Meet The Team

Chiropractic Team Dubuque IA Ideal Chiropractic Health Center

Chiropractor Ryan Effertz, D.C.

Chiropractor Dubuque IA Ryan Effertz

Born and raised in Ladysmith, Wisconsin Dr. Ryan experienced the power of chiropractic after his first adjustment. Due to his positive experience he aspired to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. "I wanted to do something in the health field," says Dr. Ryan. "As I learned more about chiropractic I began to understand the power of the human body and its ability to heal itself. This allowed me to further understand that adopting a lifestyle of drugs/medication wasn’t for me."

Dr. Ryan Effertz attended both the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Wisconsin La Crosse before attaining his Bachelors of Science from Excelsior College. In 2005, he started Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Upon graduation, Dr. Ryan worked in a multi-doctor office in Algonquin, Illinois. In 2009, he opened Priority Health Chiropractic and Wellness in the beautiful town of Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Dr. Katie soon joined 4 months later. In 2013 Ideal Chiropractic Health Center in Dubuque was born.

His vision is based on the simple concept that health comes from within. Dr. Ryan’s ultimate goal is to maximize the potential of every patient through chiropractic, exercise, nutrition, and knowledge so they can live a happier, healthier, more productive life. Dr. Ryan is a current member of the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA). He aspires to continue his education to obtain both his I.C.P.A. (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and C.C.E.P. (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner).

Outside the practice you can find Dr. Ryan spending quality time with his wonderful wife Dr. Katie and their three kids: Ainsley, Annika, and Hank. His hobbies include running, golfing, hunting, fishing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


Chiropractor Dubuque IA Katie Effertz

Dr. Katie Effertz is originally from Dubuque, Iowa. Before she chose chiropractic she knew that she wanted a career that would allow her to follow her passions. As an athlete she was always interested in health. After exploring her options she learned chiropractic was a natural fit. Through chiropractic she is able to fulfill her passions of teaching, motivating and helping people. Dr. Katie has seen first hand the importance and positive impact that chiropractic care, nutrition, and exercise can have on a community.

She began her undergraduate journey at the University of Wisconsin Madison prior to obtaining her Bachelors of Science at the University of Central Florida. Upon graduation, she immediately started at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Katie chose Palmer College for its academic excellence as well as its prestigious reputation as the “Fountainhead of Chiropractic.” While attending, she served as an intern for the Sports Injury Club, the Sports and Rehabilitative Department, Kobusch Chiropractic and as a Teaching assistant for the Palmer Clinic.

In February 2010 she began working at Priority Health Chiropractic and Wellness with her husband and personal chiropractor Dr. Ryan. In 2013 Ideal Chiropractic Health Center in Dubuque was born. Her vision is one that involves family healthcare. Through her clinical experience she has successfully treated patients of all ages and conditions. Dr. Katie looks forward to helping more people understand, experience and adopt a chiropractic lifestyle.

Outside the practice, Dr. Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Dr. Ryan and other family and friends. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, traveling, athletics, and anything that allows her to be outdoors.

Jennelle - Office Manager

Chiropractic Dubuque IA Jenelle Office ManagerJennelle joined the Ideal Chiropractic team in November 2014. Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jennelle attended the University of Dubuque and considers Dubuque her home. She moved back to Dubuque with her husband Jon. The two have a brand new baby boy, Eli. He is the light of their life! She enjoys spending time with her husband, son, family, friends and her Boxer Izzy!



“My favorite part about working at Ideal Chiropractic Health Center is seeing patients achieve their health goals, improve their quality of life and her daily interactions with patients.”

Amy - Weight Loss Coach

Chiropractic Dubuque IA Amy Weight Loss CoachI am a native Dubuquer and have a great deal of love for my community. Marketer by day and fitness and health enthusiast for life. I have an unparalleled passion for health, fitness and overall wellness. I am TRX certified and thoroughly enjoy being a Spin Instructor for 8+ years. My joy comes from seeing people work hard to reach their optimal goals for their health, and in turn, happiness. Happiness and confidence are what most people strive for and I want to make that a reality for you. Myself, growing up an athlete and over-all hard worker, when I was not getting the results I wanted from hours in the gym, on top of all of time I would spend “guessing” what was nutritionally right for me, I thought to myself, something has to give. There has to be something out there that can elevate the guess work, a set program that I can easily follow and help me achieve the toning I was working so hard for. The Ideal Protein Program worked, after years of guess work, this plan simply works…16 pounds and 15 inches later I can confidently say, I am ecstatic where I am at and eager at the opportunity to coach you through this amazingly rewarding journey.

“My favorite part about working at Ideal Chiropractic Health Center is working with our patients to make different decisions regaining confidence, joy, and health for a lifetime.”

Tama Lea - Weight Loss Coach

Chiropractic Dubuque IA Tama Lea Weight Loss CoachTama Lea joined Ideal Chiropractic in July of 2017. Originally from Indianola, Iowa she is a graduate of Iowa State University and Clarke University with degrees in Business Management and Business Administration. Tama–Lea‘s husband Mark is originally from Dubuque where she has lived since 2004. Prior to joining the team, Tama–Lea and Mark saw great success with the Ideal Protein protocol. After struggling with many other methods, through Ideal Protein, they accomplished a total weight loss of 58 lbs. Tama–Lea says “I was at a point where I was deciding if I was going to give up all together and let the weight keep piling on with each passing year, or if I was going to try one more thing to take control of my health and self-esteem. Now I feel so much better physically and mentally that it has positively impacted every area of my life. I am so happy I found Ideal Chiropractic myself that I am driven to help others find the same success through weight loss coaching.”

“My favorite part about working at Ideal Chiropractic Health Center is being able to work with all our patients to achieve a healthy and pain free life!”

Marissa - Chiropractic Assistant and Lipo Light Technician

Chiropractic Dubuque IA Marissa Chiropractic Assistant and Lipo Light TechnicianMarissa joined the chiropractic team in May of 2017. Originally from Dubuque, IA, Marissa attended the University of Dubuque to pursue a degree in Pre-Professional Health with hopes of being able to combine a career with her passion of simply, helping people feel better. In her free time, Marissa enjoys snowboarding, kayaking, traveling, baseball games, camping, and spending time with family and friends.


“My favorite part about working at Ideal Chiropractic Health Center is knowing we do everything with a purpose. Everything is done with the patients best interest in mind.”

Our Dubuque Wellness Partners

Several locally owned businesses have collaborated with us to create an added value to you and your family as a result of being customers and to help support the growth and sustainability of the Dubuque community. Make sure to ask us how to take advantage of our wellness partners!


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Ideal Chiropractic Health Center
2200 John F Kennedy Road
Suite 100
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 845-7283