Biography & Education

Biography

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

Dr. Puukka-Clark has a special interest and experience in geriatrics. In her practice, she partners with her patients to help them achieve good health and quality of life. 

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

A native Oregonian, Dr. Puukka-Clark enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. 

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

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

Care Locations

18040 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road, Suite 100
Tigard, OR 97224
Fax 503-216-0750
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family Medicine
  • General practice
  • Geriatric Medicine
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 (127 Ratings, 51 Comments)

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
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/24/2015
I have had nothing but excellent care from Dr. Puukka Clark
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/06/2015
Just the nicest Dr. I have had over My lifetime. She is concerned for my health! I've had six Drs over my 84 years and she DEFINATLY is the BEST!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/06/2015
Dr. Puukka-Clark and her team are professionals of the highest caliber. As someone who has had excellent health and then a life-altering accident, I've needed to have many medical appointments for the last year plus. Throughout everything, the Doctor and staff have always provided information, referrals, appointments, etc. in a very timely, conscientious and considerate manner.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/27/2015
I am so impressed with Dr. Pukka-Clarke! She is the best listener, gives concise advice, and is extremely caring. I could not ask for a better care giver. I feel 100% comfortable with any suggestions she has, and look forward to my visits with her!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/22/2015
I have recommended Dr. Pukka-Clark to other family members
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/18/2015
Dr. Clark is a very good doctor she has a sunny friendly disposition and always makes me feel listened too. I like Dr. Clark a lot as my physician. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2015
n excellent medical provider, understands my needs and responds appropriately.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2015
She is wonderful!!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2015
Dr. Puukka Clark is the best primary physician I have had since I have been with Providence insurance. I like the team approach since I find no matter what team member I have my appointment with they are all aware of my problems and if they have any questions they will consult Dr. Puukka Clark. In my former medical facility, no matter who my appointment was with I generally met with a different member.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/09/2015
This was my first visit, and she (Dr. Puuka-Clark made me feel welcomed and cared for as a patient. She listened to my concerns and I feel as though my H/C needs are in good hands. I'm a new pt, transfer from [...], where I felt like a #, and got shuffled around a lot. I couldn't be more satisfied by this provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/18/2015
they are always very attentive and understanding; want what is best for patient and are open to new ideas and never make patient feel awkward when asking questions or anything.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/15/2015
first visit to this clinic. will be my new doctor going forward. she was great
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/11/2015
the provider is excellent. providence's phone system is awful. at a minimum, please just play soothing music during the long waits on hold. I don't smoke and I am not overweight and I don't want to hear messages about addressing problems I don't have for 15 or 20 minutes.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/27/2015
First visit, liked her a lot
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/27/2015
My care provider, Emily Puukka-Clark, is compassionate, intelligent, caring, skilled, and just a great physician in all ways. She supports my interest in finding solutions to medical problems and is a wonderful listener. I've recommended her to many other people including members of my family.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/18/2015
Always a comfortable visit with Dr Puukka Clark or [...] that I look forward to!!!!! Love them both and have full confidence in.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/14/2015
Good experience, felt physician really listened to my concerns and gave me options.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/13/2015
Dr Puukka Clark is empathetic and caring. The issue I had was with the office staff. Office staff member was to call my insurance compay & get preapproval for an MRI - then they were to call me and let me know the procedure was preapproved & I could call the radiology dept and get an appointment for the MRI. The office staff did not call me the day after the appointment as expected. I waited 5 business days and then sent an online message to Dr. Puukka-Clark asking for status on my preapproval. Later that same day, one of the office staff called me and he told me "I don't know why they (radiology) didn't call you to set up the appointment." Apparently, there is a communication problem in the Dr. Puukka-Clark's office. She told me at the end of my appointment, and I repeated back to her what I heard her say to make sure I understood, that a member of her office staff would call me and let me know when I could call the radiology dept. and request an MRI appointment. It is very bad when a medical office does not have a clear procedure in place understood by all staff members.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/10/2015
confidence in Emily's ability to provide appropriate health care . good attitude .
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/28/2014
This was my first experience with Dr. Puuka-Clark. I enjoyed her caring disposition and thorough explanations of preventative care I should maintain. She clarified some misperceptions of routine exams I wasn't clear about, including mammography and colonoscopy screenings.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/17/2014
She is an angel
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/14/2014
I left [...] because I felt that I wasn't being heard and felt that providers weren't as skilled as I felt they should be. Since moving to Providence and choosing Dr. Puukka-Clark, I have had all my concerns listened to and the appropriate care or referral given immediately. The specialist I was referred to was top notch and my care has been exemplary.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/05/2014
In Dr. Clark's own words "You are a minimalist", she totally understands I will do the work to stay healthy, will not take prescriptions for shortcuts, but will of course listen to advice and then hopefully make the right decision.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/02/2014
She is the best!!!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/30/2014
Dr. Puukka-Clark is an excellent physician and is always excited to see me and see how I'm doing. She's very thorough and takes the time to discuss all of my health issues and make sure I understand what treatments/medicines are necessary.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

11/29/2014
She was very nice but I did not feel she was very thorough in her exam or interested in really learning about me and my health. I was scheduled for a physical and pap, and it was very "surface", and she did not do the pap, and said I never need to have a pap, pelvic exam or breast exam again, which surprised me (since I've had a hysterectomy). I called my GYN and she did not agree with this at all. I was asked to fill out a questionnaire re: any problems I was having, and she never even looked at it. Overall, I was disappointed in the care I received, after waiting almost a year to meet her after I had signed up with her. The only way I saw her this time was because it was a non-emergency physical exam which I scheduled quite a while in advance. Every other time I've needed to get in, she has never been available.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/13/2014
I feel very comfortable with the doctor and her staff. She is very open, friendly and easy to talk with. I'm very satisfied and intend to have a long term relationship.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

11/09/2014
Great experience!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/02/2014
Very caring physician
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/29/2014
Well I am happy because my doctor from the beginning channelled me to the people indicated for my health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
30

10/03/2014
I have been in pain for a year and the only help I have gotten is what I have done for myself
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/30/2014
very good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/30/2014
she was very attentive and really answered my questions and listened to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/26/2014
She is excellent, especially with eye contact and listening.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/17/2014
I love my doctor and would refer her to family and friends
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/14/2014
the provider always listens to what i have to say and give me feedback in a way that is caring and understandable.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/14/2014
Always pleasant and competent.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

09/14/2014
Great over all care and professionalism. From the making of the appointment, Welcoming reception staff, Prep Nurse and Dr. Pukka-Clarke. I was extremely pleased with the entire experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/09/2014
Dr. Clark is friendly compassionate and knowledgeable. She is everything you could hope for in a personal physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/13/2014
Finding Dr. Puukka-Clark for my mother was a Godsend. She is so friendly, thorough and knowledgable. My mother is a retired nurse, so she can be somewhat critical of her care, but she just loves Dr. Puukka-Clark.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/13/2014
Emily Puukka-Clark is a very warm, personable doctor. I've appreciated her skill, knowledge, and listening skills. I feel very comfortable discussing issues with her, and very confident in her care.
Providence Health & Services Patient