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8 Reasons to Refer Students

8 Reasons to Refer Students

Eight students share their appreciation for Palmer and honor the alumni who referred them
Fall 2010

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Dr. Bill Holmberg, ’55, Rock Island, Ill., was elected 1st VP of the Association for the History of Chiropractic (AHC) at the annual conference and meeting held in St. Louis, Mo., May 20-23, 2010. The AHC has the primary responsibility of preserving the history and heritage of the chiropractic profession. E-mail:

Dr. Robert Conlin, ’57, Lakeside, Calif., retired from practice after 51 years on April 1, 2010. E-mail:


Dr. Kerwin Winkler, ’60, Aberdeen, S.D., received the Lee-Homewood Chiropractic Heritage Award from the Association for the History of Chiropractic (AHC) on May 22, at a reception in his honor. The award is the highest honor the AHC bestows. Phone: (605) 225-8288.

Dr. Michael Loquasto, ’62, moved office locations in October 2009 to 2571 Baglyos Circle Suite B27, Bethlehem, PA 18020. Phone: (484) 821-1460.


Dr. Alex Badillo, ’73, El Paso, Texas, has retired from practice and after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage, has become a public speaker and motivator. E-mail:

What your doctor never told you - cover

“What Your Doctor Never Told You,” was recently published by 1973 graduate Jerry Zelm, D.C. According to Dr. Zelm, the book tells of “the devastating effects that drugs and everyday accidents can have on our present and future health, and how these problems can be corrected or improved through chiropractic care.”

Dr. Paul Cronk, ’74, Roanoke, Va., celebrated the 90th anniversary of Stoke Chiropractic Clinic on May 3, 2010. Drs. John and Marie Stoke, ’20, founded the clinic and were later joined by Dr. Julius Schulz, ’30. For the last 35 years the clinic has been owned by Dr. Cronk, grandson of Drs. John and Marie Stoke. The clinic is the oldest in Virginia. Phone: (540) 344-6738, e-mail:

Dr. Terrance Eyerly, ’74, Hazleton, Pa., was elected president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Forensic Sciences. Dr. Eyerly maintains offices in Hazleton and Conyngham, Pa., practicing with his daughter, Dr. Tricia Eyerly. Phone: (570) 455-5822, e-mail:

Dr. William E. Mead, ’74, Tulsa, Okla., has been reappointed by the Governor of Oklahoma to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He has worked at the Tinker, AFB Hospital since 2004. Previously, he was in private practice for 30 years in Tulsa, Okla. Phone: (405) 736-2380, e-mail:

Dr. Clarence Haitsma, ’75, retired from practice in Lacombe, Alta., Canada, in October 2009. E-mail:

Dr. Vernon Temple, ’77, Bellows Falls, Vt., recently concluded his term as NBCE president, a position he held since 2006. Dr. Temple was first elected to serve the National Board as District III Director in 2000. He also served on the NBCE Executive Committee as secretary and vice president. E-mail:

Dr. Steven MacDonald, ’78, Pacific Grove, Calif., was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.

Dr. MacDonald is a member of the Pacific Grove Planning Commission. Phone: (831) 375-9528, e-mail:

Dr. Joseph Morelli, Jr., ’78, Waipahu, Hawaii, was voted Chiropractor of the Year by the Hawaii State Chiropractic Association for 2009. Phone: (808) 671-2685, e-mail:


Dr. Terry Gillenwater, ’80, Bristol, Va., received his master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 23, 2010. Phone: (276) 669-9158, e-mail:

Dr. Jussi Jaakonmaki, ’80, Helsinki, Finland, has moved his clinic to Simonkatu 12 A 3b, 00100 Helsinki, Finland. E-mail:

Dr. Joe Fawcett

Joe Fawcett, D.C., ’84, is now the health coach for SMARTCooking. According to Dr. Fawcett, the company “prepares and packages healthy entrees and delicious meals, to save consumers the cost and time they would normally need to make a nutritious meal.” You can find out more at

Jan Martensen, D.C., ’84, has received the Board of Directors award for meritorious service for involvement in committee nationwide evaluation X-ray trends for 14 years. Dr. Martensen represents the American Chiropractic College of Radiology and the American Chiropractic Association.

