Laurin McElheran and his wife

Laurin McElheran


Dr. McElheran (Dr. Mac) is the founder of Bellevue Chiropractic Associates. He has extensive clinical experience in Chiropractic Orthopedics and Spinal Impairment Rating making him highly competent in a wide range of spine conditions. He holds Diplomate status with the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DABCO) and served for over 15 years as a Certified Chiropractic Examiner for the Department of Labor and Industries.

Dr. McElheran graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic, founded Bellevue Chiropractic Associates, and is currently serving as the clinical director. He obtained his certification in Chiropractic Orthopedics from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. He was honored as Washington State Chiropractor of the Year and also recognized as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic (FICC) for his contributions to the profession. Dr. McElheran served as President and Chairman of the Washington Chiropractic Association. He has authored and published chiropractic research papers and served as a chiropractic consultant/editor for a prominent risk-management company.

Dr. Mac loves travelling, chasing any kind of ball, and using gravity for entertainment. As such, when not travelling to see the world you’ll find him golfing, climbing a hiking trail or gliding down the mountain on his bike or skis.

In a Few Words

  • Golf Addict. Skier. Traveler
  • Dog lover
  • Proud dad of two boys & faithful husband

Treatment Approach

You are more than just another “bad back”. Let’s find out who you are, what your problem is and if we can help you. Then, how can we work as a team to get you “back to life.”

If I Wasn’t a Chiropractor

I’d be a firefighter by day and a remarkable musical talent by night.

Guilty Pleasure

A peaty Islay Single Malt Scotch whiskey


Undergraduate: Minnesota State University (Moorhead). University of Washington
Graduate: Palmer College of Chiropractic (Iowa)
Post-Graduate: Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Diplomate Program Chiropractic Orthopedics
Board Certification: American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics (DABCO)
Honors: Fellow International College of Chiropractic (FICC)

What our patients are saying about Dr. McElheran

  • Sandy S
    A big thank you to Dr. Mac and staff for getting the soonest appointment for me and giving me relief from my back pain.
  • Jay Y
    Dr. Laurin McElheran took the time to get to know who I was rather than just another patient. He wanted to know my activity background and how my current pains were affecting/limiting my lifestyle. Very genuine, personal, warm and caring. Never tried to "upsell" me on treatments. Was upfront and honest saying with my condition, he may not be able to fully help me. I've been to many doctors who you can tell they just wanted you to keep coming back. Never felt rushed instead felt like a family member.
  • Mike B
    I was convinced when Dr. Mac wouldn't touch me until he completed his diagnosis. That took two meetings. Then, only a small part of the process was adjustments. The rest of the therapy was strength training and massage.
  • Larry R
    My first visit with Dr. McElheran was quite informative. He has a gentle touch which adds to a comforting adjustment. During my first visit I learned several things about my physical modalities which I have been dealing with. I left believing that he was highly interested in my overall health, and that his frankness, instruction, and confidence will provide me with continued mobility enabling me to be as active as I desire.
  • Nancy Y
    They are all lovely professional people. My back is stable & I feel confident Dr. McElheran will keep me that way so it's important for my health. Enjoy coming into office.
  • Eileen C.
    BCA and especially Dr Mac are the best chiropractors I've ever had work on me!

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