Meet Our Doctors

Chiropractic care can help you heal and get your life back on track

Dr. Dan Ribley

Doctor of Chiropractic | Co-Founder of Ribley Family Chiropractic

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic, 1997 – Life University in Marietta, GA

Acknowledgements:
Certified Experiential Trainer

Dr. Dan Ribley’s desire to become a chiropractor came early in life. After being raised with chiropractic care as the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Dan made it his mission to show people that they have choices about their health. He believes that through awareness about healthful living, anybody can live to their highest and fullest potential.
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In 1999, Dr. Dan and his wife, Dr. Kristin Ribley, opened Ribley Family Chiropractic in the neighborhood of Towne Lake in Woodstock, GA. Together, they built a thriving wellness-based practice that inspires others to create the health and lifestyle they deserve. Combining the skills of a variety of health professionals, the latest technology, and revolutionary concepts, Dr. Dan and Ribley Family Chiropractic are redefining the natural approach to health care.

Dr. Kristin Ribley

Doctor of Chiropractic | Co-Founder of Ribley Family Chiropractic

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic, 1997 – Life University in Marietta, GA

Acknowledgements:
Chiropractic Pediatric Club at Life University

Specialties:
Chiropractic adjustments for infants, children, and pregnant women

A co-founder of Ribley Family Chiropractic, Dr. Kristin Ribley has provided care to the Woodstock community since she and her husband, Dr. Dan Ribley, opened their doors in 1999. Dr. Kristin is committed to quality care and health education that improves the lives of all her patients.

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Before entering chiropractic school, Dr. Kristin wanted to be a physical therapist. Later, after discovering how effectively chiropractic care helped get rid of her headaches and severe cramps, she decided to study chiropractic medicine at Life University in Marietta.

While attending Life, Dr. Kristin was active in many adjusting groups and organizations, including the Pediatric Club. Through that experience — and after having her first child at home, with a midwife — Dr. Kristin cultivated a speciality in adjusting infants, children, and pregnant women. A mother of four, all of Dr. Kristin’s children have received chiropractic care since their birth.

According to Dr. Kristin, “I believe my children have experienced better health and greater quality of life as a result of the natural lifestyle we have chosen.”


Dr. Frank Noble

Doctor of Chiropractic | Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic, 2002 – Life University in Marietta, GA

A 2002 graduate of Life University’s School of Chiropractic, Dr. Frank specializes in chiropractic care for extremities. He was first introduced to chiropractic in his early 20s following an injury to his lower back. Not only did chiropractic care heal his back pain — it also eliminated his childhood allergies!

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The miraculous healing powers of chiropractic inspired Dr. Frank to enter Life University and study chiropractic medicine. Five years after graduation, he completed the Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) series.

Dr. Frank, his wife, and their four children live in the Acworth area. He joined the team at Ribley Family Chiropractic in 2012 and looks forward to serving people in Woodstock and surrounding areas for many years to come.


Dr. Shawn Ferguson

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic, 2000 – Life University in Marietta, GA

Dr. Shawn Ferguson is a licensed chiropractor serving Cobb and Cherokee Counties. His practice is built on a foundation of twenty years of experience, and he believes everyone, young and old, can benefit from a chiropractic adjustment.

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With his two associates, Dr. Dawn Mavromatidis and Dr. Omar Nieves, Dr. Shawn provides care to infants, pregnant women, families, and individuals suffering from sports injuries or other personal injuries. He and his team bring a wide variety of adjusting techniques to the table, treating symptoms like back and neck pain, headaches, and fatigue due to pregnancy. He also provides total family wellness care.

Dr. Shawn is father to four awesome kids ages 16 through 26, all of whom were born at home and have received adjustments since birth. His practice goal is simple: “Listen to our patients’ needs and concerns; then provide them with the very best treatment and care.”


Dr. Peri Fletcher

Doctor of Chiropractic | Fitness Specialist | Clinical Nutritionist

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic – Life University in Marietta, GA
A.S. — State University of New York, Suffolk

Acknowledgements:
Nutritional Specialist, Dr Ulan’s Nutritional Response Testing

A native of Long Island, NY, Dr. Fletcher attended SUNY Suffolk, where she earned a degree as a fitness specialist. While working toward that degree, she encountered several chiropractors and was impressed by their knowledge of preventative healthcare. These encounters inspired her to attend Life University in Marietta.

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Following graduation, Dr. Peri went into practice in Atlanta and began integrating nutritional guidance into patient care. Today, her practice emphasizes patient education, the importance of physical activity, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

After hundreds of hours of post-graduate education, Dr. Peri earned the title of Clinical Nutritionist. Using an analysis technique developed by Dr. Freddie Ulan called Nutrition Response Testing, she is able to identify the exact organs that are nutritionally deficient in her patients. From this analysis, she designs a natural health improvement program for specific conditions.

