Our Doctors strive to be the best chiropractors in the Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley area by providing a variety of evidence based treatment. They have a holistic approach when caring for each patient and have focused treatment to the specific needs of each individual patient. Make your appointment today with one of our Bettendorf Chiropractors!
Eduardo Marquez, DC, CCSP, ART
Dr. Marquez grew up in DeKalb, Illinois before attending Augustana College. He graduated from Augustana College receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree. While in undergrad, he was in the pre-Physical Therapy program majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish. He participated in many organizations and clubs, in addition to playing intercollegiate football. He furthered his education by receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. While at Palmer he was involved in technique clubs and worked as a Clinical Radiology Assistant. He also participated in the Clinic Abroad Program where he traveled to Honduras to provide Chiropractic care. He has received additional certifications in soft tissue techniques, Flexion/Distraction, Activator Method technique, Active Release Technique (ART), and he is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). After graduating, he practiced in the Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha area before coming back to the Quad-City area to help with the healthcare needs of the community. When asked what got him into the profession he stated: “I knew I always wanted to be in the health profession. During my last year at Augustana College I was involved in a car accident that left me unable to turn my head, and in extreme pain. I went to multiple medical doctors and had physical therapy, but after many months nothing helped except for muscle relaxers and pain killers. Knowing that I did not want to take medication for the rest of my life I knew I had to do something else. That is when Chiropractic was introduced to me, and after being treated my issues were resolved. Also, I had low back pain that I thought was normal from playing football which got taken care of during treatment. Furthermore, I worked at a handicapped development center where I would commonly take patients to their doctor appointments, and after seeing the many benefits Chiropractic had with a variety of patients with disabilities I knew that Chiropractic was the profession for me.”
Kelly Schmidt, DC
Dr. Schmidt was born and raised in Iowa. Born in Sioux City and later moved to Hampton Iowa in High School. As a child he was very active in sports and continued to play football, baseball, and track into high school. He attended Iowa State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Exercise & Sport Science. While attending ISU he was also a member of the Iowa State Cheer Squad, where he participated in football as well as men’s and women’s basketball events. There he had great experiences traveling with the team as well as being a part of the Insight.com Bowl and Men’s and Women’s Big 12 Championships wins while attending the university. Dr. Schmidt chose to further his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic after making lifelong friends with an amazing chiropractic family during his summers in Okoboji, IA. He remembers his first chiropractic visit very well. He was very young, maybe 8, when he was tripped at a soccer game. He stood up and couldn’t move his next to either side and was terrified. That’s when he received his first chiropractic adjustment and as he got older began to realize the importance and significance of chiropractic care. “I always knew I wanted to do something the health profession where I could help others” He enjoys working with patients of all ages and professions. Children are some his favorite patients and thinks it is important to start educating our children at a young age the importance and benefits of chiropractic. Kids need adjusted just as much as adults do as their bodies are constantly growing and changing. Dr. Schmidt lived in the Quad Cities for 12 years, then moved for a few years, and is now very happy to be back in the area helping better people’s lives. If he’s not in the office, he’s likely out fishing!
Kevin Noel, D.C.
Started with Chiropractic first, as a young child in northern Wisconsin, suffering from frequent headaches, growing pains and what now is diagnosed as ADHD, chiropractic alleviated his pains, trained his body to grow straight and tall and helped focus his attention and aided in his studies for what was to be his future.
Dr. Noel continued with chiropractic through his adolescence needing to maintain his immune system in those long cold Wisconsin winters. High school sports took a toll on Dr. Noel’s ankles and knees. He was not the most coordinated of teenagers and being in basketball and track lead him to a lot of chiropractic visits for rehab and sports medicine. It was at this point in his life that Dr. Noel decided to make chiropractic a career and not just a way of life. He attended his under graduate at Mount Senario College in Ladysmith Wisconsin earning a BA in Biology and Minor in Chemistry and went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Noel focused on family care with an emphasis in sports medicine. Dr Noel took on a teaching assistant roll while attending Palmer in the areas of academic radiology department teaching patient positioning during x-rays and Palmers main outpatient clinic assisting clinical physicians with the students below them. After graduation Dr. Noel had an internship at a prominent chiropractic office in Moline for a year before starting his own clinic in Davenport. While working at his clinic Dr. Noel volunteered some for his time to helping with different athletic teams in the area as well as a charitable organization in the QCA. Dr. Noel moved to Oklahoma in 2014 where he work until 2017 when he decided to come back to the QCA, friends and family that he missed.