Whole Health Healing - cover

Tom Potisk, D.C., recently published the book, “Whole Health Healing.” The 1984 graduate calls it a “budget-friendly natural wellness, selfhelp book.” It includes information on exercise, nutrition, posture, chiropractic and raising healthier children. Find out more at

Dr. Diane Sherwood, ’84, Seattle, Wash., was recently inaugurated as president of the Washington State Chiropractic Association. Phone: (206) 242-3700, e-mail:

Dr. Bruce Crabtree, ’85, Creston, Neb., recently expanded and relocated his practice, Avenue Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic, to 2559 37th Ave., Columbus, NE 68601. Dr. Crabtree also helped successfully pass a law for chiropractic care for animals in the state of Nebraska in August 2009. Phone: (402) 564-7514, e-mail:

Dr. Edwin Gibbs, ’86, opened his second office in Lake Oswego, Ore. Phone: (503) 738-7343, e-mail:

Dr. Timothy Day, ’87, Spokane, Wash., was named Chiropractor of the Year by the 1,000-member Washington State Chiropractic Association. Phone: (590) 535-3038.

Dr. Monica Schnack, ’88, Normal, Ill., has been re-elected for a second term as president of the Illinois Chiropractic Society. Phone: (309) 452-9097, e-mail:


Dr. Tomas Stangel, ’91, opened Stangel Chiropractic Neurology PLLC at 6106 Shallowford Rd., Ste. 104, Chattanooga, TN 37412, on June 3, 2010. Dr. Stangel received his DACNB in 2005 and his FACFN in 2009. Phone: (423) 468-3072, e-mail:

Dr. Linda Cancellieri-Deturck, ’92, and her husband, Anthony, Taunton, Mass., had a son, Christian Roman, on Jan. 12, 2010. Phone: (508) 824-1200, e-mail:

Dr. Mitch Siegal, ’93, Palmer Beach Gardens, Fla., recently completed his first album, “The Beautiful End.” Two of its songs have been licensed by MTV. The album is available on iTunes or can be ordered directly from Dr. Siegal. Phone: (561) 624-3003, e-mail:

Dr. Sean Reif, ’94, Thornton, Colo., has initiated a Senior Men’s Discussion Group, which discusses health related topics among other subjects. Phone: (303) 452-2678, e-mail:

Dr. Tom Wyant, ’94, and Sonja Wyant, C.T.,’93, Mapleton, Iowa, adopted a newborn son, Benjamin Thomas, on Dec. 28, 2009. Benjamin was welcomed by his three grown siblings. E-mail:

Zoltan Fischer, ’95, and his wife, Jeannie, Philadelphia, Pa., had their third daughter, Jeanette Magdeline, on July 7, 2008, and their first son, Zoltan Victor Jr., on Nov. 11, 2009. Phone: (215) 205-6478.

Dr. Leanne Cupon, ’96, has a new office location at 3482 Keith Bridge Rd., Ste. 312, Cumming, GA 30041. Phone: (770) 655-5785, e-mail:

Dr. Kurt Edeker, D.C., ’96, Austin, Texas, has invented New Motion Machines, a new line of resistance exercise machines. More information can be found at Phone: (512) 689-0003, e-mail: new_motion_machines@

Dr. Rusty Myers, ’96, Zanesville, Ohio, was elected District Delegate of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association’s District 9. Phone: (740) 450-2225, e-mail:

Dr. John Patenaude, ’96, and his wife, Heather, Winthrop Harbor, Ill., had a son, Clark Daniel, on Aug. 16, 2009. Clark was welcomed by his big brothers Miles and Luke. Phone: (847) 872-3456, e-mail:

Dr. Jeffery Stickel, ’96, Des Moines, Iowa, opened a new clinic ADIO Chiropractic at 2925 Ingersoll Ave. Suite 2, Des Moines, IA 50312. Phone: (515) 255-3021, e-mail:

Dr. Kathy Roth Pizzella, ’99, and her husband, Justin, Oakmont, Pa., had a daughter, Lia Kathryn, on Aug. 17, 2009. Lia was born at home and welcomed by her brother Kristopher. Phone: (412) 828-0700, e-mail:


Drs. Lucas Watterson, ’01, and his wife, Amy Watterson, ’01, Moragantown, Wis. had a daughter, Lydia Clair, on March 18, 2010. Drs. Watterson renamed their practice to Mountain State Wellness and now offer clinical nutrition to their patients. Phone: (304) 292-7740, e-mail:

