Ben Ly
Legacy Health Partners

Ben Ly, MD

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Internal Medicine, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Telemedicine
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Male

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 197 RATINGS & 109 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Northwest

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

Education:
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

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5.0 out of 5     197 Ratings     109 Comments

May 28, 2021
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Dr Ly is the best!

May 25, 2021
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Dr. Ly is the absolute best. Love him. Caring, considerate, with great follow through.

May 24, 2021
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Dr Ben was terrific. Twas my first visit w him. he was willing to let me into his practice despite it being full. he definitely "got me"

May 24, 2021
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Dr. Ly is always well away of my history and has read my chart notes prior to our meetings. Who could ask for anymore.

May 17, 2021
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Dr Ly is always personal and really addresses my concerns. Excellent office policies to respond to questions.

May 14, 2021
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I feel I'm being listened to, and ultimate decisions are mine & respected.

May 14, 2021
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I luv my doc....he takes excellent care of me

May 14, 2021
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not enough rooms in emergency area for patients I've had to be in the hall twice in the last few years also everything took longer then expected it took me 4 hrs to have exray and ultra sound on arm and I also had a blood dry and 30 min antibiotics

May 10, 2021
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Dr. Ly is is extremely thorough and competent. I am very happy to have him as my PCP.

May 7, 2021
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Dr Ly is an exceptional doctor and was thorough, thoughtful, and most helpful.

May 4, 2021
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Dr.Ly was very kind and knowledgeable. he contacted me via myhealth to fu on test results immediately.

May 3, 2021
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Dr.Ly is always respectful and caring provider who listens to my concerns and provides clear information and medical care needed. He is an excellent provider I would highly recommend to others.

May 3, 2021
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Dr Ly is the most concerned, compassionate, learned, and helpful health care provider I have experienced.

Apr 30, 2021
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Dr. Ly is a thoughtful, caring, patient and exceedingly competent practitioner. I feel very fortunate to be in his care..

Apr 30, 2021
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All excellent

Apr 27, 2021
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I had an excellent experience with my doctor.

Apr 23, 2021
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Very thorough.

Apr 23, 2021
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I feel that Dr. Ly is a truly compassionate and committed doctor and that he cares deeply about his patients. I feel extremely fortunate to have him for my doctor.

Apr 20, 2021
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excellent doctor and office. I would definitely recommend Dr. Ly.

Apr 19, 2021
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Dr. Ly is a phenomenal person! I thoroughly enjoy my visits with him. Dr. Ly is kind, caring, and very thorough in his care. He really takes the time to engage with me. I always feel well cared for when I visit his office.

Apr 16, 2021
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listens carefully; addresses questions others don't mention

Apr 16, 2021
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Dr Ly is always on top of his game! He is the best!!

Apr 13, 2021
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Dr. Ly is always great, it was hard to find a good doctor who has experience with transgender health, so I'm very grateful to have found him.

Apr 13, 2021
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knowledgeable, sensitive, compassionate, open, and the nicest possible guy. as good as doctor as I've ever had

Apr 13, 2021
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Dr Ly always listens and always follows up

Apr 13, 2021
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Dr Ben Ly is a fabulous physician. I moved here from Seattle where I had a great doctor who taught at UW med school. I asked if he knew any doctors in Portland. He recommended Dr Ly who was his student. This worked out great for me.

Apr 12, 2021
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I had some concerns about being pre diabetic. I emailed Dr Ben through your My Health system and asked him questions. He got back to me right away and was very helpful. I also had questions about my cholesterol levels and Dr Ben was very patient and helpful in explaining my options and what my next steps should be.

Apr 12, 2021
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I couldn't be happier with the care/attention that Dr. Ly provides.

Apr 9, 2021
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Loved Dr. Ben Ly. Best MD ever! So kind, personal & sweet. So caring & so knowledgeable.

Apr 9, 2021
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Dr. Ly is an excellent physician. I can't say enough about him!

Apr 5, 2021
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Dr. Ly is very intelligent as well as affable in conversation. If only all MDs were of his caliber.

Apr 2, 2021
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I have never had anything but excellent care from Dr. Ben V Ly.

Apr 2, 2021
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dr. ly is the best doctor I've ever had

Mar 30, 2021
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Dr. Ben Ly is through and knowledgeable. I definitely feel I am getting the best healthcare with him. I am grateful he is my primary physician.