Dr. Peri, her husband, and four children live in Canton, GA. New and prospective patients can learn more about Dr. Peri’s practice on her website: healthcoachdc.com.


Dr. Héctor Ortiz

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic, 2016 – Life University in Marietta, GA

A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Héctor earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in 2016. His journey toward chiropractic medicine began with lower back pain related to injuries sustained while a high school athlete. As an adult, Dr. Héctor re-injured his back due to work activities. After seeing various healthcare professionals with minimal success, a friend recommended chiropractic care.

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Within one month of beginning chiropractic treatment, his pain was reduced dramatically. This experience inspired Dr. Héctor to enter the chiropractic profession.

During his time at Life University, Dr. Héctor interned in the Sports Health Science department and provided care to Life University and Kennesaw State University athletes. In 2016, he was invited to provide chiropractic care to athletes participating in the Lee Haney Games.

Dr. Héctor is passionate about chiropractic and helping his patients reach their goals.

He believes chiropractic care should be for the whole family and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He is also certified in Webster technique.

In his free time you can find Dr. Héctor with his wife, Joanne, and their dog, Sidney, hiking the Kennesaw Mountain trails. He is fluent in English and Spanish.


Dr. Niki Sullivan

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic, 1999 – Life University in Marietta, GA

Through the years, Dr. Niki’s love of chiropractic and passion for health have only grown. She helps her patients become the healthiest versions of themselves in multiple aspects of their lives. In addition to chiropractic treatment, Dr. Niki offers nutritional coaching/consulting and supplementation. She looks forward to partnering with you on your health journey!

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Dr. Niki is trained in Thompson Drop, SOT, activator, instrument adjusting, active release technique, pediatric adjusting, prenatal chiropractic, trigger point, and muscle work. She is also PT certified and can treat sports injuries and provide nutritional muscle testing and counseling.


Dr. Heidi Arabia

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic

With decades of experience in chiropractic and nursing, Dr. Heidi provides compassionate, science-based treatment to maintain and promote spinal health. She elevates the patient experience by being an informative, therapeutic partner in healing. Dr. Heidi works closely with every patient to help meet their spinal health goals.

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Dr. Heidi provides many methods of spinal adjusting including gentle instruments, a specialized therapeutic adjusting table, and traditional by-hand chiropractic adjustments. Visits also include unique modalities to complement the adjustment.

Her special interests include the Schroth Method for scoliosis treatment, vertebral axial decompression for pain from herniated discs or degenerative disc disease, and flexion-distraction therapy.


Dr. Zoë Pogrelis

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic – Life University in Marietta, GA

Dr. Zoë Pogrelis is a native of Woodstock and a graduate of Life University in Marietta, GA. As the daughter of chiropractors, she has been around the profession since birth. Her approach to chiropractic care is modern, comprehensive and gentle. Focusing on the neurology of the adjustment is one of her passions.

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Gentle techniques and modern equipment allow Dr. Zoë to treat patients without their needing to “recover” from an adjustment. The gentle nature of her adjusting technique is great for people with conditions such as fibromyalgia.

Dr. Zoë believes that every person with a brain and spine should be under chiropractic care, including children. She always reminds patients that there is nothing that happens in the body that is not controlled by the brain via the spinal cord. In addition to spinal care, Dr. Zoë treats sports and extremity injuries. Her favorite part of being a chiropractor is watching people blossom physically and mentally once they are well adjusted, oftentimes exceeding all expectations. She is proud to have a practice which is inclusive and welcoming to all.

In her free time, Dr. Zoë likes to play with her two dogs, listen to live music, cheer on the Falcons and the Bulldawgs, travel, and spend time with family and friends.


Dr. Omar Nieves

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic – Life University in Marietta, GA

Dr. Omar is originally from Puerto Rico, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Science. In 2016, he completed a Doctorate in Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, GA. At Ribley, Dr. Omar focuses on family wellness and provides care from the youngest to the wisest.

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Dr. Omar believes that God created us with a specific purpose to fulfill He also believes that healing is a gift from God and that staying healthy is our responsibility. His goal is to bring hope to those in despair and help every patient perform their purpose in life in a more pleasant and enjoyable way.

To Dr. Omar, nothing is more valuable than relationships. What he loves most about his job is the opportunity to connect with patients, know them, and be part of their story.

Dr. Omar is an active member of his local church, serving as a board member, teacher, and bass player with the worship band. Outside the office, he loves spending quality time with his family, going for hikes, and playing basketball.


Dr. Valeria de la Garza

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic – Life University in Marietta, GA

Dr. Val was first exposed to chiropractic care at a young age after sustaining a gymnastics injury. After enduring numerous injections and countless doctor visits, she decided to give chiropractic care a try. As a result, she enjoyed immediate relief and was inspired to become a holistic healer.

