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, Cellulitis, 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, 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, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, 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 (184 Ratings, 48 Comments)

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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100

03/25/2015
All excellent in giving information regarding specific questions
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100

03/18/2015
Dr. Linh Dao knows my physical condition and takes great care of me and understands my goals to stay healthy. He is a great doctor and I am very glad to have him as my primary care doctor.
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100

03/17/2015
Everyone is friendly and appears to care about me; from the receptionist to the woman who takes my blood pressure to the Doctor.
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50

03/14/2015
[...] I am sure Dr. Dao is a very good Doctor but I did not click with him. I would not see him again.
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03/04/2015
Dr. Dao was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
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100

03/02/2015
Dr. Dao is extremely professional. He genuinely cares for his patients. I am extremely happy with his performance and my overall health has improved.
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80

02/26/2015
I like Dr. Dao very much, as I met him when he was (and still is) treating my husband. I've only seen him once as a new patient, but he got 2 referrals in very quickly, which is much appreciated. He spent quite a bit of time with me on my first visit. Also very much appreciated.
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100

02/25/2015
Very attentive and great follow through with information
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100

02/22/2015
Great to get in to see Dr. Dao the same day I called.
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100

02/19/2015
Dr. Dao diagnosed my medical issue very clearly. He gets an A+ [...] Dr. Dao took a whole-body view and made a decision on next steps. I am appreciative. We still need Rx modifications. [...]
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02/17/2015
Dr. Dao was easy to talk to and he listened and addressed my issues.
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90

02/17/2015
Very comfortable treatment.
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100

02/10/2015
Dr. Dao is the best primary care doctor I have ever interacted with. A very nice man!
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02/04/2015
[...] From the front desk to seeing Dr. Dao none of us communicated. When I called for an app't I asked for a physical since Dr Dao had not seen me in [...] years. Was told could not have a physical, did I want a periodic review. Asked what that included was told by scheduler she did not know, she was not in the room with the doctor! There was another type of appt offered (can't remember the title) which the scheduler could not offer any additional info. Finally just told her to schedule me for some kind of appt. [...] When I told Dr Dao of my experience so far he basically said all was correct protocol so far and when I said I would think someone might want to check my ears, throat, listen to lungs etc he said that was no longer done because it was shown to have little/no value. [...] I did discuss my [...] problem with him and he suggested based on what I told him I should see a specialist. [...]
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100

02/03/2015
Very Good Advice.
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90

01/27/2015
As a senior, you folks have been very caring to any needs I have had. Thank you for that.
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100

01/22/2015
My first appointment with Dr Dao and he was very thorough, articulate and caring in his approach, I couldn't of been happier.
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100

12/21/2014
Good visit
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100

12/11/2014
Always excellent service
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100

11/23/2014
I have nothing but respect for DR. Dao. The staff persons are very kind. Dr. Dao is an excellent Dr. I plan to stay with him until the end.
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100

11/12/2014
Dr Dao is outstanding. He is my definition of what a great doctor should be. He listens, considers and explains very well. He is caring and professional during my visits and welcomes questions never seeming to be in a hurry.
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100

11/09/2014
I am very pleased with the help I get during my doctors visits and the follow up I receive promptly after getting a test.
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60

11/05/2014
I feel Dr. Dao pushes to many prescriptions to solve a problem. But he is careful of what he pushes, but I still think that I am on to many prescriptions for a person of my age. Also when I talked to Dr.Dao about a LGBT question, as I am a member of the LGBT community, I feel that Dr.Dao was insensitive about the question and the answer. But he is a good man, but now I am going to have a hard time ask a question again in the matter if it comes up.
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100

11/02/2014
[...] we are still getting to know each other better I am looking forward to a long relationship. [...]
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100

10/21/2014
Very caing
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100

10/15/2014
Good
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20

10/12/2014
[...] I left the office in tears and intense pain. Not pleased with the "care" I received from him. His nurse and the staff were wonderful.
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100

10/01/2014
Dr.Dao is very gentle, caring provider, very professional and spent time to listen to what my needs are
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90

10/01/2014
There have been no problems over the years.
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100

09/30/2014
Both the nurse and Dr. Dao not only talked to me about my health, but also asked me to say hello to my partner. I felt this was a very kind and personable thing to do.
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80

09/23/2014
bit of a long wait for doctor after being seated in consultation room, has happened twice
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100

09/23/2014
it's all good experiences.
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90

09/18/2014
overall Dr Dao listens and answers my questions. He addresses my medical needs with care , and refers me to specialists as needed.
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100

09/16/2014
Both my wife and myself trust Dr. Dao with our very lives. He listens to us and has never made us feel ignorant or stupid with any of the questions we have asked about. He takes the time to know us as individuals not just a unit passing through. The staff works very hard to make our visits comfortable and keeps us informed.
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100

08/26/2014
Nothing particular, just overall good and easy experience.
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