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Dr. John Bohlman Retires from Medical Officer Role at Adventist Health Tillamook, Celebrates with Pie, Ice Cream, Friends and Community


John Bohlman, MD, has announced his retirement from the role of Adventist Health Tillamook Medical Officer, effective January 7, 2023. This follows his January 2022 announcement of retirement from his internal medicine practice after a 41-year-long career in serving patients on the Oregon Coast, most recently 12 years at Adventist Health. The change was driven by planned and unplanned elements, which Dr. Bohlman states, “My medical assistant’s decision to transition to a new career field combined with my 70th birthday in 2021 has prompted me to reconsider the timing and path to my retirement.”

To celebrate this life-long achievement, Dr. John Bohlman will be publicly honored at the Pacific Restaurant, located at 205 Main Avenue in Tillamook, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on January 19. Refreshments will include his favorite berry pies and Tillamook ice cream à la mode. This event is open to the public, including past patients and colleagues.

Taken from his announcement in January 2022, Dr. Bohlman plans to stay in Tillamook for the immediate future while looking ahead with his wife, Paula, to determine how they want to maximize their lives with their children and grandchildren, as well as some travel. In addition, Dr. Bohlman aims to challenge himself in retirement. “I am considering taking a calculus class, covering the four quarters that cover the topic,” says Bohlman. He continues, “I know this has virtually no practical utility in my life, but it does interest me and will keep me active.” Lastly, Dr. Bohlman would like to share a personal sentiment echoing his strong commitment to his faith, stating, “His wish for all is that we appreciate our God’s great gift and continue to live in His unlimited grace as we await His return.”