Dr. Joseph M. Lam

Doctor (M.D.)

Vancouver, British Columbia Map External Link
Practice: 805 West Broadway
Med. School:McGill
Grad. Year: 2001

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 07/05/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 20 reviews. Dr. Joseph M. Lam has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dermatologist-related: skin disease, warts, acne, rash, dermatitis, skin tumors, moles, skin cancer, psoriasis
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RID: 5677613
25/07/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lam won over my little one with his amazing bedside manner, his genuine concern and cheery personality. He is very knowledgeable, and if he doesn't have the answer he discusses the issue with colleagues and gets back to you quickly. His staff were wonderful, and helpful. I can't say enough about what a great impression he made with our whole family. And yes, he does do magic tricks! =) 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 5657630
17/07/14 5 4 5 5 Dr. Lam spent time with our family, explaining and even teaching. He was incredibly patient. I would highly recommend him.  Respond
RID: 5501955
30/05/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lam was likely the best Dr. I've ever had the privilege to take my children too. His bedside manner was like none I've ever seen before. He was thorough, funny, informative, thoughtful, caring and as my 9yo daughter adds "magical" ... he actually did a magic trick during her treatment. He could/should put on a clinic for other Dr's to learn from. It is very apparent that he loves what he does. Huge kudos for his excellent service.  Respond
06/05/13 SYSTEM: location removed: San Diego, CA 
06/05/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Joseph" to "Joseph M." 
RID: 2576518
04/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr Lam is hands down one of the best doctors I have ever known. He is charming, attentive, has a beautiful way with children (magic tricks and all!) What a kind and lovely person is he. All doctors should aspire to be just like him. If there was a People's Choice Award for doctors, he would have my vote.  Respond
RID: 2573614
01/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lamb is an amazing doctor. He is extremely nice, good with kids, pleasant and guanine. You can tell that he cares, takes the time to explain things, and addresses all your concerns. I would defiantly recommend him!  Respond
RID: 2569867
25/02/13 5 5 5 5 My daughter has a rare condition causing recurrent basal cell carcinomas. Dr. Lam has put us in contact with Gorlin Syndrome support groups, and given us his email address if questions occur. He always answers these emails on the same day and gives unstintingly to Sarah. He is wonderful with children, a superb doctor in every way.  Respond
RID: 2379488
19/07/12 5 4 5 5 I accompanied my teenage daughter a few times to see Dr.Lam for her acne. She feels so comfortable with him because he is very patient and kind. He takes the time to explain things to her in such a way that she understands. He's very knowledgeable and has helped her to learn to swallow pills! She had great difficulty and he showed her a link to a website with a step by step. He is the first doctor to ever address this concern. He generally runs on time, not like some offices when you have to wait an hour. His office staff is friendly and courteous on the phone. Great office!  Respond
RID: 1742797
14/03/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Lam is the best doctor i know. He has taken such good care of my daughter. He calls out of the blue to check up on her health. He is so thorough and truly cares about his patients.  Respond
RID: 1715362
16/02/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lam is an excellent pediatrist . He was patient and helpful, spent enought time explaining the cause and treatment to us, prescribed mild medicines and gave us some good advices. It is a good experience to take my kid to see him. A good doctor  Respond
RID: 1655668
07/12/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lam is, without question, the best doctor I've ever met. He's been amazing with my son (who has pigmentary mosaicism and a few hemangiomas) both in office visits in Vancouver and long distance via phone and emails from our home in Kelowna. He has answered all of my emails with prompt, detailed and lengthy replies including research links and photos to help me understand more clearly. Despite my pestering him quite a bit with emails and the odd phonecall (a new mom), he never once made me feel like I was a bother. On the contrary, he stated many times that I shouldn't worry about asking too many questions. I even recently emailed him with a concern about a skin problem I was having and he was kind enough to email me back(again with attached links and photos for further research), though I am not even his patient. I wish that more doctors were half as helpful, informative, and generous with their time and knowledge as Dr. Lam is.  Respond
RID: 1577979
02/11/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Lamb has been an angel to us .He is very kind ,patient, as well as a great Dr ! ! also Approachable! We are very lucky to have found him!  Respond
RID: 1519372
22/08/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lam is extremely approachable and knowledgeable. His patient manner is exceptionable. He will email you personally if requested, phones to see how the patient is and the kids love him. He does great magic tricks as well which the kids love! Haven't met a better Dr. yet!  Respond
RID: 1478609
04/07/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lam is an amazing doctor. He is very kind and considerate. Dr. Lam takes the time to explain everything and ensure that the best treatment is given to your child and comforts and advises the parents as well.  Respond
RID: 1410095
07/04/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lam is amazing! He is caring, patient, and thorough. He gave us a detailed explanation of our son's condition. He is extremely personable and reassuring. Our son still talks about his magic tricks and Spiderman tie.  Respond
RID: 1394033
22/03/11 5 5 5 5 We had perviously seen two other dermatologist , and were very unhappy, Dr. Lam is friendly, warm, communicative, fun with the kids, and caring. he takes his time to explain things and gives handouts and pictures for clarification if needed. He even gave us his personal email over xmas break incase we had any concerns or questions about our situation. Dr. Lam is the best AND,, he does magic tricks and magic for the skin. Highly recommended  Respond
RID: 1389639
16/03/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lam is really friendly and knowledgable, and takes the time to explain the problem clearly. He often draws pictures to help explain, or provides printouts on the illness as well. He also helped our daughter to relax by performing fun magic tricks and speaking with her in a gentle and friendly tone. He is a great pediatrician!  Respond
RID: 1367057
18/02/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Lam is one of the best doctors in the entire world! He is caring, patient, and extremely eager to help with anything. He is so understanding and incredibly resourceful. Everything he does is done well!!! All doctors should be like Dr. Lam!!!!!!!! He is seriously the best out there. :D  Respond
RID: 1314109
14/12/10 5 5 5 5 Dr.Lam is very caring and knowligable. Personable, amazing with kids and down-to-earth. He takes time to explain everything and answers all the questions in great detail.I strongly recommend him.  Respond
RID: 1232846
19/08/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Joseph Lam is a fantastic doctor. My daughter is 6 months old and has terrible eczema. He was so kind to her, and put both of us at ease. He explained everything to me, and started my girl on a course of treatment that started helping her immediately. I'd recommend him to anyone.  Respond
RID: 1204224
08/07/10 4 5 5 5 My son was referred to Dr. Lam because he had about fifteen warts on his hands. The previous dermatologist he saw scared the life out of him and he was terrified of the cryogenic treatment. Dr. Lam put him at ease. He has incredible charisma with children, and explains the treatment so that they can understand. I think this man was born to work in pediatrics. I highly recommend him.  Respond