Dr. Lorraine Melendez
When I chose to study chiropractic, my main motivation was to share a practice with my father, whose decision to become a chiropractor was prompted by receiving tremendous benefits from chiropractic care after a serious health diagnosis. His enthusiasm for chiropractic and positive example of taking charge of his own health sparked my interest and fed my passion to follow in his footsteps.
I did not get a chance to work with my father - his illness advanced to the point where he was no longer able to practice. But when I finished my education I told him that I would be his hands, and my husband and I opened Gold Coast Chiropractic in his honor. I feel his spirit and passion with me every day as I continue his dream and vision.
My father's example of perseverance in spite of adversity has taught me to never give up. It is my passion to instill this attitude in all my patients, which is why I believe in empowering you to take charge of your own health. In fulfilling his dream I fulfill my own dream to serve others with hope and healing. I give you the benefit of 20 years experience and my own life lessons so you can make informed life-changing choices.
If you're looking to get out of pain, I can help you - maybe a lot of chiropractors can. But if you take ownership of your health, the care I can provide with integrity, love and excellence will enable you to reap the benefits of better health for the rest of your life.
Dr. Lorraine graduated from the Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles, where she also met her future husband, in 1989. She and Dr. David Melendez have operated Gold Coast Chiropractic in North County San Diego since 1990. She has three wonderful children who were all born at home and keep her very busy.