Have you ever wondered what your doctor was like as a kid? Stay tuned in the coming weeks; each Monday, we are posting a different chiropractor… from when they were young.

Today, we are featuring Dr. Matt Fryauf, from our Woodburn Clinic

Age in this photo: around 1
Location: Dallas, TX
What he wanted to be when he grew up: Superhero

Each month we are asking our doctors questions to help you get to know your doctor better. This month, as part of our Ask the Doctors series, we asked our doctors what they like to do in their free time.

Dr. Alexis Lee- I like to read, cook, exercise like yoga or crossfit. Spending time with my family and friends
Dr. Eric Neumann- Watch Football, Lift Weights, be lazy with my Fiancé
Dr. Matthew Dean- study (old habits die hard), remodel my house, lift weights, and play with my english bulldog puppies.
Dr. Linda Nguyen- binge on Grey’s Anatomy, travel/hike
Dr. Matt Fryauf- hang out with my friends and family especially when we do my hobbies. I like to play music and participate in outdoor activities such as snow/water skiing, white water kayaking/rafting, disc golfing, mountain biking, ultimate frisbee, hiking, and fishing.
Dr. Rich Sedei- Workout, play lacrosse, hang out with friends and family, travel, and check out all of the sweet restaurants and bars in Portland.
Dr. Darcy Tetzlaff- Watch a movie or binge watch a show, spend time with close friends and my 2 cats, take a walk, play chess, listen to music, talk to family.
Dr. Christopher Eley- Cook, lift, fish, ride, game, play with the dog and hang outdoors in general
Dr. Ted Pagel- Be outside in the sun doing lake activities on the boat and beach as well as going on hikes!
Dr. James Vandal- travel the world, play golf, go to the movies, try new restaurants, play fantasy football, spend time with my family and significant other
Dr. Jordan Pangerl- Run, weight-lift, be active whether that is playing yard games or sports, be outside and/or explore the great outdoors, jam out to music and surf spotify for new music. Being active, outdoors, and/or listening to music sums up my free time
Dr. Raymond Leo- Sleep! Having an infant in the house has made me realize how much I miss sleeping. But in reality I love spending time with my wife and son. We love to road trip and travel and spend as much time outdoors as we possibly can.
Dr. John Carlson- camping, hiking, going the beach, shooting range, golfing, reading, wine tasting, trying new restaurants
Dr. Brad Chmelar- Work out, hike, walk around and explore Portland
Dr. Darren Faherty- Read
Dr. Rob D’Anna- Play disc golf, hike, or be just about anywhere outside. In the summer I can live in the water.
Dr. Darcy Ogloza- Play cards or board games with friends and family, hike and camp with my girlfriend and our pup, maintain an overall active lifestyle.

Each month we are asking our doctors questions to help you get to know your doctor better. This month, as part of our Ask the Doctors series, we asked our doctors where they grew up.

Dr. Alexis Lee- I grew up in vietnam until I was 11, since 11 I have lived in SE Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Eric Neumann- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Matthew Dean- Newport, OR
Dr. Linda Nguyen- Portland, Or
Dr. Matt Fryauf- Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Rogers, Arkansas
Dr. Rich Sedei- Dallas, TX
Dr. Darcy Tetzlaff- Owen-Withee, WI and Colby, WI
Dr. Christopher Eley- Anchorage AK, Paradise / Chico, CA
Dr. Ted Pagel- I grew up in South Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr. James Vandal- All over the U.S., but the one that comes to mind when I get asked that is Wisconsin. I spent 8 great years there in the 80s., between Green Bay and Appleton
Dr. Jordan Pangerl- Pine City, MN
Dr. Raymond Leo- Canyon Lake, California
Dr. John Carlson- Albert City, Iowa. A tiny speck on the map among the cornfields of America’s heartland
Dr. Brad Chmelar- Ennis, TX
Dr. Darren Faherty- Southwest Wisconsin
Dr. Rob D’Anna- I grew up in Niagara Falls NY. I lived there for nearly 31 years before accepting a job with this company and driving across the country (36 hours!!) with no place to live.
Dr. Darcy Ogloza- Edson, Alberta, Canada

We asked our office managers what their favorite part of the day is, this is their response:

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Each one of our amazing office managers answered that their favorite part of the day is helping patients. Each one of our office managers clearly loves their patients and what they do daily. Accident Care is incredibly lucky to have these amazing women working in our clinics.

