Ben Ly, MD

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Internal Medicine, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:



English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

Where I see patients

About Me:

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ly is a primary care physician at Legacy Medical Group-Northwest. He received his medical degree from the OHSU School of Medicine, and completed residency at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He enjoys treating patients from all walks of life and has a special interest in transgender care. Prior to medical school, he worked in finance and developed a practice of investing early and redeeming dividends later. He uses the same principles in medicine, helping patients invest into their health early and experience valuable benefits over time. Dr. Ly is not accepting new patients at this time. Personal Interests: Snowboarding, running

Residency: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Year I Started Practice: 2010
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Feb 2, 2024
Thought it was strange that my temperature was not taken.

  Feb 2, 2024
We love Dr Ly! He is a caring, professional physician who is genuinely passionate when it comes to finding solutions for your health care needs.

  Jan 26, 2024
Dr. Ly continues to provide premium services when I meet with him in the office or internet. He has excellent interpersonal skills and extremely knowledgeable with a wide range of medical issues. When he doesn't he appropriately refers me to the appropriate services. I recommend him without hesitation.

  Jan 26, 2024
Dr Ben Ly is an outstanding primary doctor, and by far the best doctor I have ever had!

  Jan 23, 2024
Dr. Ly has always been most kind and considerate...and especially good for my husband because they are both very "detail oriented and thorough" In nature!!! We appreciate him and are thankful for his insights and vision. When Dr. Ly husband listens!!!

  Jan 22, 2024
Dr. Ly provides exceptional care. He is smart, listens well, understands and offers realistic options for creating a plan of care.He really is bright and shining star!

  Jan 22, 2024
Dr Ly and the LMG team are outstanding. Their care for me as a patient is kind and thoughtful. Great team!

  Jan 20, 2024
3 years I thought this clinic was pretty awful and I attempted to transfer out. Since the summer, I have been pleasantly surprised by how nice everyone and helpful everyone has been. Dont know how this happened but kudos to all of you.

  Jan 9, 2024
I feel that I am in good hands with Dr. Ly.

  Jan 9, 2024
Dr Ly is incredible! I wish everyone could have such great care as he provides. Dr Ly is one of those types of drs little kids grow up wanting to be.

  Jan 8, 2024
I love Dr Ly but it is very difficult to get an appointment. I blame Legacy

  Jan 8, 2024
Dr. Ly is very compassionate and explains health questions well.

  Jan 8, 2024
Wonderful provider and clinic. No complaints!

  Dec 26, 2023
I'm mey Dr Ly on what was essentialy a med check to make sure all of my scripts had adequate refills since I'm doing an insurance transition. He was very nice friendly and helpful.

  Dec 18, 2023
Dr. Ly is the best! He's a great listener, very supportive and reassuring.

  Dec 18, 2023
Each visit with Dr Ly makes me feel confident about my healthcare. I feel fortunate to have Dr Ly as my primary care provider. He is a gift.

  Dec 15, 2023
Excellent at getting records and relevant information for discussion. Quick.

  Dec 15, 2023
I feel very fortunate to have Dr Ly as my new primary. He listened to me and explained everything thoroughly.

  Dec 12, 2023
First visit with Dr. LY. Now my mind is at ease to have another wonderful, caring doctor.

  Dec 12, 2023
Thoughtful and considerate care

  Dec 12, 2023
Always excellent

  Dec 11, 2023
Caring and good listener.

  Dec 8, 2023
Dr Ly exceptionally focused, comprehensive in dealing with all levels of concern, and able to gain insight from a battery of tests he himself orders.

  Dec 8, 2023
I love Dr. Ly - he's really the best. My only concern is that you have to wait SO LONG to see him. At least a month for a video appointment and two or three months for an in-person. When after an ER visit, they were not able to get me onto his schedule for a follow up until FOUR WEEKS LATER. My issues weren't life threatening, but it makes me anxious to think about if I would be able to see him in time if I were more urgently sick.

