About Me/Scheduling Info

IMG_2720This is Helen at the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary in Scio, Oregon.         Photo by Beth Lily Redwood

This is an osteopathic manual medicine speciality clinic. We are not participating in primary care at this time.

We take most private insurances. We do not take Medicare, Oregon Health Plan or Medicaid.

To make an appointment please call us at (541) 706-9985

Bend Osteopathic Care, PC

147 SW Shevlin Hixon Drive Suite 204

Bend OR 97702

I am a double boarded physician in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine who looks for and addresses cause rather than merely treating symptoms. We look at what and how you are doing with your Forks, Feet, Fingers, Sleep, Stress & Love – Your 6 Life-Extending Habits. 

The Standard American Diet (SAD) subsisting of 60% processed foods, 30% animal products and a mere 10% vegetables, fruits and whole grains will eventually create chronic disease. It is in fact the number one cause of disease in the USA, yes the food we eat, feed to our children.

With a Lifestyle Medicine approach, we ask and support our patients to increase the good in their life. To increase the essential foods that help the body to heal: Plants! I emphasize a nutrient dense, low fat, low oil free, whole food plant-based diet. This is the foundation towards healing. Without this we will always be playing damage control and simply creating and  ‘managing’ chronic disease. I didn’t go into medicine to just manage disease. Our goal is to prevent and reverse.

Applying the principles of Functional Medicine we can help you intervene through dietary modification with intestinal support supplementation to help address triggers and potential causes of autoimmune and rheumatologic conditions. This can require an initial strict adherence to the dietary plan. If you are interested in reading more on this approach my colleague, Michael Klaper, MD has an excellent summary article with links to the Paddison Program which we whole heartedly endorse.

As a traditional osteopathic physician board certified in Osteopathic Manual Medicine, I also use my hands when indicated to address the neuromusculoskeletal system. This system makes up 70% of our body and if not moving appropriately can have a profoundly negative impact on our well being.

There are many paths to healing as there are many causes of imbalance and disease processes. It can be an extraordinarily difficult yet extraordinary and beautiful journey figuring this all out and implementing a treatment plan. I know we need community, we need listeners. We need connection, inward to our deepest self, to our planet and to each other. We recognize the often causal role that previous trauma can play in our personal and communal health. To the best of our ability we look to help our patients in their healing journey through the assistance of at times medication but also meditation! We need to help you get back into your body, be whole, find a place of balance to do the work necessary.

We would be honored to partner with you on your journey towards optimal health. We encourage you to visualize what your optimal health would look and feel like. We encourage you to journal, to start thinking about what may be the cause, what are your constant barriers to health promoting choices.  We honor you and respect that you are the expert of your own body and life. We welcome you where it feels practical and safe to make simple daily choices that reconnect you to earth. That bring you closer to your divine birthright of full embodiment, to be fully human. Perhaps a few minutes a day observing your breath, a few moments unplugged from electronics, a few moments barefoot on untreated grass or soil. A short walk where you practice observing nature and the sensations in your body. When thoughts or emotions arise, where do you feel them in your body.  Endeavor to get out of ‘the control tower’ of the mind into your body. Can you remember back to a time where you felt whole and alive? What was different for you then. Remember the feeling. Be in your body in everything you do. Practice the power of presence. Observe. Breathe. Consider reading the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Eat to live by Joel Fuhrman, MD. Watch the documentary films Forks Over Knives and Crazywise.

“An old abba was asked what was necessary to do to be saved. He was sitting making rope. Without glancing up, he said, “You’re looking at it.” Just as so many of the mystics have taught us, doing what you’re doing with presence and intention is prayer. As other spiritual teachers have taught in many forms, “When we walk, we walk; when we chop wood, we chop wood; when we sleep, we sleep.” As you know, this is much harder than it first seems.” — Richard Rohr, OFM

Patient testimonials:

“My personal experience with OMT is that it has relieved pain and discomfort from decades-old injuries and helped me reach levels of activity I had thought were “past” for me. I routinely walk 8-12 miles, can hike like I did when I was a teenager, and have regained amazing flexibility (in way more than the physical sense… 🙂 ). Thank you Dr. Kyle, for providing a level of care that goes so far beyond “healthcare” that it can much more accurately be called “life care”—and for extending that care to all life. As I said in my letter:  “My doctor is not only an excellent, intuitive physician; he is a very important teacher, mentor, and friend.” – N.

