Portland Urgent Care
Embracing a higher standard of care
Who We Are
Portland Urgent Care offers quality immediate care to people of all ages, providing a wide variety of healthcare services, from treating the common cold and mending broken bones to minor surgical procedures and annual well-visit physicals.
Portland Urgent Care provides access to healthcare services and after-hours urgent care for everyone, both insured and uninsured. Most private insurance plans work with them, covering costs from minor wounds to serious injuries. We also offer low cost self-pay prices that include many of the most common medical procedures and care. Patients who use the self-pay option get a discount when they pay their bill in full at the time they receive their healthcare services.
The Urgent Care Portland location serves the Hollywood neighborhood, providing access to emergency medical care whenever needed. Dr. Mark Hosko, founder of Portland Urgent Care, along with a team of highly skilled medical personnel, offers a variety of healthcare services to the residents of the neighborhood and the greater Northeast Portland area, including treatment of various illnesses and infections; minor scrapes and broken bones; professional physicals; X-ray and lab services; and preventative medicine. Minor surgical procedures including skin biopsies, suture removal, and wound care are also offered at our walk-in clinic. Portland Urgent Care keeps up with the latest medical news to ensure their healthcare services are the best to be had.
The walk-in clinic is open 7 days a week and the online appointment scheduler makes it easy to schedule medical needs. Simply choose the desired time through the scheduler or call us at 503-249-9000 to make an appointment.
Dr. Mark Hosko
Physician, adventurer, lover of nature, artist and world traveler.
Founding President of the independent, walk-in healthcare clinic, Portland Urgent Care.
Dr. Mark Hosko
I spent my early years in the Midwest collecting pond specimens in petri dishes, graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed my residency in Michigan. With a longing to live in an adventure-minded outdoor community, I promptly moved to Portland, Oregon as soon as my residency training was complete.
During my first years in Portland I worked long hours to pay off my education bills while exploring and playing in the great outdoors. Since I had always been an admirer of big adventure, soon after moving to PDX, I surprised even my closest friends by planning a month long solo sea-kayaking trip in S.E. Alaska – you must understand, I had never been on the ocean in a kayak before!
In 1995, after years of professional dedication, I was presented with the opportunity to become co-owner of what was to become Gresham Urgent Care, where I lovingly became known as the ‘doctor with the boots’ in the community. Due to excellent patient reviews, appreciation of loyal, hardworking employees, and my never-ending ideas for improvement, the business grew steadily and expanded to become Urgent Care NW. Additional locations were opened in both Fairview and Astoria. The expansion also included the first retail Urgent Care in the Western United States, and the development of a Physical Therapy Department that integrates chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture resources all ‘in house’.
In 2011, the success of Urgent Care NW attracted a company who aggressively pursued my partner and I to sell. In late 2012, after almost 2 years of negotiations and with heavy heart, I agreed.
While in negotiations, I decided my next business venture would carry on my legacy, embrace the community with the highest standard of medical care while coupled with outstanding customer service. Portland Urgent Care’s business model is the best of everything I know an urgent care clinic can be – it is an accumulation of 20 years of urgent care practice and business experience. I searched for a location near my favorite communities in Portland’s NE side and chose – 42nd and Sandy Blvd.
With the freedom that my independent, comprehensive healthcare clinic brings, I plan to show the NE and SE Portland neighborhoods that Portland Urgent Care is different because we aren’t part of or want to expand like other cookie cutter corporations. I hand picked my staff to fit the business model that puts patient care as #1. I am extremely proud of their dedication to make sure every patient receives compassionate care, feels listened to and properly cared for.
A goal of mine since 1995 has been to educate the public to the importance Urgent Care clinics play in their health and finances. Too many people still default to an Emergency Room for non-life threatening problems and end up paying huge amounts of money and wasting valuable time. Portland Urgent Care with its dedicated staff, digital x-ray, on-site lab, and EKG can treat most non-life threatening injuries and illnesses more effectively and at a tiny fraction of the cost and time.
