Amanda Armington, DC
Dr. Amanda Armington is a chiropractic physician at the University of Western States Health Center. She enjoys overseeing patient care on campus, integrating her love of chiropractic with teaching and mentoring chiropractic interns through the clinic internship series. Her chiropractic interests include prenatal care, family practice and nutrition. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in human nutrition and functional medicine at UWS. She also enjoys being very active in the UWS campus community. She serves on several committees as a faculty mentor and student club advisor, as well as a facilitator in the mind body medicine elective. Dr. Armington earned her doctor of chiropractic degree from UWS (WSCC).
Outside of work, Dr. Armington spends time with her husband and two kids, enjoying the many perks of being an Oregonian, rain or shine!
Jaci Bergstrom, DC
Dr. Jaci Bergstrom is a chiropractic physician at the University of Western States Health Center. Dr. Bergstrom started at the clinic in 2018. She decided to shift her focus from private practice to the instructional side of chiropractic. Dr. Bergstrom feels this has been a great transition that has allowed her to incorporate her passion for chiropractic into the lives of the students as they pursue their dreams of providing care to their future patients.
Dr. Bergstrom graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn. in 2001. From there she has worked as an associate for much of her career. She was also owner of a practice in Fargo, ND for five years prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Bergstrom received her Master of Arts in Management from St. Scholastica University in Duluth, Minn. in 2004. Throughout the course of practice, Dr. Bergstrom has truly enjoyed providing patient care and education on chiropractic, exercise, posture awareness and healthy habits.
In her free time, Dr. Bergstrom enjoy spending time with her husband and three-year-old son. She also tries to spend time being outdoors, exercising, cooking and traveling.
Doug Davies, DC, CCWP
Dr. Doug Davies is a graduate of University of Western States (WSCC 2004 cum laude). After graduation, Dr. Davies remained in the Portland area, first as an associate at City Chiropractic, and then in private practice at the Art of Chiropractic in Gresham, Ore. Further education in health and wellness was achieved through the ICA Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (CCWP). Dr. Davies uses that as a foundation to promote optimal health in his patients. He began working with University of Western States in 2016 as a relief clinician and in summer 2018 became a chiropractic physician at the University of Western States Health Center. He continues to run his private practice in Gresham part-time bringing that experience to the educational setting.
Dr. Davies, a former Canadian Football League player, is married with two children and one grandchild. When not in clinic Dr. Davies enjoys fine art water media painting. Currently he is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, working out and riding motorcycles.
Lorraine Ginter, DC
Dr. Lorraine Ginter received her Bachelor of Science in biology from University of California, East Bay in 1996. She attended the Holistic Health Institute in San Francisco and graduated with a holistic health educator and practitioner certificate in 1979, and graduated from UWS in 1988 with a doctor of chiropractic degree. Dr. Ginter is board eligible for a diplomate in internal medicine. She also has additional training in Graston technique, kinseiotaping, enzyme therapy and primary care practice. She has been engaged in clinical teaching at UWS since 1991.
Dr. Ginter’s work in the University of Western States Health Center combines her passions of clinical teaching and patient care. In her work as a chiropractic physician she mentors and supervises interns in the final two years of their education as they treat patients in the clinic. Dr. Ginter has a particular interest in treating the whole person, which means evaluating and addressing the patient’s primary concern, as well as taking a holistic approach by evaluating for and minimizing risk factors for illness and encouraging optimal health through nutritional and lifestyle support.
Dr. Ginter maintains balance in her own life by engaging in activities with family and friends. She particularly enjoys interests that bring her closer to nature, which include gardening, bird watching and creating fiber art pieces through quilting and applique (check out her wool labyrinths in the UWS library)! She also maintains an active meditation and walking practice.
Craig Kawaoka, DC, DACBSP, CSCS
Dr. Kawaoka has his diplomate from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician as well as being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has been a medical director, team doctor or on medical staff for various organizations and events in professional, amateur, collegiate and high school athletics. Dr. Kawaoka has done preclinical, clinical and post graduate instruction, centering on sports medicine.
Ryan Ondick, DC, CCSP
Dr. Ryan Ondick has worked in the UWS clinic system since 2008 as a chiropractic physician. He mentors and supervises 3rd and 4th year interns as they develop their clinical skills. Dr. Ondick also assists students as a sports medicine and outreach supervisor which involves overseeing the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients throughout the greater Portland metro area. In 2007, Dr. Ondick obtained his Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) certification from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.
Dr. Ondick is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys archery, lacrosse, running and the diverse beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Kathryn Ross, DC
Dr. Kathryn Ross is a chiropractic physician at the University of Western States Health Center. She graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2009 after receiving her bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minn. Like many who land in the Pacific Northwest, she stayed and practiced in an integrative health clinic with naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists and massage therapists in NE Portland until she started working at UWS in 2016. Her employment as a chiropractic physician combines mentoring and training interns with her love of helping patients achieve a healthier, pain-free lifestyle. Her chiropractic interests include prenatal, post-partum and pediatric care, as well as sports injuries and rehabilitation.
As a former competitive gymnast and figure skater, Dr. Ross also continues to be involved in a local gymnastics club, coaching and organizing strength and conditioning programs for the athletes. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest and spending time on the water wakeboarding, skiing or paddleboarding with her husband and two children.