Dr. Simmons was raised in a small town in Michigan. He is married to Vanessa and they have four children. Dr. Simmons graduated from Palmer College, Davenport in 1999. His class voted him, “Most likely to build a shrine to ‘BJ’.” He has fulfilled that title. Just to mention some: he has over four sets of the original green books and several original portable adjusting tables and an original knee chest table from the 1900’s.
Back in 2000, after graduation, Dr. Simmons and his wife opened Simmons Specific Chiropractic in Midland, Michigan. He has been motivated in participating with the Michigan Association of Chiropractors (MAC) since August 1997, and has been a board member since January 2012. Additionally, he became a State Representative for Palmer college of Chiropractic’s Alumni Association, Vice Chair for the Ethics and Professional Conduct Peer Review Committee for Michigan’s Association of Chiropractors (MAC) back in January 2013.
A couple other neat facts about Dr. Simmons are that he believes in staying active on several committees within the Midland and Chiropractic community. He is extremely involved with the Chiropractic Profession by supporting the Chiropractic conventions across the state of Michigan.
He has been a Palmer College of Chiropractic Presidents Club member since March 2003. His passion for chiropractic care has also taken him to Washington Hill to participate in the Light for Patients Rights for their Health Care.
His has a love for the chiropractic profession and he considers his patient to be a part of his chiropractic family. He does whatever it takes to supply his patients with the utmost best form of chiropractic and ensuring optimum health.
Dr. Simmons has his post doctorate training in Knee Chest Upper Cervical Technique. He is proud to offer this technique for patients that would benefit from the use of it.
Vanessa was born and raised in a small country town of Standish, Michigan. She married her high-school sweetheart in 2005, Steven Simmons. She and Dr. Simmons Since have four beautiful children ranging in ages 18 to 5 years old. Dr. Simmons and Vanessa opened Simmons Specific Chiropractic in 2000. Vanessa graduated from a Christian College, Spring Arbor University, with her bachelor’s in Family Life Education.
Her education also includes a Birth Doula Certification through DONA, Insurance Agent certification and currently is an AFLAC representative. Vanessa is a member of the following Organizations: Palmer College of Chiropractic Presidents Club, League of chiropractic woman (LCW), Doulas of North America, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Science. She has love for Chiropractic and is a great advocate for the profession.
Vanessa has attended the Michigan Chiropractic conferences, Seminars and Board meetings for the previous 16 plus year. She performs Consultations, Examinations, X-Rays, Insurance billing procedures’, Manages employees, Doctors and office systems. She has high expectations and helps facilitate the office with high standards. The Goal is to allow patients to get professional, knowledgeable care to ensure the results that Chiropractic can provide. Vanessa has been the Clinic Director of Simmons Specific Chiropractic since 2000. By working in a high-volume, profitable practice, she has the knowledge and experience to assist other offices and their teams throughout Michigan with the needs of today’s environment.
Dr. Raina Broadstone is ready and excited to bring chiropractic to the masses and help get sick people well by providing compassionate, quality care for every patient from babies to geriatrics and everyone in between! She is a recent graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa – the fountainhead of chiropractic.
While in attendance at Palmer College, Dr. Broadstone was involved with various clubs including Motion Palpation Club, Pediatrics Club, Animal Chiropractic Club and Palmer Humanist Club. Dr. Broadstone and her husband became pregnant while she was enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic program and delivered her baby boy during finals week of 4th trimester. She is proud of the fact that she was able to continue her studies with the support of her husband and classmates and she went on to complete the DC program on schedule with her colleagues. Having a child also bolstered her passion and desire to work with families and young babies and children and this excitement to bring health to the youngest among us has her very excited to pursue certifications in Pediatrics as well as Webster’s technique and more in the near future. Dr. Broadstone is a Texas transplant living in Michigan.
Courtney was born in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from Freeland High School in 2012. Courtney currently attends Delta College, where she is working toward her Associate’s Degree in Science, in hopes of pursuing a career in the Medical Field.
Courtney joined our team in July of 2015. She works as a Chiropractic Assistant at our front desk, where she takes phone calls, greets our patients with a friendly smile, and checks the patients in and out.
In her free time Courtney enjoys traveling up North to camp, go trail-riding, and fishing. She also enjoys the adventure of traveling to new places throughout the country.
Rachel was Born and raised in Auburn, Michigan. She is currently Studying Radiology Technology at Delta College; once she finishes her certification she would like continue her education for a MRI and CT certification.
Additionally Rachel has received her personal training certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in 2015. She loves to help people through exercise and diet. She also enjoys giving healthy eating advice, and helping them to work towards a healthy lifestyle in general.
She has been assisting the doctors at Simmons Specific Chiropractic with their consultations, Exams and X-Rays. She is a team player and is a great asset to a high standard, professional office.