Dr. DeBease has delivered over 450 public lectures, worked with professional athletes and celebrities, sat on the Advisory Board for Georgia Medical Institute and has been a guest speaker for many corporations, churches, schools and business organizations such as; Delta Airlines, Atlanta Gas and Light, Georgia Power and Charter Communications to name a few. His practice, AlternaCare Weight Loss & Holistic Healthcare, was awarded “Top Ten Small Business of the Year” by The Newnan Chamber of Commerce and our clinic as won the Kudzu Best In award was voted won the Kudzu Best In award for 2013, 2014 2015 2016 and 2017.
Dr. DeBease has recently stated, “I’ve been in private practice for over 20 years and my goal for each one of my patients/clients is to find out what is causing their health and weight problems. Every weight and health issue has a cause. I want to know what it is and so should each patient. No patient should be OK with simply using a medication, a fad diet or nutritional supplement to “manage” a symptom or weight issue. The symptom is being caused by something. When you step on a dog’s tail where does the bark come from? Should we drug the dog or cut out it’s tongue? No of course not. You’d just stop stepping on his tail. If a patient is overweight and having trouble losing it, I promise there is a reason. Every patient has a cause to their health and weight problem. Once I find what is causing their problem, I then create a customized natural heath-restoration program focused on addressing the cause to their weight or health concern. I do not treat disease, or treat weight loss, I help the person create a healthy body by addressing the cause of these issues. I know what it’s like to be sick and overweight and I also know what it’s like to feel great. I want all my patients feel great!”
Dr. DeBease feels like a holistic view point of the body is paramount. Understanding that all the different pieces of a person’s health problem fit together as a puzzle and you can’t get to the bottom of a problem only looking at one piece. We must look at the “whole” hence “hol-istic.” Dr. DeBease has a BS in Natural Health Sciences from the University of the State of New York, Graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1996 and is licensed to practice Chiropractic in multiple states.
Dr. Mark Snyder, BA, DC
Dr. Mark Snyder was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended undergraduate school at American University in Washington, D.C. where he received his Bachelor of Arts. In 1999 Dr. Snyder moved to the Atlanta area to pursue his Doctorate in Chiropractic degree. Throughout his 11 years in practice he has worked in a several multidisciplinary healthcare facilities treating a wide array of patients. Dr. Snyder lives in Roswell with his wife and three young children.
Dr. Joe Whitehead, BS, DC
Born In Colorado, Dr. Whitehead moved to Gwinnett, GA from Northern California in 1987. After finishing High School he attended West Georgia University with his eyes set on Medical School. After a chance encounter with a Chiropractor who was having his new house fitted with cabinets from Dr. Whitehead’s fathers shop, his life changed course. That quick conversation about where true health came from lead Dr. Joe to Life University in Marietta, GA. Dr. Whitehead has been in practice for 17 years and the majority of that time has been in the West Georgia area. Dr. Joe and his wife Shana live in the Decatur enjoying their 4 wonderful children.
Dr. DeBease, Dr. Whitehead and Dr. Snyder are licensed to practice Chiropractic in Georgia and many other states. Please see our online terms and conditions for a more complete listing.
Dr. DeBease, Dr. Whitehead and Dr. Snyder have also studied in the following areas:
Nutritional Response Testing: A specialized technique developed by Dr. Freddie Ulan, DC and originally brought from Germany, that uses muscle response testing, nutrition and whole food supplements to improve the health and function of the body.
Holistic Healthcare: The use of alternative testing and functional laboratory analysis that focus on supporting the optimal functioning of the body and its organs. The concept is if the body functions better it may be able to be healthier and lose weight. This tool is in no way used in our office as a treatment for disease or pathology.
Clinical Nutrition:is the study of the relationship between food and a healthy body.
Homeopathy: A healing system designed to utilize very small doses of herbs, minerals, vitamins and other naturally occurring substance to help the body heal itself.
Herbology: The use of various whole and liquid herbs to help support the body in the returning to optimal function.
The study in the above areas of interest are holistic in nature and don’t represent that either doctor has a degree to practice allopathic medicine or a degree in that particular area of study.