Hello, my name is Ron Dummar. I am a licensed Chiropractic Physician, and hold a masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I selected a scientific evidence based program for my Chiropractic training and additionally completed more than 3,000 hours of training in Acupuncture and Medicinal Herbs.
As the founder of Community Health and Wellness I am dedicated to evidence based healing and pain relief. My ability to cater treatments to each patient’s specific needs comes from my understanding of the unique balance that is required to allow for healing. It is my personal goal to create for each patient a healing environment producing a readiness to heal. I look forward to visiting with you and learning about your personal goals to achieve health and wellness.
My unique ‘whole person approach’ guarantees personalized care every time. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. You will receive a customized treatment plan formulated to maximizing your health. Using this unique approach, I am able to help you accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
While attending school at BYU I married my high school sweet heart Hillary Gertsch. One day our two year old son fell and refused to walk. I encouraged my son to walk and placed him up on his feet, but with continued unsuccessful attempts I realized something was not right. A relative suggested we see a chiropractic physician. The physician looked at the young boy, and assessed him. He held the boy in his arms, pushed gently on his lower back and hip, then proceeded to set him down on his feet. My young son walked convincingly over to his mother, and I said to myself ‘I want to do that’. In that same year I determined to complete a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Today I welcome you and invite you to participate in your healing experience. I look forward to greeting you soon, and leading you in a life filled with health and wellness.
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If you would like to contact Dr. Dummar please email Ron@DrDummar.com
Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) Southern California University of Health Sciences
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.A.O.M) Southern California University of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Brigham Young University
Graduate of Spine Research Institute of San Diego Whiplash and Brain Traumatology
BOARD AND OTHER CERTIFICATIONS
Injection Therapy (Homeopathic)
Motor Vehicle Collision Occupant Injury Professional
Decompression Therapy Practitioner
Pro Sport Physician
Weight Room Safety Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (Bigger Faster Stronger)
SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION
Medical Herbalism: Pueraria for Menopause, Cardiovascular, and Bone Health. Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine, 2013.
Functional Medicine: Functional Medicine and Laboratory Testing II, 2013
Medical Herbalism: Integrating Bio-Identical Hormones and Alternative Herbal Options. Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine, 2013.
Medical Herbalism: Supporting Adrenal Function with Adaptogenic Herbs. Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine, 2013.
Functional Medicine: Functional Medicine and Laboratory Testing I, 2013
Medical Herbalism: Convallaria and Crataegus in the treatment of Cardiac Dysfunction. Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine, 2013.
Medical Herbalism: Actions of Herbs. Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine, 2013.
Geriatrics: Preventing Adverse Events in Pharmacologic Therapy for Moderate-to-Severe Alzheimer’s Disease. New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, 2012 .
Sports Medicine: Weight Room Safety Strength and Conditioning. Bigger Faster Stronger, 2012.
Pediatric: Case-Based Well Baby Care. Cleveland Clinic, 2012
Spine and Disc: Kennedy Technique: Decompression and Supportive Modalities. KDT, Logan College of Chiropractic, 2012.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Concussion in Children: Out of Site, Not out of Mind. Brain Injury Association of America, 2011.
Whiplash and Brain Traumatology: Annual Scientific Conference. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 2011.
Sleep: Comparative Effectiveness of Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Baylor College of Medicine, 2011.
Neuromuscular: Differential Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Neuromuscular Diseases: A Case Based Approach. Cleveland Clinic, 2011
Pain: Rapid Auriculotherapy Technique For Pain Reduction in the Primary Care Clinic: Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA), 2011.
Maternity: Perinatal Care. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, 2011.
Herniated Discs: Surgical vs. Non-operative Intervention. University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2011.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment, Impact, and Recovery. University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2011.
Tendon/Ligament injury: Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments of Rotator Cuff Tears. Baylor College of Medicine, 2011.
Whiplash and Brain Traumatology: Whiplash The Fundamental Science. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 2010.
Whiplash and Brain Traumatology: Medicolegal Fundamentals For Practitioners and Forensic Experts. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 2010
Whiplash and Brain Traumatology: Personal Injury and Forensic Documentation. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 2009.
Whiplash and Brain Traumatology: Impairment Rating and Forensic Reporting. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 2009.
Aimee is our Office Specialist. She oversees and makes sure each patient gets exactly what is needed. She ensures that each aspect is taken care of and that every patient gets a unique and good experience. She can be found at the front desk as well as in the back. As a part-time practitioner, she does GuaSha, ultrasound, and physical therapy. She assists Dr. Dummar and all other providers with patient care and each of the practitioner’s needs as well.
Jared is our back office extraordinaire! When he is not assisting Dr. Dummar with patients, he is mixing custom herbal formulas in the pharmacy and managing the inventory. Jared is currently studying Exercise Science at UVU. Jared also provides gua sha and physical therapy services to the patients at CHW.
Kristi is our phlebotomist. She does a phenomenal job making you feel comfortable and managing the status of your lab results. Kristi also provides Restorative Partner Yoga sessions for the patients at CHW. In her spare time she helps at the front and in the back office – wherever she is needed.
Taylor Buckley is a certified Health Coach specialized in working with individuals suffering from health conditions such as auto immune disease, gastrointestinal problems, and weight loss or gain. She has helped countless people to feel less pain, lower inflammation, increased energy, better sleep, and a healthier weight. Taylor works with each individual to create a comprehensive nutrition, exercise, and supplement plan that works for their lifestyle and goals. She does not believe in cookie cutter diets, and treats each person as an individual. Plans are customized based on health history and any allergies or intolerances related to food. Some of her offerings include, custom meal, supplement, and workout plans, grocery store tours, health workshops, and 1:1 coaching sessions. Please call the office to schedule time to meet with her!
Hillary is our Business Manager. She coordinates and oversees the systems of the office “behind the scences.” She manages the insurance billing and accounting at CHW as well as the marketing and communication.