Kelly Hammerbeck is a native of North Carolina, where she was born and raised. She lived and worked there until recently, when she and her family relocated to Boise, Idaho. Kelly is a graduate of Duke University School of Nursing where she obtained her advanced degree in Nursing, and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2016. For 13 years prior to that, she worked in various intensive care units as a Registered Nurse. She met her husband, Eric, and was married in 2009. They are proud parents of 2 beautiful daughters. Kelly brings an abundance of experience to Align. She has managed chronically and acutely ill patients in the hospital setting as a hospitalist provider. Additionally, she worked as a primary care provider in the outpatient setting before moving onto a job in Urgent Care prior to her move to Boise.
Kelly has a passion for empowering patients to manage their health, through education encompassing disease prevention and overall health promotion. Kelly believes that genuinely listening to her patients, reaffirming their concerns, and reassurance pave the path to success. She firmly believes that the provider/patient relationship is a collaborative one in which decisions regarding care plans should be understood and agreed upon by both parties. Additionally, she firmly adheres to the belief that “good health starts from within”, that positive change always takes work, and is not always found in a pill or potion. Lifestyle modifications, and a patient’s motivation for change are the keys to success. We as providers are only catalysts to aid in a patient’s journey to health and wellness. Wellness is not just a lab result or number; but is a dynamic principle which encompasses the body, mind, and spirit.
Kelly sincerely cares about her patients’ outcomes and is excited to accompany the citizens of Meridian, Boise, and the surrounding areas on their journey to optimal health and wellness in the coming months and years through a more “functional” approach to medical care.
In her spare time, Kelly loves spending time with her family including their 3 dogs! She enjoys being outdoors (working in the yard, with flowers, and gardening) as well as ATV riding, biking, exploring, rafting, and camping (just to name a few) with her family. She enjoys athletics; primarily playing tennis, jogging, and watching college basketball (Go Duke Blue Devils!). She also regularly beats her husband at ping pong!
Her 3 most favorite things in the world are random hugs, kisses, and “I Love You’s” from her daughters, exceptional deep tissue massages, and random acts of kindness.
Dr. Chad Woolner was raised in Portland, Oregon where he began his college studies originally in preparation to enter dental school. During his prerequisite schooling he and his wife were involved in an auto accident. His wife sustained whiplash injuries and began seeing a local chiropractor. As he accompanied his wife to her appointments he was amazed to see how chiropractic helped his wife. It didn’t take him long to decide that chiropractic was exactly what he wanted to do. After finishing undergraduate schooling, he applied to chiropractic college. Dr. Woolner graduated from the University of Western States in December 2008 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. After graduation, he moved to the Meridian area with his wife and children.
Dr. Woolner has done post graduate studies in the management of whiplash injuries, clinical nutrition and is a graduate of the Kalish Institute, one of the premier post graduate training programs for functional medicine. He is also a graduate of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. He is a member of the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians.
Dr. Allen and his family moved to the treasure valley back in 2002 after graduating from chiropractic college. They put down their roots in Meridian in 2003 and have loved living in this beautiful part of Idaho. Dr Allen Enjoys spending time with his family, camping, fishing, and just about anything in the outdoors. He also enjoys an active role in his community volunteering his talents in the BSA scouting program, leading church youth groups, and serving as president of his neighborhood association.
Dr Allen was introduced (drug by his wife) to Meridian Crossfit in 2013 and has been hooked ever since (he drank the Kool-aide). He and his wife have enjoyed learning Crossfit, making many friends in this community, sponsoring/treating competitive Crossfit athletes, and even participating in a few competitions themselves.
Dr. Allen loves helping people get out of pain but, he especially loves helping people create vibrant optimal health in their lives. He is an accomplished chiropractic physician and has treated thousands of residents in the Treasure Valley for more than 13 years. During the past nine years he has spent hundreds of hours training in the specialty of weight loss, lifestyle and nutrition.