Kenneth D Peterson, DC ND
Dr. Ken grew up on a wheat ranch in Montana. His parents were very health conscious and found that many of their health problems responded better to natural care than to drugs.
Following his honorable discharge after serving in the occupation of Italy during the Second World War, Dr. Ken decided that he'd like to use the GI Bill to attend college and become a Chiropractic and Naturopathic Physician. The closest college offering these degrees was in Portland, OR. After the grain harvest of 1947, Dr. Ken left Montana to pursue his dream. While in school, a classmate by the name of Frank Spaulding introduced Dr. Ken to his sister JoAnne. This introduction eventually led to marriage.
In 1951, Dr. Ken graduated from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, OR. He earned dual doctorate degrees in Chiropractic and Naturopathic medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Ken and JoAnne moved to Chicago for a one year internship in nutrition at what is now, the National University of Health Sciences.
During one of his trips home to visit his parents while attending WSCC, Dr. Ken noticed great activity in the Hermiston area during the construction of McNary Dam. He thought that all of those workers would need a chiropractor. So he and JoAnne decided that they, and their newborn son, would start off in Hermiston, perhaps stay for a year or two and then move when the dam was done. The move never happened. Dr. Ken has practiced in Hermiston since 1953 while raising all six of their children in Hermiston. Two of their sons still reside in Hermiston.
Dr. Ken has great respect for the body's natural recuperative powers. He sees his role in health care as helping to remove the barriers to healing and helping to provide the body with the nutrition that it needs to repair. Dr. Ken has completed thousands of hours of post-doctoral education in nutrition and botanical medicine.