Sara Meerdter, MS, PA-C
My goal is to listen with compassion and treat the patient as a whole person. I encourage patients to take an active role in their health and we work together to develop a treatment plan that will get them feeling their best.
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.
Education & Honors
- 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
- Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
- Member, Institute of Functional Medicine