Biography & Education

Biography

Stephanie Cha, M.D., follows a simple care philosophy. "Medical care is a relationship between the patient and physician. I believe in mutual trust and coordinated efforts to achieve optimal health for my patients." Dr. Cha has a special interest in geriatrics.

Dr. Cha graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She earned a bachelor of science degree in biopsychology with high honors and distinction.

Dr. Cha received her doctor of medicine at the University of Iowa School of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa and completed her internal medicine residency at Legacy Good Samaritan/Emanuel Hospitals in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Cha has spent time in Kenya, Africa as a medical missionary. She enjoys time with her husband and children, gardening and exercising.

Areas of expertise

Internal medicine; geriatrics

Education
University of Iowa School of Medicine
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

9290 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Suite 120
Clackamas, OR 97015
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Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and Neck Pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and Corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact Dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to Thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect Bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator Cuff Tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin Infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts,
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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.6 out of 5 (267 Ratings, 99 Comments)

 

10/26/2017
While I was glad my condition wasn't anything serious, I left feeling a bit unsure my symptoms were adequately addressed, but overall I'm feeling better now
 

10/24/2017
I feel Dr. Cha is caring and is a good doctor.
 

10/04/2017
Dr. Cha was very knowledgeable and helpful. The visit was efficient and met my needs.
 

10/04/2017
Dr Cha is very caring and listens and understands my needs.
100

09/28/2017
i have the up most respect for Dr. Cha and the other people that work in this office.
100

09/28/2017
Providence has always and will always be the number one providers in health care there is no better system
100

09/27/2017
Dr. Cha was thorough in her exam, was up to date with my medical history, listened carefully to my concerns, referred me for needed physical therapy, and provided me with blood test results and comments very quickly. The after-visit paperwork was very helpful to have for future reference.
100

09/25/2017
Dr. Cha didn't have records of cancer finding from a different provider. Listened carefully and satisfied all my questions.
20

09/22/2017
Barely touched my knee only prescribed meds.
100

09/20/2017
Dr. Cha is a good listener and respectful of the concerns that I have for my health. She is helpful with suggestions and feedback.
100

09/20/2017
I have seen Dr. Cha for the last 3 or 4 years and am very happy she is my doctor. If I ever have a health problem, she has always made the best decisions for me and provided excellent referrals if needed.
100

09/20/2017
everyone was very caring. I had a reaction to a shot, everyone was great. not a sever reaction. made sure I was ok and several people checked on me.
70

08/29/2017
She was attentive and ordered the tests I wasn't concerned about.
100

08/29/2017
Dr. Cha has become not only my doctor, but a trusted friend. She knows all of my issues and health needs and addresses everything...always with compassion and understanding.
70

08/26/2017
The PCP is in WAY too much of a hurry when meeting with me! Gads, I get the impression I am on some sort of a stopwatch that they look at....regardless of how many issues I need to speak about/ask about...I get the "sorry your time is up" feeling. My previous PCP seemed to treat me this way and it has gotten worse with the new PCP. She seems to be very proficient, but can we please allot more time or "margin" to your doctors so I dont feel like a widget on a production line? PCP time is valuable, but so is my health. Actually it pretty much came to "sorry, your time is up, come back in 3 months so I can deal with the balance of things on your list of issues". [...]
80

08/24/2017
dr cha is prompt, respectful, kind and knowledgeable. I got my lab results very rapidly and could view them on my patient portal. I am grateful for such excellent and efficient care!
100

08/24/2017
I trust Dr Cha and value her understanding of me.
80

08/23/2017
in general I feel welcome at the office.
100

08/23/2017
Appreciate Dr. Cha's compassion and care.
30

08/23/2017
I felt as though she seemed to preoccupied and didn't seem to have time to thoughtfully answer questions I had regarding my health.
90

08/23/2017
I would recommend that the caregivers assistants introduce themselves when they call out the patient's name, I had to ask the nurse what her name was. Also some of the questions my doctor asked me were strange and difficult to understand when it came to my diet. It made me wonder how much she knows about nutrition. I know I need to lose weight.
90

08/20/2017
very good-nice dr.
100

08/16/2017
Dr. Cha is always attentive and respectful and listens to all my concerns with sensitivity, in spite of sometimes being pressed for time.
100

08/10/2017
When I had a question about my Shoulder Fall I had to use the computer to ask the question and when I saw the Dr. she was not aware of my question . Someone in the office answered my question so I contacted an orthopedic Dr. on my own.
100

08/09/2017
Dr. Cha is an exceptional physician. I continue to be impressed by professionalism, knowledge and caring presence.
100

08/09/2017
Dr Cha is very caring and is fully prepped by reviewing chart before visit. I appreciate her thoroughness!
40

08/09/2017
This was my first time seeing this provider-- she was not very warm and appeared in a hurry. She provided the care needed (ordering tests) but the delivery was not optimal. There are a lot of choices for PCP in town, so I'll go with someone who seems interested in developing a relationship rather than drive through medical care.
100

