“We never turn patients away”
MEET OUR DOCTORS
Ralph DeStephano DC DACNB
Dr. Ralph Destephano has been in practice for 20 years as a chiropractor and takes the approach that the key to optimal health is though multi-disciplinary care, including manual manipulation, physical therapy, brain-based rehabilitation and patient education.
Dr. DeStephano attended the University of Dayton where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. From there, He conducted his post graduated studies at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL and completed his internship at the Chicago clinic in downtown Chicago. He completed his post graduate diplomate studies at the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies and Neurologists and is a board certified Neurologist.
Dr. Lauren DeStephano
Inspired to help people at a young age after seeing her father’s work, Doctor Lauren DeStephano always knew she wanted to perform some sort of healthcare. After attending Indiana University to study pre-med, she realized that track wasn’t for her, but she stuck with science and looked for something else in a related field in order to find the right path to achieve her goal.
Around her junior year, she discovered the field of functional neurology through her father’s then-new practice. Shadowing him in his work, she soon realized that it might be what she’d been looking for. Working with the practice intensively over the summer confirmed this and grew her appreciation for the field.
After graduating Indiana University with a bachelors of science in biology, she attended Parker University in Dallas, Texas. While earning her doctorate, she did her social neurology training through the Care Institute. In November 2019, she passed her functional neurology board exam and became a doctor.
The appeal of functionality, she recounts, was seeing patients who appeared mentally healthy on the outside, but didn’t feel that way on the inside. Using simple exercises to help them overcome the internal battles they fought, she would see results over the course of a few months. Seeing this type of success in helping others turned out to fulfill her dream of being a healthcare professional in a totally unique field.