Haley Parker L.Ac

Dr. Haley is a Virginia State Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, a New Mexico State Board Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Diplomat in Oriental Medicine certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in clean needle technique.

Dr. Haley received her Master’s Degree in The Science of Oriental Medicine from the prestigious Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico graduating at the top of her class. As part of her clinical training, Dr. Haley practiced at an integrative medical setting at the Santa Fe Indian Hospital, where she specialized in arthritis, back pain, allergies, and diabetes. Dr. Haley’s other clinical expertise includes woman’s health from her time working at the Santa Fe Woman’s Center and the gynecology department of the Heilong Integrative University Hospital in Harbin, China. During her time in China, Dr. Haley also worked with the cancer and post-stroke patients, as well as other neurology patients.

Post-graduation, Dr. Haley started her own business and private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She worked extensively with patients suffering from psycho-emotional disorders, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Dr. Haley’s background as a Division 1, Varsity athlete contributed to her successful strategy working with student-athletes on sports-related psychologically, competitive performance, and nutritional aspects for their athletic training. Dr. Haley’s passion for athletics and physical fitness continued to serve her as she worked as the resident acupuncturist at the prominent El Gancho Racquet and Fitness Club in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She had success treating joint and back pain, tendonitis, and metabolic disorders aiding in weight-loss programs, prior to her working as the acupuncturist on Princess Cruise Lines for the last 5 years.

Her experience has given her the opportunity to treat patients all over the world and globally study health and wellness strategies. Dr. Haley feels extremely fortunate to be able to have changed the lives of her patients by relieving them of their health concerns within the short duration of just one cruise. Her method of treatment encouraged the body to jump-start its own natural healing processes for a better quality of life. Her patients’ conditions have ranged from pain conditions such as sciatic pain, back pain, joint injuries, and arthritis to terminal cancer pain, post-stroke paraplegia, weight-loss, digestive disorders, and facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Haley is thrilled to join the team here at the Chiropractic Family Health Centre while she is pursuing her specialty in sports medicine acupuncture and continuing her certification as a Natural Health Practitioner.

A complimentary consultation with Dr. Haley is available so you may discover how this effective, time-tested medicine can bring long-lasting relief from your health concerns.

Dr Curtis Margerum, DC

Dr. Curtis C. Margerum, D.C. was born in Mayville, ND. He grew up in Minnesota and was active in football, basketball, baseball and track in high school. He also participated in choir, band and drama. He went on to play baseball at both Moorhead State University and the University of North Dakota. From there he attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN graduating in 1990.

He has been in practice for the last 26 years in Alexandria, Virginia and loving every minute of it. He has helped countless number of patients through the years. He has skills in many chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Activator, Thompson Drop and Cox Flexion Distraction.

He recently joined the Palmercare Chiropractic group which serves Northern Virginia in eight different locations. He is constantly attending seminars and meetings to continue to better himself for the benefit of his patients. His main goal is to provide the chiropractic experience which is above and beyond the patients’ expectations.

Dr. John Michael Shih

John Michael Shih is a licensed acupuncturist, board-certified acupuncturist, and clinical herbalist issued by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in both Virginia and Maryland. He is also a licensed Chinese medical physician in China. He completed a 5 years Bachelor’s program in Chinese Medicine along with 3 years of Master’s degree in Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine which is one of China's best and pioneer Chinese medicine universities. He spent over 8 years receiving training in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and western medicine. He also completed his residency at the Jiangsu Province Hospital and Qinhuai Nanjing District Hospital. Besides clinical practice, he was an adjunct professor at the Virginia University of Oriental Medicine in 2018 and a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy at Management & Science University of Malaysia in 2020.  Over 9 years of clinical practice in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in both the United States and China, has led him to be exposed to treating a variety of health problems.

He specialized in pain management, mood disorders, seasonal allergies, insomnia, and digestive issues. He also supports a comprehensive approach towards achieving patient-centric, integrating Acupuncture, Herbal Supplement, Cupping, Moxibustion, and Acupressure Techniques to reach optimal health. His goals are to help patients experience a vital and productive life.

John was born in Windham, Connecticut, and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. His diverse cultural background and years of clinical experiences have led him to believe in the beauty of integrated healthcare. The use of a holistic approach by combining western and eastern treatment options can round out those regimens restoring harmony and helping the body's healing process. He observed people's struggles with illness and pain and as a result of Chinese Medicine achieved individual health, happiness, balance, and well-being.  These life experiences motivated him to help patients to feel their best, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.  Outside of the clinic, John enjoys photography, traveling, and cooking.

Dr. Anna Choi

Dr. Anna was born and raised in Springfield, Virginia. In 2015, she attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Science and a minor in Psychology.

It was during her time at university that she discovered her passion for chiropractic care. Dr. Anna's goal is to enable individuals to achieve holistic healing and lead lives unburdened by the challenges of a stressed nervous system.

Determined to pursue her passion, Dr. Anna enrolled in Life University's chiropractic program in Marietta, GA. Throughout her time there, she actively participated in numerous adjusting seminars and attained a certification in the Torque Release Technique. Anna's dedication to chiropractic care extended beyond her studies; she embarked on a week-long mission trip to Haiti, where she adjusted over 100 people daily. Dr. Anna is dedicated to aiding others and helping facilitate a healthy, healing environment for her patients.

Aside from her academic pursuits, Dr. Anna loves running, lifting, hiking and taking solid core classes.

Here at Palmercare Chiropractic we do our best to not only get you healthy but keep you healthy! Chiropractic care is one of the most important aspects of healthcare in order to achieve optimal health. Chiropractic care is based off the concept of eliminating misalignment and nerve interference of the spine.
As a Chiropractors we focus and work on your nervous system removing subluxations, getting the nerves turned on and firing so your body is able to heal itself as it should and perform at optimal levels!

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