Dr. Kevin Miller, D.C.

Dr. Kevin Miller, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Kevin Miller is a leader in his profession with over 16 years of experience.  He graduated from Wartburg College with Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1997, and continued his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic where he graduated in July 2000. Dr. Miller continued training in other chiropractic offices before opening his practice, E.P. True Chiropractic, in West Des Moines, June 2002.

Dr. Miller is a certified 5 Essential Maximized Living Chiropractor.  Other notable certifications include; Palmer College of Chiropractic, graduate of Iowa Chiropractic Society, USA Wrestling Chiropractic – Wellness Advisory Council, International Chiropractors Association, Gonstead Clinical Studies Society, and the World Children’s Wellness Foundation.

As a former collegiate wrestler at Wartburg College, Dr. Miller earned All-American honors, as well as, 2x Academic All-American.  While competing in wrestling, he sustained a debilitating neck injury. It was that injury that prompted him to seek out chiropractic care and that is the moment that changed his life forever. That injury propelled his journey into health and began his mission to get people well.

He believes in the value of a healthy spine which leads to a healthy nervous system.  Dr. Miller focuses on the Maximized Living 5 Essentials to optimal health and wellness.

These 5 Essentials include:

  1. Maximized Mind
  2. Maximized Nervous System
  3. Maximized Nutrition
  4. Maximized Oxygen Supply
  5. Minimizing Toxicity

 

Chiropractic care and living the 5 Essential lifestyle can result in many improvements ranging from better sleep, reduced pain levels, to reduced cancer risks.  True health is healing and functioning at 100%.  Chiropractic ensures optimal healing by reducing and eliminating nerve interference building your immune system so that you can fight cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and many other disease processes Americans die from each day.

As a Maximized Living Chiropractor, Dr. Miller has joined a worldwide mission to change the way people look and think about their health.  At. E.P. True Chiropractic, patient health is #1 priority and Dr. Miller and his team strive to offer the best all-natural care in the world and he is confident in his ability to make a positive difference in each patient’s life.

Dr. Miller is thankful to be a part of Maximized Living Network and the exceptional opportunities that organization provided.  He has had many opportunities of serving high level athletes through the Wellness Advisory Council which encompasses the USA Olympic Governing Bodies – Judo, Sitting Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Dr. Miller has had many special invitations to serve athletes locally and on the world stage including;

  • 2012 and 2016 Olympics in London and Rio De Janeiro
  • 2011 USA Weightlifting Championships
  • 2012 – 2017 NAIA Wrestling Championships
  • World Wrestling Championships (4 years)
  • NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships (2 years)
  • USA Wrestling Open (5 years)

 

Melissa Grandon

Melissa Grandon

Maximized Metabolix / Nutrition Specialist

Melissa serves our office as Maximized Metabolix / Nutrition Specialist, as well as, Community Outreach and Events Manager.  Her passion is reaching and connecting with businesses and organizations in the community to spread the message of true health and healing.  In the office, she is excited to guide on how to maximize their nutrition and overall care so they may reach their God-given health potential.  She enjoys speaking and teaching at community events, including businesses, schools, and other organizations.

Melissa graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Exercise Science.  There she minored in coaching with an emphasis in sports nutrition.  She is also a certified Level 2 – Maximized Metabolix consultant and continues her education through various functional health classes.

Melissa started her health journey at a young age because of dance and athletics.  Her competitive drive lead her to seek ways to keep improving her athletic performance as a UNI Track & Field athlete and wanted help others to do the same.  She found Maximized Living in 2007 as a patient and began implementing the 5 Essentials in her life.  After seeing how these principles changed her health and the health of her family, she was on mission to share this powerful information with others.  Melissa joined the E.P. True Chiropractic team in July, 2013.

Melissa and her husband, Daniel, have 3 spirited children, Dylan, Darren, and Gabriella.  She spends most of her time cheering at their athletic events and hanging out with her family.  Melissa stands on a foundation of faith, and enjoys sharing the love of Jesus.

 

Trisha Oakley

Trisha Oakley

Patient Care Specialist / X-Ray Technician

As a Patient Care Specialist / X-Ray Technician, Trisha can be seen leading in many areas of patient care.  Trisha has the privilege of guiding each new patient through the patient care process.  Her passion is ensuring that each patient experiences the superior care they deserve for optimal health and healing.  This includes educating through exams, x-rays, special appointments, and events.

Trisha’s attention to patient care began when she worked in nursing homes as an Activities Coordinator.  Her education came from the University of Iowa where she earned her degree in Sociology, in 2003.  She continues to fuel her knowledge and expertise of patient care through specialized training from Maximized Living.

Her journey to health really kicked into gear after college.  She became interested in eating better and began a new style of working out.  It was at her new gym where she was introduced to the Maximized Living 5 Essentials.  She adopted these essentials and worked hard to apply them to her own life, so when she joined E.P. True Chiropractic in 2010, she could be an amazing resource to all patients.  This passion developed into starting, Maximized Momma, a homemade, non-toxic, personal care product business.

Trisha spends her time away from the office with her husband, Brandon, and daughters, Olivia, and Lyla.  She enjoys working out and doing Yoga, many times with the help of her girls.  She loves trips to Target and serves on the kid’s ministry at her church.

