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Dr. Kris Anderson, DC, MS

Past President

North Dakota Chiropractic Association

Dr. Kris Anderson graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport campus with his DC degree in 2007. He followed that with a master’s Fellowship in Clinical Research at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, where he attained his MS degree in 2010. In 2012, Dr. Anderson joined his wife, Dr. Stacy Hallgren, in her practice in Grand Forks, ND, and they continue to operate Performance Chiropractic together. In 2018, Dr. Anderson began work with Valley Community Health Center, now Spectra Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), to add chiropractic services to their scope of practice. He became their first DC, splitting his time between private practice and Spectra Health. In his role with Spectra Health, he continues seeking new treatment pathways for underserved communities, those who typically lack access to chiropractic services, and especially those in non-traditional living environments or treatment programs for substance use or other disorders. Beyond patient care, Dr. Anderson serves the chiropractic profession in multiple other ways. He has been a board member of the ND Chiropractic Association (NDCA), including serving as president from 2019-2021, and continues to represent the NDCA in various ways as the Insurance Liaison. He was honored as the NDCA Chiropractor of the Year in 2019. Dr. Anderson has twice served on the State of ND Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ subcommittees to draft rules and regulations for the Chiropractic Practice Act, once for dry needling and the other for certified chiropractic clinical assistants. Additionally, Dr. Anderson has been a member of the Clinical Compass Board since 2018, now serving as Vice-Chair.

Since 2019, Dr. Anderson has represented the ACA as the Advisor for the American Medical Association (AMA)/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Healthcare Professionals Advisory Committee (HCPAC). His experience in health policy has led to opportunities to represent the profession at national meetings convened by organizations such as CMS and PCORI. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the ACA Health Policy and Advocacy Commission and serves multiple subcommittees as either chair or member. He became the House of Delegates Alternate Delegate for ND in 2022 and is a member of the ACA Governors Advisory Cabinet (GAC) and the ACA-PAC Capitol Club.

In addition to the NDCA, Clinical Compass, and ACA, Dr. Anderson is a member of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), the North American Spine Society (NASS), the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where he maintains an active supporting credential as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is also a Certified Medical Examiner. Dr. Anderson’s commitment to research has followed him from his fellowship into his practice setting. He maintains an ongoing collaboration with colleagues at multiple chiropractic institutions, which has resulted in multiple publications and posters at research conferences. He has contributed to public health with work with the ND State University School of Nursing on a tobacco cessation project and as a grantee of the ND Department of Health to improve hypertension and pre-diabetes identification and management in chiropractic practice. He is also a peer reviewer. Dr. Anderson and his wife, Stacy, have four children and live on a small hobby ranch in rural Grand Forks County, ND. They are members of their local Lions Club International Chapter and serve their community in various other ways as well, such as church council and coaching youth sports. They enjoy spending time with family, working on their hobby ranch with their many animals, camping, and being outdoors as much as possible.