Our team approach is simple. We believe that health is amongst our most valuable possessions. And while we generally meet people after they’ve lost their health, our commitment is two-fold. Relief or wellness care… it’s your choice.
1. Relief Care in Mill Creek
Many people seek care in our practice and have one goal: relief. So that’s where we start! During this initial stage of intensive care, we have several obligations:
- Uncover the underlying cause of the health problem
- Suggest a care plan to produce the fastest results possible
- Offer ways patients can participate in their recovery
- Explain the value of post-symptomatic wellness care
2. Wellness Care in Mill Creek
We’re committed to teaching our patients that true health is a journey, not a destination. Through educational opportunities (like this website), we hope to communicate the value of ongoing chiropractic care. Our desire is to see our practice members abandon the prevailing sickness care model of health (waiting for symptoms and then taking action), in favor of the emerging wellness model.
You’re the Boss
Regardless of your health goals, please understand that we see ourselves as mere servants. You’re the boss! It’s your body, your health and your future. Our job is to offer you the finest chiropractic care possible in Mill Creek, make appropriate recommendations and work together to achieve your goals.
Take the first step towards relief by calling our Mill Creek practice today and making an appointment to discuss your health goals.
Dr. Ryan DoergeChiropractor
Dr. Doerge was a patient before he became a doctor. After a wrestling
injury to his lower back, where he had shooting electrical pain down his leg,
he thought his wrestling career was over. Thanks to his chiropractor Dr.
Gilbertson, was able to get him to the state tournament, world team trials,
and beyond where he even wrestled in college. If it were not for that injury
he probably would not ever have experienced the miracle of chiropractic
Dr. Doerge completed his undergraduate degree at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington on a wrestling scholarship. Then, he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West (PCCW) in San Jose, California where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic. While attending Palmer College of Chiropractic West he studied techniques such as the Palmer, Gonstead, Diversified, Activator and Thompson Drop Table Method. In addition, he has continued extensive postgraduate education programs in Chiropractic Biophysics, pediatrics, whiplash, auto and work injuries. Dr. Doerge have also become certified in the Webster Technique, which is specifically designed to care for pregnant women to relieve and prevent discomfort during pregnancy. He has over twelve years of experience in serving his community and donates his time as a wellness expert speaking on numerous topics on health and wellness. Dr. Doerge speaks at corporations, community events and schools. He loves educating people on health and wellness.
When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with my wife Heather and two girls Reese and Elle. My favorite hobbies include wrestling, traveling and being outdoors.
Dr. David GilbertsonChiropractor
Dr. Gilbertson began his pre-chiropractic education at EvCC, where he studied the basic sciences such as inorganic chemistry, biology, chemistry, along with basic physiology and anatomy courses. After completing his study there, he was accepted at Palmer College of chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During his four years at Palmer, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, x-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting
After graduating in 1981, Dr. Gilbertson returned to Washington State where he initially interned with a doctor north of Marysville. In 1984 he relocated to Mill Creek and established his current practice.
Dr. Gilbertson is married to Marilyn and they have three children, Brandon, Jonny and Mykayla. The youngest child was actually born at home and the children have all had preventative chiropractic care from the time they were very young. As a result, they have required very little medical care over the years and have experienced very good overall health.
Danielle SmithAccounts Manager & Imaging Tech
I first received Chiropractic care when I was just a few hours old. Subluxations can occur during the birthing process. My father was a Chiropractor and I grew up with the knowledge and benefit of Chiropractic. When I was sixteen I worked for my father for four years, then moving down south I took a job in a different field for a year. During that year I decided that Chiropractic is where I was meant to be. I applied here at Mill Creek Chiropractic in February of 1991 and have been here ever since. I love to see people get such great results from Chiropractic and I view Dr. Gilbertson, co-workers and patients all as family. My son Justin has regular maintenance adjustments to keep him aligned also.
I enjoy spending my time with my son Justin and our guinea pigs, with family, camping, and scrap booking.
Cassandra HelveyFront Desk Manager
I was introduced to chiropractic care when I began working at another chiropractic center. Very quickly, I was able to see the magnitude of what regular chiropractic care does for an individual’s overall health. Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments has decreased my headaches, minimized illness, makes exercising easier among many other advantages. One of the biggest joys of my job is witnessing our patients realize these advantages first hand. I’ve since turned several family members and friends into chiropractic believers as well. My spare time is spent outdoors hiking and camping with my fiancé Ryan or cheering on the Seahawks and Mariners!
Madison HarmsworthMarketing/Outreach Manager
As a former patient here at Mill Creek Chiropractic, I have had the opportunity to experience the true benefits of receiving chiropractic care on a regular basis. Having this knowledge has helped me relate to patients the way that chiropractic care can radically improve how the body functions on a day to day basis. One of my main desires as an employee is to see people receiving help or care that they require in any way possible and it is great to see that accomplished here. Along with helping at the front desk, I have the great privilege to be able to reach out to those in need of care in the community with various marketing events. My time outside of the office is typically spent with friends and family, and if I am not with them then I am reading or working on multiple art projects.