Sara Meerdter MS, PA-C

Sara Meerdter MS, PA-C

TEL: 503-692-3750
FAX: 503-691-2324

“Gastroenterology is important because if we can get people feeling better with their gut, then that’s going to have a big impact on their overall state of health. I value patient education and coming up with a treatment plan together.”

Sara chose to go into the field of gastroenterology because it has a profound impact on a person’s quality of life. She believes many illnesses can be prevented and symptoms can be improved if we can optimize GI function. She is particularly interested in the impact of microbiomes on hormonal balance and mental health.

Sara has worked for more than a decade in emergency medicine and has experience treating patients with a wide variety of illnesses. She can see how issues arising from other body systems can impact gastrointestinal health. Sara enjoys building a trusting relationship with her patients and getting to the root cause of their symptoms.

Sara loves living in Portland because there are so many opportunities for adventuring, with beautiful trails, waterfalls, lakes with a Mt. Hood view, and proximity to the coast. She also enjoys the arts and music scene, the coffee, and the brunch options!

When not working, Sara enjoys jogging with her dog, cooking, painting, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants

Member, Institute of Functional Medicine


MS, Physician Assistant Studies, Arcadia Univeristy, Newark, DE, 2009

MS, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Towson University, Towson, MD, 2007

BS, Biology, Towson University, Towson, MD, 2005


Physician Associate


Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors”, 2024