Dr. Karen Saks, MD

GastroenterologyFemaleAge 37

Dr. Saks
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

The Oregon Clinic

9701 Sw Barnes Rd Ste 300 Portland, OR 97225

Dr. Karen Saks, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Portland, OR. She is affiliated with Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Saks to book an appointment.

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Dr. Saks is affiliated with Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Portland, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Saks' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diarrhea
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saks treats Diarrhea more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Saks treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Dysphagia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saks treats Dysphagia more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Saks treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Abdominal Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saks treats Abdominal Pain more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Saks treats this condition more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Saks' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Saks accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Saks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Saks

4.6

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
80%
(12)
4 Stars
13.333333333333334%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
6.666666666666667%
(1)
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What went well
  • Office environment (13)
  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Staff friendliness (12)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Saks and team were very confident and helped me be at ease with my colonoscopy appointment. Every step of the way was explained to me in terms that I could understand. I highly recommend Dr. Saks and team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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RGG – Mar 23, 2021
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It was all good. Courteous, seemed caring, seemed to have done research from my file before the appt. Knew what was going on with me for the most part. The Clinic seemed to be very Covid safe and clean. Very importantly to me also there was no long wait. Got in right away. Ill come back! 5 stars for the first appt.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Laurie L alexander – Dec 24, 2020
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The clinic followed CDC guidelines for covid-19 . Very efficient office practice. Free and easy parking.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 18, 2020
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Calm, competent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 17, 2020
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Every one at the clinic were nice, friendly and professional. The only thing I was disappointed in was the instructions about fasting. It stated that I was to fast 24 hours prior to the procedure. My procedure was scheduled at 10am so I had breakfast the morning prior. This affected my results so that I have to come back in a year and do it again. If I need to fast 36 hours, please instruct me to do so.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Bruce – Aug 05, 2020
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The overall experience was good (as can be for the procedure) I felt like I was informed all along the way and everyone was caring and explained everything that I was going through. Dr. Saks was very informative about the the procedure and recommendation for the future. I feel totally comfortable with what Dr. Saks told me.. Thank you Dr. Saks.
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What could be improved
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Terry C. – Jan 04, 2020
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One of the best and comfortable Procedures totally professional Clinics. Doctor was great
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Chris – Dec 25, 2019
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Dr. Saks was friendly, informative, forthright thorough and succinct. She answered all my questions in understandable terms. Her support staff were professional, caring and highly competent. When my prescription was initially denied by insurance Jamie in pharmacy support went to bat for me and made it happen. Great teamwork!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Elizabeth Starrett in Cornelius Oregon – Mar 21, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Saks was very good. She extended personal pleasantries prior to my procedures and then later, explained the results of my exams in a thorough, understandable and patient manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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John in Portland, OR – Mar 20, 2018
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Dr. Saks has been awesome, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 17, 2018
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Dr. Saks has been amazing. Extremely happy with her. Highly recommended for GI issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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James – Feb 14, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Karen Saks, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Portland, OR. She is affiliated with Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She is accepting new...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Karen Saks, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Saks frequently treats Diarrhea, Dysphagia, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Saks treats.

Where is Dr. Karen Saks, MD's office located?

Dr. Saks' office is located at 9701 Sw Barnes Rd Ste 300, Portland, OR 97225. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

The Oregon Clinic

Gastroenterology West9701 Sw Barnes Rd Ste 300 Portland, OR 97225
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)