Brandi Rashidian-Clinic Director
Brandi grew up in the Midwest with chiropractic care as a part of her normal wellness regime, so it is no surprise that she ended up marrying one of the 3 most skilled Chiropractic Physicians this area has ever seen. Brandi and Dr. Amir have been married for 14 years and have 3 active little boys. Brandi and Dr. Amir started Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center together 13 years ago and have really loved becoming an integral part of the Frederick Community. When Brandi isn’t taking care of the boys or the Clinic, she really enjoys sharing her gift of hospitality. She is known for hosting dinners and parties for the Clinic staff, family, and friends even sometimes at a moment’s notice. She has also been found using her skills and talents in the area of event planning assisting non-profits such as Habitat For Humanity of Frederick County and also Grace Community Church where they attend regularly as a family. She truly has a passion for Chiropractic and loves hearing patient’s share stories of their success. When asked to give one piece of advice for individuals new to chiropractic care she said this, “Don’t let chiropractic care be your last resort. I have seen so many people suffer for far too long that could have been helped far sooner than they were otherwise. I have heard so many people over the years say, I wish I would have come sooner. One problem is that most of us are willing to spend a lot of money on the next big “quick fix” but the reality is that sometimes it takes time to achieve our health goals. Stop listening to the naysayers and just be willing to do something you have never done and maybe you will get the results you have never gotten! You deserve to be happy, healthy, and pain free”
Kadi Englehart - Clinical Coordinator
My name is Kadi Englehart and I joined the team in January 2015. I am the Clinical Coordinator for the office and a registered Chiropractic Assistant. I came from the nursing world where I was an LPN for 2.5 years. After graduating as Valedictorian of my class, I spent my time working in nursing homes where I watched the people I cared for get sicker and sicker. Since joining the team, it has been such a breath of fresh air to see my patients get better! I wake up every day excited to change the world through chiropractic. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biobehavioral Health from Penn State University. I completed my Master’s degree in Public Health in September 2016 after maintaining President's List throughout the duration of the program, and I love how well chiropractic and public health align! (Align, like your spine, get it??) Getting chiropractic care is the best way to improve health and prevent disease and I love watching patients grow healthier and healthier with each adjustment. I love spending time with my husband, learning, coffee (you need a lot to get through grad school), and being outdoors. I am here to answer your questions and provide you with a welcoming experience every time you come to the office.
Kristen Willard - Front Desk Assistant
Kristen joined the team in March of 2017. Kristen received her Associates Degree in Medical Assisting through FCC where she graduated with honors. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. Kristen enjoys seeing her patients' smiles and hearing their stories of how their care has improved their lives. She looks forward to continuing to see her patients improve their health and achieve their goals. Kristen is originally from California and moved to Maryland 10 years ago. Her favorite thing about living in Maryland is the changing seasons; she is one of those unique individuals who especially enjoy Maryland winters! She enjoys getting back to visit family and spending time with her husband.Prior to joining the team and receiving care, Kristen experienced severe pain and tingling all throughout her legs and feet, with occasional tingling throughout the entire body. The pain was so severe that it made the simplest things nearly impossible. On one occasion, she was trying to grocery shop and the pain became so overwhelming that she became nauseous and barley made it out of the store before she collapsed. She had to wear compression braces daily just to walk. After seeing medical doctor after medical doctor, and being told they don’t know what is wrong and "sometimes things just happen" and they don’t know why, she began to give up hope. After her first adjustment the tingling was gone. The pain is gone more days than not, but when she is having a bad day the pain intensity has still decreased by 85%. She no longer has to wear braces daily and has started getting back to the thing she enjoys, such as exercising and shopping. She is truly grateful for the life-changing effects chiropractic has had in her life, and loves helping others reach their goals as well.
Stacey Gadbois - Front Desk Coordinator
Stacey joined the team in June 2019 after she and her family made Frederick their permanent home a year prior. After moving often for her husband’s military career, she and her family are excited to settle in such a vibrant community. Second to health and wellness, Stacey is passionate about kids and animals. She has served on the Parent Teacher Association Board of her daughter's school for the past 5 years and after rescuing 4 pets of her own, she recently became a driver for a local animal rescue. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.
Stacey completed her Associate of Science, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) degree in 1998 and her Bachelor of Health Administration degree in 2008. She worked as a PTA for over 10 years and in the administrative side of healthcare for nearly 7 years. She enjoys nothing more than helping others improve their health and wellness so they can live their best life!
Chiropractic care has been an integral part of Stacey's health and wellness regime for over 10 years, helping her decrease pain, increase her immune system, promote energy, and balance her central nervous system. Stacey believes that chiropractic care is a way of life and that all spines deserve to be well cared for.
Stacey looks forward to helping others reach their health and wellness goals and is dedicated to making your experience a warm and welcoming one!
McKaila Heims - Clinical Assistant
McKaila joined the team in July of 2019. She is currently working towards receiving her Chiropractic Assistant Certification. She then plans to continue her education by getting her degree in Radiology. After graduating from Catoctin High School, McKaila jumped right into the work force where she worked as a behavior technician providing Applied Behavior Analysis with autistic children. McKaila is so excited to come into work everyday and make a positive impact on our patients! McKaila loves to be outdoors spending her time with her black lab and her fiancé!
Since starting regular chiropractic adjustments, McKaila has noticed a positive change in her overall quality of life and improved stress management. McKaila recognizes the importance of chiropractic care in maintaining one’s wellness and was excited to share this opportunity with some of her family members who now experience the same benefits.
Mary Strippey - Clinical Assistant
Mary started her medical career in the pharmacy field about 5 years prior to joining our team in August 2019. She was fascinated and curious to learn all she could about pharmaceuticals and how they help people with different medical conditions. Mary worked in a retail pharmacy setting for 2 years and decided she wanted to do more so she took the necessary steps to becoming qualified to work in a hospital setting. As her skills grew, so did her knowledge. She kept up with news and articles in the field which really opened her eyes to the growing opioid epidemic. She decided she wanted to work in a field that focused on ways to actually fix pain problems instead of just using pain management medications. She found our practice and jumped on the opportunity to join our team. She is now working towards being a Chiropractic Assistant.
Mary enjoys any time with friends and family, from relaxing to going on a new adventure. She is really enjoying getting to know our patients and loves hearing about progress and little victories from each person!
Jessie Locker - Front Desk Coordinator
Jessie started at Mid Atlantic Chiropractic in August 2019 after recently relocating to Frederick. Prior to moving to the area, she was on staff at a church in New Hampshire overseeing both kids and youth. She loves being with people and has a strong desire to see transformation take place in their lives. This is a huge reason why she has loved being on our team at Mid Atlantic. She enjoys seeing patients constantly making strides to better themselves and loves that we get to be a small piece of their health journey. In her free time she enjoys adventuring with her husband Doug, building her plant family, and doing puzzles.