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, 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, 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, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator Cuff Tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin Infections, 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
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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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.5 out of 5 (157 Ratings, 53 Comments)

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07/26/2017
Dr. Luce us excellent and I trust her with my health care needs. I appreciate the team approach/clinic and ease of getting appts.
100

07/24/2017
love Dr Luu and her staff always very satisfied
100

07/24/2017
Dr Luu is a warm and caring person.
90

07/24/2017
I trust the doctors and staff at that office
100

07/09/2017
excellent care team!
100

06/30/2017
Dr. Luu is the most knowledgeable doctor that I had met in my life.
40

06/26/2017
Dr Luu is a nice lady she just doesn't understand that patients regurdless of age, still can have older people problems. It doesn't matter what I say to her, she never believes me anyway.
100

06/12/2017
Dr. Luu is a very good doctor !!
100

05/31/2017
Dr. Luu listened carefully and answered all questions with care. I am very comfortable with and my health needs.
100

05/17/2017
Great support staff and very attentive Dr. Luu who is always looking out for my welfare. Moreover, she is a very, very nice person.
70

05/17/2017
asked for additional time when making appt. and was told no. then at appt. was told I had to pick my top three issues even though none of my issues took a long time. was told I needed to schedule a longer appt when I called which is exactly what I did but was turned down. staff is too rushed. too much time on computer. I felt humiliated.
100

05/10/2017
Excellent and very conscientious doctor!
100

05/08/2017
Dr. Luu is an excellent listener, proactive on my health and has a great sense of humor and compassion.
90

04/28/2017
Great 1st visit with Dr. Luu, I appreciate that she took time & listened.
100

04/19/2017
Very fast service and quick turn around to make an appointment.
100

04/13/2017
appointment was follow up after 2 days in the hospital. went great.
60

04/12/2017
After I called to follow up on some results, I was told to take the medication she prescribed. I told them that I did not think the medication was necessary, they responded to call them if things did not improve after the medication. I again repeated that I did not think the medication would help as my symptoms were different. Later someone from her office called to tell me to see a specialist and did not provide names of specialists.
 

03/31/2017
Dr. Luu is the main reason that I changed health care to Providence.
 

03/28/2017
Dr. Luu is excellent I would not want to see any other Dr.
 

03/08/2017
Got a VERY cursory one. No skin checks, no BP (ideas to lower it). No checking of joints or the swelling of my legs, etc., etc., etc. [...] That was all the help I got, & I did not like the DC's she referred. I got no feedback from her for years. I'm done.
 

03/07/2017
Very caring.
 

03/01/2017
Dr Luu is very responsive
90

02/28/2017
Care team really listen & care about their patients.
100

02/28/2017
On my last visit, I was suffering from a uncomfortable rash [...]. I couldn't get in with Dr [...], but they manage to get me in relatively quickly with Dr Luu. Dr Luu whom I have never met, provided professional and knowledgeable analysis during the exam, even explaining what she found. The prescription she gave me provided relief within 48 hours. On another note, Dr [...] help me change my prescriptions to a mail order pharmacy, and has changed my prescription to address higher then normal blood pressure.
100

02/23/2017
overall I really like my provider and her staff so friendly and very helpful
100

02/22/2017
Dr Luu has been my doctor more than 20 years and knows my health and status in details.
20

02/22/2017
Good provider for minor issues. Coughs and colds and maybe a ear ache. Not a good provider when listening and understanding severe back problems and pain. [...] Even with a iron clad diagnoses stating a bone is not only pressing but also deviating a nerve in your back and causing you to loose feeling in your legs. Even with all that steroids will always be the solution. Not just with her but 3 doctors from Providence thus far. [...] Even with a MRI , you will suffer guranteed for this doctor "does not deal in chronic pain management"
100

02/14/2017
I like my Dr. Luu. She is giving me excellent health care.
100

02/08/2017
specialist are very hard to get appointments with ever when Internist recommend them.
100

01/20/2017
Excellent.
100

01/13/2017
Dr. Luu and her asst and staff are excellent!! compassionate, very knowledgeable, kind and friendly. Dr. is very preventative and proactive when need me . She is a wonderfulperson professionally and personally.
90

12/21/2016
Dr Luu has followed up with health concerns and referred me to specialists as needed. She is great!!
100

11/30/2016
I don't have anything but praise for Dr. Luu.
100

11/28/2016
Very pleasant & professional.
100

11/27/2016
Dr. Luu scheduled me for all the doctor appts and test I needed without even asking. [...] I appreciate her knowledge about my disease and health concerns.
100

11/16/2016
Dr. Luu is the best and I am always taken care of very well.
90

10/10/2016
we understand each other.
100

09/28/2016
Dr. Luu is the best.would not want to go to anyone else.
80

09/28/2016
my MA only asked me if I had any issues with drugs or alcohol. Being an MA I know that those questions are meant to be more specific. otherwise I was pleased with my visit.
100

09/26/2016
She is very attentive and interested.
70

09/21/2016
so much time on the computer and still errors made, I.e. incorrect phone number to call for tests.
100

09/19/2016
Very pleased that I can contact my provider and get appointments in a timely manner. My provider is aware of my physical and mental history.
100

09/19/2016
Appreciate the personal attention from my care provider, I feel that they care about me.
60

09/14/2016
provider was very methodical in her appointment and did not listen to health concerns.
90

09/12/2016
Very helpful.
100

09/06/2016
I have been blessed to have Dr. Luu as my primary care physician since she became a part of the Providence Medical Care Center Sunset. She and her staff have always treated me with great respect and explained thoroughly anything I needed help with. I don't see her often because I only go to the doctor for an annual physical. In the meantime when there is a glitch I will interact with her office because I'm needing a prescription re-fill. Otherwise, I have been and still am very pleased with the service and medical care delivery I get from Dr. Luu and her staff.
90

09/06/2016
very good physician
100

09/01/2016
Dr. Luu is the Best Dr.she treats our whole family and several friends.Would never want to change Dr's
100

09/01/2016
She is very professional, attentive, caring, knowledgable, and tender at heart. She is the best. I reccomened her all the time!!!
90

08/23/2016
Very good
100

08/18/2016
Dr. Luu is always attentive, concerned and thorough. Finding her when we relocated to Portland was a blessing for both my wife and me.
100

08/17/2016
Dr. Luu is a very charming and super intelligent no nonsense human person and an excellent professional. She exudes a confidence that makes you relax. You just know from her demeanor that she has your best interest in mind.
100

08/16/2016
The best for the last 20+ years.