Eric B. Suhler M.D., M.P.H.

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Faculty profile
  • Professor of Ophthalmology and Public Health

Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (215 Ratings, 56 Comments)

Expertise

  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Uveitis and Ocular Immunology

Education

  • M.D., University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Texas 1995
  • M.P.H., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon 2007
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology: OHSU, 2000
  • Fellowship:

    • Uveitis and clinical ocular immunology: NIH, 2002
  • Certifications:

    • Ophthalmology

Biography

After completing his training in ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute in 2000, Dr. Suhler received an additional two years of training in uveitis clinical care and research at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland from 2000 to 2002, and completed a Masters in Public Health from OHSU in 2007. 

He is co-director of the OHSU Uveitis Clinic, where he sees patients on referral from eye care providers throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is active in clinical research and clinical trials utilizing cutting edge immunotherapeutic drugs for the treatment of ocular inflammatory diseases and has regularly presented the results of these trials at national and international research meetings. Dr. Suhler also directs the Casey Uveitis Fellowship.

Dr. Suhler is also chief of ophthalmology at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center. He received his undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (some)

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (215 Ratings, 56 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jul 14, 2019

    I am very happy with my care at OHSU. I feel like Dr. Suhler has given me great care, and I would also like to mention that Carlos has made all of my appointments really easy, his ... and just his greetings, his demeanor, his information that he provides as follow up. So just don't have enough great things to say about both. Thank you.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Dr. shuler Was able to squeeze me in in his very busy day. He is always so professional and gets my diagnosis right every time. I love the Casey eye institute and am very thankful for OHSU

  • Jul 12, 2019

    I always get the best care at Casey Eye, my Dr. Is very attentive and works to find what will be the best treatment for me. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Wait was excessively long. Scheduling could be much tighter for my specific case.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Even thought it is a very busy office, the experience of the workers are beyond great.

  • May 31, 2019

    It was a good experience at OHSU with Dr. Suhler and staff. Got in right away. They found a problem and had a solution to fix it.

  • May 18, 2019

    good

  • May 17, 2019

    Dr Suhler is great! He is always friendly and remembers details about my health issues. He’s very informative and listens to me also.

  • May 17, 2019

    Pleasant and competent.

  • May 13, 2019

    My experience with the provider was the fact that he was very good and very thorough, but my problem with it was the fact... the long wait that I had. I was there for 3 hours for a meeting that shouldn't taken over an hour.

  • May 05, 2019

    He is very pleasant, educated, and truly cares about his patients!

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Very knowledgeable and good open two way communication. Everyone was very thorough and compassionate. Doctors and staff were great at explaining pictures and terms and what we were all looking at.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    So positive, thorough and informative. Extremely caring and supportive.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    It was an initial exam and everyone was great. I'm waiting for the actually results to form a solid opinion.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    I've waited over 2 hours to get into the doctor and I guess that's standard but nobody checked on me or anything and then when I did see him. He really wasn't interested, and I don't get the feeling that he did more than just give a cursory check to my eyes, you know, and it was kind of pointless for me to come down for that all the way from Kelso, so I wasn't very happy. That's it.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Dr. Eric Suhler is very responsive and very thorough.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    It’ has always been a pleasant experience. Dr. Suhler identified a problem and ordered eye drops to correct the issue.

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Great! As always. Informative and friendly. Patient care and comfort is first priority.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Dr Suhler and his staff are very friendly and caring.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    He is helpful, worked through my meds list that was kind of a hot mess. Discussed how my eye was doing in a way I could understand and explained my disease to the student that was shadowing him.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Suhler with fabulous. Had he not been so caring about me as a patient and listening to his fellow and following up to be absolutely positive that what he was thinking was correct, my diagnosis and what they found would not have been found, and so I am very thankful that he took the time had the patient's cared enough to look and I felt like I feel like a valued patient and I think that's awesome.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Yes, I think dr. Suhler's a very fine man. He is up on top of everything and between him and Dr. Chandler I think the man's name. Anyway, everything is fine. They're very caring. And yes, I definitely would recommend him.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    I liked how they treated me. Thank you. I have nothing more to say. I was very well taken care of.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Expertise combined with kindness and respect for the patient.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Satisfied and happy

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Very good doctor, I am very happy with him.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Great!

