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About Michelle Brannick, DC


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Dr. Michelle Brannick is a licensed Chiropractic Physician in Illinois, is a graduate of National University of Health Science in Lombard, IL where she earned her degree in Chiropractic Medicine. Dr. Brannick also has a doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Washington state and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, with minors in Physics and Statistics. Dr. Brannick is licensed to practice as a Naturopathic Phisician in the State of Vermont. Because Illinois does not yet license Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Brannick cannot identify herself as Michelle Brannick ND or otherwise use the title Naturopathic Physician in IL. However, on Nov. 2, 2007 the Illinois legislature passed House Resolution 416 which provides for the study of Naturopathic Medicine and such study is the first step toward licensure in Illinois.

In addition to being a licensed Chiropractic Physician with extensive training in Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Brannick has 18 years experience in practicing body work and holds a nationally recognized certificate in massage therapy. Because Illinois licensed Chiropractic Physicians may use massage therapy to treat chiropractic patients, Dr. Brannick does not a Massage Therapy License in Illinois.

Dr. Brannick has a deep passion for natural medicine that is exemplified by the way she lives her life and the way she practices medicine. She is the mother of 2 children ages 8 and 11. The birth of her second child brought her the beautiful experience of an underwater homebirth. Both of her children were nursed on demand for 2 plus years. Her children have been raised completely naturopathic in that they have never had an antibiotic or a pharmaceutical drug. They have been through a couple of childhood diseases all that were treated by natural medicine safely and effectively. Dr. Brannick herself is energetic and vital. She feels it is their diet that sustains her and her family to enjoy a healthy life and have the energy to achieve many goals.

Dr. Brannick is an avid reader and stays abreast of recent developments in all aspects of natural medicine. When you meet Dr. Brannick she will give you her utmost attention and focus of the cause of your illness rather than simply treat the symptoms. She is dedicated to improving your health and will work with you to restore your health. Dr. Brannick is married to Kevin Brannick, an Illinois licensed Professional Counselor, who has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy. D). They work together to treat your physical and mental health naturally!

Dr. Brannick is affiliated with MacNeal Hospital Residency Program. She supervises rotating medical residents in her clinic to educate and integrate future allopathic doctors in natural medicine.

Formal Education
9/02 -
National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL
  • Entered with advanced standing status.
  • Chiropractic Physician
  • Passes State Board Exams 2003
  • Licensed 2004
9/97 -
Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
  • Naturopathic Physician
  • Naturopathic medicine program including 2 years of clinical education as a primary care physician.
  • Passed National Board Exams 8/2002 and 8/1999
  • Licensed (VT) in 2002
2/90 -
Baltimore School of Massage, Baltimore, MD
  • 500 Hour Massage Therapy Program
  • Nationally Certified 1999
9/81 -
University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Major in Mathematics/Statistics, minor in Physics


Professional Affiliations
  • Illinois Chiropractic Society ( 2005
  • Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians (ILANP) 2003 (Boardmember and Treasurer)
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)2000
  • American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA 1990)
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