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Meet The Team

Meet the practitioners of Team Health Care Clinic, PC. We provide a more complete offering of practitioners and services in the field of natural, drug- and surgery-free health care than anywhere else in the state of Minnesota. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.

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Jay P. Bertsch, D.C.

Jay P Bertsch, DC

Jay P Bertsch, DC

“I became a chiropractor because it is the health profession most congruent with my philosophy of helping people lead healthier lives. Helping to alleviate pain is great, but even more satisfying is when patients do things they never have done before, or thought they had to give up. To be the best doctor I can be for every patient, I know that relying on my years of experience is not enough. That is why I am committed to the ongoing study of the latest in treatment and research concerning an optimally functioning body. Every visit I strive to serve patients in a manner that brings them closer to being truly healthy. At Team Health Care we are blessed to have doctors and therapists from different specialties. We work as a team by directing patients to whoever will help them the most, utilizing each other’s gifts and abilities for the betterment of every patient who walks through our door.”

Dr. Jay Bertsch has post graduate training in treating dizziness and balance disorders and imbalances affecting the brain and neurotransmitters. He has an interest in treating brain based disorders including ADD/HD, Autism, and post concussion. Dr. Jay has extensive training in the NAET Allergy Elimination Technique and has helped many of our patients with allergies and allergy-related illnesses. Dr. Jay also has extensive experience in treating serious disc problems. He has been regularly involved with FANA, a non-profit organization that helps connect adoption families with needy orphans in Colombia, South America. Dr. Jay, his wife Patti, and their 3 children live in Ramsey.

Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Doctorate, 1990
College of St. Thomas, Undergraduate studies, 1983-86

Postgraduate studies: NAET Allergy Elimination, Dizziness and Vestibular Rehabilitation, Brain and Neurotransmitters, McKenzie Neck and Lower Back Rehabilitation, Carrick Institute for Functional Neurology Interactive Metronome Home Certification


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Joseph Bertsch, D.C.

Joe Bertsch, DC

Joseph Bertsch, D.C.

“I knew I wanted to be in the health care field even as a child. As I explored the different options, chiropractic care was the perfect fit for my philosophy on health. I am even more energized about our mission now than I was when I started practice. In those days, it often felt like we chiropractors were whistling in the dark. There just wasn’t as much interest in non-traditional treatments. Now, as a nation, we are looking for other options besides medication and surgery. While they have their place, I believe holistic care should come first, with medications and surgery the “alternative” when natural methods aren’t enough. By offering the many natural treatment options that we do at Team Health Care Clinic, PC, we can help the body draw from its innate ability to heal itself. It’s an exciting time to be in practice and I am so thankful that God has placed me with such a committed
team, each of whom shares my vision.”

Dr. Joe Bertsch has post doctorate training in treating balance, dizziness, and vestibular disorders. He also has training in brain-based therapy for conditions such as ADD/ADHD, asperger’s and depression. He holds free community education classes to educate people on how to take charge of their health by making better lifestyle choices and becoming active participants in their own health care program. Dr. Joe and his wife Therese are busy raising 5 healthy and active children in Andover.

Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Doctorate, 1990
College of St. Thomas, Undergraduate studies, 1983-86

Post Doctorate Studies: Balance, Dizziness and Vestibular Disorders, Brain Based Therapies for ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, and Depression


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Timothy Bertsch, D.C., D.A.B.C.I.

Tim Bertsch, DC DABCI

Timothy Bertsch, D.C., D.A.B.C.I.

“I was never treated by a chiropractor prior to my first day at chiropractic school. As I learned about the chiropractic philosophy and lifestyle, it made perfect sense, and I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. I like to think I am a bit of a teacher myself- helping my patients to learn more and take charge of their health as a result. The biggest reward for me is giving someone their life back by helping to restore their health. How many places get to see people enter the office with a cane or walker and leave without it? It is just one example of how people’s lives can be changed when they come to this clinic. I’m glad to be a part of that.”

Dr. Tim Bertsch has extensive training and experience in treating internal disorders using a functional medicine approach including applying nutrition, diet and natural health products rather than drugs. There are less than a few hundred of these highly trained doctors in the country so we are blessed to have Dr. Tim on our team! When he’s not at the clinic, you might catch him swinging his clubs at various golf courses around town.

American Board of Chiropractic Internists, Diplomate, 2000
Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Doctorate, 1984
College of St. Thomas, Undergraduate studies, 1977-1980


Erik Starr, D.C.

Erik Starr, D.C.

Erik Starr, D.C.

“I’ve known that I wanted to be a chiropractor for many years. I had the privilege of growing up in a home where chiropractic was our primary health care. My parents and grandmother had a large influence in getting me where I am today as I’ve received chiropractic care ever since I was born. My desire to be in this profession really took hold during these years growing up under the care of chiropractors. It was a natural fit for me as I aspired to be part of a health care system that is holistic and patient-centered. Being a chiropractor allows me to use my God-given gifts and passions to serve others with my hands. Alleviating pain, improving function and educating patients on how to live a healthier lifestyle is what drives me every day to bring the best care I can as part of a well-rounded team of providers at Team Health Care Clinic, PC.”

Dr. Erik Starr has special interest in neurology and has accumulated many hours of post doctorate training in in this area. Dr. Starr is working towards his Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology. He has a passion for helping patients with neurological and brain-based disorders and brain injuries including dizziness, vertigo and balance, ADD/HD, Autism and Asperger’s, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury and post-concussive disorders.

When not in the clinic or furthering his education, you can find Dr. Starr spending time with his family and friends, playing or watching volleyball, coaching basketball, and rooting for Minnesota sports teams. Dr. Starr and his wife Lexi currently reside in Andover.

