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Kyle Homertgen, D.O.

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, 2010 – 2025  AOBFP

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, 2010-2021, AOBNM

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Neuromusculoskeletal/Osteopathic Manual Medicine at Bend Osteopathic Care, PC 8/10/20 – present

Lifestyle Focused Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal/Osteopathic Manual Medicine at:

Harney District Hospital, Family Care Clinic, Burns Oregon 7/20 – present

Benton County Community Health Center, Monroe, Oregon 10/2013 – 3/2020

Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center, Department of Integrative Medicine, Samaritan Health Services, Albany, Oregon: 8/2010 to 9/2013

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING POSITIONS IN MEDICINE

Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Plus One Year Fellowship – Program Director/Attending 6/2015 – 11/2018

Family Medicine Residency and OMT clinic – Attending, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center 9/10 – 9/13, 6/14 – 6/2015

Family Medicine Residency – Attending, Eastern Maine Medical Center: 7/2009-7/2010

Basic Cranial Course Table Trainer, Western University, Pomona March 2004, 2005 & Lebanon 2012-2016

Western University, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow: 2003-2006

Internships, Residencies, Fellowships 

2009 – 2010 Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Plus-One Year Fellowship, Eastern Maine Medical Center

2006 – 2009 Family Medicine Internship & Residency, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine

EDUCATION

Spring 2013 Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Foundation, eCornell                                                     

2001 – 2006 D.O. Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California 

1999 – 2001 Post-bachelorette pre-medical prerequisites, California State University, Fullerton

1995 – 1996 Mandarin language studies, Guizhou University, Guizhou, China

1990 – 1994 B.A. Psychology University of Colorado, Boulder 

2nd LanguageS    Spanish 

LECTURES

The Prevention and Reversal of Heart Disease through A Whole Food Plant-Based Diet, OPSC Fall Conference, 2015 & COMP-NW Spring & Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018

Pay the Farmer or Pay the Doctor, Corvallis Food Day Event 10/24/13

More than an Apple a Day: Small Farms Conference, Corvallis, OR, 3/2/13

Food as Medicine: Samaritan Family Medicine Residency, Good Samaritan Hospital, 2/6/12 

Osteopathic Manual Medicine Morning Report, Good Samaritan Hospital – Bi-monthly, 2011 to 2014

The Neural Basis of Health: Engaging the Mechanism Within: Eastern Maine Medical Center, 3/3/2010

Osteopathic Treatment of Infants and Children: NICU Medical Staff CME, Eastern Maine Medical Center, 3/23/10 

Pertussis Prevention Lecture: Eastern Maine Medical Center, June 9th, 2009

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION and CONFERENCES 

The Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Course, The Wellness Forum, 39 hours Fall 2017

Nutrition in Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, July 2015

International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference, San Diego CA 2014

Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, OPSO Fall Conference, Richard Feely, DO, 2011

Basic Percussion Hammer Course: Paula Eschtruth, DO, Sarah Saxton, DO, 2011 

Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, September 27th- August 1st, 2010 

Challenge the Potency: Collin Dove, DO (UK) College d’Etudes Osteopathiques de Montreal, June 5-8, 2010

Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation Basic Course:  Mellicen Teetamble, DO May 20-24, 2010

Biodynamic Phase Series II – Donald Hankinson, DO, Biddeford Maine, October 2010,

Biodynamic Phase Series I, IV- James Jealous, DO, 2/2009, 4/ 2011

Osteopathic Treatment during Pregnancy & Infancy: Philippe Druelle, DO, (CN) – 1/1518th, 2003

An Osteopathic Approach to the First Two Months of Life, Kenneth E. Graham, DO, 10/16-18, 2009

Basic Cranial Course: Raymond Hruby, DO – FAAO – Western University – March 2003

The Still Technique: Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO, PhD, FAAO – Eastmoreland Hospital, Portland, OR – July 2003

Ligamentous Articular Strain: Conrad A. Speece, DO – Eastmoreland Hospital, Portland, Oregon – September 2003

Cranial Fluid Dynamics Instructor: Solihin Thom, DO (UK) Dac Portland, Oregon – October 2003

The Expanding Osteopathic Concept Basic Cranial Course, Viola Frymann, DO, FAAO July 29th – August 2nd, 2002

The Fascial Release Technique: Anthony G. Chila, DO – FAAO, 6/16-18th, 2002

The Fasciae: Alain Andrieux, DO (France) – College d’Etudes Osteopathiques de Montreal – 6/15-19th, 2001

American Academy of Osteopathy Annual Convocations: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010

Osteopathic Cranial Academy Annual Conference, Director: Paul Lee, DO, La Quinta, CA. June 17th-20th, 2010

Traditional Osteopathy International Symposium of Montreal – Attended 2001, 2002, & 2010

RESEARCH, LIFESTYLE CLASS TEACHING & VOLUNTEER WORK 

Total Health Improvement Program Facilitator  2017-2019 

Comprehensive Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Facilitator 2017

Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program: Founder Veggie Rx, first program started in Oregon through Samaritan InReach community free clinic & Ten Rivers Food Web to provide prescription vouchers families can use at the local farmer’s market for fruits and vegetables, in addition to nutritional education and cooking instruction. Fall 2013

Vegan Dietary Intervention for Diabetics:  8 week pilot program implemented a low-fat vegan diet with participants with Type 2 diabetes reduce the negative health outcomes of Type 2 diabetes – spring 2012

Camp Rainbow: A summer camp for children with cancer and blood-related diseases – Attending resident physician, July 2009

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE, RESEARCH, OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Medical Assistant to Viola Frymann, DO at the Osteopathic Center for Children for 1 year 

2 summers in Quebec, Canada volunteering with special needs children. 

UCLA research assistant on MGN-3, a natural killer cell booster, used post de-bulking therapy for cancer patients. 

Nutrition Clerk at Whole Foods Market x 3 years while completing post-bach pre med courses.

Paraprofessional counseling for suicide hotline in college for 3 years. 

ESL Instructor and Camp Counselor in China, Lifeguard and Swim Instructor in Japan.

Swim program counselor for abused children.