At Lumos Medical Center we have only one thing in mind, to help you achieve your health goals. We focus on listening, educating, and coming up with a treatment plan together.
Dr. Ren Bedasbad ND, L.Ac.
Dr. Ren is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist in Bend, Oregon. He is a primary care physician that commonly treats gastroenterology, autoimmune conditions, thyroid, diabetes, mental/emotional concerns, and pediatrics. He focuses on empowering every patient to reach their health goals in a supportive and safe way. Medical care may include clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, physical adjustments, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, and acupuncture.
Dr. Ren grew up in Spirit Lake, Iowa with an upbringing based on compassion, caring for others and a family motto of Peace and Love. After completing his BSc in Zoology at the University of Otago in New Zealand, he decided to focus on supporting people’s health and happiness. He studied at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture before moving to Bend.
Dr. Ren has a desire to support those in need and has done medical missions all over the world, including Haiti, Philippines, Thailand, and Mexico. He has also volunteered at PACH, which gives free medical care in Phoenix, AZ. In his free time he enjoys traveling, qi gong, spoiling his dog and two tortoises, reading, and playing guitar.
Dr. Christy Bedasbad ND, L.Ac.
Dr. Christy is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who practices general family medicine with special interests in gastroenterology, mental illness, fertility, and chronic conditions. Patients receive individualized medical care that may include acupuncture, homeopathy, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, CranioSacral and Mayan Uterine Massage.
Dr. Christy is originally from San Antonio, Texas where she earned her B.S. in Biology from the University of Texas in San Antonio. She attended two graduate programs simultaneously, earning a Masters of Science in Acupuncture at Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture, and a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Upon graduating from her naturopathic program, she received the prestigious Daphne Blayden Award for her commitment to naturopathic medicine, academic excellence, compassion, perseverance, a loving sense of humor, and a positive, supportive outlook. She also has additional training in CranioSacral from the Upledger Institute.
Dr. Christy has a passion for community medicine and has volunteered on multiple medical missions around the world, including Mexico, Thailand and the Philippines. She now lives and practices here in Bend Oregon. In her free time she enjoys traveling, supporting the San Antonio Spurs, playing the ukulele, and pampering her dog and two tortoises.
Christina Haywood L.Ac.
Christina is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist with training in Shiatsu and Tuina body work. She is a well rounded practitioner with experience working with a wide range of patients. With a background in psychology and an upbringing as a competitive athlete she is passionate about treating all aspects of the human experience. Her special interests are in mental/emotional health, women’s health, sports medicine, pain management, stroke and paralysis rehabilitation.
She grew up on the island of Maui, but spent every spring as a child visiting family in Bend and skiing Mt. Bachelor. She fell in love with the Pacific Northwest at a young age, so it felt natural to make the move to Bend after graduating from college. She attended Arizona State University where she received her BA in Psychology, but used her elective hours to focus on Chinese philosophy and Daoism. It was during this time that she realized she did not want to treat the body and mind as two separate entities, and found the marriage of the two within the teachings of Chinese medicine.
Christina recently moved back to Bend to be near family and friends after taking time to work and travel through Asia. She used her skills as an acupuncturist to work with populations that do not have access to healthcare in rural Nepal. She was then able to take her love of the outdoors to a new extreme by trekking through two different regions of the Himalayas and traveling through India and Thailand. Christina enjoys using her spare time recharging in the outdoors, swimming, tennis, and always finding time for a good book.
Kelcie Harris, ND
Dr. Harris is a licensed naturopathic physician with a passion for individualized, patient-centered care. She practices general family medicine and has a strong interest in natural pain management, the treatment and prevention of chronic disease and women’s health. She is on a mission to help the central Oregon community stay active! Medical care from Dr. Harris may include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, physical medicine, prolotherapy and pharmaceutical prescribing when necessary.
Dr. Harris graduated with her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in June 2018. Prior to her graduate studies, she received a B.S. in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon in 2012. During medical school, Dr. Harris helped instruct community cooking and nutrition classes with the Food as Medicine Institute throughout the Portland-metro area.
In her free time, Dr. Harris can be found rock climbing and mountaineering with her husband and friends. She also enjoys snowboarding, horses and spending as much time as possible with her Labrador retriever, Ko.
Cassie was born and raised in Oregon, growing up on the northern coast and then planting roots in Bend 18 years ago. She loves finding adventure with her husband and three kids by hiking, camping, floating the river and soaking up all the beautiful nature that Oregon has to offer. She has worked at Lumos Medical Center since September 2017 and enjoys being a part of such nurturing, intentional environment.
Karli was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, but has been calling Bend home for the past 15 years. Being a mother to three boys, life is beautiful chaos filled with bugs, dirt and dinosaurs. When shes not chasing after toddlers, you’ll find her pursing her educational goals in the medical field at the local college. Her hobbies include fitness and athletics, getting outdoors, listening to country music and all things water related; hiking, swimming, floating the river, paddle boarding and more.
The office dog and patient greeter. The daughter of Drs. Christy and Ren. She works hard every day greeting each patient, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. When you enter the clinic feel free to give her a gentle pet. Don’t worry, she is hypoallergenic!
Why Choose Lumos Medical Center?
The practitioners at Lumos Medical Center have only one thing in mind, achieve your health goal. We focus on listening, educating, and coming up with a treatment plan together. Our focus is to learn as much about each patient as we can, so we can give specific and individualized healthcare.