Vinh Lam

Family medicine doctor

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Dr. Vinh Lam is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population health. He earned his MD from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and chose to stay in Los Angeles to complete his family medicine residency training at UCLA. During his training, Dr. Lam developed a strong interest in teaching and medical education through his involvement with resident education and the graduate medical education committee. He also spent 1 year as a resident informaticist where he also became very interested in informatics, medical technology, and innovative solutions to improving patient health outcomes and decreasing physician burnout. Dr. Lam enjoys caring for patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics, performing office-based procedures, and prioritizing preventative care.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Lam loves to travel with his family, dabbles in photography and videography, and enjoys attempting to recreate meals he has had while traveling with his wife.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2020)
  • Residency: UCLA Family Medicine Residency (2020) CA
  • Medical Education: UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine Registrar (2017) CA

Practice Locations

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9000

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(79 Ratings)

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Dr.Lam is great! Professional, personable, communicates clearly and us a great listener. He shares his thinking and conclusions so one understands his treatment rationale. He also provided advice on preventing further problems as well as steps to take if a lack of improvement. I highly recommend him to others
Excellent doctor
He was professional and focused and picked up on my discomforts from the cold and eye infection. All good.
Dr. Lam is excellent. He listened to my concerns and he is very thorough in assessing my condition.
All good
Dr. Lam explained well what could be the causes of my problem and told me how to take care of it before I pick up the prescription.
Very helpful and informative.
My first impression is that he is a good, thorough Doctor.
Dr Lam was very nice, got right to the point, got my test ordered right away. I am very happy with the visit.
Dr. Lam did an excellent job answering my questions and concerns and laying out the next steps for my case.
Dr. Lam was terrific.
He was professional amd knowledgeable.
Kind, warm, reassuring. Knowledgable. Familiar with my issues and the expected aftermath of having shingles. I could see myself being comfortable having Dr. Lam as a primary care doctor. He listens.
Good doctor
He did a great job
Awesome doctor - I appreciated him taking the time to explain stuff to me.
Dr. Lam is great!
I am extremely pleased with Doctor Lam on his knowledge, care, and thoroughness. I highly recommend him to other patients.
He was great, would recommend him
Dr Vinh Lam explained how he was going to help and outlined the several steps to be taken
He was professional and kind and very willing to help me.
Dr Lam was very thorough to listen to all I had to say and was courteous and concerned about giving me the best care
Very nice person and and thoughtful physician
Dr Lam listened to me and asked appropriate questions. Easy to communicate
Thank you for talking this through.
he was great
Dr. Lam listened well, and his demeanor indicated that he had all the time in the world to help me figure my issue out. I was extremely impressed and grateful.
He is a wonder person and provider and he will be missed.
Dr. Lam is an excellent doctor and I will miss him greatly.
I got all my questions answered
A friendly, pleasant doctor, who listens carefully to main points of my visit. His affable manner is an asset as some doctors are too intense and severe.
Dr Vinh Lam is the best. Thank you so much.
Dr. Lam is an exceptional doctor who is both kind and well-informed.
I was impressed with his communication style, as listened to my concerns and questions. He is very calm and focused, that helped me a lot, as needed to reach out for help with current health concerns and future plans for a healthy diet and counselling for pressing issues. Very grateful!
Office staff was friendly, professional, sanitary. Dr. Lam is a great PCP. Listens to you, attentive, knowledgeable, explains things well.
I got some answers from my Doctor to help me my issue.
Dr Lam is very responsive and helpful
He has provided excellent service, addressed my questions. Glad to see him
Dr. Lam was an exceptional listener, thorough in his exam, and provided clear next steps.
I am happy to be a patient of Dr. Lam
Dr. Lam was excellent!
Engaged clinician with a great demeanor/bedside manner
I like working with Dr. Lam
He was very attentive and respectful
He handled the video and follow up well
dr lam was very good and caring and listien to PT I AM really appreciated he made a time to see me as soon as possible
He is a good doctor
I am very happy with Doctor Lam, My daughter family too
Great doctor, is respectful, thoroughly explains everything and takes him time listening. Very knowledgeable and helpful too
Dr Lam is Professional, knowledgeable, patient, personable and a great teacher to summarize a lot of data to make sense!
Dr. Lam took his time to listen to my issues which were beyond a routine physical. He listened to what I said and acted on my concerns.
First time I've met with Dr Lam. I would do it again.
I left him a message and he got back to me very promptly for a video call. He is easy to talk to and I felt like a respected partner in my care.
I like Doctor Vinh Lam because he really care about my health and he asks some questionnaire make me have to think it if that happen again