In my spare time, I continue to travel to adventurous locations throughout the world. A passion of mine that engages the right side of my brain is painting and photographing. I am grateful to have sold large canvas images in galleries throughout Oregon. My African wildlife imagery from a recent adventure in Tanzania currently hangs in the Portland Urgent Care clinic.
- I know of no one who has scrambled to the top of Munra more than I – possibly 842 times
- I don’t cook I prepare food. Applesauce goes with everything.
- An elderly podiatrist once told me that I have the flattest feet he ever saw.
- Ice Cream is ambrosia – food of the God’s.
See a bit more about Dr Hosko:
Saving a Heart Attack Victim: www.nwhiker.com/heart.html
Personal Link to Google Plus: plus.google.com/u/0/106497089027707000460/about
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Dr. Charles Wong
Dr. Charles Wong
I have been given an unbelievable opportunity of joining the talented team of Portland Urgent Care. I have known and worked with the founder of PUC, Dr. Mark Hosko for over 20 years. I had been with Dr. Hosko since the days of Good Samaritan’s Immediate Care centers in the 1980s which then became Urgent Care NW then again, NW Urgent Care and have seen the evolution of these clinics, providing outstanding care to patients in the Portland Metro area.
I am a native Portlander. I graduated from Reed College with a B.A. In Biology in 1975. I had been accepted into the PhD program at University of Oregon when I decided that Medicine might be more fun, back then tuition was $650 a year so why not? So I turned down the academic position and graduated instead from the University of Oregon health Sciences with an MD in 1980. After my internship in Denver ( I loved skiing back then, but the Rockies was bone dry that winter and the Broncos had the worse record in the NFL) I accepted a Clinical Director position in the Indian Health Service on the Spokane Indians Reservation in Washington State for 3 years. My daughter was born at Fairchild AFB which caused no end for confusion as she needs to write the city and state where she was born!
Following 3 years of essentially Urgent Care on the Reservation, I completed my residency in Internal Medicine at the UC Irvine/ Long Beach VAMC and passed my Internal Medicine Boards in 1986.
I returned to Portland to Practice Internal Medicine only to continue Urgent Care until this day. I found that by working long hours I would have often several days I was one of the few dads that would be able to chaperone at my daughters mid week school field trips and occasional overnight school camping events. I remain very close to my daughter today. Urgent Care was and continues to be both challenging and fun.
My outside of the clinic world
- I love to hike
- I enjoy cooking and wine tasting, I have a secret salmon recipe that just may have landed me this job.
- I enjoy home projects, live theatre and trying new eateries
I very much enjoy Portland, this large small town – and it’s such an added benefit to serve this energetic diverse ever growing community.
Dr. Jenny Hartley
Dr. Jenny Hartley
Dr. Hartley’s practice is based in the understanding that each of us holds the seeds of our own healing inside ourselves. As a physician, she works to help people of all ages and backgrounds deepen awareness of their own potential for vibrant health and develop personal plans for achieving their goals.
Dr. Hartley spent her childhood in a small Maine town, where two beloved general practitioners provided medical care for their neighbors throughout their lifetimes. It was these old-time docs who inspired her concept of what it is to be a doctor and serve the community. A love of cooking, gardening, and living close to nature taught her that the foundations of good health lie in the many small choices we make every day. While changing daily habits is not always easy, she has worked with many patients as they make extraordinary transformations in their lives and health – cheering them on every step of the way!
A Ph.D. in anthropology broadened her horizons, exposed her to the diverse healing systems of other cultures, and eventually led her to medical school, where she became a family physician. After several years in practice, she fulfilled a longtime dream of blending Eastern and Western medicine by moving to Portland to begin studies in acupuncture and Chinese herbalism at the National College of Natural Medicine. Now in her second year of study, she will begin to incorporate the principles of Classical Chinese Medicine into her practice. She is thrilled to be building her primary care practice in the new Family Practice wing of Portland Urgent Care, where innovation is embraced. You can follow Dr. Hartley at: www.doctorjenny.wordpress.com
- My favorite place is the kitchen, where I can make even cupcakes healthy!