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Dr Suhler is awesome and I enjoyed everyone I interacted with. However, my visits to Casey Eye take a very long time. I was there from 1:30pm to 430pm, including waiting for over an hour alone in a room with dilated eyes. I understand everyone is busy but it certainly makes me not want to return when I know an eye check up will take this long. I'm supposed to do this annually, but I can't see myself coming back again for a routine check up.

  • Jan 14, 2019

    Dr. Suhler and his people at his office are excellent and professional and they always do a great job for us. We really appreciate them.

  • Jan 14, 2019

    I found the entire staff to be very conscientious, very professional and very welcoming. So that's why I was very pleased with my visit and my appointment and would be glad to repeat it at any time. Thank you.

  • Dec 26, 2018

    He's great! He explains things well. He listens. He doesn't dumb things down for me. I'd recommend him to anyone needing his specialty. My only negative is the amount of time spent waiting in the exam room, but that wouldn't stop me from recommending him, just that that particular clinic is very busy.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    I can say this, they make going to the Dr, a very pleasant experience.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    Very good as usual.

  • Dec 16, 2018

    I found out that I was not using my eye drops correctly months after having them prescribed. The pharmacist gave me incorrect info and no one at Casey asked even though the drops weren't working.

  • Dec 11, 2018

    He was efficient and prompt

  • Dec 08, 2018

    My visit was very enlightening. It is that way, all the time.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    I have been seeing Dr. Suhler for years. I respect him and I like him. He answers all my questions and puts my nerves at ease. Theresa is an asset and so is Carlos.

  • Nov 19, 2018

    Two hour wait in exam room. Blood test marked as 'Urgent' took at least three hours for results. Not in time for Dr. to formulate treatment while we in office. Modified instructions via phone call to my landline phone were unintelligible due to bad connection, presumably from a mobile phone inside the building?

  • Nov 05, 2018

    I liked him very much. But sometimes he's hard to understand. He talks really fast and most of the time he has a resident with him. And so he's talking to him and kind of talking over to my head.

  • Oct 20, 2018

    Provider was courteous, professional, and friendly. Provider also recommended alternative options for treatment.

  • Sep 17, 2018

    I have been seeing Dr Suhler for 10 years for uveitis , participated in a clinical trial for Humira and have regained vision well enough to keep me independent and driving a car . Dr Suhler is a very caring provider .

  • Sep 14, 2018

    From the very first time I came to CEI I've experienced kindness, professionalism & superb care. Dr. Suhler has always been very engaging & patient... He's the best! Thank you, I appreciate it.

  • Sep 07, 2018

    Dr Suhler and his staff are very caring, knowledgeable, informative to their patients.

  • Aug 11, 2018

    My experience with Dr. Suhler is always fine. I would recommend everybody to OSHU if I could or if their insurance would let them go there and I'm kind of in a middle of a project right now so I'll finish the rest of these questions online on my computer. Ok, thanks for the call. Have a great night. Bye-bye.

  • Aug 08, 2018

    Dr. Shuler has good people working with him. The resident from Duke that was in there was very, very informative and brilliant as Dr. Shuler both is. I'm just lucky that I got to go see him. The whole establishment in there including the intake lady was excellent. So it's a very, very good run facility there. Even Carlos is very good, the receptionist man. So just hope that some day I can figure out why I get episcleritis. So that's it. They're very good in there.

  • Aug 04, 2018

    I've always received excellent care from Dr. Suhler and his associates.

  • Jul 27, 2018

    Was called in timely fashion after early arrival. Since this was just a checkup visit, the routine tests were done speedily and with courtesy in all instances of interaction with doctors and support staff. No problems to report in treatment efficacy. One new condition reported they will keep monitoring, but other than that, satisfactory visit.

  • Jul 26, 2018

    According to my discharge paperwork he stopped my calcium. This was not discussed and I dont have a clue why that would be done.

  • Jul 15, 2018

    Hi. I found him to be very knowledgeable and very helpful. It was a very good experience. The only problem that I have is it is hard for me to get up to OHSU. But that's not anything related to him. I think his quality of professionalism that he provides is wonderful.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Superb staff and very attentive, very thorough ? Outstanding service and care from start to finish.

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