About Our Doctors
Dr. David Draeger, DC
Pathway to the Top (Gun)
Dr. David Draeger, DC is originally from Antigo, WI. He got his Chiropractic start in a rather unconventional fashion. During his senior year of high school, Dr. Dave watched the movie “Top Gun” and decided he needed to be a fighter pilot like Tom Cruise. No joke! He enrolled in flight school in the south and his adventure began. A semester later, after realizing how much more was involved besides great aviator shades he dropped out. Seriously, all true. Floundering, he returned to Wisconsin and enrolled at UW-Stevens Point, still with no idea of which direction to go.
A role model in Chiropractic
His older brother, Dr. Curt Draeger, DC, had already graduated from Chiropractic School. Dr. Curt was successful, passionate about his field, operated his own clinic and couldn’t be happier. After much soul searching and conversations with Curt, Dave followed suit and found his new direction and eventually his true calling.
More than just a career path
Midway through Chiropractic School Dave was told that he had an exceptional, natural ability to “adjust.” Perfect speed, force, and timing. Excited with this discovery he became a fixture at the school clinic, adjusting anyone who would allow it. They made him the student, clinic manager and he was brought in to assist whenever someone needed help. Dr. Draeger graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology. Over the next 20+ years his skills continued to improve as he developed new techniques and approaches to care that have set him apart from other providers.
Hope for chronic pain sufferers
Dr. Dave’s specialty lies in chronic pain cases. He has become the “last resort of hope” for many patients who have felt like they have exhausted all other conventional medicine options. Over the past few years he has developed a reputation for getting results. Word spread and the so did the complexity of the cases. One of the best parts of his job is seeing the look of relief on a patient’s face when their pain has subsided. He believes his success is achieved by focusing his attention to the origin of the patient’s health issues. The body is thought of as a whole, not individual parts. A puzzle with many pieces that have to be put together to determine the “root cause” of the problem. From spine to extremities, his goal is to re-align the entire body to function together, then condition it to stay that way. He utilizes the newest, most advanced, non-invasive therapy options available
Creating a whole healing experience
The clinic itself is always state of the art and consistently evolving, but maintains its relaxing, spa-like feel which is warm, inviting and comfortable. Much like Dr. Dave’s personality. He is soft spoken with excellent listening skills, compassionate, lighthearted, and very positive. Chiropractic is not just a profession for Dr. Dave it is a passion!!
When not at the clinic Dr. Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Laurie, their children and new grandson. He loves to work out, waterski, cook and travel.
Dr. Kate’s Credentials
- Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2020 Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine
- Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2020 Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate 2013-2015
Professional Licensure and Certifications
- National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Externship, De Rusha Clinic (Bloomington, MN)
- Externship, Bloomington Natural Care Center (Bloomington, MN)
- Externship, Draeger Chiropractic (Eagle River, WI)