Mei Dong, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Hematology & Oncology, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Cancer, Cancer Treatment Protocols, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Malignancies, GI Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Lymphoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Bladder Cancer, Anal Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Hematology, Rectal Cancer

Gender:

Female

Affiliations:

Salmon Creek Medical Center

Where I see patients

Where I see patients

Legacy Cancer Institute- The Vancouver Clinic Building (on 87th)

About Me:

As an oncologist with a deep background in research, she enjoys staying current on emerging cancer treatments and providing the most updated and comprehensive care. Through Vancouver Clinic’s partnership with the OHSU Knight – Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative, Dr. Dong works closely with other physicians to bring clinical trials to our cancer patients. Dr. Dong earned a doctor of medicine from Harbin Medical University in Harbin, China. She received a PhD in biomedical science at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. From there she performed cancer research at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She completed an internship and residence at Yale-affiliated Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. She also completed a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. She has performed extensive research in gastrointestinal malignancies.

Hospitals Served: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Patient Rating

Legacy wants every patient to have great care, every time. To help measure and improve patient satisfaction, we send surveys to randomly selected patients after their appointments. We use this feedback from the surveys to improve and enhance the care we offer. Learn more about our surveys & ratings

4.8 out of 5     182 Ratings     85 Comments

Jan 12, 2023
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very good place to come

Jan 9, 2023
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very pleasant and professional; really explained all my options well.

Jan 6, 2023
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is smart, to-the-point and coherent. I enjoyed my visit with her and came away with good information and felt I was treated with respect, that she listened to me and that she had my best interests in mind.

Dec 21, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is kind, knowledgeable, and attentive. My particular diagnosis is uncommon; thus, there are few resources and pathways offered as tools or information for support and guidance on my treatment and response journey. Neither good nor bad, it is regrettable.

Dec 21, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Taking care of my elderly parents for decades; I have been trained to check after all Providers and their support staff. Dr. Dong is a GREAT Scientist; but she is no good if her support staff do not follow her orders; nor question her when I question them (via MyChart). A few incidents so far; and expect more to follow. Too many patients; too little time!

Dec 19, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Provider was on time and very professional. Answered all my questions and went out of her way to schedule lab work for follow up.

Dec 1, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Excellent.

Dec 1, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Personally, I have been treated with respect and dignity for every appointment this far.

Nov 30, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
She was/is very concerned & helpful for my ongoing cancer needs - very good professional doctor.

Oct 27, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
She was very helpful and informed

Oct 18, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is my oncology doctor and she has been 100% right on everything that I needed and is very knowledgeable about her work and has excellent communication skills

Oct 12, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Poor communication skills. No explanation of tests prescribed, no f/u so far.

Oct 11, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
No problems - quick & efficient.

Oct 10, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I have no bad experiences, everything been all good.

Sep 28, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Dong is a very caring, MD.

Sep 27, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Mei Dong has shown nothing but compassion and supreme subject matter knowledge. I'm literally trusting her with my life for a second time.

Sep 27, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Best oncologist I have had.

Sep 26, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
No medical assistant available so our doctor had to do everything. Needed 3 days of chemo. They forgot to schedule day 2 or 3. Messed up on ordering bloodwork for a Scans. Can never speak to anyone, always Have to leave a message. Odds are you won't hear back. Like our provider but staff must not be paid enough because the turnover is crazy. Feel like we have to be on top of everything. Cannot rely on staff to do their job. So disappointed when you are going through cancer.

Sep 26, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Dong was excellent in explaining my problem and I understood what my problem was.

Sep 22, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Dong always happy and caring

Sep 15, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I would like to be seen by a different oncologist. Dr. Dong and I were not able to work together. Thank You.

Sep 14, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Provider always listens & gives me answers to my questions

Sep 13, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Did not like initial consultation about having cancer.

Sep 7, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
The flow of the visit is very smooth and comfortable.

Sep 7, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
You all ALWAYS do a GREAT job making me feel comfortable and you provide excellent care.

Aug 23, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr was helpful with a explanations to my questions.

Aug 16, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong was very compassionate and knowledgeable.

Aug 16, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Efficient, kind, attentive, responsive

Aug 10, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I have very good experiences when Go to the clinic and see my doctor

Aug 9, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Time lapse between referral to Dr. Dong and actual office visit too long in our opinion due to recent diagnosis. The wait was very worrisome.

Aug 8, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is an awesome Oncologist. She listens, she communicates well, and she is up to date on the latest information regarding my cancer. She is a caring physician.

Aug 8, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Excellent Doctor Dong Is compassionate, smart, thoughtful! I feel luck to have her as a Doctor.

Aug 4, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Was told that "she was not obligated to show me my PET scan",this made me very frustrated and helpless. As a patient I believe that it is my right to know, also that the patient was the providers obligation to explain every detail weather it was on paper or to see the images on film. I believe I may need another Oncologist who will be as concerned with my mental health as with my cancer's, yes I have two different kinds going on, and I realize that priority must be given to the worst of two. But, let not forget to at least address the second cancer status. I am sorry that my visit with Dr. Dong was not a pleasant one.

Aug 3, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Have all been very good

Aug 3, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I found Dr. Mei Dong to be friendly, kind, and very knowledgeable. She wrote all the important points on the board and explained everything. She has the appropriate sense of urgency with my situation, which I find comforting. I would recommend her without reservation. Mike at the front desk staff was very kind, considerate and he and his co-workers quietly shared a laugh which shows they can deal with the stress of dealing with patients who may be quite ill.

