Meet the Doctors

Dr. Jeff  Michael has been helping people live pain free since opening his clinic in Berlin, Maryland in 2008.

Dr. Jeff is a 2007 graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He leads a very active lifestyle from years of competitive rugby to surfing and snowboarding. His personal experiences have shaped the way he practices and how he relates to his patients. He understands the demands we put on our bodies and strives to bring pain free living to his patients.



  • Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Indiana University of PA


Dr. Sarah Kernan is a local of the Berlin, Maryland area and after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in June 2014 was eager to return and join the Optimal Health team.


Dr. Sarah believes in an integrated approach to health incorporating chiropractic with exercise, and whole food nutrition. Dr. Sarah loves to travel, is an avid runner, and yoga enthusiast. Her personal lifestyle habits mirror what she prescribes to her patients, living a balanced pain free life through proactive methods and diet.


  • Graduate and Valedictorian of Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • College of Charleston of SC Cum Laude 

Associations & Memberships

  • American Chiropractic Association


Meet Our Staff

Our staff has been helping people live pain free since this clinic opened in Berlin Maryland. The staff is experienced and committed to promoting health and achieving your personal wellness goals.

Beth Hansen

Beth Hansen has been the welcoming face of Optimal Health Chiropractic since 2010. Beth encourages patients to feel at ease in the office while scheduling appointments and handling insurance claims. Beth is invested in her health and enjoys swimming and running in her spare time.