By Daria Belov
The capital of the state of California, is the home and practice location of Sacramento born and raised chiropractor Jeri Anderson. An individual dedicated to serving her community, Dr. Jeri Anderson provides chiropractic care to residents and visitors to California’s fourth largest metropolitan area. She has a contagious enthusiasm about chiropractic and life that is sure to energize those she comes in contact with.
We contacted Dr. Anderson for a Planet Chiropractic interview to learn more about her introduction to chiropractic and her love for serving the Central Valley area of Sacramento. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Dr. Jeri Anderson.
Dr. Jeri Anderson, DC, CSCS, CCST, CCSP – Capitol Chiropractic
9500 Micron Ave., Suite 108, Sacramento, CA 95827
PC: How did you get introduced to chiropractic?
JA: I was introduced to chiropractic at age 18, after experiencing neck and back injuries from years of equestrian sports. At the time, I was a skeptic of chiropractic that landed in a chiropractic office after nothing else worked. Not only did chiropractic work, the results of my care were so fantastic that they transformed my life.
PC: You grew up in a state that is home to four different chiropractic colleges, where did you attend?
JA: I received an excellent education at Life Chiropractic College-West, graduating cum laude with the Clinical Excellence Citation in 1986.
PC: I understand Life West teaches a variety of chiropractic adjusting techniques, what kind of methods did you take away from your education and apply to your practice?
JA: Each patient’s needs are unique, so as chiropractor I feel it is always important to have the right tool for the job. Therefore, I have diligently studied a variety of techniques in order to do my job well. I earned an Advanced Proficiency rating with the Activator technique, which is often described as a painless chiropractic technique that is effective for all ages and body types. I have a thorough understanding and skill set for the Gonstead technique, having taught Gonstead at Life Chiropractic College-West. Additionally, I often use SOT, diversified, NUCCA and Thompson methods to help my patients.
PC: Sound like you’re quite proficient in your delivery of chiropractic methods. Are there other services you provide in your practice?
JA: I have very advanced training and certifications in the care of auto injury patients and have testified in the Oregon and California courts as a expert on the subject. Additionally, I hold advanced credentials in the area of sports injuries and exercise training and have completed over 100 hours of postgraduate training in injury/neurologic rehabilitation. That being said, I am most proud of the families that I take care of; many of which span four generations. I really enjoy helping anybody who walks through our doors.
PC: For people living or visiting the Sacramento area that want to become patients in your office, what forms of payment does your practice accept?
JA: We bill individual and group health insurance, union health insurance, auto insurance and attorney liens. We have affordable care for those without insurance.
PC: Looks like everyone has access to chiropractic care in your place. With the state of health care today, that’s a great thing. When we step outside your chiropractic office what else is in the area?
JA: Our patients find it very convenient that 24 Hour Fitness, Wells Fargo, West Marine, Fireside Bank, Strings Restaurant and American General Finance are all situated in our office complex.
PC: Those sound like some great neighbors to have nearby your business. You grew up in the Sacramento area or did you move there after graduating from chiropractic college?
JA: I am a local product having been born and raised in the Sacramento area. I never thought I would end up back here after graduating from chiropractic college in 1986 and setting up my first practice in Ashland, Oregon. However, upon learning that my Dad was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1991, I decided to come back to Sacramento. I am happy to report that my Dad is 83, full of life, still driving and in great spirits! I am also happy to report that I love being back in Sacramento with my friends, patients and family!
PC: You apparently love what you do. Anybody ever accuse you of being just a slight enthusiastic?
JA: Chiropractic is more than just a profession to me; it is just a great way of living life. I have enjoyed helping chiropractic patients from all walks of life: from Olympic and professional athletes, Grammy winners and business leaders to newborn babies, 101 year old seniors and four generation families.
I absolutely love what I do and have proudly celebrated a few milestones along the way. While in attendance at Life-West, I had the largest intern practice in the history of the college outpatient clinic at that time. Now that was fun! Here are a few of the highlights for me over the past 20 plus years in chiropractic:
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength & Conditioning Association.
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians
- Chiropractic Certification in Whiplash & Spinal Trauma Care, International Chiropractors Association
- Advanced Proficiency Rating, Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique
- Advanced Program Graduate, Whiplash & Brain Traumatology – Spine Research Institute of San Diego
- Botterman Scholarship, California Chiropractic Association
- Clinical Excellence Citation, Life Chiropractic College-West
- America’s Top Chiropractors
- Best of U.S.
