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 two children 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

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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.9 out of 5 (173 Ratings, 78 Comments)

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09/28/2017
Dr Puukka-Clark is by far, the very best doctor I have ever met. Her Professional and welcoming manner immediately puts me at ease in a situation that has been stressful with other providers. She is very knowledgeable and is easy to understand as she translates into layman terms. She is very empathetic and knows what is needed to be done in any given situation. My personal experience, I was at the lowest pointin my life. My mother needed someone other than myself to care for my mom as her dementia progressed. Dr Puuka-Clark saved my life and I will always be grateful for her and her awesome care. Thank you
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09/27/2017
I am very satisfied with my provider. When I send My Wellness Chart inquiries, she or someone on her team respond quickly. I feel that she knows me, listens to what I have to say, and provides excellent advice.
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09/25/2017
Extremely caring physcian, who explains in layman's language.
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09/25/2017
wonderful provider! sensitive in every way
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09/13/2017
Would, and have, recommend Dr. Puukka-Clark to friends and family. she's personable, kind and she listens with respect.
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09/09/2017
Dr. Emily Pukka Clark is the best doctor I have had in my 67 years. She is such a sincere caring person. I used to dread going to the doctor but not since my daughter recommend Dr. Pukka Clark.
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08/26/2017
Best care I've ever had w/this provider & refer folks often.
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08/10/2017
Dr. Puukka-Clark is the VERY BEST!!!
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08/03/2017
I absolutely love my Doctor. I can tell she really cares and always listens. She doesn't make me feel silly about questions or concerns I have. She's very knowledgeable and is a genuine person.
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08/02/2017
I was told to schedule an appt. for an annual exam one day before my one month follow up for the condition I was seen for. I suggested to the schedular this seemed excessive and couldn't they be done at the same time. I was told they could not. I cancelled the annual and will keep the follow up appt. I can see no reason to come on succesive days. Perhaps I will schedule an annual sometime in the future.
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08/02/2017
Dr. Pukka-Clark is always a very caring physician.
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07/31/2017
Unsurpassed service.
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07/29/2017
Dr. Emily Puuka Clark is Amazing, Caring, Kind, Professional, Excellent in every way. When the opportunity presented itself, we were extremely lucky to get Dr. Puuka Clark as my Husband [...]'s Primary Care Physician. We both feel we are in the hands of the Very Best Care possible. We Love Dr. Emily Puuka Clark and respect her judgement. It is hard to find someone who truly cares about your welfare, health with sincerity. Very thankful to have her in our lives. WE are enriched because of the care we receive. Her expertise, knowledge, experience, hospitality, CARE, follow up care gives us Peace of Mind knowing we have the Best Doctor!!! Thank you!
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07/10/2017
Difficult to get an appointment without weeks of waiting for her.
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07/10/2017
She is my new "regular" provider, I saw [...] before. Dr. Paula-Clark knew my history so my preventive care was all cohesive with my medical history. She also explained things well without sounding condescending. I was very pleased .
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07/10/2017
dr. pukka clark is very compassionate, competent and knowledgeable in the medical field. I always am greeted with a big warm friendly smile which puts me at ease. I wouldn't trade her for any other doctor. in fact I am having my husband go to her this month. this is a man who is very old fashion and would never see a woman doctor. he knows how I feel and trusts my judgement. he is looking forward to meeting and talking with the knowledge and caring doctor. I know his level of trust will be found with dr. pukka Clark
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07/07/2017
Emily has great people skills and takes the time to listen well to my questions and concerns. She never rushes me in and out. I appreciate that I can communicate with her via My Chart which is a great tool. She responds quickly.
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06/28/2017
I always get EXCELLENT care with all my Providence providers
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06/20/2017
Dr. Puukka-Clark is the best doctor I have ever had. Highly recommend.
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06/14/2017
Dr. Pukka Clark is a very caring and compassionate provider. She also has a great sense of humor which is not always prevalent in this field. She has an innate ability to determine your level of comprehension for your medical condition and, accordingly, communicates in a precise and informative level. She is very good at engaging you as partner in your medical welfare. Very happy with her as well as ALL the medical staff I have come in contact with at Providence.
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06/07/2017
It is very difficult to improve upon perfection. On this visit and every other visit, my family and I believe we are blessed to be under the care of Dr. Pukka Clark. In addition to her more than excellent care, we also have had the pleasure of having vitals taken by [...] who is delightful and very professional. I never hesitate to recommend Providence, this office, and in particular Dr. Clark to anyone who might be looking for a doctor. It is not wrong of me to say my family and I love her.
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06/05/2017
She always listens intently and has the rare quality of letting you know she will help however possible. She is willing to do research which I appreciate. can't say enough good things about her!
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06/01/2017
She's wonderful.
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05/29/2017
!!!awesome!!!
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05/23/2017
very quick to find necessary tests and referrals. I'm very impressed. Many thanks to dr!
