As an infectious disease physician, Dr. Ron Dworkin believes his most important role is to improve the quality of care for his patients and those cared for at Providence. "I really emphasize communication with my patients," says Dr. Dworkin. "It's what I would want physicians to do for my family."
He chose the field of infectious disease for its intellectually challenging nature. "I entered medical school the year the first AIDS patients were identified," says Dr. Dworkin. "I've experienced the highs and lows taking care of HIV from the beginning of the epidemic."
Dr. Dworkin earned his medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He also completed fellowship training at Mt. Zion hospital in San Francisco.
In his spare time, Dr. Dworkin enjoys cycling, fishing and hunting with his dog, Juliet.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine 1984
Columbia University Medical Center 1986
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine 1987
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion 1990
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center Providence Portland Medical Center Providence Milwaukie Hospital Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
This was my first visit with Dr Dworkin and he was informed and listened to my concerns with great respect. It was reassuring to go into surgery knowing that my health issues were all being taken seriously.Providence Patient
Dr. did not know I had congestive heart failure and was hospitalized.Providence Patient
Please know Dr Dworkin is superb! He is kind, concise and proactive.Providence Patient
He is the best doctor in this field that I have had in the last 20 years. He is knowledgeable and courteous in every aspect of the visit. I really feel blessed with him as my doctor.Providence Patient
He had reviewed my chart and spoke with referring doctor prior to my arrival. After questions and concerns he ordered tests which have not come back yet. I believe he cares about his patients and tries to get answersProvidence Patient
I felt md that md was confused as to why my specialist sent me there & it was kind a waste of his time.Providence Patient
Very good. Dr. Dworkin fully knows my conditions and issues. Very good visit.Providence Patient
got me in for an appointment quickly and adjusted tests to track issues.Providence Patient
I live in [...] Wa And I don't mind driving into Portland. Dr. Dworkin is that goodProvidence Patient
i like Dr. Dworkin. He is easy to talk to. the staff, receptionists, everyone is exceptional!Providence Patient
I really liked this doctor. explained my medication optionsProvidence Patient