Mar 30, 2021
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I have the best doctor I can wish for!!! The necessary test was scheduled immediately and and I was informed about results at no time. Thank you Dr Ben Ly.

Mar 30, 2021
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Dr Ben Ly and his staff are the greatest!!

Mar 29, 2021
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Dr. Ly is an excellent dr. and I am lucky to have found him -

Mar 29, 2021
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Dr. Ly is very bright, is an excellent communicator, and has a warm, calming personality.

Mar 22, 2021
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only good experiences during the visit!!! Dr Ly listens carefully and explains things in very easy to understand way. I'm most happy he is my doctor.

Mar 19, 2021
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super doc aaad super guy!!!!

Mar 15, 2021
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Very good experience. Dr. Ly is consistently attentive, listens well, empathetic.

Mar 5, 2021
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I'm [age removed] years old and Dr. Ly is simply the best doctor I have ever been associated with. I'm also very pleased with Legacy Health. Great care. Thank you.

Mar 5, 2021
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Ben is wonderful, Always friendly, and personable. Makes any questions I have easy to understand.

Mar 1, 2021
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I think Dr. Ly is very responsive to physical health issues. I sometimes think that he misses on when I express mental health concerns. To be clear, he shows empathy, but I don't think he as responsive when I'm communicating issues of anxiety/depression. I really appreciate him, I just think it's an area of growth.

Feb 26, 2021
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Dr. Ly is great to work with! I would highly recommend him to anybody looking for a doctor.

Feb 26, 2021
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Ben Ly is so thorough and holistic in his approach, which is very refreshing and welcome. If he was taking new patients, I would refer a few.

Feb 26, 2021
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Dr. Ly is my favorite doctor I've had in my entire adult life. He's patient, compassionate, a good listener, knowledgeable, and he makes it easy to discuss any and all medical questions and concerns - some of the most personal and intimate questions a person can have about themselves! I feel extremely lucky to have him as a PCP, and to not have the experience so many trans people have had of needing to get a google medical degree and educate their own doctor. Dr. Ly is the best!

Feb 23, 2021
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Dr. Ben Ly is quite simply the kind of doctor Hipporates had in mind when he wrote the oath several millenia ago. He is a very special, very talented, very compassionate human being who happens to be also a gifted doctor. He treats his patients the same way; I feel and am able to act like a full-fledged human being with Dr.Ly and, though absolutely his patient, never a number, never a case, never a statistic. I always refer medical decisions to Ben. Recently, I had some surgery, fairly minor in nature; the surgery went beautifully, the after care not so much. I consulted with Dr. Ly about the issues and though he had not done the surgery he went out of his way to refer me to a Legacy PT person with long experience working with bladder retention as a result of bladder surgery. She took me on, focused on healing and I am coming along very well. Dr Ly has followed my progress, and made a number of excellent suggestions. This is the way he is, the nature of the man. I not only trust him with my care, I trust him with my life. Legacy is lucky to have him.

Feb 22, 2021
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very thorough, great bedside manner, great at follow- through.

Feb 9, 2021
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As I told Dr. Ly, a visit with him is like a visit with an old friend.

Feb 9, 2021
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Dr Ly is very caring and a good listener. You are fortunate to have him on your team.

Feb 8, 2021
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Dr. Ben Ly makes medical visits a positive & encouraging experience. He handles personal concerns with care.

Feb 5, 2021
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Dr. Ly always listens carefully and is an exceptional physician. He is thorough and has made excellent referrals for my special medical and psychological care.

Feb 2, 2021
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Dr. Ly is an excellent Doctor. I feel fortunate to be his patient.

Jan 26, 2021
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Dr Ly did a wonderful job of addressing and easing concerns I had about my BP. I am very thankful he is my PCP

Jan 26, 2021
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Dr. Ly is patient, thoughtful, informed and just an all around excellent person and physician.

Jan 25, 2021
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I've been seeing Dr. Ben Ly for about 10 years. He has always treated me with kindness very supportive & answered my questions completely. I feel REALLY LUCKY to see Dr. Ly as my PCP.

Jan 25, 2021
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Dr Ly listens carefully to my concerns asked questions and then explains his plans for my care and allows me time to ask questions.I feel like we are working as a team planning my care.He is a wonderful doctor!!!!!