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05/18/2017
I'm very happy to be able to return to Dr. Puuka-Clark's practice after being out of the area for a while. She is wonderful and the staff have all been great. What's even more important is how she competently advocates for my health and well-being. [...]
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05/17/2017
Everyone is always very thorough and friendly when I need to see the doctor. Emily makes my appointments very relaxing - she is the best! She cares.
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05/17/2017
I love my doctor so much! I would highly recommend her to anyone. She is so caring, understanding and easy to talk to. I feel like I am visiting a friend when I come to an appointment.
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04/26/2017
care provider is great. [...]
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04/26/2017
Dr Clark is the epitome of everything that a patient would hope for in their physician.
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04/24/2017
She always is very caring and listens to me and discusses my concerns so I have a clear understanding of my situation.
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04/20/2017
Great bedside manner and good energy. Felt heard and put a plan of care in place without issue. Quick followup to test results.
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04/12/2017
Good experience with this provider.
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04/11/2017
She is the best!
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04/10/2017
Hard to get in to see Dr. Puukka-Clark. Usually have to see nurse prac. would rather see Dr. Puukka-Clark.
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04/06/2017
When I called for an appt. I know I will need more than 15 min., but it's usually not never available. Frustrating.
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04/05/2017
Dr. Puukka Clark is always helpful, understanding and thoughtful in her advise and care.
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04/04/2017
The only thing I would change is when I email my provider, my provider replies not the provider/nurse on call. [...]
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03/31/2017
Dr. Puukka-Clark is awesome. She is professional, friendly, caring and so nice.
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03/29/2017
Dr. Emily P-Clark... Is a compassionate provider that truly listens, suggest some changes, and then respectfully listens to my objections and perhaps an alternate way I feel the wanted results can be reached.
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03/27/2017
My care provider is the most caring, loving, intelligent, and best provider I've ever been so blessed to have!
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03/22/2017
I was asked to answer questions on some paperwork, but of these answers were not reviewed. Also, I completed reviews of my medication on two separate occasions before my appointment, only to have to review them again with the nurse. I will no longer complete the MyChart questionnaires before an appointment I may have.
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02/28/2017
When referrals are put in, it takes a long time to hear back from the specialist.
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02/28/2017
I love Dr. Pukkha Clark. She projects a personality where you can say even the most embarassing experiences and not feel put down by it. She explains in a very understandable terms what my problems are and the treatment I needed or suggested.
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02/27/2017
dr. pukka Clark is the most warming caring and knows how to make you feel in the best hands possible!! her knowledge with my problems makes me know I chose the right doctor. I had concerns with my last doctor and my daughter who is in the medical field made many inquiries and took me to dr. pukka Clark and we both feel she is the best out there for my needs.
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02/22/2017
She is a perfect practitioner in that she listens well, is knowledgeable, and kind. I feel lucky to have found this wonderful Doctor!
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02/15/2017
Always comfortable with Dr. Pukka-Clark. Very compassionate, attentive and explains info well. Does appropriate tests and referrals.
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02/09/2017
She is good Listener & friendly.
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02/09/2017
I am very satisfied with services from Dr. Puukka-Clark.
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02/08/2017
A chest x-ray was ordered stat and we never received a call with the results, thus, no additional care was given and ended up in the ER the next day. Just recently had a specimen for a suspected UTI and had to call twice for results and medicine. Was told that the specimen would be sent to the lab and we would get results in a day or two, but never received a call. Called to find out if the specimen had been tested by the lab and was told it never went to the lab and that medicine given was a broad spectrum antibiotic and should take care of the problem. Conflicting information or no information on follow-up on tests or x-rays.
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02/08/2017
Dr. Pukka-Clark is now, and has always been very considerate and compassionate of me. I wouldn't change my PCP for anyone else.
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01/25/2017
Dr. Puuka Clark AKA " The Pook", is probably the doctor most people dream of having. Haven't seen her in nearly a year, she is a hugger and so happy to see not only me, but all her patients. My husband had seen her about two weeks prior, she asked about me and knew I would be seeing her shortly. I have turned my best friend, daughter and grand daughter onto this exceptional person.. we know about her two babies and her latest trip abroad. Now to bedside manner. she is totally interested in you as a patient and a person. She listens to all you have to say, and gives you her best advice for your needs, and definitely sets up an appointment within a month to see your progress. I'm happy to have this chance to tell her how I feel. I'm 73 years old and have NEVER been happier with a doctor. I feel I can call her a friend! and, she has the best hair ever,! Thank God for The Pook!I really love the fact that everything is documented and a copy given to me for my records.
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01/25/2017
Emily Puukka-Clark is excellent; she listens well, has empathy, does not get flustered easily. Very warm and friendly too.
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01/23/2017
Dr. Puukka-Clark is the best health care professional in my 25 years of Providence care.
