Chiropractic Plus Team

The Chiropractic Plus staff provides quality chiropractic care in Thornton, Northglenn, Federal Heights, Westminster and Commerce City, Colorado. Stop by or call us today 303-254-8430 to set-up your next appointment.

For over three decades our staff have been providing quality chiropractic care to Thornton, Colorado and surrounding areas. Since our humble beginnings, we have grown the practice to one of the largest chiropractic care facilities in Colorado. Although a large facility, we have developed a team, which is ready to serve your every need. Our patients say they feel like they are a part of our family.


Dr. Pat Ray

Dr. Pat Ray, D.C.


Dr. Ray is a Native Coloradan and a 1987 Graduate of Western States Chiropractic College where he graduated Valedictorian. After graduation, he began his own private practice. Today,  over 30 years later, he has a well-established practice with a dedicated team of professionals ready to serve his patients every need. His goals for his patients are not only relief care, he also strives to empower them with the tools and strategies they need to increase energy, vitality, and quality of life. Using scientifically based processes that are founded on 5 core principles of health development and armed with the facts he has had great clinical success for literally tens of thousands of extremely satisfied patients. His patients realize that he is all about service and he truly cares. He often hears from his patients that they feel like they are a part of his family.

His practice is affiliated with the group, Maximized Living. Together, they are a network of over 1,000 doctors, some of which have written books that have been on the New York Times Best Selling Authors list. The doctors of Maximized Living work on multiple continents, and have engaged in partnerships with first tier organizations such as USA Wrestling and The Billion Soul Initiative. Together they have embarked on a global initiative to educate and change the way health care is viewed and delivered.

Dr. Ray is a keynote speaker and local educational expert for The American Consumer Education Foundation. As such, Dr. Ray has been providing educational programs to community groups, corporations, schools, medical facilities and membership organizations for many years now. Dr. Ray served as a board member of the Colorado Chiropractic Association for 8 years.

Dr. Kimberly Starr Doney

Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Starr learned the value of chiropractic care after a car accident during adolescence, from which she suffered migraines and back pain. She always admired the holistic approach to healthcare and due to her experience, has dedicated her life to bringing that approach to families of the Thornton area.

She was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dr. Starr attended Florida Atlantic University, where she completed her undergraduate degree with a Bachelors in Exercise science and Health promotion and played collegiate softball.  After graduating from FAU, she moved up to Port Orange, Florida to attend chiropractic school at Palmer College of Chiropractic. At Palmer she was heavily involved in pediatrics club, Maxliving doctor prep, Gonstead and Pettibon Technique clubs and attended weekend seminars to further develop her skills.

In her free time, she enjoys working out, traveling, and hiking with her Chorkie dog Clarence Junior.

Dr. Starr is very eager to begin serving the people of Thornton and also the surrounding communities. She looks forward to meeting you and your family and hope to help your become a better you!

Dr. Tom McNulty
Dr. Pat Ray

Dr. Andrew Branski, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Andrew Baranski was originally enticed by chiropractic after suffering from debilitating back pain in high school prior to the start of his senior football season. After becoming a patient in an office in Elkton, Maryland he experienced not only a relief from pain, but increased athletic performance that lead to all-state honors in football and wrestling. During his junior season of college football he again began to experience pain in his mid-back that traveled down both of his arms and hindered his on field performance. He began chiropractic treatment again and was relieved of his pain and noticed he was reaching a more optimal state of human functioning. It was then that he decided that he would become a chiropractor.

At Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida Dr. Andrew learned of the true healing power of the body. Every disease and ailment  known to man has been healed by the body before at some point of time in human history. The key to unlocking the bodies true health and healing potential was through optimizing brain function, and the most efficient way to do so was by optimizing the energetic pathways through the spine. 

Dr. Baranski became enamored with optimizing human functioning and heavily researched nutrition, exercise, spinal biomechanics, neurology, and mental well-being. This lead to the discoverance of MaxLiving and the 5 essentials. Dr. Andrew served as president of the MaxLiving student club while at Palmer along with mentoring students as president of the Pettibon and Chiropractic BioPhysics clubs. This lead to opportunities to travel the U.S. to be mentored by some of the most successful doctors throughout the nation. 

Currently Dr. Andrew is completing coursework to become certified in CLEAR Institute Scoliosis Reduction and Pettibon Technique. These certifications will be great additions to the MaxLiving Level 1 Spinal Correction and MaxLiving Nutrition certifications that were earned while at Palmer.  Dr. Andrew is also a CrossFit Level 1 certified coach. 

Dr. Andrew speaks and performs health education classes throughout the Denver-metro, and is passionate about forging an optimal functioning community and exposing the super-human potential within every human being. His free time away from learning more about health and human sciences he can be found trail running, mountain biking, hiking with his dogs, paddle boarding, camping, roasting coffee, cooking healthy organic meals with his wife, or skiing.


Dr. Nick Spagnulol D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Nick the newest addition of chiropractors here at Chiropractic Plus. Although he the newest doctor in the office, he is not so new to the idea of chiropractic.

