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 patients 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.”
Kristen Willard - Front Desk Assistant
Kristen joined the team in March of 2017. Kristen received her associate’s degree in Medical Assisting through FCC where she graduated with honors. She also is a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. Kristen enjoys seeing how chiropractic care has improved the lives of her patients. She looks forward to continuing to see her patients achieve their goals and improve their health. Kristen is originally from California and moved to Maryland 13 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 barely 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 did not know what was wrong and "sometimes things just happen" and they do not know why she began to give up hope. After her first adjustment, the tingling was gone. The pain has subsided for the most part, but even her worst day is 85% better than it used to be. She no longer has to wear braces daily and has started getting back to the things 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.
Sophia Like - Billing Assistant
My name is Sophia Like and I joined the team officially in January of 2020. I am the Administrative Assistant and have worked in the medical administration world since 2013. I have an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and started out in daycare. However, after having children I decided to go back to school for Medical Administration. I started my journey under chiropractic care when I was 9 years old after a back injury and found Mid-Atlantic Chiropractic in 2010 during my first pregnancy. I have a great passion for caring for others and I enjoy watching our patients’ health and lives improve every day.
Chiropractic has changed my life in so many ways, the biggest of which is my health. I have struggled with headaches since I was a young girl, and over time, they progressed to migraines. In 2014 I was living with chronic migraines that would sometimes last for weeks. After following my chiropractic care plan, my migraines have almost completely stopped.
When my children and I are not being adjusted, we enjoy reading, bike rides, singing, and laughing. I have been told my laugh is contagious and it may even be part of the reason I was hired. Brandi likes to say I was hired because I laugh at her jokes. Regardless of the reason, I am blessed and so grateful to be part of this team!
Kira Jahrling - Front Desk Coordinator
Kira joined the team in June of 2021. Kira studied psychology and animal sciences at the University of Maryland College Park, and then moved on to study at the Penn Foster Institute where she obtained her certification as a Veterinary Assistant. Kira has had a passion for helping animals her entire life, but recently realized her love for helping people also! She is now back in school at Frederick Community College, pursuing her degree to become a Registered Nurse.
After a serious back injury during her competitive dancing years nearly 10 years ago. She has experienced chronic lower back and sciatic pain. After receiving chiropractic care herself this past year, she realized how big of an impact it can have on her life and the lives of those around her. Thanks to chiropractic, she is now back to being able to exercise daily and experience mostly pain-free days!
When she is not at work or doing schoolwork, she loves to read, exercise, and play with her kitten, Sylvester. She is very excited to see first-hand how chiropractic care positively influences the lives of our patients and to be a part of their journeys.