Sara Spettel, MD

Sara Spettel, MD

Sara Spettel, MD is a board-certified urologist who cares for a broad range of adult urological concerns. Her special interests include both female and male voiding dysfunction, kidney stones, urologic cancers and erectile dysfunction. She has been published nationally on several topics including urinary incontinence, videourodynamic testing, kidney stones, and markers for bladder cancer.

Originally from Oregon, Dr. Spettel attended Barnard College in New York for undergraduate studies and graduated from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her urology residency at Albany Medical College in New York and joined Northwest Urology soon thereafter. She has a special interest in the history of medicine, and won the 2010 Earl Nation Urologic History Award from the American Urologic Association for her research.

She finds a patient-centered approach to medical care is ultimately most satisfying for everyone, as well as the most successful. “The correct diagnosis and best plan of care aren’t helpful unless the patient understands it,” she explains.

Dr. Spettel is excited to have returned home to Oregon to practice medicine. Outside of work, she tries to spend the majority of her time unwinding and having fun with her kids and family.



St Vincent

St Vincent

  • 9135 SW Barnes Rd #663
    Portland, OR 97225
  • (503) 297-1078
  • (503) 292-2176
  • Kidney Stone Hotline: (503) 943-3676

COVID-19 Precautions

***Northwest Urology Update***

During this unprecedented time, we remain committed to the needs of our patients, and are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our community. We assure you that your health and the well-being of our employees is always our top priority.

Due to the current situation with COVID -19, our office is encouraging telehealth visits for most appointments. We currently offer several telehealth options for your convivence. Please contact our office at 503-297-1078 for more information or login to the patient portal to communicate with your physician. If you need to be seen in our office, please take comfort in knowing that we follow social distancing and will only allow one caregiver to accompany you to your appointment.

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