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Teresa Martin, MS, RD, CDE, LD  | Microbiome 2


Teresa Martin is a mother of 3 children and lives in Bend, OR.  She is also a Registered Dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition including clinical nutrition, community nutrition, diabetes research and most currently as a clinical educator for Novo Nordisk.   Over the last 15 years, Teresa has specialized in the field of diabetes and as a Certified Diabetes Educator; she helps individuals with diabetes gain the skills they need to take control of their diabetes so they can live the life they want to live and she helps healthcare professionals get the resources and training they need to provide quality, compassionate diabetes care.  Teresa was recently recognized for her work when she received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators in Oregon for 2015.

Teresa was an All-American Volleyball Player and All-American Alpine Ski Racer in College and continues to stay active playing competitive beach volleyball. Teresa values utilizing the outdoors, mindfulness, and the power of communities to help individuals find their path to a healthier, happier life. 

Stephanie Pollack | Motivational Interviewing: Connecting with Patients Through Appreciation and Intercultural Communication Styles


Stephanie Pollack, MA, creates cultures that thrive. With 25 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer, consultant, and professor working on 6 continents, Stephanie develops and leads innovative personal and organizational transformation processes to connect people to ideas, each other, and themselves for positive change.


Stephanie earned a B.A. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan, an M.A. in Leadership, Education, and the Arts from Long Island University, and certificates from the Intercultural Communication Institute and Rotary International Foundation. As the original Appreciation Guru she is the author the Connect Book as well as a contributing writer to multiple large-house publications. She’s an accomplished international conference presenter and keynote speaker, and a happy healing patient of Turner Slicho D.O., M.S.

Robyn Dreibelbis, DO | The Blue Zone Project


Dr. Dreibelbis embodies the definition of doctor = teacher. As such she takes every opportunity to empower her patients in their ultimate counsels and educates her patients in the power of lifestyle determinants of health in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. She continues to teach one-on-one in the office setting and extends into the college level as a team physician and medical director for the athletic training program at Linfield College in McMinnville. This ties very closely into her lifelong focus on health, wellness, and fitness for her, for her family, and for the patients that she has had the good fortune to care for over the years.
Dr. Dreibelbis has lived her life anchored in the understanding that we all need to make good choices in all aspects of our personal health and she helped her patients understand that, as well. Now, she has the opportunity to educate medical students in the science of lifestyle factors that are so integral in our approach to the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and learn to integrate these lifestyle factors as they begin to have crucial conversations with the patients they care for. With the creation of the Healthy Living and Wellness Initiative housed at Western University of Health Sciences/COMP-Northwest, the conversations that she had each and every day with her patients will be duplicated many times over as the students she teaches will have that same knowledge to be able to positively impact their patients for decades to come.


K. Turner Slicho, DO | Bonus OMT Seminar - The Extremities


Dr. Slicho earned both his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and his Masters of Science in Clinical Research and Education from the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM) in Fort Worth, Texas in 2004.

He is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), completing his residency training in 2007 at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, in affiliation with UNTHSC-TCOM.
He is actively involved in medical education, completing both a pre-doctoral teaching fellowship, and serves as adjunct faculty for several colleges of osteopathic medicine.  Dr. Slicho was in private practice in Fort Worth, TX for five years before relocating to the Portland area. He and his wife and son enjoy the active outdoor lifestyle of the pacific northwest. 

Michael Greger, MD | How Not to Die


Michael Greger, MD, FACLM is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions; testified before Congress; has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and The Dr. Oz Show; and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.

Dr. Greger's recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family and Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.

Dr. Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Derrick Sorweide, DO, FACOFP | EKG: A Review, A New Approach, and Some Pearls


Assistant Professor
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - Northwest

1990, Bachelors in General Studies, Northern Arizona University
1990-1992, Graduate Organic Chemistry and Health Care Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1996, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
1997-1999, Family Practice Residency, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center and Dallas Southwest Medical Center

Professional Experience
1999-Present - Opened Sorweide Family Medicine in Grants Pass, Oregon
1999-President - General Medical Staff, Three Rivers Community Hospital, Grants Pass, Oregon
1999, Founding Partner, Grants Pass Medical Center
2000, Founding Partner, Grants Pass Medical Imaging
2000-2005, Josephine County Board of Health
2000-2012, Owner, Chief Hired Hand for VinecrestHaflinger Farm, Grants Pass, Oregon
2001-2012, Pharmacy Board, Mid Rogue IPA
2013- Present, Medical Director Avamere Rehabilitation, Lebanon, Oregon
Teaching Experience
2009-Present, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences
Director Essentials of Clinical Medicine, 3rd year students, COMP-NW
Director Cardiovascular Medicine, COMP-NW
Co-Director, Longitudinal Care, COMP-NW 

Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon
2005-Present, Board Member
2007 President Elect
2010-2011 Vice President
2011-2013 President Elect
   2013-2015 President
Osteopathic Political Action Committee
2009-Present, Member
Oregon Osteopathic Foundation
   2009, Board Member

Oliver Wisco, DO | Dermatology Update


Oliver J. Wisco, DO, is a former US Air Force physician that joins Bend Memorial Clinic as a Mohs Surgeon, Melanoma Specialist & General Dermatologist. Dr. Wisco completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was awarded the school’s highest honor upon graduating, the Simmy Ginsburg Humanitarian Award. He then went on to dermatology residency training through the combined US Air Force and Army program at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, TX, where he received the highest distinction as the MAJ David S. Berry Outstanding Resident. After serving two years as a faculty member of the Air Force/Army dermatology residency program, he completed a dual Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Melanoma Fellowship at Mystic Valley Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA under Donald J. Grande, MD and Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD. 

Prior to joining BMC, Dr. Wisco was last stationed in the Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS as the Dermatology Clinic Chief. During his time in the Air Force, he also served as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology for Emory University School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Wisco is board certified through the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Wisco is heavily involved in healthcare reform initiatives through the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). His work guided the development of the AAD’s national performance measurement system for all of dermatology. Dr. Wisco’s interest in healthcare performance improvement parallels his research interest of understanding the risk factors that lead to high-risk skin cancer and advanced melanoma in order to improve care processes and promote health. Dr. Wisco brings to BMC a distinct patient-centered approach to treating patients with high-risk skin cancer, with an overlying priority of guiding the region’s population in the prevention of melanoma. 

As a native Oregonian, Dr. Wisco is proud to have the opportunity to return home after his time in the military to serve his home state. During his free time, you can find Dr. Wisco with his wife and two daughters. Most of the time he will likely be somewhere outdoors with them either running, biking, or skiing...enjoying the beautiful Bend area.

Ed Goering, DO | Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Ultrasound


1997 — Family Practice Residency, Eastmoreland Hospital, Portland OR
1995 — Rotating Internship, Eastmoreland Hospital, Portland, OR
1994 — Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine,  College of Osteopathic Medicine  of the Pacific, Pomona, CA
1994 — Masters of Health Professions Education, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA
1979 — Doctor of Veterinary  Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1977 — Bachelor of Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
1974  — Bachelor of Arts, McPherson College, McPherson, KS


Professional Experience
Owner Operator: Osteopathic Medical Associates
Associate Physician: Family Medical Associates (private practice)
Northwest Osteopathic Foundation, Board Member
Board Member Family Care Insurance Company 1998-2007   Family Practice Resident, Eastmoreland Hospital — 1995-1997
Transitional Year Intern, Eastmoreland Hospital — 1994-1995
Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific — 1992-1994        
Clinical Veterinarian, Owner Operator Mixed Animal Practice Boulevard Veterinary Clinic, Nampa, ID — 1979-1989
Idaho State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, Boise, ID — 1986-1989
Co-Founder and Secretary of the Board of American Scientific Technologies, Nampa, ID


Kurt N. Woeller, D.O., is an osteopathic and integrative medicine physician. He is the author of several health books: “Autism – The Road To Recovery”, “Methyl-B12 For Autism”, “7 Facts You Need To Know About Autism”, “Methyl-B12 and Methylation Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia”, and “5 Things You MUST Do To Treat Your Rheumatoid Arthritis.” He is also a lecturer, educator, and  practicing clinician offering specialized diagnostic testing and treatments for individuals with complex medical conditions like Autism, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Mental Health Disorders, and other chronic health conditions. Dr. Woeller serves as a clinical consultant for both BioHealth Laboratory and Great Plains Laboratory providing patient and physician education regarding functional and biomedical medicine through one-on-one training and monthly webinars. He is on the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) Scientific Advisory Panel, and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association.

Tim Blumer, DO | ADHD Over the Lifespan:  Diagnosis and Treatment


Medical Education: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific 
Internship: Muskegon General Hospital 
Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine 

Dr. Blumer uses a multimodal approach to treatment that includes conventional psychopharmacologic and psychotherapy as well as less conventional modalities such as quantitative EEGs, referenced EEGs, neurofeedback, meditation, osteopathic manipulative therapy, ontologic process and others.
In his free time, Dr. Blumer enjoys spending time with his family, rockhounding, woodworking, swimming and scuba diving.