08/07/2017
I saw Dr. Cha for my new patient appointment. She had reviewed my history, listened to my concerns, and made recommendations I am following. I trust her and found her easy to talk with. I am grateful she is my new primary care physician!
100

08/02/2017
the provider and all the staffs are very kind and care about the patient
0

07/26/2017
I have NEVER been treated so disrespectful from ANY Doctor EVER! Dr. Cha was HORRIBLE. In fact, if Dr. [...] is unavailable again I WILL GO ELSEWHERE. She lead me to believe I was Dr. Shopping, thought I was a pain pill addict, as I had been on pain medication for 6 months waiting for a surgery with DR. [...]. She belittled me, wanted to know why I changed from DR. [...] - who retired. I really respect Dr. [...], However, Dr. Cha is very UNPROFFESSIONAL as I also had xrays that showed broken ribs and torn inner muscles.
100

07/19/2017
Stephanie and office are very good at customizing my care and listening to my priorities and goals.
100

07/02/2017
Very efficient & helpful/communicates well.
100

06/30/2017
I have always had excellent experiences related to my care provider.
100

06/22/2017
Did not do a breast exam. She seemed anxious to leave. The 40 minute appointment was up. I had 20 minutes with her.
100

06/18/2017
Dr. Cha is very easy to talk to about anything concerning medical. she really takes time to explain what meds your are taking and for what. both my husband and I are thankful for having this doctor.
100

06/18/2017
Dr. Cha is very compassionate, she really cares about our health, we are happy to have her for our care.
40

06/12/2017
rushed. doesn't reach out to me.
100

06/10/2017
I appreciate Dr Cha's professional demeanor and expertise at communicating. She is very caring, knowledgeable, and I have great confidence in her ability as my personal physician.
100

06/08/2017
I like Dr. Cha very much as she is very easy to talk to and is concerned.
100

06/07/2017
[...] my Dr Stephanie cha and her whole staff I think are awesome I have had 12 surgeries due to injuries and I am now on full medical disability she is the most understanding doctor I have ever seen in my life God bless her
0

06/07/2017
Dr Cha spent all of 3 mins with me before she left to take a phone during our visit and did not apologize or return to make sure I had all I needed. Her bedside manner was overall unpleasant and my "checkup" was rushed and complete waste of my time. I used to drive 40mins each way to see Dr [...] and would have happily continued if she was still there.
50

06/01/2017
Dr> Cha never takes a postive position on any of my needs and always refers to something but never the cause or cure
60

05/31/2017
This provider at more than one times showed her impatient to listen to the whole thing that I want to tell her or try to ask her to explain in detail in layman terms to me about what and why she made that decision. because I like to understand and take control of the situation, and particularly not to tell me she is too busy and have two more patients waiting for her. I am seriously consider to change my care to another provider in the same clinic.
100

05/31/2017
Dr Cha is amazing, I really appreciate that she really listens shows that she cares!
100

05/29/2017
I like the my chart on line communication system for getting back copies of tests (lab, radiology/along with comments from my providers. It is timely & makes me feel well informed about my health -
100

05/29/2017
This was a very good experience. Doctor Cha is my new primary care Doctor.
100

05/24/2017
I am entirely satisfied with Dr. Cha; I think she listens carefully, which I think is very important.
100

05/24/2017
always been a great physician in all respects
100

05/18/2017
alway good experiences with my care provider
100

05/17/2017
Dr. Cha noticed heart murmur and pursued further testing which led to heart valve replacement. In my opinion she may have saved mu life.
100

05/16/2017
In regards to test results no one from the office contacted me since I am able to see the results online. Dr. Cha checked with me to be sure I saw all the test results.
90

05/15/2017
very personable and professional, listened carefully to me.
100

05/11/2017
When I leave my provider's office I always feel relieved, informed and satisfied with my visit. My provider is knowledgeable and compassionate, responsive and decisive. I am very pleased and have called this provider and supporting staff home for the past 20 years. If I were not completely satisfied, I would not have such an impressively long history with them.
80

04/26/2017
just recently was introduced to Dr Cha, as my long time care provider left. Hoping to have the same relationship with her as I had with my other one.
90

04/24/2017
we always have good experiences with dr. cha [...]
0

04/24/2017
why did i waste my time going ,? she didnt carr at all spent 2 minutes with me didnt listen .i should have stayed at work and suffered
70

04/24/2017
Provider seemed rushed and just wanted to get out of the office
100

04/24/2017
Dr.Cha is excellent!
70

04/19/2017
Seemed rushed. Quick to judge provider who had been my internal medicine provider previously.
100

04/19/2017
this was a new visit with this Doctor, it took a year to get appointment after Doctor [...] left. I will remain with Dr. Cha very pleased with the visit.
100

04/19/2017
I always feel relaxed and comfortable in Dr. Cha's presence and have complete confidence in her care.
60

04/18/2017
I did call in for a referral for ear/nose/throat dr. but was able to see Dr. Cha the quickest. I believe she'll be my GP soon as Dr [...] is no longer there. I do have some memory issues so it's hard to remember my experience w/her. I just feel like I left with some questions about my throat and tonsils. Dr Cha did tell me one of my meds caused coughing and she changed it but I'm still coughing and wondering why my throat feels different. [...]
100

