Doctor and Staff

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Dr. Dustin Tavenner

“My passion in life is helping people feel better. I do NOT take a cookie cutter approach to my patients. I understand that each patient that walks through my door presents unique findings and symptoms which is why I tailor my treatments to each patient. Although my treatments are individualized, my goal for each person is the same; to restore balance to the body while keeping the patient active and pain-free. ” – Dr. Tavenner

Dr Dustin Tavenner achieved his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Montana. His passion for helping people and the broad scope of practice that the Chiropractic field offered brought him to the National University of Health Sciences. Here he furthered his understanding of the human body while serving as the University’s Athletic Director before graduating in May of 2008. After graduation, he spent a year working as an Associate Doctor in a Chicago clinic focusing on Spinal Decompression, Pain Management and Physical Therapy. He was then offered a job working with a physical therapy office providing therapy for patients involved in personal injury cases, workman’s compensation as well as private insurance. He spent 1.5 years with the physical office before deciding to open Lakeshore Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center (LCRC) in 2010. During the clinic’s first year of business, Dr. Tavenner continued to provide physical therapy and it did not take long until his Chiropractic clinic became busy. Since that time, LCRC has moved to Michigan Avenue and continues to provide high-quality, tailored Chiropractic care to downtown Chicago. The clinic currently uses a variety of treatments consisting of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture and Custom Foot Orthotics in order to best treat their patients.

 

Dr. Tom Dambrogio

Dr. Dambrogio earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Illinois State University. During four years in the United States Marine Corps, he developed a passion for health and fitness as well as a strong understanding about injury prevention.  While at NUHS, Dr. Dambrogio earned certifications in Active Release Technique, FMS, RockTape, and Acupuncture.  He also completed an internship at the Danville, Illinois, VA Hospital, where he provided our nation’s veterans with Chiropractic care previously unavailable to the military.  Dr. Dambrogio does not believe in a cookie-cutter approach to healthcare, and he emphasizes well-rounded whole body treatment plans including manipulation, soft-tissue work, corrective exercise, strength training, and nutrition advice.
 

Sarah Hitt

“Sometimes all we need to do is take a deep breath, close our eyes, and pay attention. You can change the world with small acts of kindness; the little things add up to big things.” – Sarah Hitt

Sarah Hitt has always had a desire to be of service. Her earliest jobs were at the local nursing home where she developed a passion for enhancing the lives of the elderly. She has worked in various areas of health care, from vocational rehabilitation and job coaching for patients with traumatic brain injuries, to Therapeutic Recreation for patients with Alzheimer’s and other dementia, to certified nursing assistant roles in various long term care facilities. Outside of work, Sarah trained at Second City Training Center in the improv program. Sarah spent many years working at Midtown Tennis Club at the front desk and in member services. In those roles, she was able to utilize her drive to help people and her unique personality to make sure all the members felt listened to and taken care of. She has always had a passion for holistic and natural medicine and is proud to be part of a team that shares her beliefs that there are better solutions than just turning to surgery and medication.

 

Rocio “Rose” Zuniga

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

Rose Zuniga entered the rehabilitation field after her mother suffered a traumatic brain injury. While helping her mother through this tough time, she discovered her calling to be a caretaker and developed a passion for health care. This passion and desire to help has lead Rose to jobs at various rehabilitation centers and hospitals. Rose worked alongside both occupational and physical therapists as a technician. Through her time in those facilities, she has gained a vast skill set that she is excited to bring to the clinic at Lakeshore Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center. She loves seeing and being a part of the healing journey for each individual patient. She chose the quote above as a reminder that through darkest times, there is ALWAYS a silver lining.

 

Surintorn (“Ning”) Suanthohmg, PhD. MTOM L.Ac, M.Ed

Dr. Suanthong’s education includes a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine as well as a Master’s in Mathematics Education and a Ph. D. in research and Statistics . After switching careers into the healing arts, she has obtained advanced training in Zen Shiatsu, Tuina, Thai and Craniosacral Therapy. Dr. Suanthong’s unique approach combines treating the musculo-skeletal system with aforementioned techniques while trying to about balance with energy, immunity and circulation. Typical conditins that Dr. Suanthong can help include mental and emotional disorders (stress, anxiety, and depression), sleeping, eating, obesity and gastrointestinal disorders, reproductive systems, (fertility and menstruation, and PMS), respiratory issues, (asthma, sinus and allergies), addictions, (smoking and alcohol), neurological (headaches and migraines), and ENT problems (Ear, nose and throat)