- I prefer rain to sun – Portland is the right place for me!
- Walking just might be my favorite activity – I love exploring new places on foot.
Joshua Rafkind, PA-C, MSPA
Lead Healthcare Provider.
“Happiness is when what you think and what you say and what you do are in harmony-“ -Ghandi
Joshua Rafkind, PA-C, MSPA
I am here for you and your health. I chat longer and laugh a bit more often then most Providers you’ll encounter. I embrace the challenge that Urgent Care medicine has given me, and I feel accomplished at the end of a high volume – brain stimulating day. I push myself and my staff to be better then the day before, retain knowledge for the days to come and embrace the excitement of the day we are in.
I graduated with honors from Whitman College and Pacific University’s Physician Assistant Program. My choice to work in this branch of medicine allows me to care for patients from 6months – 100 years old all in the course of a single day.
- Rain or shine my preferred commute to work is my bicycle
- I’m happiest floating down rivers and skiing down the snowy mountains
- I love adventure and exploring new places, I love to travel
- What’s better then good music and a incredible friends
I welcome the opportunity to be involved in your care and health
Clinic Manager / Marketing Director
“ All I knew is that I never wanted to be average.” – Michael Jordan
I don’t remember a time medicine didn’t intrigue me. I was fascinated at the thought of curing the sick with modern medicine … always evolving, always changing and always progressing. But what I never expected was the healing power of a human touch, a listening ear, a kind soul … now that is a healing no pill can offer.
I am blessed to have landed here, at the best. Best Urgent Care in Portland, Best staff I could ask for – and the Best patients I’ve ever encountered.
We serve with warm hearts and kind smiles. … I cannot recall a day I haven’t overheard a patients praise for our service – great or small we, in fact have lightened their load …
Although Healthcare is ever evolving. Growing leaps and bounds to keep up with this “technological” world we live in, one constant will always remain. The kindness of human interaction can work small miracles, daily.
- I could window shop for days and days
- I love a good Rodeo, cowboy boots and all things dusty and dirty
- I bought Marley … well his name is Jack Ryan – he’s 95 lbs. of naughty, perfect puppiness
- I want to jump in an RV with my crazy family and tour the US … to ride EVERY roller coaster ever created
In good health –
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
My passion is providing small business owners with the expertise of corporate management. My tenacity and problem solving skills has served me and those I work with well in the past, and I am excited for what the future holds. Where others see stumbling blocks, I see a challenge – and I dig my heels in for the solution. I am proud to be part of the high energy team you will find at Portland Urgent Care.
The Portland Urgent Care Clinic Team
A terrific group of all around nice people, who chose the job they love.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein
My career as a Medical Assistant has been based solely in the Urgent Care field. The fun of the unknown is exciting for me. The variety of patients we see on a daily basis keeps us on our toes. Every day brings something new and challenging. My deepest love is for patients who are struggling with addiction issues. I have nine years of sobriety that I am very proud of, and am willing to share my history with anyone who needs help. I find great worth in sharing my story to give strength to those who need it most.
- I have been married to my hubby, David for 23 years
- I love gardening and camping, and I am an excellent cheerleader / score keeper at my families slow-pitch softball games.
- I am an avid reader, I fought the “e-reader” trend with a passion. A few years ago I received a Kindle for my birthday and was hooked. I am never without a few dozen books at my fingertips.
- I have also found a new tolerance for my irrational fear of spiders while working at Portland Urgent Care, feel free to ask me details the next time you visit the clinic.
Urgent Care may have been an odd choice for me in the beginning – fast paced, loud dispositions, constant movement of organized chaos; it pushed the boundaries of my otherwise peaceful, tranquil spirit. BUT I soared. There was so much kindness to be given and received – so many in need of a safe harbor for their aches and pains. I am grateful for the nudge to reach beyond comfort and bring my calm to “even the playing field a bit.”
