Meet the Van Family Chiropractic Team
Erin Van Veldhuizen
DC, BSN, RN, DACNB, DCN, DCBCN, CCCN, CCTT
Doctor of Chiropractic and Registered Nurse
Dr. Erin graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Health Professions. Dr. Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Anatomy and a Bachelors of Science in Health and Wellness. Dr. Erin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX with her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). She was named Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities for three consecutive years. In 2014, Dr. Erin earned her Diplomate in functional neurology from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB). The DACNB achievement means that Dr. Erin has over 300 hours in post-graduate functional neurology training and passed rigorous boards and practical exams. Additionally, she has a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (DCN) from the American Association of Integrative Medicine and a Diplomate from the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (CBCN). She has additional certifications in Gluten Practitioner (CGP), Clinical Chiropractic Neurology (CCCN), and camera thermography technician from the International Association of Camera Thermologists (IACT).
Parker College of Chiropractic’s Alumni Association named Dr. Erin the Young Alumni of the Year in 2008. Dr. Erin has served as the treasurer for Parker College’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. She served as an adjunct faculty member for over five years at Brookhaven College teaching Anatomy & Physiology. Dr. Erin has also assisted teaching in technique labs at Parker University. She speaks for many organizations, health care professionals, and graduate students on topics of women’s health, disease prevention, nutrition and lifestyle, neurological conditions and prevention, supplementation and diet, physiological aspects of disease, and many more.
Dr. Erin has worked in healthcare for over half of her life. Her past titles have included: CNA (Certified Nurse’s Assistant), PCT (Patient Care Technician), Telemetry Technician, Honor’s Program Student director for an NIH-directed grant that was published in Parasite Neurobiology, Professor Assistant and Lab Assistant in undergraduate and graduate school, and Honor’s Program Chiropractic Intern. Dr. Erin has over 500 hours of training in functional medicine and over 500 hours of training in functional neurology.
Dr. Erin focuses on functional medicine, functional neurology and neurological rehab, camera thermography and women’s health, prenatal and pediatric care, cranial adjusting, soft tissue rehabilitation, and allergy elimination. Her practices emphasize whole-body wellness and corrective care. Dr. Erin is passionate about helping ALL patients receive safe and natural care for the whole body and whole family. She values communication and education in order to help patients understand their role in their health and the CAUSE of their symptoms or conditions.
Dr. Erin also founded Women’s Natural Health Center in order to serve women and offer female-centered health. Women’s Natural Health Center is dedicated to Women Caring for Women. In this facet of her practice she is offering one of the leading breast cancer risk assessment tools and knowledge for women. Dr. Erin is co-founder of Innovative Health and Wellness Group with Brandon Brock, DNP, NP-C, DC. In this practice, Dr. Erin and Dr. Brock emphasize finding the CAUSE of symptoms and conditions, in addition to offering medical services and advisement when needed.
Dr. Erin is a proud wife and mother of two handsome boys: Jonah and Luke.
Dr. Nisreen Tayebjee
Dr. Nisreen Tayebjee graduated from Parker University in Dallas, TX. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, she moved to Chicago, IL in 2001 to pursue a career in pharmacy. It was not until her life was directly transformed by chiropractic care did she decide to feed her passion in whole-body wellness. Specifically, Dr. Nisreen was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. Since then, autoimmunity, women’s health and endocrine dysfunction have become areas of emphasis. In addition, Dr. Nisreen has found her passion within Chiropractic in functional neurology and nutrition. She has completed over 150 hours in postgraduate neurology diplomate studies. Furthermore, Dr. Nisreen has worked with physical rehabilitation of a wide range of conditions stemming from concussions, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, dystonia, headache and migraines while leading a team of healthcare professionals at a nationally recognized brain rehabilitation health center.
Dr. Nisreen completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received her Bachelor’s in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. During her time at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she was one of two undergraduate students to receive a grant from the National Science Foundation to perform a reforestation study in Veracruz, Mexico. Upon returning from Mexico with samples, Nisreen continued her research as a primary investigator in DNA analysis, sequencing and cloning of mycorrhizal fungi at the Pritzker DNA laboratory at the Field Museum in Chicago. With her research background she recognizes the importance of implementing evidence based care in her mission to help people discover their full potential through optimal health via chiropractic care and loving service. Nisreen is devoted to serving and helping others live a more fulfilling life and firmly believes in doing so by leading by example. She has adopted a healthy and balanced lifestyle and perseveres to continue improving and growing while helping others do the same.
