Biography & Education

Biography

Linh Dao, M.D., believes his most important role as a primary care physician is to help his patients make informed choices about their health care. “My philosophy is to educate and support my patients and their families in every step of their medical decision,” he says.

“As a doctor, I enjoy not only the science and art of medicine, but also knowing that I have helped make a difference in my patient’s health and quality of life,” adds Dr. Dao.

Dr. Dao graduated magna cum laude with degrees in cell biology and chemistry from the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. He earned his medical degree from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine in College Station, Texas, and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University.

Born in Vietnam, Dr. Dao likes to travel and “explore his creative potential” through photography. He also enjoys golf, tennis and bicycling.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education

Texas A&M University College of Medicine

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-9499
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney stones, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (242 Ratings, 72 Comments)

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12/22/2016
would appreciate the lipid panel test results to be posted to MyChart.
100

12/20/2016
My problem was taken care of by the doctor and his assistants
100

12/18/2016
Efficient.
100

12/06/2016
this provider is great
90

12/06/2016
Dr. Dao was very helpful. I got better quickly, following his directions. He was clear that I was to call back if I did not improve within a few days.
90

12/04/2016
he was knowledgable and kind
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11/29/2016
dr. Dao disregarded medical evidence from a social disability Medical evaluation psychiatrist& M. D. Dr. [...] MD found upon exam and x-rays confirmed a [...] degree scoliosis curve no medical treatment other than physical therapy no medications no muscle relaxants no bracing was discussed even at a level 9 pain level. Dr. [...] also found right foot drop with a gait neuromuscular test severe weakness right foot . [...]
90

11/20/2016
the scheduler did not suggest I get a blood test done well in advance if my appointment so the doctor could discuss results with me during the exam; the second scheduler also did not suggest this when I had to reschedule my exam and additionally I had to request an early morning appointment to avoid fasting most of the day. it was the nurse who called to discuss my appointment that caught the error. I have been very pleased with the doctor and nurses at the office but have not felt the same level of competency has come from the office staff; they are very friendly but make errors, don't seem knowledgeable.
70

11/16/2016
the gal that checked me in wasn't very nice but the nurse and doctor were great.
100

11/07/2016
Dr Dao is a patient and kind physician with excellent clinical skills. it took me a long time to find a primary care physician that could take care of me in a way that I could trust.
100

10/19/2016
All very good!
90

10/10/2016
Poor communication during visit regarding medications Dr. Dao has prescribed. I scheduled annual physical because [...] prescription had expired. I was quite surprised when I got a call from office asking if Dr. asked me to take medicine because I have been taking for several years. Office seemed confused why I ordered refill. After a second call I learned during discussion on meds my record reflected I stopped taking [...]. First I would never stop taking medicine Dr. had prescribed for years and second I would not need refill if I had stopped. Therefore, I was rather offended by the phone calls asking me to tell why I asked for refill.
100

10/10/2016
good experiences.
90

10/09/2016
Everyone at this office has always been very helpful. When I'm ill I'm not the easiest patient, yet everyone at the office understands and makes sure I get my needs taken care of.
100

09/20/2016
very good experience with my provider
90

09/14/2016
Very good!
100

09/13/2016
Dr. Dao is a very good doctor. He has taken good care of both my husband and myself. He is very good at determining what we need to get better. We like him alot.
100

09/13/2016
I am very pleased to have Dr. Dao as my primary care provider. I have found the Providence health system excellent in every aspect, particularly in connection with my recent treatment for cardiac problems. I also find the My Health on-line service portal extremely useful.
100

09/05/2016
Excellent care provider, listens responds appropriately. I am a care provider and look for some one who as his/her head into and Dr Linh Dao does.
100

08/28/2016
I love Dr. Lynn Doa professional demeanor. Always direct and kind.
100

08/24/2016
very good
100

08/17/2016
I have never had any issue with my provider
100

08/16/2016
Dr. DAO has been my trusted care giver for many years. I truly appreciate his care of me and I trust his decisions. I feel he has my best interests at heart.
100

08/14/2016
Good
90

08/10/2016
Always concerns about patient. Very friendly and kind doctor.
100

08/07/2016
Very good.
80

08/07/2016
I am a new patient for Dr. Dao. So far, everything is good.
100

08/02/2016
The doctor was very friendly, made me feel at ease and cared for.
80

08/02/2016
All information that was in question was answered.
100

08/01/2016
Dr Dao has good 'bed side' manner . . . easy to chat with and work with.
100

07/05/2016
All excellent
100

07/05/2016
Dr. Dao always listens carefully to what I ask and have to say and responds with answers and good suggestions.
100

06/29/2016
I am very pleased with Dr. Linh Dao and think he is a great doctor. I am also pleased with the Providence staff and health care system.
90

