Dr Bergman was propelled into Chiropractic by a severe auto accident, with 2 broken legs, fractured skull and sternum along with several organ injuries. With great need and a passion for healing and regenerating Dr Bergman began studying the body’s recovery process. Dr. Bergman obtained his degree in Doctor of Chiropractic at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles (CCCLA), California. Dr. Bergman teaching at CCCLA: Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and 4 Chiropractic techniques: Full Spine Specific (Palmer Method), Thompson, Diversified, and Extremity Adjusting. As a past Instructor Dr. Bergman has an extensive knowledge of human anatomy and human physiology that few can match. Dr. Bergman’s practice has continued to grow serving hundreds of families, focusing on corrective and wellness care and is dedicated to pediatric development and adult health care. With Dr. Bergman’s unique approach and direct experience of recovery from severe injury, many successes can be achieved in even with the most challenging cases.
In his spare time he enjoys, sailing, biking, camping and spending time with his 2 sons Michael and Danny. Dr. Bergman has been Serving Huntington Beach and its surrounding communities since May 1998. Dr. Bergman was born and raised in Burbank California. After graduating at 16 years old from John Burroughs High. School, he did his prerequisite studies in Santa Barbara, California.
Dr. DeWitt is a Vanderbilt University graduate who earned a full athletic scholarship after his first semester. He went on to become the starting defensive end for the next four years and was awarded The Wade Looney Award for outstanding work ethic. He continued his football career with the NFL Houston Oilers, NFL Europe Champion Scottish Claymores, Montreal Alouettes of the CFL, San Francisco Demons of the XFL, and several teams in the AFL including three seasons with the LA Avengers.
Today, Dr DeWitt is working as a Board Certified Chiropractor with Dr Bergman. He graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He has competed in the Ballroom Dance Charity Event "Dancing for Tomorrow's Stars" and has been featured on the Real OC health segment on KOCE.
He has been married for over 14 years to his lovely wife, Cathy, and they have three phenomenal dogs, Murphy, Ginger and Maggie.
Growing up in Seattle, WA, Dr Michael VanDerschelden (Dr Mike) was an avid snowboarder and tennis player. In high school, he and his younger brother teamed up in doubles to place top 5 in state. Dr Mike graduated with a kinesiology and pre-dental degree with the plan of following in his father’s footsteps and being a dentist. When he realized dentistry wasn’t the profession for him, he moved to Southern California. That is where he discovered the profession of Chiropractic and found his calling.
Dr Mike got his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Having shadowed and being mentored by some of the most respected doctors of his profession while he was in school, Dr Bergman being one of them, he began to realize just how intelligent and amazing the human body was.
Dr. Mike has a love for the outdoors, exercising, nutrition, following his Seattle sports teams, and spending time with his friends and family. He also enjoys being a mentor to his younger brother, Alex, whom is following Dr. Mike’s footsteps in going to school to become a Chiropractor.
My husband Rich and I have 3 amazing children Jeremy 20, Josh 17 and Julia 6. I enjoy spending time with my family watching a good movie, a walk on the beach and BBQ. My interest was peaked on the benefits on Chiropractic when I heard Dr Bergman speak at a lunch & learn at my previous employer. About a month later my daughter Julia who is a gymnast was complaining about a pain in her neck and I immediately remembered Dr. Bergman. After 6 months of being adjusted and educated on chiropractic I knew I needed to be a part of this team and share my love for chiropractic. I have had the opportunity to witness amazing health results. Patients have shared their extraordinary results from reducing or eliminating blood pressure medication to children no longer living with chronic ear infections. My son Josh has had asthma since an infant since he has been a patient of Dr Bergman he is no longer taking anti-biotics, an inhaler and steroids. I look forward to helping families reach their full health potential thru natural chiropractic.
Hi, I'm Melissa and I’m excited to be one the newer additions to the Bergman family. I was introduced to Dr. Bergman's office through a friend about a year ago, and what really struck my interest in Dr. Bergman's office was that he actually found the root cause on my health concerns. I had been to different Chiropractors in the past but Dr. Bergman did more than treat my symptoms, he fixed the problem. Naturally, I was even more excited to have the pleasure of being a part of his team. I have a background working with school aged children with learning disabilities and it's always brought me great joy to be able to make a difference in people's lives. Naturally, seeing how Dr. Bergman has helped many children through natural chiropractic care and make a significant difference in each and every one of their lives is something that I look forward to seeing every day and is very exciting. I look forward to continuing to be a part of such a wonderful office.
Hi, my name is Laurie, my husband, Jesse, and I moved to Orange County 20 years ago from LA. My Daughter, Vanessa, and her family followed, I have 2 perfect Grandchildren. I have always been into nutrition, however, since I have been working with my Brother, Dr. Bergman, I have learned so much.
I saw the treatment he gave our Mom, she had a healthier, longer, and better quality life because of his knowledge and compassion. I see first-handamazing results everyday. Chiropractic, nutrition, and happiness are the keys to a Healthy Life!
I love being a part of this Office and Dynamic Team.
Chiropractic Assistant/Marketing Director/Office Tech Guru/... and Most importantly... Future Chiropractor!
I'm the son of Dr. John Bergman, you might have seen me running around the office making flyers, fixing computers, and/or helping my father. I have many duties which I perform at Bergman Family Chiropractic, but the most important is becoming a future chiropractor. I plan to continue the tradition of chiropractic in our family, which will add a whole new meaning to Bergman "Family" Chiropractic. :) I'm currently attending Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles to get my Doctorate in Chiropractic. Even though I have many years until my doctorate will be completed I look forward to the day I can work along side my father... Father and Son chiropractors.... changing the world one spine at a time!!
Many people have asked me why I've chosen chiropractic as my profession. Well, all I can say is WHY NOT?!!!! What other professions give you the opportunity to see the life force of the body released and restored through the simple movement of bones? What other profession allows you to help people achieve optimal health without the use of drugs or surgery? What other profession offers the chance to change the lives of every single person on the planet?!!!!
So, in about 5 years I'll be done with my doctorate and you'll see me right next to my father, adjusting hundreds of people and seeing incredible miracles of healing occur everyday.