Dr. Gary Orchard
Dr. Gary Lane Orchard is a third generation Naturopathic Physician. His grandfather Afton Orchard was among the first Naturopathic Physicians in the state of Idaho, opening the practice in Idaho Falls in 1949. Afton was joined by his son Gary K Orchard in 1981 who also practiced as a Naturopath.
Gary L. joined his father in 1995 following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He started early in life learning and gaining experience being tutored by both generations.
Gary did his undergraduate studies at Ricks College where he met and married his wife Melanie, then proceeded to Western States Chiropractic College. After graduating as a Chiropractor in 1995 and joining the family business he continued seeking more education while working. He graduated from the International Academy of Acupuncture as a certified acupunturist in 2000 and Great Lakes College as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor in 2011.
Gary and his wife Melanie have been married for 20 years in August of 2012. They have 4 beautiful daughters and 1 lucky son. The family enjoys spending time with each other in the out of doors in all weather and climates.
Dr. Justin Crook
Dr. Justin Crook's family have been patients at Orchards Naturopathic Center since it opened 63 years ago, with three generations of Crook's being treated by three different generations of Orchards.
From a young age he came to realize the importance of maintaining optimum health both structurally and physiologically, and the bodies amazing ability to heal itself if given the proper tools. As his interest in helping others achieve that level of health grew, he choose an educational path that has lead him to where he is today.
Dr. Crook completed most of his pre-med undergraduate work at Utah State University. From there he attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor's of Human Anatomy, a Bachelor's of Health and Wellness, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Crook enjoys spending time with his two young daughters; Sydney and Indi. He has worked at Orchard's Naturopathic Center since his graduation from school.