Our society today is currently plagued by chronic diseases. Pick your poison: heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, allergies, auto-immune diseases, chronic insomnia/fatigue, chronic pain, stress, gastrointestinal issues, and obesity the list goes on and on of the things that are slowly killing us.  As a physician in a practice comprised of mostly men and women ages 35 and older, the effects of current health epidemics continue to show up through anxiety, insomnia, fibromyalgia, pain syndromes, digestive distress, metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes)  and various hormonal disorders.  At last count, 66% of Americans were overweight or obese, and a large majority of the US population is nutrient deficient.  All of this illness is slowly bankrupting us, both personally and as a nation. Currently, with the way that most medical practices are set up, there is little room for implementing education and lifestyle coaching.  With the encouragement of the insurance industry, the current model perpetuates a cycle of hour-long wait times for 3-minute visits and the doling out of even more medications. Specific patient-centered health education, spending time getting to know the patients more personally, and learning about lifestyle practices of patients goes by the wayside because it simply is not something that is valued in terms of health insurance reimbursement.  Therefore most insurance-based practices can’t and don’t spend the time and resources to complete these foundational tasks of true healthcare. It is for these reasons, I’ve decided to do things differently.  With some physicians, you may have suspicions that you are not getting everything that you really need.  Most likely you didn’t know where to turn for an alternative.  You want to be able to reach out for needed information at a moment’s notice and in a way that is convenient for you.  You want to know that your doctor is truly a partner in your health and not just invested in a billable office visit. I want to deliver this experience to you and work together on a more personal connection with you and your overall health. I realize that the majority of Americans have health insurance plans.

Dr. Christine Hoch

My Goal

AboutUs1My goal is simply to support you in a real-life approach to your health care so that you actually succeed in achieving optimal health.  By providing quality Chiropractic and Acupuncture services, specific nutritional support, education on how to reduce stress and achieve a balanced nutrient-dense diet, and by providing wellness programs and services, you will ultimately have the physical capabilities and stamina to carry out your life’s purpose with less threat of disease and dependence on medications.  I am your drug-less health care provider!  If you are dissatisfied with the impersonal nature of today’s health care system, if you feel rushed with your doctor and unable to ask important questions about your health, if your time is too valuable to wait weeks for an appointment and then spend an hour or more in the waiting room,  or if you are looking for hands-on care that doesn’t involve more medications – then this practice is a great fit for you!

Dr. Hoch (pronounced Hoke), is a 1988 Graduate of Peotone High School and a 1990 Graduate of Joliet Junior College. She Received both her B.S. in Human Biology (1991) and her Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.) (1993) from The National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL. She also received her graduate and post-graduate certifications in Acupuncture from NCC.

Dr. Jeffery Todd Reed

My Goal

My goal is to help you achieve optimal health.  I am committed to finding a solution through the use of focused Chiropractic, Nutritional Support, and Rehabilitation.  I try to provide up-to-date and cutting-edge information and education on how to reduce stress and achieve a balanced nutrient-rich diet.  As part of a wellness program, this will help us work together to reach your health goals and allow you to live with less of a threat of disease and your dependence on medication.

Dr. Reed is a graduate of Peebles High School and received his BS from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth Ohio (94).  In 1998 he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University in St. Louis Missouri.  Dr. Reed previously operated a successful practice in Southern Ohio for over 20 years. During this time he acquired over 400 hours of post-graduate education focused on Athletic injuries, Rehabilitation and Nutrition.  He has successfully treated athletes from nearly every level of competition ranging from Student to NCAA and Professional levels.  Dr. Reed was also selected to participate in a milestone Chiropractic study for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This comprehensive study allowed those in the profession to reflect on the tasks, duties, and professional responsibilities typical in their everyday practice.

What’s Different About Our Practice?  We are Accessible!

By choosing to not accept insurance (except for billing to Medicare), we have more time to spend one-on-one with patients. Rather than typing reports and sending and re-sending records for a review process that never seems to end, we can still continue to help insured patients, by having you file your own claims with the detailed receipt supplied to you at the time of each visit.  When we learned that many co-pays are actually more than our average office visit fee, we knew we could go to a cash practice and you, our patients, wouldn’t suffer for it.  The benefit to you then is, because we are not a party to any insurance provider contract, the services we provide and when we provide them are not restricted in any way.  Together, we get to decide what the best course of action for you is, and we can follow that path.

Additionally, my staff takes into account the fact that most patients need more than 5-7 minutes per visit (the average currently at most doctor’s offices). We acknowledge that your time is just as valuable as ours, and, therefore, we have a no-waiting policy.  We believe anything more than a 10-minute wait to see your doctor for a scheduled appointment is too long. We understand that you have busy lives and need access to your physicians for advice outside of the office visit. Sometimes it is just to answer questions or to reinforce a health plan that was previously established.   We understand that things come up from time to time, and an appointment may need to be changed.  A phone call isn’t always the best option either, so we are available via text and e-mail as well (please see your welcome letter for our cell numbers).

Welcome to our practice and to old-fashioned healthcare that works for the 21st Century!