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About Charlie

Charles “Charlie” Ross DO has been a practicing osteopathic physician in Oregon for over 40 years.   He is board certified in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine but is now practicing Lifestyle Medicine.  He is a part time Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon, OR.   Charlie’s current life goal is to change the practice of medicine from treating symptoms to treating the root causes of disease.   He has been teaching free community classes on the science of nutrition and food as medicine for over 8 years.   He is committed to teaching free classes throughout the state of Oregon to all providers involved in health care including physicians and physician associates, nurses and nurse practitioners, medical assistants, pharmacists and anyone else who is interested in improving individual health and the health of our world.


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About Scott

I was born and raised here in Eugene, Oregon, where my sister and parents still live. I was a professional bicycle racer in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. I had the opportunity to compete in the Olympic trials in 1988, and raced for a team in Spain in 1990. I married my wife Angela in 1991. Then, after she delivered our first of two sons in 1992, we moved to Portland where I became a Paramedic. I worked as a Paramedic for 10 years. Then in 2003, I went to Physician Associate school up at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, and graduated in 2005. After my youngest son graduated high school up in the Portland area, we made the move back to Eugene to be closer to family and get back to the Eugene/Springfield community which we love. I still love to ride my bicycle, spend time with family, watch sports, read books, and teach classes on Lifestyle Medicine.



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About Eric


Dr. Eric Colgrove is a Pediatrician at the Community Health Centers of Lane County. If you have questions related to the little ones in your family, and how to employ a more whole food plant-based diet in your household, feel free to contact him.

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Eric earned a medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1995 and completed residency training at Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital. He is board certified in Pediatrics and his medical interests include promoting health by prescribing a "Lifestyle Medicine approach"-particularly using plant based nutrition. His interests also include genetics and the tracking of a child's health from their early years to young adulthood (22 years old) He has a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. In his personal time he enjoys world music, learning about other cultures, singing, and the outdoors, especially hiking and biking. He started his career by serving and learning from the Navajo people for 4 years. His wife, Akinyi, grew up in a small village in Kenya. They have 2 children in college in Seattle. 

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