EASTERN CAROLINA MEDICINE
Dr. Joseph Carter
Dr. Carter attended East Tennessee State University and Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, MO. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in science and human anatomy. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Logan College in in 1979. He also holds a Certificate in Impairment Rating from National College in Chicago, and Logan College in St. Louis. Dr. Carter received a certificate of acupuncture from Logan College in 1980
He holds a Fellowship in the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture, and received his Diplomate in Acupuncture Degree from Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture. Dr. Carter studied at the Chinese-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing, China, and holds a Dip. Ac. Degree from the National Commission for the Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Washington, DC (NCCAOM).
Dr. Carter is the first person in South Carolina to be given permission to practice acupuncture by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. He is on the post-graduate faculty of Logan College, and the National University of Health Science in Chicago.
He has been in practice for 34 years, and has served three times as Vice President of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Jennifer Evans
Dr. Evans, a native of Lynchburg, SC received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry and Psychology from Francis Marion University. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 2013 from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Evans uses a "whole person approach" as her method of treating patients. This approach to wellness means looking for the underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption to the nervous system and making an appropriate treatment protocol, which may include Chiropractic care, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Lifestyle changes, and/or Rehabilitative therapies. Dr. Evans implements this approach so that she is able to offer the most advanced and unique care to each patient, striving to reach their combined goals to establish/ maintain good health.
Dr. Evans holds certification in Electrodiagnostic Studies from Palmer College and Webster's Technique ( a specialized technique used for the care of pregnant mothers and in infancy care; which has also shown high success rates in influencing breech presentation). She is currently working on certification in Acupuncture, Diagnostic Ultrasound, and a Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatric Medicine through ICPA and Neurology.
Dr. Evans is a proud and dedicated member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), the Holistic Pediatric Alliance, and the South Carolina Chiropractic Association where she passionately devotes herself to establishing and promoting the chiropractic wellness lifestyle. She has extensive experience in treating patients of all ages, from birth through geriatric years.
Throughout her chiropractic educational career, Dr. Evans participated on Sports Council where she was able to treat athletes and optimize their health and performance. She has treated patients of all ages suffering from several ailments including: neck and back pain, radiculopathy, spinal disc problems, arthritis, soft tissue dysfunction, sciatica, depressed immune systems, reproductive issues, headaches, colic, ear infections, ADD, ADHD, Autism, and many others. She also traveled to Fiji on a Chiropractic mission trip, where she was able to fulfill her passion, providing care to the population there who had little or no access to health care.
Stephen Tuel, MD
Dr. Tuel joined the practice in 2006 and added Physiatrist care to our patients. Dr. Tuel graduated from the University of Texas in 1980 with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering, and in 1983 with an M.D. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1986 at Northwestern University, and is Board-certified in PM&R by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R). Dr. Tuel was also selected to serve as an examiner for the ABPM&R to evaluate new PM&R specialists.
After his residency, Dr. Tuel was Medical Director of St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. He then was appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, followed by an appointment as Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He next served as Director of Clinical Research at the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH. Dr. Tuel also received an MBA with honors from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in 1999.
Dr. Tuel treats pain and disability from neuromuscular trauma, including injuries to the head, neck, and back. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of trigger points, which are very painful spots in the muscles, and musculo-ligamentous strain in the neck and back. In his experience, most pain in the head, neck and back can be treated successfully without surgery or narcotic drugs.