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Meet the Doctors
Andrew Ragon DC, is a licensed Chiropractor serving Summit and Stark Counties since 2005. Dr. Ragon was born and raised in Northeast Ohio having graduated from Canton Central Catholic. He then travelled to the great Ohio State University to study Human Nutrition. He then went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa to earn his doctorate in chiropractic. While completing his doctorate, Dr. Ragon specialized in Applied Kinesiology (AK), Crainopathy, Acupressure, Maternity and Pediatrics and Nutrition.
Dr. Ragon uses a "whole person approach". This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Dr. Ragon's doctorate is coupled with a degree in Human Nutrition and advanced study in natural and applied kinesiology techniques. Using this unique approach, Dr. Ragon is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
Amanda Baum DC, began her collegiate journey at Kent State University, majoring in Exercise Physiology. She then went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida to earn her doctorate. While completing her doctorate, Dr. Baum specialized in Pediatrics, Neurology, Women's Health Issues and Applied Kinesiology (AK).
Upon graduation in 2010 with her doctorate as a Chiropractic Physician, she has joined Ragon Chiropractic and she is happy to be back in the Green area. Generations of her family are from Green and it has always felt like home. She has seen Green grow over the years and yet it has always had a close community feel where you still know your neighbors.
Dr. Baum has a passion to teach patients the importance of functional movement and to strive for optimal health. For patients that have been in chronic pain, on pain medicine, unable to perform or enjoy everyday activities, chiropractic care can be a miracle for them. It doesn't have to be a major life changing miracle, but being pain free or being able to play with your children and not hurting could mean the world to someone that couldn't do it before. Pain is depressing and getting out of it will uplift your whole body, mind, and spirit.
Rachelle Gunselman, DC, joined Ragon Chiropractic upon graduation from Logan College of Chiropractic, in St. Louis, Missouri. She is originally from Wadsworth, and happy to be back in the area and close to her family. Upon graduation from Wadsworth High School she pursued a nursing degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
It was Dr. Gunselman's background in nursing which drove her to pursue an alternative approach to standard healthcare. From a young age she was exposed to chiropractic and alternative practices. Early in nursing school, she realized there are other options that allow the body to achieve optimal health naturally. Upon graduation, Dr. Gunselman went straight to chiropractic school. This is where she focused her studies in applied kinesiology (AK), pediatrics, women's health and nutrition.
"Patient first" is the approach to care that Dr. Gunselman uses. Her main priority is to help patients achieve optimum health. It is evident in her care that she loves teaching patients about improving their lifestyles through the help of chiropractic care, exercise and nutrition. She not only recommends a healthy lifestyle for her patients, but strives to practice what she preaches.
Dr. Cooke was born and raised in nearby Canfield, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Akron, and received his doctorate from the Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City.
He currently lives in Jackson Township (North Canton) with his wife, Lori, and his 3 step-daughters, Jessica, Katelyn, and Hanna. For the last 5 years Dr. Cooke has been providing chiropractic care in the Stow, Kent, and Streetsboro areas.
He is pleased to offer wellness (preventative) care for members of the entire family in order to help each individual maintain optimal well being.
Dr. Cooke brings with him extensive knowledge and experience in the most current techniques and methods for treating patients, and has devoted his career to working with patients who have experienced injuries from auto accidents, sports injuries, pediatric injuries, headaches, and spine dysfunction due to everyday life and aging.
Benjamin Knoderer [Know-der-er], DC, is a third generation chiropractor. He is formally from Troy, Ohio where his father currently practices. Dr. Knoderer first majored in Exercise Physiology at Ohio University. After finishing his degree, his interest in chiropractic and alternative approaches to traditional health care lead him to continue his studies at Life University in Marietta, Georgia where he received his doctorate as a Chiropractic Physician. Dr. Knoderer studied applied kinesiology, full spine and activator extremity adjusting, along with several other techniques in order to better treat a wide array of patients. Upon graduation, Dr. Knoderer traveled back to Ohio to join Ragon Chiropractic Health Center.
Growing up with chiropractic care, Dr. Knoderer knows that each individual is unique. He promotes whole body wellness and an active lifestyle. Dr. Knoderer strives to provide care to the highest standard for the patients' needs and goals. All patients and families will benefit from having a well-balanced nervous system which will lead to a body that is better equipped to deal with the stresses encountered both physically and mentally in everyday life.
Vincent Monheim DC, joined Ragon Chiropractic upon graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Monheim and his wife, Jill Monheim, are originally from Orrville, Ohio and after graduating from Orrville High School he received a Bachelors degree in the Science of Nursing from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
While receiving his doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic Dr. Monheim received certifications in Applied Kinesiology, Active Muscle Release: Spine, and Flexion-Distraction techniques. Dr. Monheim’s goal is to get the patient feeling better as fast as possible while educating his patients on the preventative benefits of regular chiropractic care. Dr. Monheim wants to help patients reach their optimal level of function. Whether that is being pain free, reaching maximum athletic performance, or optimizing performance in your career. Dr. Monheim uses the chiropractic tools and techniques he has learned, nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and ultimately the amazing healing power of the human body to reach maximum health for patients of all ages. My goal as a chiropractor is to get the patient feeling better as fast as possible with whatever means necessary while empowering the patient to take control of their own health.