A new chiropractic physician, Dr. Kris Feldmann, has joined Washington Chiropractic Clinic, the office of Dr. Lawrence Gerstein, at 819 W. Fifth St.
Feldmann is a 2004 graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School. He attended East Central College for one year before transferring to the University of Missouri-Columbia.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
In 2010, Feldmann enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic in December 2013.
“I was always interested in the health field,” said Feldmann, adding that he became interested in osteopathy while at the University of Missouri. Osteopathy deals more with manual medicine.
A doctor Feldmann shadowed in school suggested that chiropractic would be best suited for his interests in manual medicine.
Feldmann said he always knew he wanted to practice in Washington, where his friends and family live. He had shadowed Dr. Gerstein during his time at Logan.
“I really liked the office. I liked the staff. We got along really well,” said Feldmann, which led him to joining the office.
With the addition of Feldmann, the office will now be open 5 1/2 days per week. Hours will be Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
Feldmann offers chiropractic care, including treatment for headaches, lower back pain, neck pain — and acupuncture, which is a separate certification.
He took part in a community-based internship program at Logan where he spent one semester at the Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital working with veterans. He and Dr. Gerstein are working toward being certified to give Department of Transportation physicals.
Feldmann said he looks forward to helping people and being active in the community. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and plans to get involved with the St. Francis Borgia Athletic Association.
He is the son of Ken and Christine Feldmann, Washington.
Feldmann and his wife Jenna live in Washington. The couple has a baby on the way.