Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Emily Puukka-Clark says she chose family medicine because of the unique opportunity it provides to care for patients throughout all life stages. She enjoys being able to build meaningful and long-lasting relationships with her patients. 

In her practice, she works with patients to help them achieve their best physical, mental and emotional health.  She views her patients as partners in the medical decision making process and believes it is critical that each patient be heard and understood. 

Dr. Puukka-Clark has a special interest and experience in geriatrics. She finds great satisfaction in helping older patients thrive and maintain the highest quality of life. 

Dr. Puukka-Clark earned her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. She completed her residency in family medicine through the Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine Residency program. In addition, she holds a Master of Science degree in epidemiology from Stanford University.

A native Oregonian, Dr. Puukka-Clark enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, reading and living life in the Pacific Northwest.

 

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Medical degree: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
 
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

18040 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road
Suite 304
Tigard, OR 97224
Fax 503-216-0750
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • General practice
  • Geriatric medicine

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.

4.8 out of 5 (114 Ratings, 48 Comments)

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01/27/2016
Explained everything well while considering patient age 96.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/26/2016
Entire staff at Bridgeport is excellent.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/24/2016
Dr. Pukka Clark and her staff have been wonderful, professional and I couldn't ask for more.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/10/2016
Dr. Puukka-Clark is absolutely the best doctor I've had in the Providence system and in my life for that matter. I LOVE HER!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/02/2015
I love my doctor - I always feel special when I see her and never feel that she is in too big of a hurry to converse with me and clear any questions or problems that I may have. She is one of the most cheerful and caring doctors I have ever had!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/25/2015
Emily connects very well with me , personable and most pleasant
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100

11/24/2015
Dr. Puukka Clark is caring, smart and personable. I am glad that she is my doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/20/2015
Emily is the best doctor I have ever had. She listens well and has insight that she shares with ease. She does not rush through the visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/17/2015
I love seeing Dr. Puukka Clark. She listens well, helps with all my questions and is very friendly. I recently referred my inlaws to her and they have made appointments with her and her team as well.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/17/2015
Dr. Puukka-Clark always answers all my questions and explains everything fully. I feel she genuinely cares how I am doing and wants to help ease my concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/15/2015
Emily and Team afre Fantastic, sometimes just hard to get in to see her without a month wait, however, after explaining my need for immediate care due to a virus/infection, they worked me right in.
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90

11/01/2015
She no how to be a doc,and cares [...]
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100

10/28/2015
Dr. Puukka-Clark is caring human being, who truly listens to my concerns and respect my decision to just live with a skin condition, rather than go on medications that will not cure and has potential high risk for side effects. We freely discuss situations at they arise, then agree on a plan of attack.
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100

10/27/2015
I had to wait over 2 months to see Dr. Pukka-Clark and I am so glad I did. She is the best! I am so happy to be a patient of hers!! 10 all the way!
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100

10/25/2015
Dr. Puukka Clark is by far the best physician I have ever had. She listens with interest to your issues, asks questions,explains everything I don't understand. She has such a cheerful personality that you do not feel intimidated. I have recommended her to friends & they feel the same way. 5 stars all the way
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100

10/13/2015
Dr. Pukka-Clark was phenomenal- caring, knowledgable, exceeded expectations in every possible way.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/13/2015
Once taken back to the exam room, I waited over 30 minutes for the doctor to come into the room. Then, i waited another 20 minutes for the nurse for my immunizations.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/13/2015
Dr. Pukka-Clark always is professional and caring. I have recommended her to several other people.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/29/2015
Dr. Puuka Clark is one of the kindest and most approachable healthcare workers I've ever had. I would recommend her to my family and friends. She always listens carefully and takes a personal interest in me every time I visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/29/2015
I really enjoyed Dr. Pukka Clark. She was referred to me by Dr. [...], whom I absolutely have been trusting with my physical, mental and emotional health for almost 10 years. She is an amazing physician and Providence is fortunate to have these two wonderful women.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/27/2015
[...] we are very impressed with the care in Oregon, particularly our excellent experiences with Providence.
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100

