Chiropractic + Naturopathic Doctor

Update from Northwestern Health Sciences University

Maria DiDanieli   


April 19, Bloomington, MN – Northwestern Health
Sciences University
offers a wide array of choices in natural
health care education including chiropractic, Oriental medicine, acupuncture and
therapeutic massage. Recently, the school has granted 85 DC degrees and has opened an integrated health care clinic.

85 students are granted Doctor of Chiropractic


Students from across the continent received Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from
the College of Chiropractic
at Northwestern Health Sciences
University on April 9,
2010. This was Northwestern’s 126th chiropractic commencement ceremony. The
graduating class consisted of 85 students, 13 of whom graduated with
academic honors.

From Georgia to Manitoba, students in
this graduating class hailed from 15 different states and three Canadian
provinces. Within this class, 30 students earned a bachelor of science degree
in human biology. Class valedictorian was awarded to Andrea Marie Burckhard.

Graduating chiropractic student Matthew Christenson was chosen by the class to
give the student greeting. Rick McMichael, DC, FACC, FICC, president of the
American Chiropractic Association, delivered the commencement address.

More than 1,000 people attended the ceremony and reception, held on
Northwestern's campus.

New Integrated
Clinic includes chiropractic
Northwestern Health
Sciences University
is collaborating with HealthPartners to open an
integrated clinic. The new clinic will create a new model of care that blends
the strengths of traditional medicine and natural care disciplines to provide a
collaborative, team approach to meeting patient health care needs. The clinic
will be located in Cottage Grove,
Minnesota and opened on April 19,

The clinic will include a family physician and doctors of chiropractic on staff
as well as an urgent care center. Ryne
DeVries, DC, FACO,
assistant professor at Northwestern, will be the chiropractor on staff at the
new clinic.
"We look forward to opening the clinic in Cottage Grove,” said Mark Zeigler, DC, president of Northwestern. 
It will bring new opportunities for integration and collaboration
between providers from Health Partners and Northwestern. We are proud of this
new relationship and the possibilities it brings to provide patient-centered, evidence-informed
care through shared decision making.”

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