Doctor of Chiropractic, National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, Illinois, 1972-1975.
B.S. Human Biology, National College of Chiropractic, Lombard Illinois 1972-1975
Pre-med and biology major, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 1967-1971
Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy FSM...Basic/Intermediate Seminar October 2000 @ National College.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent Therapy FSM...Advanced Seminar November 2000, 2004 Portland, Oregon and Advanced FSM Seminar Scottsdale, AZ 2010, LasVegas NV 2011.
Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN), IAACN examination 10/96.
Diplomate American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN) 12/96
Acupuncture, 100 hour certificate, National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, Illinois, 1995-1996.
Certified Addiction Professional, 120 hours of 120 hour certification completed, American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders, Miami, Florida June 1996 to March1997.
Health Coach Nutritional Modules, qualified to sit for certification examination, Health Coach International, New Hamburg, Ontario Canada. 1993-1995.
Chiropractic Orthopedics Board Qualified, 352 hours training, National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, Illinois, 1982-1992.
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, Illinois, 1991-1992.
Applied Kinesiology, 100 hour certification, International College of Applied Kinesiology, Shawnee, Kansas.
Dr. Joseph Janse Anatomy Award upon graduation National College of Chiropractic.
Graduation with honors from National College of Chiropractic.
Chairman of ACA Political Action Committee 8th Congressional District of Illinois.
Co-host with David C. Kolbaba, D.C. of a weekly talk radio health program Health Quest.
Regional director (Midwest) Health Coach International.
Workshops and seminar speaker for Health Quest radio for public education.
Member American Chiropractic Association
Member Illinois Chiropractic Society
Member Institute for Functional Medicine
Member International College of Applied Kinesiology
Member Health Coach International
Member International & American Association of Clinical Nutrition
Member American Chiropractic Association Council on Nutrition
Nutritional counseling over the past 36 years of practice of clinical chiropractic. I have had a special interest in the work of Dr. Jeffrey Bland and have taken his seminars each year faithfully since he took his seminars on the road. I continued in depth with Dr. Blands work of detoxification by becoming a student and now colleague of Mark Percival, D.C., N.D. Dr. Mark perhaps has done more of this clinical nutritional work than anyone in North America with his Health Coach concepts. I have utilized many of the leading nutritional companies in my practice including: OrthoMolecular Products, Metagenics, HealthEQuest, Standard Process, Nutri-dyn, Dartell, Anabolic, Cardio-Vascular Research, Biotics. Convinced that clinical laboratory testing is invaluable to practice I use blood chemistries with differentials at the local hospital lab and specialized IgG, IgE food allergy tests from Meridian Valley Labs, CDSA & liver testing at Great Smokies; salivary hormonal and adrenal testing from DiagnosTeks labs and heavy metal and mineral hair analysis from Doctors Data. Bioimpedance Body Composition Analysis (BIA) using the state of the art technology and RJL Systems Fluid and Nutrition Analyzers.My experience writing a newsletter for clients
What Am I Made Of? A Body Composition/Bioelectrical Impedance Workshop/seminar presented to public with David Kolbaba, D.C. Feb. 1995 on 2 dates in Libertyville and Dundee IL.
The Disease Toxicity Connection. Workshop/seminar presented to public with David Kolbaba, D.C. at Wyndham Hamilton Hotel, Itasca, Illinois March 1994 and April 1995.
What Planet Does Health Come From? Seminar presented to public with David Kolbaba, D.C. at Wyndham Hamilton Hotel, Itasca, Illinois March 1996.
The Energizer: It's not a Bunny--It's a Mitochondria. Seminar presented to public with Kenneth Kroll, M.D. and David Kolbaba, D.C. at Holiday Inn, Itasca, Illinois May 1996.
Progressive Clinical Testing with BioElectrical Impedance Analysis and Improved Glucose Management with Fructosamine Testing. Presentation with Dr. Kolbaba in New Orleans April 25, 1999 at ACA Council on Nutrition Annual Symposium for recertification of Diplomates DACBN. 2 hours professional education credit given to Doctors attending through Parker College of Chiropractic Postgraduate Division.
I am a happily married man to my wife Cheryl Pletcher and we celebrated our 42st wedding anniversary in December this year. We have 3 children in the mixture of 2 boys and 1 girl. Bryan is married to Brandi with 4 children…Anthony, Zoie and Hannah & Damien. Adam is married to Samantha and also has 3 children…Taylor, Aiden and Landon. Erin our daughter is married to John Fischer and they have 3 children…Heidi, Alex and Bailey. So if you add all of these wonderful grandchildren up…let’s see that means Papa and Nana Pletcher have 10 fabulous grandkids.
Cheryl and I are looking forward to traveling and seeing some of the beautiful areas of these United States.