Dr. Paul Puziss, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 77

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Paul Puziss, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Beaverton, OR. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Portland and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Paul Puziss, MD

Puziss Orthopedics/Shoulder clinic of Portland

3800 Sw Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005 ()
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(503) 646-8995

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Dr. Puziss is affiliated with Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Portland, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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Dr. Puziss' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Musculoskeletal Function Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puziss performs Musculoskeletal Function Test more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Puziss performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Puziss' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger

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Dr. Puziss accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Moda Health
PacificSource
Premera Blue Cross
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Tricare
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Dr. Puziss' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Puziss

4.0

Based on 50 ratings

5 Stars
68%
(34)
4 Stars
8%
(4)
3 Stars
2%
(1)
2 Stars
4%
(2)
1 Star
18%
(9)
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I visited Dr. Puziss April 2019 and needed another appointment. I made the appointment and had to cancel twice, which I did ahead of time. I was told that there would be a $1300.00 charge for each cancellation. First time I cancelled, I had strep throat and fever. Second time I acquired a very severe case of shingles. I was shocked because I have never had this happen before. I was told to come in anyway with my shingles, which were very painful. Dr Puziss obviously did not care about my discomfort, just what money he could make by me going there. I have never heard of a doctor trying to charge so much for an appointment change request for a legitimate reason. I had my son take me to my doctor the first moment I noticed the shingle out break and was given a prescription immediately. I was asked if I had gone to a doctor for the shingles as if I were lying. At this point, if Dr. Puziss gave me $1300.00, I would not go to see him.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Ann Odom – Jan 20, 2021
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Very attentive and caring. Never in a rush and the best memory when it comes to not only your medical condition but your personal life that you share with him as well no matter how long it’s been since you’ve seen him. His staff is fantastic and very accommodating to the best of their ability. I have been to the office multiple times and for the first time I actually enjoy going to the doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stacy S. – Jun 19, 2020
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I saw Dr. Puziss for a shoulder injury after having a bad experience elsewhere with another orthopedic doctor who blindly misdiagnosed the severity of my injury. By contrast, I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Puziss. He has years of experience in orthopedics and is a straight-shooter, doesn’t mess around with unnecessary treatment or therapy that prolongs a patient’s suffering. He’s passionate about orthopedics and helping his patients-not only finding the source of the problem but also finding the best method of treatment to ensure the best and long-term results. He also is compassionate and instills a holistic approach in his care of patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Kelli P. – Feb 20, 2020
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I saw Dr. Puziss for an evaluation. He was very thorough. I was not impressed with receptionist although she was all business.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Keizer, OR – Nov 26, 2018
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I saw Dr. Puziss after my car accident and he was thorough from the beginning to the end. He took the time to really help me feel better. He examined me and did the proper treatment for me. He was transparent, very knowledgeable, and cares about his patients. I feel blessed to know I have a great doctor who cares for me every single step of the way. I will recommend him to anyone and he will really take good care of you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Ibrahim – Feb 15, 2018
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Needed to retire long ago. Crabby, rude, borderline mean. Uses words to describe your medical problem like "that's weird." Entire staff is rude and indifferent. Wasted my time and money guilt-tripping me over my severe pain. I couldn't sleep at night for 2 years. Any position I tried to sleep in was brutally painful. He didn't care. Treated me like a junkie even after I paid 4K out-of-pocket to get stem cell injections he referred me out for. Finally went to OHSU. They replaced my joint.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 06, 2018
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Doctor Puziss is the most caring doctor I have ever had. He listen to everything you say he does not make you feel rushed and he does everything he can to make sure you get the best treatment. If it was not for him I would not have hope. Thank you doctor for everything
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Portland, OR – Feb 11, 2017
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I've been to Doc just 1 time for both shoulders in pain. We got there way too early and was seen on time. Doc was going back and forth to other patients while waiting for x rays to be done. I don't have a problem waiting for a busy Doctor. He doesn't rush you (like in NJ) and we came up with a treatment plan. Office workers and Medical Assistant were very courtesy, and Professional. Unfortunately the Shot in my shoulder didn't help so on to plan b reverse surgery. My RC Tendons are poor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Barry A. Perlmutter in Cornelius OR – Jan 11, 2017
