get appointment on the same day. I didn't even know who he was, but he gave me excellent care, answered a number of questions. I was very impressed and thankful.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Excellent in ALL ways !

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