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.

4.5 out of 5 (156 Ratings, 52 Comments)

100

04/27/2016
EXCELLENT consistently!!!!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/26/2016
addressed my problem well
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/24/2016
Dr. Luu is a good listener and cares about my health needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/24/2016
Received very good care and follow up.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

04/05/2016
didn't seem sympathetic
Providence Health & Services Patient
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
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/03/2016
very good!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/27/2016
Dr. Luu has been helpful and knowledgeable. I am very satisfied with my care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/22/2016
Long phone wait when calling reception for appointments.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/13/2016
Service is very good .
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/08/2016
Excellent
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

02/23/2016
Good care provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/23/2016
We love Dr Luu. She is our family's primary care provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/14/2016
She is very good.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

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

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

02/02/2016
Very consistent on reminding me about the importance of good health specially about my being high blood sugar.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/16/2016
My provider provide excellent care. She listened to my needs and shows conserns, she is very sentitive to my feelings. I always feel comfortable around her and can be open. I highly recomend her as a primary care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/05/2016
Dr Luu is a great doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/29/2015
Everything is perfect. I am very happy with Dr. Luu. I am very lucky to have Dr. Luu is my provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/15/2015
I requested lab work BEFORE the routine appointment. Vien Luu ordered the requested lab work, which was indicated, and informed me of results as soon as they were available, via My Chart. This facilitated our discussion and plan [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/15/2015
Dr Luu is always very responsive. If she doesn't know the answer she will immediately refer to a specialist. The specialists she has referred me to have all been top notch.
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12/05/2015
All good. She does listen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/04/2015
this was my first visit . . . so far so good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/01/2015
Dr. Luu is a good listener and provides direct responses to questions and concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
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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
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