Biography & Education

Biography

Stephanie Cha, M.D., follows a simple care philosophy. "Medical care is a relationship between the patient and physician. I believe in mutual trust and coordinated efforts to achieve optimal health for my patients." Dr. Cha has a special interest in geriatrics.

Dr. Cha graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She earned a bachelor of science degree in biopsychology with high honors and distinction.

Dr. Cha received her doctor of medicine at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa and completed her internal medicine residency at Legacy Good Samaritan/Emanuel Hospitals in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Cha has spent time in Kenya, Africa as a medical missionary. She enjoys time with her husband and children, gardening and exercising.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine; geriatrics

Education
University of Iowa School of Medicine
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

9290 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Suite 120
Clackamas, OR 97015
Fax 503-215-2115
Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cellulitis, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.7 out of 5 (185 Ratings, 53 Comments)

90

06/15/2015
I have no complaints about Dr. Cha, she's always been understanding and the best part is, if I need a referral it's always done immediately.
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100

06/15/2015
Dr. Cha is an excellent physician. She is a good listener. She is intelligent, alert, detail-oriented and methodical in her care of the patient, considering all important factors for the patient's health and knowledgeable about appropriate therapy. [...]
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100

06/10/2015
Very thorough. Good listener, competent.
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100

05/27/2015
care provider has been excellent.
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100

05/26/2015
Professional and courteous.
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100

05/08/2015
I especially like the MyChart email. When I have asked questions I have received fast answers and I appreciate this.
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100

05/05/2015
I never feel like Dr Cha is in a big hurry, but takes the time to help me if I have a question that did pertain to what I am visiting her for.
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80

04/29/2015
Dr. Cha seems very competent. She does review your chart thoroughly and explains the results of blood tests and a health plan going forward. My only concern is about the hands on examinations that once were commonplace among all visits. Would have thought that listening to the heart and lungs of a senior would have been a given at any appointment, just as taking the temperature and blood pressure are. Apparently, now, perhaps due to insurance restrictions, these things seem to only be done if you ask ahead of time. It doesn't sound like very proactive care.
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60

04/17/2015
After tests were done (with nothing conclusive), I got a 'take an aspirin and call us for another appointment' response. I really don't think anyone really cares whether this is a life-threatening problem or not. Why not suggest another resouce/specialist?
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100

04/15/2015
Dr. Cha and team are the best!
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100

04/12/2015
I was impressed with the follow thru on my concerns
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90

04/02/2015
The receptionists are usually so friendly and kind but at my last visit i felt like i was a bother. She was not welcoming and didnt smile and seemed annoyed that i had the wrong time ( i was early)
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100

04/01/2015
Knowledgeable about my health issues, my care provider listened carefully to my questions and concerns and thoughtfully provided answers and advice.
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90

03/24/2015
[...] Dr Cha and the Sunnyside office is restoring my faith in modern medicine. The best care I've had in the last 45 years.
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03/24/2015
Dr. Cha was very easy to talk to and felt she listened to me. I think this will be a good fit.
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100

03/24/2015
I selected Dr. Cha to be my health care provider after a bad experience with another doctor. I have only seen her twice, but am so glad that she had room in her practice for me as a patient. I feel very gratified to have her as my doctor because she is so accomplished.
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80

03/20/2015
Dr. Cha always reviews notes from my previous visit, which I appreciate. I feel she could be more sensitive in dealing with patients who have trauma [...], although I appreciate it's difficult when you have a tight schedule and lots of patients. However it can add to the stress when your physician appears dismissive or annoyed that physical exams are difficult for the patient. Aside from a few comments (over several visits) in which I perceived her frustration in dealing with me, physically she's very respectful of people's bodies and she also provided me the option of going longer between physical exams to help ease the stress. Overall I'm very appreciative of her care. I just think there are a few times where a little more sensitivity would be appreciated.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/17/2015
I rate Dr Cha as the very highest possible
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100

03/17/2015
I was very excited to see how thorough my Doctor is,and really caring. I am going to love it here.
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100

03/12/2015
My doctor take very good care of me and i'm very satifistied with my service and care.
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100

