We are your first line of defense.
We emphasize prevention, treatment and optimizing your health.
Our family practice physicians have extensive experience integrating the best of modern, scientific, and traditional methods to help you feel better.
Ways We Can Help
Well Checks | Sports | ODOT
Including custom tea & tincture formulations
HIVAMAT Lymphatic Therapy
Counseling & Stress Management
Prescription & Compounded Medicines
Minor Surgical Office Procedures
Laboratory & Other Diagnostic Tests
Specialty tests for digestion, hormones, deficiencies, adrenals, toxins
We curate the finest natural medicines to ensure quality and potency of products for you!
In-Office Custom Formulas
Online Supplement Ordering
Prescription Medications Through Your Pharmacy
We prescribe compounded and pharmaceutical medications.
Fees / Insurance
Blue Star providers are out-of-network with insurance*, however a superbill and receipt will be provided for you after the visit to submit to your insurance company for the services offered as an out-of-network provider. Payment is due at the time of service.
*Dr. Robert Skarperud is in-network with Regence Insurance until Nov. 2023.
We Are Physicians Who Listen
Both Dr. Laurie and Dr. Rob received their Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) degrees from Bastyr University.
When this husband and wife duo aren’t helping you optimize your health, you’ll find them exploring Central Oregon with their children and the family dog.
Dr. Laurie Grisez, N.D.
My passion and belief in the healing power of nature inspired my journey into the field of Naturopathic Medicine, first at an herbal medicine store and at Deschutes county mental health clinic, and then as a doctor. My innate sense of compassion and nurturing is the foundation for healing I bring to every appointment.
Since 2005, I have been collaboration with patients developing individualized treatment plans that result in increased vitality and optimized health. My utmost goal is that you feel heard and supported in your health journey. I encourage self advocacy and for you to listen to your inner healer, so you can live your best life.
I am experienced in a variety of methods, including nutrition advice, custom herbal formulas, constitutional and acute homeopathic remedies, lifestyle counseling, and prescription medications. Additionally, routine and specialized lab work, as well as modern diagnostic tools assist in uncovering the root cause of your health concerns.
In addition to providing patient care as a doctor, I love gardening and making healthy teas and meals for my family from the plants I grow.
Dr. Robert Skarperud, N.D., M.S.
You might often see our Pudelpointer office companion, Zeiger here at the clinic, walking around town or skijoring in Drake Park!
My motivation for going into medicine first and foremost is to help people like you. With my unique training I am equipped to assist with your health concerns by listening to you very closely so we can decide together from an array of treatment options from among the worlds of natural, conventional and functional medicine to best suit your needs.
I’ve been practicing Naturopathic Medicine with my wife, Dr. Laurie Grisez, at Blue Star Clinic in Bend since 2005. Blue Star was established in 1989 by Dr. Howard Reingold, ND.
I received my Bachelors of Science in Zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Masters of Science in Nutritional Biochemistry from Tufts in Boston which is where I first learned how plants can be powerful medicine. To best put this new found knowledge to use I moved back to Seattle to earn my Naturopathic Physician degree from Bastyr.
Although my area of interest is broad, some conditions where I excel are healthful aging, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, immune, musculoskeletal, and allergy treatments.
Along with our kids, Laurie and I enjoy skiing, cruising the Salish Sea on our converted commercial fishing ship, prawning and camping from Central Oregon to the Olympic forest.