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, 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), Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, hiatal, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Inguinal hernia, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Kidney Stones, Knee injuries, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, 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
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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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.6 out of 5 (255 Ratings, 67 Comments)

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09/28/2017
NEW PATIENT. Dr. Dao spent more time understanding (and possibly uncovering the true origin) my ongoing headache condition . He was generous with his time. Also of note, [...] in the office was thorough n explaining protocols at Providence, as I had transferred from [...] out of state.
100

09/27/2017
Very satisfied with all Providence providers & systems
90

09/07/2017
friendly and efficient.
90

09/06/2017
this provider is good and friendly
100

08/30/2017
Dr. Dao was very kind and careful. He took time in evaluating my injured knee. He spent time explaining what he thought what the damage was and what to expect with recovery and gave me exercises.
40

08/30/2017
Personally, I think that Dr. D is very nice, was sensitive to my pain. He is a very caring Dr. On a professional stance it is easy to see that Dr. gets a little confused, though I will say he does show empathy for his patient.
100

08/24/2017
Very good Doctor
100

08/21/2017
Great!
60

08/03/2017
I think more of an effort could have been placed on providing me with the name(s) of a cardiologist and cardiology rehab program.
100

08/02/2017
this was my first visit with Dr. Dao & I look forward to having him for my physician. he is very compassionate, kind & patience. I am fortunate to have him as my physician.
100

07/31/2017
Dr. Dao is an excellent physician for my needs. He is a very patient man with my failures.
90

07/26/2017
[...] This was a new patient visit and I was very impressed with Dr. Dao and the entire staff at this clinic.
100

07/26/2017
I always get the best care available! & I get referrals & help on time! & The front desk girls are always helpful!
100

07/26/2017
I am very happy with Dr Dao, this is the first time I had to wait longer to see him after I checked in.
100

06/22/2017
DR. Daois wonderful. He is sincere and very professional,
100

06/16/2017
Dr. Dao always listens to what I have to say or discuss, and always has an appropriate response or recommendation. He is the best primary care physician I've ever had--and I'm 76 years old!
90

06/15/2017
I mentioned during the exam that I still had some discomfort following a hernia operation I had a year ago. I also mentioned that the surgeon had used some type of mesh ... and that I heard on TV about some legal issues with the use of mesh and hernia operations. Nothing was resolved. I also mentioned that my breasts were tender, a little swollen and sometimes I could feel a very low level of pain - in a hug. One of the prescription medicines was given because water was sometimes retained. [...]
100

06/14/2017
Dr. Dao is an excellent doctor and providesvery good care for myself and my wife.
100

05/26/2017
Dr. Dao is best doctor I have had. He resolved for me lot of issue without sending me to an internist. I am very happy Dr. Dao is my provider.
100

05/19/2017
Last visit ran over < one hour! Doctor was very busy!
100

05/17/2017
I really think Dr. Dao is a very very good DrHas taken very good care of me. . The clinic has been very kind to me.
100

05/10/2017
Dr. Dao is the best doctor that i have, he understands, listens to me of what my concerns are and addressed them accordingly and a timely fashion.
30

05/05/2017
very goog
100

05/03/2017
Dr. Dao is the best physician I have ever had. His listening and caring skills are exceptional.
100

04/19/2017
My care provider is always respectful and friendly. He is also very knowledgeable and able to answer any questions I ask.
100

03/27/2017
Dr. Dao is just a very pleasant man/dr. to see, as is his entire staff!!
100

03/27/2017
I was really pleased with everything.
100

03/27/2017
I was very pleased....especially on our first visit....all the things were covered.
100

03/22/2017
I have experienced difficulty in communicating via emails with his medical support staff. They appear to be not very well trained or oriented to communicate with patients.
90

03/22/2017
While I am relatively new to this practice I believe I have ad very good care.
90

03/16/2017
The exam went well and my questions were answered by Dr.Dao. The blood draw for screening also went well. Thanks.
100

03/11/2017
very courteous, professional, and caring
100

03/08/2017
I have been seeing Dr. Dao for 18 - 20 yrs. very exceptional dr.
80

03/03/2017
Reception staff and nurses were kind, helpful, and accommodating.
100

03/02/2017
Dr Dao has been my primary physician for many years and I'll continue to use his services.
100

03/01/2017
Excellent Doctor and excellent office and medical assistants.
80

02/22/2017
Your definition of a new patient needs to be updated. I had visited an Providence Express care clinic a few weeks earlier to this visit and used the Teledoc feature for treatment of this condition. As the condition did not improve, I was advised to come see a doctor in person. When I called, because I was new to the Providence Health plan in the last 4 months, I was required to be placed in a new patient doctor visit. The problem arose that the earliest appointment was weeks out from when I called; however, I had a skin rash that could not wait weeks. The scheduler did not seem to grasp the situation and was boxed in by the definition, so my care had to wait based on administrative rules, rather than putting the client first. I was very dismayed with this experience and do not have a high regard for the systems in place with Providence when it comes to looking out for my overall care.
100

02/22/2017
I am happy with Dr.Dao's professionalism.
100

01/31/2017
Dr Dao is a trusted, excellent physician, very smart, thorough, and good at evaluating entire person. also he is calm and confident.
100

01/26/2017
Dr. Dao saved my life once already by firm suggestion. He is gracious, considerate, knowledgeable, accessible and the finest primary care provider I've ever had in 76 years. IF ONLY I COULD SAY THE SAME FOR PROVIDENCE CARDIOLOGY SPECIALISTS WHO, ACROSS THE BOARD OVER SEVERAL YEARS OF EXAMS, DIAGNOSES, AND TREATMENT IGNORED/DISCOUNTED/OVERLOOKED my circumstances that only Dr. Dao considered, recommended, and SOLVED.
100

01/25/2017
Excellent caring provider...
100

01/25/2017
excellent care!
100

01/25/2017
Dr.Dao is has a very compassionate approach and pays attention to every single detail the patient gives about his/her health. He heals your soul too. Thank you so much!
100

01/24/2017
this was my first visit with Dr Dao and I was very pleased to have him as my new doctor.
80

01/11/2017
Good experience. explained everything well.
100

01/04/2017
I really like my doctor!!!!
100

01/04/2017
I have always been treated with the highest degree of concern and respect and my Doctor and staff are very, very efficient.
100

01/04/2017
Dr. Linh is very helpful, courteous, knowledgeable & a great dr.
100

12/23/2016
would appreciate the lipid panel test results to be posted to MyChart.
100

12/21/2016
My problem was taken care of by the doctor and his assistants
100

12/19/2016
Efficient.
100

12/07/2016
this provider is great
90

12/07/2016
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

12/05/2016
he was knowledgable and kind
0

11/30/2016
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

11/21/2016
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

11/17/2016
the gal that checked me in wasn't very nice but the nurse and doctor were great.
100

11/08/2016
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

10/20/2016
All very good!
90

10/11/2016
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

10/11/2016
good experiences.
90

10/10/2016
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

09/21/2016
very good experience with my provider
90

09/15/2016
Very good!
100

09/14/2016
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

09/14/2016
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

09/06/2016
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.