Nathaniel Gebhard M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (1422 Ratings, 430 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Cataract and Intraocular Lenses
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Lens Based Refractive Surgery


  • B.A., Brigham Young University Utah 2008
  • M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine Colorado 2012
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, UC Davis Eye Center, UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA), 2016


Dr. Gebhard grew up in Colorado and completed his undergraduate degree in political science at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado, after which he completed an internship in internal medicine at Maimonidies Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and then his residency in ophthalmology at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Gebhard also has an interest in global health and has spent significant time abroad working in Mongolia, Bolivia, Honduras, and Mexico. He speaks fluent Spanish, Mongolian and some Russian.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, biking, skiing, and spending time outdoors with his wife, son, and dog. Dr. Gebhard is excited to be practicing ophthalmology in Hood River and The Dalles and still can't believe that he calls Hood River, Oregon home!

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  • English
  • Russian (some)
  • Spanish

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (1422 Ratings, 430 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

  • Oct 14, 2019

    He does his job well

  • Oct 14, 2019

    He has helped me more in the short time he is here and I really appreciate what he has done!!

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Not as long as I would like; but adequate, I guess.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Dr. Gebhard and his staff are excellent. They are very thorough and considerate.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Always a pleasure to go to this provider. Always very professional and pleasant to deal with.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Gebhard was a very nice man very much understood that I can understand what he's telling me and he's just all around good, good doctor.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Friendly, knowledgeable ,informative staff.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    As usual, everyone was so friendly and efficient! Always a good experience!

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Everyone was professional and caring

  • Sep 26, 2019

    I still am not sure what I think, he is professional, seems to know what he is talking about, office staff is great

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Very good care.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    He has good "people skills" with listening, communication, professionalism.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    It was great,he explained everything.

  • Sep 16, 2019

    I was very well treated, the work was great. I would recommend him to any of my friends.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    pleasant and thorough

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Everything went well.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    It was an excellent visit with my provider.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Very thorough, very good.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    The office is pleasant and the technicians see patients right away. I did have to wait over 20 minutes in the medical room for the doctor. My appointment was for 10:00, and he arrived in my waiting room at 10:35. A little long to wait.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    Dr. Gebhard was extremely good. He worked with a crew of people, and I was awake during that surgery. Of course. I he just did a great job, and the whole crew was right with them. Everybody was very sharp, and good. I'm extremely pleased.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    He is terrific

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Great care.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    He was very helpful in giving me some directions about my vision and explaining what was going on with my eyes and he was not in any hurry, seemed to spend enough time with me and that was very satisfying.

  • Sep 05, 2019

    Dr. Gebhard is superb. I wish all doctors were like him.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    Great staff, warm, professional. Provider very competent.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    Very, very competent and helpful.

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Things went very well

  • Aug 29, 2019

    The Doctor was great but the amount of time I had to wait to see him was terrible

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Very pleasant, knowledgeable.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Very good doctor and very courteous staff would recommend this place to anybody that needed their help.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    Very good, happy to have him here in Hood River.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    I was very impressed, it is the a second time I've seen Dr. Gebhard, and I am just very impressed with his knowledge and and his ability to communicate to me exactly what I want to know and I appreciate it very much. Thank you.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    the employees are very friendly and informative. Great sense of humor, as well.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Quite satisfied with the service that he provides.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Very positive, explained exam results in detail.

  • Aug 20, 2019

    I had a very good experience with Southwest Dr. Gebhard and his staff and also the surgery staff. So I if I ever had to do it again, I would and I would recommend it to my friends.

  • Aug 20, 2019

    Dr.Gebhard is a knowledgeable eye dr. & has taken care of the dilemmas that I have experienced. He is very professional & a caring provider.

  • Aug 20, 2019

    I was provided with excellent attention to my needs and a useful explanation of my medical issue and how to proceed.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    She was very friendly and nice and she was also quite knowledgeable. I enjoyed my time with her.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Dr. and staff were courteous and informed.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Dr. Gebhard and all his staff are top-notch, and truly wonderful human beings.

  • Aug 06, 2019

    This provider was thorough and answered all questions.

  • Aug 03, 2019

    Dr. Gebhard was very friendly and knowledgeable. Explained things in a way I could understand.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    The doctor is just a great doctor. I like him very much. I'm so happy to have him here in the Dalles.

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Friendly, informative,encouraging and professional.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Friendly, knowledgeable, considerate and explained recommendations

  • Jul 27, 2019

    As has been for MANY years, I have been treated very well with competent people.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    He was very good. We liked him very much. Bye. Bye.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    Yesterday's appointment was the first time I had the pleasure to meet DC. Nathaniel Gebhard M.D.. He was very informative and has a very good chair side manner to him. I feel I have found a good eye.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    The (INAUDIBLE) I had to wait too long to get my check up.