Our Doctors

Dr. Amir A. Rashidian

 Amir A. Rashidian is the founder of the Mid-Atlantic Chiropractic Center. He is a graduate of The George Washington University and The National University of Health Sciences. He has Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Human Biology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Rashidian is focused on inspiring, educating, and empowering communities and businesses with the wellness knowledge needed to train their bodies to better handle stress, prevent disease, and improve the quality of life.

The Mid-Atlantic Chiropractic Center focuses on high-tech diagnostics to detect and correct disturbances in the nervous system. The mission of the center is to help build a healthier next generation by improving the health of children and parents today through drugless health solutions. The doctors at the Mid-Atlantic Chiropractic Center work with patients to eliminate the causes of disease and not merely to suppress their symptoms. The center was founded in 2006 and administers to over 15,000 patients annually.

Dr. Rashidian is the author of recently published *The StressProof Life, The Secret to Health, Wealth, and Happiness*. The book addresses the concern that every worthy endeavor in life is accompanied by a proportionate degree of stress. The number one reason people fail to reach their goals and realize their dreams is because they are not physically and emotionally equipped to handle the stress that comes with building the business and life of their dreams. Through his personal life stories growing up in the war-ridden country of Iran, along with real-life stories of his most memorable patients, he teaches the readers the secret to becoming the kind of person who is able to handle any amount of stress on that journey toward greatness. The StressProof Life is the secret to health, wealth, and happiness.

As a consultant, Dr. Rashidian has worked with 18 chiropractic practices. 16 of the practices were startup businesses that all reached profitability within the first 3 months of business. He has personally opened two very successful chiropractic practices, one of which he sold in 2009.

Dr. Rashidian is very active as a speaker and regularly speaks at corporations, conventions, and churches. He is also frequently interviewed by local TV, radio, and newspaper reporters on various topics involving drugless health solutions. He is a regular guest lecturer at the Frederick Community College for the department of psychology, medical assistants and nursing assistants programs.

Dr. Rashidian also serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity and is a major financial supporter of their local building projects. He has won multiple honors and awards including Business Leader of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year.

He is happily married to his wife of 12 years and together they have three sons and a dog.

Dr. Rashidan's Curriculum Vitae



Dr. Roberto Desena

Dr. Roberto Desena is a devoted chiropractor with a passion for empowering patients to improve all aspects of their health.  While attending New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Desena was able to treat veterans and spinal injury patients.  These experiences shaped his compassion for helping others reach their health goals. He offers drugless health solutions for neck pain, back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, and migraines.

Dr. Desena graduated in November 2016 with advanced certificates in Sports Science, Human Performance, and Custom-Made Stabilizing Orthotics. Dr. Desena is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is a member if the American Chiropractic Association. 

When not caring for his patients, Dr. Desena enjoys spending time with his friends and family in his hometown of Chambersburg, PA. He enjoys competitive sports; especially basketball.




Dr. Nicole Heatherly

Dr. Nicole Heatherly, a native of Frederick, is extremely proud to be serving in her hometown. Dr. Heatherly graduated from Towson University in Maryland with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. While obtaining her degree, Dr. Nicole worked at the Front Desk at a Chiropractic Office in Ellicott City, Maryland, where she developed a passion for Chiropractic. It was there that she decided that she wanted to become a Chiropractor. Dr. Heatherly attended the fountainhead of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

Dr. Heatherly has extensive training and experience in pregnancy, pediatrics, and overall wellness promotion. Her passion is to educate and serve the families of Frederick through neurologically-based Chiropractic care so that babies, children, and adults may live a life of greater health.

She is a member of the International Chiropractic Association and International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. In her spare time, Dr. Heatherly loves to read, hike, and spend time with her family and friends.


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