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

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 (228 Ratings, 64 Comments)

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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.
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06/21/2016
clean office, nice people, great Dr.
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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 [...]
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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!
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05/03/2016
Very kind & listened to patient.
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04/25/2016
Excellent physician.
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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.
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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.
100

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

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

02/02/2016
Almost my entire Family is a patient of the Care Provider and she is the BEST.
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.
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. [...]
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.
90

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

12/08/2015
Dr Dao is Excellent
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11/22/2015
Dr Dao was most helpful and knowledgeable. For a first time visit I think everything went very well.
100

11/22/2015
HE WAS ABLE TO PULL UP AND REFERENCE MY OLD [...] RECORDS FROM CALIFORNIA. THAT WAS VERY HELPFUL AND IMPRESSIVE.
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.
100

11/08/2015
Very good
100

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

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

10/25/2015
Good
100

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

10/20/2015
I email questions regarding my health to my PCP and always receive prompt reply's.
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.
80

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

08/19/2015
Very good Doctor