Dr. Ryan McDaid - Chiropractor
Dr. Ryan McDaid is so pleased to have joined the team at Heppner Chiropractic. Dr. McDaid grew up in western Montana where his appreciation of family, friends and the environment was instilled in him. He had suffered a football injury that was finally cured by chiropractic and his life's path to become a chiropractor was set. Dr. Ryan graduated in 2005 from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland. He practiced in Oregon for 7 years where he met his wife Tammy, an apparel designer for northwest companies like Columbia Sportswear, Merrel and Nike. After the birth of their son Hudson, in 2012, he seized the opportunity to work for a hospital in the rural SanLuis Valley of Colorado. This allowed him to help an under served area, work in a hospital setting and be close to his family living in Grand Junction. In 2014, Dr. Ryan's father in law's health took an unexpected turn and moving back to Oregon became a priority. Tammy's Dad is doing well but the McDaid's know the value of time spent with loved ones! The McDaid family enjoys spending time in the outdoors with their dogs Murphy and Autzen. They are excited to be back in the northwest and look forward to becoming a permanent part of the Salem community!
-Deena Dowler, Cross Point PCG, La Pine, OR
Dr. McDaid can treat everything from headaches and neck pain to complicated sports injuries and car accidents.
E-mail Dr. McDaid directly at [email protected]
Dr. Stover Harger Jr. - Chiropractor, Clinical Director of Massage
Dr. Stover Harger joined our practice in the fall of 2013. He has been in clinical practice for 30 years and brings an enormous diversity of experience to our practice. Dr. Harger has been in private practice for 20+ years in Oregon and Washington and also spent 7 years clinical teaching. He was an Attending Physician and professor at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles and at the University of Western States in Portland. He was involved with two NIH research grants for evidence based medicine and low back pain. His specialty lies in sports injuries, stress, and anti-aging nutritional support. He was one of the first doctors in Oregon to be certified as a Chiropractic Sports Physician in 1994. Dr. Harger has returned to private practice with us and will serve the people of the Salem area and assist Dr. Heppner. He loves to exercise indoors and outdoors, fly fish, play racquetball, and golf.
E-mail Dr. Harger directly at [email protected]rchiropractic.com
Dr. Abby Heppner - Chiropractor / Owner
Dr. Abby Heppner graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri in 2008. While in school, Dr. Heppner completed her internship at the Logan Chiropractic Health Center location in St. Peters, Missouri where she was honored with awards for both Clinical Excellence and Leadership in teaching Chiropractic technique. During this time she also worked in the Biofreeze Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center where she learned cutting-edge techniques to help top-level athletes to maximize performance and to heal from injuries.
After relocating to the Salem area, Dr. Heppner opened the doors of Heppner Chiropractic in March of 2009 and moved her practice to its current location on Commercial St. in October 2010. Before that, her practice was on 12th St. in Salem inside the Quality of Life Health and Wellness Center.
Dr. Abby Heppner is originally from Ft. Loramie, Ohio (near Dayton). She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Bluffton University in Ohio. Dr. Heppner has been married since May 10th, 2008 to Robb Heppner.
E-mail Dr. Heppner directly at [email protected]
Dr. Heppner’s husband, Robb, was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma) in December 2016. She will be taking time off periodically to be with him for treatments in 2017. While she appreciates your support, she would like to keep your appointments focused on you and your health so she can continue to help as many patients as possible during her time in the office.
The Heppner Family is pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby due in September.
Dr. Heppner asks only for your prayers for healing and strength throughout this time.
If you would like more information, please visit www.caringbridge.com/visit/robbheppner
or the Heppner Chiropractic Facebook Page
Marta Meador – Lead Administrative Assistant
Marta brings her eight years of customer service experience, as well as her friendly personality to be sure you feel right at home. Marta will be your advocate in our office whether you need to schedule an appointment, have questions regarding insurance, or want to become a new patient.
E-mail Marta directly at [email protected]
Allison Asmar – Administrative Assistant
Allison has joined our team in 2017 to assist in providing top quality customer service.
E-mail Allison directly at [email protected]
Velen Cortez - Operations Assistant
Velly is always happy to help you with her gracious customer service and get you scheduled with your service provider. She most often works in the back office keeping our operations running smoothly.
E-mail Velen directly at [email protected]
Tanya Filovets – Insurance Specialist
Tanya has joined our team in 2017 as an insurance specialist. We are pleased to add her and her years of insurance experience to our team. It is our goal to make your billing experience with us as smooth as possible and to help you understand your benefits so you can make the best choices for your care. Tanya and her husband Igor enjoy doing outdoor activities in the local area.
We also are blessed to have wonderful Licensed Therapists on staff providing massage services. Click here to read more about them.
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If you are interested in becoming a full or part-time Administrative or Chiropractic Assistant at our office, please e-mail your resume to [email protected]