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  • Dr.
    Craig Pauls
    D.C.
    Hello, my name is Craig Pauls, and I’m a Doctor of Chiropractic at Family Health Quest. I am originally from Richland Center, Wisconsin, a town of just over 5,000 about two hours Northwest of Freeport. Along with my parents and one brother, I lived on a 45-acre beef cattle hobby farm, but both of my parents worked other jobs as well. Starting in 1999, I attended UW-Richland for two years, receiving an Associate’s Degree. I then received my Bachelor’s Degree from UW-La Crosse with a Biomedical major and Chemistry minor. The next three years of my life were spent in Davenport, Iowa at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where I earned my Doctorate. At Palmer, I was involved with several clubs including the Gonstead Club (one of the techniques that I use), and I was the president of the Christian Chiropractic Fellowship on campus my final year there. Throughout school, I worked full-time on top of my class load and extracurricular activities in order to pay my own way. This has twice been put into extra perspective for me while on mission trips providing chiropractic care at free clinics. It was very humbling to see some of the poverty-stricken areas that we witnessed in India and Honduras. These were amazing opportunities to experience other cultures and further my chiropractic skills. It was so powerful to see chiropractic affect people so deeply. Throughout our time abroad, the local people would line up around the block for a chance to have us adjust them. Of course, I would be remiss if I did not mention my amazing wife since 2007, Kiley. We met when she was attending St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where she received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Having a spouse whom is also in the healthcare field has taught me a lot. She is a great resource for me and gives me a different way of looking at things. She has also given me three great kids (2 boys and a girl)! Kiley grew up in Lanark, so she is an Illinois girl through and through. Her family owns a dairy farm near Shannon, and her mom, Sharon, was the long-time secretary for the athletic department at Highland College. I pledge to you that I will work hard to earn your trust and confidence in taking care of you and your family’s chiropractic healthcare needs. If you have any questions for me throughout this process, please feel free to contact me at any time. It is very important to me that I be here at all times for my patients. I am really looking forward to my time getting to know and serve you.
  • Dr.
    Olivia Pehl
    D.C.
    Greetings! I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Olivia Pehl from local small town, Shannon, Illinois. My parents raised me and my two sisters in Freeport before we moved to Shannon in 2003. I have two older sisters whom I cherish spending time with, along with my energetic nieces and nephews. Another very important person in my life is my wonderful husband, Anthony Pehl. We first met when we both were a young sixteen years old. We enjoyed our winter wedding in December, 2016. My family was and still is my major support system and source of encouragement. I graduated from Eastland High School in 2010 and then attended Highland Community College for two years where I received my associate of science degree. In the summer of 2012, I moved to Davenport, Iowa to begin my chiropractic journey at Palmer College of Chiropractic. I graduated with honors in June 2016 with my Doctorate in Chiropractic and also with my Bachelor's degree. My time spent at Palmer was a great experience. Being in an atmosphere with so many other students, professors, and doctors all passionate and excited about chiropractic was such an inspiration. Taking the time to really explore and learn from my staff doctors in clinic was very valuable, which I applied to my personalized patient care. The feeling of joy that comes with seeing patients respond and reach their health goals with chiropractic care is something I thrived on, and continue to seek every day. I am very blessed to have had the amazing opportunity to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. I look forward to relaying my knowledge and clinical skills to my patients, with an open mind, open heart, and open hands. When not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family. You may also see me taking walks around town with my two dogs. Anthony and I love to sightsee and take in all the scenery and countryside that comes with living in northern Illinois. Just simply being with my loved ones and friends makes me quite content and joyful! I am very excited and eager to provide you and your family with wholesome and compassionate chiropractic care. It is my personal oath to you that I will give fully of myself and dedicate my time and abilities to your healthcare needs and concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have; I am pleased to help in any way that I can. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach all your healthcare goals!
  • Nicole Duvall
    Licensed, Certified Massage Therapist (Chiropractic Assistant)

    Hi, my name is Nicole Duvall. I am a licensed and board certified massage therapist here at Family Health Quest and recently in 2019 also took on the part time position of being a chiropractic assistant. I grew up in the Freeport surrounding area on a farm. I am the youngest of three kids, growing up with two older brothers. I am a huge family person, without my family I wouldn’t be who I am today. I am so blessed to have such an amazing group of family and friends that are very loving and supportive.  I attended Dakota High School and was involved in multiple activities such as band, chorus, musicals, drama club, varsity club, and student council. I was also involved in athletics such as basketball, volleyball, and softball. I graduated from Dakota High School in 2008. From there I took a year and a half off of school to work and earn money to attend college. In the fall of 2009 I attended Capri College in Dubuque, IA. In June of 2010 I graduated top of my class and passed my national exam to become a certified massage therapist. That is what brought me here. I have always had a passion for wanting to help people so that is one of the reasons I decided to take on the role of being a massage therapist. It is my goal, to the best of my ability, to help you achieve a healthy well being through therapeutic massage. In May of 2015 I was blessed to be able to marry my best friend Derek. I am so happy to have him by my side as we go through the challenges of life together. I look forward to meeting you and working with you. I work Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays doing the massage therapy. Hope to see you soon.

  • Emily Hilton
    Licensed, Certified Massage Therapist
    Hi, my name is Emily Hilton. I am a licensed and board certified massage therapist. I grew up in the Pecatonica area on a dairy farm. I have been involved in 4-H and FFA for as long as I can remember. I graduated Pecatonica High School in 2002. I went on to earn my Associate Degree in animal science from Kishwaukee College in 2004, and continued to finish my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin Platteville, in animal science in 2004. In 2011, I graduated from Rockford Career College with my Massage Therapy Certification. I became certified in manual lymphatic drainage April of 2015. I am currently perusing my certification in equine (horses) massage from Highland Community College. I have a passion for helping people feel and move better. I am able to do that through massage therapy. My specialties are firm pressure, deep tissue, and manual lymphatic drainage. I work on Thursdays and every other Saturday. I’m looking forward to helping you feel better! See you soon.
  • Sue Cook
    Certified Reflexologist

    I have been a Reflexologist in Freeport independently
    since 2004, and I am also a licensed X-Ray Tech and Nail Tech.  I also had the honor of becoming the
    Reflexologist for several movie sets in the area, and for celebrities at the Chicago “TARDIS Doctor Who Convention”.  I was born and raised in Freeport. My father was a Dentist, and my maiden name was Cannova. I graduated a Pretzel! I was VERY active in the theater scene for many years, and actually met my husband Randy while singing for a friend’s wedding. I didn’t catch the bouquet, but I caught the organist! We are active in music ministry at Embury UMC, where Randy is an organist/pianist, as well as the Freeport Choral Society. Although we have no children, we have 2 “fur kids”, Tiger and Piper, and a new Assistance Dog being trained for me named Jodie. I am so excited to be working with Dr. Pauls and Dr. Olivia and staff. It will enable me to add my services to an already exciting and important practice. I believe strongly in the ability of Reflexology to help support the body's function and health. I look forward to providing your future Reflexology services. 

  • Leah Swanson
    Chiropractic Assistant

    Hi, my name is Leah Swanson. I have grown up in Freeport most of my life and have been a part of Family Health Quest since 2010. Recently I took on the role of chiropractic assistant and will be handling the billing and insurance needs. I married my high school sweetheart Blane in April of 2007. We bought a house in Cedarville back in March of 2015 and have a sweet female chocolate lab Bailey. We enjoy trying out new restaurants, going to concerts, spending time with friends and family, having BBQ's and I also have a love for music. I play guitar and also sing. I look forward to getting to know you here at our office and making your visit here an enjoyable one.

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