- Orthopaedics and rehabilitation
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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.
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
- Dec 04, 2017
- 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.
- Nov 15, 2017
Kara is always professional and great in all the interaction we have had with her
- 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.
- 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
- Sep 21, 2017
- Sep 18, 2017
I am very impressed with Kara Berent, PA.
- Sep 14, 2017
- Sep 07, 2017
Follow up care was not explained as well as it could have been. partially my fault for not asking direct questions.
- Jun 23, 2017
first impression was good
- Jun 09, 2017
- May 26, 2017
Excellent, thorough, caring provider
- May 17, 2017
Provider did not return phone call; provider staff resistant/belligerent when requesting return phone call.
- 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.
- May 08, 2017
Doctor was great! All staff were very friendly & helpful.
- Jan 25, 2017
Was told I would hear from the physical therapy department. Still waiting (now 4 days).
- Dec 07, 2016
she followed a script seemed unprepared
- Oct 28, 2016
She was great. Look at last response in section preceding this
- 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.
- Sep 07, 2016
What can I add that hasn't already been covered? OHSU is a first rate facility with first rate medical staff.
- 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.
- Aug 31, 2016
Medications, decisions, and treatment options will be discussed in my next visit when I meet with the surgeon.
- Jul 29, 2016
Very good experience
- Jul 27, 2016
already have referred my husband and several other people with back issues
- 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