Dr. Linda Leffel

A native Oregonian, Dr. Linda J. Leffel earned her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University, and then completed her general surgery residency in 1991 and her plastic surgery training in 1993.

She is the only plastic doctor in Central Oregon who completed a full general surgery residency, including a chief resident year, and successfully completed and earned Board Certification by The American Board of Surgery.

She is a contributing expert author in a book written by nationally prominent Plastic Surgeons for people considering cosmetic surgery, called A Comprehensive Guide to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Be Your Best. This book was published in 2007, is very current, and a great resource. It is a must have for every cosmetic patient, or interested family member. Be sure and enjoy the book in our office, during your consultation.

Dr. Leffel’s professional memberships and activities include:


  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Oregon Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Central Oregon IPA
  • Central Oregon Medical Society
  • The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF)
  • Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF)

Current Committee Member of:


  • Patient Safety (ASPS)
  • Product Evaluation (ASPS)
  • Women’s Forum (ASPS)
  • Women’s Leadership Initiative for the last 3 years (ASPS)
  • Women’s Learning Collaborative (ASPS)
  • Ethics (ASAPS)
  • Women’s Health (ASAPS)

Hospital Privileges:

  • Saint Charles Medical Center, Bend, OR
  • Bend Surgery Center, Bend, OR
  • St. Charles Medical Center, Redmond, OR

Richard Lindsay

A board-certified physician assistant and a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Richard specializes in primary care and surgery. He completed the Physician’s Assistant program at Duke University Medical Center in 1987 after earning a Master’s degree, also at Duke. Prior to that, he earned Bachelor’s degrees in Health Science from Duke and in Biology from the University of Oregon – Eugene. At the Leffel Center, he is responsible for all phases of patient care, including pre- and post-op instructions, obtaining histories, performing physical exams, ordering tests, writing prescriptions, and other responsibilities.

Richard is a member of several professional organizations, including:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Fellow, Oregon Academy of Physician’s Assistants
  • Member, Central Oregon Independent Practice Association

Richard’s hospital affiliations include:

  • St. Charles Medical Center, Bend OR
  • Bend Surgery Center, Bend, OR

Richard is married to Dr. Leffel. He enjoys spending time with their 3 children and enjoys teaching his children to ski, coaching youth soccer, as well as many outdoor activities including cross-country and alpine skiing, kayaking and bicycling.