General internal medicine
Primary care for ages 15+
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Dr. Douglas Portelance enjoys sharing the benefits of his 20+ years of experience with patients and providing them with information and care to allow them to make informed decisions about achieving their best health possible.
I'm a northwest native, born in Washington and raised in Victoria, BC. I returned to Seattle for medical school. My hobbies include swimming and gardening.
In the Community
I'm involved in Special Olympics swimming.
University of Washington School of Medicine | Seattle, WA
Veteran's Administration Medical Center | Boston, MA
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251 patients rated this physician.
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Reviewed on October 15, 2018 very professional and caring
Reviewed on September 20, 2018 Dr. Portelance is easy to work with, informative, assistive, and knowledgeable.
Reviewed on July 23, 2018 Dr portelance very thorough and a wonderful listener.
Reviewed on July 2, 2018 I just had my mother in law become one of his patients
Reviewed on June 13, 2018 Over my years of seeing Dr. Portelance, I've generally appreciated his tendency to avoid excessive responses (e.g. prescriptions, referrals) for various conditions or concerns. On occasion, however, I would have preferred a somewhat more active approach to more aggressively address a symptom (e.g. severe neck pain/immobility, when I probably should have been referred to a massage/physical therapist vs. just getting a prescription for a muscle relaxant).