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David Pong, M.D.

Family Medicine Doctor
Richmond, VA

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Get to Know Dr. Pong

Previous Experience
VCU Health, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Professional Society Memberships
American Academy of Family Physicians 
American Board of Family Medicine

Favorite Part About Being a Doctor
“Helping my patients identify and harness their motivation to make the changes necessary to realize their best health.”

About Dr. Pong

As a family physician in Richmond, VA for more than 25 years, Dr. David Pong works to develop trusting relationships with his patients for the purpose of empowering them to get the health outcomes they want. 

“I do a lot of teaching (and learning),” he says. “I see my job as helping translate the often-complicated world of healthcare into something clear and actionable you can use to improve your life.” 

He focuses on providing his patients, who range from children over age 6 to the elderly, with knowledge and tools to pursue their own goals. “I’m honored and privileged to be their partner in health.  Over the years, some patients have come to feel like family – we have relationships spanning my whole time practicing in Richmond. Sometimes I unlock the doors for them, but, more often, I help them learn how to unlock the doors for themselves.”

Dr. Pong has a wealth of experience helping his patients understand preventive techniques, especially those relating to cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. “Helping my patients clearly see their present health status and come to recognize the power that they can wield in shaping their future health is at the core of why I practice at PartnerMD.”

Dr. Pong also serves as PartnerMD’s Director of Executive Health. In this role, he works to manage the advanced physical program across all PartnerMD offices. “My team and I strive to provide our physicians and corporate clients with the tools and resources needed to explore and improve their health and wellness across many facets, including nutrition, exercise, sleep, emotional health, cognitive function, gut health, and genetics.”

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Dr. Pong's Philosophy of Care

“One of my early instructors taught us that if given a chance, patients will tell you the problem, tell you why it is occurring, what should be done about it and why they are not doing what is needed.” Dr. Pong says. “They will tell you their fears and their hopes, their strengths and vulnerabilities.  In the past, the physician’s actions were paramount, but now, the actions that count are those taken by the patient.”  

Medicine and medical care are rapidly evolving.  In the past, physicians were sources of information, but now, at least in primary care, doctors are much more curators of information.  

Dr. Pong’s effectiveness as a physician is based on his ability to listen, understand, empathize with, communicate with, and empower his patients.

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Dr. Pong: Beyond the Exam Room

Dr. Pong grew up in a small town before going to college at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He swam competitively throughout his childhood, has enjoyed a lifelong love of sailing and fishing, and played volleyball up until a few years ago, when his knees told him it was time to hang it up. 

In his free time, he loves exercising, cooking, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and extended family.  Ask him about Thanksgiving.

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Find your partner in health.

Partnerships begin with a conversation. Get started with a free consultation with a PartnerMD doctor. 

Complete the form to get matched with a PartnerMD membership expert. We'll answer all your questions about our practice, set up your free consultation, and make it easy to become a member. 

*Not all physicians are accepting new patients. Your membership expert will help match you with an available physician and discuss options if your first choice is not immediately available.

Filling out this form is just the start of the process. Watch this video to find out what happens next.