Biography & Education

Biography

In her cardiology practice, Lori Tam, M.D., believes that her most important role as a health care provider is to serve as a patient advocate and educator. "I like to educate my patients about their health conditions and empower them to make wise and effective decisions about their lifestyle and maintaining optimal cardiovascular health," she says.

Dr. Tam wants to encourage her patients to feel comfortable asking her questions about their health and cardiac concerns. She believes all patients deserve high-quality, compassionate care.

After earning her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Dr. Tam completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a cardiology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She is board certified in internal medicine, and her clinical interests include coronary artery disease and cardiac imaging.

Dr. Tam was born and raised in Portland and speaks fluent Cantonese. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Areas of expertise

Cardiology, internal medicine

Education

Medical degree: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston
Fellowship: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Languages
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • English

Care Locations

315 SE Stone Mill Drive
Suite 220
Vancouver, WA 98684
9427 SW Barnes Road
Suite 498
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-0950

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Internal Medicine
Conditions Treated
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.

4.8 out of 5 (92 Ratings, 25 Comments)

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06/17/2015
Dr. Tam is the best there is. She is caring, understanding and compassionate. She helped me change my life and my quality of life to the better in a non-threatening and helpful way. No other doctor that I've encountered has had those qualities or capabilities.
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100

05/25/2015
I love Providence!...and I love Dr. Tam!
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90

05/19/2015
I was referred to Dr. Tam by my PCP and was very pleased with the appointment. She seemed to be very kind and concerned about me and my health issue and set up a stress test for me. I was very comfortable talking to her and felt that she took plenty of time with me.
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100

05/12/2015
Excellent in every way!
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100

04/29/2015
I was able to get an appointment quickly, and my concerns were addressed with professionalism.
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100

04/27/2015
Excellent doctor, precise, assertive, helpful.
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80

04/22/2015
I think that Dr. Tam is good Dr. But I was very unhappy with her assistant. [...]
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100

03/09/2015
Dr Tam is excellent I have the up most confidence in her ability and her concern for me.
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90

01/25/2015
Dr. Tam seems like a very knowledgeable and courteous doctor.
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100

01/21/2015
Dr. Tam and her assistants, we're very helpful, knew what I needed gave me literature to help me along the way and sent me in the area for followups.
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100

01/01/2015
Very pleased with Dr. Lori Tam. She is very attentive and compashinate.
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12/30/2014
Dr. Tam was extremely kind, thorough in her responses to my questions, knowledgeable and excellent communication skills.
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100

12/28/2014
She was just outstanding. Very good listener and explained things very well so that someone without an MD could understand. I will definitely be recommending Dr. Tam to any family and friends who need a cardiologist.
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12/18/2014
She very kind and explains things to so you.she commutacion with my other doctors
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100

12/17/2014
Dr. Tam is excellent all around. Spent more time than expected to listen and explain my situation. She inspires confidence in her medical knowledge and was careful to be sure I have adequate testing/care, without over prescribing the same. Follow up schedule is reasonable and fits the problem at hand. She personally called me with a test result. That is going above and beyond the usual medical experience. My husband, [...] sat in on the appointment and was impressed and satisfied with Dr. Tam's explanations and care.
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90

11/30/2014
Medication was prescribed at the wrong dose.
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11/18/2014
knowledgeable, thorough, pleasant
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100

11/16/2014
Outstanding service. Feel I received all the care I needed. I had X-Rays and blood work done prior to my last visit. That was good for discussion and future treatment. The written information received at the end of the appointment is outstanding and occasionally reviewed. Very Very happy with all aspects of Dr. Tam and Staff. Thank you.
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100

11/04/2014
I love that I can use my chart to send messages that are non emergency. Lori always assures and gives me clarification with patience and compassion!!!
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100

10/29/2014
Dr. Tan is excellent. She is very clear and explains carefully.
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100

10/01/2014
Dr. Tam answered all our questions and seemed interested in coming to a conclusion after getting results from all the tests she asked to be done. Very personable, calm, professional and reassuring.
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09/18/2014
She is a very caring Droctor allways tells me i could call at any time answer all my questions
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100

09/15/2014
Love Dr Tam....she is wonderful!
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100

09/07/2014
Dr. Lori Tam is very caring and professional. I was thrilled to find her as a practitioner.
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100

09/02/2014
First visit with Dr. Tam. Very impressed with her concern and compassion. Hsave utmost confidence in her. Thsanks for her service to me. [...]
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