  Dec 4, 2023
Dr. Ly is quite literally the best doctor I've ever had. He truly cares for his patients and goes above and beyond for me every time I see him. I've never before had such wonderful and thorough care as I have with him. He is absolutely outstanding!

  Nov 17, 2023
The support staff are great and clearly overworked. The clinic beds better staffing and legacy needs to prioritize hiring more providers like Ben Ly. There's a reason he's booked out several months and is willing to schedule visits on lunch breaks. He is a vital and wholly wonderful care provider for me as a queer and trans person.

  Nov 14, 2023
Dr Ly is a wonderful doctor

  Nov 10, 2023
A good visit. No complaints.

  Nov 7, 2023
I'm so grateful to have Dr. Ben Ly as my primary care provider!

  Nov 7, 2023
Have already had my wife become her internet. Have Recommeded the same to our son

  Nov 7, 2023
I worry for healthcare providers

  Nov 7, 2023
Dr. Ly is an incredible human being and physician. He's thoughtful and caring and his bedside manner is truly impressive. He is always so thorough during his assessments and explains things with such care. I feel lucky to have him care for myself and other family members.

  Oct 31, 2023
Dr. Ly is very thorough in his visits with me. He knows my history and provides the information and tests I need to help me maintain good health.

  Oct 30, 2023
I love Dr. Ly!

  Oct 24, 2023
Dr. Ben Ly is the best primary physician we have ever had! My partner and I feel fortunate that Dr Ben Ly accepted us into his practice. He made an exception even though he was not taking new patients...fortunately for us!

  Oct 24, 2023
Dr Ly is seriously the best PCP I've ever had - he checked off every box - kind, sincere, compassionate, & patient-centric.

  Oct 24, 2023
Excellent provider with very caring kind communication

  Oct 23, 2023
Dr.Ly Is not only a great physician-he Is a great human. I feel lucky that my family has him In our lives.

  Oct 20, 2023
Dr. Ly is the best!

  Oct 20, 2023
I really like this clinic. I have always been treated w/ respect & felt my needs (physical & emotional) were addressed thoroughly. Izzy was the MA. She was excellent. The front office staff were all so kind & helpful. Dr Ly is an amazing care provider.

  Oct 17, 2023
Dr Ly is fabulous

  Oct 16, 2023
Dr Ben Ly is a kind and efficient and joyous physician...which is all in addition to his excellent care and exceptional intellect.

  Oct 6, 2023
The only negative was the almost 4 month wait to see my primary care doctor for what was a routine visit.

  Oct 6, 2023
Dr. Ly is an excellent doctor. He is knowledgeable, thorough, caring, reassuring and follows up with my concerns quickly.

  Oct 3, 2023
Dr Ly is amazing, he always goes out of his way for his patients. He is kind, understanding and he cares. He goes above and beyond to understand my medical conditions since they are so rare. He always listens to my concerns and always checks to make sure I am OK and that I understand. It's hard to find a doctor who will listen and who will go out of his way to understand a rare disorder.

  Oct 3, 2023
We feel very lucky to have Ben Ly as our PCP.

  Oct 3, 2023
Ben is the best doctor. I have a lot of medical anxiety and knowing he's there to help has been an immense relief. I'm super lucky to have him and his awesome team. I can't say enough good things about all these kid people! Thank them for me if who ever is reading this can do that! Thaaaaanks!

  Oct 3, 2023
A great experience. It always is. Dr. Ly is a great doctor.

  Oct 2, 2023
I have already mentioned him to my daughter and she is now also his patient.

  Sep 26, 2023
I was very pleased with my visit with Dr. Ben Ly.I am very happy to be his patient, and I would highly recommend him.

  Sep 22, 2023
All great

  Sep 19, 2023
First of all, Dr. Ben Ly is the best and most caring physician I have ever had. I am so grateful to have him as my primary care physician.My check-in experience was very odd. I entered the office, and two agents were at their stations. Neither one acknowledged me for more than 5 minutes. They spoke to each other and looked at their monitors, but they never looked at me or said they would be with me soon. Finally, a third agent -- maybe returning from break? -- took his seat and called me forward. I felt that the behavior of the original two agents was rude, dismissive, and borderline offensive.

