Mei Dong, MD

Specialist
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
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Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.8 out of 5    130 Ratings    65 Comments

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

700 NE 87th Avenue, Suite 360
Vancouver, WA 98664
360-896-7070

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

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4.8 out of 5     130 Ratings     65 Comments

Jun 24, 2019
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she really didn't seem to care about symptoms I was having which were important to my disease.

Jun 17, 2019
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They wanted me in 15 minutes before my 10:40 am appointment. I got there at 10:30 and did not get called in until 11:15 and after the nurse did her thing, I had to wait an additional 15+ minutes for the doctor to show up.

Jun 11, 2019
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everyone was friendly, cooperative and professional. Dr. Dong is an excellent physician. She communicates information clearly, listens well, answers questions, shows respect, good humor and interest in me and my medical issues.

May 28, 2019
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always good

May 21, 2019
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great doctor

May 16, 2019
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Provider was great! Was not happy about paying co-pay for follow up visit.

May 14, 2019
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First time meeting Dr Dong. I think she will be a great doctor for my case. Is very bright and I feel she is going to be pro-active in my health care. That being said, she was slightly hurried, she had an earlier emergency and apparently I was double booked whatever that meant?? I waiter 45 minutes in the waiting room and another 10 in the examine room.When I asked how much longer for the wait while I was still in the waiting room the receptionist checked and the answer was "they don't know, they will get to you when they can"~Not a good first impression. Then I was told to wait for my lab slips to take to Quest, after 10 minutes the MA came in and said she had already FAXED them over. It seemed like the office was is disarray, BUT I think Dr Dong will be a good doctor. Hopefully my next appointment will go more smoothly, and if there is a delay just tell me. I would have gone to get a cup of coffee~

May 13, 2019
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Dr Dong is an incredibly good doctor.

May 8, 2019
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they were always good

May 7, 2019
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Dr. Dong is a great physician. She cares and asks questions. She explains things, welcomes questions, provides clear follow up instructions. She is also personable, friendly and I am thankful she moved here and is my oncologist. she far surpasses my previous oncologist.

May 3, 2019
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Provided clear explanations to questions.

May 2, 2019
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Positive

May 1, 2019
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outstanding doctor

May 1, 2019
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I hope I never have to recommend a friend or family member to Dr. Dong since she treats cancer.

Apr 30, 2019
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my first visit with this provider. She very carefully explained what was going on and what she was very clear about how we would proceed

Apr 29, 2019
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Dr Dong is a very good doctor. I see her for followup on my hemoglobin. it was 4 times a year but now it will be once a year since she has established my baseline.

Apr 24, 2019
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Mei Dong Is a great provider, extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. She took the time to listen to all of my concerns and explain things very well.

Apr 22, 2019
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Dr Dong and her staff are very courteous as are all the people we've encountered at Vancouver Clinic.

Apr 18, 2019
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I like Dr. Mei ....she is very intelligent, informed and professional. And she listened to what I had to say.

Apr 16, 2019
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Dr. Dong is a very good hematology/ oncologist mapped out a very straight forward plan of attack for my lymphoma.

Apr 11, 2019
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I wish Dr would have communicated with me more. Dr seemed to be in a hurry and this was a consult.

Apr 9, 2019
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accompanied my husband (the patient) to this and all appointments with Dr. Dong and staff....they are all out-standing...professional....caring....good people...having been in the medical profession for over 37 years...I know professionals ....my husband is very fortunate to have such a great group of individuals caring for him....

Apr 5, 2019
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Dr. Mei Dong is very well trained, compassionate, friendly and upbeat. She is professional, of course, and cares about me as a human being. She listens very well, is quick to respond and is interesting and fun to talk with. She is a very good listener, and has helped me to see that my cancer is not a death sentence, but rather an opportunity to grow in my understanding of life.

Apr 2, 2019
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I really feel comfortable with Dr. Dong, She's very kind and understanding and is very helpful

Apr 1, 2019
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This appointment was my 2nd, 6th month check-up with this physician so I felt some of the rating scales were difficult to respond to. It would be nice to have a little longer appointments.

Mar 29, 2019
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Doctor seems to always be in a hurry I think blood work can be done without having a sinceles visit that i have to pay for doctor is always in a hurry to get to the next patient

Mar 25, 2019
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always on time, very nice dr

Mar 20, 2019
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all good

Mar 19, 2019
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Yes it was good.

Mar 18, 2019
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Dr. Dong and her office staff are very kind, helpful, respectful and understanding. I'm glad shes my oncologist.

