Committed to overall health care, Premier Chiropractic provides solutions to truly correct the cause of your pain or discomfort, helping you feel like yourself again. Dr. Dean Dierksen and his wife, Felicia, founded Premier Chiropractic in Spring 2014 because of their lifelong commitment to helping people feel better. Felicia is a registered dietician (RD) and this influence furthers the approach to holistic wellness for our patients.
From an early age, Dr. Dierksen has been interested in discovering -and addressing- the root causes of pain. As an adolescent, he watched his grandmother, who had had a stroke and Parkinson’s Disease, take seemingly endless medications but continued to feel worse rather than better. The side effects of the medications also seemed to be worse than the symptoms of the disease and stroke. This inspired Dr. Dierksen to seek a profession that was natural and address the true cause. He doesn’t want to see anyone have to live the way his grandmother has lived for years- diabetic, in a nursing home, and wheelchair bound. His lifelong mission has been to seek wellness not only for himself and those he loves, but for the many patients that trust him with their health.
Helping people live their healthiest lives is the core purpose of everything we do. Back pain is a billion dollar industry and too often people get caught in the cycle of taking meds for pain, taking additional meds to manage side effects, and creating long-standing health problems. According to the American Chiropractic Association, low back pain costs Americans at least $50 billion in health care costs each year.
We believe addressing and alleviating the pain at its source will vastly improve quality and quantity of life.
Dr. Dean Dierksen, D.C.
- Webster Technique Certified
- RockTape Certified
- Functional & Kinetic Treatment & Rehabilitation Certified
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Dr. E Dean Dierksen, D.C., is from a small town in south-central Kansas called Medicine Lodge. From an early age, helping others was always something he was very passionate about. He attended Kansas State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology. He then attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, KS, where he graduated Cum Laude.
Dr. Dierksen founded Premier Chiropractic & Wellness to be able to provide quality, evidence based chiropractic care to the Manhattan community and surrounding areas. Dr. Dierksen loves seeing his patients get well and stay well!
When Dr. Dierksen is not working, he is an avid trapshooter. Dr. Dierksen won a collegiate national championship in American Trap while he attended Kansas State University. He also loves spending time with his wife, his son, and two dogs.
Dr. Aleesa Suarez, D.C.
- Webster Technique Certified
- RockTape Certified
- ICPA Member
- Activator Methods Certified
Dr. Aleesa Suarez, D.C., was born and raised in Holton, Kansas. She grew up knowing that she wanted to work in healthcare, with a passion for serving others. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas.
After her undergraduate career, she moved to Dallas, Texas, to pursue her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Parker University. She graduated as Valedictorian and with Summa Cum Laude honors. Upon graduation, Dr. Aleesa moved back to Kansas to start her career closer to family.
She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is certified in Webster Technique. She is passionate about serving all ages through chiropractic care, including pregnant moms and kids!
When Dr. Aleesa is not working, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her fiance, friends, and family. She has been a lifelong Royals fan and especially enjoys watching KU Basketball.
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Premier Chiropractic & The Crisis Center Partner to Help the Community
Semi-annually Premier Chiropractic & Wellness, owned and operated by Manhattan residents Dr. Dean and Felicia Dierksen, choose a worthy local organization to highlight in their office and raise funds for. Their first gift of 2019 will go to The Crisis Center, which has been serving victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, and Riley Counties since 1979.
Premier Chiropractic & Wellness efforts raised $10,000 to further the organization’s mission in the Manhattan region.
“We really appreciate and depend on community partnerships,” said Executive Director Judy Davis, accepting the donation at a celebration on Thursday afternoon, January 31st. “This is huge. We depend on gifts from generous donors- often $50 and $100 gifts from people for whom that’s a lot of money.” Judy went on to say that The Crisis Center had a gap in their current budget due to a generous donor who usually gives a large annual donation. “We didn’t know what we were going to do and this check helps to fill that gap. We’re overwhelmed.”
For Premier Chiropractic, it’s just part of their model. Dr. Dean Dierksen explained, “We decided a long time ago to donate the proceeds of all first appointments to a great local charity. Patients’ first visit includes a consultation, exam by the doctor, and x-rays if necessary. 100% of that money goes to the charity we’re highlighting during that period.” Dr. Dierksen went on to describe how that approach makes their patients feel good about not only taking the time to care for themselves, but also helping others in the process.
“It’s important to us to support the health of our community. It’s just good business for us,” Dr. Dierksen shared. “We’re happy to help.”
Now that the fundraising campaign has wrapped for The Crisis Center, Premier Chiropractic is turning their efforts to support the Flint Hills Community Center, which serves the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved by providing quality, compassionate, and personalized care. To learn more about the organization, visit www.flinthillscommunityclinic.org.