Doctor and Staff

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Dustin Tavenner, D.C.

“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.

Laura Cayce, D.C.

Dr. Laura Cayce’s was first exposed to Chiropractic care as an athlete in high school. During this time, she witnessed first hand the benefits of Chiropractic care as well as others. This inspired her to pursue the field of Chiropractic Medicine. First she earned her bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Missouri, then she attended Logan University in St. Louis, MO where she achieved her Masters in Sports Science and Rehabilitation as well as her Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree. Since then she has been helping Chicagoans maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle through personalized care plans consisting of Chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue manipulation and functional exercises to restore proper movement.

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.

 

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)