Kelly L. McKerahan, D.O.

MEET DR. McKerahan

Board-certified osteopathic physician Dr. Kelly L. McKerahan has been honored to serve his community of Murrieta, CA for two decades. At his self-owned and operated practice, Dr. McKerahan provides personalized primary care services, as well as aesthetic treatments, to individuals ages 8 and above. As a physician whose Christian faith is very close to his heart, Dr. McKerahan is more than happy to incorporate spiritual and holistic approaches into your one-of-a-kind care.


After graduating from high school, Dr. McKerahan went on to earn his bachelor's degree in biology from Marietta College in Ohio, followed by a master's degree in microbiology. He then attended Ohio University where he obtained his doctorate in osteopathic medicine. Dr. McKerahan was accepted to an internship at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH and completed his residency in family medicine at The Ohio State University.

For over 20 years, Dr. McKerahan has maintained board certification in osteopathic medicine through the American Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He also completed a full acupuncture training program at the University of California in Los Angeles and Stanford University and is certified in wilderness medicine. Dr. McKerahan is licensed to practice in both California and Ohio.


Dr. McKerahan is proud to be a member of a number of respected professional societies and medical associations, including:

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California


Having access to compassionate, high-quality medical care is invaluable, especially when disasters or accidents happen. Throughout his career, Dr. McKerahan has given himself and his services to individuals who desperately needed help. He has volunteered nationally and internationally, working as a medical care provider for people in need many times. He has also participated in medical mission trips for his church, Centerpoint. Some of his past and present volunteer experiences include:

  • Volunteering at free clinics in Columbus, OH
  • Spent part of his residency training in Jamaica, serving in a low-income clinic
  • Volunteered at emergency clinics in Louisiana after the Hurricane Katrina Disaster of 2005
  • Volunteered at Rancho Community Church’s free medical clinic
  • Currently a medical student mentor and adjunct clinical faculty at UC Riverside School of Medicine
  • Volunteers at Project Touch Homeless Ministry emergency shelter


Dr. McKerahan resides in Murrieta, CA and has been married to his wife, Karin, for 34 years. They have a daughter, Megan. Dr. McKerahan and his family are members of Centerpoint Church in Murrieta where they attend services regularly and participate in their church's community. When he is not in the office, Dr. McKerahan enjoys traveling, skiing, scuba diving, participating in motorsports, watching Ohio State football games, and learning to play the bass guitar. He has also competed in seven Ironman Triathlons and completed over a dozen marathons and half-marathons.


"Excellent primary care physician for both my wife and I. Always answers with no BS and always asks question s that are relevant to our age and any issues we are having. We have been through several doctors in Temecula/Murrietta but Kelly is great. Always respectful and caring and have never had an issue with his staff.Gary"



"Have been seeing Dr Kelly for almost 17 years. For ins reasons I’ve had leave on occasion but have seen how horrible other practices treat their patients. I have referred many friends and associates and will continue to do so."



"I have been a patient for almost 13 years Dr. Mc Kerahan is a very caring and compassionate Dr. I would recommend him to anyone."



"Dr. Kelly McKerahan has been my doctor since I was 8, and I love him. I have only ever had two other doctors when I moved out of state and that was when I realized that not all doctors care about you as much as McKerahan does. "



"Thank you Dr. Kelly McKerehan for your great care and skills and being a Jesus Christ loving Physician. I refer everyone I know to visit your office for care. Lord Jesus bless you and yours always ;-)"



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