Dr. Gian Tricomi, DO

Dr. Tricomi received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona.  He spent his internship year training at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas.  He has since decided to settle in Portland, Oregon having had an enduring desire to live in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Tricomi began his journey into the health sciences by enrolling in Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.  Naropa is a Buddhist inspired university started by the great meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  Here he studied Traditional Eastern Arts and Psychology.  A friend, Kona Akina was starting at the Rolf Institute for Structural Integration at the same time he began at Naropa.  Having had a few Rolfing sessions from rolfers in Hawaii, he enrolled in the Rolf Institute in between semesters.  That first semester at the Rolf Institute, Dr. Tricomi was introduced to a part of himself that had been henceforth missing but would become the foundation for all that was to follow.

Upon graduating from both institutions he found himself in a difficult decision.  He loved the study of psychology.  Yet, he was equally attracted to hands-on healing.  A friend in the rolfing world had introduced Dr. Tricomi to an osteopathic physician doing traditional osteopathic manipulative medicine in Boulder.  After this meeting and subsequent meetings with an osteopath in Maui it was clear to Dr. Tricomi that osteopathic medicine offered the ability to incorporate both he psyche and soma in one holistic practice.  That Physician in Boulder was the late Dr. Michael Seamans.  Dr. Seamans is no longer with us.  He always said Dr. Tricomi should become an osteopath.  He also said, “osteopathy heals you (“you” referring to the doctor who is helping to heal while being healed themselves.)”  Sight of Hand is named in his honor.

Sight of Hand

To engage with our self-corrective mechanism through genuine connection allowing for a spontaneous experience of health and humanity.
The person is a unit of body, mind, spirit, and the unknown.  The person is capable of self-regulation, self-healing.  It is the role of the physician to connect with these regulatory mechanisms in a supportive capacity allowing the body’s wisdom to dictate the course of treatment.