Dr. Nisreen has served on a chiropractic mission trips to places such as El Salvador. This experience broadened her awareness and cultural background and understands first hand the need for chiropractic care outside of the United States. It is this experience, along with her various travels that has fueled her passion in working with underserved populations and spreading the chiropractic word across the globe. Furthermore, Dr. Nisreen loves immersing herself in different cultures, while developing her language skills. At the present moment, she is refining her Spanish and already fluently speaks, Gujrati, Hindi, Urdu and Swahili.
Lastly, Dr. Nisreen is certified in various chiropractic techniques, applied kinesiology, taping, strength and conditioning, and active and passive rehabilitation therapies. Dr. Nisreen proudly serves the Dallas and surrounding communities and is available to speak at engagements.
I graduated from Temple High School. I earned a basketball scholarship to McClennan Community College in 1988. I attended The Bryman College in Phoenix, AZ for Medical Assistant in 1991 and obtained a diploma. I worked for Scott and White Hospital in Temple TX for 5 years as an EKG technician. I performed EKG’s, stress test, thalluium stress test, and assisted in stress Echo’s. I moved to Dallas in 1995 and worked as an EKG technician for Medical City of Dallas for one year.
Then started working at Mattel Toys a toy distribution center for 14 years. I worked as clamp truck driver for 9 years, and then was promoted to a lead person for 5 years. During that time I participated in Lean Six Sigma and part of the safety committee. After years of service in a warehouse, I went back to school. I attended Anthem College in Irving Texas for 2 years. I received my Associates of Applied Science and I am a member of American Medical Technology as a Registered Medical Assistant.
Taurean is a former Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist who specialized in the development of children with autism and related disorders. As an ABA therapist, he has learned to analyze situations rapidly and adapt to them accordingly.
After five years of working with patients diagnosed with developmental disorders, Taurean has become interested in the various and complimentary methods by which he can help people in need of medical assistance Taurean loves learning and serving patients. He currently is enrolled at Brookhaven College to pursue his medical assistant certification.
Taurean is outgoing, loving, passionate, and determined. He genuinely enjoys people and loves to meet new people. In his free time, Taurean loves to spend time with his beautiful wife and daughter.
Joel Brandon Brock
DNP-C, NP-C, BSN, MSN, BSN, RN, DC, DCM, DCN, DAAIM, BCIM, DCBCN, DACNB, FICC
Doctor of Nursing Practice-Certified, Medical Director of Innovative Health and Wellness, Van Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center, and Women’s Natural Health Center, Clinical Instructor for Functional Neurology Seminars, Diplomate, Neurology, Conventional Medicine, Nutrition and Integrative Medicine
Dr. Brandon Brock is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, chiropractor and a functional neurology diplomate with multiple clinical interests, including internal medicine, nutrition, wellness, neuroscience and quality improvement research. In Dallas Texas, he serves as a staff clinician at multiple locations. Along with being a clinician, Dr. Brock has a passion for lecturing and providing learners with didactic and academic skills in a way that is easy to digest, comprehend and utilize in a clinical setting. He has developed a multitude of multidisciplinary hours of curriculum pertaining to neurology, nutrition, physical diagnosis, pharmacology, immunology, and endocrinology. This has impacted students of multiple educational and clinical backgrounds, including medical doctors, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, nutritionists, health coaches and acupuncturists. He also does lay lectures to the public about how to encompass health and understanding regarding wellness and general health.
Dr. Brock enjoys teaching as well as providing education and support to facilitate learning for multiple groups and agencies. This includes state association meetings to governmental panels. Dr. Brock also develops material and lectures for Functional Neurology Seminars, an educational program along with material at DrBrockLectures.com. He is currently a lecturer at the Institute of Osteopathic Science and is the vice president of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR) and a board member of the American Academy of Integrative Medicine (AAIM). He is also a lecturer for TAP Integrative.
Dr. Brock received the most outstanding functional neurology teacher of the year from the ACA council of Neurology four years straight and two times from IAFNR (International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation). Recently Dr. Brock received the humanitarian award as a result of his research on injured military and traumatic brain injury from IAFNR. He is also the honorable recipient of the prestigious Living Legacy Award from Samford Universities Ida Moffett School Nursing in 2015. He holds diplomate status in Neurology, Conventional Medicine, Nutrition, Integrative Medicine, and a fellowship from the International College of Chiropractors.
Ultimately you can typically find him spending time with his wife Tara or his children, Addy, Zoey, Kennedy and Conner. They all love to travel, read, learn, and live life. Dr. Brock’s wife is a fantastic individual and is a health coach student, and Dr. Brock points out that Tara is the best and most grounded thing in his life, along with his kids, co-workers and friends.