Sarah Rahkola, MD Providence Medical Group

Primary care physician, medical director for primary care and psychiatry
Languages: English
Specialties:
Professional Statement
Sarah Rahkola, M.D., believes to achieve optimal health, it is important to address the needs of the whole person - physical, mental and spiritual. In her practice, Dr. Rahkola emphasizes patient education and shared decision making. "I coach my patients to make sound decisions for their own health," she says. Dr. Rahkola earned her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. She completed her internship, residency and a chief-resident year at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She is an active member of the American College of Physicians and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.Raised in Hillsboro, Ore., Dr. Rahkola is married with three children. Outside of the office, she enjoys gardening, cooking, reading and visiting the Oregon Coast.
Education
Institution
Type
Year
Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine
Medical School
2005
Providence St Vincent Medical Center
Internship
2008
Providence St Vincent Medical Center
Residency
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (142 Ratings, 38 Comments)


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12/27/2017
Dr. Sarah Rahkola is one of the finest primary care providers. She is attentive, listens, is nonjudgmental, and clearly cares about her patients. Her team members are excellent as well.
100

12/27/2017
Dr. Rahkola is the best listener I have had. She always follows up my comments with pertinent questions, good information and empathy.
90

12/27/2017
I was in to see my provider because of the results of a bone density scan done in June 2017. The results of the scan were not good. Just a little frustrated that it took this long to see the results of that scan and to be contacted for an appointment to see my provider.
100

12/21/2017
Very caring, listening person. I don't feel rushed, and feel Dr. Rahkola goes out of her way to assure I have the best healthcare possible.
100

12/12/2017
I always feel like I get good care with this provider and any others I may need to see.
100

12/07/2017
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Rahkola as my care provider. She is very knowledgeable, attentive, and caring.
100

12/05/2017
very good experience always she is always very honest and helpful and very caring.
100

11/26/2017
Both Dr. Sarah and Dr. [...] (I call them both my PCP) treat me very respectfully and always take time to make sure I understand what is happening with my physical/mental health and how they interact. They are very caring professionals.
100

11/23/2017
Dr. Rahkola is a very caring doctor.
90

11/20/2017
I appreciate Dr. Rahkola and her sincere bedside manner. She listens and I appreciate it.
90

11/02/2017
She was caring, friendly and concerned.
100

10/25/2017
Dr Rahkola is excellent! she listens and obviously gives thoughtful opinions and recommendations. if she isn't sure she will say so and find out. I wish she had more help with all she has to do to free her up for direct patient care which she is so good at!
100

10/23/2017
response time to emails could improve
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10/16/2017
Dr. Rahkola is always on time except for my last visit [...]. She was running late, but I was advised of that at the front desk. This was a nice courtesy and showed respect of my time, as PMG always has before.
100

10/05/2017
Dr. Rahkola is very kind and patient. She listens to my concerns and finds solutions for them. I do see her PA [...] most of the time and she also is very good at listening and solving my health issues. They're wonderful. I highly recommend them.
100

09/17/2017
The staff was very friendly and positive. My provider listened to all my questions and answered all of them.
90

07/26/2017
Not as good at getting back to me on My Chart as I would like.
90

07/21/2017
First visit, all good.
100

07/03/2017
Dr. Rahkola is an exemplary physician in knowledge, ability to communicate, empathy and overall skills. The rest of the team not so much. (Some of them)
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06/26/2017
Myb Provider is EXCELLENT!
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05/31/2017
Excellent !
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05/25/2017
Dr. Rahkola is my primary health care provider. She knows me and my overall health history very well. I trust her judgment on matters of my health care implicitly.
100

05/15/2017
Dr Rahkola is the BEST. She is an amazing doctor.
100

05/10/2017
I am pleased with Sarah and I feel confident in her as my Dr.
60

05/04/2017
I am very grateful for Dr. Sara Rahkola and my Health Care. Thank you for helping me when I have needed you all!
90

05/03/2017
I'm happy with my care [...]
100

04/12/2017
She listened well to all concerns and seemed to know my history even though this was first visit.
100

04/01/2017
Had to wait in separate line to check in depending on my needs and who I was seeing. Took much longer then usual, while there was no one waiting in the other line to be check in. Another doctor I am seeing told me she would need a referal from Dr. Rahkola before she could send in an order for a procedure. It took over 2 months to get that appointment and now I need to see this other doctor again because it has been a while since she had seen me last which is going to take another 2 months!! before the procedure can be scheduled and I certain that will take another month or two. So no I am not happy about the length of time it takes to see any of the doctors or have any of the procedures done. The only exception is getting labs done and that moves along very nicely. All of my doctors have been wonderful, no matter what my needs have been. I don't fault any of them for all the delays which seem to happen there.
100

03/22/2017
Dr. Rahkola always listens.
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03/06/2017
I absolutely love Dr. Rahkola!!
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03/05/2017
Great care provider. I have already recommended her.
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02/20/2017
I am very happy to have Dr. Sarah Rahkola as my PCP. She is wonderful & is very caring & compassionate. I make the long drive to the Newberg office because I feel she's a very he fit for me & my complicated medical issues. I have 100% confidence in vision for moving forward with the medical challei I face. Can't say enough nice things about her! I'm grateful to have her as my PCP!
90

02/19/2017
Getting prescriptions filled in a timely manner has always been an issue. Moving my scripts to Walgreen's instead. It seems that either Walmart never gets the scripts, or the office never sends for refills when I request them. [...]
100

02/01/2017
I recently had my aorta valve replaced. Dr. Rahkola was excellent in sending me to providers who gave me the best of care.
100

01/31/2017
Dr. Rahkola always really listens.
70

01/19/2017
it's impossible to get in to see my PCP and often any other doctor in that group when I need someone. I end up having to go to urgent care which is not the way to make sure you have consistency. I make an appointment for every six months whether I need it or not just to be able to see her. I would rate her higher except for that. it's very frustrating and makes me feel like I'm getting third rate medical care.
100

01/16/2017
My Doctor is a good doctor [...]
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12/05/2016
I feel respected & cared for deeply by my provider.
 
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1003 Providence Drive Suite 110
Newberg, OR 97132
503-537-5959
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