Kenneth J. Olson, Chiropractic Physician – Owner
Kenneth J. Olson, DC was born and raised in Traverse City, Mi. He is the youngest of five boys and is the first chiropractor in the family. He attended Northwestern Michigan College and then continued his education at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic. While a member of the Deans List, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree as well as the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He has completed post graduate training from the Spine Institute of San Diego, National College of Chiropractic, and Spine Institute of New England, Parker Chiropractic College, Texas Back Institute, Palmer College of Chiropractic and New York Chiropractic College. In addition, he is a member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society Board, Past President of the Northern District of Illinois Chiropractic Society, Palmer International Alumni Association as well as many service positions for his church and community. Dr. Olson has focused his practice on helping families learn how to and achieve their highest health potential.
With 14 years of practice, Dr. Olson has worked with Medical Doctors, Physical therapists, Rehabilitation Specialists, Chiropractors and other alternative health care providers to develop the best course of care for each individual. He knows and understands that integrated protocols increase the validity for patient outcomes. By developing time tested techniques and approaches, Dr. Olson is committed to having many of these options under one roof. Dr. Olson insists on high quality, personalized care for each patient in his office. He continually stresses courteous service and procedural training for his staff to create a team dedicated to getting great results.
Jacob E. Stock, Chiropractic Physician – Primary Treating Doctor and Director of Treatment Jacob E. Stock, DC was born in Logan, UT. He has lived in many states while growing up and in Argentina for two years. He is the oldest of five children and is the first chiropractor in the family. He attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in biology and received minors in chemistry, business, and spanish. After graduation he attended the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. Stock has delivered numerous adjustments on individuals from one day old to individuals over 90. His young children have all benefited from chiropractic care as well as wife, especially during her pregnancies. Dr. Stock has specialized training in the treatment of extremities, including shoulder, wrist, knee and ankle injuries. He also has a focus in fitness and sports rehabilitation, along with spinal rehabilitation and correction. This approach allows for our patients to have their spinal and extremity concerns addressed and corrected. Dr. Stock has a vested interest in making sure that our patients receive the care they need and deserve, and elevating them to a new standard of health.
Volkan Sumer, DO Volkan sumerVolkan Sumer, DO is the medical director of Pure Health and is a graduate of Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He chose to become a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) rather than an M.D. because osteopathy offers a more holistic approach to medicine. By combining traditional treatments with spinal manipulations, Dr. Sumer treats the entire person and the source of the condition, not just the uncomfortable symptoms.
Dr. Lydia Crist Dr. Lydia Crist is also a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. She has additional training in Rocktape Functional Movement Taping 1 &2 Certification, and Graston Technique M1 Certification as well as being a certified in Power Play in Sports.Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: I like to let my old lady soul shine through and enjoy crocheting and spinning yarn on a spinning wheel in my spare time.Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I believe people should take responsibility for keeping themselves healthy through ways that are beneficial and natural for the body and I love being able to be a part of that process. I find joy when patients have success stories and meet their health goals.
PA-C David SuttonDavid has been in practice for as a Physician Assistant for 14 years and lives with his family in Batavia. David served as a paramedic for 15 years including 11 years with the City of Chicago prior to attending Cook County Hospital in association with Malcolm X College’s Physician Assistant program. David graduated the Physician Assistant program as valedictorian. David has worked in Orthopedics, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Infectious Disease and Pain Management. He joins Pure Health with a dedicated commitment to patient outcomes in an integrated setting. David has a vision of providing high quality care with an emphasis on Natural Methods of Healing.Favorite Sports Team: The Chicago BearsHobbies:Reading Science Fiction, Walking, Spending Time with Family
Meet the Staff
Name: Shari Scroggins
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Education\ Training\ Skills: Graduate of Waubonsee Community College in Deep tissue, orthopedic, lymphatic drainage, trigger point, prenatal massage, Swedish, reflexology, sports massage
Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: I love to play volleyball and bowl.
Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I believe in a natural way to get and stay healthy. I feel our office is a perfect example of how integrating a more natural approach to medicine can be very beneficial.
Fun Fact: When I was 16, I was a top ten semi-finalist for Seventeen magazine cover girl contest.
Shari Scroggins has been a licensed therapist for eleven years. She graduated with a massage therapy certificate from Waubonsee Community College in 2001 and has worked for our clinic for the past nine years. Several of the trainings Shari has received include orthopedic, lymphatic drainage, prenatal, infant, acupressure, PNF stretching, shiatsu, craniosacral, myofascial release with an emphasis on trigger point, and deep tissue massage. Her passion is to help people resolve complicated musculoskeletal concerns by using touch as a focus in healing. As a lifelong Auroran, she continues to strive to bring natural health awareness to the community. The devoted wife and mother shows the same compassion for her patients as she does her family.
Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: Ilove working in a place where I know I can make a difference in someone’s life. It is very rewarding to watch people progress out of pain into a more functional phase of their lives. I believe in a natural first approach, using the least invasive procedures to get people well, and I have found that here.Fun Fact: HUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGE Cubs Fan
Name: Heather Wallace
Title: Office Manager
Education\ Training\ Skills: B.S. Athletic Training from ISU; M.A. Degree in Teaching from AU; Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer
Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: I enjoy writing songs. I enjoy staying healthy and teaching others about health. I am the most “me” when I am leading worship at church.
Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I completely align with the Natural First approach to healthcare and enjoy seeing patients get and stay well.
Fun Fact: I have broken 11 bones in my life…apparently I’m accident prone!
Name: Laurie Anderson
Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I love being part of a team that truly cares about helping people live healthier and happier lives.Fun Fact: Ask me when you see me!
Name: Sarah Bastian
Title: Insurance Specialist
Education\ Training\ Skills: BS in Accounting from NIU
Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: I love reading, playing tennis and skiing along with spending time with family and dog.
Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I enjoy being a part of a team that is dedicated, hard-working and fun.
Fun Fact: I’m a Girls On The Run coach!