Dr. Chris Peine, D.O. (pronounced “pie-nee”) is a board certified family physician with special interests in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and mind-body medicine. His interest in holistic health began before he graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his family practice residency at Indiana University. Throughout his training, he was influenced by both conventional physicians and alternative care providers. He has also been trained in advanced forms of osteopathic manipulation, including cranial osteopathy. With this diverse training, Dr. Peine specializes in using osteopathic manipulation to treat muscle, bone, and joint pain as well as headaches, sinus trouble, recurrent ear infections in children, and other tough-to-treat chronic problems. He also enjoys serving as a medical “guide” to help patients institute healthy lifestyle changes and navigate the complex and sometimes confusing world of conventional medicine. He is also experienced in treating athletes and sports injuries.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Dr. Peine first left Indiana to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After college, he spent a year traveling in the United States and South America before moving to Chicago to attend medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. There he met his wife, Boise native Angela House, D.O. He completed his internship in Evanston, Illinois and then returned to Indianapolis with his wife where they both completed their residency training in family medicine. With his residency training complete, Dr. Peine then joined Rebecca Anderson, D.O. and practiced osteopathic medicine before moving to Boise in September 2005.
Beyond his profession, Dr. Peine has many interests that he views as essential to balance the frequently demanding aspects of a career in medicine. For many years, he has been an avid cyclist and mountain biker, as well as enjoying camping, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. He also enjoys tinkering with his 1966 VW Beetle, which he restored himself. Finally, much of his “spare” time is spent playing with his children, Mattie (born 8/04 and Oliver (born 1/07).