Kara Berent M.S., P.A.-C.

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Instructor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (335 Ratings, 25 Comments)


  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation

Special focus on

  • Spine


Kara Berent is a physician assistant in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. She works directly with Dr. Yoo and Dr. Lin in their respective orthopedic clinics. Physicians assistants (PAs) are often referred to as mid-level providers. Physician assistants are highly trained members of our orthopedic surgery health care team who practice medicine with the supervision of licensed physicians, providing patients with a wide range of services that would otherwise be performed by physicians. Specific duties are defined by state regulation and practice setting, but include a variety of both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. They obtain medical histories, perform complete physical examinations and minor surgical procedures, diagnose illnesses, order and interpret routine diagnostic tests, develop treatment and management plans, suture wounds, set fractures, assist in surgery, and provide education to patients regarding illness, health promotion and disease prevention.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (335 Ratings, 25 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

  • Friendliness/courtesy 4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending to others 4.7
  • Explanations about your problem/condition 4.7
  • Concern shown for your questions/worries 4.7
  • Effort made to include you in treatment decisions 4.7
  • Used words you could understand 4.8
  • Amount of time spent with you 4.7
  • Your confidence in care provider 4.7

Patient Comments

  • Dec 04, 2017

    all good

    OHSU Patient
  • Nov 22, 2017

    This provider didn't even bother to answer my husband questions. We were there on a referral from our PCP due to having a failed fussion. Your spine clinic WAS supposed to be the best around and could fix him. However they didn't even listen nor ask if we had any concerns or advice on how to get my husband his life back.

    OHSU Patient
  • Nov 15, 2017

    Kara is always professional and great in all the interaction we have had with her

    OHSU Patient
  • Nov 01, 2017

    This provider didn't seem to care or want to deal with me at all. I had explained things like the fact that I had tried PT and it didn't work but later she suggested that that would help me. I explained again that I had tried that and it didn't help and I am experiencing pain in my neck and she told me that she doesn't think that my neck hurts, I felt like she didn't listen at all and didn't care. I wasted my time going there and was very disappointed. This was the worst experience I have ever had at a doctors office.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 29, 2017

    I don't recommend anyone. we all look at life different. hopefully my experience with Dr Linn and Kara will be an excellent one

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 21, 2017

    All good.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 18, 2017

    I am very impressed with Kara Berent, PA.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 14, 2017

    See above

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 07, 2017

    Follow up care was not explained as well as it could have been. partially my fault for not asking direct questions.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 23, 2017

    first impression was good

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 09, 2017

    Great experience!

    OHSU Patient
  • May 26, 2017

    Excellent, thorough, caring provider

    OHSU Patient
  • May 17, 2017

    Provider did not return phone call; provider staff resistant/belligerent when requesting return phone call.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 08, 2017

    The provider was great but the wait time it takes with the clinic to make an appointment or see someone makes me less likely to recommend the clinic.

    OHSU Patient
  • May 08, 2017

    Doctor was great! All staff were very friendly & helpful.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jan 25, 2017

    Was told I would hear from the physical therapy department. Still waiting (now 4 days).

    OHSU Patient
  • Dec 07, 2016

    she followed a script seemed unprepared

    OHSU Patient
  • Oct 28, 2016

    She was great. Look at last response in section preceding this

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 21, 2016

    I was so impressed with Kara and later in the appointment with Dr. Yoo. The appointment was right on time, we had a maybe five minute wait. I have a complicated problem with my spine and Kara and Dr. Yoo explained as best they could some options to move forward. They were honest regarding my prognosis good and bad. I appreciate that kind of honesty and I have some thinking to do and decisions to make. I felt like I was very much included on how we move forward. I felt very confident and at ease with both provider and I felt like they spent adequate time with me. I didn't feel in a hurry at all.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 07, 2016

    What can I add that hasn't already been covered? OHSU is a first rate facility with first rate medical staff.

    OHSU Patient
  • Sep 07, 2016

    Did not feel that all issues about my pain and problems were discussed about enough so the surgen knew where and what to look at and to work on.

    OHSU Patient
  • Aug 31, 2016

    Medications, decisions, and treatment options will be discussed in my next visit when I meet with the surgeon.

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 29, 2016

    Very good experience

    OHSU Patient
  • Jul 27, 2016

    already have referred my husband and several other people with back issues

    OHSU Patient
  • Jun 30, 2016

    She let us ask questions and compare sample material with x-rays, so a better understanding of condition and instrumental procedure needed to put back in alignment and hopefully end up with less pain

    OHSU Patient

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