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.

4.9 out of 5 (89 Ratings, 40 Comments)

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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.
90

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.
90

11/01/2015
She no how to be a doc,and cares [...]
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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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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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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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10/13/2015
Dr. Pukka-Clark was phenomenal- caring, knowledgable, exceeded expectations in every possible way.
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.
100

10/13/2015
Dr. Pukka-Clark always is professional and caring. I have recommended her to several other people.
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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.
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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.
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09/27/2015
[...] we are very impressed with the care in Oregon, particularly our excellent experiences with Providence.
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09/22/2015
Emily Puukka-Clark is an outstanding doctor to work with. She is professional and knowledgeable while being concerned and proactive.
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09/18/2015
I am very pleased with the healthcare received at Providence.
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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.
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09/13/2015
Have always received excellent care!
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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.