Biography & Education

Biography

Thuy-Tien Pham, M.D., says she knew from the moment she decided to be a doctor, she would go into primary care because she enjoys helping people and building long-term relationships. “I enjoy getting to know my patients,” she says. “I like being able to help them in a variety of situations, whether they are healthy, in need of preventive care or ill.”

Her more important role as a physician, Dr. Pham says, is to “act as a guide so my patients can choose what is best for their health and navigate the complexities of our health care system.”

Dr. Pham earned her medical degree from Creighton University in Nebraska. She completed her internship and residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from University of Portland.

A native Oregonian, Dr. Pham volunteers overseas when she has the opportunity and has been to Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Guatemala. She speaks Vietnamese and basic Spanish as well as English. When she’s not working, she enjoys cooking and trying new foods.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education

Medical degree: Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

Dr. Pham is board certified in internal medicine. 

Languages
  • English
  • Vietnamese

Care Locations

9135 SW Barnes Road
Suite 763
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 971-282-0116

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.7 out of 5 (144 Ratings, 43 Comments)

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09/29/2017
She is exceptional, thorough, compassionate & committed to solving my health care issues.
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09/20/2017
Dr. Pham was nice but I originally called to get an appointment at this clinic in July. I was scheduled with Dr. [...] for Sept -- that was the soonest I could be seen. I needed to get established with a new doctor (my old one moved out of town and the practice no longer accepting [...] Insurance) and I was also dealing with extreme stress and needed help right away. Then when Sept appt came, Dr. [...] cancelled on me the day before. I tried to get someone at the clinic to help me - no one returning my calls. Finally went through main Prov number to get an appointment later with Dr. Pham. This clinic is stretched way too thin. Communication with staff very frustrating. Even when I visited with Dr. Pham and she ran an EKG on my heart, she never gave me results...
100

09/06/2017
Contacting the office, via Mychart, isn't good. They do not respond in a timely manner. And I was told that it takes 2 weeks to get Dr approval to continue a med I've been on for a long time. Seriously?
100

09/06/2017
it was great.
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08/28/2017
I've seen Doctor Pham twice. I've had great visits with her. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and provides a solution. Her team seems very knowledgeable and they are very courteous I most definitely would recommend Doctor Pham and her team to my friends and family.
100

08/27/2017
Dr. Pham always takes the time to address a problem if it comes up during the visit and generally appears to care about my health. She has also called after office hours she she perceives my need to be urgent.
90

08/23/2017
First visit with Dr. Pham, very professional, helpful and knowledgeable.
100

08/21/2017
showed concern and devised a plan of action!
70

08/02/2017
"Drugs" are NOT the only treatment/solution to health. I think doctors have become more of a drug dealer than a health expert.
80

07/26/2017
I have been told a couple of times that I would be given a referral to a podiatrist, still has not happened. Was told that I needed to get a back xray that day. That did not happen, nor have I been contacted to make an appointment for the back xray.
100

07/26/2017
I am very thankful for my doctor. She is really knowledgeable and has a great attitude. Dr Pham is my favorite doctor ever.
90

07/24/2017
Had a very positive experience with Dr Pham. Having been an RN for 30 years, have much experience with Dr's and was impressed with her. She forwarded med orders to [...] for my refills, which helped.
60

07/19/2017
Just felt that the answers given to me were a bit wishy washy and not clear and I was sent for more tests and every called about the results only on "mychart" did I see them
100

06/28/2017
She is absolutely awesome and I feel so comfortable having her as my Dr.
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06/28/2017
Dr. Pham was great! Such a great professional. Very curteous and great listener. Helped me with all my questions. I will be recommending her to anyone looking for a primary care physician.
100

06/21/2017
dr. pham has a very approachable attitude..makes it easy to discuss concerns with her...excellent " people" skills...genuine, not forced...
100

