Radio Interview with Dr. Hamlin
Meet the Team
Dr. Joseph Hamlin
Dr. Hamlin has worked with both of Madrid’s professional soccer teams, Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid as well as the tennis federation. He has also worked with Olympic athletes at The Madrid International Ice Dance and Figure Skating School, helping them to compete for the gold. Dr. Hamlin is Certified through the National Decompression Certificate program as well as the Kennedy Certification for Non-surgical Spinal Decompression which offers the only non-surgical option to nerve root compression syndromes.
He enjoys golfing and other outdoor activities as well as fishing along the Wilson River where he can often be seen with his two mini aussies.
Dr. Kristine Dearborn
Dr. Dearborn graduated from Aloha High School and Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa. She is passionate about this community, her family and healing. For the last 5 years of her 16 years as a chiropractor, she was an attending physician at the University of Western States, our local chiropractic college. There she learned innovative treatment and physical rehabilitation techniques. Dr. Dearborn was an integral part of their outreach program, which was focused on breaking the cycle of opioid addiction.
Whether the proper treatment is physical mobilization, correctic kinetic chain movement of various muscle groups, or exploring possible nutritional imbalance or blockages, Dr. Dearborn bring years of experience to the various areas of healing.
She and her family enjoy exploring our wonderful state through hiking, biking, and camping. Her family is also part of our great downtown music culture. She volunteers her time through the scouting program, sporting activities and orchestra, through MYS (Metropolitan Youth Symphony).
Dr. Michael Ahn
Dr. Michael Ahn grew up along the Oregon Coast in Lincoln City. He graduated from Oregon State University and the University of Western States receiving a doctorate in Chiropractic and a Masters in Sports Exercise Sciences. He has been in practice for several years as a chiropractor and couldn’t be more eager to help people recuperate from injury and improve every aspect of their life.
Dr. Ahn believes that chiropractic is a lifestyle which leads to a healthier and more enjoyable life through proper rehabilitation, activity, nutrition and chiropractic.
While he is not working, you can find him improving his body in a local gym or with his soon to be wife and two dogs. He enjoys being very active participating in basketball and baseball leagues to hitting the links or hiking the outdoors.
Dr. Heymi Choe Hamlin
Although Dr. Heymi Choe Hamlin has, in the past, specialized in chiropractic medicine of children and women, she no longer treats patients and instead works at the clinic in an administrative capacity. Her history, however, is impressive as she routinely treated ambassadors, political dignitaries, and the first ladies of several European Presidents while working in Madrid, Spain.
Kathy has been working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. With a great deal of medical management experience in several types of healthcare, Kathy is responsible for administration, patient billing and is your point of contact for insurance coverage and financial options. She enjoys bowling and softball with her husband and is very active attending sporting events where her three grandkids compete.
Joni Texeira, CA
When not attending to patients, Joni loves to be outdoors and active with her husband and two kids, Mycah 12 and Sonia 8. On her downtime, Joni stays active as a world and nationally ranked powerlifter. She has held 3 world titles, 4 state titles, and 2 national titles. A Hawaiian born native, Joni will spend most of her time in the water when not in the gym. Her energy and enthusiasm make her a great addition to the clinic.
Francisco Marquez, CA
Francisco is from a small town in Puebla, Mexico. He loves writing poems in the middle of the night. He enjoys fixing and tinkering with computers and likes spending time with friends talking about saving the world and planting more trees. He spends his free time creating videos and photography for social events. During weekdays, he enjoys the opportunity to serve others to overcome the challenges of pain and health conditions.
Jenny Reid, CA
Jenny has lived in Oregon most of her life. Learning about nutrition and how the body has the innate ability to heal itself, and how chiropractic care can assist in this process is what brought Jenny into working in the chiropractic field. She enjoys helping people heal and live without pain. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, her dog, and her two cats. In her free time, you can find Jenny, camping, spending time with her family, reading, hiking, and spending time outdoors!
Beronica Villarruel, CA
Starting at Oregon Spine and Disc in 2016, Beronica assists the doctors as well as patient care and decompression therapy. She has previous experience caring for senior patients, she's compassionate and personable. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Martin Villegas, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Martin is from the Beaverton Hillsboro area and has always been very interested in physical medicine. He understands that every person has unique challenges and preferences, especially after injury, and is able to hone into the needs of each patient. He focuses on sports massage, trigger point therapy, and particularly on deep tissue techniques for recuperation from injuries.
Alberto Lizarraga, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Raised nearby the beautiful city of Mazatlán, México, Alberto grew up playing soccer, baseball and volleyball. Having a passion for sports and especially soccer, he knows how important it is to take care of your body in order to enjoy practicing sports to its full potential. He’s suffered several injuries playing sports and both chiropractic and massage have helped him recover. Since 2011 he’s been helping others recover from all sorts of injuries. Using deep tissue and sports massage techniques with a combination of relaxation, Alberto’s goal is to have you feeling better as soon as you walk out of the room.
Valerie Carsey, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
With over 1000 hours of training, Valerie holds professional certificates as a massage therapist, with prenatal and postnatal tissue work, as well as a holistic aromatherapist. She worked professionally in California and moved to the Portland Metro area in 2006. With nearly 20 years of experience, she Valerie specializes in therapeutic massage and pregnancy massage. Her massages are usually a fusion of deep tissue techniques (trigger point therapy, counterstrain, pin and stretch...), acupressure and swedish massage. She likes to focus on isolating muscles with dysfunction and addressing the specific issue. Other modalities Valerie may utilize: cranial sacral, lymphatic drainage, partner stretching and reflexology. Common complaints she addressed: neck and shoulder pain, low back pain and hip (front, back and side) pain.
Alan Liljenberg, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Born and raised in Spokane Washington, Alan is one of six brothers. He worked as an auto technician for 33 years and helped keep you safe as a volunteer Firefighter for 24 years. Alan moved to the Portland Metro area in 2006 to attend massage school at East West College in Portland and has been a dedicated therapist for 14 years. Alan specializes in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and swedish massage. One of the things that Alan has enjoyed doing is going to a retirement facility in Forest Grove and providing chair massages for the residents and employees.
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