 

Aleia Salazar

Aleia Salazar

Accounts Manager

Aleia serves as Accounts Manager.  Her top priority is managing each patient’s specialized care plan to assure everyone stays on the right track toward optimal health and healing.  While she is responsible for many behind the scenes operations, you will also see her smile as she takes care of patients at the front desk.

In April, 2013, Aleia graduated from Grand View University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion with a concentration on fitness.  While at Grand View, she also minored in Psychology and Honors.  Aleia has continued her self-development and education by attending Maximized Living seminars and reading various relevant research based books.

Athletics have always been an important aspect of her life, from running cross country and playing soccer throughout her child hood, all lead to an opportunity to play collegiate soccer at Grand View University.  During her first year of college, she became more interested in different aspects of health that took her studies beyond just exercise and athletics, to more focused interest in the holistic health approach.  That curiosity lead her to pursuing an internship with E.P. True Chiropractic, where she later accepted a full-time position in 2014.  She continues to be fascinated by how our bodies heal and the wonders that chiropractic can do for our overall health.

Aleia always enjoys a good workout and roller blading out on a good trail.  You can often catch her reading a philosophy or history book for fun, or working on anything that challenges her brain.  She likes to find time for friends and maybe trying a new spicy food dish!

 

Janna Abeling

Janna Abeling

X-Ray Technician / Patient Care Specialist

Janna serves as our X-Ray Technician / Patient Care Specialist.  In this role, she is able to meet with patients and help determine more specific areas of focus to enhance their health and healing.  Janna is focused on providing the best possible care for each patient.

In 1994, Janna received her B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa.  At that time, continued to work as a Dental Hygienist for 7 years before choosing to stay home to raise her family.  While serving her family, she stayed busy volunteering at various school and church activities.

In 2014, an opportunity arose for her to work at E.P. True Chiropractic.  She knew this was an easy decision to make since she has always been fascinated with health and the prevention of disease.  Through her own personal journey with health and healing, Janna has an amazing testimony that fuels her passion to help others.  She continues to seek professional education and special training through Maximized Living and various other courses.  Her mission is to educate patients on the most cutting edge information and resources so they can make the best decision for themselves and their families.

Between keeping up with her husband Brian and his love for photography and her children; Wil and Carrie, they do a good job of keeping her out of trouble.  Janna enjoys teaching water exercise at the Walnut Creek Y. She would love to have you join her class.   She also loves reading and is always searching for the next good book.  If you have a good suggestion, be sure to let her know.

 

Erin Batzler

Erin Batzler

5 Essential Education Specialist / X-Ray Technician

Erin joined E.P. True Chiropractic in 2015. She currently serves as 5 Essential Education Specialist / X-Ray Technician. Her top focus is equipping patients with tools and resources tailored to fit individual goals and wellness needs.

Erin’s interest in health and wellness piqued in college where she majored in Health Promotion at the University of Northern Iowa.   She furthered her education at Drake University with a Master’s in Public Administration.  Erin is a self-proclaimed researcher by nature and is committed to being a lifelong learner of health and wellness principles.  This is a major gift she brings to the team and to patients.  Her passion is to bring the most cutting edge and truthful research to everyone she meets with.

Erin’s focus on health and healing initially began as an elite volleyball athlete at UNI.  As she stepped out into real world situations, and after a couple personal experiences in the workplace, she started digging deeper into traditional medicine and health care.  After collecting significant research, Erin learned the definition of true health and real health care.  This new knowledge lead her to begin following a more holistic and disease preventing lifestyle focus for herself and her family.  She now enjoys teaching and living by the Maximized Living 5 Essentials.

You can still find Erin on the volleyball courts around the Des Moines area with her cheerleaders on the sidelines (husband Rob, and children Breck and Aria).  Family life is a priority for Erin, as well as, her regular workouts and reading a good book when she can find extra time.

 

Meg Jackson

Meg Jackson

Director of First Impressions

Meg assists E.P. True chiropractic as the Director of First Impressions.  Her bright smile will be one of the first you meet as a new patient or as a long time wellness patient.  Meg’s main focus is on patient hospitality and satisfaction and making sure each component of our patients care is leading them on the path of health and healing.  You will see much of her creativity around the office with her educational flyers and décor.  Every part is thoughtfully put together to enhance patient knowledge about health and upcoming educational events.

This talent stems from being a former teacher at Woodward Granger Schools where she was a high school Spanish Teacher.  She is currently serving in her 16th season as Woodward Granger’s Head Volleyball coach.  Previously, Meg resided in Creston, IA.  After graduating from Creston High School, she and earned her Secondary Spanish Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Her journey to health has been a gradual process throughout her life, but her main motivation came after she watched a close friend suffer and die from cancer at a very young age.  Dr. Miller became her best resource for health in 2005, when she, along with her family (husband, Marc and 3 children, Kenna, Ben, and Anna) became patients of E.P. True Chiropractic.  Meg officially joined the E.P. True Chiropractic team November 2016.

Outside of serving our patients, you will find this supermom watching or coaching her kid’s activities and spending time with her extended family.