Meet Dr. Garrett Gallentine
Dr. Gallentine graduated from Waynesburg University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. He then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. After graduating from Palmer in February 2013, he moved to the Cincinnati area and opened Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic. His mission was to help the greater Cincinnati area and has devoted his time in doing so ever since. Dr. Gallentine believes pain is inevitable but living and suffering with pain is an option.
Dr. Gallentine views wellness from a holistic perspective. His concept of wellness consists of using Chiropractic as the foundation for wellness. With this foundation, he believes other aspects of health like nutrition, exercise, stretching, strength training and patient education can be incorporated into the Wellness model. He believes that to be well requires getting adjusted on a regular basis and having an optimal functioning spine and nervous system: This equates to optimal health. If the nervous system is not functioning as well as it could be, the body is in a state of "dis-ease." The absence of symptoms does not, therefore, equate to health. He believes that wellness is the optimal functioning of mind, body and spirit.
Dr. Gallentine’s goals also include educating the community on the benefits of chiropractic and how the body can heal itself, if allowed to function at its optimum capacity. We wants to help the Cincinnati community by enabling them to enjoy the benefits of chiropractic that He experiences on a daily basis, such as better health, lack of disease, life without medication, no allergies, a healthier life when he gets older, and the ability to exercise without concerns of pain. Dr. Gallentine wants everyone to have the freedom to live life. His desire is to change the concept of "sick care" to "health care." He wants people to view Chiropractic as part of a preventative, proactive lifestyle resulting in overall wellness.
When I'm not in the office, you will find me spending time with my wife, family and friends and also my two black labs, Peaches and Piper. I enjoy being outdoors, salt-water fishing and hunting.
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What inspired you to become a chiropractor? During high school I suffered from an injury and didn't want to go the route of surgery so a family friend recommended I see a chiropractor. Shortly after visiting the chiropractor, I experienced amazing results and started to see other areas of my health improve. Needless to say, that experience shaped who I am today and why I decided to become a chiropractor.
Favorite place to travel outside of Cincinnati, OH? I enjoy visiting the east coast for their beaches as well as anywhere along the water in Florida. I often am finding myself visiting my parents in Fort Myers or Fort Lauderdale for fishing.
Meet Dr. Michael Hekler
I knew from an early age that I wanted to become a doctor and help people live happier, healthier lives. While pursuing that dream at Miami University and preparing to apply to medical school, I gained an even greater appreciation for the beautiful harmony that God created in the human body. All the parts of the body interact with each other, the food we eat, the air we breathe, the exercise we do (or don't do), and the thoughts in our head to produce either health or disease. The human body has inborn within it an amazing healing potential, and all we have to do sometimes is remove the interference to this potential and allow the body to heal itself.
I started to see a chiropractor myself during this time. And as I asked a million questions, the light bulb came on and I knew I found my calling. My passion is to not only help people suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, etc. but also to help them reach their optimal health without the use of drugs or surgery. The entire family, from newborn babies to grandma and grandpa, can benefit from chiropractic care.
After graduating from Miami University, I then attended Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis where I earned my Doctorate of Chiropractic. I moved back to my hometown of Cincinnati and have been practicing for over 10 years. When I am not in the office, you will find me spending time with my wife and son, outdoors with our two dogs, or rooting on my favorite sports teams.
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What inspired you to become a chiropractor? From an early age I always knew I wanted to become a doctor. What better way to make a living than to help people lead healthier, happier lives?! While in undergrad and preparing to apply to medical school, with all I was learning about how the human body works I realized that there had to be a better way. We were not born with a deficiency of Celebrex or Lipitor. The more I learned about chiropractic and how it focuses on the entire person and their lifestyle, I knew I had found my calling. There is no better feeling than helping patients reach their full health potential.
If you could relive one day in your life what would it be and why? The day I married my beautiful wife, Lindsey. It was an amazing day filled with love, happiness, and family!
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned in your life thus far? To live by the Golden Rule not only in my personal life but also in my professional life. I truly care about my patients' well being, and give them the same level of attention and care as I would hope myself or my family would receive.
What is your favorite place to eat in Cincinnati? My wife and I love the sushi at Kyoto. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it. We also really enjoy the food at Wildflower Cafe, which uses fresh and pure seasonal ingredients, purchased from local and organic farms.
Meet Dr. Nicholas Estep
Dr. Estep grew up in a small town along the Ohio River and attended West Virginia University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. While working as a personal trainer right out of school, he began to see a chiropractor for help with minor low back issues and began to see great results. Always knowing he wanted to be in the healthcare field, he began to pursue the wonderful profession of chiropractic. He then attended Life University in Marietta, Georgia and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2015.
