Biography & Education

Biography

Sarah Rahkola, M.D., believes to achieve optimal health, it is important to address the needs of the whole person – physical, mental and spiritual.

In her practice, Dr. Rahkola emphasizes patient education and shared decision making. "I coach my patients to make sound decisions for their own health," she says.

Dr. Rahkola earned her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. She completed her internship, residency and a chief-resident year at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She is an active member of the American College of Physicians and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Raised in Hillsboro, Ore., Dr. Rahkola is married with three children. Outside of the office, she enjoys gardening, cooking, reading and visiting the Oregon Coast.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Education
Oregon Health & Science University

Care Locations

Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal 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.

4.7 out of 5 (94 Ratings, 20 Comments)

100

11/24/2015
Timely, professional and caring
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/10/2015
Dr. Rahkola is probably the best physician my family has ever had.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2015
All good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2015
She always addresses my concerns, always explains lab results when I have questions....sometimes e-mail and sometimes at an office visit. (I always get lab results from My Chart).
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

08/26/2015
If it is not urgent situation, it is very hard to get an appointment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

07/19/2015
focused on single problem, I am 81 yrs or age and wanting to proactive in avoiding issues. [...] Your organizations is great, your patient service is very good ( has an hospital stay after surgery by Dr Moore. Dr
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/06/2015
Dr. Rahkola is an excellent doctor. however, her time is to limited to spend enough time with each patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/10/2015
Care from doctor was excellent. However, the check-in with clerk was poor as she didn't let doctor know I was in the office. The doctor had to come out to see if I was present. I therefore felt a little rushed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/08/2015
I really like how she explains things and talks to me but there is a lag in response time when I have questions not addressed in an appointment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/25/2015
My provider is very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/19/2015
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Rahkola as my care provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/08/2015
I had a cortisone shot to my [...], and Dr. Rahkola took extra steps to assure it was pain free.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/10/2015
She is terrific in people skills, communication and compassion!! Give her a raise!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/09/2015
I think she's overbooked or has employer requirements to see so many patients that it's difficult to get in to see her without a long lead time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/04/2015
My provider and I discussed several communication issues that I experienced before this visit. We were able to do this in a direct and professional manner, which I appreciated.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/02/2015
all experiences have been very positive and I appreciate Dr Rahkola very much. She is interested in all aspects of my health (physical and spiritual)
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/08/2015
I needed a referral to my eye care physician, and I've already received this referral. She is great at referring me for this doctor as well as a skin doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/03/2015
Hard to get in right away she is so busy.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/01/2015
this physician is a great deal better than the previous one & I trust her to do what is needed within the systems restrictions
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/14/2015
Dr. Rahkola is very caring, a good listener, and an excellent physician.
Providence Health & Services Patient