Beverly L. Harger, DC, DACBR
Dr. Beverly Harger is a chiropractic radiologist with more than 26 years of clinical experience. In 1992, she completed her radiology residency at University of Western States (formerly WSCC) and attained her diplomate status from the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (ACBR). Her influential mentors were Dr. Appa Anderson (the first chiropractic radiologist and who started the radiology resident program at UWS – formerly WSCC) and Dr. Cynthia Peterson, Harger’s residency director.
She is the director of the MS in diagnostic imaging (MS-DI) as well as the clinical radiologist for the University of Western States. She believes that the radiologist is an integral part of the patient’s healthcare team and, therefore, should have direct communication with the doctor. In addition to her role as radiologist, she enjoys teaching post-graduate courses on imaging. As director of the residency in diagnostic imaging she is directly involved in training the next generation of chiropractic radiologists. When she is not in the proverbial dark room of the radiologist, she enjoys most outdoor activities except weeding.
Melinda Novak, DC, MS, DACBR
Dr. Melinda Novak is a chiropractic musculoskeletal sonographer at the University of Western States (UWS). She completed her diagnostic imaging residency at UWS and is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. During her residency, Dr. Novak completed a Master of Science degree in Diagnostic Imaging with her thesis research on the topic of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound is of particular interest to Dr. Novak and she has completed extensive training in performing and interpreting these imaging studies. She is currently accepting referrals for diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound exams and values being a part of the team caring for our patients. In her free time, Dr. Novak enjoys spending time with her golden retriever, Pete, as well as sailing, kayaking, and hiking.