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Dr Rob Kassan, MD, LAc

Dr. Rob Kassan, MD, is a distinguished medical acupuncturist with over two decades of experience integrating traditional Chinese medicine with contemporary medical practices. He is renowned for his holistic approach to patient care, which focuses on the intricate balance between physical health and mental well-being.

Education and Training: Dr. Kassan earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the prestigious University of California Irvine School of Medicine. Following his medical degree, he completed a residency in Family Medicine at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, where he developed a keen interest in complementary and alternative medicine. This passion led him to pursue advanced training in medical acupuncture, completing a rigorous certification program through the Helms Medical Institute, widely recognized for its excellence in physician acupuncture training.

Professional Experience: Throughout his career, Dr. Kassan has been committed to integrating acupuncture into conventional medical settings. He has served as a primary care physician in several respected healthcare institutions, where he successfully incorporated acupuncture to manage chronic pain, stress-related disorders, and other complex conditions. His clinical expertise extends to treating a wide range of ailments, including musculoskeletal pain, migraines, gastrointestinal disorders, and anxiety, using acupuncture as a pivotal treatment modality.

Philosophy and Approach: Dr. Kassan’s approach to patient care is rooted in the belief that optimal health is achieved through a harmonious balance of the body, mind, and spirit. He employs acupuncture not only as a therapeutic tool but also as a preventive measure, helping patients maintain overall wellness. His practice currently emphasizes neuroanatomical and sports medicine treatments for active outdoor enthusiasts. Sports acupuncture is a specialized branch of acupuncture used to enhance athletic performance, prevent injuries, and support recovery.

Contributions and Recognition: An advocate for integrating acupuncture into mainstream medicine, Dr. Kassan has been a clinical preceptor involved in educating healthcare professionals with the Helms Medical Institute. His contributions to the field have earned him recognition, including several awards for excellence in patient care and innovation in medical practice.

Affiliations and Memberships: Dr. Kassan is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians. These affiliations reflect his commitment to staying at the forefront of family medicine and acupuncture advancements.

Personal Interests: Outside of his professional endeavors, Dr. Kassan is an avid cyclist and fly angler. He enjoys spending time in nature and engaging in activities throughout Central Oregon, which he believes are vital to maintaining his own health and well-being.