Meet Dr. David Gilbertson
“I’ve been under chiropractic care since I was about 14 years old” remembers Dr. David Gilbertson. “My parents and two older sisters went to the chiropractor so when I had a wrestling injury that left me with pain and numbness in the right arm my parents made an appointment to see Dr. John Rasmussen, our family chiropractor.”
“It was mid-season so getting well rather soon was very important. I responded very well to the care and within a short time was feeling back to normal. After that when I had problems I would go see Dr. Rasmussen.”
A Chiropractic Education
Dr. Gilbertson began his pre-chiropractic education at ECC, where he studied the basic sciences such as inorganic chemistry, biology, chemistry, along with basic physiology and anatomy courses.
After completing his study there, he was accepted at Palmer College of chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During his four years at Palmer, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, x-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Palmer College public clinic. After graduating in 1981, Dr. Gilbertson returned to Washington State where he initially interned with a doctor north of Marysville. In 1984 he relocated to Mill Creek and established his current practice.
The Patient’s Perspective
“Having been a patient, I understand the concerns and questions that many people have when they come to the chiropractor for the first time. We make a point to explain everything in advance, answer questions and attempt to make sure we cover everything the patient could be thinking about or be concerned about. Patients appreciate that.”
On a Personal Note…
Dr. Gilbertson is married to Marilyn and they have three children, Brandon, Jonny and Mykayla. The youngest child was actually born at home and the children have all had preventative chiropractic care from the time they were very young. As a result, they have required very little medical care over the years and have experienced very good overall health.