Our Doctors and Practitioners

Dr. Darren Schmidt

Dr. Darren Schmidt, D.C.

Dr. Darren Schmidt, D.C.

Dr. Schmidt wanted to become a doctor so he studied pre-med at Ohio State University. Before applying for medical school, he began to ask questions of medical students and doctors about their profession. Not one of them encouraged him to follow in their footsteps. He decided to investigate other health professions like podiatry, optometry, and veterinary and ultimately he decided to attend chiropractic school. He had spent a few hours with a chiropractor in his hometown and liked the natural and wholistic approach. He graduated in the spring of 1997 from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago. He then opened a practice in Toledo for 3 1/2 years. He moved to Ann Arbor in 2000. Dr. Schmidt is originally from Swanton, Ohio.

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Kerry Cradit

Kerry Cradit

Kerry Cradit, BSc Nutrition and Food Science

Kerry has extensive experience in helping people get well with proper health education and nutrition. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Madonna University, she is a Certified Advanced Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner.  She is also a Certified Pilates instructor and former Dance teacher.

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Dr. Amanda Childress

Dr. Amanda Childress

Dr. Amanda Childress, PharmD

Dr. Amanda R. Childress is a licensed Pharmacist who now uses Nutrition Response Testing℠ in her new profession of Wholistic Pharmacist. She attended Pre-Pharmacy Studies at James Madison University in Virginia and graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University in 2007. Dr. Amanda practiced community-based pharmacy for 3 years before changing her focus to a wholistic, non-drug approach. Her first-hand knowledge of the damage being done by our modern drug-centered healthcare system led her to nutrition and the solutions provided by Mother Nature.

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Kristen Clore

Kristen R. Clore, OTC,

Kristen R. Clore, OTR, CWC

Kristen Clore OTR, CWC is an occupational therapist, certified wellness coach and nutrition response testing practitioner. She has a holistic approach to overall health and well-being. As an occupational therapist, Kristen works to help restore her patient’s cognitive and physical function to achieve independence in daily activities that improve the quality of life. At the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor, Kristen helps patients to reach their full potential through individualized whole food nutrition programs developed using nutrition response testing.

Kristen completed her bachelor’s degree in science, and her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University. She also completed certificate training in manual lymphatic therapy, kinesiotaping, and therapeutic Tai Chi. Kristen trained through Ulan Nutritional Systems in Advanced Practice Nutrition Response Testing. Kristen’s hours are Tues & Wed: 2:30-6, Thurs 9-6pm, and Sat 9-5pm.

Dr. Joel Vickers

Dr. Joel Vickers, Applied Kinesiology

Dr. Joel Vickers, Applied Kinesiology

Dr. Joel Vickers earned his Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and graduated from National College of Chiropractic in 1991. He practiced in Holland, Michigan for twenty-one years. Over time he observed strengths and weaknesses in various techniques and found Nutrition Response Testing. While attending his first Nutrition Response Testing seminar in 2009, which was taught by Dr. Darren Schmidt, Dr. Vickers told Dr. Schmidt about the lack of energy he suffered for a year due to total shoulder replacement surgery. Within three weeks after following Dr. Schmidt’s recommendations, Dr. Vickers had all his energy back. Because of that experience he knew he had found a total system for nutrition testing. He is excited to be working alongside such talented practitioners and is looking forward to helping others regain control of their health. Dr. Vickers is married to the beautiful and talented Donna Vickers and has two daughters and three granddaughters.

Stephanie Frank

Stephanie Frank,

Stephanie Frank, LMT

Stephanie graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy in September 2015. Her primary goal of massage is to help patients who are on a program feel better faster. Massage is known for its ability to improve circulation which, in turn, assists in the detoxification process. Massage helps with both chiropractic and applied kinesiology adjustments because it encourages the adjustment to hold longer as well as making it easier to perform the change. Not to mention, if Dr. Vickers is working on a muscle that is the priority but patients have other areas they would like to be worked, massage techniques can be done to provide comfort until the next appointment with him. It is not required to be a current nutrition/chiropractic patient of our office; although, it is ideal as these therapies provided at NHCAA work best in congruence. Read more …