'Today our society is more nutritionally deficient than ever. People are lead to believe that what they are consuming will not have an effect on their health, yet nutrition related degenerative diseases continue to plague our society. In order to heal the body from afflictions of improper nutrition, one must understand the importance of an individualized nutritional program. Just as each individual is unique, each individual's healing cycle is also unique. No two nutritional programs are ever alike. Furthermore, any healing barriers must be found and handled before optimal recuperation can occur at a cellular level.'
-Dr. Ida Bergman
Education - As a professional, Dr. Ida has her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine, is a Nutritional Counselor, a Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner, and is a nationally recognized Fitness Competitor and Fitness Model.Qualifications - Dr. Ida has been a nutritional health advocate for several years. Her knowledge of health and fitness has brought her many opportunities to lecture, write, and educate. Dr. Ida's ultimate focus has become allowing the body to heal itself through eliminating nerve interference and incorporating proper nutrition.
'General adaptations are taking place in our society every day. The human body adapts to stress whether it is physical, chemical, or mental. How our bodies handle these stressors is what is concerning. What triggers adaptations such as heart disease, diabetes, syndrome X, etc.? What makes one athlete perform better than another? Why do some people get cancer and others with similar backgrounds do not? Over the years I have only found one true answer to all of the above questions and it is derived from an individual's level of nutrition. The human body cannot repair itself in the absence of key elements required by the body through nutrition. The nutritionally deficient foods that are so very readily available today do the body a tremendous disfavor by breaking down our physiologic processes and functions thus giving our bodies only two choices: adapt through disease, or die. In our office we are able to affect many lives with just a few key changes. Remove the stressors, support the body through nutrition, and the self-healing, self-regulating human body will restore and repair.'
-Dr. Jerod Bergman
Education - As a professional, Dr. Jerod holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Speed, Quickness, and Agility Trainer, a Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner, and is a Nutritional Counselor.
Qualifications - Dr. Jerod has handled pre and post surgical cases of many professional athletes in conjunction with designing training programs to enhance performance and rehabilitate injuries. This work has lead Dr. Jerod to pursue years of study in nutrition and athletic fitness and performance.
Dr. Hansen is originally from Washington Island, a small community in Door County, WI. His father worked as an insurance agent and his mother was a second grade school teacher. He chose to become a chiropractor after suffering a spinal injury riding on a “chicken bus” while he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. After returning to the U.S., Dr. Hansen visited an excellent chiropractor and received his very first adjustment. His pain was reduced 75%, and he felt great relief. He wasn’t sure of his career path after Peace Corps, but after his first experience with chiropractic, he was intrigued by its approach to health that believes in the body’s ability to heal itself without drugs or surgery.
'I enrolled in Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and graduated in June of 2008. I was fortunate to participate in some amazing opportunities during my last year at Palmer. I traveled to Bequia, St. Vincent, and Grenadines to work in a clinic abroad chiropractic mission. After graduation I worked as a chiropractic associate in Clifden, Ireland, a small town on the west coast of the country. After returning to the U.S., I took another associate position in Lakewood, WI. Later, I joined the team of doctors at Advanced Health in Rhinelander where I called home for about 3 years until the opportunity presented itself to spend a year practicing in the Netherlands.
My past experiences with chiropractic have further developed the passion I have for working with families, the elderly, and children. It will interest you to know that chiropractic is actually the fastest growing holistic form of healthcare in the world and is safe and effective for many conditions, apart from neck and back pain.
I am excited to be back in the Northwoods and would love nothing more than to support your family in living a healthier life. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about how chiropractic can help you and your children please call (715) 362-2300. We look forward to hearing from you!'
-Dr. Brian Hansen D.C.
I was born outside of Tokyo, Japan (my father was in the U.S. Air Force) and came to the United States early in my childhood. I’ve lived throughout the United States and settled in Southern Wisconsin when my father retired.
Early on, I knew I was called to be a healer/doctor. I graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison majoring in biochemistry and minoring in genetics. I quickly became frustrated with the western medicine model of “health” care taught in traditional “med school” and sought an alternative that truly addressed how to regain and maintain true health through the inherent ability of the human body to heal and be healthy if given the opportunity and proper guidance.
I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in December, 1989 and started practice in Green Bay shortly after. Eventually I partnered with a naturopath outside of Madison and practiced chiropractic and nutrition in a true health and wellness clinic. I raised four healthy and vibrant children in this setting and am now looking forward to bringing my skills and experience to northern Wisconsin.
I am excited to join the team at Advanced Health and feel I will compliment the cutting edge level of patient care found at the clinic. I believe in providing exceptional care from “cradle to grave” and facilitating a true “quality of life” by meeting and exceeding your health and wellness goals. I truly believe that the “sky's the limit” when it comes to what the human body is capable of and look forward to accompanying you on your journey to better health.
-Dr. Richard Olson, DC
Dr. Jonathan Cotter, MD
Jonathan Cotter grew up in New York City. He attended Oberlin College, where he completed a Psychobiology major, (and extra-curricular studies in music). After college, he studied Hsing-I Ch’uan internal Kung Fu, and was licensed as an instructor. His studies under Sifu Mike Patterson included tuina and acupuncture, and he went on to attend California Acupuncture College. He completed his Doctorate in Oriental Medicine, and was licensed in Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine.
He married Peggy in 1992, after which time he and his family went to the American University of the Caribbean, where he received his Master’s degree in Medical Science and his M.D. in 2001, (having completed most of his clinical training rotations in England). He completed his Family Practice Residency (University of Wisconsin, Wausau) and has been Board-certified since 2006. He has worked as a family practitioner, Emergency Room physician, and acupuncturist. Currently he is studying Functional Medicine and serving as a physician. Peggy and their five children live on a hobby farm, where Peggy practices and teaches permaculture and sustainable farming, (and does permaculture design projects and feeds everyone very well). Jon, Peggy, and their children are born-again Christians.