Meet the Doctor

B. Eric Reutzel, D.C., D.A.B.C.O.Dr. Eric Reutzel

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 my                                                  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 of chiropractic.

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