Provider Profile: Meet Dr. Bret Ripley

Bret Ripley, D.O., chair of Family MedicineName:
Bret Ripley, D.O., FACOFP, FPLI

Chair of Family Medicine

Family Medicine Clinic

Undergraduate School:
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Medical School:
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri

Family Medicine with dual boarding by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Additional Degrees/Training:
Undergraduate Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulation

What Attracted Me to Medicine:
One of the reasons I was attracted to medicine was the chance to help people and participate in their lives.

Conditions I Treat:
As a family physician, I work with any age of patient and almost any problem.

How I Spend My Free Time:
My current free time project is remodeling an older house. It will keep me busy for several years.

Fun Fact:
I’ve lived in 5 states in the last 15 years: Missouri, New York, Kentucky, Virginia and Iowa.

Health Advice to Live By:
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ― Socrates (as attributed by Plato)

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