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Dr. Alex Fennelly
Dr. Fennelly has recently moved to the Flathead Valley to provide quality Chiropractic care for friends, family and those in need of specialized care. Dr. Fennelly attended college at the Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Science and Kinesiology. Her Chiropractic education was completed at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
She completed extensive post graduate studies learning the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic. Graduating from the Troxell Intern Program, she has over 2,000+ hours of additional study where she learned and taught the Gonstead system to fellow students.
She also has post graduate studies in pediatrics and maternal care, holistic nutrition and extremity adjusting. In October, 2010, she went on a mission trip to serve the people of Madagascar. Her preceptorship was completed at Wellness Montana with Dr. Kimberly Anderson of Bozeman.
Dr. Fennelly is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed in the State of Montana. She is a member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.
Dr. Fennelly is one of the few chiropractors that specializes in the Gonstead System of chiropractic. This brings a unique Chiropractic adjustment to the area, which provides a gentle, effective approach to renewed health and relief of discomfort for the entire family. She also has a special interest in pediatrics and maternal care. She is continuing her post graduate studies in both the Gonstead system and functional medicine.
Dr. Sampson Fennelly
Dr. Sampson Fennelly of Kalispell has opened a clinic in the Flathead Valley to provide quality Chiropractic care for friends, family and those in need of specialized care. Dr. Fennelly attended college at the Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Development. His Chiropractic education was completed at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
He completed extensive post graduate studies learning as well as teaching the Gonstead System of Chiropractic. In October, 2010 he went on a mission trip to serve the people of Madagascar, visiting leprosy colonies, orphanages and local towns.
Dr. Fennelly is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is also a member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society and the Montana Chiropractic Association. He is licensed in the state of Montana.
Dr. Fennelly is one of the very few chiropractors that specialize in the Gonstead System of chiropractic, not only the technique but the entire method/analysis. This brings a unique Chiropractic adjustment to the area, which provides a very specific, gentle effective approach to renewed health and relief of discomfort and ailment for the entire family. He also has a special interest in not just treatment but wellness and preventative care. He is continuing his post graduate studies in the Gonstead system.
Dr. Alex and Dr. Sampson currently live in Kalispell with their two pug puppies, Payton and Gracie, and their chocolate lab, Louie. Together they enjoy camping, hiking and rafting and fly fishing.
Dr. Jordan Biertzer
Dr. Biertzer grew up in Cedar Rapids, IA, and recently moved to the Flathead Valley in early 2018. She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, and throughout her time at Palmer, the experiences she had and people she met continued to re-instill the importance and necessity for chiropractic care. Throughout her career at Palmer, Dr. Jordan was active in many extracurricular groups with efforts to expand her mindset and skill set to better equip the community with effective and specific chiropractic care. Dr. Jordan was a part of the Troxell Intern Program throughout most of her time at Palmer, where she gained immense clinical growth in the hands on analysis and adjusting of the spine using the Gonstead System. Having Gonstead in her tool belt, gives Dr. Jordan the confidence that her analysis and adjustment will not only be gentle and specific, but highly effective. Dr. Jordan has the affinity for incorporating awareness and education towards what health truly is, and hopes to better equip the community with what The Wellness Way has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, biking, reading, and being outdoors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anywhere from 30 minutes to two (2) hours depending on the patient. This allows for a thorough review of your history; a physical examination; and any lab testing deemed necessary. We also allow ample time for you to ask questions.
Yes. Most new patient evaluations involve several doctors and/or nurses.
Some of the charges are billable to insurance. Exams, x-rays, and chiropractic manipulations (aka adjustments) are billable to insurance but coverage depends on your individual policy. It is the patient’s responsibility to contact their insurance company to verify what chiropractic coverage is in place (in-network or out-of-network depending upon which insurance company you have coverage with).
Functional medicine or nutrition services are not billable to insurance at this time.
Lab work results are very important and will typically assist the doctor in determining the plan of care. If prior lab work has not been completed, our doctors may recommend lab testing at your first appointment. This typically involves blood work or test kits.
Several lab companies offer insurance billing and others are cash only. If insurance billing IS available, the lab company will bill the lab to insurance, but it will be your responsibly to check your insurance coverage. If labs are necessary, additional testing and billing options will be discussed at the time the patient receives the lab.
Most patients with nutritional health concerns will have supplements recommended. Each supplement is chosen for the patient for a specific reason based upon the symptoms described to the doctor, as well as the results of any lab testing. The doctor will get into further details about the supplements ordered for you at your second appointment.
The intent is always for the patient to eventually lessen the number and/or dosage of supplements, but the timeline for this is different for each patient and is based upon the improvement of the patient’s condition over time. Often improvements are seen by 3-6 months and again at 9-12 months, however, results may take longer if patient fails to implement the dietary recommendations.
Due to Quality control, all Supplements are non refundable.
After we receive your test results, we will call you to set up your next appointment. At this appointment, the doctor will go over your test results, your plan of care, and give you an estimate for length of care.
The billing department will meet with you to discuss financial aspects and discounted plans. Plans range from $900 to $2,500. Follow up appointments will be scheduled. These may include, but are not limited to, follow ups with the doctor, chiropractic adjustments, and dietary consultations.
Based on your signs and symptoms, X-rays may need to be completed as well as orthopedic testing. After the first few appointments, you will receive a doctor’s report. The doctor’s report will include information about your x-rays and a recommended plan of care. Adjustments will begin within the first few appointments. At this point, if you would like, you can speak with a member of our billing department about chiropractic care plans.