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 (113 Ratings, 26 Comments)

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
100

04/27/2015
Always get GREAT CARE from Dr. Lam and her assistant.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/22/2015
My care provider is a very reasonable and efficient problem solver and understand intuitively my care requirements and treatment procedures with professional manner
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/17/2015
Always a pleasant visit...most definitely!
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/04/2015
dr lam spent most of my time going over my chart history I had questions that I didn't get an opportunity to ask when she left she said she would be right back. instead her assistant came in and I never had the chance to address some of my concerns
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/18/2015
I have a rather unsual [...] disease and it can be difficult for me to find a PC who is comfortalbe with me. My first meeting with Dr. Lam was more than I could have hoped, since she was completely open to having me under her care. I do have a specialist and I was happily suprised with her general knowledge about this [...] disease ! So, I am very comfortable with her as my PC.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/30/2015
[...] Dr Lam always listens to me and answer all my concerns. She do not make me feel that she has only so much time. If I need more she gives me that time. I have recommended her to my friends.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2015
Dr Lam is terrific. She listens and offers well thought out advice
Providence Health & Services Patient