Meet Our Team
Chiropractor Chad Jenkins D.C.
The son of a Navy man, Dr. Chad Jenkins was born and lived in Puerto Rico until the age of 3 when his father was stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach.
Dr. Chad graduated from Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach in 1993. He enrolled at Salisbury State University where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters in Post-Secondary Education. After spending six great years in Salisbury, Dr. Chad moved from the East Coast to the quieter state of Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic, one the nations premier chiropractic colleges, where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2005.
Dr. Chad’s passion is to serve and educate the Hampton Roads community on the principles of health and natural healing. Dr. Chad believes that the human body was created to heal and that true HEALING occurs when the impediments to optimal health are removed. Therefore, Dr. Chad’s approach to each patient is to find the cause of their afflictions and to implement a specific plan that is designed to remove any impediments and to restore health to their bodies.
As a devoted and skilled chiropractor, Dr. Chad saw a MAJOR need in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach to help patients lose weight in a healthy manner without drugs, surgeries, shots and processed foods.
With that in mind, Dr. Chad started Planet Wellness, which is quickly becoming the premier weight loss clinic in Chesapeake, and Norfolk. Dr. Chad’s approach to weight loss at Planet Wellness involves increasing the health of patients by balancing hormones, detoxifying the body, teaching clean eating principles, and providing individualized and homeopathic supplementation protocols that literally allow the body to do what it was designed to do—burn fat!
Everyday Dr. Chad is more and more excited to watch his patients lose weight, but even more so to hear the great news from those same patients about decreases in medication, greater amounts of energy, better mood, improvements in sleep, and, most importantly, more confidence and joy than ever!
Chiropractor Dustin Durbin D.C.
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Matthew - Chiropractic Intern
Completing his Bachelor of Science from Liberty University in May; Matthew will be joining our team until he leaves to pursue a doctoral degree in chiropractic care from Sherman College in the fall. Along with his volunteer work in his community, his compassionate heart is illuminated through his interaction with patients and staff. At home, Matt enjoys spending time with his parents and four younger siblings. Embracing any chance to spend time outdoors, true happiness for Matt is found when he is trail running.
Laura Jenkins - Office Manager
Born in Newport News, Laura attended Salisbury University where she majored in Biology and met her future husband Chad. She then completed her Master’s degree in Planet Genetics at the University of Oklahoma before getting in married in 2002. In 2005 Laura decided to temporarily change careers to help open Planet Wellness Chiropractic and get the new business on its feet but instead she never left. As the Office and Billing Manager, she ensures that our team runs efficiently, productively, and seamlessly. She enjoys working with her husband to share the mission of chiropractic and wellness to the Hampton Roads community.
One of Laura’s proudest moments in life is when she became a mom to Emma Rose in 2006. Being a mom has been the most humbling/challenging/rewarding experience that she has ever come across. When Laura isn’t working or parenting, she is a runner. She has completed dozens of races ranging from 5ks to color runs to marathons. Next on her horizon is the Seashore 50K in the fall of 2016. One of her mantras in life is “what doesn’t destroy me makes me stronger”. If you can run a marathon, anything is possible.
Tana Hammond - Executive Director
Tana has a degree in Office Technology from Cedarville University in Ohio. As Executive Director, Tana ensures that all of our clients receive the very best attention and service to reach their individual wellness goals. She leads the team with her enthusiastic joy and is always working to help our team run efficiently and productively for our clients. Her work ethic and organizational management skills bring a positive approach to everything that happens at Planet Wellness.
Tana was born and lived in the Chesapeake area all her life. Family is a big part of her life. Tana is involved in various ministries at her church including serving as an AWANA leader and the church's financial officer. She enjoys being outside, relaxing on the beach and spending time with her family.
Carolyn - Licensed Massage Therapist
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Rahime Young - Licensed Massage Therapist
Rahime received his Associates degree in Occupational Science for Massage Therapy from Centura College in 2011. Being a patient at Planet Wellness was a catalyst for Rahime to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. All it took was good old-fashioned divine intervention and some encouraging from a good friend (Dr. Chad). Rahime understands the importance of how Chiropractic Care and Massage can greatly improve your quality of well-being. Coming to work at Planet Wellness isn’t so much like coming to work when you truly enjoy what you do
Rahime is originally from New Jersey, but has called Virginia home since 1994. Massage Therapist is just one of the hats he wears. He is also a wrestling coach and a Disco Jockey. Whenever he cannot be found at work, he can be found either in the wrestling room or behind the wheels of steel.
Kevin Hammond - Technology Advisor
Kevin serves Planet Wellness as technology consultant. His experience as a web-designer and IT professional are helpful when the inevitable computer questions arise at the office.
Kevin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to the area to marry the love of his life, Tana. Kevin works full-time in the IT department at Greenbrier Christian Academy where he also is the Voice of the Gators. During his free time Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and serving as worship leader at his church.
Alexandria - Front Desk Manager
Work - With a passion for people and a holistic heart, Alexandria is happy to have found a position where she can spread positive energy and encouragement in a place of healing. Her love for fitness lead her to complete her Personal Training certification in 2010. She used the certification in public and private facilities. During her time of training, she was also a substitute for Virginia Beach public school systems where she spent most of her hours in Special Education classes or in the gymnasium for Physical Education. Currently, she is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary and Alternative Health.
Life - Alexandria and her husband, Nick, continue to create a spiritual and open-minded environment for their two children, Caliana and Henry, at home. Family time is the most valuable part of their lives, spending any spare moment on adventures or exploring together. In her time to herself, Alexandria embraces the arts in every form. Whether she’s writing screenplays, painting or taking pictures of her beautiful babies at home or playing guitar and singing out around town; there is never a dull moment!
Jordyn - Chiropractic Assistant
After spending four years in retail sales, Jordyn joins our team with customer service appreciation and experience. Eager to learn and improve other’s lives, she brings an informative and caring light to this office. Her enthusiasm for education is reflected in her completion of a degree in Biblical Studies from New Tribes Bible Institute and her continuing education at Tidewater Community College. Her love for God is one she spreads wherever she goes. Whether it is a mission trip to Honduras or amongst her community’s youth; Jordyn’s love is vast and reliable. When she isn’t working or volunteering, Jordyn likes to spend time having fun with her family.
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