Chiropractic

Jay P. Bertsch, D.C.

“I became a chiropractor because it is the health profession most congruent with my philosophy of helping people lead healthier lives. Helping to alleviate pain is great, but even more satisfying is when patients do things they never have done before, or thought they had to give up. To be the best doctor I can be for every patient, I know that relying on my years of experience is not enough. That is why I am committed to the ongoing study of the latest in treatment and research concerning an optimally functioning body. Every visit I strive to serve patients in a manner that brings them closer to being truly healthy. At Team Health Care we are blessed to have doctors and therapists from different specialties. We work as a team by directing patients to whoever will help them the most, utilizing each other’s gifts and abilities for the betterment of every patient who walks through our door.”

Dr. Jay has more than 300 hours of post-graduate studies in neurology with an emphasis in dizziness and balance disorders, ADD, ADHD, concussion, migraines, anxiety, sleep disorders and others. He has extensive experience in treating serious disc problems. Since 1998 Dr. Jay has helped countless patients with allergies using NAET technique.

He has been regularly involved with connecting adoptive families with needy orphans in Columbia through the FANA orphanage.

Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Doctorate, 1990
College of St. Thomas, Undergraduate studies, 1983-86

Postgraduate studies: NAET Allergy Elimination, Dizziness and Vestibular Rehabilitation, Brain and Neurotransmitters, McKenzie Neck and Lower Back Rehabilitation, Carrick Institute for Functional Neurology Interactive Metronome Home Certification

Joseph Bertsch, D.C.

“I knew I wanted to be in the health care field even as a child. As I explored the different options, chiropractic care was the perfect fit for my philosophy on health. I am even more energized about our mission now than I was when I started practice. In those days, it often felt like we chiropractors were whistling in the dark. There just wasn’t as much interest in non-traditional treatments. Now, as a nation, we are looking for other options besides medication and surgery. While they have their place, I believe holistic care should come first, with medications and surgery the “alternative” when natural methods aren’t enough. By offering the many natural treatment options that we do at Team Health Care Clinic, PC, we can help the body draw from its innate ability to heal itself. It’s an exciting time to be in practice and I am so thankful that God has placed me with such a committed
team, each of whom shares my vision.”

Dr. Joe Bertsch has post doctorate training in treating balance, dizziness, and vestibular disorders. He also has training in brain-based therapy for conditions such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s and depression. He holds free community education classes to educate people on how to take charge of their health by making better lifestyle choices and becoming active participants in their own health care program. Dr. Joe and his wife, Therese, are busy raising five healthy and active children in Andover.

Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Doctorate, 1990
College of St. Thomas, Undergraduate studies, 1983-86

Post Doctorate Studies: Balance, Dizziness and Vestibular Disorders, Brain Based Therapies for ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, and Depression

Timothy Bertsch, D.C., D.A.B.C.I.

“I was never treated by a chiropractor prior to my first day at chiropractic school. As I learned about the chiropractic philosophy and lifestyle, it made perfect sense, and I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. I like to think I am a bit of a teacher myself- helping my patients to learn more and take charge of their health as a result. The biggest reward for me is giving someone their life back by helping to restore their health. How many places get to see people enter the office with a cane or walker and leave without it? It is just one example of how people’s lives can be changed when they come to this clinic. I’m glad to be a part of that.”

Dr. Tim Bertsch was awarded  Board Certification as a Clinical Internist in 2000.  He has extensive training and experience in treating internal disorders using a functional medicine approach including applying nutrition, diet and natural health products rather than drugs. There are less than a few hundred of these highly trained doctors in the country so we are blessed to have Dr. Tim on our team! When he’s not at the clinic, you might catch him swinging his clubs at various golf courses around town.

American Board of Chiropractic Internists, Diplomate, 2000
Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Doctorate, 1984
College of St. Thomas, Undergraduate studies, 1977-1980

Erik Starr, D.C.

“I’ve known that I wanted to be a chiropractor for many years. I had the privilege of growing up in a home where chiropractic was our primary health care. My parents and grandmother had a large influence in getting me where I am today as I’ve received chiropractic care ever since I was born. My desire to be in this profession really took hold during these years growing up under the care of chiropractors. It was a natural fit for me as I aspired to be part of a health care system that is holistic and patient-centered. Being a chiropractor allows me to use my God-given gifts and passions to serve others with my hands. Alleviating pain, improving function and educating patients on how to live a healthier lifestyle is what drives me every day to bring the best care I can as part of a well-rounded team of providers at Team Health Care Clinic.”

Dr. Erik Starr is passionate about chiropractic neurology and has accumulated over 300 hours of post doctorate training in in this area. Dr. Starr is working towards his Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology. He has a gift for helping patients with neurological and brain-based disorders and brain injuries including dizziness, vertigo and balance, ADD, ADHD, Autism and Asperger’s, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury and post-concussive disorders.

When not in the clinic or furthering his education, you can find Dr. Starr spending time with his family and friends, playing or watching volleyball, coaching basketball, and rooting for Minnesota sports teams. Dr. Starr and his wife, Lexi, reside in Andover.

University of Western States, Doctorate, 2016, Summa Cum Laude
University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Undergraduate studies, 2010-2013, Summa Cum Laude

Post Graduate Studies: Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Functional Neurology Seminars, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussions, Dizziness/Vertigo, Balance and Movement Disorders, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, Anxiety, Depression.

Haley A. Bertsch, D.C.

“As the daughter of Dr. Joe Bertsch and the niece of Drs. Jay and Tim Bertsch, I truly grew up in a chiropractic family. Chiropractic care to remove nerve interference, nutrition, exercise, prayerful meditation; it’s part of my DNA. I wanted to join the health care providers leading people to sustained wellness so more people could receive the lifestyle that I was raised in. I love reminding people of how the human body is amazingly designed and I try to encourage them that it’s never too late or too early to start getting well. Our bodies want to get well if we can remove the factors that are interfering with our innate design.

Through my chiropractic training, I knew I needed to make my career my own by specializing in the areas I was most passionate about. I found my passion when I routinely saw chiropractors helping pregnant patients have painless deliveries, breach babies turning naturally through use of the Webster technique, childhood ear infections, colic and reflux going away. After having these experiences, I knew I had to be a provider that helped women and children in the chiropractic lifestyle.”

In addition to receiving the Webster Technique certification, Dr. Haley Bertsch has received certifications in acupuncture and nutrition. These certifications are tremendous therapies that help support a natural lifestyle for men and women of all ages. 

In her free time Haley, loves playing volleyball, running and staying active. She also enjoys cooking and baking which goes hand in hand with her interest in the science of nutrition.

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Doctorate, 2018, Summa Cum Laude and Top 10 in her graduating class.

University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Undergraduate studies, 2012-2015, Magna Cum Laude

Certified in Acupuncture by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2018
Certified in Webster Technique (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), 2017
Certified in nutrition through Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2016