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 (155 Ratings, 40 Comments)

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07/26/2016
I felt annoyed that I was asked by the MA and doctor why I was there for a visit. I had previously been called twice by an MA asking the same questions. it seems that the reason should be noted so every person can read through it and address the reason rather than asking me over and over why I'm there.
100

07/12/2016
Dr Lam is very caring and helpful to our needs. We have faith in her to take good care of us. He Nurse is very nice to us also [...]
100

06/26/2016
This was a first visit after changing providers. She was very nice and seems to know what she is talking about.
80

06/22/2016
[...] I am new to using the Providence Medical Group [...] and I am quite frustrated with communications regarding the medical group providers and team I have been communicating with. Both issues are in process and unresolved. 1. Concerns and questions regarding lab work. 2. A plan for medications for cluster (similar to migraines) headaches. [...]
100

06/21/2016
All good experiences
50

06/21/2016
loved the provider but I got 10 minutes with her because they called to reschedule my appt. and then had booked me to a time where I was double booked accidentally. I had to wait in the waiting room for at least 30 min, and then another 20 min in the room. I finally popped out and said I had to get back to work. My appt. had been rescheduled once already. I also had checked in about 2 weeks prior for a BP check and was forgotten in the waiting room. I waited for 40 min. and then finally had to leave.
100

06/19/2016
Dr. Lam & her staff are thorough, patient, kind. I appreciate the desire to treat root causes & not just symptoms.
100

05/25/2016
Dr Lam is the most understanding and caring Dr I've ever had the pleasure to know. Since I started seeing Dr Lam, my wife and both my step daughters have started seeing Dr Lam too. excellent Dr.
100

05/25/2016
Love my Doctor! I drive 1.5hrs each way just to come to Providence & Dr Lam
100

05/17/2016
I cannot compliment Dr. Lam enough for her outstanding listening skills; overall responsiveness to my questions and needs; knowledge; compassion, respect and overall experience. She is delightful and I would recommend her highly. I have confidence in the information she provided me. She is wonderful.
100

05/09/2016
During visit another patient had a medical emergency - Provider went to assist - very good.
100

05/01/2016
I like Dr. Lam. [...]
100

04/19/2016
Summer Lam is the best doctor I've ever seen.
100

04/19/2016
Dr. Lam is one of the best internal medicine physicians I have ever had. I had seen her at [...] when she was there and I was very happy to select her when I moved to Newberg and saw that she was now with Providence.
100

03/22/2016
We have great trust in Dr. Summer Lam
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!)
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.
90

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

03/09/2016
Dermatology test appointment almost 2 months out, very disappointing.
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.
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.
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!
100

01/28/2016
Very good experience with my provider
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.
100

01/13/2016
very personable...easy to talk with...caring....kind....
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.
100

12/01/2015
very good listener
100

11/11/2015
Summer Lam is WONDEFUL!
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.
90

11/03/2015
Very comforting in time of stress [...]
100

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

10/20/2015
Great care, conscientious , freidly
100

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

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.
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.
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!
 

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.
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.
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.