- Married to and amazing husband for over 25 years & looking forward to the next 25! We have two wonderful sons.
- My favorite animal is an Eagle, which represents FREEDOM
- I enjoy the great outdoors with my family : hiking, target shooting, boating & fishing. I am proud to announce that I have hiked the Grand Canyon, rim to rim … and lived to tell the tale
- Mother Teresa, George Washington, William Wiblerforce & Joan of Arc are among a few of my hero’s
- Love, Light, Laughter & Peace is my desire to others in this journey we call life –
“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi
Michelle Van Bogart
Medical Assistant, LXMO
Greetings and salutations! My name is Michelle and I began my career in the medical field in 2004 when I enlisted in the US Air Force as a ground medic, eventually completing training as a flight medic. On the civilian side, I’ve worked as an EMT on the ambulance, as well as working as an Emergency Department Technician. I’ve been an instructor for EMT, ACLS and BLS and love love love to teach what I know about emergency medicine. I’m now enjoying a gradual transition to acute and primary care, and really enjoy seeing repeat patients and being able to see the same faces time and again. Fun facts about Michelle:
- I got married when I was 20 and have now been with that same, handsome man for 10 years.
- I have a teeny weeny little rescue dog, a Pomeranian named Luna who may just be the cutest pooch in the history of all things canine.
- My husband and I are avid movie-goers and routinely take advantage of $5 movie Tuesday.
- I’m currently working on my Bachelor degree in hopes of applying to PA school afterwards.
- I have quirky vernacular and love to keep my coworkers smiling with silly sayings and acting like a fool.
Medical Assistant, CMA; LXMO
I have been a Medical Assistant for the past 7 years. My previous work experience was in a specialty urology clinic as an MA, surgery scheduler and I also assisted in office procedures. I then obtained my x-ray certification and began working in urgent care. I enjoy helping a wide variety of patients with different medical concerns. I also enjoy using my previous medical experience to perform catheters and other urology procedures in the in the urgent care setting.
- In my free time I enjoy spending time with my two young daughters
- Like my daughters, I love butterflies and my favorite color is pink
- My favorite healthy food is strawberry yogurt and for exercise I enjoy going to the gym, playing soccer and basketball
I am a survivor –
Battling my own war early in life gave me great perspective, “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated” … it is the golden rule after all. I was born to serve others – it’s where I find my greatest happiness. I spend my days chasing my baby boy Trenton, he’s a 19 month old handful, we explore life together, everything is better through the eyes of a child! Although my first babies were fur babies, Buddy and Rosie – they have brought me extreme joy and endless comfort.
- I would rather garden than go on a run
- I would rather cook than than go on a run
- I would rather shop than go on a run
- I’m not a big fan of running …
Front Office Specialist
I am blessed to call Portland Urgent Care my home for the past 3 years. I am the first face you will see when you arrive, and the last smile you will end your visit with. I fill my days helping others, creating happy energy and serving those that need it most. I find myself quick to laugh, and slow to judge – I think life is meant to be lived not endured. Although I may be biased … I have two of the cutest babies I could have ever imagined!
- greatest moments are spent at huge potlucks with family and friends, teasing each other relentlessly
- I have an obsession with washing dishes and doing laundry, strange but handy
- I could run for days and days
- I have a gift of making people smile
- Knock on wood … I have never broken a bone, BUT lucky for me I know a GREAT Urgent Care if I ever do …
- My name derives from my Native language, Homng – it means “flower and fog”
I have been a Medical Biller for the past 6 years and 14 years’ experience in bookkeeping. I have ventured into many work fields but always related to finances, I consider myself a numbers gal. I love working with people and enjoy assisting patients have a better understanding of their medical bills. I especially like the diversity that Portland Urgent Care has to offer.
- On my spare time I spoil my daughter
- I love Music
- I love to Travel (especially road trips)
- I enjoy spending time with all 7 of us children and my parents