As a Colorado native, Dr. Nick completed 4 years of undergrad, while being a patient at Chiropractic Plus. His final year of undergrad, he actually worked as a chiropractic assistant before going out to Hayward, California to get his doctorate in Chiropractic. While in school, Dr. Nick had the opportunity to go on a chiropractic mission trip with Dr. Ray and as a group they served over 8,000+ people on the island of Fiji.

The main purpose for chiropractic care is to increase the performance no matter what your physical abilities or occupation. Everyone needs to be able to perform in life because your greatest wealth is your health. Elite athletes, students, children, weekend warriors and above all, families, are healthier and stronger when receiving a chiropractic adjustment. At Chiropractic Plus we understand how to align the vertebrae, to help release tension throughout the spine and nervous system. If the nervous system isn’t working correctly, it can lead to deterioration of the body’s organs, joints, nerves and chronic disease, through inflammation of the nervous system. Dr. Nick’s mission is to help patients live a life that is natural with treatment that is minimally invasive to avoid surgery or medication whenever possible. He believes the future of medicine is to have the ability to heal through the 5 Essentials here at Chiropractic Plus.

Angela Ray
Angela Ray

Angela Ray

Billing and Accounts Manager

Angela oversees all account related activities at Chiropractic Plus. She has been doing this for over 25 years. This vast experience makes her an exceptional contact person when it comes to billing and collection matters. She is versed in all aspects of the office and has received certifications and continually attends training courses and seminars to educate herself, so that she will always be able to perform at a level of excellence that she and Dr. Ray have set for the practice.

Amanda Alarid

Lead Billing and Clinical Chiropractic Assistant

Amanda has been a patient of Dr. Ray’s for 25 years and began working for him about 12 years ago. She loves to work with the patients as a clinical CA and always makes sure they understand the importance of Chiropractic care. She has a great affinity for detail and will be there to greet you upon arrival to our office with a smile. She truly enjoys working with patients young and old. She is the first to say that she enjoys helping our doctors save lives through the power of Chiropractic Care. She is well versed in all aspects of the office and is always willing to answer questions and assist when and where needed.

Amanda Alarid
Rebecca "Becca" McDaniel

Rebecca “Becca” McDaniel

Clinical Chiropractic Assistant

Becca gets to meet each patient individually and assist them with scheduling, progresses exams, exercises and making sure everyone is moving towards better health.

Becca is fairly new to the world of Chiropractic but her compassion about caring for people isn’t anything new to her.  Becca has worked in the medical industry for several years caring for the elderly, as a comfort care giver.  She would cook for them, clean and bathe them.  Most of the time Becca was the only company they had and she made sure they knew she cared.  Doing elderly care came with many challenges, however Becca’s ability to adapt to difficult situations has been admired by many.

Becca has a clear understanding of what it takes to become healthy by getting her regular adjustments and live by the 5 essentials.  These principals are shared with every patient that she comes in contact with.

Betsy Beltran

Tech and Clinical Chiropractic Assistant

Betsy has a passion for helping others feel better. She focuses that energy on chiropractic because she has seen the benefits first hand with her own children.

Betsy is bilingual and wants to help the Hispanic community understand how they can reach their optimal health level and maintain it through chiropractic.

Betsy Beltran
Bryan Tankus

Sami Gonzales

Billing and Clinical Chiropractic Assistant

Sami is fairly new to behind the scenes of chiropractic care but has been in the customer service and health care industry for over 10 years. She has also been a chiropractic patient for over 15 years. She has a strong billing background but loves to help wherever she can. Sami loves to see people smile and will go the extra mile to do what is right.

Jackie Nieradka

Tech and Clinical Chiropractic Assistant

Raised in North Carolina and new to Colorado, Jackie made her way across the country in search of bigger mountains, bigger opportunities, and an even bigger passion. Through finding Chiropractic Plus and the philosophy of chiropractic care, the two later became as prominent as the Rockies. Jackie graduated from Appalachian State University, cum laude, with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology, while also playing four years of collegiate soccer at the Division I level.  She uses this mix of interdisciplinary education, innate teamwork, and strives to help everyone around her succeed to help our patients achieve their optimal health.

Betsy Beltran
Bryan Tankus

Samantha Branski

Clinical Chiropractic Assistant

Samantha is born and raised in Maryland and moved to Colorado because of the love she has for the mountains. She lives her life through the 5 essentials eating well, exercising, keeping a positive mindset, avoiding toxins and of course getting adjusted. She has a degree in business and is a certified health coach. She enjoys talking to patients about tips and tricks to improving their health and sharing healthy recipes. Samantha enjoys anything outside, hiking, biking and her favorite activity is horseback riding. She was first introduced to chiropractic when her husband, Dr. Andrew, started chiropractic school. Samantha soon fell in love with the benefits of chiropractic after her migraines and dizziness stopped with corrective chiropractic care. Now she loves working in the office, watching people transform their lives and reaching their full potential with the power of chiropractic.

Take action now to begin the fresh start you deserve by calling us today at 303-254-8430 or by filling out our online EASY CONTACT FORM for a free case wellness examination with one of our professional physicians at Chiropractic Plus.