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
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.8 out of 5 (120 Ratings, 30 Comments)

100

09/17/2017
The staff was very friendly and positive. My provider listened to all my questions and answered all of them.
90

07/26/2017
Not as good at getting back to me on My Chart as I would like.
90

07/21/2017
First visit, all good.
100

07/03/2017
Dr. Rahkola is an exemplary physician in knowledge, ability to communicate, empathy and overall skills. The rest of the team not so much. (Some of them)
100

06/26/2017
Myb Provider is EXCELLENT!
100

05/31/2017
Excellent !
100

05/25/2017
Dr. Rahkola is my primary health care provider. She knows me and my overall health history very well. I trust her judgment on matters of my health care implicitly.
100

05/15/2017
Dr Rahkola is the BEST. She is an amazing doctor.
100

05/10/2017
I am pleased with Sarah and I feel confident in her as my Dr.
60

05/04/2017
I am very grateful for Dr. Sara Rahkola and my Health Care. Thank you for helping me when I have needed you all!
90

05/03/2017
I'm happy with my care [...]
100

04/12/2017
She listened well to all concerns and seemed to know my history even though this was first visit.
100

04/01/2017
Had to wait in separate line to check in depending on my needs and who I was seeing. Took much longer then usual, while there was no one waiting in the other line to be check in. Another doctor I am seeing told me she would need a referal from Dr. Rahkola before she could send in an order for a procedure. It took over 2 months to get that appointment and now I need to see this other doctor again because it has been a while since she had seen me last which is going to take another 2 months!! before the procedure can be scheduled and I certain that will take another month or two. So no I am not happy about the length of time it takes to see any of the doctors or have any of the procedures done. The only exception is getting labs done and that moves along very nicely. All of my doctors have been wonderful, no matter what my needs have been. I don't fault any of them for all the delays which seem to happen there.
100

03/22/2017
Dr. Rahkola always listens.
100

03/06/2017
I absolutely love Dr. Rahkola!!
100

03/05/2017
Great care provider. I have already recommended her.
100

02/20/2017
I am very happy to have Dr. Sarah Rahkola as my PCP. She is wonderful & is very caring & compassionate. I make the long drive to the Newberg office because I feel she's a very he fit for me & my complicated medical issues. I have 100% confidence in vision for moving forward with the medical challei I face. Can't say enough nice things about her! I'm grateful to have her as my PCP!
90

02/19/2017
Getting prescriptions filled in a timely manner has always been an issue. Moving my scripts to Walgreen's instead. It seems that either Walmart never gets the scripts, or the office never sends for refills when I request them. [...]
100

02/01/2017
I recently had my aorta valve replaced. Dr. Rahkola was excellent in sending me to providers who gave me the best of care.
100

01/31/2017
Dr. Rahkola always really listens.
70

01/19/2017
it's impossible to get in to see my PCP and often any other doctor in that group when I need someone. I end up having to go to urgent care which is not the way to make sure you have consistency. I make an appointment for every six months whether I need it or not just to be able to see her. I would rate her higher except for that. it's very frustrating and makes me feel like I'm getting third rate medical care.
100

01/16/2017
My Doctor is a good doctor [...]
100

12/05/2016
I feel respected & cared for deeply by my provider.
90

11/17/2016
She is very compassionate and easy to talk to!!
100

11/16/2016
my care provider is the most amazing care provider I have ever had I don't just feel like part of a to-do list. She is amazing!!!
100

11/13/2016
Dr. Rakola was very thorough in her examination. She's very easy to work with. I would highly recommend her & her staff.
100

10/10/2016
Dr. Rahkola is the best physician I have ever had!
100

09/19/2016
i appreciate Dr. Rahkola's knowledge and her network of specialty providers.
90

09/13/2016
Does not make me feel rushed.
100

09/01/2016
Dr. "R." knows the patient and the patients needs.