Tom Chau, MD, MBA Providence Medical Group

Primary care physician; Faculty instructor, Providence Medical Group at St. Vincent
Languages: English
Specialties:
Professional Statement
Tom Chau, M.D., takes a collaborative approach to care. "As a partner in health, I will give my patients the best information and guidance I can," he says. "At the same time, I ask my patients to be active participants in their own health." In his practice, he emphasizes wellness, healthy living and efficient care. "As health is the ultimate goal, I support the safe and prudent use of complementary and alternative therapies when medically appropriate." Dr. Chau received his medical degree from the University of Colorado in Denver. He completed his internship and residency at the University of California, San Diego, where he was elected chief resident. In addition, he holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Colorado. Dr. Chau was born in Taiwan and grew up in Boulder, Colo. He is an avid hiker, connoisseur of food and amateur chef of fusion cuisine. Personal Statement: A music teacher once told me, "The mind is a sponge that can't absorb water if it's clenched too tight. It absorbs best when it's lightly supported." I think Providence St. Vincent is one of those rare places where people are supported to learn and be the best they can be.
Education
Institution
Type
Year
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical School
2005
Veterans Affairs Medical Center (San Diego)
Residency
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal glucose metabolism
  • abnormal pap
  • abrasion
  • acne
  • allergic rhinitis
  • alopecia areata
  • anemia
  • ankle injury
  • anxiety
  • anxiety disorder
  • appendicitis
  • arthralgia
  • arthropathy
  • asthma
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • back pain
  • blood in stool
  • breast lump
  • bronchitis
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervicitis
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • chronic tonsillitis
  • congenital heart disease
  • conjunctivitis
  • constipation
  • contact dermatitis
  • corns
  • cough
  • croup
  • depression
  • diarrhea
  • diverticulosis
  • dizziness
  • dysuria
  • eczema
  • endometriosis
  • epidermoid cysts
  • epilepsy
  • erectile dysfunction
  • failure to thrive
  • fever of unknown origin
  • fibroids
  • follicular cyst of ovary
  • gastroenteritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gout
  • headache
  • hematuria
  • hemophilia
  • hemorrhoids
  • influenza
  • ingrowing toenail
  • ingrown nail
  • insect bites
  • knee injuries
  • leg pain
  • meningitis
  • menometrorrhagia
  • menopause
  • menstrual disorders
  • neck pain
  • neck sprain
  • osteoarthritis
  • peptic ulcer
  • peripheral edema
  • peripheral vascular diseases
  • pneumonia
  • prediabetes
  • pregnancy
  • prostatitis
  • psoriasis
  • pulmonary infections
  • rectal bleeding
  • rosacea
  • rotator cuff injury
  • shortness of breath
  • shoulder sprain
  • sinusitis
  • skin ulcer
  • sleep disorders
  • strep throat
  • sunburn
  • tenosynovitis
  • tobacco abuse
  • type 2 diabetes
  • type I diabetes
  • urinary tract infection
  • urticaria
  • varicella virus
  • venous insufficiency
  • vulvovaginitis
  • warts
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

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.

4.7 out of 5 (76 Ratings, 22 Comments)


100

12/25/2017
Dr. Chau is always professional and polite. Answers any questions I might have.
100

12/08/2017
I leave it up to Dr. Chau to make the decision if specialty care is needed. He does an excellent job coordinating these appointments, and follow ups.
100

11/16/2017
[...] Doctors and staff are great.
70

11/01/2017
I normally correspond by electronic medical record. I have always received a prompt response. I was able to reach the medical staff for a question when I had a urgent medical condition
60

10/30/2017
I do not feel like I was given a very hasty exam, and didn't leave the office feeling like I made any further progress or knew the cause of my issues
100

10/13/2017
Always very good!
100

09/27/2017
Dr Chau listened to my son about his concern about my being on so many drugs, and one that I had been taking for quite a long time, and should have only been taking for a short time. [...] problems arose and this drug was the problem. Dr Chau agreed to looking at all my drugs I was taking and the need to see if I still need them or maybe less. I expressed a concern about my Glucose level on a lab, so I will be doing a new lab for that as well. I am very pleased with my appointment and Dr Chau.
100

09/25/2017
Dr. Chau is a fine Doctor. My confidence in him is HIGH.
100

09/21/2017
Finally I have a Dr that cares. [...]
100

08/22/2017
Dr. Chow is the best - I always have good experiences when I see him.
60

07/26/2017
All good.
40

06/29/2017
Sensitive visit to start with (breast) insensitivity made worse.
80

05/25/2017
Dr Chau came in wearing a mask over his face with no explanation. [...] I felt he should have explained this to me because the mask often made it difficult for me to understand what he was saying
90

04/20/2017
Dr. Chau has been MD for a long time. I always feel he addresses my concerns and treats when required. I use My Chart between visits. I always receive immediate feedback for my questions and problems.
90

04/12/2017
Dr. Chau is a very good primary care provider. He gently, but persistently, nudges one in the direction of better health behaviors.
80

04/05/2017
The student who came in and actually talked to me was so thoughtful & caring. The dr. himself was fine but terse & not much feeing. He was deferring more to her.
100

03/14/2017
Extremely competent and caring in every aspect.
100

01/30/2017
I am very happy with Providence
100

01/25/2017
Dr Chau is very concerned and in tune with my medical condition. He is kind and caring.
90

01/16/2017
Understanding,thoughtful and caring.
100

01/11/2017
we communicate a lot on my chart. Dr. Chau responds promptly. I've never had negative experience with doctor. He the best PCP I've ever had.
100

12/07/2016
My Chart is great. Dr. Chau gets back to me almost immediately and labs are promptly posted
 
Providence Medical Group-St. Vincent
9205 Southwest Barnes Road Suite MT-2800
Portland, OR 97225
503-216-7488
Affiliated Facilities
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center