Abundant Health specializes in providing the most effective chiropractic health care.
Emphasizing preventative care to our patients and their families where ever that may be, whether in Grand Junction or Africa!!
Dr. Shalona McFarland – Chiropractor and Acupuncturist
Graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1999 and has a Doctorate of Chiropractic and Degree of Acupuncture.
The Doctor is a 2nd generation chiropractor and a native to Grand Junction. Her father is Dr. Wyatt and he has been a DC for 43 years. Shalona has been in practice now for over 11 years. She is well versed in several chiropractic techniques and works on everyone from birth to earth. There are no age limits or restrictions. She has many young patients she has been working on since they were in their mother’s wombs. She also has patients who are nearing 100 years old. She especially loves to educate her patients about nutritional choices and how to make good choices in everything they eat and in every choice they make throughout the day.
Shalona also works on animals as long as there is a veterinarian referral to see her. She works on anything that moves that does not have an engine, from dogs and cats to horses, llamas and goats. She is involved in Klemmer and Associates personal leadership seminars, she is an avid quilter, she trains and shows horses and dogs and she is a martial artist. Above all, she is a mother of 2 boys, 1 girl and happily married.
She is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Colorado Chiropractic Association and Mesa County Chiropractic Association.
Dr. McFarland is a member of the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, the NRA, and several other groups within the community.
She loves to do voluteer work and to give speeches for any occasion to help others reach greater potential in their health choices in life.
Current Staff Include:
Melanie Smith- Front Desk
Melanie was born and raised in Aguanga, California . I graduated from West Valley High School in Hemet, California, back in 1993. I have done college classes here and there at Mt. San Jacinto College. In July 2008 my family and I decided to make Grand Junction our home. I have been married to my husband since August 2005, and we have a daughter who just turned 12. I have been with Abundant Health since June 2010, and I absolutely love it! I get to be the lucky one to greet and check our patients in, and I am the cheery voice when they call in to schedule, or they have questions. When I am not working here at the clinic, I help out where I am needed. I have volunteered at Homeward Bound Shelter; I have been a Girl Scout leader with my daughter’s troop. Also I have been a stage mom for my daughter’s ballet recitals. I am active with the PTA for my daughter’s school, and I help out with her band concerts. Recently I have started my own home base business: Vantel Pearls, which I am excited about.
My Chiropractic Story by Dr. Carolyn Gochee
I am a doctor of chiropractic because I believe that Chiropractic can heal just about everything.
I became a Chiropractic patient at the age of four or five. My brother suffered from chronic ear infections and the medical doctors wanted to put tubes in his ears. My mother had read that putting tubes in a child’s ears might result in hearing loss and that Doctors of Osteopathy could get rid of the ear infections without surgery. Mom found the closest Osteopath to us in a town over an hour away. She took my brother there for a few visits and realized that the Osteopath was just adjusting my brother in a similar fashion as my Dad’s chiropractor. Mom figured she would ask the Chiropractor if he felt comfortable with adjusting my brother for his ear infections, and he did.
After my brother started seeing the chiropractor for his ear infections, my mom decided to get both my sister and myself checked out too. We might as well all be getting adjusted if we are going to be there for my brother. We didn’t have anything really wrong with us, but the Chiropractor encouraged prevention.
The Chiropractor took an X-ray and noticed that I was developing Scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine). It wasn’t bad, but he started treating it then. My scoliosis never got worse. Today I have very little lateral curvature in my spine.
I learned at a young age that Chiropractic can help with non spinal problems. My Dad started seeing the Chiropractor for sinus headaches. My brother was treated for ear infections. Later in life, I was treated for my dyslexia. Chiropractic can help with any health condition. The healing comes from within.
D.D. Palmer had it right when he stated that, *The power that makes the body, heals the body.*
Kassandra VanRoosendaal – Massage Therapist
Angelia Peña – Business Stuff
Hello. I’ve been working with Abundant Health since July 2011 as the Business Manager. I get to administer all the compliance within our office like writing checks and paying bills. I also ensure we are up to date with Federal, State, County and City rules. Additionally, I manage our social media, this web page, our blog and marketing/advertising needs. I love seeing success and knowing that all is running well. I graduated from Mesa State College with a Bachelors in Business.
I have 2 children, a boy AND a girl – what blessings! I love being a Mom and involved in all the activities. My greatest joy is watching them grow in the many areas of their life, they make me belly laugh and feel alive! I love to laugh, I value nature and I treasure socializing.
I have a great appreciation for people who improve themselves, whether it be spiritually, mentally, physically, or emotionally. You make our world a better place!
I’m Angela, a compassionate, loving and forgiving lady. I’m a Klemmer & Associates Graduate from Personal Mastery 153. Pleased to be here, for you.