  Sep 19, 2023
The clinic staff were efficient and well organized. The MA was friendly and and talkative while also being efficient and helpful. Dr. Ly is fantastic. He addressed all of my questions and provided me with useful resources. He is an excellent physician and I feel fortunate to have him as a provider. This was a great visit from start to finish.

  Sep 19, 2023
Good people doing good and important work during tough times for health care workers. My gratitude is immense.

  Sep 15, 2023
Fantastic care from Dr. Ly, who always listens attentively, explains clearly, and thoughtfully explores concerns and treatment options.

  Sep 12, 2023
Dr. Ly is an amazing PCP!

  Sep 12, 2023
Dr. Ben Ly is an excellent primary care physician. Extremely thorough and caring. Very responsive to my concerns. Explains things clearly and gives options for possible routes of care. Perhaps most important, he asks good questions.

  Sep 11, 2023
Dr. Ben Ly is warm, friendly, knowledgeable, & professional. Lab work has been arranged. He puts me at ease, most notably when answering his difficult questions. I usually have a prepared list of questions. I hope he is ok with this.

  Sep 11, 2023
Sometimes hard to get in but if it is truly necessary he makes time. I needed to see him before surgery so he made sure to meet that timeframe

  Sep 1, 2023
Dr. Ly has consistently shared his knowledge and expertise regarding my health issues with me in a clear and informative manner. He is empathetic and kind. His commitment to the community he serves is evident to all. He's also the best doctor I have ever known.

  Aug 29, 2023
Ben Is the BEST. HAVE sent FRIENDS TO HIM. Good Sam is very lucky to have him

  Aug 28, 2023
Always listens, very approachable, provides excellent information. I am a long term patient of Dr Ly's and will continue to see him. I trust his input and evaluations.

  Aug 25, 2023
The physician and staff were very courteous and friendly. The appointment was very fluid.

  Aug 22, 2023
We had a good discussion of a couple of new issues and some on-going issues. I was given follow-up recommendations for several issues that should be useful.

  Aug 15, 2023
All very good. Dr. Ly is excellent and I am pleased that his assistants are high quality too.

  Aug 8, 2023
Dr Ly is the medical professional I've always sought to make me feel comfortable acknowledging my medical realities. He was respectful,knowledgeable and very human

  Aug 7, 2023
Dr. LY is a very professional and friendly too. I think he is the best PCP.

  Jul 28, 2023
I don't use the phone to call this provider. I use the my health portal to make appointments. I requested an appointment sooner if one became available and this got me in about 2 weeks sooner. Dr. Ly is the best doctor I've ever had. He's smart, thorough and personable and I look forward to seeing him every year.

  Jul 28, 2023
The meeting was very efficient without feeling rushed. Dr. Ly is always very compassionate and makes you feel cared for.

  Jul 25, 2023
Dr. Ly is the best and I regularly recommend him to folks in my community. However, my experience with the Northwest Clinic as a whole has not been super positive. I've had bad experiences with providers, it's hard to get in touch with the staff, and I had to wait 4 weeks for an ER visit follow up.

  Jul 25, 2023
It was disappointing to have to wait ~3 months for a clinic visit for a routine issue. This wait time is up significantly since I began seeing Dr Ly several years ago. I also find some of the MyChart interactions to be less than ideal as several times my messages to Dr Ly are inadequately addressed by someone else who 1) doesn't know me and 2) doesn't know or understand my health care background. For instance, I was planning to make a medication change for which some updated labs would've been useful. I was repeatedly told via MyChart messages from RNs or CNAs that the clinic policy does not allow for labs to be ordered ahead of an appointment. So, instead, I chose to forego the labs and make the medication changes anyway (via another provider) since I would have had to wait 3+ months for my visit and then a lab appointment. In the clinic and seeing Dr Ly: Wonderful. Wait times: Not good: MyChart messaging: Probably won't bother again.

