Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Dr. Kristin Gurholt

Optometric Physician

Kristin Gurholt, O.D. joined our practice from Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Gurholt will be providing vision care along with Dr.Walker at the Eye Center of Brookings. Dr. Gurholt has over 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular conditions. She previously owned and managed Boulder Vision Center until selling it in 2016. Dr. Gurholt then became a preferred practitioner for Veterans Affairs disability examinations until moving to Brookings in March 2019. She enjoys listening to patients and coming up with solutions, but takes a preventive approach to eye care as well.

Undergraduate Education: Bismarck State College and University of North Dakota

Graduate Education: Pacific University College of Optometry, Oregon

Hobbies: Loves the outdoors, hiking, cooking, and sewing.

Dr. Douglas Walker

Optometric Physician

Dr. Walker received his doctorate from the Pacific University College of Optometry in 1999. He serves as the Clinic Director of the Eye Center of Brookings. Dr. Walker has been very active with various optometric associations and is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Oregon, Washington & Montana Optometric Physicians Associations, and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Dr. Walker recently completed six years on the Oregon Board of Optometry after being appointed by Oregon governor, Kate Brown. He is the 1999 recipient of the Oregon Optometric Association Student of the Year, the 2005 recipient of the “Oregon Young OD of the Year”, and the 2018 “Oregon OD of the Year” in addition to numerous other awards and honors. Dr. Walker is President of the South Western Oregon Optometric Society and served as the 2010-2011 President of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association.

Dr. Walker is also a past chairman for the Brookings/Harbor Chamber of Commerce (2009-2010), past President of the Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor (2010-2011), and director of the Curry Health Foundation (2005-2008). Dr. Walker provides additional expertise to the Eye Centers of Gold Beach and Brookings in the co-management of Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma. Dr. Walker resides in Brookings with his wife Lana and their two children, Zack and Abby.

Blake Fausett, MD

Oculoplastic Surgeon

Dr. Fausett has always enjoyed working with his hands and figuring out how things work. During residency, he found that his passion for repairing and understanding was best suited for a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and eyes. He finds that meticulous attention to detail, while still focusing on the broad view, produces the best functional and cosmetic results.

Dr. Fausett graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed their residency at the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. He then completed a two-year fellowship with the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Nerad at the Cincinnati Eye Institute. Dr. Fausett has the skills and expertise needed to treat adults and children with various oculofacial conditions.

Dr. Fausett is a very talented surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of droopy eyelids, eyelid malposition, tearing disorders, eyelid and orbital tumors, orbital fractures, and eyelid reconstruction. He is an expert in oculofacial cosmetic surgery and performs upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, facelifts and brow lift. He also offers non-surgical treatments of cosmetic facial concerns using lasers, chemical peels, neurotoxins, and fillers.




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