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About Simmons Specific Chiropractic
Simmons Specific Chiropractic is a family-run chiropractic clinic. Our chiropractor, Dr. Steven Simmons, is involved with the Michigan Association of Chiropractors and the Palmer College of Chiropractic Presidents Club and enjoys helping with the Health Fair. When not providing compassionate chiropractic adjustments at our wellness clinic, Dr. Simmons enjoys spending time with his family. Vanessa Simmons, the wife of Dr. Steven Simmons, is Office Manager of Simmons Specific Chiropractic and offers doula services.
As a chiropractor in Midland, we consider ourselves your ally in holistic healthcare. We focus on providing chiropractic solutions to address the unique needs of all patients, whether you have back pain, neck pain, sciatica pain, or even migraines. If you’ve been in an auto accident, been injured on the job, or had another accident, we are here to help you heal from the inside out. Our treatments realign the spine and the nervous system, creating an inner harmony that helps you heal.
Dr. Simmons was raised in a small town in Michigan. He is married to Vanessa and they have four children. Dr. Simmons graduated from Palmer College, Davenport in 1999. His class voted him “Most likely to build a shrine to ‘BJ’”—an early innovator of chiropractic. He has fulfilled that title. His collection includes over four sets of the original green books and several original portable adjusting tables and an original knee chest table from the 1900’s.
After graduation in 2000, Dr. Simmons and his wife opened Simmons Specific Chiropractic in Midland, Michigan. He has been with the Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC) since August 1997 and has been a board member since January 2012. Additionally, he became a State Representative for Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Alumni Association, Vice Chair for the Ethics and Professional Conduct Peer Review Committee for Michigan’s Association of Chiropractors (MAC) back in January 2013.
Dr. Simmons believes in staying active on several committees within the Midland and Chiropractic community. He is extremely involved with the Chiropractic Profession by supporting the Chiropractic conventions across the state of Michigan.
He has been a Palmer College of Chiropractic Presidents Club member since March 2003. His passion for chiropractic care has also taken him to Washington Hill to participate in the Light for Patient’s Rights for their Health Care.
He has a love for the chiropractic profession, and he considers his patients to be a part of his chiropractic family. He does whatever it takes to supply his patients with the best form of chiropractic to ensure optimum health.
Dr. Simmons has his post doctorate training in Knee Chest Upper Cervical Technique. He is proud to offer this technique for patients that would benefit from the use of it.
Vanessa was born and raised in a small country town of Standish, Michigan. She married her high-school sweetheart in 2005, Steven Simmons. She and Dr. Simmons have four beautiful children. Dr. Simmons and Vanessa opened Simmons Specific Chiropractic in 2000. Vanessa graduated from a Christian College, Spring Arbor University, with her bachelor’s in Family Life Education.
Her education also includes a Birth Doula Certification through DONA, Insurance Agent certification and currently is an AFLAC representative. Vanessa is a member of the following Organizations: Palmer College of Chiropractic Presidents Club, League of Chiropractic Woman (LCW), Doulas of North America, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and the American Association of Family and Consumer Science. Vanessa has attended the Michigan Chiropractic conferences, seminars, and board meetings for the previous 16 plus years.
She has love for Chiropractic and is a great advocate for the profession. Vanessa has been the Clinic Director of Simmons Specific Chiropractic since 2000. She performs consultations, examinations, x-rays, insurance billing procedures, and she manages employees, doctors, and office systems. She has high expectations and helps maintain the office with high standards. By working in a high-volume, profitable practice, she has the knowledge and experience to assist other offices and their teams throughout Michigan with the needs of today’s environment.
Dr. Raina Broadstone loves bringing chiropractic to the masses and helping get sick people well by providing compassionate, quality care for every patient from babies to geriatrics and everyone in between! She is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa—the fountainhead of chiropractic, and she is a proud member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors.
While in attendance at Palmer College, Dr. Broadstone was involved with various clubs including Motion Palpation Club, Pediatrics Club, Animal Chiropractic Club, and Palmer Humanist Club. Dr. Broadstone and her husband became pregnant while she was enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic program and delivered her baby boy during finals week of 4th trimester. She is proud of the fact that she was able to continue her studies with the support of her husband and classmates, and she went on to complete the DC program on schedule with her colleagues.
Having a child also bolstered her passion and desire to work with families and young babies and children, and this excitement to bring health to the youngest among us has sparked her passion to pursue certifications in Pediatrics as well as Webster’s technique and more in the near future.
Dr. Broadstone is a Texas transplant living in Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, riding, and chasing her young sons around the farm.
Carissa is a chiropractic assistant who helps with insurance verification, new patient registration, and data input. She graduated from Gladwin High School in 2017, attended Northwood University for Advertising and Marketing, and is a member of DECA, BPA, and National Honors Society. Her previous work experience includes working as a chiropractic assistant and a teaching assistant.
Carissa loves attending concerts and music festivals, she’s talented at drawing and painting, and she enjoys a good road trip. She loves her parents, Tracy and Craig, and her sister, Caitlyn.
Josiah works in Electronic Health Records and has previously worked as a consultant, helping businesses improve their business processes. He graduated from Northwood University in 2018 and is currently a graduate student at Devos Graduate School.
In his free time, Josiah likes ballroom dancing, swimming, traveling, and ballroom dancing. He aspires to always live up to the saying, “We must remember to be a good person and keep moving forward.”
Brieanna works as a chiropractic assistant, helping new patients and processing them, and she numbers their x-rays. She graduated from Calvary Baptist, where she won state championships in soccer and basketball, and she currently attends Mid Michigan College.
Brieanna enjoys riding her four-wheeler and spending time outdoors with her siblings and dog. Her inspiration comes from this Bible verse: Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
Olivia works as a chiropractic assistant, helping with cleaning, helping resting patients, pulling up x-rays, and other office tasks. She received her CNA after graduation and worked as a care giver in home health care.
In her free time, Olivia enjoys volleyball, yoga, and loves volunteering at the humane society. She loves her mom and two siblings and lives by the saying, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
I don’t know what I would do without Simmons Specific Chiropractic. The doctor is great and relieves the pain in my head, neck, jaw, shoulders and hips. They are the best chiropractor I’ve ever been to. I highly recommend their facility.
Took my son here for migraines and back pain. After one adjustment, he was no longer in pain.
The chiropractors here really care about you and your health. They track your progress so you can see your results and give you specialized treatment.