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 (92 Ratings, 22 Comments)

100

02/25/2016
I really don't want to recommend that other people see her as it would make it harder for me to get appointments if she was too busy!!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/09/2016
Always on top of my weiibeing & always asks how Everything is going & do I have any thing I want to bring up
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/25/2016
I've never had a Doctor that cared so much for me and my health. She is always so focused on me when I'm in her office.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

01/24/2016
Can't get appointments with her in a timely manner
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/13/2016
Because she is so good as a doc and as a person, she is very busy with patients making it more difficult to find a time in her schedule to be seen sometimes.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/07/2016
Dr Rahkola is an amazing doctor. She is the best. She really cares
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

12/30/2015
Excellent care - very caring - listens to what I have to say and answers all my questions professionally.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

12/21/2015
Do not get to see Dr Rahkola often: almost impossible [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/18/2015
Best physician I have ever had
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/01/2015
I am always appreciative of Dr. Rahkola's time and professional care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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