Dr. Tyler McClimon, ’03, opened McClimon Chiropractic in Birdsboro, Pa., in June 2006. Dr. McClimon and his wife, Tara, had a son, Mason Peter, on Dec. 9, 2009. Mason was welcomed by his big brother Corey. Phone: (610) 582-4400, e-mail:

Dr. Masahiko Matsushita, ’03, received his diplomate in chiropractic philosophy on Oct. 17, 2009. He believes he is the only Japanese Palmer graduate to have this distinction. Previously, he completed a postgraduate course to earn designation in the Palmer Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers. Phone: (847) 290-9226, e-mail:

Dr. Leigh Taylor, ’03, opened Taylor Family Wellness Chiropractic in January 2010 at 8501 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424. Phone: (937) 233-4055, e-mail:

Dr. Korey Toensing, ’03, and husband, Nathan, had a daughter, Hope Candace, on Feb. 17, 2010. Hope is the great-granddaughter of Dr. Alwin F. Toensing, ’32, granddaughter of Drs. Alwin, ’56, and Patrice Toensing, ’57, the niece of Drs.. Tom Askland, ’50, and Dean Toensing, ’50, and lastly the cousin of Dr. Craig Stephen, ’73. E-mail:

Dr. Brian Dahmer, ’04, Brooksville, Fla., recently opened a second office in Spring Hill, FL. The office is located inside a personal gym. Phone: (727) 862-8571, e-mail:

Drs. Michael Fetter, ’04, and Abbie (Wilson) Fetter, ’04, Bridgetown, W.A., Australia, had a son, Henry, in May 2009. Phone: (61) 8-9761-2492, e-mail:

Dr. Megan Bjorklund, ’06, and her husband, Garth, had a daughter, Skye Virginia, on April 21, 2009. Phone: (574) 329-0377, e-mail: mbjorkdc@

Dr. Lee Goldenberg, ’06, had a son, Michael, on July 30, 2007. Dr. Goldenberg also recently opened a new office, Optimal Body Chiropractic, in Decatur, GA. Phone: (404) 805-1235, e-mail:

Dr. Michael Tunning

The American Chiropractic Association’s Sports Council has appointed Davenport Campus Professor Michael Tunning, D.C., ’06, as their liaison to the National Athletic Trainers Association. “Being a D.C. and an ATC, I love how the two professions have influenced me,” he said of the appointment.

Dr. Michelle Wattier, ’06, recently moved to Utah and is working in a large pregnancy and pediatric practice in the Salt Lake City area. E-mail:

Dr. Bret Bartholomew, ’08, opened Bartholomew Chiropractic, in Ames, Iowa in April 2009. Dr. Bartholomew was married on Oct. 10, 2009. Phone: (515) 292-3718, e-mail: drbret@

Drs. Kurt Boeckenhauer, ’08, and Tonya (Tapper) Boeckenhauer, ’08, Papillion, Neb., had a son, Grant, this past year. E-mail:

Dr. Jennifer Schrage, ’08, Omaha, Neb., celebrated the first-year anniversary of her clinic on April 29, 2010. Phone: (402) 885-8783, e-mail:

Dr. Erica Forzesee, ’09, Hilton Head, S.C., now owns and operates a family wellness practice and is working on her diplomate in pediatric care. Phone: (843) 686-3783, e-mail: dr_e@

Dr. Kyle French, ’09, and his fiancé, Alicia McDonald, C.T., ’08, recently opened Camp Verde Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Camp Verde, Ariz. Phone: (928) 567-0202, e-mail:

Dr. Brandon Gillenwater, ’09, has joined practice with his father, Dr. Terry Gillenwater, ’80, at Gillenwater Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Nutrition Center in Bristol, Va. E-mail: gillenwaterchiropractic@

Dr. Calla Jayne H. Kleen, ’09, Hiawatha, Iowa, has been published in the Iowa Chiropractic Society’s partially peer-reviewed journal, ICS Review. Her manuscript is titled, “Primary Adhesive Capsulitis Relief in a 47-Year-Old Female with an Associated Vertebral Subluxation Complex.” Phone: (319) 892-3363, e-mail:

Dr. Christina Kraft, ’09, associates at Avenue Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic, in Columbus, NE. E-mail:

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