Marcel M. Tam, M.D., M.B.A.
- Family Medicine
- Special Interests:
- Preventive Medicine, Primary Care (Family Medicine)
- Accepting Patients:
- English, French (some), German (some), Spanish
"The practice of medicine, to me, is about applying medical knowledge to the specific health situation of each individual person through a relationship of trust. That therapeutic relationship is what I enjoy most about being a family physician."
I believe that the highest quality medical care adapts to meet the health goals and needs of each individual patient. In my medical practice, I try to meet people where they are by understanding how their health is influenced by their biology, psychology, spirituality, family, society and environment. With this holistic viewpoint, I hope to develop long-term therapeutic relationships with patients in order to promote long and healthy lives.
Recognizing that it can require a team to provide holistic care, I seek to coordinate patient care with clinic team members and other health care professionals, including those from non-Western medical traditions. I have had positive personal experiences with acupuncture, qi-gong, naturopathy, and more, and am interested in integrating these therapies appropriately into my practice. I also aim to continuously improve the quality of care provided by this team and often employ my formal management training to do so.
A little about my background: My mother is a first-generation German immigrant, my father is a first-generation Chinese immigrant and I am a son of the Pacific Northwest. I was born and raised in Seattle and, after building homes in Tijuana, México and studying in Boston, Massachusetts, I am happy be practicing near my original stomping grounds. When not practicing medicine, I play pickup soccer, sing karaoke, exercise with CrossFit and enjoy spending time with my family.
¡Se habla Español! Hablamos español en casa y disfruto cualquier oportunidad para trabajar con gente latinoamericana. Estoy dispuesto recibirles en la clinica para una cita.
Family Medicine at South Waterfront
M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, 2012
M.B.A., Boston University School of Management, 2012
Oregon Health & Science University