Dr. Stotz Thoda, D.O. | AFC Urgent Care | Portland

Dr. Thoda says his passion and calling to become a physician comes from a personal and spiritual conviction to care for those in need.

Dr Thoda is Board Certified Family Medicine Physician. He completed his residency with Providence here is Portland. "Family medicine provides me with the ability to care for an extensive patient population, from children to the elderly," he says. "It's a perfect combination that allows me to develop relationships with my patients plus explore the new frontiers of medicine in a patient-centered medical home." Dr. Thoda says his most important role is that of listener and communicator. "My philosophy on health care is to provide patients with knowledge and an understanding of their own biology and physiology," he says. "I will give you recommendations so you can make the most educated decision. Preventive measures are always preferable to reactionary medicine, and this is a vital perspective I hope to instill in my patients." He says the best part of being a doctor is being humbled every day by the privilege of holding a vital role in people's lives.

Dr. Thoda earned his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences' College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Memphis.

Before studying medicine, Dr. Thoda pursued a career in the music industry and worked for five years for a recording studio and record label in Tennessee. As a Pacific Northwest transplant, he's expanded his knowledge of the great outdoors and loves to hike and take in Timbers games. He speaks some Spanish, thanks to his Venezuelan grandmother.

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