Meet the Doctor

  • DrShepro
    Dr. Joseph Shepro DC
    Chiropractic Physician

    Hello and Welcome to Heresco Chiropractic! I imagine if you are reading this you are probably not feeling so well and are looking for some help. We are here for you! My name is Joseph A. Shepro D.C. I have been practicing in Corvallis for 12 years. For 9 of those years I practiced side by side with Dr. Heresco until he retired in 2021 and transferred the clinic to me.  I have been a chiropractic patient my entire life. I absolutely love the science and art of chiropractic and the miracles it can do for so many. Whether you are trying to move about your daily life with less pain or training for your triathlon, I know that chiropractic can help you!  

    Heresco Chiropractic is a very well established and experienced chiropractic clinic that has been serving Corvallis for over 30 years under Dr. Heresco and another 40 years before that with previous owners. Some of our patients are in their 80s and have been seeing a chiropractor here their entire lives. It truly is awesome to see the benefits of chiropractic care over a life span.
    The chiropractic techniques we apply here are main stream and evidence based. We are primarily concerned with your joints, why are they hurting? And how can we get them healthy again? On your first visit we thoroughly evaluate you and determine your diagnosis. Good news! Most musculoskeletal complaints can be effectively treated and managed by a chiropractor and most patients are feeling great improvement in the first 2-4 weeks of care. We also give you the appropriate stretches, exercises, and recommendations to help maintain your joints beyond that. If we determine that you need care elsewhere we will get you to the right place. Many of our patients also use massage, acupuncture, and physical therapy. Chiropractic may be the piece you are missing on your wellness journey!
    If you are just curious or are wondering about insurance coverage please just give us a call. Our staff is very experienced and we would love to answer your questions. We take almost all insurances, including auto collisions, work injuries, and we have discounted rates for students, seniors, etc. We offer chiropractic, massage, and several other therapies here, you may have 1 co-pay for your entire visit, and it could be a one stop trip for all your care, so it doesn’t hurt to check.

    As for my personal back ground I was born and raised in Alaska. It certainly is the last frontier and I have many stories to tell. My father was a great chiropractor to many locals. I was able to see firsthand the benefits of chiropractic on some very hard working people. I played all sports growing up and mostly excelled in football and track. I moved to Corvallis in 2001 for college. I started my family and both my children were born here in Corvallis during that time. I knew at that time I wanted to help people with chiropractic. I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa magna cum laude in 2011. I then returned to Alaska and treated outlying areas via small planes for several years. It was a very exciting time, please ask me about it! When my kids were old enough to attend school I made the big decision to move back to Corvallis for the great school system we have here. It was a great choice and has been a wonderful experience here. They are graduating from Crescent Valley soon and plan on attending college in state. With my free time I like to exercise, explore, cook, and play games with the kids.
    I try to do everything I can to give back to Corvallis and the surrounding areas. If you are curious about a sponsorship, donations, gift baskets, or a partnership please feel free to contact me, I would love to help out! Lastly I want to thank all the wonderful people of Corvallis that have supported me and this busy little clinic along the way, I couldn’t ask for a better place to live and practice. Thank you!

  • DrKennedy
    Dr. Jason Kennedy DC
    Chiropractic Physician

    Dr. Kennedy was born and raised in Southern California. His first experience with chiropractic was as a senior in high school when he took a field trip to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) in Whittier, CA. He was so impressed with the facilities and all of the things a Chiropractor could do, that he signed up for their weekend course to become Certified Chiropractic Assistant. It was during this course that he fell in love with the profession and decided to devote his life to it. Many years later, while in his first years of practice, he felt a call to service and enlisted in the United States Army. 

    After 4 years in the service he decided to further his education and enrolled in the Acupuncture program at his alma mater, now called Southern California University of Health Sciences (LACC). After he graduated with his Masters degree he moved to Oregon to experience all that life in the Pacific Northwest had to offer. (This was an easy decision as he had been visiting Keizer for about 5 years and just fell in love with the kindness of the people and the natural beauty of the area.)

    Heresco Chiropractic allows Dr. Kennedy to care for his patients with compassion and to provide the kind of high quality health care that people deserve. He is able to give them his full attention and the best experience every single visit. Every day is a reminder that chiropractic care is a wonderful and powerful way of restoring function to peoples bodies and lives. At home Dr. Kennedy and his wife, Jill, has a very neurotic Australian Shepherd named Snickers and two alley cats, Princess and Pie, that love to go on walks and get a little too excited about other pets. Dr. Kennedy also loves to hike and just be in nature. He enjoys table top and card games and loves to spend time with friends.

  • DrTami
    Dr. Tammara Defilippis DC
    Chiropractic Physician

    Dr. Tammara (Tami) Defilippis began her chiropractic journey in 2014 working as the Office Manager at a chiropractic clinic. Throughout her 6 1/2 years there, she was amazed at how chiropractic medicine helped patients feel great and improve their quality of life. In 2019, she enrolled at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, and graduated summa cum laude from the Doctor of Chiropractic program. While there, she worked closely with the clinic’s head radiologist / DACBR as a radiology lead intern. Dr. Tami has a BA in English Literature, a BS in Human Biology, and plans to get her Master of Science in Human Nutrition & Functional Medicine.

    Dr. Tami has special interest in perinatal and pediatric care. Most recently, her continuing education included becoming certified in the Webster Technique, a chiropractic technique focusing on power through a balanced nervous system, passage with proper pelvic alignment for an optimal birth canal, and passenger with special training in infant examination and adjusting. As a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), Dr. Tami is up to date on current research, recommendations, and therapies for the whole family. Dr. Tami’s evidence-based approach to healthcare allows her to discover the root causes of patients’ complaints to not only alleviate pain and discomfort, but to restore proper biomechanical and physiological function. With this holistic approach, she helps patients practice healthy lifestyles to improve their quality of life.

    Dr. Tami is pleased to call the Willamette Valley home, and outside the clinic she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and camping in the beautiful PNW.

  • DrPeterson
    Dr. Don Peterson DC
    Chiropractic Physician

    Dr. Don Peterson was first introduced to the power of chiropractic care back in 1982 when he was attending and playing football for Chadron State College in Nebraska. During one of his college games, he sustained a neck injury. Little did Dr. Peterson know that his injury would end up having a profound impact on his life and ultimately lead him to choose Chiropractic has his career passion. 

    Dr. Peterson has been practicing here in Corvallis for over 30 years. He enjoys treating a variety of conditions and being of service to the community of Corvallis. 

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