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 (531 Ratings, 191 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 (531 Ratings, 191 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 23, 2019

    The provider I saw was extremely approachable and very personable. I would highly recommend her as a personal physician if possible.

  • Dec 21, 2019

    Very caring yet professional and empathetic.

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Streamline appointment. Staff were very professional. I really liked Kara Berent, she listened to me and said she would personally call my Oncologist.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    caring and compassionate, thorough, on time and not at all rushed.

  • Dec 07, 2019

    It was nice to finally get some answers to the issues that I have been having. Thank You

  • Dec 06, 2019

    I was in pain and nauseated, but was treated with patience and concern. I was also able to get my condition tended to. Otherwise the visit would have been a waste.

  • Dec 02, 2019

    My visit today with Kara was wonderful. She is very friendly and knowledgeable and she took the time to answer all of my questions without me feeling rushed.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Great experience. Smooth and on time appointment. Very nice office and I felt well taken care of. My provider listened to me and explained my medical issues to me clearly and completely. Highly recommend OHSU.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    She was great and great with my grandson too

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Kara is very professional, very knowledgeable in her area of specialty, & willing to listen & respond to questions.

  • Nov 19, 2019

    She was great. Thank her for a great job.

  • Nov 19, 2019

    I have had many doctors since 1989 (the year of my back injury) this is the first time any one has explained to me so thoroughly about why I'm in so much pain, and what can be done about it. I'm so pleased.

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Yes, I really like Kara she's very informative. She figures out what's wrong, and I just really enjoyed her. She's very she's a very nice person and and she she's just wonderful. I really like her and I would I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    I think my visit with Kara was very great. It was very excellent, informative, and she seemed to be very knowledgeable in the area. And I really enjoyed it. And I would recommend her to my family and friends.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Easy explanation.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Excellent bedside manner. Attention to detail excellent.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    so kind and respectful and thorough, i felt heard and seen. very grateful.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    I found physician assistant Kara Berent to be as knowledgeable as any specialist doctor in her field. I don't think my visit could have gone any better.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    very positive. feel good about the up-coming back surgery

  • Oct 22, 2019

    It was an excellent and very professional and friendly visit. Very impressed with the questioning and information given at the end of the appointment. Felt very well treated and that the doctor was truly concerned about understanding my condition.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    Kara Was very impressive-thorough and efficient. I felt that she listened to me and understood my condition so well.

  • Oct 07, 2019

    I was very impressed with Miss Berent. She was very professional very knowledgeable and I am totally satisfied with her as of care provider.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    She is so knowledgeable and down to earth. She always has a smile on her face, can answer every question you have or ask Dr. Yoo if needed! She also has a great personality and myself and husband love her!

  • Oct 04, 2019

    She was very nice. I didn't feel rushed.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Dr. Bennett in the Spine Clinic, is wonderful. She listens and then gives you options for your problems. I really like this cause it's a team effort to maximize your health.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Very helpful. All information asked was entered. I really like her.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    very organized.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Timely appointment. Thorough information given with treatmant option.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Kara, was very personable and took the time to answer all of my questions.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Neutral. Quick.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    I appreciate that kara reordered a full spine xray, then net with me again,the same day to talk about the results.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Cara is very engaged and caring

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Kara is the nicest woman.. kind empathetic and caring. I have seen her many times. She always explains everything to my understanding easily about my condition. I feel extremely fortunate to know her.my husband and I dearly love her.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Direct and very informative. She thanked me for being an "easy patient" which made me feel like I am doing what I need to do and have the support of the team.

  • Sep 07, 2019

    She was very straight forward

  • Aug 25, 2019

    Kara Berent was very professional, personable, and great at responding to all the questions we had about my fractured C1 and C7 vertebrae and the steps to recovery in the months ahead. Kara took time to explain to my husband and I the fractures (all six) shown by my x-rays. Unfortunately, we did have to wait an hour before seen.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    She was disinterested in helping me navigate/temper my expectations and outline the future of my treatment.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Kara Berent was excellent, and thorough, and answered all my questions, and I felt very confident with her responses, and her guidance, and her advice. Thank you.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Everything was absolutely excellent - couldn't ask for better care. Thank you.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Excellent. Kara was very knowledgeable and thorough using diagrams and props. I felt very comfortable and confident about my upcoming surgery. Thanks

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Kara looked me and listened carefully as we reviewed some of my medical history and details about planned treatment. Her manner inspired my trust.

  • Aug 18, 2019

    Very professional. Listened to me. Knew her stuff.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    Kara is awesome. She's always taking good care of me and my family. She is an awesome provider. Thank you.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    Short and to point,very respectful

  • Aug 16, 2019

    I just wanted to say that everybody Dr.You, and Cara, and the whole team everybody there was so wonderful, and it's a big step, and it's a miracle that I get the surgery. So now I'm, I'm very confident, and they made me feel really good. Cara of was awesome. She explained everything so thoroughly, and I had no worries. I felt really good after, after seeing all of all of them, and I just wanted to thank all of you. Thank you so much.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    I'm most impressed by Kara Berent's expertise and care, particularly how approachable she is — she never makes me feel like I am not smart enough to understand something, and she goes to great lengths to detail medical context, procedures, and possible next steps. I also appreciate her advice on other ways to improve medical conditions. She's clearly interested in her specialty and it truly shows to her patients.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Always wonderful service and professional information.I would always recommend OSHU for anyone.thank you for taking care of me I can't say enough of my appreciation.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Kara was excellent. She displayed an ideal mix of kindness, empathy, and direct communication. I appreciated her demeanor tremendously. I also trusted that she was knowledgeable and that she took my health seriously.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Was very thorough and listened to my concerns and answered questions even if I went off topic to my main issue.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Felt that she didn't take my concerns seriously, told me to try acupuncture for excruciating, paralyzing, intermittent pain.

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