A Eugene native and fifth-generation Oregonian, Scott B. Shephard, D.C., completed his premedical studies at Eastern Oregon University in 1982. After his life was saved by a chiropractor at age 20, he dedicated himself to becoming a chiropractor.
A graduate of Western States Chiropractic College, Dr. Shephard specializes in diagnosing misalignment or structural problems and related disorders.
In 2008, Dr. Shephard received the Oregon Chiropractic Association’s award for Chiropractor of The Year, in recognition of his tireless dedication to promoting equal access to alternative health care treatment.
Dr. Shephard’s concern for his patients has driven his work in Oregon state politics to ensure the protection of patient rights, including the freedom to choose one’s own health care provider. He remains committed to making chiropractic care available and affordable to all Oregonians.
Mario Tomaino, D.C.
Before moving to Portland, Mario Tomaino, D.C., earned a biology degree at Arcadia University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A strong interest in preventative health philosophy prompted him to study chiropractic care, and he graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2003.
Dr. Tomaino began practicing with an emphasis on severe and acute low-back pain treatment through decompression therapy and exercise. He joined Shephard Chiropractic Clinic in July 2007 and now focuses on maximizing nervous system function using controlled-force adjustment methods.
Dr. Tomaino’s thorough approach helps many patients who have previously struggled to reach their health goals. He combines detailed exercise plans with a variety of therapies to ensure sustained health for his patients.
Travis W. Gerhart, D.C.
Travis W. Gerhart, D.C. joined Shephard Chiropractic Clinic in June 2010.
A 2007 graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Gerhart began his practice with an emphasis on whiplash injuries stemming from vehicular accidents. His specialized history in soft-tissue injuries, combined with advanced training in light-force adjusting techniques, make him perfectly suited to manage auto-related bicycle and pedestrian injuries.
Dr. Gerhart is an avid runner who has a passion for the mechanics of exercise and enjoys sharing that passion with his patients. He has a deep understanding of how to live and stay well, and is excited to be part of the Shephard Clinic team, where he can focus on holistic, conservative methods to help patients recover quickly.
Before moving to Portland, Dr. Gerhart completed his undergraduate studies in biochemistry at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. He grew up in a family that enjoys the benefits of chiropractic and is proud to carry on that tradition.