Your Home for Your Healthcare Needs
At Elevate Health, your primary care and family medicine provider addresses your healthcare needs at all stages of life, including health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. Your provider is your first stop for evaluation of undiagnosed symptoms, and is a focal point for all needed health care services.
Personalized Medical Care
Because we keep our patient panel size small, we are able to spend more time with you and to get to know you as the unique individual that you are in order to provide more personalized service. While a physician in a typical primary care clinic will be responsible for the care of 1000-2000 patients, we limit our primary care practice to 400 patients. This ensures that each person gets individualized attention and easier access.
Elevate Health providers learn to understand your unique perspective, needs and preferences. They enjoy, and are experienced in, caring for people of all ages - from newborns to the elderly.
Primary care at Elevate Health:
- Provides comprehensive annual preventive exams with appropriate screening diagnostics.
- Addresses urgent issues such as acute infections and injuries.
- Evaluates, diagnoses and treats chronic symptoms and health concerns with a functional medicine “root cause” approach.
- Assesses the need for specialist consultation and refers to recommended providers.
- Reviews, interprets and clarifies specialist findings and recommendations.
- Communicates with specialists to coordinate care.
- Prescribes and monitors chronic medications and supplements.
- Provides patient advocacy.
- Provides health education.
- Coordinates your care with our nutrition counselor and health coach. Because your lifestyle choices are vital to the health you experience, Elevate Health provides nutritional counseling and health coaching as part of your wellness plan.
- Coordinates your care with our psychologist, massage therapist and acupuncturist if you are utilizing their services.
- Responds in a timely way to communications and requests, and expedites processing of referrals and prior authorizations.
You can expect same- or next-business day urgent care appointments with Dr. Perkins or her physician assistant. You will have timely access to Dr. Perkins and her physician assistant. During business hours, access is via office phone or secure portal messaging. After business hours, nights, weekends and holidays, access is via our answering service; leave an urgent message on the main office phone number. The on-call provider is notified and will return your call promptly.
More info: Fees, Insurance and Forms
Learn more about the functional medicine approach Dr. Perkins uses.
Learn more about nutrition counseling and health coaching services included in your membership.
Functional medicine doctor that I totally trust. I am comfortable talking with her and feel that she listens to my concerns. I appreciate that she recommends more natural solutions first but uses traditional Western medicine when needed.
Dahra Perkins is bringing me back from the near dead after years of now questionable conventional medicine. I had been incorrectly diagnosed and over-treated by “reputable medicine” over 12 years. I survived seven abdominal surgeries, probably needing one... the rest were due to mis-narratives. She started by throwing away unnecessary meds that were hurting me.
I’m deeply grateful, living in a way never expected.
It is hard to find a doctor this good. She cares, she takes her time and she gets results.
Finally, I found what I was looking for: A collaborative, supportive physician who can consult with me to help untangle and treat a complex medical issue!
What a refreshing change from standard, often recipe-book medical practices.
I am beyond thankful and recommend Dr. Dahra Perkins without hesitation!
Dr. Dahra Perkins is the most caring, thorough medical doctor that I have ever gone to. As a holistic nutritional therapy practitioner myself, I did a lot of research before choosing to go to her and was on a long waiting list before she opening up her Elevate Health. I was so happy to finally get in. She is a collaborator with you. She listens and works at finding the root cause of issues vs. masking them with medications. Her Functional Medicine training is why I selected her in the first place, in addition to reviews from my own clients and others in my field. She is very responsive when I have questions and concerns and I love everyone on her staff too. I recommend Dr. Perkins to my own clients.
She's the best.
After years of being annoyed by a PCP who knew his stuff but was unpleasant to visit, I took a friend's recommendation and saw Dr. Perkins. And I'm so glad that I did.
The first visit consisted mainly of a long conversation, sitting with her to talk and develop a plan for working together to address my health concerns. If you like "alternative" medicine, she's well clued in, but she also knows her stuff with conventional medicine.
Dr. Dahra Perkins is interested, listens and problem solves. Then with years of experience and a brilliant mind, she makes a plan, explains and acts on it. Her medicine is modern, holistic and that old fashioned problem-solving that I thought was completely gone. Thank you Dr. Perkins for seeing me today, I now look at my next year as an active and healthy adventure. It is a gift.
Membership-based Primary Care FAQ
Yes, as a member, you can use Dr. Perkins and her team however best suits your needs. Some people use them just for functional medicine consultation.
Enjoy whole-body care when you sign up for a membership!
Receive a massage and four BioMat sessions with your new membership.
2230 NW Pettygrove St #110
Portland OR 97210
(503) 227-0350 tel
(503) 227-0745 fax