Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the new addition to our medical staff, Dr. Steven Maxfield, a Board Eligible Ophthalmologist. Dr. Maxfield recently completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Maxfield was born in Seattle and grew up in Richland, Washington. He received a full tuition academic scholarship to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, graduating magna cum laude with his Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. For medical school, Dr. Maxfield traveled to the East Coast to attend Dartmouth Medical School and be closer to his wife’s family. He stayed in that part of the country for a combined medicine/pediatrics internship at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. Dr. Maxfield recently completed his ophthalmology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He and his family are excited to make Oregon their new home. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Maxfield as an extraordinary addition to WVMC’s Medical Staff.
Dr. Maxfield reports that his interest in practicing medicine evolved over time, but “probably has its roots in watching my father care for patients and working in his dental office while in high school.” In college, Dr. Maxfield took a neuroscience course that convinced him medicine was the career for him and he entered medical school thinking he would pursue neurology or neurosurgery. While at Dartmouth, Dr. Susan Pepin (a neuro-ophthalmologist) became his research mentor and introduced him to the field of ophthalmology wear he found his true passion. One of the things Dr. Maxfield loves most about ophthalmology is that he is often able to “discuss with the patient his or her symptoms, complete an exam, make a diagnosis, and provide a treatment that improves his or her life…all in one visit!”
Dr. Maxfield practices comprehensive ophthalmology at the McMinnville Eye Clinic, where he will treat many conditions, including:
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Eyelid Disorders and Lesions
- Corneal Disease
For more information you can contact Dr. Maxfield at:
McMinnville Eye Clinic
235 SE Norton Ln #A, McMinnville, OR
Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM (Occasional Saturday hours 8AM-12PM)