Paul K Stromberg MD

Doctor Details
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology


“I have a wonderful life and have been given much. I feel that I need to give back. . That is why I am passionate about taking care of patients and going on international ophthalmologic missions.”

Dr. Stromberg is dedicated to top quality service at every stage of a patient’s care. “At EHNW, we’re a team. It starts at the front desk. Everything is important: from the initial receptionist greeting, to my technicians work up, to my examination and performance of surgery.” He also appreciates the collegiality and support from his partner doctors. “I can rest easy knowing that if I go on vacation, my patients will be in good hands with the other EHNW doctors.”

Dr. Stromberg is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with an emphasis on cataract surgery, lower eyelid surgery and diabetic retinopathy. As soon as they meet Dr. Stromberg, patients find his huge smile infectious and his generous heart apparent. This makes it easy for him to establish the rapport that is necessary to best serve the patients. “I see myself as an educator. I try to communicate with my patients and make sure I take the time so that they can understand about their eyes. I want to be in partnership with my patients and help them make good informed choices.”

“Outside of work, my biggest passion is international ophthalmologic mission work. It helps to put my life into perspective. The people we help in developing countries have very little money and resources. Helping these people to regain their vision is a miracle for them.” Dr. Stromberg has donated countless hours to support the work of Medical Teams International formally NW Medical teams. Since 1991, he has made 18 trips abroad with MTI and helped hundreds of people in Honduras, Peru and Mexico.

Over the years, his support at MTI has extended far beyond his surgical trips. He has expended a tremendous amount of effort volunteering locally with MTI. He has recruited other ophthalmologists, helped with fundraisers, organized the ophthalmologic equipment and assembled a portable eye surgical unit. For several years he served on the Medical Advisory Committee at MTI. In 2003, his tireless efforts were recognized when he received the Spirit of Life award from MTI. His next trip will be in 2009, when he returns to Peru with Dr. Bock and Dr. Chalmers.

Service is a core value in the Stromberg family. Dr. Stromberg’s wife, Debi, has been a huge support to him and has accompanied him on many of his international trips. They have three children. Josh and Luke are now adults and Stephanie is still in high school. All three children have participated in the medical missions. The family is very active in their church, and Dr. Stromberg recently returned from chaperoning a youth service project in Tijuana Mexico. The youth group helped build houses, fixed roofs and led children’s club.

In between work, family and volunteering, Dr. Stromberg squeezes in many hobbies (too many according to his wife). He loves woodworking, fly-fishing and the outdoors. He is an amateur naturalist with interests in birding, gardening and beekeeping. In fact, he has been a beekeeper since 5th grade and has never lost his fascination with these creatures. “Keeping bees gives you a real pulse on what is going on in the world around you. They are complex insects with amazing communications and social hierarchy.”

      

DR. STROMBERG'S EDUCATION:
BORN:     April 4, 1961
Albuquerque, NM
BUSINESS ADDRESS:    
EyeHealth Northwest
1306 Division St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 656-4221 (Phone)
(503) 656-4249 (Fax)
11086 S.E. Oak St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 656-4221 (Phone)
(503) 656-4249 (Fax)


EDUCATION
Undergraduate:    Spring Hill College
Mobile, AL
September 1979 - June 1986, Degree: B.S. magna cum laude
Honors:     Alpha Sigma Nu National Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
President’s Scholar in Biology
Dean’s Honor Roll
Medical School:     University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM
August 1983 - June 1987, Degree: MD
Honors:     Alpha Omega Alpha
Lange Medical Publications Award, 1984
Internship:     Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center
Portland, OR
July 1987 - June 1988, Internal Medicine Internship
Residency:     Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR
July 1988 - June 1991, Ophthalmology Residency
LICENSURE:    Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, MD15744, 1988
CERTIFICATION:    
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Ophthalmology, 1992
American Board of Ophthalmology, Re-certified 2002
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:    
Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, OR
Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, OR
Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, Tualatin, OR
Adventist Medical Center, Portland, OR
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:    
Private Practice, EyeHealth Northwest (formerly Oregon Eye Care)
July 1991 - Present
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:    
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology
Veterans Administration Hospital
Portland, OR
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:    
Oregon Medical Association
American Medical Association
Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Clackamas County Medical Society
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:     President, Medicine Bow First Aid Society
1983 - 1984
Active Volunteer with Northwest Medical Teams International
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Board Certified
Yes
Primary Specialty
Cataracts
Secondary Specialty
General
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)