Heather R. Kauffman received her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 1994 from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL. She returned to Wyoming shortly thereafter to reopen the practice of the late Dr. Delmer S. Woods. She is also a fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and consults on a part time basis for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Dr. Kauffman was born in Washington but grew up in Cheyenne. She graduated from East High School and attended undergraduate classes at both LCCC and the University of Wyoming. She became interested in chiropractic when she saw the benefits it provided to a family member with a herniated disc without the need for narcotics or surgery. She worked for Dr. Woods as an assistant which solidified her interest to become a chiropractor herself. She is married to Michael and has one daughter, Rayann.
Dr. Kauffman started Kauffman Chiropractic in 1994 and has been in active practice at the same location since that time. It is very important to her that each patient be treated with respect and honesty and she has built her practice on that mantra. She feels that only by spending time with a patient can a doctor truly understand the needs of that patient. She treats all conditions from simple spinal stiffness to disc problems, shoulder and knee pain, hip pain and nerve compression injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Kyle A. Cardel received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2014 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Cardel was born and raised in Cheyenne. He graduated from East High School and attended LCC working towards a microbiology degree. He moved to Montana in 2002 and attended Montana State University-Billings College of Technology. Dr. Cardel earned an Associates in Emergency Medicine and worked as a paramedic for more than 10 years. He became interested in chiropractic in high school after talking with a Palmer representative and decided to pursue a career in chiropractic in order to offer a more natural method of healing. Dr. Cardel enjoys being outdoors, hunting, and grilling.
Alicia A. Ruiz received her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2012 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. Dr. Ruiz was born in Washington but grew up in a rural farming/ranching community in Montana. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Montana State University-Billings. Dr. Ruiz intended on pursuing a career as a surgeon but became interested in less invasive forms of treatment while working in a pathology laboratory which led her to chiropractic. She enjoys being outdoors, practicing martial arts, and karaoke.
Dr. Cardel and Dr. Ruiz are engaged to be married and have one daughter, Noelani.