West Des Moines Clinic: 515-225-9200
Urbandale Clinic: 515-252-7070

Dr. Brett Vowles
Chiropractor

Dr. Brett Vowles is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. After graduating from Palmer, Dr. Vowles moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he was a Chiropractor in a large group practice for several years. During his time in Arizona, Dr. Vowles performed tens of thousands of adjustments on patients ranging in age from 3 hours old to 105 years old. Dr. Vowles also completed a post-graduate program on extremity care, and is one of the few Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioners in the State of Iowa. After the birth of his daughter, Dr. Vowles’ family decided that they wanted to relocate back to a great family community where their daughter could be raised, and he opened Optimum Chiropractic. Dr. Vowles has made the Mission of Optimum Chiropractic to enhance the health and wellness of West Des Moines community and dedicated to helping the community achieve that goal.

Dr. Derek Reicks
Chiropractor

Dr. Derek Reicks is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. After graduating from Palmer, Dr. Reicks moved to Missoula, Montana and practiced along side one of the best chiropractors in the state, fine-tuning his skills as a practitioner and preparing to provide outstanding chiropractic care to our community. The two most influential factors in his decision to become a Doctor of Chiropractic was how patient-centered the care was, and how amazingly effective specific Chiropractic care can be. Never before had he seen healthcare so focused on the individual needs of each patient. Dr. Reicks has devoted his life to the study and practice of Chiropractic and derives his passion from every patient he encounters.

Thomas Anderson
Chiropractor

Dr. Thomas Anderson is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.  Right after high school he joined the Army and served for almost 15 years.  After his time in the Army he had joined a Pre-Med program and was on track to become an anesthesiologist when he first really learned about chiropractic and the bodies natural ability to heal itself.  After learning more and more he realized that this form of health care resonated with his beliefs about the body and health care – so he switched his program.  He went on the graduate from Palmer in June of 2005 and has been in private practice in Urbandale until joining the team at Optimum Chiropractic in 2019.

Jose Hernandez
Chiropractor

Dr Jose Hernandez graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and has been with the Optimum team ever since.  He attended the University of Northern Iowa for his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training.  Dr Hernandez has a passion for how chiropractic can treat a wide variety of conditions from athletes to wellness care by allowing the body to heal itself.  This healing capacity is how he became interested in chiropractic himself following a sports injury he sustained.  He continued to see the improvements of patients while in the chiropractic program at Palmer, and got to see patients get adjusted and the immediate impact it had on their function and ability to return to play.  Dr Hernandez then did his internship at a pediatric based chiropractic clinic to learn more about treating kiddos and moms with chiropractic care during and after pregnancy.