Biography & Education

Biography

“Practicing medicine involves more than just diagnosis and treatment of diseases; it requires compassion and understanding of patients,” says Vien Luu, M.D. “My philosophy of care was best expressed by Dr. Francis Peabody, who said, ‘The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.’” Beyond her dedication to individual patients, Dr. Luu is committed to her longstanding desire to improve the health of the community as a whole.

Born in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, Dr. Luu earned her medical degree at Westfalia Wilhelms University in Münster, Germany. She completed her internship and residency in the United States at the University of Virginia, Roanoke-Salem. Besides English, she speaks German and Vietnamese.

Outside of her work, Dr. Luu enjoys volunteering, aerobic exercise and spending time with her family.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
Westfalia Wilhelms University
Languages
  • German
  • Vietnamese

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, 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, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, 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 (98 Ratings, 32 Comments)

100

05/27/2015
Queries sent electronically have been answered promptly. Searched for exercises I could do [...] and even followed through by mailing them to me because I had left the office. I'm impressed that she (and office staff) did that.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/06/2015
Dr. Luu is caring and knowledgeable, exactly the primary doctor whom I am looking for.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/29/2015
would like to have been told there would be a delay...waited over 35 minutes
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

04/27/2015
Usually good, doesn't d hesitate to refer to specialists when needed
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/09/2015
Dr Luu and her assistant [...] are always very pleasant and friendly every time I see them.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

03/29/2015
Medication was changed without an adequate explanation and was slow to respond to why and to change back.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/29/2015
Dr. Luu is the most thoughtful and caring doctor I have ever visited.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/09/2015
Dr Luu is an excellent Doctor. I have been with her since the Plaza days and will continue to be with her wherever she is located.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/18/2015
The nurse that assisted me before Dr. Luu came into the room, was very cold, like she did not want to be there. It a very uncomfortable experience. But once Dr. Luu arrived, I felt more at ease.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

02/16/2015
Since this provider speaks Vietnamese it helps me since I don't speak English.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/29/2015
REALLY GOOD
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/20/2015
I have always been very pleased with the care I and my Family get from Dr Luu
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/14/2015
All of the staff and Dr. Luu is wonderful!!! I have had many in my years and I wouldn't trade her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/07/2015
Dr. Luu has a very vibrant and youthful personality. She is quick to respond to questions and always makes well thought out responses. She knows her "beans".
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/23/2014
I started to see Dr Luu only within the last 3 years but Dr Luu has been the primary doctor for my Mom for the last 6 years. I was so impressed by her care for my Mom that I asked to be transferred to her as well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/21/2014
Dr. Luu is a caring Doctor, she listens to my needs and understand my health condition and work with me accoodingly
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12/08/2014
I saw this doctor one time, for about 3 minutes. It wasn't even necessary for me to come in, but the person I talked to on the phone insisted. The doctor asked me what was wrong, left the room, returned with an internet printout that referred to the condition, and said goodbye.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/02/2014
Dr Luu was understanding of the health needs I had. Ordered tests & faxed perscriptions to my pharmacy. She did not rush me & was gentle when she examined me. I feel that I have a very good Dr/Patient relationship with Dr Luu.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/16/2014
very good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/07/2014
Never had a bad experience. Great doctor and feel lucky to have her services.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

11/05/2014
very friendly and easy to talk to. she answered all my questions and made sure I understood everything
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

10/28/2014
She spends more time on the computer than looking or listening to me. I feel like I'm a number, not a person with needs. Maybe if I were to lose weight and exercise more, she could see me as a person.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/22/2014
Dr. Luu is the best Internal Medicine doctor at Providence. She has a fabulous staff working with her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/07/2014
always very good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
Great doctor, the best!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
Dr. Luu is a very caring and understanding Dr.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
I have seen Dr Luu inky twice but have dealt with the office by phone several times. I feel extremely comfortable with Dr Luu and feel confident she can help me with my misc health issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/14/2014
I have been very satisfied and confideent in my care with Drl. Luu and her associates
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

09/03/2014
I would like my provider to take a more personal interest in my care. I feel like she just wants me to take a bunch of pills, that don't work.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

08/26/2014
Dr. Luu is a caring and experienced physician. I am very happy under her care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/19/2014
Dr. Luu is always sensitive to my needs and provides excellent responses. I feel she's very thorough and caring.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

08/13/2014
The medical assistant is very slow in calling and giving results of tests done. She also seems confused about Doctors orders sometime. She even tried to insist I didn't have a test she gave to me within the month because she couldn't find it in the computer. 3 days later someone called to say they found it. I would like someone a little more knowledgeable about diabetes caused by certain drugs. I feel the office is rushed to get as many patients in one day as possible. Which is the medical office of the now and future! Not like my old office before [...]!
Providence Health & Services Patient