Meet the Doctors

Dr. Nicholas A. Krause  

Dr. Nick Krause   Dr. Krause founded Chiropractic First Wellness Center in 2004.   

Dr. Krause began his pre-chiropractic education at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa where he received his BS degree in Business and Computer Science. He then attended mortuary school at Kansas City Kansas Community College receiving the Robert O' Todd award for academic excellence. After six years as a Funeral Director, he wanted a change to spend more time with his family and moved to Davenport, Iowa where he attended and graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He received the John Connolly Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Graduate. 

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Dr. Tony Parks  

Dr. Tony Parks

Dr. Tony practiced through 2006 at Family Chiropractic Clinic as an independent contractor and has since joined Dr. Krause at Chiropractic First Wellness Center with his own private practice.

Dr. Tony had previously managed Crossroads Coast-to-Coast Hardware and assisted his brother-in-law with the management of Grandma's Kitchen in the Silver Lake Shopping Center.

Dr. Tony enjoys spending time with his wife, Sue and his children, Shane, Kyle and Megan. He also is an active volunteer through his church.

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Dr. Chris Hartley  

Dr. Chirs Hartley

Dr. Chris Harltey interest in health and nutrition started when he started weight training at 13 which led him to competing in bodybuilding and powerlifting competitions starting at the age of 17; to this day he still competes and judges bodybuilding competitions.

With his wife Carrie they own Perfect Fit – Fitness and Nutrition LLC. Where they help people at all levels reach their health and fitness related goals from losing a few pounds to competing at the elite level.

Outside of the health and fitness field he enjoys spending time with his wife Carrie and his 3 children: Alex, Koelton and Vyvien. They enjoy traveling, water parks, fishing and soccer.

Dr. Chris joined Chiropractic First April of 2018

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Chiropractic First Wellness Center (Dr. Nicholas Krause and Dr. Chris Hartley) and Tony Parks Chiropractic operate two separate businesses within one convenient office location and proudly serve Rochester and the surrounding areas in MN.

They both seek to improve their patients' health and wellness in all areas of their lives. The doctors enjoy treating the "whole person" in their work as chiropractors, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, usually arising from imbalances in the spinal column. Under our supervision and care, patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • ""Quick appointments, excellent front desk service, and Dr. Parks was outstanding! He explained everything and it was a nice surprise to hear he doesn't do x-rays , additional testing unless necessary. Most other places automatically do those things and just run up your bill- whether they are needed or not! Not here.. you get only what you actually need... Which for me was an excellent chiropractic experience.""
  • "" I was struggling with severe low back pain that was radiating down my leg. I was waking up in pain and advised by my provider to get injections to help with the pain. I came to Dr. Nick and now I’m walking around with days that are virtually pain free! I didn’t have to get Injections! If you are in pain, don’t wait. Make an appointment with Dr. Nick! He’s the best!!! Thank you Dr. Nick for helping me feel better!!""
    Genaida B.
  • ""The Doctors have always taken great care of me and my family. I had a major accident years ago and Dr Krause and Parks have been there all along while I have rebuilt my health. Without Chiropractic First I don’t know how I would have been able to get through it.""
    Todd G.
  • ""Dr. Chris Hartley was able to help adjust me and offer other assistance as to what other treatment is necessary for me. Taking time to talk to me about what was hurting and understanding my needs. This is why I continue to see Dr. Chris and refer friends, family to your office. THANK YOU""
    Marty H.
  • ""My back pain was why I started with chiropractic care. I had shots and pills before and didn't want them anymore. I couldn't ride in the car even a little ways let alone on a trip to see my grandkids. I gave up gardening because I couldn't bend.

    The whole office is so friendly you make friends instantly. My overall health has changed because not only is my back great, I can ride 3 hours without stopping. I'm so happy because I don't hurt. I think my whole attitude is better. Thank you!""
    Judy B.

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