Mar 6, 2019
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I needed to check in with Dr. Dong because I had a bowel obstruction and had to have surgery that meant I had to stop my Chemo that she was treating me with and also needed to have my port flushed. We went over my current status as we are waiting for my surgeons clearance to go back to Chemo and we also discussed the impact of the delay on my cancer. We had a very positive and informative visit and I felt good after we finished that this wouldn't impact my future treatment and outcome. We really like Dr. Dong and appreciate her help and positive attitude. She always takes the extra time to answer our questions and explains thing so we can understand things. She's definitely one of the best doctors I've ever had.

Mar 6, 2019
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all good

Mar 5, 2019
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she was helpful

Mar 4, 2019
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I have two chronic conditions that are being treated to my total satisfaction.

Feb 28, 2019
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it was a good experience

Feb 22, 2019
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Waited 40 minutes. Dr came in with no introduction or apologies for being so late. Sat down and immediately went on to say possible avenues to take and she was referring to OHSU. When wife and son asked questions it seemed she didn't really want to hear it and most responses were you will find out at OHSU This was suppose to be a consult conference. We left feeling like we imposed on her time and it was a total waste of time since she is referring to OHSU for further information before she has anymore to offer. Bedside manner and empathy were absent. This is a scary time for us and a little understanding and compassion would have been nice. I have never experienced this from any doctor at Vancouver Clinic. Maybe it's just Legacy's way???

Feb 11, 2019
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I went to the ER when becoming unexpectedly in a lot of pain. I ended up having emergency surgery and a week later having another surgery. Dr. Dong was very professional, informative, and very gracious dealing with me and I am very appreciative to her & her staff.

Feb 8, 2019
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Dr. Dong is very knowledgeable & patient friendly. I've had trouble getting my old provider record. I think they have them now so couldn't really do #19.

Feb 6, 2019
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Dr Dong is very knowledgeable in her field. I feel lucky to have her as my Dr.

Jan 30, 2019
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very professional

Jan 25, 2019
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Dr Dong has been wonderful. Going through cancer is not easy, but with her help and support I have one more infusion left.

Jan 22, 2019
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Very through, friendly.

Jan 15, 2019
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Good, fast, and complete.

Jan 11, 2019
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most plesant and encouraging visit. Dr Dong is a credit to the clinic and valuable professional.

Jan 9, 2019
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Nice visit and through discussions. Very through..

Dec 28, 2018
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Appointment was for second opinion on Cancer and went very well.

Dec 26, 2018
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relatively good experience.

Dec 21, 2018
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This was the first time to see this specialist. She did well.

Dec 19, 2018
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I was happy with Dr Dong and happy I received an urgent referral to a vascular surgeon. My main complaint is the waiting time to see Dr Dong (2 weeks after diagnoses, referral from my urigoliist ) and an additional 3 weeks after diagnosis to see a vascular surgeon for consult. I write this today in the waiting the 3 weeks to have the vascular surgeon consult. It will be 5 weeks from DVT diagnosis to get the consult! Options for treatment may be lost in such great delay!!! I spoke with scheduling without success for any earlier appointment or cancelations. I suggest you look up the term "urgent" and rename your consult scheduling terminology. I would rate this aspect of my treatment as zero on a ten scale.

Dec 18, 2018
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Exceptionally helpful.

Dec 3, 2018
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Dr. Dong is excellent - caring professional and very knowledgeable.

Dec 3, 2018
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Overall I would say I'm generally pleased so far with Mei Dong. I feel she has a good understanding of my condition and course of treatment. I realize with cancer treatment multiple people and facilities are involved and things can move fast; but with that said I'm a concerned about the organization of my treatment and the communication between the doctors and me. It appears all the things that need to happen before I start treatment are not well organized from my perspective.

Nov 28, 2018
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all good

Nov 27, 2018
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very nice people in the office. I was surprised the doctor did not do a PT / INR blood test since I am on shots To prevent blood clots after surgery.

Nov 21, 2018
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Thus Dr. seemed more concerned about getting done with the visit than the actual visit. She did not seem to care about listening to my concerns.

Nov 20, 2018
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It was a good experience. The Dr. was easy to talk to.

Nov 16, 2018
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Mei is compassionate and a good listener

Nov 16, 2018
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wonderful provider

Nov 13, 2018
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Good.

Nov 5, 2018
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My family and I were very impressed with Dr. Dong. She was open and honest with us about what needed to be done and what my choices are. She took time to explain things to us in a manor we could all understand and listened to our concerns and provided answers to our questions. We all agree she's the best qualified to help me through this tough time and I have all the faith that with her help I'll get through it. We are really glad she is my doctor.

Nov 5, 2018
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all good

Nov 5, 2018
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Doctor Dong is always ahead of my care and very dilligant

Nov 1, 2018
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I'm happy Dr. Dong finally got me a diagnosis.

Nov 1, 2018
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just the first time with MeI Dong Not much to evaluate at this time. She seemed ok

Oct 30, 2018
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Went to provider about odd blood work, felt very upset when she didn't even know I had cancer as a child which effect my blood count concern.
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