The Center Expands Medical Team

The Center welcomes four fellowship-trained physicians who bring valuable skills and expertise to Central Oregon: Anthony DiGirolamo, DO is a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor with fellowship training in pain medicine; David Holt, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with specialized training in hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions; Justin Roth, DO is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in pediatric orthopedics and pediatric and adult trauma; and Priscilla Pang, MD is a neurosurgeon with extensive training in pediatric and adult conditions of the brain and spine.



Partnership Brings Affordable Legal Services to Immigrants in Central Oregon

A partnership between the Latino Community Association (LCA) and nonprofit legal offices of Immigration Counseling Service (ICS), headquartered in Portland, provides free monthly support for immigrants in Central Oregon on a range of legal issues including deportation proceedings, petitions for family members to immigrate, victims of crime in the U.S. and survivors of trafficking.

The partnership between LCA and ICS provides a needed service in Central Oregon where low-cost immigration legal help is difficult to find, says LCA’s Executive Director, Brad Porterfield. “The demand was definitely not being met.” The Latino Community Association addresses this gap in services by making referrals, helping interpret forms, translating vital records, providing citizenship classes, and outreach and education. This summer, LCA received $20,000 from the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative to support this expansion of ICS’s legal services, which include free legal clinics held monthly, including November 26 and December 17, at the Becky Johnson Community Center, Redmond.

Hale Men’s Clinic Opens in Bend

Hale Men’s Clinic has opened in Bend after establishing a history of care at their clinic in Eugene. The term “Hale” means physically fit and robust, without disease or illness.  Owned and operated by Kristian Ferry, M.D., and Sam Christensen PA-C, Hale Men’s Clinic designs individual health plans to address men’s health issues including fatigue, weight gain, muscle loss, and declining focus and libido. At Hale Men’s Clinic, they are experts in the safe and effective delivery of testosterone replacement therapy. Dr. Ferry says, “In the U.S. men of all ages have experienced an unprecedented decline in testosterone levels, and with that comes a decline in overall health and well-being. Our goal at HMC is to put men back in-charge of their own health, which starts with the restoration of energy, vitality and libido.” These goals are realized every day at Hale Men’s Clinic. Dr. Ferry is a certified General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Hale Men’s Clinic is located at 371 SW Upper Terrace Dr., Suite 1, Bend.

Central Oregon Veterans Ranch Receives Grant to Expand Services

Central Oregon Veterans Ranch (COVR) received a $10,000 grant from the St. Charles Foundation to support community-wide suicide prevention efforts. COVR will utilize the funds to expand peer support services, community education events, and increase clinical offerings for veterans, such as an upcoming retreat for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress and their spouses. COVR is also newly partnered with Objective Zero a national organization that helps veterans locate and connect to suicide prevention resources via their app found at