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Dr. Derrick Hendricks
Dr. Derrick Hendricks has been saving lives as a chiropractor since 1993. In April of 2007, he established Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic on Elkhart’s growing East side. His vision was simple: bring a wellness facility to Elkhart County that treats the whole person and is not merely focused on individual symptoms. Dr. Hendricks is an Elkhart native who graduated from Concord High School, attended Manchester College as a premed student, and received his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Hendricks graduated from chiropractic school with academic recognition of Magna Cum Laude, Pi Tau Delta Society membership, and was listed as a Presidential Scholar.
Dr. Hendricks practiced traditional “hands on” manipulation for thirteen years before receiving advanced training in the computer assisted Pro-Adjuster treatment. This type of adjustment opens the door to patients who otherwise would not consider chiropractic care due to fears surrounding an adjustment. Dr. Hendricks takes pride in the ability to provide chiropractic care to any patient through the availability of multiple adjusting techniques. In his early teen years, Dr. Hendricks learned about the chiropractic philosophy and how interference in the nervous system can hinder the body’s expression of health. From that point, his passion was to become a Doctor of Chiropractic and help patients heal naturally without the use of drugs or surgery. It was a perfect fit for someone that believes the human body is a miracle and therefore capable of self-healing and self-regulation.
Dr. Hendricks resides in the Elkhart area with his wife, Kelli, and their three children, Joel, Jared, and Megan. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, and skiing.
Dr. Hendrick’s wife of over 30 years has been a forever employee. Kelli has supported Dr. Derrick and ATC in every nook and cranny of the office. Building out the building/practice, back office, patient help, front office, janitorial and so much more. She’s a fixture that supports it all! In her “spare time,” Kelli and Dr. Derrick have raised 3 amazing kids, they have a mini-farm with goats, chickens/eggs, and a garden. She Loves to organize, mow the lawn, skiing/outdoor activities, and all
Fun fact: Kelli learned how to fly in a Cessna 172.
Tamera is Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic’s clinical assistant. Tamera too, has been with ATC since 2007. She has maintained her state license in radiography for numerous years and has a long resume dedicated to the chiropractic profession. Tamera has blessed many patients helping to treat the cause of their symptoms and resolving symptoms rather than medicating the issue. Tamera has a positive, infectious personality and makes each person feel special and listened to as they describe whatever ails them. She is a cowgirl at heart and there is not one issue (or dare) that she won’t tackle with strength and perseverance. Tamera brightens every patient’s day that walks through the office doors.
Fun Fact: Tamera once ate a 32oz porterhouse steak all by herself.
Kathryn is a Front Desk Chiropractic Assistant with more than 2 years of experience caring for and helping patients with chronic pain, subluxations, supplements, and whole-body healing. Growing up on a Michigan farm led to a love for all God’s creatures, natural food, and innate healing. Kathryn’s family has been part of Chiropractic for a number of years and continues to see the many benefits after each adjustment. Kathryn lives in the Elkhart area with her boyfriend, Zane, and cat, Vada. Kat enjoys healthy cooking, visiting friends, and doing puzzles under Vada’s supervision.
Fun Fact: Kathryn could read before kindergarten and is fluent in German.
As a front desk Chiropractic Assistant, Carrie is one of the first friendly faces you see when entering Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic. Working in the chiropractic field for more than 15 years has allowed Carrie to exercise her knowledge and appreciation of the body’s healing abilities and innate intelligence. From the moment she began her first job in a chiropractic office, she knew she had discovered something special that she needed and wanted to share with others.
Carrie lives in the Goshen area with her 3 daughters, Kendall, Chloe, and Annika, and her partner of 13 years, Aaron. She spends most of her “free” time watching her kids do the various sporting and musical activities they love.
Fun Fact: Carrie has worked in Chiropractic since she was a teenager. She
also is a “Friends’ fanatic and has almost every episode memorized.