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Meet Dr. Erik Isaacson

Mother Knows Best…

headshot of dr erikDr. Erik Isaacson says that, according to his mother, he announced at the age of three that he wanted to be a chiropractor. “I have no idea where I would have gotten that from, but my mother reminded me of this when I was in high school and there was a vocational week, a what-do-you-want-to-do-with-your-life kind of thing,” says Dr. Isaacson. “I did a little investigating about chiropractors, talked to a few people and did some reading. I liked what I saw and that was the beginning.”

Dr. Isaacson, who got his chiropractic degree at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis, says, “the more I learned about chiropractic, the more it made sense to me.”

Chiropractic Education

After attaining prerequisites for chiropractic college at Virginia, MN, Community College and North Dakota State University, Dr. Isaacson began his journey through chiropractic college. The more he learned and studied, the more he realized this was the life path for him.

“Chiropractic care just made sense. I wasn’t being taught how to pump the patients’ bodies full of man-made medicines, but helping people heal in the most natural way possible,” says Dr. Isaacson.

Dr. Isaacson opened his practice in a middle-class, blue-collar town of about 15,000 people. For almost 25 years, he has helped family, friends, and neighbors feel better. “I don’t harp and demand my patients come back numerous times a week, just to guarantee myself a paycheck,” he says. “I am very open and honest with everyone about treatment plans, expectations of self-care and maintenance or supportive care program. I feel my patients have responded appreciatively to this type of care.”

A trusted member of the Mandan community, Dr. Isaacson especially enjoys watching families grow. “It’s very rewarding living in a small town and being involved in the community. I have treated infants to great-grandparents and they all have a different story. When my cell phone rings on a weekend, I’m either getting invited to someone’s barbecue or it’s an emergency call. Either way, it’s satisfying.”

Dr. Isaacson is also a supporter of his community. He is a member of the Mandan Progress Organization. He supports the hockey clubs both in Bismarck and Mandan by donating to their building projects. Dr. Isaacson is a member of the North Dakota Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, Elks Club and has been a a past board member and coach for the Mandan Hockey Club, local homeowners association board member, and served on the Ducks Unlimited committees over the years.

When he’s not cheering for his kids in their various activities, Dr. Isaacson enjoys spending time on the Missouri River, camping, traveling, tinkering in his garage, playing in the backyard, motorcycle riding and hunting. He is a do-it-yourselfer and frequently has several projects going on at one time.

Dr. Isaacson, who plays men’s league hockey, is a fan of University of North Dakota and the Minnesota Wild hockey teams.

“My kids are the best example of my chiropractic lifestyle,” says Dr. Isaacson. “It’s not unusual for them to get stiff and sore after some of their strenuous activities. I’m proud that they come to me first before reaching for the bottle of Ibuprofen.”

Dr. Isaacson keeps himself in shape by playing men’s league hockey, hunting, swimming and yard work. “I’m a real person, just like my patients, and I try to relate to everyone on an honest level. Not everyone is as active as they should be, but with support and encouragement, we can all live a healthier, happier life.”

Get Started Today

We hope you consider putting the health of your family in my hands. Contact our Mandan office today so that Mandan Chiropractic Clinic can help you take your first step toward better health.”

Dr. Erik Isaacson | (701) 663-0480