Rachel Bengtzen M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (77 Ratings, 31 Comments)


  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Special focus on

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Promoting Physical Activity and Wellness


  • M.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Georgia 2011
  • Residency:

    • Residency: Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2011
  • Fellowship:

    • Primary Care Sports Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2012
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine Sports Medicine Subspecialty.


Dr. Bengtzen is only accepting new sports medicine patients at this time.

Dr. Bengtzen joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU, as full-time faculty in July of 2012. She recently completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU, where she holds a joint appointment. Dr. Bengtzen currently serves as the Assistant Program Director for the OHSU Emergency Medicine residency program where she also completed her residency in 2011. Her professional interests include sports sideline emergency action planning, sudden cardiac arrest in youth athletes, community education, acute musculoskeletal injuries, and facilitating injured athletes of all ages and experience levels to return safely back to exercise. In her free time you may find her playing soccer, making a home cooked meal or traveling and taking photos of her adventures.

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (77 Ratings, 31 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

  • May 06, 2019

    Thorough, patient, friendly. Did great work and explained everything well.

  • May 02, 2019

    She was very nice and helpful but I still have a few questions

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Thanks, my experience with Dr. Rachel Bengtzen was amazing and her MA was highly professional and friendly and I was in a room on time. I was seen on time and everyone made sure that I was getting excellent care. I would definitely go back.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Very thorough and thoughtful. Answered all of my questions.

  • Feb 26, 2019

    Excellent experience can say more than that. Let's hope all the, well let's hope everything works.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Expertise, communication, and technical skills are exquisite. I am grateful for her care.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    This is my 3rd time with her for tx. She does well and has a nice touch.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Dr Bengtzen is a wonderful doctor. She is very thorough and has always been very kind and concerned when I have had an appointment.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Excellent plan. Great listener.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    She’s a good listener and works collaboratively.

  • Dec 26, 2018

    Very knowledgeable and listened very well. She cared about why I was there and I felt true concern for my well being.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    This was a wonderfully productive appointment, and i received excellent care from both doctors who attended to me. The nurse was also very helpful.

  • Dec 19, 2018

    She set my mind at ease about my condition. A very caring Doctor.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    Hi, I really felt Dr. Bengtzen was thorough, polite, attentive, and listened to my concerns. I really appreciated her examination, and her suggestions for continuing care. Thank you.

  • Dec 07, 2018

    I thought Dr. Rachel Bengtzen was very good. She has great bedside manner. She seemed really involved and concentrating. She did a very thorough job. She did better than most doctors do. She was extremely ... a good experience with the doctor, and she involved me and showed me exactly what she saw on X-rays and ultrasounds, which was really helpful. I liked her. Very nice, friendly.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Very kind, thoughtful, attentive, great communicator and listener.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Always the best.

  • Oct 26, 2018


  • Oct 26, 2018

    While I did end up waiting over 20' once in the exam room and after the MA/tech left Dr. Bengtzen could not have been nicer, more focused and discursive. I felt very confident and comfortable with her.

  • Oct 26, 2018

    VERY favorable. Her residents also/

  • Oct 12, 2018

    She was great, showed and explained every thing

  • Sep 21, 2018

    She was very good with my 12 year old son and made a painful process easier.

  • Sep 20, 2018

    Expertise. Reassuring. I felt at ease for and during the procedure.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Excellent experience. Doctor was on time, friendly and welcoming. Thorough exam. Listened carefully and clearly explained results of exam and imaging. Offered options for treatment, and information and encouragement for dealing with my condition going forward. I was able to get X-ray and injection on the same visit. Very efficient and convenient.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Dr. Bengtzon was fantastic! She put me at ease right away, as I was a bit nervous for my hip injection. I barely felt a thing! She took her time explaining the procedure and follow up. Would highly recommend!

  • Aug 23, 2018

    She is the nicest provider and kind too.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Yes, I was very impressed with Dr. Bengtzen. She is very knowledgeable about my condition and was very helpful. I appreciate her and I would go back to her and refer other relatives to her.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    Spent adequate time answering questions about procedure and long term plan for future care

  • Jul 20, 2018

    I think Dr. Bengtzen is extremely capable as a sports medicine doctor I've been very impressed. I'm pretty old and I'm involved with athletics still and the advice she's given me and the relationship she has with the PT department has proven to be incredibly valuable. I think she's a remarkable physician and unfortunately I've had a life time of a lot of contact with physicians and she's really on my A list. So I think OHSU is extremely lucky to have her.

  • Jul 19, 2018

    Dr Bengtzen was friendly, informative, encouraged questions and treatment was covered precisely.

  • Jun 19, 2018

    Dr Bengtzen seems very qualified but this department for Sports Medicne is very understaffed and the doctor seems spread thin.