Dr. Kelly Bolling-Ringler grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has always loved science and dreamed of being a veterinarian when she was young. She found her passion for human anatomy and medicine in high school after taking anatomy and physiology her senior year. Kelly received her undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in psychology from the University of New Mexico. She then attended medical school at UNM School of Medicine. She found her love for rural living and rural medicine during a rotation in Truth or Consequences, NM between her first and second year of medical school.
Dr. Bolling-Ringler then moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to complete residency in family medicine at OHSU Cascades East Family Medicine Residency Program in Klamath Falls, OR. Kelly and her husband, Lee, both loved the high desert east of the Cascades, the beauty of the many lakes and green areas, and all the outdoor activities that are available, so much so, that they decided to stay in Oregon.
When Kelly heard of a job opportunity in La Pine, she knew it would be the perfect place to settle down. In her free time, Kelly enjoys hiking, kayaking, spikeball, swimming, yoga, zumba, reading, binge watching TV shows, board games, and spending time with family including her four dogs.
"We are delighted for Dr. Bolling-Ringler to join our team! Her passion for rural family medicine and the Central Oregon lifestyle will make her a great addition to our team and community in La Pine."
- Matt Clausen, MD