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Hospital Welcomes Anesthesiologist Gregory Opdahl, MD


Tillamook County General Hospital welcomes Gregory Opdahl, MD, who is now providing anesthesiology services at the hospital.

Dr. Opdahl graduated with a BS in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. Following that he studied medicine at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL. He completed a residency in anesthesiology at University of Texas at Houston Medical School in Houston, TX, where he was awarded special recognition for outstanding performance in cardiovascular anesthesiology and for achieving above the 90th percentile in the 2012 In Training Examination.

“I was drawn to the field of anesthesiology for several reasons,” stated Dr. Opdahl. “One reason is that as an anesthesiologist, I enjoy the special interaction that I have with patients of all ages as I accompany them on their journey before, during and after a surgical procedure or treatment.”

The opportunity to work closely with other medical professionals to tailor anesthesia and treatment options for a patient’s unique health situation is another reason Dr. Ophdahl cites for why he became an anesthesiologist. Specialty areas in which he has completed advanced training include chronic pain management and epidural steroid injections, cardiovascular and obstetric anesthesia, and perioperative care.

Fluent in both written and spoken Spanish, Dr. Opdahl lived for two years in Chile leading mission outreach and community development projects.

Both natives of the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Opdahl and his wife Jill are happy to be back in this area. He enjoys spending time with his family, which includes two young children. His personal interests include: visual arts such as watercolor painting and woodworking, all things athletic, hunting and fishing, and most of all reading.