1432 Underwood St

Denton, TX 76201 US

(940) 566-3232

(940) 382-1604

Meet the Doctors

The doctors at Denton Chiropractic Center use a "whole person approach". This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Kent Noell, Dr. Melissa Noell, and Dr. Marcus Villarreal  are able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.

  • Dr.
    Ashley Ellis

    Dr. Ashley Ellis was born in Arlington, Texas and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland.  She attended Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College) in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated with a Bachelors in Business Communications.  She was a collegiate soccer player until injury and coached girls high school soccer until moving back to Texas.   She has over 15 years in health and fitness, owning a fitness and dance studio in the DC area, and providing health and wellness programs to various schools, gyms, and organizations.  Dr. Ashley Ellis attended Parker University in Dallas, Texas and obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree.  While there, she was the vice president for Parker's Student American Chiropractic Association.  She currently resides in the DFW area with her husband Josh and their two children.  Dr. Ashley aims to help elevate her patients health they can fully enjoy their lives.  

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  • Dr. Kent C. Noell

    Dr. Kent C. Noell completed his undergraduate work at the University of Nebraska. He graduated from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in December of 1977 at which time he, his wife, Lynda and children moved to the Denton community. He opened Denton Chiropractic Center and has served Denton County residents for over 31 years. Dr. Noell is a member of  the Texas Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, and International Chiropractic Association. He has served as both president and vice president of TCA District 4, along with the Texas Chapter of the Palmer Alumni Association. Dr. Noell has been a supporting member of First Baptist Church of Denton for over 25 years. He has lived the chiropractic lifestyle and raised his family with the mindset of wellness, and promoting optimal health through a natural, healthy lifestyle. It was this upbringing that encouraged his middle daughter Melissa to join him in his profession. His family consists of three daughters (two teachers, one chiropractor), a son (college student), 4 grandsons, and a granddaughter. As a Chiropractor with experience, Dr. Noell is committed to promoting the health and well being of his patients.

  • Dr. Melissa Noell

    Dr. Melissa Noell graduated with the first graduating class of Denton Ryan High School in 1996. She furthered her education by completing her BA in Biology at the world renouned Texas A&M University in December of 1999. She received a BS in Anatomy at the prestigious Parker Chiropractic College in 2001 and graduated with her doctorate in chiropractic in January of 2003. She is a life-long resident of Denton and following her education joined her father at Denton Chiropractic Center in January 2003. Dr. Melissa has worked with multiple chiropractors since she was 16 years old and stated that, ' it is because of the miraculous things that she has seen while working with chiropractors, especially her father, that she decided to join the profession.' Her memberships include the American Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Association and the Texas Chiropractic Association and she attends church at Crosstimbers Community Church. Dr. Melissa has been married to her husband, Troy since 2003 and they have 3 beautiful children, Jonathan, Julia and the newest addition Graham.

  • Dr. Marcus Villarreal

    Dr. Marcus Villarreal was born and raised in Denton Texas. Dr. Villarreal and his parents have been involved with healthcare in the area for more than 30 years.  Dr. Villarreal attended Argyle schools and graduated from Denton High School-Ryan campus.  He then attended Texas Tech University where he was captain and president of the rugby team and graduated with a bachelors degree in Psychology.  Dr.Villarreal then attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas graduating with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2010.  Since a young age Dr. Villarreal has been very involved with athletics as he is an avid runner and weightlifter. He volunteers his time to local sports teams including area High School Football teams and the Denton Rugby Club  where he played for ten years.  He has treated multiple athletes at all levels from high school, collegate to professional and olympic athletes.   Being an athlete himself, he understands the importance of a quick recovery from injuries so you can get back to playing the sport you love. Dr. Villarreal is married to Faith Villarreal and they have a daughter named Sailor.

  • Dr. Susan Aurich

    Dr. Susan Aurich was born in Lafayette, LA. She attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN where she earned a B.S. in Health and Human Performance. She was a member of the Tennis Team, Chi Omega Woman's Fraternity, and President of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society. She earned a Master's degree in Sports Administration at Eastern Kentucky University. After being a Tennis Head Coach at the collegiate level, she returned to her hometown of Lafayette, LA where she worked for many years in education.

    Dr. Aurich became a Chiropractic patient after completing her first triathlon. She experienced a hip injury that prevented her from running or biking. After receiving her first adjustment she was able to return to her active lifestyle and learned of the body's innate ability to heal and regenerate itself from within. With this knowledge, she felt a desire to serve others by becoming a Chiropractor. She attended Parker University in Dallas, TX, where she was honored with the prestigious James W. Parker Philosophy Award. Dr. Aurich enjoys treating all types of ailments but specializes in pre-natal and pediatric care. She is certified in Webster Technique and Advanced Activator Methods. She enjoys treating families and empowering them to actualize their innate potential so they may live their optimal life.

    In her free time, Dr. Aurich enjoys running, traveling, baking and spending time with friends and family. She has a heart for missions and traveled to India before beginning her Chiropractic Education.


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