Dr. Michael Gergovich
At the age of 12, Dr. Mike suffered a back injury playing basketball with his friends. After countless trips to the doctor, his back pain never seemed to go away. Finally, his parents decided to take him to a Chiropractor. After his first adjustment, he could feel his pain already slowly fading away.
This was when Dr. Mike decided he wanted to become a chiropractor. After graduating from LaSalle-Peru High School, Dr. Mike attended IVCC for his prequisite courses. He majored in biology at Loyola University in Chicago before moving to Davenport, Iowa to attend the prestigous Palmer College of Chiropractic.
During his time at Palmer, Dr. Mike had the opportunity to study abroad in Vietnam and provide Chiropractic care to the local residents. He spent two weeks there getting to know these patients, learning about the culture and visiting the country.
Dr. Mike graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2010 and interned back in Peru, Illinois. He moved to Naperville and served the southwest suburbs for four years before making the decision to move back home to the Illinois Valley and take over for Dr. Bill Judge at Judge Chiropractic Center.
Dr. Mike is grateful for the opportunity to be back in LaSalle!
Office Manager, Chiropractic Assistant
Wendy has been with Judge Chiropractic Center since 1989. She has the Medicare Part B certification as well as a Chiropractic Assistant certification. When you walk into our office, Wendy will be there to greet you with a smile and help you throughout the process, including scheduling your appointment, verifying medical insurance and answering any questions you may have. In her free time, she loves traveling with family and friends (especially to Nashville), dancing and boating.
Samantha has been working as the Office Assistant at Judge Chiropractic Center for over 8 years. She works part-time and goes to school full-time. Samantha is currently pursuing her nursing degree at Methodist College, where she will graduate in May of 2016. When she's not working or going to class, Samantha enjoys spending time with her friends, family, boyfriend and caring for her horses and other animals and pets.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Jill Pelka is a resident of the Illinois Valley and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in the area for over 14 years. She graduated from Illinois Valley Community College in July of 2002. She specializes in Swedish, relaxation massage therapy as well as Deep Tissue and Prenatal Massage. In her free time, Jill enjoys spending time with her four children and grandson, boating, camping, riding her Harley and going for walks at Starved Rock with her sister.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Jamie Warnkes is a Licensed Massage Therapist here at Gergovich Family Chiropractic. She attended Massage Therapy school at Illinois Valley Community College and has been practicing for over 16 years. She is certified in Swedish, Prenatal, Hot Stone and Deep Tissue Massage Therapies. When she's not working, Jamie's favorite things include spending time with her husband, two children, family and friends. She also loves to go snowmobiling and four-wheeling.