About Dr. Joel A Amundson MD

Dr. Joel A Amundson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Portland, OR, with another office in Portland, OR. He has 15 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel A Amundson is Good. Dr. Joel A Amundson has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joel A Amundson is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Joel A Amundson has 2 locations

get directions JOEL AMUNDSON MD PC
2121 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR 97232
get directions Joels Clinic
5321 NE MARTIN LUTHER KING Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

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Specialties

Dr. Joel A Amundson has the following 1 specialty

Board Certifications

Dr. Joel A Amundson is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Five Stars

Dr. Joel really cares about his patients and puts a lot into being available and thoughtful in his advice. I really appreciate that he looks to the least invasive options first and highly values good nutrition.

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The Perfect Balance

What I appreciate most about Dr. Joel is his ease and knowledge around diagnosing problems and issues. Specifically I appreciate that he gives us all our options on a particular issue. Considering our previous Pediatricians most used phrase was "I don't know." Dr. Joel is the polar opposite and the perfect balance. Regardless if it's been sleeping issues, eczema, or pneumonia. He gave us all of the options, weighed with pros and cons for us as parents to make our own choice. He is not quick to throw antibiotics, medications, or invasive or expensive testing at an issue. Which at first came as a shock. He will however hold the line If there is a particular issue he feels strongly about when he feels a test, or prescription is medically necessary. I appreciate the power of choice he gives us, and at the same time trust him to hold firm on things that really matter, and he does. In addition to this there are many other things that make him the perfect doctor for our children. His kindness and over all authentic manor. The warm non-rushed atmosphere of his clinic and the extra time he spends at each visit. Great accessibility and availability with urgent questions beyond clinic hours. He's natural in his approach to children, not naturopathic. He's an MD that is medically minded with an inclination to minimal intervention, or rather medical intervention only when necessary. We feel lucky to have found him!

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Five Stars

I highly recommend Dr. Joel. When our daughter was an infant she was colicky. We tried everything to soothe and help her to sleep. We felt helpless and at our wit's end. Dr. Joel listened and supported us to try a plan that took into account our daughter and our family needs. We immediately experienced positive results, and were able to build on the plan ourselves. Having Dr Joel's listening ear and support was a gift in our sleep deprived, desperate state!

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Poor Listener, Arrogant, and Uses Scare tactics

If you check his grades on vitals.com, urbanmamas and other sites you will find what we did: parent after parent upset with the care their child recei ...

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Wonderful doctor

Dr Joel is an excellent pediatrician and our experience with him has been very good. He's thoughtful and very conscientious. His approach to medicine is based on current research, common sense and simple practicality which I find extremely refreshing. He keeps up with the latest, he does not jump to prescribe medication at the slightest whiff of a problem, but neither does he hesitate to use it when the situation calls for it. He spends time listening to concerns and issues and above all, seems to really pay attention.

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  • Education

    15 Years Experience

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2003

  • Dr. Joel A Amundson Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net OR PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence OR Preferred Provider Network
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network

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