•Gary Buchholz recently joined Bend Memorial Clinic’s neurology department. Buchholz received his undergraduate degrees at the University of California in Davis and Santa Barbara. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology. Buchholz has been practicing neurology in Bend since the mid-1980s and has advanced training in treating Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and dystonia.

•Amy LaRue recently opened a naturopathic medical practice in Bend focusing on women’s health. She received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics and premed at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., and her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland. LaRue is also a certified practitioner of holistic pelvic care and is currently completing advanced training in classical homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy. For more information, visit her website at www.dramylarue.com.

•Marlene Moore Alexander of Partners in Care recently joined Sandra Bertman and Molly Carlisle in presenting “New Dynamics of Hospice and Palliative Care” at the 25th conference of the Global Alliance for Arts & Health in Houston, providing a hands-on art experience on how to facilitate caregiver art. Alexander is an artist, a teacher and the arts coordinator for Partners in Care, Bend.