Jake McHugh, PA-C


Board-Certified Physician Associate | Sellwood Clinic

Approach to Patient Care

My mother worked as a dietitian and instilled in me the importance of healthy eating and exercise, which are still two of the best forms of preventive medicine. As a provider, I am an advocate of empowering people to make everyday lifestyle choices that are conducive to well-being. I believe my patients are experts in their own experience and I look forward to listening, educating, encouraging, and consulting in collaboration with my patients.

Educational Background

My educational background started in pre-med and the humanities. After graduation, I worked as an EMT in Portland serving people with substance use disorders, and then in the emergency room in St. Louis, Missouri before starting my medical education as a PA in Maine. I am looking forward to establishing long-term relationships with my patients at Northwest Primary Care.

Personal Interests

I grew up in the mountains and rivers of Montana. I have lived in Oregon, Missouri, and Maine, but I feel most at home in the Pacific Northwest. Spending time in the mountains, forest, and ocean helps me feel grounded and connected to nature. In my free time I enjoy frequenting restaurants and food trucks, surfing, collecting vinyl records, hiking, trail running, drinking coffee, cooking, fixing up vintage bicycles, and spending time with my partner and our many plants.



Specialties / Areas of Interest

  • Family Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Pediatrics


MSPA-C, University of New England (Portland, ME)

Memberships & Associations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants



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