Dr. Marcus Deaver, D.C.
I never knew the power of an adjustment until my younger brother’s middle ear infection cleared up after two adjustments. He was 2 years old at the time and had battled Otitis Media (middle ear infection) for about a year. My mother took us to the chiropractor in a neighboring town for care. Since that day we have been maintaining our health through regular chiropractic adjustments.
After witnessing my chiropractor’s love and dedication to his patients, as well as the power of an adjustment, it has inspired me to become a chiropractor. I started my education at Wichita State University, where I earned my bachelors degree in biology in 2003. In 2006, I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. I graduated with honors earning Magna Cum Laude. I chose to attend Palmer College (located in Davenport, IA) because it was the birthplace of chiropractic. Palmer is referred to as the Fountainhead of the chiropractic profession. It trains the world’s finest chiropractors, and graduates more doctors than any other school. I also enjoy traveling to other countries to provide chiropractic care to poverty-stricken areas. To date, I have served in India, Haiti, and Liberia.
Currently, I am on several community boards including the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, and Strategic Planning Committee. I enjoy spending time every week helping students in the Adopt-A-Class program at the public schools. It’s a local initiative, called ‘Vision 20/20’ to help business leaders become mentors for kids. I am also passionate about teaching and educating others about health topics and disease prevention. Being a member of a national non-profit organization, called the ‘Foundation For Wellness Professionals,’ I provide workshops for businesses and organizations (on various health topics) at least once a week.
God has a purpose for each individual and a there is a reason why we were born. I chose chiropractic as a career because I believe that my purpose is to “Help as Many People as Possible in the Most Natural Means.”
My practice philosophy is simple, “Do what works best for the patient.” I know that everybody is different. No two people will respond to same situation. Because of that reason, I think that everyone needs individual attention based on what he/she needs, not what is easiest for the doctor or what is dictated by insurance companies. I take pride in developing an individual care package for each person I see.
I also believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is why I like to focus on the wellness aspect of your health. If you eat right, eliminate toxins, reduce stress, exercise, and get regular adjustments, you prevent the multitude of health problems that exists today. Living a healthy lifestyle is a lot easier than most think. I am committed to educating as many people as possible in changing his/her habits to prevent disease.
I believe that you should practice what you preach. That is why I still get checked and adjusted at least once a week. I may not need it every week, but I still get my spine evaluated. Some of my other health habits include taking Omega-3 fish oil, Undenatured Whey Protein, a quality multivitamin, Vitamin D, Magnesium, and Adrenal Support every day. I also get massaged about once a month, avoid Gluten products, and do a Foot Detox Bath at least 2 times a month. I only drink filtered water and avoid pop or soda. Occasionally, on the weekends I allow myself a donut or two.
“You are never fully dressed without a smile” This sums up Angie Deaver’s role at Art of Life Chiropractic! With 14 years of experience, she is our employee relations specialist, marketing guru, and philanthropic contact. She obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Chiropractic Technology from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2005. She was in the office right beside Dr. Marcus for the beginning of Art of Life Chiropractic and for the first 4 years of the practice. After those 4 years, she went back to her love of working with students by teaching at Victory Christian Academy. You can find Angie at Art of Life most afternoons and on Fridays.
You can often see Angie carrying in drinks or special treats for the office staff. Her passion in life is to make others smile, leave behind sparkles, smiles, and support her amazing husband in his God-given ability as a Chiropractor. She enjoys history, Star Wars, reading, laughing, cooking, walking, and learning. Her ultimate favorite thing is to laugh through life with amazing, beautiful people!
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” Albert Einstein“
“A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.” Norman Cousins
Linda Harbes is one of our Chiropractic Assistants and she has 9+ years experience! Linda has been married to Lanny for over 40 years and they have 4 children, and one grandchild! Linda is very involved with her church, has a passion for the lost and has been part of mission trips to Africa, Haiti and Mexico. She genuinely loves people and enjoys seeing them feel better!
Angie Miller has had over 20 years in Customer Service experience with 10 of that being in the Chiropractic and Medical field. She enjoys helping people and loves the hands on approach that Chiropractic Care provides. You will see Angie all over the office, helping with patient care to answering the phones and scheduling people. When Angie is not at the office, she enjoys hiking, swimming, fishing and baking.
Melinda Wagner is the face of the office. You will see her every time you come in and every time you leave. She is the “calm” to the storm in the office. She is efficient and effective. Melinda is passionate about helping others and has always enjoyed observing the healing process as patients receive the care that they need. In her free time, Melinda likes reading, walking, kayaking, cooking and gardening. She also says that one of the biggest accomplishments in her life is raising 3 wonder children.
Chiropractic Billing and Accounts Specialist
Amanda Bogard is our billing and accounts specialist. She has been working on the insurance side of things for over 10 years. She is excited to continue her career in health and wellness with this passionate and vibrant team. She brings a certain pizzazz and organization to the office. If you have any problems, she is willing to help in any way possible. But if you don’t pay your bill, she will be all over you like a spider monkey. Amanda is blessed with 4 kids and enjoys spending time with her husband riding motorcycles. Amanda’s other hobbies include reading, camping, and hanging out with friends.