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After graduating from Central Michigan University with a bachelors degree in exercise science, Dr. Val attended Life University in Marietta, GA. She is proficient in numerous techniques such as diversified, Thompson drop, activator, and extremities.

In her free time, Dr. Val enjoys living an active lifestyle which includes hiking, running, traveling, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She is excited to share her passion to help you reach optimal health and wellness!


Dr. Bruce Stevens

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Doctor of Chiropractic, 1993 – Life University in Marietta, GA

Dr. Bruce has practiced chiropractic medicine for twenty-five years, first in Lompoc, CA and now in Woodstock, GA. Dr. Bruce is driven by his passion for helping others with the totality of their health. He is a certified Crossfit Level 1 and 2 coach and a certified Crossfit kids trainer. He coached Crossfit for five years at Crossfit Ohana.

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Dr. Bruce enjoys helping people physically and spiritually. His style of practice revolves around the fact that we all have an innate, God-given ability to heal and become healthier. In most cases and given the proper care and recommendations, Dr. Bruce can help put someone on the path to better health.

He looks at health care as a partnership where recommendations are based on chiropractic adjustment and home care that allows the body to rebuild and heal. Dr. Bruce loves working with other providers like massage therapists, PTs, and MDs to achieve maximum results in the fastest time.

Dr. Bruce has been married to his wife, Rene, for 25 years last October. Together, they built a thriving chiropractic office and discovered the magic of working together as a couple. According to Dr. Bruce, family is one of the greatest gifts in his life! So, too, are having a favorable view of oneself, living with freedom and abundance, and helping others to do the same.


Dr Dawn Mavromatidis

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Life University Chiropractic

Her career path turned just ever so slightly when she met her chiropractor, Dr. Mark Studin. He showed her the healing art of chiropractic and made a profound impact in her life. He sent her down to Georgia to attend Life University Chiropractic School to get her education. She and her husband Harry fell in love with the South and decided to stay and start their family.

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Dr. Dawn has four children, and many animals (5 dogs, 3 cats, 3 parrots, 5 alpacas, 2 horses, a donkey and a flock of chickens), and is living her dream! She found that with chiropractic she didn’t have to choose between caring for kids or animals, she can do both! She followed her passion and now specializes in women’s health, infant and children’s health and wellness, and caring for animals. For her chiropractic is truly for ALL members of the family: young and old, big and small, two and four legged. When Dr. Dawn isn’t in the office, you can find her at the barn, either adjusting or riding her horses or spending time outside. She loves to garden, camp, kayak, hike and travel. She believes that chiropractic is more than just an adjustment, but a lifestyle that encompasses taking care of your mind, body, and spirit.


Dr Stephanie Lemos

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Life University Chiropractic

Dr. Stephanie Lemos earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She worked as a nutritionist for 4 years before attending Life University to earn her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She has been practicing chiropractic for 7 years helping patients of all ages. Dr. Stephanie focuses her care on low and moderate force adjusting techniques for families, including children and pregnant mothers. She also treats athletes of all levels from elementary-age gymnasts, cheerleaders, football players, wrestlers, etc. up to NFL and PGA golfers.

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Dr. Stephanie knows the power of chiropractic care firsthand, not only through the people she serves but within her own life. She first experienced chiropractic care when her son was an infant. He had colic in his early weeks of life and after just 2 adjustments his colic subsided completely!

Her personal mission is to impact as many people as possible with the power of chiropractic, and she’s grateful every day that she’s able to make a difference in the lives of those she serves. Her biggest motivator is the smiles of patients that no longer experience pain and are now able to sleep more soundly, walk or run.

In her free time, Dr. Stephanie loves spending time with her husband and 4 children and enjoys traveling to new parts of the world! You will catch her at all of her children’s school and sporting events on the weekends in the Woodstock area!



Dr Palmer Ribley

Doctor of Chiropractic

Education:
Life University Chiropractic

Dr Palmer Ribley was originally born in Marietta, GA. He was born into a chiropractic family and following in their footsteps, graduated from Life U March 2020. He has a bachelors in Health Coaching. Both of his parents are chiropractors, as well as all of his uncles, and his grandfather who is a co-founder of Life University making him a third generation Chiropractor choosing the chiropractic route to help and serve others. The philosophy of chiropractic resonates deeply with him because it gets to the root of the problem not just masking symptoms temporarily and he strongly believes in trying a more natural and holistic based approach to healthcare before anything else more invasive. His adjusting style techniques include Full spine, Thompson drop, Activator, SOT blocking, and “Y” strap traction.

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He is passionate about learning and studying about the power of the mind and body and how they work together. He loves taking care of anyone and everyone and emphasizes the importance of posture. He incorporates some of Dr Joe Dispenza’s and Wim Hof’s teachings into his practice style and life philosophy. His other passions include music, meditating, reading, traveling, nature, and sports to name a few. He played baseball in high school and while in undergraduate studies found a love for volleyball. He produces EDM music as well as DJing on the weekend.

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