Kenneth J. Olson, Chiropractic Physician - Clinic Director Kenneth J. Olson, DC was born and raised in Traverse City, Mi. He is the youngest of five boys and is the first chiropractor in the family. He attended Northwestern Michigan College and then continued his education at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic. While a member of the Deans List, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree as well as the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He has completed post graduate training from the Spine Institute of San Diego, National College of Chiropractic, and Spine Institute of New England, Parker Chiropractic College, Texas Back Institute, Palmer College of Chiropractic and New York Chiropractic College. In addition, he is a member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society Board, Past President of the Northern District of Illinois Chiropractic Society, Palmer International Alumni Association as well as many service positions for his church and community. Dr. Olson has focused his practice on helping families learn how to and achieve their highest health potential. With 14 years of practice, Dr. Olson has worked with Medical Doctors, Physical therapists, Rehabilitation Specialists, Chiropractors and other alternative health care providers to develop the best course of care for each individual. He knows and understands that integrated protocols increase the validity for patient outcomes. By developing time tested techniques and approaches, Dr. Olson is committed to having many of these options under one roof. Dr. Olson insists on high quality, personalized care for each patient in his office. He continually stresses courteous service and procedural training for his staff to create a team dedicated to getting great results.
Volkan Sumer, DO is the medical director of Pure Health and is a graduate of Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He chose to become a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) rather than an M.D. because osteopathy offers a more holistic approach to medicine. By combining traditional treatments with spinal manipulations, Dr. Sumer treats the entire person and the source of the condition, not just the uncomfortable symptoms.
Dr. Lydia Crist, DC is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. She has additional training in Rocktape Functional Movement and Graston Technique, as well as being a certified in Dry Needling. Favorite activity, food, special interest something unique about you: I like to let my old lady soul shine through and enjoy crocheting and spinning yarn on a spinning wheel in my spare time. Why Pure Health is your choice for employment: I believe people should take responsibility for keeping themselves healthy through ways that are beneficial and natural for the body and I love being able to be a part of that process. I find joy when patients have success stories and meet their health goals.
Dr. John Konopelski, C-APN, DNP received his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. He has been practicing as a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2001. John sees every patient as unique and as someone’s son/daughter, father/mother, or brother/sister. Fun facts: John is a first degree brown belt in Kajukenbo martial arts and has started taking lessons in Hapkido martial arts which is, literally, next door to the Pure Health Clinic. John has an addiction to colorful shirts and ties.
Dr. Desiree Acosta, DPT, CFT is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has been working in the outpatient PT field since 2010. Dr. Desi creates individualized physical therapy programs that are easy for our patients to duplicate at home, helping them to achieve better and longer lasting outcomes. Fun fact: Her and her husband are proud parents to a new baby girl, the newest addition to our Pure Health family.