Dr. Estep began his profession as a Chiropractor in Knoxville, TN, where he spent the last three years helping and educating patients. He loves being able to connect with his patients on a personal level and help them achieve their optimal health without the use of drugs or surgery. Dr. Estep has always loved educating his patients about the importance having a healthy nervous system, which controls everything that we do, from our every day movements to our digestion after a meal. Chiropractic, lifestyle counseling, nutrition, and exercise should all be utilized to address the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of health.
While in Knoxville Dr. Estep met his fiancée who grew up in Cincinnati and he has recently relocated to the area.
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What inspired you to become a chiropractor? I had a close friend who experienced a severe football injury in high school and had been helped out with chiropractic care, after the medical route did not work. After many years of education, I realized that Chiropractic was the best way to treat a patient and not just cover up the symptoms.
When not in the office... When Dr. Estep is not in the office, you can find him spending time with his fiancée enjoying the great outdoors - fishing, hunting, golfing and mountain biking.
Favorite thing to do in Cincinnati? I enjoy attending the sporting events in town, especially when Pittsburgh visits the Queen city.
Meet Christina, Practice Manager
I've been with Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic since 2013 and part of my role is to make sure each patient has the best experience. The best part of my job is meeting the new patients either in office or at an event and watch their progression with chiropractic care. Many of our patients have never experienced chiropractic, have had a bad experience elsewhere, they do not want to have a surgery or they do not want to take a pill to mask their pain. I sincerely enjoy hearing about their stories and watching them get back to their life before pain. As far as my other responsibilities go, a joke at the office is I take on all tasks besides any adjustments! I enjoy my role and if I can assist a patient with anything to make their life simpler such as go over a complimentary insurance verification, assist with their appointment scheduling or etc.
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Favorite vacation spot? Jamaica - everything about this island is great from scenery, atmosphere, culture and I always leave feeling relaxed and recharged. I've visited Negril, Montego Bay and Ochos Rios and have found to enjoy Negril the best. One piece of advice, if you do decide to visit Jamaica - do not leave without trying jerk chicken.
How would your co-workers best describe you? Energetic, friendly, caring and enjoys talking about her dogs. If you ever need to hear a funny story about dogs - I have quite a few to pass your time while on therapy at the office.
One thing you cannot live without? Coffee, but I think a lot of people could agree with me.
Meet Nikki, Patient Care Coordinator
Here at Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic, I am a Patient Care Coordinator. I assist with patient care ranging from starting patients on therapy, assist with front desk duties, checking out patients as well as reaching out to patients about their care.
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What is your favorite part about working at Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic? My favorite part about working at Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic is the welcoming and supportive staff. I also enjoy seeing the patients' progression on their care plan. It's amazing to see a patient come in with extreme pain suffering from whatever injury brought them into the office and then see their life change by mood improving, being able to get back to whatever they enjoyed before their injury.
What is the top 3 things on your bucket list? 1: Visit as many places in my life as possible. 2: Marry my soulmate. 3: Sky Dive!
What is your go to family recipe? Beef BBQ (Pulled Pork)...to see recipe visit my blog post ---> Family BBQ Recipe
Meet Brianna, Patient Care Coordinator
As a Patient Care Coordinator with Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic it is my job to help patients feel comfortable the minute they walk through our doors assist them with therapy before they see one of our doctors.
More about Brianna: Brianna is either spending time with her family or friends. She loves to take her pup Tucker on hikes or to the dog park.
What is your favorite part of working at Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic? I've only been working here a short time and it already feels like a second family.
If you could choose to do anything for a day what would it be? I could never pass up on nice beach day in Aruba!
Aside from the necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without and why? Not Seeing or talking to my boyfriend & puppy Tucker.
Meet Laura, Patient Care Coordinator
As a Patient Care Coordinator with Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic it is my job to help patients feel comfortable the minute they walk through our doors assist them with their treatment before they see one of our doctors.
More about Laura: Laura graduated Ohio University with a degree in Community Health. She loves spending time with her family, friends and her sweet puppy. She always has loved working in healthcare and feels very fortunate to be able to do so.
What is your favorite part of working at Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic? I was first a patient of Greater Cincinnati Chiropractic and can say I had received amazing results and everyone seemed to loved their job. Since starting, I have enjoyed seeing all our patients feeling better and seeing what a difference it can make in their lives.
What is something you want to do in the next year that you've never done before? I would like to do some more traveling and hopefully exploring Europe. I would also like to conquer my fear of skydiving.
Favorite type of food to eat? My first favorite food to eat is absolutely pizza but mashed potatoes is a very close second!