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, 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 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
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 (130 Ratings, 35 Comments)

100

11/24/2015
Dr Luu is exceptional. Both my mom and I use her as our primary care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/18/2015
This was my first appointment with your facility. I was pleased. My concerns have been addressed and I have been referred to the specialists I need.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/17/2015
good experiences with my care provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/10/2015
Dr. appears to be genuinely interested in my medical problems/concerns [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/10/2015
Always get fantastic service and medical care
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/10/2015
I feel I am very fortunate to have Dr Luu as my PPC!!!!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/01/2015
I have found Dr Luu to be an excellent doctor, I am so happy, my wife and I are able to see her. I feel she has my best interest in mind and value her advice.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/27/2015
I think this care provider is just great in every way. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/20/2015
Always very comfortable with Dr Luu.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2015
My husband needed to change doctors, and based on my positive experience with Dr. Luu, he is now her patient as well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/13/2015
I just met her for my first Primary Care check-up, since I'm newer to the area and have new insurance. The check up was very short, but I had tests done and I think I got what I needed
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/04/2015
My visit was scheduled by the 24-hour nurse and the doctor's assistant did not have it on her schedule. As a result, I did not see the doctor until approximately 20 minutes past my scheduled appointment time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/29/2015
Although very busy I always feel listened to and understood. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/18/2015
Dr Luu is always prompt, open, and right on target!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/13/2015
Dr Luu is also the primary care physician for another member of my family. We love her friendliness, patience and respect for us as patients.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/06/2015
good service
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/18/2015
I have the best care provider. I am very fortunate.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/11/2015
I have been absent from Healthcare for a year or so. Dr. Luu is very competent.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

07/28/2015
[...]. Most times during my visits my Dr. always says if the issue continues in another week or 2 to make a return visit, even if I informed her that I had dealt with the pain for a couple weeks or more before I made the appointment to avoid having to return and pay another copayment,[...] Example; with this current visit, I've had pains with severe pain attacks with certain movements in or near my hip replacement periodically daily. This is a reoccurring issue which has come and gone over several years. I dealt with these pains for 2 1/2 weeks, until I was at my wits end, before making appointment to avoid being told at my appointment to return back in a week if it doesn't get any better. After my X-ray and nothing wrong was found with my hip replacement I'm told to give it another week before seeing my Orthopedic specialist. So I have to deal with these pains for another week, than again another week or two before my specialist can get me in. I'm usually dealing with multiple pain issues at a time so I feel like I've been on a merry-go-round for years. What happened to the days when doctors had time to listen and care about trying to resolve the issue, now they are being rushed to get to their next patient!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/26/2015
very responsive to my medical condition.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

07/07/2015
She is very thorough And professional
Providence Health & Services Patient
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