09/22/2015
Emily Puukka-Clark is an outstanding doctor to work with. She is professional and knowledgeable while being concerned and proactive.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/18/2015
I am very pleased with the healthcare received at Providence.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/18/2015
I would like to have a little more time to talk with the doctor. Would like to be able to discuss more than one concern a visit as Dr.Pukka Clark has a very busy schedule and sometimes takes a month or two to see her. But she is busy because she is the rock star of Doctors and I can honestly say the nicest most knowledgeable doctor I have ever had. She has the ability of making you feel good, inside and out.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/13/2015
Have always received excellent care!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/30/2015
Dr. Puukka-Clark is a wonderful and caring doctor. She helps us with issues of getting older and helps us get items that will make my life easier and help me stay independent. She has a good way of putting things into perspective without being judgemental.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/05/2015
I appreciate the attention and patience I get when I am there.
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08/04/2015
This doctor is a good listener and very thoughtful about diagnosing the problem (if there is one). I was impressed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/28/2015
I just love Providence Bridgeport and my care providers/staff there - everyone is outstanding and obviously love their jobs - keep up the great work and stay cool!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/26/2015
First time with new provider was a breath of fresh air. So thankful to find a doctor to listen.
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100

07/21/2015
Dr. Puuka Clark is the best doctor I've ever had. Smart, friendly, knows her stuff, cares, listens.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/21/2015
Our whole family has Dr. Emily as their primary care physician, we feel pretty fortunate to have her as our provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/19/2015
Very impressed with my doctor and care received.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/14/2015
Dr.Pukka-Clark is a joy to work with.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/07/2015
Dr. Emily Puukka-Clark was so nice to me and concerned with my health issues. This was my first visit with her so she spent time getting acquainted. I was very comfortable with my visit with her. [...] I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Puukka-Clark as my new Primary Care Physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/06/2015
The Scheduler scheduled me for a Gyno exam when all I was seeing doctor for was a blood pressure check and that is what I told her when I called - my blood pressure meds needed to be refilled and I had to see doctor before they could be refilled. Also, my chart had my mother as deceased and she is not deceased. The MA changed it.
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100

06/30/2015
Emily Puka-Clark is professional, knowledgeable and patent...a pure delight to find as a primary care provider!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/24/2015
Dr. Pukka-Clark has always treated me with kindness, empathy & respect. She always goes the extra mile to insure I get all of my concerns addressed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/10/2015
HAVE BEEN COMING TO SAME CLINIC FOR 5 YEARS... HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TREATED VERY WELL. I LIVE IN Hillsboro AND DRIVE 30-45 MINUTES TO GET THERE. Because of the way they have always treated me, I don't mind driving farther to get the kind of care I know I will receive!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/25/2015
she very understanding about my need and concerns. she like with me every step to reach my golds. to have a healther life
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100

05/24/2015
I have had nothing but excellent care from Dr. Puukka Clark
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100

05/22/2015
Being over 91 years old, the Doctor plus all her associates were so loving and kind to me at every visit. I thank them all for this kind of treatment. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/11/2015
Took the time to explain the possible reasons for my symptoms, and seemed interested in my well being.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/29/2015
We are new to the area and have found Providence overall to be responsive to our needs. I very much like our provider and the My Chart web-based system, which we find easy to use.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/29/2015
It took 3 months to get an appt to establish care with this physician.
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100

04/28/2015
always shows a personal interest and speaks to you like a friend. I really do enjoy seeing her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/28/2015
i ALWAYS RECIEVE EXCELLENT ATTENTION FROM THIS PROVIDER
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100

04/22/2015
The only negative aspect of my experience was having the first provider (nurse?), who took vitals, ask me about the reason I was seeking medical attention. It can be long & involved or embarrassing- I didn't like having to go through it twice, especially when the first provider was not the one who would be treating me.
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