Primary Care Clinic Practicing Eastern & Western Medicine through
Holistic Healthcare Celebrates First Anniversary
(L-R) Phil Reget, LMT; Christina Haywood, LAc; Christy Bedasbad, ND, LAc; Ren Bedasbad, ND, LAc; Cassie Gybels, office manager and Kaeda Bedasbad, office pup. Photo Courtesy of Lumos Medical Office)
Lumos Medical Center, a primary care clinic offering a unique blend of Eastern and Western medicine, was founded by husband and wife duo Drs. Ren and Christy Bedasbad to help foster a healthier community with their holistic approach to healthcare. Through the lens of naturopathic medicine, they work on finding and treating the root cause of one’s symptoms, and supporting the body’s ability to heal itself. Some alternative treatment options
include acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutritional counseling, supplementation, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and physical adjustments. The clinic just celebrated its first anniversary with a festive open house at its convenient location, 335 NE Revere Avenue in Bend.
Distinctive among primary care physicians, the practitioners at Lumos Medical Center spend 1.5 hours of face-to-face time during a patient’s first visit, giving the doctor an opportunity to fully understand the patient’s concerns, perform a comprehensive physical exam, educate on the condition, discuss an individualized treatment plan and answer any questions. Between visits, the doctors are available to patients by email.
“We focus on collaborative care, and our patients are active participants in their healthcare. Education is key. If a patient knows exactly what’s going on, they are empowered to make the choice that suits them best, and will likely experience long-term benefits,” says Dr. Ren. “At Lumos Medical Center, the patient always comes first,” Dr. Christy adds.
As primary care physicians, Drs. Ren and Christy provide complete care for patients of all ages, from pediatric to geriatric. They are commonly sought for gastrointestinal disorders (including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, heartburn, food allergies), mental disorders (anxiety, depression, and stress management), chronic conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia), fertility treatments, and pain (chronic/acute, MVA, sports injury, and recovery). They offer annual physicals, sports physicals for children, order imaging, blood work and specialty labs, prescribe medications and refer to other practitioners and specialists as needed. Their referral partners are located throughout Central Oregon
and include Oregon Reproductive Medicine in Portland.
Dr. Ren and Dr. Christy met in 2010 at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and also studied at the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. August marks their first year as a clinic, and third year of practice in Central Oregon.
Lumos Medical Center is open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, and currently has four practitioners, which consist of naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists and a massage therapist. The practitioners provide free, 15-minute phone consultations to prospective patients so they can decide if this is the right fit for them. Lumos Medical Center accepts a wide variety of health insurance companies and is committed to keeping the time-of-service prices at reasonable rates.