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Robert O. Ford, M.D.

Pacific Cataract & Laser Institute
2517 Northeast Kresky Avenue, PO Box 1506
Chehalis, WA 98532
Speaks: English

About Robert O. Ford

In 1985 an ophthalmology colleague and I joined our practices in the small town of Chehalis, Washington to form this organization. When I became the sole owner 10 years later, one of my first actions was to ask God to be my Senior Business Partner. The journey has been exciting and rewarding, but not without stress and seemingly insurmountable difficulties. However, countless challenges have resolved when I leaned heavily on God. What I perceive as major predicaments often turn into great blessings. The neat thing about my Senior Business Partner is that He knows the future. Knowing that He sees what lies ahead removes a huge load of worry from me. Every day I ask for His guidance—as do many of our doctors, staff and management team. In 1985 an ophthalmology colleague and I joined our practices in the small town of Chehalis, Washington to form this organization. When I became the sole owner 10 years later, one of my first actions was to ask God to be my Senior Business Partner. The journey has been exciting and rewarding, but not without stress and seemingly insurmountable difficulties. However, countless challenges have resolved when I leaned heavily on God. What I perceive as major predicaments often turn into great blessings. The neat thing about my Senior Business Partner is that He knows the future. Knowing that He sees what lies ahead removes a huge load of worry from me. Every day I ask for His guidance—as do many of our doctors, staff and management team. Efficient, pragmatic and generous, Dr. Ford has a gracious, quiet reserve and is able to maintain a steady focus no matter what is going on around him. People appreciate his unpretentious manner. Growing up in Northern California where his father practiced as a physician, young Bob spent hours tinkering with mechanical and electronic devices. He also developed an interest in aviation and earned his pilot’s license at a young age. Bob graduated from college with a degree in physics and decided on medical school out of admiration for his father’s skills. After earning his medical degree, he pursued a residency in ophthalmology because this field of medicine utilized the most physics. After practicing in Western Washington for 6 years, Dr. Ford co-founded Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute. In addition to participating in clinical studies of the excimer laser, he has made many innovations in cataract surgery and laser vision correction. Dr. Ford’s special interests include laser technology, computer programming, hiking, gardening and flying. He has a daughter and son—Laura and Marshall. A superb teacher, Dr. Ford enjoys sharing his knowledge and supporting numerous charitable endeavors. As a dedicated humanitarian, his goal is “To make a positive impact in the lives of those I work with and care for.”
Medical School

Loma Linda Univ School of Medicine

Residency

Loma Linda Univ School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Pacific Cataract & Laser Institute
2517 Northeast Kresky Avenue, PO Box 1506
Chehalis, WA 98532