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 495
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.

4.9 out of 5 (111 Ratings, 35 Comments)

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09/02/2016
Dr. Tam spent good amount of time explaining the results of test & explaining in detail.
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08/21/2016
Had to wait 2+ months to see her!
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08/16/2016
Good experiences.
80

08/09/2016
This was the first time I saw Dr. Tam. [...] Dr. Tam has recommended an angiogram which will be performed by someone else who I have not met yet. While I like women doctors, it seems a little off putting that she saw me three weeks before her [...] leave as a new patient to her, and she will be gone for however long her leave is. It seems to me that someone should be looking at the timing of the first visit. [...]
100

07/31/2016
pleased with the attention and time given me.
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07/28/2016
Dr. Tam is absolutely wonderful.
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07/24/2016
I was very impressed with dr Tam. This was my first time seeing her and I found her easy to talk to and attentive.
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07/19/2016
Dr. Lori Tam is intelligent, professional, organized and attentive. She is able to explain things in a patient and concise manner.Staff is knowledgable, polite, kind and helpful.
70

07/07/2016
Primary wanted me to see Dr. Tam ASAP due to very low blood pressure and lightheadedness. When I called for appointment to see Dr. Tam, I was not able to get an appointment for four weeks. I called my Primary and her office called Dr. Tam's office, and only then did they respond to me to reduce one medication and see Dr Tam in one week. my condition improved slowly with the change in medication, and blood pressure was near normal when I finally did get to see Fr. Tam.
100

06/29/2016
VERY COMPASSIONATE AND FRIENDLY
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06/19/2016
Dr. Tam is my cardiologist - and does provide excellent specialty care.
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06/13/2016
Dr. Tam is excellent!
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06/10/2016
Dr Tam is always prepared when I visit. It is apparent she has reviewed my information to prepare for my visit. She is friendly and seems very genuine in her concern for my health. I can't say enough about how glad I am that she is my cardiologist.
80

06/02/2016
She showed an unusual sensitivity to geriatric concerns.
90

05/08/2016
She was wonderful!!
100

05/05/2016
It was so calming and comforting.
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05/04/2016
Dr. Tam also made inquiries on some of my personal experiences discussed a year ago! That was very nice that she was interested/cared. I like her very much, as well as respect her clinical knowledge and approach.
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05/03/2016
Everyone was cheerful & acted like they were happy to be a part of my care. I never felt just like a number or like I was rushed.
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05/01/2016
This was my first visit with this provider and she spent an hour with me. She took a lot of time to learn about my situation beyond what was in my records.
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04/19/2016
Greatly reduced my anxiety about have an angiogram
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03/29/2016
For a first visit with the provider I was extremely satisfied with the thoroughness of her exam and interest in me.
90

03/28/2016
I have had nothing but a positive experience w/Dr. Tam. She is kind, she listens and always professional -
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03/15/2016
It did take several days to receive information on the tests ordered!! They did finally come from someone in the Dr's office!!
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03/10/2016
She was excellent.
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03/02/2016
Dr. Tam seemed very well qualified and I have absolute confidence in the care she will be providing me.
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03/02/2016
Dr. Tam was very thorough and easy to understand. Very kind, smart doctor.
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03/01/2016
Dr. Tam is excellent very caring, explains things very well.
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02/28/2016
Excelant care, made me very comfortable and answered my questions.
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02/23/2016
Dr. Tam is an excellent physician!
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02/23/2016
the best...
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02/10/2016
This was my first time seeing Dr. Tam and I think she will be a good fit for my health problems. She took the time to ask questions about my overall health. She ask questions about the medicines I was taking and if I knew what I was taking them for.
100

12/30/2015
Dr. Tam is excellent. She is by far the best doctor I have ever seen. She is very clear about explanations, answers questions thoughtfully and with a little humor.
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11/29/2015
Dr. Tam listens Dr. Tam cares How lucky am I !!!!
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11/15/2015
Made me feel confident in my care and in very good hands
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11/11/2015
Dr Tam is very attentive to my health concerns. She gave advice that is genuinely pertinent to my emotional and physical well being. I highly regard her humanitarianism and professionalism.