Meet the Team

Dr. Gary Mellum, D.C.
Doctorate of Chiropractic – Northwestern Health Sciences University, MN
B.A. Athletic Training – Bethel University, MN
B.A. Health Sciences – Bethel University, MN

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to help people in the medical field, but it wasn’t until college that I began to consider chiropractic care.  After shadowing numerous doctors and seeing firsthand the life-changing results of chiropractic care, I knew that’s how I wanted to help others.

After earning bachelor’s degrees in both Athletic Training and Health Sciences from Bethel University, I went on to receive my Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2011.  After graduation, I had an amazing opportunity to work at one of the largest chiropractic centers in the world in Naples, FL. After working there for a year, my wife and I opened our first office together in Kansas City.  Together we built an incredible practice; but after 4 years, we wanted to move back closer to family and decided to sell our office.

We opened Northstar Chiropractic and Wellness in 2017, and feel so blessed to be a part of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community.  In addition to providing cutting edge chiropractic care, I love helping individuals and families make healthy lifestyle changes and seeing them reach their full God-given health potential!

Christa Mellum – Office Manager, Nutrition & Wellness Coach
B.S. Community Health Education – Bethel University, MN
Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant – AFPA

Formerly a health and chemistry teacher, Christa has worked with Dr. Gary since opening their first office together in 2012. In addition to managing the office and assisting with patient needs, she is passionate about helping people restore their health! Having previously overcome debilitating illness herself, her personal story has inspired her to educate and guide others back to health through natural healthcare. She is a firm believer that healing foods, a natural lifestyle, and a positive mindset can have a profound impact on one’s overall health.

In addition to her own relentless research, she returned to school for further nutritional education, and has also trained with several of the countries top functional medicine providers. She now helps clients restore health naturally through dietary and lifestyle changes, while seeking to uncover the root cause of their illness.

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