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Sarah Kuppenbender NP

Sarah Kuppenbender, NP

  • Primary Specialties
    • Family Medicine
  • Primary Address 1620 E 12th Street
    The Dalles, OR 97058
  • Primary Phone 541.296.9151

Sarah Kuppenbender is a primary care provider at MCMC Family Medicine. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support certified.

Kuppenbender received her Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon, where she completed a healthcare internship in Durban, South Africa.

After receiving her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Rochester in New York, she started her career in nursing at Salem Hospital in Oregon, working in the Cardiovascular Care Unit and Procedural Care Unit.

She then relocated to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, working in the Procedural Care Unit and the Short Stay Unit, where she assisted with admission and recovery after surgery, including post-anesthesia care.

While working for OHSU, she also participated in research regarding non-pharmaceutical approaches to behavioral modification for Alzheimer’s patients with the Sundance program, an innovative program for advanced dementia care run by Volunteers of America.

Kuppenbender received her Master of Nursing at OHSU in the family nurse practitioner program, where she provided urgent care to low-income individuals at Richmond Walk-in Clinic in Portland; diabetes management at Legacy Family Medicine in St. Helen’s, Oregon; and child well checks and sports physicals at MCMC Family Medicine.

Kuppenbender has been working at Mid-Columbia Medical Center since 2017. During her clinical rotation, she fell in love with MCMC due to the diverse patient base and friendly and supportive staff.

Her general practice focus is family medicine. Kuppenbender believes it is her responsibility to help patients achieve their own health goals, not her goals for her patients. She enjoys getting to know her patients and designs treatment plans together with them, not for them.

In her spare time, Kuppenbender enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting, and outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and going to the beach.

She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Oregon Nurses Association.


Master of Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


Oregon State Board of Nursing Certified
New York State Medical License
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Primary Office

1620 E 12th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

Phone: 541.296.9151