Biography & Education

Biography

In her practice, Dr. Summer Lam emphasizes preventive medicine and good communication in order to involve patients in their medical care. She believes that physicians are there to provide patients with the knowledge and support necessary to make sound decisions regarding their health.

"The profession is both intellectually and emotionally satisfying," Dr. Lam says of medicine. "It is one of the few professions that allow for long-term relationships."

After earning her medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Dr. Lam completed her internal medicine internship and residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

Dr. Lam was born and raised in Honolulu. She is an avid supporter of the arts who enjoys playing the piano, cooking, and spending time with her husband and son.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine, preventive medicine, chronic disease, women's health

Education
Medical degree: John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii
 
Dr. Lam is board certified in internal medicine.
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
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.

4.8 out of 5 (129 Ratings, 33 Comments)

100

03/22/2016
We have great trust in Dr. Summer Lam
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/22/2016
Dr Summer Lam is VERY thorough-I have already recommended her to several people (my mother goes to her now also!)
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/20/2016
Even though I have been in the providence system when my provider left their practice I had to wait almost 3 months to get an appointment to renew my maintenance prescription.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/20/2016
She is sweet, respectful, and seems concerned about my issues. I have only good things to say.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/13/2016
Dr. Lam was a very good listener and she accessed my regular doctor's notes, took my health issues seriously (I have a rare disease (1 in 50k) and trusted that I knew my body and my health. She acted on my concerns and made sure I was protected from further infection.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/09/2016
Dermatology test appointment almost 2 months out, very disappointing.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/14/2016
Dr. Lam has been my doctor for the last 9 years and she is the best health care provider that I have ever had. She always listens to all of my health problems and treats them with absolute perfection. I would recommend her to everybody.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/09/2016
I am a new patient of Dr. Lam, and saw her after an appointment with her physician's assistant. I felt the PA had compiled a good profile on my health history so Dr. Lam could immediately address my health concerns. I think I am going to be very comfortable dealing with this practice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/02/2016
I felt that she devoted her full attention to me during the visit. Her responses indicated that she was listening attentively. She is very knowledgeable and was able to cite studies to support her recommendations. She motivated me to continue habits that contribute to good health. She's also personable and strives to make the interaction between physician and patient as pleasant as possible. Very professional!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/28/2016
Very good experience with my provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/26/2016
Dr. Lamm is an outstanding doctor and I have recommended her to several people. Some of the members on her "Team" need to take some lessons from her. I trust her and what she says 100% but have real reservations concerning some of the others. If I can't get in to see Dr. Lamm I usually just don't go in, even when I know I should.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/13/2016
very personable...easy to talk with...caring....kind....
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/13/2016
Very impressed with Providence care team who have brought me from near death to an active life style once again. Dr Lam has mentioned that she has layed awake at night trying to figure out what the inflammation in my body was and has given me excellent care. Hospital is wonderful too.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/01/2015
very good listener
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/11/2015
Summer Lam is WONDEFUL!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/10/2015
I am very fortunate to have a health care provider like Dr. Summer Lam. She is up to date on current research relating to treatment, medication, and best practices.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/03/2015
Very comforting in time of stress [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/25/2015
Happy I've finally found a doctor I feel fully comfortable & confident. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2015
Great care, conscientious , freidly
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/19/2015
Summer is an excellent provider. Takes time to explain clearly and answer questions. Listens well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

10/14/2015
Met her for the first time and she put me at ease immediately. Can sense she is a very kind and caring person.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/04/2015
This visit was my first with Dr. Lam and I believe I am going to like her as my new primary care physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/30/2015
Wonderful experience. Dr. Lam is cordial and concerned and listens and remembers everything. I'm more pleased with her than any doctor I've ever had!
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

09/29/2015
This was my first visit with Dr. Lam (used to go to Dr. [...]). I found Dr. Lam to be very personable and caring for my medical needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/29/2015
I drive 2+ hours to visit a Providence doctor - I think that says it all. Plus, Dr. Lamm is such a caring & knowledgeable person that I would drive that far to see her even if the clam chowder in your cafe wasn't great also! I made this last appt by computer and that worked so well. Thanks for that system too.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/27/2015
dr. Lam is an excellent care provider. I have been going to her for 8 plus years and followed her from another facilities.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/25/2015
I WAS A FEW MINUTES LATE FOR MY APPOINTMENT DUE TO TRAFFIC PROBLEMS, THE STAFF WAS VERY UNDERSTANDING AND PROCEEDED WITH MY APPOINTMENT. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/29/2015
All personel are always cheerful and pleasant. asking about my activities and interest. All were very sympathetic with hugs and condolences as I lost my [...] this month.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/28/2015
I had a misunderstanding with the provider and thought about getting a new doctor. Instead, I made another appointment for discussing some tests and had my granddaughter who is also my caregiver attend. We discussed my concerns and the 3 of us worked it out to my understanding and satisfaction. I was impressed with the Dr. listening and willing to take time to understand why I was concerned.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/26/2015
dr. Lam and her nurse [...] are both very helpful, considerate and friendly. I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Lam and Providence to my friends and family.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/02/2015
I think Dr Summer is as good as it gets
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

05/18/2015
Dr. Lam is a very caring Doctor. her Assistant is very good at checking on me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/12/2015
Dr. Lam is caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and competent to provide medical advice. I have recommended Dr. Lam to many of my friends!
Providence Health & Services Patient