03/10/2015
Dr. Cha made the correct diagnosis after two previous Md's failed. She has my utmost confidence.
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100

03/06/2015
I feel that Dr. Cha is very easy to talk with. She listens to my concerns, and I feel that she takes good care of my health needs. She encourages good health habits and explains health issues in a way that is easy to understand. She is always willing to answer any questions I might have, and I never feel that she is rushing to get on to her next patient.
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100

02/25/2015
I have always had a good experience with Dr. Cha. It is hard for me to change and she won't give up on me.
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100

02/25/2015
The office people are so helpful and friendly. Makes one feel cared for. Dr. Cha is very interactive and shows concern for my problems.
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100

02/25/2015
Always feel satisfied when finished with appt.
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100

02/25/2015
Outstanding professional that can easily communicate one on one at a level of understanding with respect and genuine concern.
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100

02/17/2015
[...] Dr. Cha was fabulous and I look forward to working with her in the future!
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90

01/28/2015
Dr. Cha is very professional and knowledgable. She is thorough in her exams, and is a great listener. I feel she values what I have to say, and offers alternate options when possible.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/25/2015
I am new to Providence and to Dr. Cha as of this month, but based on my single visit so far I find her very competent and caring, and I hope to be her patient for a long time to come.
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01/14/2015
This was my initial visit with Dr. Cha. I used to see Dr. [...] who is no longer at this clinic. Dr. Cha seemed thorough and attentive.
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100

12/25/2014
Dr Cha was very understanding and helpful.
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80

12/23/2014
only negative was at my last visit we talked about adding a medication that didn't get ordered. when I contacted the dr office, my provider is off for the holiday so I am unable to get it until my dr gets back. otherwise I had a wonderful experience and Dr Cha is awesome!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/21/2014
Dr. Cha is always willing to listen to ALL of my problems, easily recommends and refers me to the appropriate provider. I have absolutely no complaints about her...she is excellent in her care for me.
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90

12/07/2014
Dr Cha is very knowledgeable and is able to make good decisions.
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100

12/02/2014
Dr Cha is the best. She is quick to respond, even when I send questions via My Chart. She is professional, but also willing to have those crucial conversations that I may not want to hear, but need to hear.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/25/2014
I haven't had any bad experience with my care provider
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100

11/19/2014
I appreicate Dr. Cha. I do feel that she is a partner with me in my overall health and well being. I am thankful for that.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/19/2014
great doctor
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100

11/18/2014
Dr Cha really listens and cares about the health of her patients. Her spirit is very much alive and well and engages fully rather taking the easy way out of indifference or detachment
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90

11/16/2014
Sometimes it takes a little too long to get a prescription refill. Other than that I have been satisfied with my care by Dr. Cha.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/05/2014
Dr. Cha is incredibly pleasant to work with as a person and in her role as my primary care physician.
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80

10/29/2014
All good
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100

10/21/2014
Dr Cha listens and hears what I tell her. She always gives me the final choice when a decision has to be made but not until she gives me the pros and cons of the situation or procedure.
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100

10/14/2014
Followup has sometimes not been soon enough. I recently changed to Dr. Cha. She seems to be better with return visits.
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90

10/02/2014
All good.
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100

10/01/2014
Very good visit. She listened well and addressed everything.
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100

09/24/2014
Dr. Cha provides excellent care to her patients. She's professional but takes a personal interest, too.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/07/2014
My last visit I had made an error on the time of my appointment making me early. Even then I did not have to wait long. They went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of in very little time. Great group of people. Thank you
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08/27/2014
Primary Care Physicians switch due to Doc [...] leaving. Doctor Cha was prepared for our first visit. Good listener. I think we are a good fit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/27/2014
It has been a very good experience having Dr. Cha as my PCP---I have good rapport with her.
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100

08/26/2014
Care provider is knowledgeable, compassionate, professional and honest. I have had all good to great experiences in her care.
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08/19/2014
Was looking for a new doctor since [...] left the practice. I think DR. Cha will be a welcome replace ement based on our initial meeting.
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08/13/2014
Excellent listening skills.Very good at positive reinforcing good habit/ behaviors
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