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Brent E. Chalmers, M.D.

About me: Retired August 2019

Brent E. Chalmers, M.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Advanced Cataract Surgery
  • Eyelid Procedures


Oregon City
Phone: (503) 656-4221

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Dear Patients and Friends,

As many of you already know, I am retiring at the end of August 2019 from my practice at EyeHealth Northwest. The last thirty two years have been deeply rewarding, both personally and professionally. I’ve seen the small Oregon City Eye Clinic I joined in 1987 grow into a city wide practice with 36 providers, 12 clinic locations, 2 surgery centers, and an optical lab. I’ve seen tremendous advances in eye surgery, particularly in cataract surgery, LASIK and retina care. Using these advances to care for you has been a privilege, and I will miss seeing you in the o?ce. Physicians have more meaningful social interactions with a wider variety of people than many other professions. It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know each and every one of you, and I am grateful for your confidence in me.

Your transition to another ophthalmologist in our practice should be seamless. Your records live on our shared computer. Many of you have seen other doctors in the o?ce when I was not available, and your next appointment will be with someone you already know whenever possible. Also, we have added several highly trained, talented and personable younger ophthalmologists over the last few years, any one of which I would recommend for my own family.  Drs. Bengzten and Flanary are general ophthalmologists like myself, Dr. Weber is fellowship trained in glaucoma and Dr. Radmall is fellowship trained in oculoplastics. We also have a new o?ce in Wilsonville, for those of you who live in that area. The phone number for all our Clackamas County o?ces is 503 656 4221.

I am looking forward to the time and flexibility retiring will a?ord. I hope to continue my volunteer work in overseas ophthalmology and have scheduled a mission trip to Haiti in January. I look forward to spending more time with my family, especially my three young grandchildren. I need to continue taming my garden, and hope to resurrect my tennis game.

Thank you for your many years of friendship and trust. I wish you happiness and good health.  I am confident you will be in excellent hands with the doctors and sta? at EyeHealth Northwest.

Best wishes,


Brent Chalmers, MD




1984 - 1987
Ophthalmology Residency
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
1982 - 1983
Family Practice Internship
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Medical School
1978 - 1982
Doctor of Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Doctor of Medicine
1976 - 1978
Masters in Biochemistry
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
1972 - 1976
Bachelors in Biochemistry, Honors
University of California at Davis, Davis CA


  Oregon Board of Medical Examiners MD13694
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1988


Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, OR
Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, OR
Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR


July 1987 - Present Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest (Formerly Oregon Eye Care)


1988 - Present Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, OR


American Academy of Ophthalmology
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
Clackamas County Medical Society, President 1994-1995
The Practicing Ophthalmologist Advisory Committee,
The American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1992-1998

Practice Locations:

Oregon City Office
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone : (506) 656-4221

Milwaukie Office
11086 SE Oak St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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

Request an Appointment:

Request Appointment Online  
Oregon City: 503-656-4221  
Milwaukie: 503-656-4221  
Happy Valley: 503-783-3300  


Patient Accounts:

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



Videos & Reviews:

Dr. Brent Chalmers Reviews:

Dr. Brent Chalmers is my physician and he is tops. He removed cataracts for me and did an outstanding job. Their staff is helpful and cares. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great doctor.-Yelp Review

Had a very good experience. Went to EHNW for eye exam and afterwards, the staff did good job at explaining my options. I was looking into Lasik and staff had me meet with the ladies who schedule and check my finances/insurance. Dr Chalmers and his tech, along with Amy and Michele made my stay easy and relaxing.-Yelp Review


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