Growing up in Lexington, Ky., Dr. Laura Sage took an early interest in the study of the human body and the diseases that afflict it. That interest led her to medical school and a career in primary care, where she focuses on helping patients combat those diseases and live healthy lives.
Dr. Sage joined The Portland Clinic’s team in July 2017, after moving to the Rose City with her husband, who is a Portland native. “I was drawn to The Portland Clinic because of its smaller size, huge imprint on patients and long history of providing health care in Portland,” says Dr. Sage. “The close-knit community of practitioners provides a great opportunity for learning — plus, my husband and I both simply love the area!”
Dr. Sage enjoys helping her diverse group of patients to focus on preventive care. “We talk about what you can do to prevent diseases from occurring, and if issues do arise, how to make lifestyle changes that can reverse the disease process,” she says.
Moving to Portland reignited her love of outdoor activities. Now she spends much of her free time outdoors with her husband and their dogs. Most weekends, you can find them hiking, kayaking in local rivers and lakes, or heading to the beach.
“I love to travel, which also fuels my fondness for working in medical clinics overseas,” Dr. Sage adds. “I have helped with medical clinics in Nicaragua, Haiti and Kenya, and I hope to do more of this in the future.”