Gregory Emfield, D.O., M.S., is a licensed osteopathic physician and surgeon in comprehensive ophthalmology. He became passionate about ophthalmology while serving an LDS mission abroad in El Salvador when he acted as an interpreter for an eye care medical mission group and was able to experience the profound positive impact it could have on patient’s lives. He remains fluent in the Spanish Language.
Born and raised in Southeast Idaho, Dr. Emfield graduated from Idaho State University, with a B.S. in Zoology and a B.A. in Foreign Language. He then went on to pursue a M.S. in Biology with an emphasis in developmental biology.
Dr. Emfield then decided to pursue a degree in medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon. He completed a traditional internship at Riverside University Health System (RUHS) and an ophthalmology residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), a Level II trauma center with the second busiest emergency department in California.
During his training in Southern California he focused on and specializes in complex cataract surgery, intravitreal injections and laser treatments of medical retina conditions, glaucoma surgeries, strabismus repair, and eye care ranging from premature infants to the elderly. Most recently, he left a successful ophthalmology practice in Grand Forks, ND to return home to provide exceptional eye care to Southeast Idaho, an area he cares for immensely.
Outside of work, Dr. Emfield enjoys spending time with his wife, their four daughters, and their Shar Pei, Wembley. He is an avid mountain biker, rock climber, reef tank hobbyist, and outdoorsman. Start making your appointments with Dr. Emfield who will be joining us the end of July!
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