04/14/2017
Recommend possible solutions.
100

04/12/2017
Dr. Cha has always been extremely professional and seems genuinely concerned for my health. She is easy to talk to, listens to my concerns and provides suggestions for positive/healthy changes in my life, including setting goals for me to achieve. I appreciate her kind yet realistic style. I have utmost confidence in her abilities as my PCP.
100

04/12/2017
Doctor Cha is the BEST! Thank you for being you! :-)
100

04/05/2017
I have never had a long wait in this office. Dr Cha is always kind, courteous, and very personable whenever I've seen her. I very much appreciate the care I've received since beginning and throughout my relationship with Dr. Cha.
100

03/22/2017
I have NO complaints about Dr. Cha or her immediate care team. [...]
100

03/22/2017
Dr. Cha is the best MD I have had for quite a while. Hope she will be around for a long time.
100

03/15/2017
My care provider always listens to my questions and concerns and addresses each one thoroughly.
10

03/06/2017
Dr did not listen to me. Had to ask Dr to stay in the room because I had other concerns three different times as she tried to walk out. Dr spent total of four minutes with me including time spent begging Dr to listen to me and not walk away while I was talking. Dr did not respond to reasons why I was at visit and focused on other health issues instead.
80

03/06/2017
felt a little rushed at my last visit
90

03/03/2017
This was a new patient visit with Dr. Cha, and I was very pleased.
100

02/28/2017
I have been happy with Dr Cha the two times I have seen her since she has been my doctor and I changed to her Clinic.
80

02/27/2017
She was very helpful and attentive.
80

02/15/2017
I don't have any bad experiences, but I do feel more comfortable when I can see my provider
100

02/15/2017
Dr. Cha and her staff are an amazing group that provide care and compassion. I refer friends and family often.
100

02/13/2017
I like Dr. Cha very much. All the staff is friendly and easy to work with.
100

02/08/2017
I was impressed & relieved that Dr. Cha was able to get me a same day appointment with a neurologist who was able to evaluate & follow up on a urgent issue with my left hand. I feel Dr. Cha has excellent clinical assessment skills on this & previous situations.
90

02/03/2017
Well this was my first yearly physical with Dr. Cha, I had Dr. [...] for years prior to this visit and Dr. Cha was kind enough to take me on as her new patient even though she was not taking new patients. So was very happy to continue getting good care from the same providence office I have had care from for years!
100

01/25/2017
She is excellent. When I ask her questions, she stops, and looks straight at me, asking follow up questions to ensure she understands what I am asking. Then she tells me what I am asking about fully.
100

12/31/2016
always highly efficient and from one that hates to go to the doctors, this team always makes me relaxed.
40

12/26/2016
I would like to have providers PA see my mother. provider doesn't seem to care about my mother not taking her meds or if they are prescribed correctly. it is the psych MD that took charge adjusting according to her needs. the office team does do excellent followIng up though.
100

12/22/2016
Dr. Cha is a very bright person and a fine doctor. I feel like I can talk to her about anything and trust her judgement with total confidence. She is thorough, organized, efficient and always smiles and shakes my hand. A true professional. I'm lucky to have her and she certainly deserves the best recognition she can get from you.
100

12/12/2016
I feel very comfortable when visiting Dr Cha. She gives me her full attention and seems to genuinely care about my health.
80

12/12/2016
all good
100

12/09/2016
Dr. Cha truly addresses my concerns, which is appreciated & she's honest with her advice.
100

12/07/2016
dr change is the best. her staff and office are superior to any other office I have visited. kudos all around.
100

12/07/2016
It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Cha and reassuring to know that in the event of serious illness she will be caring for me.
100

12/06/2016
Dr. Cha always seems interested in not only in the results of blood pressure checks and lab tests, but in my lifestyle and family life. She is concerned with my good health in all facets of my life.
100

11/17/2016
Always a caring and compassionate Doctor and team.
100

11/17/2016
always listens, helpful
60

11/16/2016
I felt like I did not get my questions/concerns fully answered.
100

11/16/2016
Always very attentive, and thorough. Gives me option of specialty referral if I want to pursue additional treatment.
100

11/11/2016
Dr. Cha and her staff are excellent health care providers! At each visit (planned or unplanned), I feel that Dr. Cha genuinely enjoys the relationship that has developed over the years, albeit patient-doctor, a relationship nonetheless. And she has a great sense of humor and laughs easily, as does her staff.
60

11/09/2016
not very compassionate, intimidated me when she introduced herself in such a cold, rushed manner.
100

10/26/2016
Dr.Cha is fairly new to me,this being my second visit.I found her very nice,very efficient and amiable.
100

10/26/2016
Never feel rushed when meeting with Dr. Cha. She respects the time in my appointment and is very thorough and approachable.
100

10/17/2016
She is kind, compassionate, knows exactly what I need and addresses any issues I have immediately
90

10/16/2016
all my experiences at this office have been very good and extremely courteous.