Four words to describe you: Detail-oriented, problem-solver, personable and knowledgeable.
Where you’re from: Sacramento, CA
Hobbies: Bicycling, hiking, travel with family and nature photography.
What are your qualifications: Doctor of Optometry, currently licensed to practice in Oregon to fullest allowable extent, certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, current CPR/Basic Life Support certification.
What school you went to (year started and graduated, location):
Doctor of Optometry: Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, OR (2014-2018)
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering: University of California, Davis, CA (1988-1991)
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering: University of California, Davis, CA (1984-1988)
Work history (what practices you’ve been in and the years you worked there):
Eye Focus Northwest, August 2020 to present.
Premise Health at Intel, Hillsboro, OR (designated PRN), August 2019-present.
Independent Contractor at Walmart Vision Centers, Cornelius & Sherwood, OR, November 2018 through March 2020. Also part-time contractor with Central Oregon Eyecare/Willow Creek Eyecare (Redmond and Beaverton, OR) Q3-Q4 2019.
Dr. Buchholz’ background as an engineer and educator supports his patients through top-notch attention to detail and problem-solving skills combined with a passion for patient education.
Knowledgeable yet personable, Dr. B’s interests lie in primary care optometry, management of ocular diseases, and low-vision rehabilitation. Outside of work, his favorite hobbies include bicycling, hiking, nature photography, and travel with his wife and two teenage children.
Education: Graduated with highest honors from UC Davis with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering. Graduated with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry with a Doctor of Optometry in 2018.
While attending Pacific University, Dr. Buchholz served with Amigos Eye Care on service trips to Nicaragua and in under-served areas of Oregon.
Dr. Buchholz is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, and he is active in the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. Dr. Buchholz has also volunteered as a judge for numerous science fairs, as a physics educator at OMSI, as an adult leader for science-based field primary school field work, as well as on numerous projects with non-profits from Habitat for Humanity to Meals on Wheels People to SOLVE.