Dr. Sara Becker, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 66
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Dr. Sara Becker, MD
My early life was bound up with solitude and many dreams. I considered many career options including becoming a pilot or astronaut, but found I lacked purpose. One day when working as a fishing guide at age ten, my discussion with a neurologist who was on the trip, altered my destiny. He saw qualities in me that I did not see in myself and suggested that I consider being a surgeon as I was very self -reliant (and very good at cleaning fish). On that fateful day, I was launched forward with a renewed interest in school and a single goal. In the years that followed, I entered Michigan State University and paid for college tuition by teaching computer science. I was offered an externship in Family Medicine at the small hospital I worked at as an orderly. I spent a summer with Gordon Willoughby, MD, a Family Doctor in Frankfort, Michigan before starting medical school. Under his tutelage, I saw the enormous impact a family doctor could have on the health and happiness of a community. He was my idol, mentor, and my friend. He was a pioneer in making Family Medicine a respected specialty. He was enormously happy with his life. Years later he would die in a plane crash. With my sight set on becoming a physician, I entered University of Michigan's Medical School. The Chief of Medicine at the Medical School offered me a postgraduate residency position in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. I countered with the idea of being a Family Doctor. He threw me unceremoniously out of his office. Family Physicians were considered one step above (not by far) witch doctors. As a third and fourth year medical student in medical school, I chose training in the inner city hospitals of Detroit, Michigan. We saw a continuous stream of patients with gunshot wounds, patients with knife wounds and infections. Many were poor or homeless. I was frustrated at the lack of influence I had with these patients and saw the same ones week after week for the same issues. It was a major turning point for my career. To me becoming a physician meant making a difference in patient's lives. I was determined to have a chance to change their outcome. My spouse and I took a leap of faith and moved to Portland where I entered the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center Family Medicine residency program. As it turns out, it was one of the best decisions of our lives.

3033 SE Monroe St

Milwaukie, OR 97222

Contact Information

(503) 659-4988

Dr. Sara Becker, MD

Dr. Sara Becker, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan
  • ODS Health Plan
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Dr. Becker's Experience

Dr. Becker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Becker "I was very fortunate to meet four physicians after my residency. Teaming together, we established Northwest Primary Care to deliver high quality, patient-oriented medical care as we see it today.

Family Physicians get to see and feel the essence of the existence of the patients they care for. Whatever is said is sacred. Whatever is done is not judged. Nothing passes from the exam room.

My endeavors to understand my own path, as well as patients who I have seen over the years, have taught me to be patient, kind, and empathetic toward my patients' health complications. I like to reach inside each one to try to understand their fears, and then collaborate with them to make the necessary changes so they can be the best that they can be and not be afraid. Even if they are not like others, they are not alone.

It is the greatest honor to be chosen as your family physician. I cherish taking care of your health and the health of your family."


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  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis


  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • St. Joseph Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Becker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Becker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Becker to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Becker Says:

Thank you for taking the time to answer the patient satisfaction survey.  Your responses help me to be a better partner in your healthcare. 

Thank you!

Sara Becker MD

Dr. Becker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Gresham, OR |
Terse, disinterested. Accused me of using intravenous drugs several times.... Then apologized. Blamed energy drinks.... Stay away.
in Scappoose, OR |
Dr. Becker has been my Primary Care doctor for over 30 years. She has delivered 3 of my 4 children. Over the years I've had over ten family member switch to her care. We are all very happy with the care we receive with NW Primary Care and Dr. Becker.
in Milwaukie, OR |
i have had you as a doc, for the last 7 years. i fell off a 3 story building in 07and broke both legs,heel's and feet,, i came to you for help and for a better quality of life..all you gave me was excuses why you were afraid of the state!!!!!! you never told me once how i could improve my life....I told you over and over how my meds, were ruining my life and you gave me more telling me that it would help....I don't think you have any feelings for anybody but your self...
in Warren, OR |
Dr. Becker is someone I would definitely recommend to other patients. She is extremely knowledgeable and respectful of situations. She is thorough and understands when things can be awkward. She listens well, and is willing to help you through whatever is going on. Never a bad experience with Dr. Becker. I live over an hour away from her clinic, and I drive to see her every time because the drive is worth the care I receive.
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Dr. Becker accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • LifeWise
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Thrivent Financial
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Becker has admitting privileges

Adventist Medical Center
10123 SE Market St
Portland, OR 97216
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Providence Milwaukie Hospital
10150 SE 32nd Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
1500 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
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