CORVALLIS — Gregory Richard, M.D., will begin seeing patients at The Corvallis Clinic Ophthalmology & Optometry Department in mid-August. To schedule an appointment, call 541-754-1271; to request an appointment online, go to New Patient Appointment Request.
Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Richard (Ree-shard) will screen for and treat glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes-affected vision, among other ophthalmological conditions.
He comes to The Clinic from Falgoust Eye Medical and Surgery, in Lake Charles, LA, where he practiced from 2016 to until 2018. He also was a physician/owner of Richard Eye Center, in Eunice, LA, from 2015 to 2016.
Dr. Richard says it is his job to provide patients with the latest evidence-based medicine in his specialty. “If there’s a high-quality study pointing toward a solution or specific approach, it’s my business to know about it and be comfortable incorporating it into my practice.”
He seeks to explain the options to his patients and then together with them pick the optimal course of action. “I don’t think I’ve ever told a patient what they have to do. My suggestions will always be guided by the question, ‘What would I want done for myself or my loved ones?’”
He completed his residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, in Jackson, MS, in 2015. He earned a Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, in 2007.
Dr. Richard and his wife have two children, and he enjoys biking, kayaking and hiking.
The Corvallis Clinic, an independent, physician-led medical group, is a comprehensive multi-specialty organization, serving Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified providers and advanced professionals in 27 specialties at 10 area locations. As the fourth-largest area employer, The Clinic has 600 employees.