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01/16/2017
Dr. Puukka-Clarke is very respectful, very knowledgeable, shows such love and care for me and my family. She is an expert in her field but can explain things clearly and well to non-experts like me. She is kind and helpful. She waits to hear all my complaints and concerns. I always feel free to ask anything I would like to know. She never rushes but she doesn't waste my time or her time either. She is the best primary care doctor I have had. I recommend her all the time and am very grateful that many of my friends and my two daughters are in her care. She's the best.
 

12/07/2016
A very will maintained office. She always listens carefully regarding your concerns
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11/09/2016
She is always good listener and when I need answer,She Immediately back to me.(even use this kind my chart)
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11/04/2016
Emily is excellent! She makes you feel like she genuinely cares.
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11/01/2016
In my opinion, Dr. Puuka-Clark is an excellent Doctor. She is very caring, compassionate, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, patient, gentle, kind, interested..my list can go on! Dr. Puuka-Clark is also a very good listener. She genuinely cares for me and my health. She always listens to all I have to say and to all of my questions. She always answers all of my questions or finds the answer. She always provides me her professional guidance regarding my health and healthcare. I get the best care I can ask for from Dr. Puuka-Clark. I have no complaints. Thank you Dr. Puuka-Clark!
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10/26/2016
DR. EPC is the best! I have found her to be knowledgeable, professional and a great communicator. She sets a high standard for other family care physicians.
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10/24/2016
Dr Puukka-Clark is a great doctor. She makes me very comfortable and that is something I do not feel easily around other doctors. I would recommend her to anyone I know.
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10/20/2016
I had not seen the doctor in a long time, and I was pleased that she remembered me well. The visit was a very positive experience.
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10/19/2016
She always listens and provides kind, attentive care.
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10/19/2016
Dr. Puuka is one of the best doctor Ive ever had.
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10/18/2016
Dr. Clark is a wonderful, caring, personable doctor. I love her and have only seen her 3 times!
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10/12/2016
Emily does a great job talking to me about my concerns. She is takes time to explain the best plan for my needs. This is why i keep coming to see her.
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10/05/2016
First of all, I hope Providence is aware of what a wonderful Doctor Dr. Clark is, and the nurse who took my vitals ([...]) is as fantastic. These two amazing ladies are such an asset to Providence that I hope they are given the kudos they so richly deserve. My wife and I both love Dr. Clark. I believe I am the only one of the two of us who had the good fortune to interact with [...] at this time, but she is a gem. A genuine, beautiful gem who has the same kind of personality as Dr. Clark and between the both of them I feel as if I have two angels watching over me.
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10/03/2016
I love how Dr. Puukka-Clark works with my psychiatric nurse practitioner [...] as a team to care for me and my physical health and my mental health.
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09/28/2016
My husband and I travel over an hour to this office because of the care we receive from our provider and the staff!
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09/28/2016
Emily is outstanding in every area. She is friendly, knowledgable, compassionate, funny, resourceful and demonstrates great care and concern. I feel extremely fortunate to have her as my physician.
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09/27/2016
I love Dr. Puukka-Clark. She's compassionate, considerate, caring and she has a great sense of humor. I trust her judgment and I'm happy to have her as my primary care giver. If there were more doctors like her we would all benefit.
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09/22/2016
have been more than satisfied with my care provider. She listens and offers suggestion to remedy the problem or concern I have for PV and Diabetes and concerns for various symptoms that occur.
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09/19/2016
Dr. Puukka Clark is an exceptional doctor! She provides the greatest care to me each and every visit. Although my health is poor, I feel like I am in the best possible hands and trust her guidance and recommendations, and I know she truly cares about me, my health and my well being. Dr. Puukka Clark should win the Providence award for Excellence, and should be the example for all other doctors to follow. I am so very thankful she is my doctor and feel like she is my friend too!
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09/14/2016
Dr Puukka-Clark is easy to talk to and listens to what I have to say. She makes me feel at ease and she is on top of all of my health care issues. I am very happy to have her as my PCP.
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09/12/2016
I was running late due to traffic and I called to say I would be late.....and I was seen right away.....the MA as far as I was concerned was rude [...] I have no problem with this provider
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09/07/2016
Dr Pukka-Clark is a caring doctor who listens to what I have to say and I feel she is my partner in improving my health. A wonderful asset to Providence!!
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09/06/2016
Emily is very kind and knowledgeable. But getting solutions to my health care needs is so very slow. Been going here for years and still haven't seen a specialist for [...]. Other health issues are always show to address and often I'm left to find solutions on my own or suffer at home. The appointment setting is ridiculous and the 15min appointment time is not realistic. That policy needs to go. Visit time needs to be determined between patient and p physician.
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09/06/2016
I love the whole team that provides my care at Providence Bridgeport! Dr. Puukka-Clark ROCKS!!! She is personable, intelligent, confident and she listens...what more could a person ask for in a Doctor?!