06/28/2016
Dr. Dao has consistently been my first line of defense to the chronic haphazard treatment and services of [...] specialists.
100

06/25/2016
Very well theoretically and practically prepared Doctor. I am happy that he is my provider.
100

06/21/2016
clean office, nice people, great Dr.
100

06/14/2016
I like Dr. Dao very much. He is so kind and seems to be so deep.....not a "Showman", but a thinker. I went to get x-ays yesterday at St. V's and they, too, are absolutely wonderful......every single one of them in that department is gentle, kind, thoughtful, on time and seemingly very professional. I look forward to hearing from Dr. Dao regarding the x-ray results. Thank you all. [...]
80

06/07/2016
Took a risk in being candid about aspects of my wellbeing and the provider responded appropriately. I was very pleased.
70

06/03/2016
He covers all that is necessary. [...]
100

06/02/2016
12-15 yrs. of excellent care [...]
100

06/02/2016
Dr. Dao is very attentive and helpful. As is his staff.
100

05/29/2016
Dr. Dau has been an excellent care provider for me. He always is very attentive to my questions and concerns about my health. I have been very pleased with the care that he provides.
100

05/29/2016
Dr. Dao probably the best personal physician I've ever had. He listens carefully and explains anything that I'm concerned about. He has the best "bed side" manner of any medical professional I've encountered. I really like Dr. Dao.
100

05/29/2016
I have been with Dr. Dao for more than 13 years and that speaks to my satisfaction with his care for me. I believe I have also been with Providence for the same period and also beleive I have never had cause to complain therein. Thank you all.
100

05/22/2016
Very attentive & good answers to my questions.
80

05/17/2016
I found Dr. Doa very friendly and explained everything he was covering during my visit. I want to Thank Dr. Doa and his staff for the professionalism, having superb listening skills, and just and overall office that you want to visit.
100

05/15/2016
Dr. Dao is excellent: kind, caring, knowledgeable, attentive to details, helpful, and very available when needed.
90

05/12/2016
Dr. Dao was helpful in explaining things, even drawing a diagram. I would certainly refer people to him.
100

05/10/2016
I always like Providence for the service they provide. [...] Keep up the good work that you do every day!
100

05/03/2016
Very kind & listened to patient.
100

04/25/2016
Excellent physician.
100

04/19/2016
this was my first ppt with this provider...trying to establish myself as a patient. only negative was trying to get a first time appt. had to call a couple of days in a row to wait for a new patient opening..
100

04/19/2016
I 've been very impressed with the Providence Clinic. Dr. Dao has been very informative and answered all my questions. Iwould highly recommend him to family and friends.
100

04/17/2016
Dao is a solid doctor. Although he was filling in for my regular physician, I'd use him again if I could.
100

04/16/2016
[...] Dr Doa has always been there and is a wonderful Doctor. I'm very fortunate to have found him and his continuity in my care and excellent skills and manner is reassuring. the clinic support staff is excellent.
100

04/12/2016
He always explained what was causing my concerns and took the proper actions.
100

04/05/2016
Dr. Dao is very friendly and instills in me a sense of trust and confidence.
100

04/05/2016
Dr Dao seems very thorough and in tune with my health especially for an initial visit. He is personable and his office is easy to work with. [...]
90

04/04/2016
We talk together like a partnership, he is a great advisor.
100

03/30/2016
A great Providence Health and service with a great care provider.
50

03/29/2016
I believe doctors should ask questions rather than make assumptions. [...]
100

03/28/2016
They handled my special request promptly.
100

03/22/2016
I have good experiences related with my provider ever since the first day.
100

03/20/2016
Dr. Dao is a very good listener and takes the time to insure that he understands my medical needs, and does the best to address them
100

03/13/2016
My only negative comment would be that Dr. Dao's nurse on my second visit was extremely rude.
100

03/08/2016
If i did not already have a primary care physician, I would see Dr. DAU
100

03/06/2016
Very respectful, sensitive to my concerns with good advice for self care and follow up if needed.
80

02/28/2016
I felt he was dismissive of a diagnosis I got from [...]. I don't always come to this office for urgent care because I can't get an appointment with my doctor. This was a follow up to see why I was still sick. He made me feel like I was making up my symptoms. I was not happy
90

02/24/2016
A thorough, patient, affable and competent physician.
90

02/23/2016
[...] The staff have been excellent in providing the necessary requests for me.
100

02/23/2016
Dr Dao is very intelligent and has been able to handle every health problem I've had in all the time I have been his patient. He is very helpful. I hope for him to be my main Dr the rest of my life.
80

02/23/2016
Overall good Dr.; great demeanor, always smiles.