Meet The Doctors

  • Dr. David Ballenger
    David Ballenger, D.C.

    Dr. Ballenger has always understood the value of having a healthy body by living an active lifestyle throughout his entire life, from growing up on a farm, participating in NCAA athletics, Army R.O.T.C, and then active duty military. After his time in the ARMY, Dr. Ballenger still felt a calling to serve

    Not originally a fan of doctor visits himself, he was skeptical about a career in healthcare. However, after injuring his neck weight lifting, he began to experience the benefits of chiropractic. He had a chiropractor examine and adjust his neck and felt the relief instantly. He continued a series of treatments for his entire spine to help adjust injuries to his body that he hadn’t even known about. After personally experiencing the benefits, Dr. Ballenger knew that he wanted to spend his life helping others get the same relief and restore the health of their bodies through chiropractic.

    With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Ballenger understands the importance of promoting the overall health and well-being of his patients. He uses the “whole person approach” by integrating the best hands-on-techniques, state of the art physiotherapy procedures and providing the most progressive and natural vitamin and mineral supplements on the market today. Dr. Ballenger is committed to helping his patients accelerate or maintain their journeys to good health.


    • Parker College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic
    • Loyola University of Maryland, B.A. in Business Administration-Management of Information Systems

    Licenses, Certifications & Affiliations:

    • Maryland State Board of Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Examiners Chiropractor with Physical Therapy Privileges, License # S01982
    • Active Release Technique Provider (ART), Certified – Full Body
    • Maryland Chiropractic Association
    • American Chiropractic Association
    • International Chiropractic Association
    • International Chiropractic Association Pediatrics Council
    • Member of Sales Promotion Association, Inc.
    • American Heart Association Certification:
      Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, both CPR and Automated External Defibrillator Program

    Memberships & Associations:

    • Chiropractor of the Baltimore Ravens
    • Member of Professional Football Chiropractic Society
    • American Chiropractic Association
    • International Chiropractors Association
    • Maryland Chiropractic Association
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  • Dr. Michael Auer

    Dr. Michael Auer has been practicing chiropractic in Maryland for over 22 years. He is a National Board and Maryland State Board Licensed Chiropractor with Physical Therapy privileges. He is a doctor with an empathetic style who listens to your concerns. One, who will work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment to return you to peak form quickly. He will take the time to explain your diagnosis, answer your questions and be sure you understand how you and your family members may benefit from chiropractic and physical therapy.

    Dr. Auer has an extensive background in fitness, exercise physiology and nutrition. His expertise is in the treatment of low back and leg pain, neck, shoulder and arm pain, headaches, sports injuries and auto or whiplash injuries. He is also a competitive runner and cyclist and understands the special needs of the athlete as well as the non-athlete. Whether you are trying to improve your athletic performance, recover from some physical trauma, or just feel more comfortable at work or in your daily life, you will find that his is gentle, safe and effective techniques provide clinically proven benefits and quick relief.

    Dr. Auer lives in Harford County with his wife, Suzanne. In his spare time he enjoys training his trick Border Collie, Lani and English Cream Golden Retrievers, Chloe and Louka, woodworking, beekeeping and playing competitive backgammon. Also, having completed several Ironman triathlons and recently the Race Across America, don’t be surprised to find him training for his next big endurance sport adventure.

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  • Frankie Bershadsky

    Born and raised in Los Angeles California, Frankie studied environmental science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After recovering from a major shoulder injury, she experienced how much massage can be used as a therapy to aid in recovery. She was then inspired to go back to school for massage at National Holistic Institute in Los Angeles.

    In addition to her massage education, she completed an intensive advanced neuromuscular therapy program and has additional training in lymphatics and oncology massage. This education gave her the training and experience to work in tandem with Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Orthopedists to help execute wellness plans for patients. Frankie specializes in pain relief using trained modalities such as trigger point therapy, soft tissue manipulation, joint mobilizations, and deep tissue techniques. Her knowledge of pathologies and compensation patterns allows her to focus on breaking down crucial knots and stretch affected areas to restore mobility while providing lasting relief.

    Frankie moved to Baltimore in the fall of 2018 and has hopes of one day owning an old farm house with lots of animals. She is determined to get to know the mountains of the east coast, loves to spend time by the ocean, snowboarding in the winter and has been practicing hot yoga for over a decade.

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