Jan 22, 2021
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Dr. Ly has extraordinary empathy and compassion as well as the ability to talk about medical issues in ways that are clear and understandable. At this most recent visit, as always, he did not make me feel rushed or that he was in a hurry to see me and move on to his next patient. He does not just provide treatment. He truly cares.

Jan 19, 2021
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Dr. Ly is an excellent doctor & person; very kind and understanding.

Jan 19, 2021
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Dr Ly is a thoughtful, thorough, and knowledgeable physician and has a great and very professional team in his office. I appreciated the time he spent discussing my health during this visit. he is also collaborative, connecting with my other physicians. Dr Ly is the best!

Jan 19, 2021
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I have recommended Dr. Ly to a friend and she also is very pleased with him. To my thinking, he is the best.

Jan 18, 2021
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Dr. Ly is awesome. I recommend him to anyone looking for a new physician.

Jan 15, 2021
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Dr. Ly is an excellent physician. He is knowledgeable, up to date on the latest medical information and importantly cares about my health and communicates that concern. I would say my only criticism would be that it is somewhat difficult to get an appointment with him, especially if I have an immediate medical concern.

Jan 15, 2021
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This was one of the best medical appointments that I have had. Communication was good. I felt listened to.

Jan 11, 2021
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Dr. Ly Was attentive, respectful, focused on me and my issues, and responsive. He took care to explain details of the issues we discussed. He is the best doctor I have ever had.

Jan 11, 2021
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My visit was seamless, professional, efficient, personal, and friendly.

Jan 5, 2021
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From call to advice nurse through every interaction w/reception, nurses, Dr. Ly: Each treated me w/kindness and consideration and each listened closely. Dr. Ly did an exceptional job organizing my further care plan.

Dec 28, 2020
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Dr. Ly is a wonderful internist; knowledgeable, compassionate and great follow up.

Dec 15, 2020
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I liked Dr. Ly. I liked him a lot.

Dec 11, 2020
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such a thoughtful, unrushed doctor

Dec 11, 2020
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Ben Ly is one of the best MD's I have ever seen, personally and professionally. He was one of the several reasons we moved back. He genuinely cares about his patients and remembered all of my medical history and my personal interests. As major health care provider, you are very fortunate to have Ben on your team. As a retired academic, Ben is what you hope the best of your grad students become. He makes a difference in this world every day.

Nov 30, 2020
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Dr. Ly was very attentive and good bedside manner. Excellent F/U visit summary and concerns -

Nov 30, 2020
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I have have always feel extremely well cared for and respected by Dr. Ly. I made an appointment with him to discuss EOL planning, e.g. an advanced directive and POLST, knowing that he would have the intellect and sensitivity to guide a conversation like this. Dr. Ly walked me through the decisions on my POLST very carefully, explaining possible scenarios and the different implications of the choices. I was able to make a very informed decision. He took the initiative to change my code status in my chart to DNR. As we discussed life threatening emergencies I felt comfortable raising my general concerns about hospitalization because of being transgender (and having atypical anatomy). Dr. Ly not only gracefully empathized with me, but offered me the option of adding an additional layer of privacy to my chart which would require providers to "break the glass." This extra protection put me at ease. In short, it was an excellent visit.

Nov 17, 2020
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Excellent visit! All of my expectations were met.

Nov 9, 2020
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Dr. Ly is very kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I felt like he really cared about me, took time to hear me and address my concerns, and followed up. Additionally, his team went above and beyond to book an urgent appt. for me. VERY impressed.

Nov 3, 2020
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I always recommend Dr. Ben Ly! He is a real sweetheart!

Nov 2, 2020
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Doctor & a compassionate human being. Dr. Ben Ly is a superb. He is a whole person & ALWAYS treats me like one the same true of his medical assistants.

Oct 30, 2020
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Dr. Ly is always helpful and attentive. He is a kind and friendly person. He is an excellent doctor, and has referred me to other excellent doctors.

Oct 30, 2020
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lab reception people should come out between 2 reception areas to announce who is next versus yell a name as patient cannot tell which station to go to

Oct 23, 2020
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The entire visit went smoothly. Dr. Ly is professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and thorough. I consider myself fortunate to be his patient.

