As a chiropractic physician and acupuncturist, I want my patients to feel comfortable with the plan of care that is presented to them. To do this I explain what the diagnosis is and the treatment plan that is suggested. I also let them know how long I anticipate before they will achieve the goal they are looking for with the treatments. I feel it is important all the patients questions are answered before care begins.
Born in Slayton, MN, Dr. Van Dam grew up in a small farming community in southwestern Minnesota. Dr. Van Dam earned a B.S. in Biology from South Dakota State University. He went on to graduate from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN. After college he purchased a small town chiropractic clinic in Winchester, IL where he practiced for 7 years. He loved the people and his practice in Illinois but the need to be closer to family in the region prompted a change. An opportunity for another doctor to manage his practice in Illinois became available to allow Dr. Van Dam to relocate to Fargo. He started Van Dam Chiropractic in July 2005. Dr. Van Dam is married to his wife Shyrlee and they have 3 children Hannah, Cameron and, Evan. He enjoys spending time with his children, golfing and riding motorcycle. He is involved in local community groups including Fargo/Moorhead Rotary. Dr. Van Dam is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He's a member and Vie President of the North Dakota Chiropractic Association. He is licensed to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota. Along with being a Doctor of Chiropractic he is also a certified Acupuncturist and certified in the Webster Technique, which is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment for pregnant women that allows the baby to get into the best position for birth.