Dr. Megan D. McConnell, D.C.
Dr. Megan D. McConnell, M.S., D.C. is a chiropractor and the clinic director at Benicia Wellness Center. Dr. McConnell uses a patient-centered, evidence based approach in her chiropractic treatment, with an emphasis on active care and patient education. Dr. McConnell has built a practice that demonstrates health and happiness can be achieved outside of the paradigm of traditional health narratives.
After lifelong battle with weight, Dr. McConnell hit a crisis point after the birth of her second son. When she embarked on her own health journey, she began to understand the complicated interaction of lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors, and their influence on health and the development of chronic disease. This led her to pursue additional training in the rapidly growing field of Functional Medicine – an integrative healthcare approach that focuses on the whole person and the underlying causes of chronic health challenges. In 2014, Dr. McConnell completed the Kalish Method Functional Medicine Mentorship and she is currently completing the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine ADAPT Framework Level One Program.
Dr. McConnell graduated summa cum laude from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1996 while she completed the science-based prerequisites for chiropractic school. In 2001, she graduated summa cum laude from Life Chiropractic College West with a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Her educational pursuits continue throughout her career. She earned her most recent degree, a Master of Science in Human Factors and Ergonomics, from San Jose State University in 2014.
Dr. McConnell and her partner, Jenna, have two young sons. Their family loves to explore the Bay Area back roads, hike in the Sierra Foothills, and camp on the Santa Cruz Coast. During summer weekends, they can be found at the beach boogie boarding.
Dr. David Arreola, D.C.
Dr. David Arreola, B.S., D.C. began his wellness career as a personal trainer in 2006. He attended Saint Mary’s College from 2003 to 2008, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Human Performance. In 2013, Dr. David received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West. He believes in natural, drug-free, non-surgical treatments that use the body’s self-healing mechanisms. He has been trained to encourage the body’s self-healing capabilities by evaluating factors such as diet, exercise, rest, environment, and genetics.
Exercise has been a vital part of Dr. David’s life from a young age. As a young man, working out was pivotal in helping him and his four siblings cope with the loss of their father. His background as a long-time sports enthusiast and athlete encouraged him to pursue a certification in Personal Training through Art of Strength. He is also a member of the American Sport and Fitness Association and completed the extensive training in Active Release Technique® (ART®) in 2010
Dr. David's extensive knowledge and background of the kinetics of the body, as well as his genuine compassion and concern for each of his patients ensures everyone receives the best treatment possible. Whether you are looking to improve your quality of life, manage pain, lose weight, an athlete looking to improve your endurance, or a novice wanting to strengthen your body before surgery, Dr. David will provide you with quality care and help you achieve your desired outcome.
As new residents, Dr. David, his wife Alexandra, and their son Logan, are happy to call Benicia their home. They love exploring Downtown Benicia, going to the Farmer’s Market, and taking walks down to the waterfront.