Meet The Team

dr. ryan barrett

Dr. Ryan Barrett


Dr. Barrett received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2003 from Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO.  He was a Presidential Scholar at Palmer College and a member of the Honors Program at MSSU.  Dr. Barrett married the love of his life, Kari, in 2001 and they now raise 2 children.  He is a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church and Past-President of the local Rotary Club.

Dr. Barrett became interested in NUCCA after watching his father avoid back surgery through this procedure.  As Dr. Barrett became a patient later that same year, his asthma that he had for over 10 years cleared up and was able to get off all of his medications about 1 month after receiving his first spinal correction. Because of those events, he dedicated his life to learning more about this procedure and sharing it with as many people as possible.  His greatest joy professionally is now witnessing others receive the same restoration to health he received years earlier.




Office Manager - Megan


Megan is the Office Manager at Barrett Spinal Care. She began working there in June of 2005. She began college at Northeastern State University in the fall of 2005 without any of idea of a major or career to go into. After working at Barrett Spinal Care for just a few short months, she soon realized she loved the medical field and would major in Health Care Administration.

Since middle school, Megan always suffered from migraine headaches that would put her in bed for the rest of the day and on occasion, would last 2-3 days.  After she began working at Barrett Spinal Care she started to talk to Dr. Barrett about the problems that she had for so long. She soon began treatments and noticed that she was not getting the migraines like she did before. Now she is able to not worry when the next migraine may appear and live life like normal.

She has lived in Tahlequah all her life and loves it because her family lives close by. She loves spending time with family and friends as much as possible, especially her two little nieces! Being outdoors on the farm is a favorite past time of hers. Her parents own and operate Canyon Ridge Farms, where they are the first and only licensed Farmstead Goat Dairy and creamery in Oklahoma. Megan has a soft spot in her heart for animals, especially her two Shih Tzus, Boston and Jaxyn. Her favorite quote that she tries to live by is "Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, and leave the rest to God!"


Chiropractic Assistant - Julie




Julie is a long time Tahlequah resident. She graduated from Tahlequah High School in 2003. After graduation, she started attending classes at NSU. After completing several years, Julie decided this was not the path for her. She looked into x-ray school and was accepted into Muskogee’s Indian Capital Technology Center. She graduated from ICTC in May of 2012 and took her registry soon after. Julie is a registered radiologic technologist and a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

Julie joined the Barrett Spinal Care team in December 2013. She is a firm believer in God’s planning and feels like this job opportunity is a true answered prayer. She loves helping people in any way she can. Prior to working here, she was involved in a serious car wreck, which in return, brought her to Barrett Spinal Care as a patient. Julie says, “I truly believe God turned my wreck into something good. It presented me with opportunities and I have a job in the field I went to school for.” She is excited to start this new journey in her life.

Julie currently resides in the Park Hill area with her boyfriend, Austin. The two of them have a yellow lab, named, Finn. She is the youngest of three siblings; two sisters and a brother. She has many nieces and nephews that she loves dearly.
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