Podiatrist Dr. Brandon Bishop relocated to Roseburg from the Midwest in July 2016, and the change has done him good.
Story by Dick Baltus, Photos by Tristin Godsey
Two years ago, Dr. Brandon Bishop decided it was time for a change of scenery.
For five years, the affable podiatrist had been providing comprehensive medical and surgical care to patients with foot and ankle problems in a Dayton, Ohio, orthopedics clinic. Now he was looking for a new opportunity.
Bishop would have been happy staying in the Midwest, but the Utah native also wasn’t averse to heading back to the western side of the country. So he decided to interview for an opportunity with Centennial Orthopedics and Podiatry in Roseburg.
One visit was all it took.
“When I flew out of Cincinnati it was 30 degrees and snowing,” Bishop remembers. “When I landed in Oregon it was 75 and green. Rhodies and azaleas were blooming. I thought, ‘This is all right’.”
As it has turned out, life in Roseburg has been far more than all right for Bishop, his wife Kim and their four children, ages 14, 12, 9 and 6. He’s found an easy-living lifestyle within reach of all the outdoor activities he enjoys most.
“I knew early on that I liked Roseburg, but I’ve come to love it,” Bishop says. “It’s a great community. People are so kind, and we are so near a wealth of activities.”
Those that Bishop enjoys most include hiking, cycling, photography, golfing, coast visits, waterfall exploration, gardening and, to a certain extent, beekeeping. The latter comes with the qualifier only because Bishop took it up last year and…
“I’m trying beekeeping again this year because I failed last year,” he says. “It turns out sometimes bees leave.”
Bishop says he has no similar plans. He’s loving both his personal life and his practice, helping people who come to him for treatment of an array of problems involving feet and ankles.
“I see a lot of cartilage damage, arthritis, sprains, tendon and ligament tears, fractures, bunions, hammer toes and plantar fasciitis,” he says. “I also see many patients with foot and ankle problems related to diabetes. Many of these conditions can have debilitating effects, and a lot are preventable.”
The graduate of Brigham Young University and Des Moines University provides patients with these and many other conditions comprehensive preventive, medical and surgical care. Board certified in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery, Bishop says he chose the specialty of podiatry because “it had everything I wanted.”
“I’M TRYING BEEKEEPING AGAIN THIS YEAR BECAUSE I FAILED LAST YEAR. IT TURNS OUT SOMETIMES BEES LEAVE.” – Dr. Brandon Bishop
“I have a rewarding practice that includes surgery, which I really love, and also get to enjoy a lot of quality family time,” he adds.
Most surgeries are elective and performed in the outpatient setting, but he also provides emergency care for fractures and other foot or ankle trauma.
“It’s a very rewarding practice because I can often see very quick improvement in my patients’ conditions,” he says.
Bishop’s patients include young and old, which is another rewarding feature of his practice. “I care for a wide variety of patients, and I enjoy talking to them all.”
Between his practice and his Roseburg lifestyle, Bishop says he and his family couldn’t feel more at home.
“We’d like to stay here forever,” he says.
Appointments can be made with Dr. Brandon Bishop by calling Centennial Orthopedics and Podiatry at 541.229.2663. The clinic is located at 2460 NW Stewart Parkway, Suite 100, Roseburg.