Meet Dr. Serpe
Dr. Serpe grew up in Alsip, IL, and has always gravitated toward helping others. In the past, he volunteered at a teen suicide hotline with the SWYMCA and had an original degree direction in social work. His parents provided an excellent example of healthy living by teaching him about eating well and encouraging life long exercise. Together, his parents have completed over 26 marathons in Chicago, Boston and countries as far away as Norway.
Dr. Serpe changed his degree direction away from Social Work to Chiropractic after personally going to a chiropractor for a back problem. He was encouraged by the ability of the body to heal if given the chance. After interviewing a variety of doctors (internal medicine, chiropractors, family practice, orthopedic, etc.) he made the choice to change his major. Spurred on by his conversations and impressed by the chiropractors he enrolled and was accepted at the National College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Joseph M. Serpe, DC, has been treating patients since graduating from the National College of Chiropractic with honors in 1992. In May of 1996, he founded Serpe Chiropractic Center, SC now known as the NeuroPlus Institute.
Since graduating, Dr. Serpe has dedicated his practice to helping people with chronic conditions that have not responded well to other treatments or who have not met their recovery goals using other methods.
He is a board eligible in chiropractic neurology with over 350 hours of postgraduate study. He continues to attend monthly seminars in neurology, the treatment of various chronic conditions, functional medicine and nutrition.
He has studied under some of the top doctors in functional medicine including Dr. Datis Kharrazian, D.C., M.S., F.A.A.C.P., D.A.C.B.N., D.I.B.A.K., C.N.S., C.C.N., C.S.C.S., C.C.S.P., Dr. David Clark, D.C., D.A.C.B.N., Dr. Jeffery Bland PhD and many others. Dr. Serpe has exceptional skills in functional blood work analysis, thyroid problems, endocrinology, neutotransmitters and the brain, the non-surgical treatment of disc degeneration, herniation and bulging, as well as, specialized certification in spinal rehabilitation.
As one of only 100 chiropractors in the United States to hold a Certification as a Chiropractic Golf Specialist, Dr. Serpe brings unique talents in diagnosis and rehab to those who enjoy the game of golf and sports in general.
Post Graduate Work
- Board Eligible in Chiropractic Neurology with over 350 hours postgraduate work
- Certified Interactive Metronome Physician
- Spinal Rehabilitation
- Trained in Eyelights
- Trained in AMT-2 Core Stability Therapy
- Certified Chiropractic Golf Specialist
- Functional Blood Analysis
- Functional Endocrinology
- Neurotransmitters and the brain
- Autonomic Dysfunction
- ADHD, Dyslexia and Developmental Disorders
- Vertigo/Balance Disorders
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Rehabilitation
- Neurologically specific adjustment techniques
- Member of the International Association of Functional Neurology & Rehabilitation
- Member of the American Chiropractic Association
- Member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society
- Member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
- Member of the National Fibromyalgia Association
Dr. Serpe and his wife Michele, live with their four children in the Fox Valley area. They are active members of Ginger Creek Community Church in Aurora. Dr. Serpe plays guitar and enjoys cycling, digital photography and spending time with his family and friends.
Meet Our Staff
Susan is the office manager at the NeuroPlus Institute. Her objective is to make sure that your experience is flawless. She understands that you are in pain or have a chronic health condition and need someone to be your advocate. Susan has been with our office for many years and can provide you with answers to all of your questions.
A special message from Susan: “I want to welcome you to our office, a place of comfort and healing. If there is one thing that people want from a doctors office it is to be listened to. You want respect and empowerment as you navigate how to get better. This is my team. I’ve spent many hours training them to ensure they know how to take care of you. I have complete confidence that they will have your best interest in mind on every visit. Since my job is to make sure you have an wonderful experience you will always see my smiling face. As it should be in health care, we offer a personal touch. You can always come to me with questions or concerns.”
Rena is the case manager at the NeuroPlus Insitute. A case manager is someone who makes sure everything is in order with your file. She collects previous medical data, explains how to order lab work, gathers lab results and ensures the nutrition side of the practice is running well for you. She also performs initial physical exam testing (vitals, mini-case history) and assists in update exams.
You can speak with or call Rena if you have questions about supplements, diet, lab test you’ve ordered, or your progress in care.
Rena’s welcome to you. “Thank you for considering our office for your healthcare needs. I’ve watched amazing cases of recovery here. We know it to be a special place of healing and hope you come to see us that way too.”
Sandee is our front desk assistant at the Neuroplus Institute. She is probably the first person that you will speak with in our office or on the phone. Sandee’s warm personality is sure to make you feel welcome. With a true ability to listen to your concerns you can trust that Sandee will make each and every visit comfortable. She is responsible for scheduling, gathering information, and ensuring that your experience with our office is always smooth and pleasant.
From Sandee: “I’m looking forward to meeting you. I think that healing starts with my greeting you and keeping your visit stress free. I want to put you at ease and help you feel better as soon as possible. Thank you for choosing our office”.
Catie is our billing, coding and insurance assistant. Although Catie works behind the scenes she is always present helping to ensure that your insurance is properly verified, billed and accounted for without error. With well over a decade of billing and coding experience you can be assured that Catie will work for you every step of the way. Catie can be reached by contacting either our front desk of office manager first with any questions of concerns.
If follow up is requested she can contact you with answers to your billing and accounting questions.