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Kyle Homertgen, D.O.


Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, 2010 – 2025, AOBFP

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, 2010-2024, AOBNM


Neuromusculoskeletal/Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Lifestyle 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 – 10/21

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


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


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 (not fluent)  


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


Biodynamics of Osteopathy, Phase IV with Gregory Yesensky D.O. April 16-19, 2023

Biodynamics of Osteopathy, Phase II with Olixn Adams D.O. January 27-30, 2023

Biodynamics of Osteopathy, Pediatrics I with Olixn Adams D.O. December 3-6, 2022

Traditional Osteopathy Course, Immunology 1 with Gregory Yesensky D.O. October 16-19, 2022

Biodynamics of Osteopathy, Phase III with Gregory Yesensky D.O. August 28-31, 2022

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 with Paula Eschtruth, DO, Sarah Saxton, DO, 2011 

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

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

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

Biodynamics of Osteopathy Phase I & IV with James Jealous, DO, 2/2009, 4/ 2011

Biodynamics of Osteopathy Phase II with Donald Hankinson, DO, Biddeford Maine, October 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Fasciae with 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


Lifestyle as Medicine Class Facilitator at Benton County Health Services  2017-2019 

Comprehensive Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Facilitator 2017

Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program: Founder of 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


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. 

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