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 in Cambridge, MN, I always knew that I wanted to help people in the medical field. After shadowing doctors in numerous specialties and seeing firsthand the incredible benefits of chiropractic care, I knew that’s how I wanted to help others.

I began my schooling at Bethel University in the Twin Cities, where I not only played football and received degrees in Athletic Training and Health Sciences, but also met my best friend and incredible wife, Christa.  After Bethel, I went on to receive my Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2011.  Wanting to learn from some of the top doctors in the country, I completed my internships in Dallas, TX, and then had the amazing opportunity to work at one of the largest chiropractic offices in the world in Naples, FL.  After working in Naples for a year, my wife and I missed the seasons and the people of the Midwest, and we opened our first office in Kansas City.  Together, Christa and I built an amazing clinic in KS, but after 4 years we wanted to move back closer to family and decided to sell our office.

We opened Northstar Chiropractic in 2017, and absolutely love being a part of the Fargo – Moorhead community.  Using experience gained from across the country, we provide cutting edge chiropractic care to the F-M area, and I love seeing the impact this has on people as they regain their health and ability to get back to the things they enjoy!

Outside of the office, I’m an avid outdoors man, compete in various Marathon and Ironman race events, and love training our dogs for hunting and field trial events.

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

I grew up in nearby Fergus Falls, MN before moving to Twin Cities to attend college at Bethel University.  While there, I met and fell in love with the greatest guy in Dr Gary!  I graduated from Bethel in 2008 with a degree in Community Health Education, and worked as a health and chemistry teacher while also coaching volleyball at Heritage Christian Academy in Plymouth, MN, for several years while Gary was finishing his graduate school.

After several moves around the country, we’re thrilled to be back in the F-M area!  I love being able to work with Gary managing the office and assisting with patient needs, and it’s incredibly rewarding seeing people feeling better and reaching their health goals every day!

In 2019 I was appointed to serve as a member of the North Dakota Board of Chiropractic, and it’s truly a blessing being a part of the organization committed to providing the public with the highest quality chiropractic care for our state.

Outside of the office I enjoy training our dogs, spending time outdoors, and being the (favorite) auntie to my nieces and nephews.

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