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MEET OUR DOCTORS
DR. 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 Chiropractic Neurologist.
DR. LAUREN DESTEPHANO DC, DACNB
Dr. Lauren DeStephano knew she wanted to become a doctor at a young age. Growing up watching her father inspired her to pursue a career that involved helping people beyond their symptoms and facilitating optimal health. After being introduced to functional neurology, she had found her path. She graduated from Indiana University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology. Afterwards, she attended Parker University in Dallas, Texas to obtain her Doctorate of Chiropractic while completing her functional neurology training through the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies. She was also a member of the Neurology Club at Parker where she served as a club officer for 8 trimesters.
During school and training, Dr. Lauren’s passion for functional neurology was fueled by watching patients with “invisible illnesses” finally regain their health after finding no success with traditional medicine. After she passed the American Chiropractic Neurology Board Exam and graduated from chiropractic school in December of 2019, she officially became a Doctor of Chiropractic and Functional Neurologist. Dr. Lauren thoroughly enjoys treating patients and educating them on the brain’s amazing ability to change and heal itself. She is currently treating patients at the Spring Grove and downtown Chicago locations.
DR. KARA HOEVEL DC, DACNB