Chiropractor Care Center Team

Dr. Kelly

Dr. Kelly has taken over Chiropractic Care Center and has been taking care of both Dr. Turner's and Dr. Zavacki's patients since early 2017. Dr. Kelly's practice focuses on spinal rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise, diet, weight loss and nutritional response testing for dietary sensitivities and allergies. Dr. Kelly has been in Chiropractic practice for 41 years.

Most recently, Dr. Kelly ran his practice in Port Townsend, Washington (2003-2010). He moved back to San Diego in 2013, where he did temporary relief work for other Chiropractors in Alaska, California, and Washington up until February 2017.
Dr. Kelly served in the U.S. Army from 1968 through 1970. He served two tours in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1970. Immediately after discharge, he attended Los Angeles Valley Community College and then California State University, Long Beach. Shortly after, he attended Cleveland Chiropractic College from 1974 through 1977 and graduated first in his class with a Summa Cum Laude Academic Honors, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.

In 1978, Dr. Kelly opened his first Chiropractic clinic in San Clemente, California. One year after, he became an official staff Chiropractor for the San Onofre power plant construction team. Within four years he owned and operated three clinics. One each in San Clemente, Oceanside and Lake Havasu City Arizona.

On June 4, 1982, Dr. Kelly suffered multiple spinal fractures in a fall from a roof. This injury necessitated selling all three practices. In 1984 he enrolled in medical school and began taking classes at The American University on the Island of Montserrat. After two years, he transferred to University College Dublin in Ireland. In 1987, he had to leave medical school due to a severe illness in his wife, never to return to medical school.

Since that time, he has owned and operated Chiropractic practices in both California and Washington state. In addition, Dr. Kelly has also taken extensive postgraduate courses in Family Practice and Internal Disorders at Northwestern College. In 2002 he was awarded a Qualified Medical Evaluator Certificate from the State of California.

His outside interests range far and wide. He holds a commercial pilot's certificate as well as certified flight instructor's certificate. His favorite extra-professional hobby is custom furniture making and design.

Dr. Pete Zacacki

Dr. Pete Zavacki is pleased to have merged his practice at Chiropractic Care Center of Chula Vista. He has become proficient in the healing art of chiropractic, after many years in practice in Campbell, California. He is a traditional doctor of chiropractic with 24 years' experience - working with spinal injuries, postural corrections and nervous system health for pain relief and optimal health. Graduating from Southern California University of Health Sciences in 1991, Dr. Zavacki became a board certified doctor of chiropractic in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. He has advanced his postgraduate education with a significant number of courses in x-ray diagnosis, spinal biomechanics, gentle, specific rehabilitation techniques on top athletes, military, golfers, career computer-users, children and teens, as well as individuals in their 80's and 90's seeking pain relief, better movement and optimal health.
Always pleased to introduce newcomers to chiropractic, Dr. Zavacki is constantly surprised at how little most new patients know about avoiding perscription drugs and addressing the actual cause of most health problems. By careful evaluation and proper treatment, chiropractic may have the biggest impact on health from many conditions beyond pain relief. He invites your request for a closer look at other specifics of your health. With a great deal of experience in laboratory-based nutrition as a significant healing method of auto-immune diseases, Dr. Zavacki is providing methods for individuals to avoid medications and actually solve health problems through a better understanding of lab tests indications.

Dr. Zavacki is trained and experience working with a wide range of professionals and non-professionals including physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and research personnel. He is a experienced public speaker and presenter, having prepared and presented research lectures, reversing diabetes talks, and spinal health overviews to thousands of members of the public. He has served on committees with the professional associations such as the California Chiropractic Associations (CCA).

Dr. Zavacki's family has an extensive U.S. Military history. His parents met while both were serving in the U.S. Army. His Grandparents and siblings have all served. Dr. Zavacki is an avid hiker, mountain biker, scuba diver and traveler. His wife, Sook, is the officer manager of Chiropractic Care Center. "We are here to help you!"

Dr. Chris Turner

Dr. Turner is a mature chiropractic doctor with a wealth of accumulated practical knowledge in the healing arts of chiropractic. He has been a chiropractor for thirty-seven years; twenty-one of those years have been in his Chula Vista office. He was born and educated in London, England and moved to the United States in 1970. He is a Diplomate of the prestigious National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and has held a California Chiropractic license since Autumn of 1976.
To treat his patients, Dr. Turner utilizes traditional chiropractic methods such as Gonstead Diversified, Sacro-Occipital, and Activator techniques. His office is equipped with ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, vibratory massage, joint mobilization, and intersegmental/intermittent traction. Dr. Turner's wife, Beverly, is a trained massage therapist and the office manager.

Every patient is unique and Dr. Turner treats each individual with attention and care to their specific needs. Patients whose condition is due to trauma that could result in a fracture or dislocation may require an x-ray--though not in every case. Dr. Turner will discuss your health problem with you and suggest the best possible remedies. At the Chiropractic Care Center each patient gets individual attention--never "cookie cutter", production line procedures! We listen to you.