Benchmark BotanicalGentle, Science-Based
Natural Medicine

The Benchmark Clinic of Integrative Medicine offers a bridge between the western medical model of health care and the traditional, time tested methods of healing and maintaining health. We are happy to work with other primary care physicians and specialists to assure the best care for our patients. We also strive to bring together the best of both modern and traditional medicine in a supportive, comfortable environment, where we consider all of the aspects of each patient as an individual, and then create a specialized treatment plan for that patient to restore and maintain their health.

One of the unfortunate truths in our culture is that people commonly seek health care only at the point of illness, which often leads to treatment of only superficial symptoms with prescription medications. Unfortunately, many of these medications fail to address the underlying cause of the illness, and come with the risk of drug related side effects.

Dr. Sauter is trained as a primary care physician, and in everyday practice, she treats a little bit of everything, from back pain and common viruses to depression and heart disease – but the treatment protocol always begins with supportive care, and only relies on aggressive methods when absolutely necessary. At the Benchmark Clinic you will be treated as a whole person, wherever you are in your life journey. Our goal is to nurture you in recovery and support you in wellness. Click here for a list of conditions treated.

Conveniently located in NW Portland, the clinic offers physical exams and diagnostic testing, as well as counseling and gentle solutions for the symptoms that can occur in times of normal transitions, such as puberty and mid-life. We can provide you with diet advice and nutritional programs for men and women over 65 years young, and for folks at all stages of life.  Click here for a list of services.


Your health and safety is our top priority. At The Benchmark Clinic, we remain committed to doing our part in minimizing the spread of COVID-19. As healthcare professionals, we continue to follow well-researched, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Video and telephone appointments are available. For your safety and the safety of our medical team, we will continue to follow all CDC, ADA, and state-specific recommendations regarding Personal Protective Equipment, air filtration and circulation, and sterilization of instruments, surfaces and work spaces. We encourage everyone in our community to continue to take steps to minimize the spread of the virus, as advised by the CDC.

If you have a question about an upcoming appointment, please contact us at 503-223-7067. We look forward to speaking with you soon!