Meet Your Doctors
Brian L. Vroom DC, DAAPM
Dr. Vroom has been practicing chiropractic care in Gresham for 17 years. His compassionate, heart-felt desire to give the best care possible to his patients is just one of the qualities that make Dr. Vroom stand out in the chiropractic community. He began his Chiropractic career as a patient who received wonderful results when other forms of health care had proven ineffective. After graduating and passing the Oregon Board exams in 1995, Dr. Vroom set up this practice from scratch, beginning as a basement office and becoming a highly advanced technological chiropractic office. The practice was based on quality care and effective patient communications, appropriately leading to what is now Advanced Care Chiropractic.
Dr. Vroom is married to Marnie and they have two kids, Daniel and Sarah. If you ask him what he does he’ll say whatever his staff tells him but we all know that’s not exactly the truth. Dr. Vroom spent 4 years at Texas A&M, 2 years at West Texas State University, tried a year at Baylor Dental School, spent another year at Texas A&M in the doctoral program (Physics), and spent 4 years at Western States Chiropractic College. But his secret ambition is to be a rock n’ roll star just so he can have long hair again. He had done a 1001 things before becoming a chiropractor, including being a professional student, a high school physics teacher, building houses, playing in a country-rock band for a living, and a few things he doesn’t care to remember. If you let him, he will probably tell you a tall tale or two (he IS from Texas after all!). His favorite ice cream is homemade butterfinger and his favorite vacation is at Moon Palace in Cancun under a palapa with a pina colada and his girlfriend/wife. Same thing. His favorite holiday is Christmas. He loves everything traditional about it, especially teaching his children the real meaning of Christmas. He enjoys working at Advanced Care Chiropractic because of the relationships: “Really they are like my family. We laugh a lot, yell some, and care a lot about each other.”
Michelle Waggoner DC, CCSP
Dr. Waggoner is a 2006 graduate of University of Western States. While growing up in Gresham, she began her career at Advanced Care Chiropractic in February of 1999 working the front desk. It was working here that she discovered her love and passion for chiropractic and helping other people.
Dr. Waggoner is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician with 120 hours of post-graduate education in sports specific injuries, treatment and sideline triage. As a student she was a member of the Sports Medicine Club and treated athletes at boxing, running and cyclocross events. Since graduation she has treated gymnasts, runners, triathletes, volleyball, football, soccer and baseball players. Advanced Care Chiropractic has proudly sponsored Barlow Jr. Baseball over the last 3 years.
Dr. Waggoner and her husband Aaron, a Reynolds music teacher, have 3 children, Chloe, Sadie and Ashton. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering at church, scrapbooking and shopping.
Michelle Chard, DC, CACCP
Dr. Chard graduated from Oregon State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science. After a 7 year hiatus with a career in the mental health field working with children she turned her focus to chiropractic. Toward the end of her schooling she had her first child. This is when she became passionate about the needs of children. She also learned first hand the issues of perinatal and postpartum women and their needs. Dr. Chard graduated from University of Western States in 2005.
Dr. Chard’s focus is on pediatrics, craniosacral, pregnancy care, and women’s health in addition to general family wellness. Post graduation she studied craniosacral with the Upledger Institute and has completed the certification program with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association with 180 post graduate hours. She is also certified in the Webster Technique.
Dr. Chard and her husband Kyle have 3 young daughters, Keeley, Kiera and Kora as well as 2 cats and a dog. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, hiking and other outdoor activities as well as scrapbooking and volunteering at church.
(professional staff photos by Lisa Cauthers. See her blog: lisacauthers.wordpress.com)