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i am a physical therapist who began my training at St. Vincent's hospital in portland.. I treated a patient of Dr. Puziss . If you want someone who in innovative and very smart go to this fellow. Dr. Puziss is a "problem solver" of the first rank.
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jeanne Powrie in PORTLAND – Nov 14, 2016
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Dr. Puziss is a caring and knowledgable physician. He is excellent at diagnosing an ailment as well as offering alternative treatments. His staff is first rate. They are professional and courteous.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna D in Portland, OR – Jul 05, 2016
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After a year of horrible and unhelpful doctors, Puziss was the one to ever really listen to me and diagnose my problem. He is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. If you have a shoulder problem, he is definitely your go-to doctor. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kesondra in Vancouver, WA – Jun 10, 2016
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I was referred to Dr Puziss for a rotator cuff issue which was not improving with physical therapy. I also had collar bone pain. My entire experience with both the doctor and his staff has been nothing but positive. Dr. Puziss is very knowledgeable, yet modest. He listens carefully about your symptoms and proceeds conservatively. He and his staff prevailed with my insurance co. in getting approval for a MRI. Most importantly, he resolved my pain and restored the range-of-motion in my shoulder.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill F in Portland, OR – Jun 09, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr. Puziss for 4 years for a Workman Comp injury. He is an excellent Dr. who truly cares and tries to get you back to 100% health again. He is very knowledgeable with Workman Comp and I would recommend him to anyone especially if they have a W/C claim because he will fight for you. His staff has always been very professional and friendly, I would definitely recommend him to any one. He is a great Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pam in Sisters, OR – Jun 08, 2016
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I have visited Dr. Puziss periodically for over 10 years. He is one of the few orthopedic doctors that I have come across who doesn't jump to surgery as the cure for everything. I appreciate his interest in my entire health and not just the broken (or strained) part. He is experienced and insightful. Sometimes I wait a little while for my turn, but that's okay. I have seen and experienced a great deal of caring in the way he treats me and his other patients. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christine in West Linn, OR – Jun 06, 2016
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I have been a patient of Dr. Puziss since January of 2016. Since then, my condition has improved and I am able to enjoy life pain free. I also want to express the wonderful experiences I have had with Dr. Puziss and his staff during my scheduled visits. Dr. Puziss and his staff took that extra step to assess my needs and were very courteous towards me. It has been a pleasure to have a doctor who cares about his patients and their needs. I would highly recommend Dr. Puziss to friends & family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Renea Ly in Portland, OR – May 28, 2016
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I have been seeing DR Puziss for about 2 1/2 years due to a work injury and he is very caring, awesome and professional DR, who is willing to fight for your treatment needed for your health. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brad Merrill in Vancouver, WA – May 27, 2016
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Best Doctor I ever had. He absolutely knows everything about how to travel the complicated road of workman comp. I highly recommend anybody with an on the job injury to contact him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John C. in Portland, OR – May 21, 2016
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Dr. Puziss and his staff have always been very professional and courteous. I would recommend him to all my friends and relatives.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Chris Jubb in Vancouver, WA – May 17, 2016
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I would tell anyone and everyone to go see Dr. Puziss. He is a very caring physician. He wants to know and do all he can to make your life better. I have never had a doctor fight for me before. And when I told Dr. Puziss that, he said you deserve it and I am glad I can help you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Pamela Porter in Depoe Bay, OR – May 16, 2016
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This is a doctor that will work for the comp people at your expense. Beware of this doctor if you are working with your union guy. Coby J. Linda S. I'm sure there are more names. This doctor talks with union affiliates before hand and will not speak or see you till you have provided your personal insurance. In turn,your responsible for the work injury from that point on.Maybe not a bad doctor,but certainly a conspiracy between Dr.and Postal union guy COBY.can't use personal ins.$$$$$
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oregon – Jan 19, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide excellent care to all from a doctor who listens.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1977
U Calif Irvine
Residency Hospital
1973
Los Angeles County Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1972
Los Angeles County Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University Of Washington
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Puziss frequently treats Musculoskeletal Function Test, Achilles Tendinitis, and Adhesive Capsulitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Puziss treats.

Where is Dr. Paul Puziss, MD's office located?

Dr. Puziss' office is located at 3800 Sw Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Puziss speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Puziss Orthopedics/Shoulder clinic of Portland

Shoulder Clinic of Portland3800 Sw Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Puziss is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventist Health Portland

Portland, OR

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Portland, OR

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)