  Jul 7, 2023
Dr Ly is an incredible physician. Best doctor I've had in years and as a nurse practitioner,I am very experienced with health care providers. Dr Ly totally remembers all my issues,tests,and results..even without looking at computer screen. He involves me in the decisions about my health care , totally. He is warm, welcoming and so very kind and empathic. He is totally respectful of this [age removed] and treats me as a still productive person. What a gift it is to be his patient.

  Jun 27, 2023
Legacy is extremely lucky to have him. But he is burning out, some thing I can see a mile away.

  Jun 27, 2023
Always Helpful .. Feel cared for by Dr Ly!

  Jun 26, 2023
Dr. Ben Ly is by far one of the most attentive and kindest providers I have met. He is understanding, does his research, and the team behind him is stellar. As a trans person, I am always treated with respect and listened to about my medical needs. Can't speak highly enough about Ben and the whole medical team behind him.

  Jun 16, 2023
Dr. Ly was very attentive. He had already examined my medical records prior to my visit.

  Jun 13, 2023
Dr. Ly is the best, never lose him!

  Jun 9, 2023
Timely, informative, friendly.

  Jun 6, 2023
Dr. Ben Ly is a very compassionate, dedicated and respectful doctor. He's been my primary doctor since I move from [location removed]. He knows my medical conditions and manages them all. He refers me and continue to communicate with my other doctors. He even visits me every time I'm admitted in the hospital and follow up with me soon after discharge. He's the best. I recommend him very highly.

  Jun 6, 2023
My Dr. Ly is the best doctor ever. If he ever left, I would follow him where ever he would go.

  Jun 6, 2023
Dr Ly is the best. He is very knowledgeable and easy to discuss all things related to my health. Love this provider!

  Jun 5, 2023
Dr ly is extremely nice. It is hard to find a doctor who cares about parents like Dr. Ly. I am glad he is my primary care physician.

  Jun 2, 2023
Communicating on My Heath using messages is not the best way to get an answer to an immediate problem or question.

  May 26, 2023
Excellent health care. I trust Dr. Ly, which is very important to me.

  May 23, 2023
Dr ly is the best I've experienced

  May 15, 2023
It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Ly. He is compassionate, knowledgeable, and goes above and beyond to help me get the care I need.

  May 15, 2023
This was a phone and it went.very well

  May 1, 2023
My initial visit with Dr Ly was terrific. Dr Ly is impressive!

  Apr 28, 2023
Ben Ly is exceptional! I truly value his patience, professionalism, kindness, thoughtfulness.FYI I waited in the phone queue for 45 minutes to connect with a scheduler to make this appointment.

  Apr 28, 2023
Dr Ly is wonderful, he really takes the time to understand your needs. I appreciate that he remembers things from appointments from years ago. He is very kind and creates a welcoming open environment instead of a typical boring doctor kind of vibe.

  Apr 28, 2023
I do not like the new policy of taking lab tests after the appointment. It should be before the appointment, so I can have a meaningful face to face discussion with my doctor.

  Apr 25, 2023
Dr. Ly is the best doctor in the Legacy system! He is knowledgeable, active listener, compassionate and has a great sense of humor. All his patients that I know love him.

  Apr 24, 2023
Dr Ly is an outstanding physician

  Apr 24, 2023
Dr Ly is personable, knowledgable, well-prepared and thorough.

  Apr 24, 2023
Very good Doctor.

  Apr 14, 2023
Very good

  Apr 11, 2023
Dr. Ly is very professional yet personable. I can't always talk to him easily, he always seems very interested in what I have to say.

  Apr 4, 2023
Very impressed by Dr Ly's thorough examination and information provided regarding my condition. Excellent!

  Mar 31, 2023
Dr. Ly is amazing. All I ever wanted was someone to listen and help me. He did that. We have a plan. I'm very grateful for him!

  Mar 21, 2023
I love Dr. Ben!

  Mar 14, 2023
All good experiences

  Mar 13, 2023
My provider, Dr. Ben Ly, is the best doctor I've ever had. He is knowledgeable, keeps up with current medical news. I feel well cared for.