University of Western States, Doctorate, 2016, Summa Cum Laude
University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Undergraduate studies, 2010-2013, Summa Cum Laude

Post Graduate Studies: Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Functional Neurology Seminars, Traumatic brain injury, Concussions, Dizziness/Vertigo, Balance and Movement Disorders, ADD/HD, Autism, Asperger’s, Anxiety, Depression.


Richard Leach, M.D.

Richard Leach, M.D.

Richard Leach, M.D.

“I’ve always had an interest in science, anatomy, biochemistry and how the human body works. When looking at a health problem from the patient’s perspective- how it affects their daily life, what they have tried in the past, what they hope to achieve- I draw from a lot of information before I make recommendations for treatment and lifestyle change. I enjoy educating patients about healthy lifestyles and then seeing improvement in their well-being and function. I am continually fascinated by the positive results acupuncture brings to people. I think what this clinic offers to patients is a very comprehensive evaluation and assessment by utilizing modalities from a number of disciplines such as chiropractic, physical therapy, alternative and allopathic medicine.”

Dr. Leach is very active and exercises “for fun.” He has run marathons, lifts weights, swims and likes to do inline skating. He also recommends exercise to his patients as the “most important thing you can do” for your body.

Loma Linda University Medical School, MD, 1986
MS in Biochemistry 1984 Board Certified AAFP since 1990
(American Academy of Family Practice)
Fellow AAFP
American Academy of Acupuncture, 1996, Certification


Tiffany Watson, N.P.

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Tiffany Watson, N.P.

“I have known that I wanted to be in the medical profession since I was in high school because I’ve always been interested in the way the human body works and wanted to do something to help other people. I originally went to school to become a registered nurse and during that time I decided that I wanted to be a nurse practitioner. After practicing as a RN for eight years I became a nurse practitioner with a specialty in family practice. During my NP program I realized that over and above treating people’s symptoms, I wanted to help people attain optimal health by discovering the cause of the symptoms; thereby treating the problem itself. Everyone here at Team Health Care Clinic shares this same philosophy.”

Tiffany has a graduate degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. During her eight years as an RN, she worked primarily in critical care units. At Team Health Care Clinic she will be practicing as a primary care provider for patients of all ages.

Tiffany lives in St. Michael with her husband, Eric and their two children. In her free time she enjoys getting together with family and friends.

Simmons College, School of Nursing & Health Sciences, Masters of Science in Nursing
Minnesota State University Moorhead, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Anoka Ramsey Community College, Associates Degree in Nursing
American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Certified


Jennie Zeiss, P.A.C.

Jennie Zeiss

Jennie Zeiss, P.A.C.

Jennie Zeiss has worked in healthcare for 15 years as a physician assistant and has extensive experience providing orthopedic care. She will diagnose and treat patients with orthopedic and musculoskeletal problems.

“I am very interested in the combination of westernized medicine and non-westernized medicine. I was trained in westernized medicine but I don’t think that it is always the best solution for patients. Through some family illnesses I discovered that there are so many things other than westernized medicine that help take care of the full person. Working at Team Health Care Clinic I feel like I can provide the best benefits for patients because of all the complementary therapies that are offered. Not only are the people here great, they offer a really wide range of treatment options including physical therapy and chiropractic which is a big benefit to patients. I think it’s important that people take initiative of their own healthcare.”

Jennie has two children and enjoys traveling , doing outside activities and spending time with her family. She also likes to participate in half marathons, marathons and triathlons.

Idaho State University, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
Gustavus Aldophus College, Bachelor of Science; Biology
Moorhead State University, Athletic Training Degree


Andrea Newport, P.T.

Andrea Newport, PT

Andrea Newport, P.T.

“When I first experienced physical therapy it was as a patient. I had knee reconstructive surgery and 4 months of physical therapy so I had first hand experience with it and I was hooked! I love the interaction with people and helping them to achieve a better quality of life. Empowering a patient by giving her the tools she needs to maintain that level of health and well-being is very rewarding. What I like most about Team Health Care Clinic, PC is working with the other practitioners to develop a program that works best for our patients needs. We have such a great variety of treatment choices here to offer our patients!”

Andrea has had continued training in muscle energy techniques, strain counterstrain, kinesiotaping, and Interactive Metronome.

Andrea lives in Ham Lake with her husband Dan and 2 daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family.

College of St. Catherine, Masters in Physical Therapy, 1999:
B.A., Exercise Science, 1997

Graston Technique Provider, 2016


Maria Eyberg, P.T.

Maria Eyberg, PT

Maria Eyberg, P.T.

“Everybody deserves to live a life that is free from pain and disability. That is what I find most rewarding about the work I do- helping our patients meet their goals to be free from pain and be active again. Since I was quite young, I had a desire to work with and help individuals with disabilities. Helping patients become healthy and active again is something that I look forward to, and teaching people how to maintain that level of health on their own is very satisfying. That is one of the things I like best about the approach here- rather than treating a part of the body or focusing on just the symptoms- we treat the whole person, and people actually become healthier as a result.”

Maria has extensive experience in pediatric physical therapy vestibular rehabilitation, balance/gait training, and orthopedic issues. She loves exercising, playing sports, and really enjoys spending time with kids, especially coaching children’s sports.

College of St. Catherine, Masters in Physical Therapy, 1998:
Undergraduate studies in Biology and Applied Science, 1992-1996

Continuing Education: Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Vestibular and Balance Disorders, Gait Analysis and Treatment, Orthotics, Kinesiotaping, Muscle Energy techniques for healing, Sports Injuries and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation.


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