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Dr. Tom Etges has been a Board-certified Family Physician since 1992, providing inpatient and outpatient family medicine.  Tom spends significant time with his patients, getting to know them as a whole person. He enjoys working with people seeking a Western medical opinion, and those interested in integrating acupuncture, regenerative joint therapy (prolotherapy), nutrition, and lifestyle changes into their current medical care.

Tom has a special interest in treating gastrointestinal disturbances, acute and chronic pain disorders, women’s health issues, including menopause, infertility, PMS, and menstrual irregularities, food and environmental allergies, stress disorders, depression, anxiety and sports injuries.  Tom creates individualized care plans that include a variety of therapies to treat the root of the condition, providing effective and longer-term benefits.

From 2008-2012, Tom provided integrative medicine and acupuncture services at A Healing Space. Prior to moving to Eugene, Tom was a partner in a family medicine practice providing primary care and obstetrics at Klamath Medical Clinic in Klamath Falls, OR from 1993-2008.

Tom began instructing for Helms Medical Institute [HMI] in 2011, teaching medical acupuncture to civilian and military physicians. He has been a member of the teaching faculty at HMI since 2013.

Dr. Etges, MD is one of the senior Faculty Preceptors with the Helms Medical Institute and Acus Foundation, instructing residents and physicians in the art of acupuncture.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine – M.D. Degree
  • Marquette Family Practice, Residency
  • Helms Medical Institute, UCLA, Medical Acupuncture
  • Vanderbilt University – Bachelor of Science