David Yam, MD

Patient Rating:

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My Specialties:

Neurological Surgery

My Areas of Focus:

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spinal Surgery

Gender:

Male

Affiliations:

Mount Hood Medical Center, Salmon Creek Medical Center

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     45 Ratings     28 Comments

Nov 23, 2022
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Dr. Yam and his support staff set the standard that every team and medical group should strive to emulate!

Nov 16, 2022
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Very happy w/my visits w/Dr. Yam - He explains everything in a manner I can understand.

Nov 16, 2022
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Dr. Yam is wonderful...absolutely nothing negative to say..

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 8, 2022
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I was waiting for insurance approval for back surgery. I received a call to say Dr. Yam resigned & my family doctor would call with a referral to a different back doctor. This occurred but I was sent to a doctor who is with Portland Adventist not a Legacy doctor. Why?

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
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