My PCP always helps me and.take care.I always
Love the man
Dr Lam is great. He understand and care about my issues and provided very informative answers.
Very personable. Listened to me and was attentive to my needs.
Care and good listener
Dr. Lam was thorough in his assessment and provided wholesome advice for long term solution to my health concern
Dr. Lam did a great job and was nice to meet with him.
Great visit, as always. Thanks for the advice!
keep up the good work
well organized friendly staff.
thank you for helping me
He is very proactive on my feedback.
Still couldn't connect with him. It must be my phone
Dr. Lam has great inter-personal skills and excellent medical knowledge. We really appreciated the assurances he provided.
It was a pleasure discussing my concerns w Dr. Lam.
I was very pleased with the care and concern I received.
Great dr
The doctor Vinh Lam is an excelente doctor !!
Dr. Lam is an excellent physician (for both face-to-face and video visits). He is very practical, listens to the patient, understands and provides good treatment.
Dr. Lam was punctual. He is a good listener. He addressed my concerns and came up with a plan of action. He refocused me when I went off subject. He stated what steps will be taken to resolve my issue.
Thank you: Dr Lam for your video time to give me medical advice.
he's great !
He is an excellent doctor. He listened and communicated well with me.
Excellent communication, caring, thorough.
I am so happy to have you as my Doctor.
Very kind & thoughtful. Thank you.
Competent Friendly To the point
Very much
Dr Lam is wonderful!
Very professional, caring doctor. He answered all my questions and explained everything thoroughly.
Very efficient scheduling and check-in. On time. Great staff and doctor. Very personable, caring, and professional.
Very grateful for his time and care
I do always recommend Stanford F.P.
He is a very knowledgeable doctor.
Excellent doctor, he’s able to explain all the concerns clearly.
Dr. Lam was very professional and show interest in my medical welfare and was very helpful.
Very good Dr. Understanding…
Thank you Doctor
I feel confident and open with Dr Lam
I like my doctor He help me with my questions
Great communicator, very clear and easy to understand. Shows genuine care and focus on my wellness.
Thank you
excellent listener
I my opinion, Dr. Lam was thorough and knowledgeable. I was very satisfied with the meeting.
Dr. Lam is a replacement to my former primary doctor, Dr. Nawal Johansen who took care of me for over a decade or so. In my 3 interaction with Dr. Lam since he took over as my primary physician I found him confident and can inspire confidence. He listens to my problems and can understand why I am seeing him. He asks simple and relevant questions and does not rush to treatments. He takes my concerns and inputs seriously. He treats me with courtesy and respect. I will feel secure with Dr. Lam in the coming visits.
Dr. Lam is very professional and compassionate. I'm very pleased.
This was a great first visit. Thank you very much.
Vinh Lam was very congenial and helpful. Plus he was understanding and addressed my issues. My video visit was just the right doctor visit during Covid!
He was very helpful, including on my primary topic, and a couple of related topics.
The video visit was my first encounter with Dr. Lam. He was friendly, positive, professional and supportive. I look forward to meeting him in person and building a relationship to address my healthcare needs.
Dr. Vinh Lam is a great physician. Listens to the patient well. Answers all questions and concerns.
Very patient, caring and concerned for for my well being. I consider myself lucky that is my new PCP.
Excellent bedside manner. Very thorough.
He was very clear and he listened well.
I look forward to having Dr Lam as the primary care physician for me and my family.
Excellent doctor. Looking forward to meet him in person.
He's so nice and patient.
Dr Lam was personable, concise, knowledgeable and interested in becoming my primary care physician. I was very pleased with this first meeting.
He was great.
Dr. Lam was very personable and attentive during my video visit. He's such a nice and caring provider.
He was amazing
Great Doctor! Answered all my questions thoroughly and succintly.
Thorough & kind provider
Dr. Lam was courteous and knowledgeable, exactly what I have come to expect of Stanford doctors. We particularly appreciated Dr. Lam’s efficiency in prescribing medication for my child. The prescription was ready for pick-up faster than she needed the relief.
Dr. Vinh Lam is an excellent doctor I would recommend to anybody.
Fine Doctor. Sorry to be moving away, relocating.
Dr. Lam is outstanding. I wish I had found him sooner. He is very caring, patient, kind, and professional.
Excellent Doctor who is very thorough and pleasant to work with. Thx Dorcas
He was very clear and helpful. Also made appropiate questions regarding my health and other information he needed.
My visit was great: I felt very comfortable and the conversation went smoothly.
Dr Lam is first rate! He is approachable and very competent. I am glad he is my primary care doctor.
Dr. Lam was very kind and addressed all of my needs.
He was kind and thoughtful.
Very professional
This is my first meeting with Dr. Vinh Lam. He asked the right questions, listened carefully and updated my health immediately. He is excellent.
I'm glad he's my doctor. :-)
Seem like a good doctor and person
Thanks for all the information that you have provided.
I liked meeting Dr Lam virtually and hope there is a time in the future where we can meet physically for the extra care capability that it will bring.

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