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
  • 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.

4.9 out of 5 (96 Ratings, 45 Comments)

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09/27/2016
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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09/27/2016
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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09/26/2016
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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09/21/2016
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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09/18/2016
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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09/13/2016
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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09/11/2016
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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09/06/2016
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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09/05/2016
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?!
70

09/05/2016
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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08/16/2016
I always have a totally fantastic experience at this provider.
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08/09/2016
Dr. Emily Rukka-Clark is not only a wonderful doctor, she is a compassionate, human being. It's always a pleasure seeing her.
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08/03/2016
Dr. Puukka-Clark is such a nice person. Her style puts you immediately at ease.
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08/02/2016
My Dr has helped me through many things such as the death of my [...]. Dr. Pukka-Clark is the most caring and thoughtful Dr I have ever had. She is wonderful!!!
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07/27/2016
I have the best doctor at Bridgeport Medical....she listens and she knows what has to be done with my health
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07/19/2016
Have always had good experience with providence all their providers. Don't want to go any where else.
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07/19/2016
Dr. Pukka-Clark is the best doctor I have ever had. Always listens, informs very well, is caring and concerned. Very thorough.
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07/17/2016
This is my first visit to Dr. Emily Pukha Clark. I found her very amiable and engaging. She listened well to my concerns and I feel so comfortable being around her.
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07/13/2016
She really listens and respects you as a patient. She explains concepts easily and thoroughly
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07/10/2016
I actually look forward to seeing my Doctor. I also feel like I get very good care at providence Bridgeport office.
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06/07/2016
Came in for a shoulder/neck muscle issue. Really good care by Dr. Pukka Clark and the issue seems to be easing after following her suggestions.
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06/06/2016
I very much like my provider and have no issues with Providence Health & Services.
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06/01/2016
Dr Puukka-Clark is excellent in all aspects of medicine, knowledgable , understanding, caring, compassionate, gentle, encouraging, she's an outstanding physician !!!
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06/01/2016
Dr pukka Clark is a great Doctor!!! she always listens to me and I believe she truly cares about me. I don't know wjhat I would do without her, and her support and guidance!! I am truly grateful to have her as my position.
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05/31/2016
Dr. Puuka-Clark is always very understanding and encouraging. She listens carefully to my health concerns and explains things fully so I understand my treatment plan, my improvement and areas I need to work on.
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05/31/2016
Dr. Puukka-Clark is the best! And so is the purple team!
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05/30/2016
Dr. Puukka-Clark is the best!!! She is kind and caring and listens completely. Her follow up is amazing and she usually gets back to me on the same day if I send a message. I do recommend her to all that ask... I just don't want her to get too busy!!! My husband and I feel very fortunate to have her for our family dr.
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05/25/2016
Very positive experience! All my questions were answered, the provider generally was caring and spent the time needed to talk about issues, and I didn't feel rushed.
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05/24/2016
I've been recommending Bridgeport and Dr Puukka-Clark for serveral years to people. This is an outstanding office!
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05/22/2016
My only concern was NOT with Dr. Puuka-Clark - it was with the updating of my medical history before Dr. Clark came in - upon receiving my summary of the visit after I got home, I noticed that some of the info was not correct or up to date [...] I did call the office and they corrected the info right away. This is, however, not the first time I had experienced this, although overall the experiences have been OK - more actual time for the Dr's interactions with patients would be nice, tho - I always get the feeling that they are feeling a bit 'rushed' - not just here, and now, but over the years and with different Dr's - there is a bit of a 'factory' feel as opposed to many years ago, and one gets the feeling that the Dr's are feeling this too, and finding it stressful - I do find how they cope with this very admirable, though.
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05/19/2016
I travel over 1 hour to see this provider because she is the best!
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05/17/2016
dr. pukka clark is the most friendly, caring and in my 76 years of going to many doctors knows my needs and takes such good care of me. I was going to a previous Doctor several months ago and found I needed a new doctor and my daughter researched for me finding dr. pukka clark [...]. she came highly recommended and I just love her.
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05/10/2016
Dr Pukka Clark is very easy to talk to about health issues; kind in her approach - not the slightest judgement; asks good questions, makes an assessment then asks insightful follow up questions; and she appears to be current in her medical specialty. And, she delivers her care with a smile, humor and kindness.
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05/08/2016
Dr. Clarke is the best! Thankfully, I don't need to see her often but when I do I couldn't ask for better care or attentiveness!
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01/27/2016
Explained everything well while considering patient age 96.
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01/26/2016
Entire staff at Bridgeport is excellent.
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01/24/2016
Dr. Pukka Clark and her staff have been wonderful, professional and I couldn't ask for more.
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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!!
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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!!!
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11/25/2015
Emily connects very well with me , personable and most pleasant
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11/24/2015
Dr. Puukka Clark is caring, smart and personable. I am glad that she is my doctor.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.