Dr. Dorenkamp and staff
Dr. Dorenkamp was raised on a farm and ranch in southeastern Colorado as part of a family that was involved in rodeos and horseracing. The rugged lifestyle and playing sports resulted in injuries that were his first introduction to chiropractic.
After high school and various jobs, his interest in chiropractic care continued to increase, and he chose to pursue a career that would enable him to help others lead better quality and healthier lives.
He attended Mesa College (now Colorado Mesa University) in Grand Junction, Colorado to study pre-med. In 1986 he was accepted by Texas Chiropractic College and he and his wife moved to Pasadena, Texas for him to complete his education to become a chiropractor. Dr. Dorenkamp graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic, D.C., in April 1989.
He and his wife wanted to return to Colorado. They moved to Grand Junction, which they had enjoyed during the early years of college, and opened a practice in September 1989. They started a famly and enjoy the Grand Valley lifestyle.
Dr. Dorenkamp has been active in the lives of his son and daughter as they advanced through schools in the Fruita area, graduating in 2007 and 2010, respectively. It is with great pride he has watched them achieve their career goals, and became doctors in their chosen field of medicine. One has specialized as an orthopedic surgeon and the other as a neuropsychologist.
Dr. Dorenkamp, Amanda the office manager, and Sally the office assistant, have been involved in Dorenkamp Chiropractic Clinic LLC since the very first day the office was opened. They share a common philosophy of treating their patients with care and handling all clinic matters with integrity.
Dr. Dorenkamp is conservative with his treatment approach and believes strongly the best outcome in health care occurs when "the doctor and the patient are a team".
Dr. Dorenkamp believes you are a vital team member in your health decisions. He will explain various treatment plans and options, including supplements and radiology studies with you, while taking into account economics and your health status.
You will always have input as to the course of action that will be decided. You will never feel pressure to make any decisions concerning your health.
Dorenkamp Chiropractic Clinic, as a small private clinic, takes pride in treating each patient as the unique and important individual they are.
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.“