I think he is the best doctor I have ever known. He actually cares about making people healthy, from the inside out. He is the only doctor I have ever met who actually knows that diet is the key to a healthy life. We all have to start making healthier choices in our lives, and he is a great role model. He is always kind, and goes way out of his way to help me be healthier. He is the best!” – KW

“I have lived lots of different places, so I have had lots of different Doctors. Dr Homertgen is the best. I trust him, to take good care of me. He really listens and figures things out.” – FD

“Dr. Homertgen is awesome. He spends time with his patients and really seems to be about their overall health. His staff was wonderful and I am so grateful to have found their clinic.”

I hope you can find the website resources useful and welcome you to take the journey towards your optimal health with a whole food plant-based diet as your foundation.

You can find me on Facebook (search Dr. Kyle Homertgen)  as well where I often share articles, recipes etc and drkyledo on Instagram.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” — Hippocrates

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” — Rumi

To make an appointment please call us at (541) 706-9985

We take most insurances including Medicare.

Bend Osteopathic Care, PC

147 SW Shevlin Hixon Drive

Suite 204

Bend OR 97702

18 thoughts on “About Me/Scheduling Info

  1. Greetings Dr. Homertgen,

    Love your website, which is a huge resource for the WFPB community.

    If you are interested in incorporating CHIP into your practice, please feel free to email me back as we are having our upcoming workshop in Clackamas, OR on Aug. 10-11.

    Kind regards,


  2. Dr. Ron

    Enjoyed your talk at the recent OPSC conference in Monterey. It was extremely informative and I wish that I had pursued this knowledge base years ago. Reviewing your website, I can see how there are multiple opportunities for me to help myself and to spread that knowledge to my patients. This is life changing information! Thanks for spreading the word!

  3. Charles Ross DO

    Hi Kyle,
    I really enjoyed listening to your presentation yesterday. I smiled all the way back to Roseburg.
    It feels so good to have a younger colleague helping to change the way we practice medicine in Oregon.
    Love your Website!
    Charlie Ross

  4. Lynn homertgen

    Awesome site Dr Kyle! I know where u
    Get your inspiration…. But where do u
    Get the time? You should be proud of this ….I AM!

      1. Hi Dr Kyle we at Earth Rising Farm want you for our sweet vibrant natural doctor on Oregon health plan. Can we follow you to somewheres else Or come be our doctor and live and Earth Rising Farm ?
        Love ,
        Louisa Hamachek
        Delbert McCombs
        Joan Morin

  5. Stacy Smith

    I wish the world had more Doctors like you.I too believe that food is medicine and contrary to that is the food that causes our diseases.Aspertain,High fructose and gluten.Just to name a few ….unfortunately.I have been in good health.In great part because I share your philosophy on how to maintain it.Just wanted to let you know that your patients are very lucky to have you!

  6. duanejager

    Dr. Homertgen, are you still practicing in the Willamette Valley? I noticed you left the Monroe Clinic.

  7. Shelley Behymer

    Hi Dr. HOMERTGEN, I hope life is treating you well in Bend. I was so sad to see you leave! Can you recommend someone in Corvallis, Albany or Lebanon that follows your methods? My mom started seeing you right before she left and would very much like to find someone that could help her stay on your path. I tried to message you on FB and I wasn’t able to. You could email me at ishouldberiding@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

  8. Louann Thompson

    The church in Sisters is Wellhouse Church at 442 N Trinity Way. Service at.10 am Sunday

    The Bend church is
    Westside.Church at 2051 NW Shevlin Park Rd
    Service at 8:30 and 10 am Sunday

  9. Kendra Lynn Duckstein

    I am an NP and we (my partner Mark and I) are thinking about moving from Denver to Bend.
    I am an NP and sit for the boards in Lifestyle Medicine in November.

    I was wondering if you hire or are looking for a NP for your practice? If so do you offer any internships or training?

    Kendra Duckstein RN, NP

  10. Ron Wulff

    Thanks Dr. Homertgen for lending me the book “Fiber Fueled”. It now makes sense why a whole food – Plant base diets works and is here for the long run. I have since turned my education to learning more about the importance of the gut microbiome and the role it plays in my health and prevention of chronic disease.

    Since reading the book I have changed my eating habits and the types of food I eat. In the past two weeks I have dropped 12 pounds and have notice my belly fat going decreasing. My energy level has increased, my mental acuity has improved and I’m feeling great!

    Thanks again for the wealth of information you’ve provided me.


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