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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, Hank and JohnPaul. 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.

Chiropractor Eric Effertz, D.C.

Chiropractic Dubuque IA Eric Weight Loss CoachI am originally from Ladysmith, Wisconsin. I went to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where I pursued my degree in Kinesiology. Being a collegiate athlete combined with an education that dove into the human body more than I ever had before, I really started understanding the significant impact every decision had on my health. Having a passion for health, helping others, and being in a family full of educators I felt Chiropractic was the perfect fit for me. I enrolled in Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2015. Fast forward three years later and I'm so excited to be part of the Ideal Chiropractic Health team!

Jennelle - New Patient Assistant

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.”


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Ideal Chiropractic
Health Center

2200 John F Kennedy Road #100
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 845-7283

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