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Alan R. Bengtzen, M.D.

Alan R Bengtzen, M.D.

About me:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Advanced Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Oregon City
Phone: (503) 656-4221

Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Advanced Cataract Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Alan Bengtzen is a board certified comprehensive ophthalmologist.  Dr. Bengtzen is a graduate of Emory University and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Oregon Health and Science University.  Dr. Bengtzen practices at our Clackamas County Clinics.






Residency in Ophthalmology
Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR.


Preliminary Internal Medicine
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR.

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.


Bachelor of Economics,
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.


2014-Present American Board of Ophthalmology (active)
2012 – Present Oregon (active)
2013 – Present Washington (active)


2011 - Bengtzen AR, Hoang L, Gattey D. Imperial City Eye Meeting (ICEM) 2010: Summary of Attendee Demographic and Satisfaction Data. Hawaiian Eye Foundation.
2010 - Bengtzen AR, Chamberlain W. Assessing Higher-Order Aberrations using a Scheimpflug Rotating Imaging System in a Population of Normal Subjects,
2009 - Bengtzen AR. Grossniklaus HE. Bernardino CR. Multiple Pilomatrixoma in Turner syndrome. Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 25(3):229-30, 2009 May-Jun.
2005 - Bengtzen AR, Schuchard RA. Three Visual Field Tests and the Effects of Vision Loss on Health-Related Everyday Function in Older Diabetics. Submitted to AFAR.


Apr 2012 - Challenging Cataracts. Imperial City Eye Meeting (ICEM), Hue, Vietnam.
Mar 2015 - A Comparison of Different Ophthalmology Practice Models. Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology Resident Mentor Dinner, Portland, OR.
Jan 2013 - Ocular Anatomy and Vitrectomy. Kaiser Permanente, Salem, OR. For ASC staff.
Dec 2012 - The Red Eye. All About Eyes Medical Education Conference. Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR. For PCPs, specialists and optometrists.
Oct 2012 - Ophthalmology Job Search Process. Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology Resident Mentor Dinner, Portland, OR.
Mar 2012 - Ocular Emergencies. Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology Post-Graduate Convention & Technicians Program, Portland, OR.
May 2011 - Red Eye Emergencies. OHSU 9th Annual Urgent Care Conference, Portland, OR. For community PCPs, Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care providers
Dec 2010 - ICE Syndrome, Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome & PPMD. OHSU/Casey Eye Institute Chairman Rounds Lecture Series, Portland, OR.
Dec 2010 - Tube Shunt Management: Surgical Approach and Post-operative Management. OHSU/Casey Eye Institute Glaucoma Lecture Series, Portland, OR.


2012 - Resident Teaching Award, OHSU/Casey Eye Institute, Portland, OR
2008 - Graduation Speaker, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Peer-nominated.
2008 - Vietnamese American Medical Association Scholarship
2007 - Laramore Scholarship, Emory University SOM, Atlanta, GA.
2006 - Harris Family Scholarship, Emory University SOM Atlanta, GA.
2006 - Helen Dobbs Scholarship, Emory University SOM, Atlanta, GA.
2005 - Ann Hoyt Jolley Scholarship, Emory University SOM, Atlanta, GA.
2005 - National Student Research Grant, American Federation for Aging Research
1996 - 2002 - Harvard College Scholarship, Cambridge, MA.
1996 – 2002 - Harvard Dean’s List, Cambridge, MA.


2015 - Ophthalmology Skyline Team Lead Physician, Kaiser Permanente, Salem, OR.
2011-2012 - Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology (OAO) Executive Board Member
2011-2012 - OHSU Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Member
2011 - OHSU/CEI Residency Selection Committee Member
2011 - Resident Ambassador, American Academy of Ophthalmology Congressional Advocacy Day/Mid-Year Forum, Washington D.C.
2007 - Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Task Force Committee.
2005 - Curriculum Development Committee Member, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.


American Academy of Ophthalmology
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

Practice Locations:

Oregon City Office
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone : (503) 656-4221

Sunnyside Office
12050 SE Stevens Rd, Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Phone : (503) 656-4221

Preparing for your Visit:

Prior to Your Appointment: Please complete and print the Patient history, HIPPA and payment policy forms even if you are an established patient. Once you have completed the forms, please bring them with you on the day of your appointment. Due to privacy issues, please do not attempt to send these forms to our office via e-mail.

Please check with your insurance company(s) to verify your “vision care” coverage for routine eye examinations by calling the customer service phone number listed on your insurance card. You may also call this same number to verify “medical” benefits for medically necessary visits and procedures.

The Day of Your Appointment:
Bring your current medical insurance card(s) with you.

  • The co-pay amount listed on your insurance card will be collected at the time of your visit.
  • For charges not covered by your individual insurance plan, payment is due at the time of service. Prompt pay discounts are available on certain services. Please ask at the front desk.

As part of your examination with us today, your pupils may be dilated. With dilation, most people experience light sensitivity and difficulty with near vision (such as reading). Some individuals also have difficulty seeing in the distance. The effects of the dilation can last several hours.

Patient Forms:

Patient History


Payment Policy

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Oregon City: 506-656-4221  
Milwaukie: 503-656-4221  

Patient Accounts:

If you have questions about your account or insurance, please call our patient accounts representatives at: 503-344-5115.



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