- 2007 Alumna of the Year, Life Chiropractic College-West
- Honored Lifetime Member, International Chiropractors Association
PC: You haven’t been lazying around, do you have a website with more information about your practice and the services?
JA: Due to the amount of educational information that we find important to share, we actually maintain 3 separate websites. Each website is dedicated to specific areas: www.CapChiro4Health.com – Our main chiropractic health education and information website. Enjoy over 400 pages of quality content. Research and learn about the chiropractic lifestyle. Find out how we have reduced or eliminated pain and improved the quality of health naturally for many, without the use of drugs and their often harmful side effects. We provide care that is safe, effective, affordable and gentle. Check out our monthly special!
www.WhiplashRecovery.com – For in depth information regarding auto accident injury. Watch Injury TV and learn about whiplash and auto safety.
www.DrJeriAnderson.com – Listen to our patients share their awesome chiropractic stories via their video testimonials and written testimonials. Learn how chiropractic care helps many specific conditions. Visit the links section for excellent references regarding chiropractic, nutrition, parenting, choices for family health, and children’s safety.
PC: Wow, no messing around at Capitol Chiropractic, your presence is all over the Internet. Tell us more about the inside of the office.
JA: When you enter our office you will be welcomed and greeted with a smile! Our office is very easy to get to as it is right off Highway 50 at the Bradshaw exit. We have plenty of excellent, well-lit parking. Inside of our office we have open, as well as, private patient adjusting rooms. We have a special room with simple equipment dedicated to spinal rehabilitation and a classroom for our educational classes that our patients LOVE. Additionally, we have “those wonderful hydromassage beds”, as our patients often tell us! We also have a dedicated kids room with educational toys, books and Disney & Pixar movies where children can enjoy themselves. Parents really appreciate our kids room.
PC: Are the any other members of your family that are chiropractors?
JA: No, but there are a number of chiropractors that are like family to me.
PC: If a patient asked, are there any particular chiropractic schools you would recommend they attend?
JA: Hands down I would recommend Life Chiropractic College-West in Hayward, CA. They have probably the best college president out there in Dr. Gerry Clum, and have state-of-the-art technology on the campus such as weight bearing MRI, digital x-ray and a range of diagnostic equipment for balance disorders.
PC: We’ve been hearing lots of great things about that school and the president, they have developed quite a reputation in the areas of education and leadership. Tell us more about the city you live in, what is Sacramento like?
JA: Sacramento is a city of rivers, trees and at times…traffic! We have an awesome bike, hiking, and horseback riding trail along the American River that spans over 30 miles one way. We are approximately 90 minutes from San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, or the Napa valley wine country. This makes day trips really easy to some awesome places.
PC: Are you actively involved in any Sacramento area community activities?
JA: Capitol Chiropractic is very dedicated to our community. Each year we host several events. We have gained national attention for our annual Buckle-Up Safe Day; an event dedicated to reducing injuries and deaths associated with auto accident injuries. We also host an annual Patient Appreciation Day in which we invite our patients to come enjoy chiropractic care, massage, food and refreshments, face painting and balloons for the kids, etc all for charity. In other words, all of our services performed on Patient Appreciation Day are performed for free or on a donation basis, with 100% of the proceeds donated to a local charity. We have supported many charities such as the Sacramento chapter of American Diabetes Association, Kiwanis Family House, Sacramento Food Bank, Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home, Stanford Children’s Home and Loves and Fishes.
PC: So beside you being Sacramento’s chiropractic superstar, what is your community’s claim to fame?
JA: We are the capitol city! You know, the place where Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger holds his day job.
PC: A local Sacramento TV news crew walks in your front door and you are live on television. The reporter asks “what is it that you do here?” You reply?
JA: Our goal for our patients is simple: To improve your health and improve your life!
PC: Thanks for being a part of our Planet Chiropractic interview series Dr. Anderson. This was a great interview that should provide people with lots of information about your practice and love for chiropractic. Anything you’d like to add?
JA: Chiropractic is my past, present and future and I look forward to celebrating many more milestones in the years ahead!
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