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Dr. Stacy CohenDr. Stacy Cohen is the founder and president of First State Health & Wellness. He received his first professional degree in chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in 1984 and his bachelor's degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Cohen, along with his wife and business partner, Dr. Lydia Cohen, has developed one of the first and foremost facilities for complementary medicine in the area. Their philosophy of chiropractic care blended with a variety of other types of complementary therapies has been offering the very best in care for their loyal and ever growing family of patients since 1984. Dr. Cohen is active in the Delaware Chiropractic Society (DCS), where he served as the president from 1988 to 1991 and vice-president from 1991-93. He was voted 1998's "Chiropractor of the Year" by his peers. Collectively, he has led First State Health & Wellness in many areas of community service, including various fund raising events for the Ronald McDonald House.
Under Dr. Cohen's leadership, First State Health & Wellness has grown to seven offices across the state of Delaware, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for excellence, including the 2010, 2011, and 2012 News Journal's Readers Choice Award for Best Chiropractic office, and the prestigious Better Business Bureau of Delaware Torch Award for Ethics in Business in 2003 and 2009. Dr. Stacy and Dr. Lydia reside in the Newark area with their two young sons, Evan and Michael.
Dr. Lydia CohenDr. Lydia Cohen has been a chiropractic physician since 1984 and co-founder of 1st State Health & Wellness. Although interested in all areas of chiropractic medicine, Dr. Lydia is especially instrumental in providing her patients relief from sinus pressure, headaches and menstrual cramps. In addition to traditional chiropractic manipulation, Dr. Lydia also uses acupressure to alleviate these symptoms for her patients.
In order to devote time to raising Evan and Michael, Dr. Lydia has limited practice hours. This enables her to spend time as a volunteer at the Tatnall School and being involved in many other activities with the boys. In addition to being a founding member of the Fund for Women, Dr. Lydia demonstrates her advocacy for a healthy lifestyle by being physically active and training regularly at Delaware Health & Fitness. She also places a strong emphasis on the development of mind, body and spirit. To facilitate her personal attainment of these values she practices as well as teaches karate and holds a black belt in this martial art form.
Dr. John MahoneyDr. John Mahoney, a chiropractic physician joined First State Health & Wellness in 2001 and practices at Lantana Chiropractic. A native New Yorker, Dr. Mahoney received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the State University of New York at Cortland and upon graduation, attended Life University School of Chiropractic in Georgia where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic.
There are plenty of alternatives to healing that many people haven’t heard about yet. “I’m here to help you understand your overall health and show you how you can heal, naturally. This way, you stay out of pain and can prevent injury in the future.” Dr. Mahoney received his Undergraduate in New York and attended Chiropractic College at Life University in Georgia, graduating in 1999. “It was such a rewarding experience and I learned so much.”
Dr. Mahoney has played sports all his life and now helps take care of the Delaware 87ers. “We help take care of their league, helping the high school athletes through chiropractic care and physical therapy.” Dr. Mahoney stays busy at home taking care of his young daughters. “I spend most of my free time with my family and helping care for my daughters.”
Dr. Douglas BriggsDr. Douglas Briggs is one of the first individuals in the United States to earn the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture advanced certification. Upon completion of this postdoctoral fellowship, a Diplomate of Acupuncture was awarded through New York Chiropractic College and the Shanghai Research Institute. Dr. Briggs received his first professional degree in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. His baccalaureate degree is in biology and natural science from Messiah College
Blending chiropractic medicine with traditional oriental approaches has enabled Dr. Briggs to successfully treat patients with a wide range of ailments varying from headaches, chronic back pain, asthma, allergies, fibromyalgia, bedwetting, weight control and smoking cessation, just to name a few. This blend of mind, body and spirit carries into his spare time where Dr. Briggs is both a student and assistant instructor at the Korean Martial Arts Institute in Hockessin
Dr. Briggs is a martial arts instructor. He keeps busy several times a week practicing martial arts with his son.. “I am also on the youth staff of my church, the chaplain of the local Elks lodge, and the Delaware delegate for the American Chiropractic Association.” Dr. Briggs attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. Following that, he held an internship in chiropractic before moving on to study at the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. “I’ve been practicing acupuncture for nearly two decades. Combining acupuncture with chiropractic care; offers your body a complete healing experience.”
Dr. Tiffany Garcia"Chiropractic has always been a huge part of my life. My father is a Chiropractor, and I was raised on the principle that ‘the power that made the body heals the body’. I never thought that I would be a Chiropractor. I graduated from college in Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, with a concentration in Marketing Management. I worked in Corporate America part-time while in college, and began full-time upon graduation. I quickly realized that I had no passion for the corporate world. After a lot of thought, I realized that being a Chiropractor is my calling. This profession was under my nose my entire life, and I never once realized it was for me! I quickly made the decision to go back to school. I attended Life University in Marietta, GA, where I had a ton of science to catch up on, and continued my education there to earn my Doctorate in Chiropractic. It’s funny how life happens. I was born in Georgia while my parents were attending Life University. My life was literally coming full circle. I have since moved back to Delaware with my husband, to be closer to family, and I am now part of the First State Health & Wellness Team; I couldn’t be happier. I sincerely thank you for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person, and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our office a call, or email me using the link below, and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.
Dr. Bradley MeierDr. Bradley Meier joined First State Health and Wellness in September 2004, after relocating from Chicago, IL where he practiced in a successful, multidisciplinary practice as a primary care physician. Currently, he is at the Lantana Square location in Hockessin.
Dr. Meier received his doctorate from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL, and interned at the Chicago General Health Services in Chicago, IL. Dr. Meier holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and in Business, from the National University, and the Florida State University, respectively.
