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James B. Wentzien, MD

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My department:
Ophthalmology

My specialty:
Ophthalmology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I was born and raised in Iowa, went to Medical School at the University of Iowa, but moved to Portland in 1991 to complete my Ophthalmology Residency at Oregon Health Sciences University/Casey Eye Institute. I chose to stay in the area due to the excellent lifestyle. I enjoy outdoor sports of all types with my wife and son. I have served as Ophthalmology Department Chief for six years, and continue to push to improve our quality and service standards.

About my practice

After a few years in private practice, I joined Northwest Permanente in order to practice in what I feel is a more ethical, patient oriented and evidence-based manner. My professional focus includes medical and surgical treatment of all types of diseases of the eye, especially cataracts. Vision is an especially important aspect of overall health, and I take my responsibility in optimizing and preserving vision for my patients very seriously.

How I thrive

I like to run, cycle, swim and enjoy a good meal with friends and family.

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My office

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Medical Groups, Plans, and Networks

Northwest Permanente Physicians and Surgeons, PC

Ophthalmology
3600 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227
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Contact information

  • Appointments
  • 1-800-813-2000 (toll free)
  • Information
  • 1-800-735-2900 (toll-free TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
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  • 503-285-9321

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa City , IA

Board certification

Ophthalmology

American Board of Ophthalmology

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical SpecialtiesExternal Link, the American Medical AssociationExternal Link, or the American Osteopathic AssociationExternal Link websites.

Medical training

Ophthalmology

Oregon Health & Science University
Portland , OR

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1997

Provider ID

07060

License information

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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:

2211 Ne 139th St, Vancouver, OR 98686
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
2875 Nw Stucki Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124

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For specific license information, including malpractice history and disciplinary actions, you can call the Oregon Medical BoardExternal Link at (971) 673-2700 or the Washington State Department of HealthExternal Link at (360) 236-4700.

Referrals to affiliated community physicians/providers in Oregon and Washington

Affiliated community physicians/providers are not part of the Northwest Permanente Medical Group (NWPMG). They are physicians/providers credentialed by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest and/or who have a contract with the NWPMG.

If your NWPMG physician decides that you require covered services not available internally from an NWPMG physician, he or she may refer you to an affiliated community physician/provider. You must have a written, authorized referral from Kaiser Permanente in order to receive a covered service from an affiliated community physician/provider.

Referrals to affiliated community dentists in Oregon and Washington

Affiliated community dentists are not part of Permanente Dental Associates (PDA). They are dentists credentialed by PDA for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, and they have a contract with PDA.

If your PDA dentist decides that you require covered services not available internally from a PDA dentist, he or she may refer you to an affiliated community dentist. You must have a written, authorized referral from Kaiser Permanente in order to receive a covered service from an affiliated community dentist.

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This page was last updated on:

12/15/2018