Meet the Doctor
B. Eric Reutzel, D.C., D.A.B.C.O.
My Approach to Chiropractic
"My primary mission is to help people feel well naturally. I
believe in aiding the body so that it can heal itself by finding the source of the problem".
My approach to overall health care is simple: treat the patient as an individual,
spend the necessary time to thoroughly under-stand the patient's condition, and gently treat the
patient while providing information to aid in healing.
My Educational Background
My college undergraduate work focused on pre-med at the University of Pittsburgh. However, I
had a strong interest in natural medicine, specifically chiropractic. I witnessed
mother avoid surgery on her neck due to effective hands-on chiropractic care and this approach to medicine further
steered me from becoming a medical doctor and instead pursuing a doctor
So, after two years at the University of
Pittsburgh, I enrolled at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. The challenging
curriculum encompassed 4,500 classroom hours anatomy and physiology, neuro-anatomy, biochemistry, x-ray and
diagnostic imaging, advanced radiology, biomechanics, diagnosis and chiropractic adjusting. I spent extensive
time in residency with patients at National's Outpatient Clinic as well as the Salvation Army Clinic of
Chicago. Each semester I achieved the Dean's List and served as teaching assistant in
both the Anatomy and Biomechanics Departments.
My thirst for knowledge and
advancement of my clinical and diagnostic skills has not ceased since
graduation. In 1999, I earned my post-doctoral degree in Chiropractic Orthopedics and achieved my Diplomat Degree
in the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics (DABCO). Only a small percentage of Chiropractors ever achieve
this status. This education enhances not only the treatment of specific orthopedic problems but also the entire
patient as it places emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of all
musclo-skeletal injuries including sport and accident injuries and those of the extremities (shoulder,
elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot). Every year I continue to expand my
education by attending numerous seminars in many subject areas ranging in Chiropractic treatments,
exercise, mobilization and nutritional counseling.
My Professional Career
After graduation from National University of
Health Sciences, I worked in a large Chiropractic practice in the southern suburbs of Chicago before joining Dr.
Roy Schmitt at Mars Chiropractic Center and establishing my current practice.
My Private Life
I love spending time with my wife and two young
sons. For fun I enjoy woodworking, remodeling my home, and biking. When time permits sailing, skiing and volleyball
are great sources of recreation.
Reutzel Chiropractic 506 Pittsburgh
Street Mars, PA 16046-0398