06/07/2017
[...], Receptionist is very customer services driven and pleasure to get a person signed in. When I was looking for doctor, I preferred younger doctor, female that I could somewhat interview @ 1st visit. Doctor Pham V Thuy-Tien is excellent with Listening and getting to know me as patient. I think that I have the best doctor @ Providence...
100

05/31/2017
Dr. Pham is one of the kindest and knowledgeable providers I've ever had. I felt like she really cared about me which I've found to be quite rare.
90

05/25/2017
She is an excellent member of group C. She made sure that she reviewed my somewhat unusual file before meeting with me.
100

05/24/2017
I was extremely happy with the whole experience.
100

05/17/2017
very good doctor..
100

04/17/2017
Dr Pham is awesome. I was afraid I might not find a doctor as good as Dr. [...] when he left, but Dr. Pham has exceeded my expectations entirely.
90

04/13/2017
This was my first visit with this doctor and I'm very happy with her. She made me feel comfortable and made me feel that she is very well educated.
100

03/29/2017
Very satisfied with the care I received.
100

03/25/2017
Dr. Pham is wonderful. She is knowledgeable, caring, very nice and a good listener who is easy to talk to and approach.
70

03/23/2017
my concern is the Dr didn't wash her hands before or after examination.
100

03/22/2017
This was my first visit with this doctor and I am confident it will be a good relationship
100

01/03/2017
Excellent rapport! I really appreciate Dr. Pham's attentiveness, receptiveness, and sensitivity. She handled specialist referrals and all my concerns in our visit.
100

12/19/2016
Dr. Pham provided clear and thoughtful explanations. She was encouraging and also realistic. I was also impressed with her knowledge of current practices and their potential future impact.
80

11/24/2016
my appointment was good.all I did was get a refill for my medicine I take daily.
70

11/14/2016
Since being with my current provider, not the provider that i saw this last visit. It has been increasingly more difficult to obtain appointments and for the provider to keep them. Its difficult and frustrating to talk to someone about your health and issues when you are meeting someone new each visit. There is no continuity of care with this team and these providers. Also, when calling in to schedule the receptionist that takes the calls are very short and rude over the phone, as if they are the ones that are inconvenienced.
90

11/09/2016
Dr. Pham is knowledgeable and a very good listener.
100

11/01/2016
Dr Pham so far is 'excellent' Care Provider that looks @ the now and the long term care. I think she has the patient care and need foremost. I'm satisfy and fortune to have her as my Care Provider. I did quiet a bit of research in your system and was looking for Doctor that wasn't getting ready to retire...
100

10/06/2016
Always have a great experience with my provider.
80

10/03/2016
This was first visit and I was very impressed wit her relaxed style, general knowledge and she listened as much as she talked. I felt cared. She answered all of my concerns and I felt that she truly cared. She is exactly what I want in a primary care physician.
100

09/30/2016
Everyone was very caring.
100

09/28/2016
I've seem Dr PHam twice (maybe 3?) and both visits were very pleasant.she rembered me from my first visit with her. she talked to me as a concerned Dr. very pleasant Dr
100

09/26/2016
Great medical team. Dr. [...]-Team including Dr. Phan and [...] are wonderful. I am very happy receiving the medical care so far. Thank you.
100

09/26/2016
she was very attentive & professional....I will decinately go back to her when necessary.
100

09/21/2016
Dr. Pham is a wonderful health care provider. She is knowledgeable but also personable and sensitive.
100

09/19/2016
I was fortunate and bless to get the care provider (Ms Thuy). I researched many bio and I believe this is the care provider that fit my needs and medical prevention as I transition to senior.
100

09/12/2016
Dr Pham is amazing I'm so pleased to have found such a great provider.
70

09/01/2016
Receptionist [...] was terrible. [...] I felt like he could care less what I needed, he gave me bad information telling me to visit urgent care and wasting hours of my day. He speaks in a condescending tone and tried to twist my words when I was talking with him. [...]