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Dr. Bortz is a leading primary care physician in the Sorrento Valley and Greater San Diego areas, providing patients with the most advanced care for a broad array of medical conditions as well as preventive and proactive care for optimal health and wellness. Skilled in all areas of primary care, Dr. Bortz is especially focused on the areas of disease prevention and weight reduction, as well as treatment of hormonal imbalances, allergies and narcotics addiction. His commitment to staying on top of recent developments in medicine ensures his patients always have access to the safest, most effective care available for both treatment and prevention of disease and other health conditions.


  • Medical School - University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Groote Schuur Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Groote Schuur Hospital (Internship)

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians


  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Insurances Accepted


Blue Cross



Health Net



Office Hours

Mon12:00am - 9:00am
Tue12:00am - 9:00am
Wed12:00am - 9:00am
Thu12:00am - 9:00am
Fri12:00am - 9:00am


Office/outpatient visit new$200.00
Sports Physical$200.00

Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

Dr. Bortz is a rarity in medicine today, he is a genuine caring professional who will take time to come up with a health plan that works for you. He uses solid Baseline testing and listens to you and what your comfort level is with treatment options. His office staff is nice, courteous and professional. It feels like a comfortable place when one needs a little help. As a business, testing is done onsite and it's super convenient I can imagine some people won't appreciate his amiable easy rolling style, but they are missing out. He is a serious professional with a heart of gold and time to give. KVL

Overall Rating

I'm not usually the type to leave a review for a doctor, but I feel the need to because of how impressed I've been with Dr. Bortz service. It's a 20 minute drive for me but well worth it. He has genuinely listened to my concerns, done blood work and such when necessary, and doesn't brush things off as previous doctors I've seen have. His bedside manner is fantastic, he is very personable and easy to talk to and seems like he genuinely cares about your health. His office staff are also very professional and kind as well. I love the option to be able to make appointments online as well, it makes it very much more convenient to pick the date and time that works for you. He definitely makes me feel comfortable during my visits and I would gladly recommend him to any friend needed a new primary care doctor.

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I'm a 50-something female in good general health. I've been in the healthcare field for 30 years and my grandfather was a surgeon/internist in San Diego for many years. Dr. Bortz is one of the few individual practitioners left here in town and my hope is that he can overcome the challenges of keeping a practice going in today's environment. In short, this guy has it all - a true passion for the health (physical, mental and emotional) and well-being of his patients, a solid foundation of medical knowledge that only comes with years of experience, a wonderful (if a little quirky, which I love) bedside manner and a competent, efficient and caring staff....what more could you ask for? I agree with Angie D's comment - he is a "doctor's doctor" - an excellent diagnostician who utilizes both western and alternative medicine concepts and treatments in his practice. I've seen him for the past four years or so and am so glad I was referred to him by one of his former staff. I have very high standards for the person who is driving my health train (I think they should be as good as my grandpa ;-). There are just too many other doctors in San Diego to choose from to settle for less than the best. To that point, I'll share that I live in Chula Vista and work in Mission Valley....I make the drive and arrange my schedule specifically so that I can utilize his extensive services....THAT's how good he is! I can typically get a same day or next day appointment. When he's not available (rarely), a competent PA is available and always adequate for my needs. He does use medical assistant interns from local vocational schools, however, their work is closely supervised. I view this practice as a great way to provide hands-on training to folks entering the work force - a true service to the community. Dr. Bortz provides a holistic approach to his patients and believe in a mind-body-spirit concept. He asks about my family members, what's going on at work and what my next project, vacation or other event is.....AND he remembers details from visit to visit!! Long live David Bortz, M.D.!!!

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