Oct 20, 2020
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Great, caring service.

Oct 19, 2020
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Dr Ly, is the best primary care doctor I have had ever! He is attentive, is an excellent communicator, and very knowledgeable. He has demonstrated genuine personal care of my health.

Oct 16, 2020
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dr. ly is a great doctor. even with having to discuss health concerns and needing tests that I'm not enthused about. it is as positive of an experience as possible

Oct 12, 2020
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I have never experienced a bad visit with Dr Ly.

Oct 12, 2020
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My prinary care physician got into the details of the medical issues I spoke with him about!

Oct 12, 2020
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Dr Ly consistently presents in a caring, empathetic manner. He listens carefully and encourages participation during the visit. he is a master with Epic. A sincere and exemplary physician.

Oct 2, 2020
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Dr. Ly is a excellent doctor, probably the very best I have ever in my [age removed] years ever had!

Oct 2, 2020
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I love Dr. Ly. I feel extremely safe and well taken care of under Dr. Ly's care. I moved to the PNW 5 years ago and I am so grateful to have found Dr. Ly. I have told many family and friends about him and I am proud to refer them to him.

Sep 25, 2020
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Excellent PCP.

Sep 25, 2020
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My wife and I were very fortunate to get Br. Ben Ly for our primary care doctor. He is an excellent doctor and shows great care and concern for our health and well being. He listens and always finds answers to our questions and has become a great friend as well.

Sep 21, 2020
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I am EXTREMELY happy with my provider and do not plan to make any changes.

Sep 18, 2020
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Dr. Ly is very thorough and attentive. Always a pleasure to see him.

Sep 18, 2020
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Ben Ly is very thorough and personable as a physician. His ability to talk with you and maneuver appropriately the computer screen is unmatched! He is smart and sensitive. Just a great doctor!

Sep 15, 2020
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Dr Ly acted quickly to get me the treatment he deemed appropriate. He got me in for an ultrasound within an hour and a 1/2. This exceeded my expectations.

Sep 14, 2020
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Dr Ben Ly is an excellent Doctor. He is caring, thorough, knowledgeable, and extremely friendly and personable. I feel a lot better just visiting him for my yearly wellness checkup.

Sep 1, 2020
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Dr. Ben Ly is an idea primary care doctor. He's informed on my mental situation and medical matters, and also warm, unfailingly empathetic & interested, & appreciate that he comes across as liking & respecting me while being a conversation about options.

Aug 28, 2020
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Excellent physician.

Aug 25, 2020
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My visit with Dr Ben Ly was so comfortable in a way that he was so accomodating and explains every details that i need to understand clearly. He is my favorite health provider thats why i chise him. He finds time to cater my health concerns anytime he is available. I will give him a 5 star!

Aug 24, 2020
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IO always enjoy visits with Dr. Ly and have great confidence in his advice and knowledge of pertinent facts relating to my health.

Aug 17, 2020
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I felt relief and upbeat after seeing Dr Ly. he listens and came up with clear plan how to proceed.

Aug 14, 2020
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It is always a pleasure to visit Dr. Ly and his staff. I feel they care about me. I trust Dr. Ly's judgement and experience. He is my friend and respected advisor.

Jul 20, 2020
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Dr Ly is always so kind and attentive and truly makes you feel like you're important and worthy of respect. The support he gives is unmatched and I wish every trans patient could see him.

Jul 14, 2020
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Went very well.

Jul 13, 2020
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the provider was thorough, friendly, capable and clear.

Jul 13, 2020
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Competent, thorough, uses the data - both lab work and observations - to make diagnosis and discuss results and consequences. Positive attitude. Based on my experiencesand watching the flow of patients that day he seems very hard-working and disciplined.

Jun 30, 2020
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just luv my Dr.

Jun 29, 2020
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Dr Ly is kind and compassionate. He pays attention to detail. I feel fortunate to have him take care of me

Jun 22, 2020
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I don't really have any complaints. My experiences are usually very good there at Legacy! Thankful/pleased that Dr. Ly is my doctor. He is caring & attentive. He always asks whether I have questions for him b4 I leave the ofc. Sometimes I do, other times I don't. When I do, he usually answers them to my satisfaction. I feel cared about; that I am being heard, when I am there on a visit.
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