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, 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 and other allergic reactions, 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.

4.6 out of 5 (182 Ratings, 66 Comments)

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02/27/2017
Care team really listen & care about their patients.
100

02/27/2017
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

02/22/2017
overall I really like my provider and her staff so friendly and very helpful
100

02/21/2017
Dr Luu has been my doctor more than 20 years and knows my health and status in details.
20

02/21/2017
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

02/13/2017
I like my Dr. Luu. She is giving me excellent health care.
100

02/07/2017
specialist are very hard to get appointments with ever when Internist recommend them.
100

01/19/2017
Excellent.
100

01/12/2017
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

12/20/2016
Dr Luu has followed up with health concerns and referred me to specialists as needed. She is great!!
100

11/29/2016
I don't have anything but praise for Dr. Luu.
100

11/27/2016
Very pleasant & professional.
100

11/26/2016
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

11/15/2016
Dr. Luu is the best and I am always taken care of very well.
90

10/09/2016
we understand each other.
100

09/27/2016
Dr. Luu is the best.would not want to go to anyone else.
80

09/27/2016
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

09/25/2016
She is very attentive and interested.
70

09/20/2016
so much time on the computer and still errors made, I.e. incorrect phone number to call for tests.
100

09/18/2016
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

09/18/2016
Appreciate the personal attention from my care provider, I feel that they care about me.
60

09/13/2016
provider was very methodical in her appointment and did not listen to health concerns.
90

09/11/2016
Very helpful.
90

09/05/2016
very good physician
100

09/05/2016
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.
100

08/31/2016
Dr. Luu is the Best Dr.she treats our whole family and several friends.Would never want to change Dr's
100

08/31/2016
She is very professional, attentive, caring, knowledgable, and tender at heart. She is the best. I reccomened her all the time!!!
90

08/22/2016
Very good
100

08/17/2016
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

08/16/2016
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

08/15/2016
The best for the last 20+ years.
100

08/03/2016
Dr. Vien Luu gives me options of approach to care - like that.
100

07/17/2016
My provider & I have been together 11 years.
100

07/14/2016
I was impressed by the fact that Dr. Luu was able to access my medical records from another care provider. It was very helpful having the last mammogram & Pap results.
100

06/29/2016
[...] She really listens to what I am saying and takes it into account. I also appreciate using the online system where I can ask questions via email. I use this often and she replies right away
90

06/08/2016
I especially liked how I could get my blood drawn in the clinic immediately downstairs! I also got results the same day. The only suggestion I have is to have the clinic call and follow up that there are results available. Getting notifications online only (even with doctor notes) feels very sterile and impersonal.
100

06/08/2016
Always interested in my wellbeing
70

06/02/2016
[...] I am on MyChart and can look up my own test results and see her comments. I can also interpret them because I am an RN. My last visit with Dr. Vuu was after she got back from vacation, and it seems she was rather rushed.
100

06/01/2016
I am very comfortable talking with Dr. Luu. She has always answered questions fully and understandably. I never feel rushed during my visits with her. The After Visit Summary is much appreciated.
100

05/24/2016
I have nothing but compliments for the staff and my doctor.
100

05/14/2016
Dr. Luu is the best physician. She has taken care of me and my husband for several years.
100

05/08/2016
Dr Luu was complete and pleasant as always.
100

05/03/2016
very good response & diagnosis.
100

04/27/2016
EXCELLENT consistently!!!!!!
90

04/26/2016
addressed my problem well
70

04/26/2016
In the past when I've needed to speak to a Dr. he or she would return my call, probably later in the day. I was told Dr. Luu doesn't answer phone calls. Also, I didn't receive a phone call to explain the outcome of the tests that were done. I really like My Chart but there should be a little personal contact.
100

04/24/2016
Dr. Luu is a good listener and cares about my health needs.
100

04/24/2016
Received very good care and follow up.
70

04/05/2016
Had blood test and EKG. I received the results thru MyChart within 24-hours. However, I didn't hear from a doctor or get some type of feedback in regards to the results until four days later. I had to call the doctor to schedule a follow up, which I think it would make some sense for the doctor to follow up with results or narrative of the results of the blood test and EKG.
60

04/05/2016
didn't seem sympathetic
100

04/05/2016
[...] AND DR. LUU ARE THE BEST. [...] DR. LUU IS SUCH A GOOD DOCTOR IT IS WORTH GOING OVER TO THE WESTSIDE
100

04/03/2016
very good!
100

03/27/2016
Dr. Luu has been helpful and knowledgeable. I am very satisfied with my care.
60

03/22/2016
She is very nice and well-intentioned, I believe. But nobody my age and my general health level goes to a doctor on a whim. I came with a very specific concern related to anxiety, and I came as a last resort. I do not want to be told to try Yoga. That comes off as demeaning and sounds like I'm exaggerating or making something up, when i try to explain that this is something I've dealt with and fairly successfully self-managed my whole adult life. [...]
100

03/22/2016
Long phone wait when calling reception for appointments.
100

03/20/2016
Always has been responsive to my care. I have called with questions, referrels, emergency care. Dr Lu and her assistant is professional and personable of the highest order.
100

03/13/2016
Service is very good .
100

03/08/2016
Excellent
100

03/08/2016
Dr. Luu is the savviest and most common sense doctor I have ever had.
100

02/23/2016
Good care provider
100

02/23/2016
We love Dr Luu. She is our family's primary care provider.
90

02/14/2016
She is very good.
100

02/10/2016
Convenient to travel to and park. Good appt. scheduling and ALWAYS concerned about my well being.
80

02/09/2016
Dr Vien Luu is very attentive and caring. My husband recently transferred to her care.
100

02/07/2016
Dr. Luu has been my doctor for several years and I am completely satisfied with her care.
100

02/02/2016
Very consistent on reminding me about the importance of good health specially about my being high blood sugar.