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Robert W. Bentley, M.D.

About me:

Robert W. Bentley, M.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Medical Management of Glaucoma
  • Medical Management of Diabetes


  • Barnes Road
  • Northwest
  • Tigard
    Phone: (503) 227-2020

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

Dr. Robert Bentley was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2005, 2011 and 2015 by Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Bentley’s warm and affable manner is very comforting to his patients. He puts his patients at ease by keeping a sense of humor.


"The central ethic of EHNW is that we respect patients, that we want to know their concerns, and we work collaboratively to improve and maintain their eye health."

Robert W Bentley, MD is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with expertise in multiple areas including cataract surgery and medical management of glaucoma and diabetes. He is grateful to be part of EHNW because, “We get excellent administrative support. We have great employees and staff, and I'm given all the tools I need to do a superlative job.” He finds it deeply satisfying to provide this quality, comprehensive eye care to his patients.

Dr. Bentley’s warm and affable manner is very comforting to his patients. He puts his patients at ease by keeping a sense of humor. “It helps break tension and improve communication; it helps the patient know that I want to work together. I want my patients to enjoy their visit.”

In addition to serving his patients, Dr. Bentley volunteers considerable time to leading the future of the medical profession. “I have a vision of where the medical profession should move forward. I want to cultivate and nurture the next generation of physicians that will take our place one day.” He does that by serving as clinical faculty at Oregon Health Science University. And he mentors high school and college students who are interested in medicine. Additionally, as the Chair of the Board of Legacy Health Systems, he has a significant hand in the strategic planning of the organization. As a result, this has a major impact on the direction and policy of the local medical community as LHS has 7,000 employees.

Direct service volunteering is equally important to Dr. Bentley. He has devoted substantial time to “Project Erase”, a local program that helps at-risk youth get a fresh start by performing laser removal of gang-related tattoos. And like many of the EHNW doctors, his life has been profoundly touched by his mission trips abroad.

On one trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, he performed surgery on a 10 year old boy that had been blind almost his entire life. His vision improved dramatically within days of the surgery. Dr. Bentley was able to witness the tremendous impact on his young patient. The child went from needing to be led around his whole life to experiencing independence for the first time. Dr. Bentley looks forward to his future trips and plans to go to El Salvador in June 2009.

Despite his many service projects, Dr. Bentley does find time to enjoy himself and relax with his family. He has been with his wife, Leslie, for 25 years. They have three children. Laurel and Olivia are grown and their teenager, Michael, is still at home. The family enjoys traveling extensively to Europe and Central America for pleasure and on medical mission trips.

Dr. Bentley has many personal interests. He has been cycling and taking photographs for decades. He likes the exercise he gets biking to work and around town. His creative side is expressed in his photography, woodworking and music. He loves determining the composition of his photographic landscapes and directing the viewer’s eye. And he enjoys handcrafting wood furniture and cabinetry for his home as well as playing classical and modern piano pieces.




Residency in Ophthalmology
University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center Portland, Oregon
Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
Bachelor of Microbiology
College of Honors, Oregon State University


  Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, MD14177
1984 Federal Licensing Examination
1988 American Board of Ophthalmology


Legacy Portland Hospitals Chair, Division of Ophthalmology, Holladay Park Hospital, 1991-92
Portland Hospital Department of Ophthalmology Subcommittee for Quality Assessment and Surgical Technology Assessment  
Portland Hospital Ophthalmology Section Committee for Credentialing and Quality Assessment  
Portland Hospital Ophthalmology Section Committee for Quality Assessment  


U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital, Portland Clinical Attending and Consulting Physician
Oregon Health Sciences University Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology


Multnomah Medical Society
Oregon Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology

Practice Locations:

Northwest Office
1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209
Phone : (503) 227-2020

Barnes Road Office
9555 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 201
Portland, OR 97225
Phone : (503) 227-2020

Tigard Office
15298 SW Royalty Pkwy
Tigard, OR 97224
Phone : (503) 227-2020

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

Request an Appointment:

Request Appointment Online  
Northwest: 503-227-2020  
Barnes Road: 503-227-2020  
Tigard: 503-227-2020  

Patient Accounts:

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



Videos & Reviews:

Dr. Robert Bentley Reviews:

Dr. Bentley is the most competent ophthamologist I have ever encountered! - Tigard patient survey

Dr. Bentley always goes above and beyone all expectations for a physician - always willing to stay and answer all my questions. - Peterkort patient survey

Dr. Bentley is an excellent physician and has given wonderful care to myself and my family over the years! - Northwest patient survey


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