Meet Our Team

Dr. Timothy Fordyce
Dr. Timothy Fordyce
Chiropractor
Dr. Dyce is originally from Aurelia, IA.  He received his degrees from Simpson College (Indianola, IA) and Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, IA). During his time at Palmer, Dr. Dyce found his passion for working with Athletes, pregnancy, geriatrics, and basically anything with a spine!

Dr. Dyce views the body as a whole organism which cannot be broken down into individual parts or systems. This is why Dr. Dyce uses many different techniques in order to be as specific as possible with each patient he encounters on each visit.
Dr. Alex Ballenger
Dr. Alex Ballenger
Chiropractor
Dr. Alex is originally from Kansas City, KS. She received her various degrees at Kansas State University and Logan University. Dr. Alex has a very gentle approach to her treatment methods, as she’s mastered a variety of treatment techniques (see below) that are very comfortable, safe and effective for men, women and children of all ages. Dr. Alex’s mission is to create an environment that is warm, educational, and always welcoming.

Dr. Alex specializes in the treatment of chronic disorders, including: pain, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, skin conditions, immune challenges, nerve conditions, auto-immune disorders, and much more. Dr. Alex has a strong passion for the treatment of females and children. She excels at treating infertility and hormonal issues, through the use of chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutrition.
Dr. Lucas Ballenger
Dr. Lucas Ballenger
Chiropractor
Dr. Luke is originally from Pella, Iowa. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, Central College, and Logan University to obtain his various degrees and specialties. Dr. Luke is a firm believer in using a whole body approach (Thinking Well, Eating Well, Moving Well) in healing and maintaining health.

As an athlete himself, Dr. Luke specializes in the treatment of competitive athletes, as well as weekend warriors. He also treats a wide variety of other ailments through the use of chiropractic, acupuncture, therapy/rehab, and nutritional supplementation. Dr. Luke has a strong passion for education and is also a highly sought-after speaker in the natural healthcare field.
Travis Newman
Travis Newman
Therapy/Rehab
Travis was born and raised here in the Des Moines area. He was involved in numerous sports throughout high school, which is when his passion for an active and healthy lifestyle began. He received his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology & Health from Iowa State University. During his last semester he completed an internship in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. During this experience he assisted patients in their journey back to full health by leading them through exercises and educating them on the importance of staying active to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

He extends his passion for health into the general population as he has gained hundreds of hours of experience working one on one with clients and patients. Travis recently attained his CA/CT Certification through Parker University. He seeks to educate patients on how to gain and maintain a pain free lifestyle through the use of functional exercises both in and outside of the clinic in addition to Chiropractic care.
Debi Berger
Debi Berger
Office Manager
Debi has been faithfully committed to the Ballenger family for 8 years. She is dedicated and passionate to keep our office running smoothly. Debi is a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 10 and hoping for more! She loves traveling to be with her children and grandchildren. Debi's passion is taking the hand of the hurting and leading them to find joy and fulfillment in life.
Linda
Linda
Front Desk
Linda is in her first year at Ballenger's. She moved to the Des Moines area in 2015 with her husband of 33 years. They have two sons, two daughter-in-laws and four grandsons. Linda also enjoys do-it-yourself projects at home and volunteering at their church.
Leslie
Leslie
Front Desk
Leslie is in her first year at Ballenger's.She was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, but happily calls Iowa home after being transplanted to the Des Moines area 17 years ago.⁣ ⁣Leslie loves kayaking, birds, home remodeling projects and drinking hot water.⁣
Sindi
Sindi
Front Desk
Sindi has been at Ballenger's for 2 years. She works part-time at our front desk. Her and her husband live here in West Des Moines and they have two kids, Parker & Regan. She loves to travel and read!
Tricia
Tricia
Front Desk
Tricia is Dr. Luke's mother and serves as a fill-in for the front desk when we are short staffed. She still lives in Pella where her and her husband Mike raised their family. She has two sons and three grandchildren. Tricia often spoils the staff with her delicious baking!