He has treated patients with sciatica, headaches, seizures, herniated disc, whiplash, sports related injuries (ie shin splints, rotator cuff, knee complaints), sinus conditions, and of course, neck, mid-back, and lower back pain. He cares a lot about his patients. He knows what it is like to be a patient after being involved in a motor vehicle accident, which introduced him to the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment. Dr. Meier’s goals are to first help decrease the symptoms of the ailment so the patient is able to perform their activities of daily living, secondly he prescribes corrective care to help strengthen and increase joint function to help prevent reoccurrences.
Dr. Jessica BöhlDr. Jessica Böhl joined First State Health & Wellness in June of 2004, after relocating from Fort Collins, Colorado where she had been in a private practice.
Dr. Böhl received pre-chiropractic training from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. She received her Chiropractic Doctorate and Bachelor’s of Science from Palmer College of Chiropractic located in Davenport, Iowa.
Through her internship in the Palmer Clinic System and practice in Colorado, Dr. Böhl had the pleasure of working with many pregnant women and children. After competing in collegiate track and field, she also enjoys working with athletes who are interested in utilizing chiropractic to help them perform at their optimum ability. Dr. Böhl emphasizes the preventative aspects of chiropractic care for all ages. She is a strong advocate of periodic spinal check-ups as an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It is her goal to fully inform patients of their condition and treatment protocol so they are empowered to be proactive in their healthcare.
Dr. Trip DelCampoWhether you are a high level athlete or a doting grandmother, no one likes to be in pain. Pain medications can mask the symptoms, but do nothing for the problem. Would you take the batteries out of your smoke alarm to put out a fire? Dr. DelCampo will work with you to reduce the pain, help fix the problem and teach you how to keep it from coming back.
A native of Rehoboth Beach, Dr. Trip DelCampo is excited to treat and help the people of his home community and the surrounding areas. Dr. D. earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware in 2005, where he was a standout athlete, and National Championship winner with the Blue Hens football team.
It was while playing football where he came to understand injury through personal experience, and it continues to help him as he can relate to those in pain. He attended Chiropractic college at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, where focus was placed on evidence-based medicine, with emphasis on the latest research and clinical experience. Dr. DelCampo enjoys treating a variety of conditions, but has shown highly creative thinking in treating patients with neck and shoulder complaints, and muscle trigger points commonly referred to as “knots.” The muscular component to pain is often overlooked, and when addressed, relief is often achieved after months or years of pain. Patient education is important to Dr. DelCampo. “It’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you can’t understand your ailment, and I’m always available to answer questions. I look forward to meeting any new patient and I’m here to lend a helping ear as well as a helping hand.”
Dr. Kevin WilkinsDr. Kevin Wilkins, a chiropractic physician joined First State Health & Wellness in 2011. Dr. Wilkins received his Bachelor of Arts in History from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Upon graduation, he lived and studied in France.
Returning to the United States, Dr. Wilkins became a teacher and taught at Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE. After several years of teaching, he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He then practiced chiropractic in Pennsylvania before joining the team at First State Health and Wellness.
Dr. Wilkins utilizes various techniques depending on what is best for each individual patient. He enjoys seeing patients first and foremost, whether adults, children, seniors, babies, or expecting mothers. He especially relishes the “tough “cases; those who have been everywhere and haven’t found relief. Furthermore, he is always ready to serve as a health resource on nutrition and exercise. Dr. Wilkins lives in Wilmington, DE with his beautiful wife and four daughters. When he finds the time, he enjoys reading historical fiction, exercising, and playing with his little girls.
Dr. Kristopher KondradDr. Kris is a native of northern Delaware where he graduated from Tatnall High School and University of Delaware with his Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science. His passion for chiropractic began at the age of 14 when he was injured on the basketball court. He opted out of undergoing surgery and took a more conservative approach to health with chiropractic care. Since that time he has believed that chiropractic was without question the right choice and has dedicated a decade of education to this wonderful profession.
Dr. Kris graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. It was there that he focused his passion on learning a number of highly specialized techniques in order to treat his patients at the highest level. Dr. Kris received several certifications in Active Release Technique which addresses soft tissue complaints, acupuncture therapy which balances the body’s natural energy flow, and flexion distraction technique which is especially useful for disc injuries. Dr. Kris was honored with the Clinical Excellence Award for his outstanding achievement in the Palmer College of Chiropractic Student Clinic. This award is the most prestigious award that is given to an individual by virtue of outstanding commitment to patients, exceptional leadership abilities, extensive knowledge and skills and dedication to professional excellence. Dr. Kris has been looking forward to starting a chiropractic center in his home state of Delaware! He is looking forward to helping the community with all of their health and wellness needs.
When Dr. Kris is not at the office he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, tubing down the Brandywine, barbeques, playing sports, watching movies, and meeting new people.
Dr. Lisette MillerDr. Lisette is a native of Naples, Florida where she graduated from Baron Collier High School. She received her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Since a very young age Dr. Miller has been interested in a profession in healthcare. She was first introduced to chiropractic while attending UCF when she was hired by a local chiropractic. It was there that she learned about the science, art, and philosophy behind chiropractic. She was able to witness firsthand the benefits of chiropractic care.
Dr. Lisette also graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. She focused her attention to excel in the classroom making the Dean’s List almost all thirteen quarters. She also joined several clubs such as Motion Palpation Club, Pediatrics Club, and Sacro-Occipital Technique club where she was elected an Executive Officer. She also received her certification in Acupuncture and Webster’s Technique which addresses specific adjustments related to the pelvis in order to promote a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
In her spare time Dr. Lisette enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, dancing, and working out. She is very excited to start this new journey in a new setting and educating the community about the benefits of chiropractic care.