Andrew Nelson, DO | Shoulder Pain: Differentials, Anatomy and Treatment


Dr. Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University in Auburn, AL; and a medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) in Pomona, CA.  He completed his Traditional Internship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, OR, and is currently a 3rd year Orthopedic resident at GSRMC in Corvallis.

Dr. Nelson’s main interests so far in residency are Sports Medicine, shoulder/upper extremity and knee pathology/treatment.  He is active in the Osteopathic profession at the national and state level, having served as a medical student and Resident physician on multiple AOA , OPSC, CMA, OMA and OPSO boards/committees.  He is currently serving as the resident on the OPSO Board of Directors.

Outside of the clinic and operating room, Dr. Nelson is also passionate about International medicine and the politics of medicine, including federal and state policies that affect the Osteopathic profession, medicine at large and our patients.  He is active in working with student organizations and mentoring medical students on the COMP-NW campus.  He also enjoys triathlons, water polo, mountain biking, skiing and other outdoor activities.

Jacqueline Levene, OMS III | Expanding the Differential for Neck Pain
Jacqueline Levene is a third year osteopathic medical student at Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in English Language and Literature.
Jacqueline is planning on going into internal medicine and is excited to work as a hospitalist in underserved Oregon communities in her future practice. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking and horseback riding.



Renae Stede, OMS II | Immunological Effects on Schistosome Genetics


Renae Stede is a second year medical student at Western University COMP-NW. Born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado-Denver, with a B.S. in Biology and Public Health.


Over the past 6 years, Renae has been actively involved in science-based research in both her academic and professional careers. In her ever-dwindling amounts of free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing with her dogs.





Michael Toth, DO | Introduction to Occupational Medicine (The Lecture You Wish You Had Received in Med. School) | Basic Occupational Medicine Exams


Dr. Toth is a graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine in  Des Moines, IA. After completion of training at the Michiana Community Hospital in South Bend, IN, he started a rural family medicine practice that included a high volume of Worker’s Compensation care.  It soon became apparent that there had to be a better way to deal with the paperwork and hassle of the Worker’s Compensation system and providing occupational medicine services. This became the genesis of a several decade career focused in occupational medicine. His CV includes occupational medicine clinic start-up projects and several Medical Director positions, including with Mayo Health Systems. 

Dr. Toth's medical career has included foreign service including work aboard the M/V Caribbean Mercy Hospital Ship as the Chief Medical Officer and later in health care administration for the organization’s global operations. He later served as an administrator during the early phase of construction and development of the Dodoma Christian Medical Center located in the Republic of Tanzania.

He currently practicing in Minnesota and is also the president/owner of MedFocus Consulting, which is dedicated to creating and fine tuning occupational medicine clinical delivery systems throughout the country.

Larry Anderson, DO, FACOFP (Dist.) | Legislative and ACOFP Update


Larry W. Anderson, DO, FACOFP dist. is in private practice in Dawsonville, Georgia. Additionally, he is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the George Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Medical Director of the Good Shepherd Clinic in Dawsonville. Dr. Anderson is the current president of the American Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Dr. Anderson also serves as Chair of the County Board of Health in Dawson County.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from West Georgia College and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his Doctor of Osteopathy degree at University Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Anderson served his internship at Northlake Regional Medical Center in Tucker, Georgia.

Dr. Anderson is board certified in osteopathic family medicine and was a reviewer for both the George Composite State Board of Medical Examiners and the Georgia Medical Care Foundation.

Active in his professional associations at both the state and national levels, Dr. Anderson held the office of President for both the Georgia Society of the ACOFP and the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association. He also served as a delegate to the ACOFP Congress of Delegates from the Georgia Society of ACOFP.

Prior to joining the ACOFP Board of Governors, Dr. Anderson served on the Ethics, Membership, Practice Management, Preceptor, Marketing and the Constitution & Bylaws Committees and on the Executive Council of the Conclave of Fellows.  He was designated a Fellow of ACOFP in 1983 and was named a Distinguished Fellow in 2004. 

Paul Evans, DO | Physician Leadership


Dr. Evans is a nationally recognized physician leader in medical education having served as the founding dean for Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as the Dean for the Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also served as the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, Director of Educational Resources and Development and Director of Faculty Development at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.


He completed his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Internship at Letterman Army Medical Center and his residency in Family Practice at Womack Army Community Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in Faculty Development in Family Medicine at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a post-doctoral fellowship Teaching Scholars Program, University of Washington.

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