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If you are looking to treat the office manager in your clinic, many of our office managers stated that they love a coffee to get them going in the morning.

Name: Travis Fontaine

Job Title: Chiropractor

Clinic Location(s):  Hillsboro

Where I grew up: Small town in northern Alberta, Canada called Grande Prairie.

First job I ever had: I was a merchandiser for Future Shop electronic store

If I wasn’t a chiropractor, I would be: Firefighter

Favorite Junk Food:  Oh, tough question. I’d say Oreo’s and a glass of milk. But you put Cool Ranch Doritos in front of me I wouldn’t be able to refuse.

In my free time I like to: I really enjoy doing anything active. Lately that includes walking my dog and playing frisbee with my girlfriend.

Favorite Song: “That question causes me to have anxiety. That’s a big commitment to try a pick a single favorite.”

Why I became a Chiropractor: Growing up playing sports like hockey and football, I ended up with a severe shoulder injury that was poorly managed until I came across a Chiropractor where I am from. The rest you can say is history.

Why I love what I do: Hanging out with my Girlfriend and puppy and our binge-watching sessions on Netflix.

How I feel about being the newest Chiropractor at Accident Care: In one word? Surreal. It has been a long journey of schooling to get to this point. But I am ready and excited to bring my knowledge and expertise to the community of Hillsboro.

With International Women’s Day coming up, we thought it would be fun to break down the number of women that work for Accident Care.

Of the eighty-two employees that work for Accident Care, fifty-two of them are women.

All thirteen office managers are women.

Accident Care has twenty-seven massage therapists. Twenty of the twenty-seven are women.

We also have five women chiropractors that work for Accident Care.

Happy International Women’s Day!

In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8th, we have interviewed Accident Care’s President, Dr. Alexis Lee

Why did you become a chiropractor?

I was hurt in multiple car accidents during my college years because I was driving so much during that period of time. Honestly, I tried many different types of treatment, but chiropractic care helped me the most. I was excited by the holistic and natural ways of chiropractic. With one of the Best Chiropractic Colleges located in my hometown (University of Western States) it just made sense to pursue a career in chiropractic. I’m very glad to be a part of the chiropractic profession and I hope to contribute to the overall growth and advancement of the chiropractic profession.

Why do you love what you do?

Chiropractic is wholesome and natural healthcare and I’m still amazed by the results that chiropractic care is able to deliver for our patients with little to no side effects. A career in chiropractic has been personally very rewarding for me. I’ve met and worked along with so many co-workers and colleagues who love what they do, and it doesn’t feel like work.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to read, cook, exercise like yoga or CrossFit.  Spending time with my family and friends  

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Vietnam until I was 11, since 11 I have lived in SE Portland Oregon.

When you became a chiropractor, did you ever dream that you would be president of a company this large? 

 No, when I first started out in the profession I didn’t exactly have everything mapped out.  I knew I wanted to do work on my own terms and do it my way, so to speak.  Along the way good people have come along and joined the company, and along with them we made it to where we are today. I’m honored that they continue to let me lead us and I hope to continue to lead the company to even better days.  

What are you most proud of regarding the company?

I’m very proud of the way our company handled the current pandemic. We have shown resilience in this time of uncertainty and economic hardship. We continue to show up every day for our patients and our communities.  We have shown support for each other and remained steadfast in our goals to serve our patients in a safe environment.  

