Meet the Doctors

Dr. Renee PethelRenee I Pethtel B.S., D.C. is a 1996 Graduate of Life University in Marietta, Georgia. My personal experience with Chiropractic began just after birth.  I was born over a month premature with a condition called Hyaline Membrane Disease, This condition affects premature babies since their lungs are under developed. Since my  lungs were so under developed, the Medical Doctors told my parents that if I did not have a complete blood transfusion within the next three days that I probably would not make it past the first few weeks of life.  Over the next three days my father, the late Donald L. Pethtel D.C., D.A.C.S., spent countless hours adjusting me, and working on me doing everything he could possibly think of . On the am of the third day, just prior to the scheduled blood transfusion, the doctors came in dumbfounded. They said they reran the tests three times, and my function had returned to almost normal and the transfusion was no longer needed. It is stories like these, and many others,  that I get to witness and be a part of through the practice of Chiropractic.

I have undergone extensive post graduate training, and  have trained under the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) to learn the latest in techniques  and analysis for adjusting newborns and children of all ages. I am certified in the Webster Technique. This is a  specific Chiropractic Analysis and Adjustment for pregnant moms, which has been shown to allow the baby to get in the best position possible for birth. Currently, I am undergoing further training to become a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (CCWP).

My father, the late Donald L. Pethtel D.C., D.A.C.S., opened the Van Born Chiropractic Clinic over 40 years ago, in 1968. Over the years, we have always prided ourselves in being able to offer quality Chiropractic Healthcare at affordable rates.

Organization Affiliations

Member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors since 1996.

Member of the International Chiropractic Association since 1996.

Member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association since 2001.

Member of the Michigan Chiropractic Pediatric Association since 2009.

 

Dr. Donald PethelDr Donald G. Pethtel, has a lifetime of chiropractic experience. Growing up with a chiropractor for a father has imbued him with a deep appreciation for the healing that chiropractic can bring. Before beginning his formal chiropractic education, Dr. Pethtel served his country by enlisting in the Marine Corps. This gave him fisrt hand knowledge of the extreme physical and mental demands that can lead a person to injury and poor health. By incorporating these extreme experiences with formal education and understanding he is better able to serve a wide range of patients. Dr. Donald G. Pethtel is a 2001 graduate of Life University in Marietta, Georgia. He has operated clinics in East Lansing MI and Austin TX, and now brings his experience to the Van Born Chiropractic Clinic.

 

Meet Our Staff

Aimee Brown

Aimee Brown

I have worked at Van Born Chiropractic Clinic for 7 years. Being born , raised ,and still living in Dearborn Heights, it is an honor helping and serving people in the community and being part of their wellness healthcare. I truely enjoy being able to work with people who are more like family

Janice Bomia

Janice Bomia

Janice has been part of the Van Born Chiropractic team for 7 years as Office/ Insurance Manager. She has 21 years of Chiropractic billing experience. Jan is available 5 days/ week, Monday through Friday from 9-5 to answer any insurance questions or concerns you may have. When not working, her passion is her family.

Kerri Edwards

Kerri Edwards

I have worked at Van Born Chiropractic Clinic for 14 years as the front desk receptionist. I am married and have 2 very active sons. Chiropractic care plays a very important role in our lives. My sons are both very active in sports along with my husband. Over the years, regular Adjustments have helped to keep me and my family healthy. I take every opportunity I can to share my knowledge of Chiropractic with others. I want everybody to experience an improved quality of life, just as my family and I do.

Rachel Meeuwsen, LMT

Rachel Meeuwsen

I graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute as a Licensed massage therapist in 2016. Currently, I am continuing my education in Craniosacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute. Bodywork is a true passion of mine and I believe it to be essential for a healthy life. I have received chiropractic adjustments on and off for a majority of my life. Through my studies and my own personal experiences; I have found that getting regular chiropractic adjustments along with massage and other bodywork modalities provides the best results! When I am not giving massages I enjoy staying active and being outdoors. In the summer I like to fish, hike, and kayak, along with anything that gets me outside! During the long Michigan winters I love ice fishing and snowmobiling.