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

1003 Providence Drive
Suite 110 and 210
Newberg, OR 97132

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 (86 Ratings, 23 Comments)

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
100

11/18/2014
DR. SUMMER LAM AND HER NURSE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO VISIT WITH ME AND ARE VERY CARING ABOUT MY LIFE.....VERY EASY TO TALK ABOUT ANYTHING THAT IS TROUBLING ME. THEY TRULY ARE A JOY TO SEE , EVEN IN A HEALTH SITUATION
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

11/12/2014
I have only seen Dr. Lam the one time. I have a rather rare [...] condition. I met with Dr. Lam to see if she was up to the task of taking me on as a patient. [...] She was very receptive to me and my heath issues. I am looking forward to a long relationship with her !
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/06/2014
In all my eaperience with Doctor's, this is the only one that has ever called me to tell me the results of my lab tests.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/05/2014
Dr. Lam is very attentive to any questions I ask. (And very patient) She always answers questions in a very informative way. She never seems to be rushing me, and is professional and congenial in her demeanor. She has answered email inquiries very quickly. To say that I am satisfied with the care she has provided would be an understatement. She epitomizes what I have come to expect in a physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/04/2014
This "condition" was a recurring one. I had to have a doctor and my usual doctor was on vacation. Dr. Lam was available and the nurse was very kind to ask if I could be seen that afternoon. I was SO glad about this. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/04/2014
I feel that I am given excellent care by Dr. Lam.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/04/2014
When making the appointment, I specifically requested a physical, as I hadn't had a thorough check for some time. During the consultation, I was told there was no time for a complete body check. All else went well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

10/14/2014
Dr. Lam is very easy to talk to and is a good listener.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/12/2014
Best PCP we've had in years and a really nice person. I hope she never leaves Providence Medical Newberg!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/01/2014
Dr. Lam is the best Dr. have EVER had.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/29/2014
Dr. Lam was very helpful and listened very well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/28/2014
I have had good experiences with this Dr.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/27/2014
Dr Lam is a very caring person, and an exceptional Dr.
Providence Health & Services Patient