What are your goals for the company?

I want to continue providing a safe and supportive workplace for all of our employees.  I want equal opportunities at Accident Care for all people regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and whatever that differences may be.  

How do you feel about being a woman in a male dominated profession?

To be honest, I don’t approach my day-to-day work from a woman perspective.  I don’t analyze problems and solutions from that perspective. I don’t say to myself because I am a woman, I see things this way or do things that way.  I continue to surround myself with hard working and respectable partners and employees and I go about my business.  I show up at work every day ready to lead and work hard.  I’ve encountered situations where I feel people tried to beat me down because I am a woman and a minority, but that’s more of their problem than it is mine.  

Do you want to get to know your doctor? Over the next couple months we will be asking all of the Accident Care doctors questions so you can get to know the person treating you!

This month we asked the doctors what their go-to junk food is, here are the results:

Dr. Alexis Lee– Carrot Cake

Dr. Eric Neumann– McDonalds

Dr. Matthew Dean– semi sweet/dark chocolate

Dr. Linda Nguyen– I don’t discriminate, I like all. But if I had to choose, Ice Cream

Dr. Matt Fryauf– Brownies

Dr. Rich Sedei– Chocolate chip cookies, Blue Bell ice cream, and honey butter chicken biscuits from Whataburger.

Dr. Darcy Tetzlaff– Chips

Dr. Christopher Eley– Pizza all the way

Dr. TJ Vanidestine– Pizza!

Dr. Ted Pagel– Strawberry cheesecake

Dr. James Vandal– Pizza – NY style, the kind that you can fold in half; 3 toppings max

Dr. Jordan Pangerl– Chips and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Dr. Raymond Leo– All the carbs! Growing up in an Italian household pasta and bread became very common comfort food. I will also never turn down a trip to Salt and Straw for ice cream!

Dr. John Carlson– Anything gummy  

Dr. Brad Chmelar– Anything with chocolate

Dr. Darren Faherty– Potato Chips

Dr. Rob D’Anna– CHOCOLATE!!! (No coconut though)

Dr. Darcy Ogloza- Fire on the Mountain chicken wings with extra-hot sauce and some bleu cheese

Dr. Chris Gosselin

Name: Dr. Chris Gosselin, DC

Job Title: Chiropractic Physician

Clinic Location(s):  Keizer, OR

Where I grew up: Binghamton, NY

First job I ever had:  Working construction laying insulation and dry wall at 14 for my uncle.

If I wasn’t a chiropractor, I would be: Marine biologist

Favorite Junk Food:  Toss up…sour gummy bears or fruit tarts

In my free time I like to: Surf, snowboard, cc ski, hike, climb, camp, triathlon, trail run

Favorite Song: My Way – Frank Sinatra

Why I became a Chiropractor:  It gives me the opportunity to help people the way my chiropractor in DC helped me.

Why I love what I do:  The human body, and the way it moves/works has always been an interest of mine.  I get to incorporate one of my personal passions into my daily work life, something many people are not able to do.

Dr. Austin Bell - Chiropractor PortlandName: Dr. Austin Bell, DC

Job Title: Chiropractic Physician

Clinic Location(s): NE Portland

Where I grew up: Lake Tapps, Washington

First job I ever had: Barista

If I wasn’t a chiropractor, I would be: a character actor on Broadway!!

Favorite Junk Food: Appetizers (ie. chips and dips, charcuterie boards, jalapeño poppers, etc.)

In my free time I like to: Adventure, especially if my dog can come

Favorite Song: Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Why I became a Chiropractor: I thought I had to choose between a medical or manual profession. Once I found out what Chiropractic could be, I knew I didn’t have to choose and could combine the power of medical knowledge with a physical, hands-on approach to healing patients.

Why I love what I do: I enjoy learning how and why things work. At my job, I get to then share my knowledge and excitement for that with others to help them thrive!

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