James S. Bluhm
14795 SW Murray Scholls Dr., Suite 121
I have always felt that the best way to serve the families I see is through collaboration. This involves understanding together what the problem or process is and jointly deciding how to manage those challenges. Each child is different so I take an individualized approach. I am often spotted wearing a variety of playful ties to help lighten the mood!
Dr. Bluhm had no idea he would want to become a pediatrician one day. When he was young, he envisioned he would be a high-powered surgeon, but when he started his pediatric rotation in medical school, he realized pediatrics is fun! It matched his personality perfectly, and he really enjoyed the nature of the challenges that children face. He completed his medical degree at Oregon Health & Sciences University and his residency was split between St. Louis University and OHSU. Dr. Bluhm is a true generalist, and is happy working with all age groups from birth through the college years. He is also proud to serve as President of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Health Alliance and Foundation, where he collaborates with other local pediatric offices to improve the health of children across Oregon. Dr. Bluhm is board-certified and practices in our Beaverton office and Portland office.
Dr. Bluhm does not consider himself a genius of any sort, but if Renaissance Man implies someone who genuinely enjoys learning about anything and everything, that’s him. Whether it is history, art, landscape design and flowers, technology, travel, athletics, or even social or environmental issues, he is eager to learn and discuss with most anyone.
For enjoyment, Dr. Bluhm loves to take photographs with his Olympus EM1 markII camera. His interest is in landscapes and flora predominantly. He finds it peaceful and relaxing and, of course, gets him outside as much as possible! After the shot, the real creativity continues with photo editing. He finds it so pleasing to develop an image that perfectly matches what his mind’s eye saw.
When he is not busy taking photographs, Dr. Bluhm enjoys hiking and playing all sorts of board games.
Dr. Bluhm was born down the road in Salem, where his father still lives in the house he grew up in. He has two grown children, who are experiencing now what “adulting” is all about!
Dr. Bluhm is proud to say, and a little shocked, that he is the old timer at PANW. He has spent his whole career here and will undoubtedly retire from PANW. His co-workers are his dear friends, and the staff and patients have been like extended family to him. He can’t think of any better place to work!