Aug 2, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is one of the few practitioners who have taken the time to listen to me and understand the complexity of my condition. To be seen, heard, and supported by a doctor is sadly a rarity these days. Dr. Dong provided all of that and more, leaving me feeling so grateful for being in her care.

Jul 26, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
My appointment was 11:30am. When I arrived there was no receptionist at the front station until after 11:30. It took another 5-7 minutes for person to log in to their computer to check me in. If my appointment was for 11:30 someone should have been at the front desk to check me in. Instead I was told the front desk person was at lunch and would be back shortly!

Jul 19, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is an excellent doctor. So glad th have her as my Oncologist.

Jul 14, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is a shining star in your care team. Thorough, kind, conscientious, caring, empathetic. What a fantastic doctor for this position within your system.I wish even half of the other doctors were anywhere near as good as she is. Don't dare let her go!

Jul 13, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very good experience

Jul 12, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very communicative & explains any concerns or questions I might have.

Jul 11, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Good appointment

Jul 7, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong took very good care of me.

Jul 7, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is very caring and supportive. I trust her with my care.

Jun 30, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I have MDS which is a condition I know nothing about. Dr. Dong has been treating it for 22 months and it is getting worse. She has never fully explained to me what my future will be.

Jun 29, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
A very professional first visit with your facility.

Jun 21, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Excellent visit w/ Dr Dong

Jun 14, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Doctor took time to explain everything to me.

Jun 9, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
It was a positive experience.

Jun 7, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is an exceptional oncologist.

Jun 7, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very easy to understabd

Jun 2, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very impressed with her knowledge and treatment

Jun 2, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I hope that I never have to make such a referral. DR. Dong has always made sure that both my wife and I understand where I'am at in my treatments. Except for the first meeting, we locked horns then, but she has been great ever since.

Jun 1, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I went to the dr. and she saw me before I get cancer treatment it cost so and she only spent 5-10 minutes with me. I got all of my questions answered but so is a lot to pay, on top of the treatment, I am on social security and it just seems like a lot.

May 31, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
We received the information and recommendations needed from the provider.

May 27, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
My first visit with Dr. Dong. Waiting for PET scan so I can start treatment. My daughter is treated by Dr. Dong she loves her.

May 27, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
This appt. Was for a surgical consult

May 26, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Always friendly and helpful and a great attitude, I am blessed to have her as my doctor.

May 25, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Good.

May 25, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Dong is an outstanding oncologist and person. The best professional I have encountered.

May 23, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
We "clicked" very well. Explained all in "regular English" and agreed upon what treatment path to go forward; pending test results.

May 6, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
All good

Apr 26, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is knowledgeable, kind, helpful, supportive, and respectful. I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Dong

Apr 20, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
The health providers are all very helpful. And, I felt very comfortable during my visit.

Apr 19, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Doctor requested nurse to schedule lab and order Rx. Nurse did not follow up with me, so I had to contact Dr for next steps. Dr is very responsive. At Salmon Creek Apothecary, instructions for Rx needed clarification from provider's office. I had to text provider directly to get pharmacy clarification - which happened immediately, but I'm not sure why the clarification wasn't handled without my intervention.

Apr 15, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Mei Dong is exceptional & is following closely CMML - professional, caring, I feel fortunate to be seen by Dr. Dong and the CMML condition.

Apr 12, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very thorough and speaks to the point

Apr 12, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
It was distressing that you cannot accept my Columbia Credit Union card for billing transactions. Columbia Credit Union is a well establushed established financial institution in Vancouver. I have been a member since 1975. This situation needs to be resolved ASAP.

Apr 11, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Listens, pays attention, provides information, separates out of opinions from Facts, provides everything needed for patient to make decisions and become part of treatment team. Very, very good doctor!

Apr 7, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong has shown concerns over well being.

Apr 5, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Was hoping for more answers

Apr 4, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Exceptional customer service

Mar 31, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Dong is excellent. She was very thorough, answered all my queries and showed compassion for my concerns. I appreciate the tests she ordered so we could have a definitive diagnosis. I see her again soon to address another issue my PCP is concerned about.

Mar 9, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Super friendly nurses and doc. They like to laugh

Mar 8, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
After transitioning from one Blood Doctor to Another... First mistake by previous blood doctor stating, I had COVID, Couldn't come for my appointment. I DID NOT have Covid. Change in Doctors, set an appointment months in advance for the beginning of March, week or so prior I received a call from the Office (Man), telling me I had to change my appointment. The next available appointment was almost 2 months out. He was rude, bully trying to MAKE me give up my appointment for "Cancer Patients". I don't know what happened in the office but it was not my responsibility to make room for more patients. I was not feeling well also and had no answers... Doctor was great, that phone call was more than RUDE!

Mar 3, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Smart woman

Feb 28, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Mei Dong Is personable, articulate, and concerned about your welfare

Feb 24, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Could not talk to a human to make appointment. Played phone tag for 3 weeks before I could make contact. Worst rating ever for ease of making appointments.

Feb 23, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I feel it's worth it to have cancer so I can interact with these professionals and their great care.

Feb 17, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very good! They are real nice, to tell them how I feel. About my liver cancer. They take good care of me.

Feb 16, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Everything was very good at visit. Like Dr. Dong a lot.

Feb 16, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Good. Needed a written document to return to firefighting work stating the things I can do besides desk work (cleaning, training, working out, responding to emergency calls)

Feb 9, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Great first visit.

Feb 9, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Hope never have to make such a recommendation

Feb 7, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I have never, and will probably never, tout a particular practitioner or practice. But perfectly willing to say this was a good experience.
View More