Dr.Mary BrechtelDC, DACBN, CACCP
Dr. Mary Brechtel came to Galveston in 1998 upon graduating from Texas Chiropractic College (TCC), where in addition to her regular studies she completed a spine surgery rotation at UTMB. During her stay in Galveston, she became endeared with Galveston County and its people and decided to open her first practice on Stewart Road (Malott Chiropractic - 6511 Stewart Rd. Suite 7). After 13 years of practice Dr. Brechtel had built her own custom-built clinic just a few block from her original location. This change of location precipitated the name change to HealthMatters Chiropractic. She chose this name because she wanted the name to reflected her mission statement-that your health matters to us.
In the past, Dr. Brechtel has shared office space with Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Podiatrist Specialists and approaches health as a balance of natural and western medicine perspectives. Dr. Brechtel is a Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist* and certified in Pediatric Chiropractic**. She was voted UTMB's outstanding Complementary and Alternative Medicine Provider and serves as an Associate Professor in Family Medicine at UTMB . Her clinic serves as a site visit location for both medical students (UTMB) and chiropractic students (Texas Chiropractic College). Dr. Brechtel is also Certified in Acupuncture and incorporates it and nutrition into her daily practice. Dr. Brechtel owns and operates HerbalQuest Nutrition Store on the Island.
*American Clinical Board of Nutrition. **Certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics.
Dr. Melanie Massare is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College and has been with HealthMatters Chiropractic for 7 years. In addition to her skills in chiropractic she is Certified in Acupuncture and is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP), both of which she utilizes daily in the practice. She practices using multiple techniques that allow her to best select the methods each individual needs for their care.