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 art and photography. He also enjoys golf, tennis and skiing.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education

Texas A&M University College of Medicine

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 (187 Ratings, 47 Comments)

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
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90

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

02/23/2016
[...] The staff have been excellent in providing the necessary requests for me.
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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.
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80

02/23/2016
Overall good Dr.; great demeanor, always smiles.
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100

02/09/2016
Dr. Dao's Team is very caring!
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90

02/04/2016
Staff is cheerful, caring & professional - treat you as a person, personally.
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100

02/02/2016
Almost my entire Family is a patient of the Care Provider and she is the BEST.
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100

01/27/2016
He is always friendly and smiles. That makes me relaxed when I was in his office. He advised me what is the best for me , such as prescription drugs.
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100

12/15/2015
Dr. Dao has excellent listening skills and cares about his patients. His staff genuinely like working with him and this shows in their cheerfulness and handling of patients. When I have had referrals done in the past ,ie knee replacement, he has recommended MDs that I could communicate with. He is sensitive to me , my physical and emotional needs. I have been extremely pleased with the health care of Dr. Dao and the Provident St. Vincent medical care providers and services. [...]
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100

12/15/2015
Dr. Dao and his staff are excellent. I consider him to be the best Physician I have ever had. He is very knowledgeable and we are on the same page regarding health care.
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90

12/10/2015
Dr Dao has good listening skills, and is good to prove to tget to the root cause of issues.
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100

12/08/2015
Dr Dao is Excellent
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100

11/22/2015
Dr Dao was most helpful and knowledgeable. For a first time visit I think everything went very well.
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100

11/22/2015
HE WAS ABLE TO PULL UP AND REFERENCE MY OLD [...] RECORDS FROM CALIFORNIA. THAT WAS VERY HELPFUL AND IMPRESSIVE.
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90

11/15/2015
Dr [...] is my usual provider. I saw her team member and was happy with my care. He even called in a prescription on a Sunday.
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100

11/08/2015
Very good
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100

11/03/2015
He always listens carefully, and gives good advice. He is the best.
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100

11/03/2015
Its a pleasurer to have a care provider like Dr. Dau.
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90

10/29/2015
very good and easy to understand. This bilingual doctor know my language. He can help other older people who need care.
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90

10/25/2015
Good
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100

10/21/2015
I am always treated with the utmost respect and care.
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90

10/20/2015
I email questions regarding my health to my PCP and always receive prompt reply's.
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100

10/11/2015
Dr Dao is a wonderful physician. He is knowledgeable and professional. He demonstrates compassion. If I have a question or a request...I normally go through your on-line access program. He always responds within 12 hours. Dr. Dao is a credit to the medical profession and I'm very happy to call him my primary physician. We should all be so fortunate to have a healthcare professional like him.
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80

10/11/2015
He is very sharp on details makes me confident he will take full care of my health.
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100

10/09/2015
I am THRILLED with my care provider, and grateful for the wonderful care he provides me. The office nurses and staff are also excellent and caring.
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90

10/06/2015
I like Dr. Dao and his staff. I have sent several people to see him and they are now his patients.
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100

09/14/2015
This visit was because I am going to have knee surgery soon and that Dr. requested a check up and gave a list of blood tests that he needed. Dr. Dao added one blood test and maybe a chest x-ray (am not sure who ordered that) because I told him about how much pain I was in in my neck, shoulders, spine, etc. I think it's all related to the knee (right side)...probably arthritis ....I don't know, but Dr. Dao is so kind and he does listen between the lines and pays attention without words. I'm hoping for relief after surgery. If not, I'll be back looking for some magic I guess. Dr. Dao is wonderful!
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100

08/19/2015
Very good Doctor
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100

08/04/2015
Very Great Doctor and Staff
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90

07/30/2015
Dr. Dao did an excellent job in threating my recent lung infection. Properly diagnosed, correct treatment was prescribed, and future plans to prevent it were put in place.
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100

07/28/2015
Dr. Dao is so kind and gentle. My visits to him are so helpful.
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100

07/15/2015
Dr Dao has the best patient and listening skills of any doctor I have seen in many years. He is caring and comprehensive. He takes time to answer questions so the patient understands. He is thorough. His staff respect him highly. Consequently, they are cheerful and kind.
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90

06/30/2015
Very good experience.
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100

06/29/2015
I've been really happy with my care provider
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06/29/2015
excellent personality.
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100

06/16/2015
Dr. Dao always listens, talks to me about my weight concerns, I believe he "hears" me. he does ask about my family, which makes me happy, which in turns takes the stress off of me [...]. seems to care.I'm really glad I switched to him, I feel comfortable and less stressed. listened when I complained about pain, sent me to a pain specialist, which discovered a problem, not just give me pain pills to deal with it! a very good doctor in my opinion.
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100

06/13/2015
Dr Dao provides great care for me!
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100

06/10/2015
[...] Dr. Doa is fabulous! Truly caring. I am so satisfied with both Dr. Doa and the Providence system. A-ONE!
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100

06/07/2015
Dr. Dao always listens carefully and responds with clear answers. I never feel rushed and always come away very satisfied with my visit. He's the best primary care physician I've ever had.
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90

05/31/2015
He is great.
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80

05/20/2015
it wa a followup on an urgency care appt and i appreciated the care
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50

05/18/2015
My physical exam wasn't as through as my other provider.
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80

05/04/2015
I don't usually see this provider but he was excellent. What was disturbing to me is that when my normal health care provider followed up with me, her directions were contradictory to the ones I received from Mr. Dao.
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70

04/30/2015
Dr. Dao is very personable and easy to speak with. I appreciated him following up via mychart with my questions promptly as well.
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04/22/2015
First visit - everything went well.
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100

04/08/2015
To me, Dr. Dao radiates goodness. He's calm, quiet and patient. When I first went to him I was so out of sorts and confused about what was happening with my physical health. My previous Dr. was vague and had no time to listen or explain things. I didn't know how bad it was until I met Dr. Dao and his calm approach to unraveling the mystery...I feel like I'm in wonderful hands now and together we'll navigate this old-age thing. Thank you.
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