About Us

At Menard Chiropractic Health Center we truly work hard at fostering a healing community for our patients.

We love working closely with our patients to not only get them out of pain but also to both meet and exceed their health goals.

Clear Communication
Convenience for Our Patients
Extensive Types of Service
Best Chiropractic Care

Dr. Larry Goodstein

Chiropractic Physician

A New York native, Dr. Lawrence Goodstein attended Brooklyn College and Adelphi University before receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. Before turning to private practice, Dr. Goodstein spent a year volunteering at ground zero in New York City, treating thousands of police officers, firefighters, volunteers, and other rescue personnel. He has worked with many professional athletes, including golfers and baseball players; celebrities; senators; and high-level politicians. Dr. Goodstein has also worked as a contractor on several film sets.

Dr. Goodstein focuses on channeling care to each patient’s specific needs. A visit to Dr. Goodstein guarantees healthcare that is catered to you. He describes himself as someone who offers old-fashioned care, but with new technology. Some of his specialities include:

  • Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Cervicogenic Headaches
  • Flexion Distraction Technique
  • Activator Technique
  • Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression
  • Chiropractic Biophysics
  • Network Spinal Analysis
  • Applied Kinesiology Technique
  • Geriatric Chiropractic Technique
  • Webster Obstetrical Technique
  • Soft Tissue and Spinal Adjusting Techniques
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Drug Rehabilitation Counseling

During the holidays, Dr. Goodstein can be found volunteering as Santa for the Toys for Tots drive sponsored by the US Marine Corps and Massachusetts State Police. He has also authored a book on chiropractic medicine, and has practiced in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York, where he lectured for many universities and private sector organizations.

Providing you with the best team for the best care

Jessica L. Parsons

Founder and CEO

Jessica Parsons has always been passionate about improving lives through health and wellness. She knew from a young age that she wanted to make a difference, and enrolled at Brockton Hospital School of Nursing to help realize this goal.

Unfortunately, Jessica also struggled with chronic sciatica pain for eight years. This pain interfered with Jessica’s day-to-day life, and was debilitating at times. No matter what Jessica did, this pain never responded to medication, and was never diagnosed. Jessica was incredibly frustrated, and began to believe that she would have to live with this pain for the rest of her life. It was only after meeting with a holistic chiropractor that Jessica finally received a diagnosis and a solution. 

This experience opened Jessica’s eyes to chiropractic medicine, and the ways in which the body can heal itself. She changed her career path from nursing to holistic chiropractic, so that she could help those in need the same way that she had been helped. 

Since opening Menard Chiropractic, Jessica has prioritized state-of-the-art therapies and utilized the latest techniques to effectively and holistically treat anyone with injuries and chronic pain. Jessica has partnered with local schools and continuous education centers to make sure Menard Chiropractic is a center of learning, both in the practice and in the community. Jessica is thrilled by the positive life-changing results Menard Chiropractic has had on the people who come to her for help.

Jessica continues to enjoy participating in other wellness practices in communities throughout Massachusetts. She aspires to empower individuals and families to lead a life of optimal health and wellness. She is proud to be a minority business owner in her hometown of New Bedford. When she is not at work, Jessica and her childhood sweetheart, David, and their four children, Ariana, Isaiah, Gaije, and Gavin, can often be found exploring the outdoors.

Lisette Texeira

Billing Manager

Lissette is the sparkling, smiling face you’ll see when you enter our doors! 

Having a strong background in management before joining our team, Lissette keeps this office running smoothly and makes sure everyone has everything they need; including those we work with in our community, like your PCP, attorney or insurance company. 

If you have financial hardships or no insurance, Lissette has trained to find ways we can help you.  

She truly does have a heart of gold with a strong desire to assist all of those that come through our doors.

Through her years working at Menard Chiropractic she has worked tirelessly to ensure she is doing her very best for you, our team and those that we work with; years of training with Top Education and in working as part of the MCHC team Lissette has trained to become the superior billing manager she is today.

She is a multi talented person with a beautiful soul, always seeking new ways to improve the lives of those that seek help.

Lissette has been blessed with an amazing family, she is so proud of and loves to spend time with. Her son Mario and beautiful granddaughters Maydeliz and Denmeliz. Daughter Marieliz and grandson Justin, who loves to visit the office and help grandma!

Although Lissette is a Fall River native she calls Menard Chiropractic her home away from home.