Call us: 302-369-2940

Serving Newark, Delaware and the surrounding area for over 15 years.

Pain Relief and Wellness Care

for the Entire Family.

About Us

Blue Hen Chiropractic & Wellness, P.A. is dedicated to providing quality health care to patients of all ages. Our practitioners are fully trained and state and nationally licensed to perform their specialties. Through continued education, knowledge, and experience, we are able to diagnose the presenting condition and recommend and perform the appropriate treatment.


We welcome the opportunity to co-treat patients with other disciplines such as physical therapy and massage. In some cases, it may be necessary to refer patients to other specialists including orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and neuro-surgeons. Many times care is also coordinated with Primary Care Physicians. Referrals are required by some insurance plans.


Convenient office hours are available, and direct billing to most insurance companies is provided.


We look forward to, and appreciate, the opportunity to provide you and your family the quality care needed for optimum health and wellness.

Tara L. Whelan, DC

Chiropractic Physician



Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude - December 2000.

New York Chiropractic College. Seneca Falls, NY.


New York Chiropractic College Electrodiagnosis Certificate Program

March 2010 through December 2010.


Graduate Coursework

University of Delaware. Newark, DE. - 1994-1997.


Bachelor of Arts - June 1993.

The Evergreen State College. Olympia, WA

Meet the Doctor

Related Experience

Blue Hen Chiropractic & Wellness, PA - Newark, DE. February 2002 - present.
Chiropractic Physician and CEO of a private practice offering treatment for spinal conditions with a focus on spinal manipulation and therapeutic massage.

Burning Man – Black Rock City, NV. August 2015 – present.
Occupational Medicine Staff – Emergency Services Department.  Provide chiropractic care to staff and volunteers of the Burning Man organization on location in the Black Rock Desert.

Apex Medical Services - Bel Air, MD. January 2012 - December 2014
Electromyographer - perform EMG/NCV studies on site for family
physicians and specialists.

New York Chiropractic College - Seneca Falls NY. January 2001 - December 2003.
Research Associate - design, execute, publish and present original research
in the chiropractic discipline.

First State Health and Wellness - Newark, DE. December 2000 - September 2001.
Associate Chiropractic Physician.

New York Chiropractic College Clinical Internship -
Syracuse, NY. January 2000 - November 2000.

Delaware Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee -
Chiropractic Representative 2006-present.

American Chiropractic Society – Member since 2005

Delaware Chiropractic Society – Member since 2002; Elected Officer,
Treasurer 2017 – present.

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Office Hours:

Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: 8am - 1pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

Thursday: 3pm - 7pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm


Additional evening and Saturday hours by appointment.

Massage therapy available M, W, TH, F by appointment.

Blue Hen Chiropractic & Wellness, P.A.

421 New London Road

Fairfield Shopping Center

Newark, DE 19711

Phone: (302) 369-2940