About Dr. Russ Van Hemert

After playing high school and college sports the years of sports took a toll on my body. One summer, while playing softball, I injured my back. I took the ‘traditional’ route of seeing my medical doctor and was told to take muscle relaxants and pain pills for a week. After no relief, I was told to continue the regimen for another week. I thought that there must be a better way; a way I could take care of my problem, not just the symptoms of my problem. I then went to a Doctor of Chiropractic and that night I was free from pain and ready to play more softball! It was then that I decided to become a chiropractor and focused later on in my career on sports injuries.

Most chiropractors will tell you that YOU don’t choose chiropractic but IT chooses you. Chiropractic chose me and I feel as though I am fulfilling my calling. I can truly say that it is a real joy for me to go to work every day where I can help people achieve their optimum state of health.

I attended Central College in Pella, Iowa for my undergraduate studies and then graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic. I married my best friend, Caryn, for 44 years. We have been blessed with 3 children and 7 wonderful grandchildren. We are loving this phase of life! I am frequently reminded of the importance of assisting these precious little ones to maintain their optimum state of health from the very start.

I have been in practice for 40 years and strive to be the BEST at what I do and I care about every patient I treat. Our office is committed to excellence but we have fun while we care for you. Our office is a relaxing atmosphere and we provide honest, logical, and patient-oriented care for all members of the family.

Contact Dr. Russ at drruss@vanhemertchiro.com

Linda Steel

Chiropractic Assistant

Linda is from New Sharon area. Married to husband Terry. Terry and Linda have 4 grown children and 13 grandchildren, Jaimeson, Jamie, Garret, Kassidi, Carson, Makenzie, Ashton, Braden, Christian, Morgan, Kattlya, Winter, and Hanna and she’s a great grandma to Emberlee Sage. Linda enjoys gardening, but the best time is spending with her grandchildren.

Teresa Cummings

Teresa grew up in Pella, Iowa and is a graduate of Pella Community High. She continued her education at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Indian Hills Community College graduating with a degree in Radiologic Technology. She has over 25 years of years of experience with imaging technology and patient care. She is excited to join the team at Van Hemert Chiropractic. She is married to Todd and they have 2 children, Sydney and Clayton. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.