Legacy Health Partners

David Yam, MD

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Neurological Surgery
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spinal Surgery
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 52 RATINGS & 36 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Neurosurgery

Legacy Medical Group-Neurosurgery

About Me:

Dr. Yam has performed over 500 disc replacements and over 3,000 neck operations, and over 3,000 lumbar procedures utilizing modern minimally invasive techniques to help reduce the duration and difficulty of recovery after spine surgery. These minimally invasive technologies allow older and less healthy patients an option to reduce their neck and back pain with lower risk. Originally from Tennessee, Dr. Yam has lived in the Northwest for the last 11 years and now calls this region his home. He has a wife and son that he enjoys spending time with outside of work. He enjoys playing lacrosse with a team here in Portland and enjoys seeing the world and meeting new people from different cultures and backgrounds. Dr. Yam received his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is welcoming past and new patients to his new practice.

Year I Started Practice: 2004
Hospitals Served: Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     52 Ratings     36 Comments

Aug 22, 2022
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I am looking forward to a good experience.

Aug 22, 2022
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Personable physician who explained my situation in detail

Aug 4, 2022
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Skilled physician & excellent communicator.

Jul 20, 2022
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I was every please with my visit with Dr. Yam. He is the 1st doctor to show me what's really going on with me. An how serious it is an now it looks inside my back. Very comfortable with all he told me an would let him treat me.

Jul 18, 2022
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Dr. Yam is personable, very informative and so knowledgeable!

Jul 18, 2022
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Dr Yam spent plenty of time with me to discuss and help me understand my options.

Jul 7, 2022
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Dr. Yam is personable, friendly, ready to explain and listen. I felt heard!

Jul 7, 2022
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Appointment rescheduled twice due to schedulel conflicts. At visit treat with exceptional care. Dr Yam is a wonderful doctor. Very personable and respectful of my concerns.

Jul 6, 2022
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Excellent visit. He listen to me and did his homework about my medical condition. I wish I had found him sooner.

Jul 6, 2022
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Doctor Yam is an exceptional provider. I'm grateful to have found him when I did.

Jun 29, 2022
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Excellent experience. Dr. Yam was thoughtful explained the operation and choices very thoroughly. I'm confidence that I know what will happen and what to expect. He is very considerate and obviously competent!

Jun 20, 2022
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Dr. Yam is the best physician I have met in quite awhile. He is a very competent, caring person and a very good communicator.I feel very confident and secure having him involved and monitoring my condition.

Jun 15, 2022
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Dr Yam is great!

Jun 13, 2022
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Appreciated the attention and medical knowledge that was shared with us. Very wonderful people to work with. Dr Yam is the best

May 13, 2022
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Dr. Yam was very thorough and explained my MRI and X-rays in a way that was easy to understand. He reviewed my options for surgery and we agreed on a plan to proceed with. Office staff extremely helpful and friendly very pleased with appointment.

Apr 7, 2022
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I'm neutral

Mar 30, 2022
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Was completely satisfied with the staff and MY DOCTOR .

Mar 28, 2022
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David Yam is a kind, interested, quality physician and surgeon. I have come from 6 hours away to have him as my surgeon because of his reputation.

Mar 16, 2022
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Doctor Yam was referred to me it took some time getting records to Doctor Yam. When that was done, every thing went very good: every one was very kind. Understanding & patient. Very nice. Wish every one could be like they were.

Mar 9, 2022
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I am from [location removed], appreciated how easy I was to find Mt. Hood Legacy facilities. Every aspect of appointment was positive.

Mar 7, 2022
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Very good and knowledgeable

Mar 7, 2022
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Easy to discuss health problems. Positive attitude about solutions.

Feb 10, 2022
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I would just prefer to have my own option in wearing a mask. I followed Dr. Yam from another office because he is an amazing surgeon.

Feb 10, 2022
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Dr Yam is a personable and a good surgeon that takes the quality time to explain your options and help understand your situation. This Is why I have been trusting and using him for my situation for years

Feb 2, 2022
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Dr. Yam's professionalism is beyond reproach. His ability to communicate on any level was amazing well appreciated constant eye contact and voice tone was superb.

Jan 31, 2022
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Call backs from office staff not good - I had to constantly follow up on my own. They could not offer educational materials. Office staff needs improvement. Had difficulty answering my questions.

Jan 24, 2022
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Very compassionate, took time to talk about other aspects of my life & impact on my health & shared his experiences & life stories.

Jan 13, 2022
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I like DR. Yam. He seems very good at what he does.

Jan 10, 2022
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Excellent

Dec 23, 2021
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Dr. Yam explained everything in an easy to understand way. I appreciate the time he spent with me & my wife.

Dec 23, 2021
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So far it has been extremely good. DR Yam explained things very well and made me feel very comfortable about what he was thinking he would want to try to do to help me improve my quality of life. He gave me a lot of encouragement. That my life may get better. I was so happy leaving his office. And so was my father. My father said. "I was so afraid it would be like when you went to the foot doctor that said he just couldn't help you. I have all the faith in DR Yam. I really feel if any one can help me walk again half way normal he is the Doctor to make it happen. I am willing to do anything he suggests I do. The future of my life is in his hands with total trust in his knowledge and ability to help me have a normal life back. I have had many friends tell me how Dr yam changed their lives for the better. I know not to expect to much. But I would be so happy if I can get back to where I was at? Idk? I really struggle just to walk at all. To take care of my self. I fall down often. Injuring my self. I just want to be able to walk a little without falling so often..Dr Yam has given me hope that he maybe able to help my quality of life. I am so appreciative of that.

Dec 22, 2021
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Would recommend Dr. Yam. He was great!

Dec 20, 2021
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Dr. Yam is an excellent provider, made me feel at ease with my options. Unfortunately insurance doesn't allow best patient options immediately; have to jump through several hoops to get the care you need efficiently is unfortunate

Dec 16, 2021
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Dr. Yam is a considerate, compassionate provider -

Dec 9, 2021
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I would like to thank all of the staff that took care of me getting ready for my back surgery. on [date removed] all of the office staff and nurses and doctors made everything gone smoothly thank you all.

Dec 8, 2021
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Dr. Yam is very caring regarding my spinal issues & explains carefully his surgical procedure. He does not talk over me & he makes sure I understand the possible risks involved.
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