Clayton Carius, ATC
Clayton Carius was born and raised in Moline Illinois. He grew up being a very active young kid and always loved being in the outdoors. He attended Moline High School where he ran track and participated in intramural sports and other extracurricular activities. During his senior year at Moline, he took an introductory course in human anatomy and physiology. This really sparked his interest and motivated him to further his education in something he was passionate about. After graduating from Moline, he attended Illinois State University where he pursued a degree in Athletic Training. Throughout his undergraduate career he was thoroughly trained in how to provide orthopedic care to a myriad of different athletes and patients. Each semester in the Athletic Training program, he was assigned to different clinical sites where he served as a student Athletic Trainer. These sites included local high schools, division 1 athletic teams and orthopedic clinics. At these various sites, he carried out many different tasks. These ranged from evaluating injuries and applying taping procedures to conducting rehabilitative exercise and providing wound care. In all, he completed close to 2,000 hours of hands on experience at these sites. Clayton is passionate about helping people to achieve a comfortable, active lifestyle that they are happy with. He abides to the philosophy that not one patient is the same; therefore the approach to treatment must be adaptive and individualized. Clayton will assist you in working towards your goals to help create and achieve a more comfortable, pain-free life.
Deveri Brown, LMT
Deveri Brown was born and raised in Sandwich, Illinois, a small town just West of Aurora. Moving to Fulton, Illinois her senior year she landed in Davenport shortly after graduation. Deveri has spent the last 20 years in Davenport and is happy to call it home. Deveri has spent the last 18 years primarily taking care of her family and enjoying watching them grow. “It was only after my two youngest were older that I felt comfortable focusing more on my own development and that lead me to Capri College. Massage Therapy has been an interest of mine since grade school. I have always sought out ways to comfort any one in distress and learned early that massage was an efficient way to immediately change someones disposition.” Deveri spends her “free-time” enjoying time with her family, pets, and plants.
“I am so happy to join the QC Core family. They are a wonderful group; incredibly knowledgeable, supportive, and encouraging. I look forward to many years of practicing here.”
Tiffany McMorran, LMT
Tiffany is originally from Bettendorf but lives in Tipton for now. She plans to move back to the QC area soon. She lives with her boyfriend Justin and their 5 cats. In their free time they like to take day trips usually staying pretty local or go to Wisconsin. She graduated from Capri in April of 2018 and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since. Tiffany chose massage therapy because she wants to truly help people. In her previous career she always felt the help she gave was superficial due to the nature of her job, but in massage therapy she feels she is making a difference in her client’s lives. She wants to be the best hour or half hour of your day, and help with the recovery of any issues they may have. She specializes in many techniques including Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal, and Swedish. She also offers Cupping therapy.
Lisa Bossio, Office Manager
Lisa was born and raised in Wyoming where she learned hard work ethics growing up on ranches. She moved to Arizona after high school where she got her Associates Degree in Legal Assistance/Paralegal and then moved to Portland Oregon and stayed there 20 plus years before moving to the Midwest with her husband for a career opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Lisa closed down her dream business, a little metaphysical gift shop in the Sellwood District, to head east on a new adventure. After a couple of years here in the Quad-cities she landed at QC Core Chiropractic in March of 2014 and has not looked back; she has found a home/family with the team and patients at QC Core! Lisa is a jack of all trades and is willing to jump in wherever needed. She is responsible for the management of the office, insurance billing, patient accounts and bookkeeping, with some front desk coverage thrown in there so she can meet and greet, her favorite part of the job, the patients! She has utilized chiropractic care from her early teens and has been a big advocate for regular chiropractic care her whole life. She is a strong believer in holistic healing and is currently enrolled at the Institute of Integrated Nutrition to get her certification as a Nutritional Health Coach.