Meet the Doctors

  • Jose Hernandez, DC

    Dr. Jose grew up in northcentral Iowa in a small farming community.  It was there that he was first exposed to chiropractic due to an injury he sustained playing sports and got to experience the benefits and power of chiropractic.

    Dr. Jose graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Athletic Training from the University of Northern Iowa in 2015.  Following his bachelor's degree he enrolled in the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first chiropractic institution in the world.  He has since graduated after a 4 year intensive program as a Doctor of Chiropractic.  Dr. Jose is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is a member of the Iowa Chiropractic Society.

    As a chiropractic student he worked diligently in exposing himself to various forms of chiropractic care to better fulfill the needs of his future patients.  As an intern, Dr. Jose worked directly with practicing chiropractors to deliver the highest quality patient care.  As an intern, he also mentored underclassmen by teaching Active and Passive Care techniques that help patients progress quicker and stay better longer.  In his last trimester at Palmer Dr. Jose had the opportunity in working alongside a board certified pediatric chiropractor to help in serving mothers and their children!

    Dr. Jose's experiences has given him a great opportunity to learn to care for a wide variety of ailments from which my patients may suffer.  His mission is to help people achieve their full potential in their health goals through natural chiropractic care, therefore, helping his patients to live their lives to the fullest.

    It's been a dream of his to be able to give back to a community and he is so happy he has found that community here in Ankeny. Dr. Jose could not be more excited to be caring for patients here!

    Dr. Jose and Dr. Nicole have two daughters and two dogs at home that you can find him spending his free time with. You can also find him golfing any chance he gets!

  • Nicole Hernandez, DC

    Dr. Nicole grew up in Albia, IA -- a small town in southeast Iowa. She was an avid runner and loved being in track and cross country. Dr. Nicole went on to run at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA and it was there that she first experienced Chiropractic. During her freshman year cross country camp Dr. Nicole got an awful neck pain that prevented her from running or even moving her neck! So she went to see a chiropractor who adjusted her and gave her some neck exercises to do to help with the healing process. It wasn't an instant fix, but it got her running again the next day!  

    After that experience, Dr. Nicole decided she wanted to help people just like that! She graduated with her Bachelors degree from Wartburg College and went on to pursue chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. There she spent almost 4 years honing her skills as well as helping other students work on theirs as a Technique Assistant. 

    She graduated in 2018 and spent the next 1.5 yrs serving the community of Ames, IA. Dr. Nicole is trained in the Webster technique for pregnant moms as well as Activator and Diversified techniques. She is excited to work alongside Dr. Jose by serving the community they live in. 

    In her free time Dr. Nicole enjoys reading, cooking new recipes, and doing DIY projects. She also enjoys spending time with Dr. Jose, their two daughters, and their two dogs.

  • Ashley Chapman
    Office Manager

    Ashley grew up in small town Iowa and moved to the Des Moines area in 2016 with her two cats. She has fallen in love with Ankeny and the community and plans to be here for a long time. As a freshman in high school, she found out she had scoliosis in her upper back. It caused her a lot of pain and discomfort and hindered her from doing a lot of things that a kid should be able to do. She visited a chiropractor in her town and quickly learned the value of chiropractic treatments. Now, she has been with us since 2022 and couldn't be happier. She loves all the people she has been able to meet and loves knowing that she has helped make a difference in many of their lives. Her favorite part is being able to see patients leave here feeling so much better than when they first came in and she looks forward to continuing to help our community.

  • Julianne (Jewel) Olander
    Therapy Assistant

    Jewel grew up in Iowa Falls where she played many sports and danced all year long. Her and her husband now live outside of Altoona and love spending time with their dog, Motley! A few years ago, she had to quit working because of severe back and nerve pain that was taking a daily toll on her life. She truly believes that starting this job was a blessing in disguise because chiropractic care and therapy quickly changed her life for the best. She has always loved helping people in any way that she can so, of course, being a therapy assistant here is just the right place for her! Her favorite part of the job is seeing the improvements in not only our patients' lives but their families as well. 

  • Abby Nierling
    Chiropractic Assistant

    Abby grew up in a small town in Cherokee, Iowa up until October 2023. Her and her husband, Zach, now live in the Metro with their cat, Buster and have been loving it. Abby started going to the chiropractor with her parents when she was a kid because she was having neck pain and headaches. She has since seen a chiropractor regularly and has gotten so much relief! Her favorite part about working here is working with so many different people and seeing how happy they get when they start to feel better.

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