Dr. Dolphus Thacker
Dr. Dolphus Thacker was born in Carmel California where his father was stationed while serving in the United States Marine Corps. His family later returned to Graham N.C. where Dr. Thacker's parents were born and raised.
After seeking a degree in criminal justice from Appalachian State University Dr. Thacker enlisted as a third generation United States Marine and upon returning home joined the Army National Guard. While attending East Carolina University, he earned his certification as a paramedic and received a degree as a registered nurse. He worked in multiple disciplines of nursing including, Emergency, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal ICU, Medical ICU, and home health. During this time Dr. Thacker experienced the healing of chiropractic and the benefits of its effects on the nervous system. After this amazing experience Dr. Thacker knew he wanted to become a chiropractor.
Dr. Thacker completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri where he received numerous clinical awards. He also received certification in and still practices traditional and auricular (ear) acupuncture. After graduating, Dr. Thacker returned to North Carolina, where he has been practicing for the past several years and now resides with his family in Durham.
Dr. Thacker met and married his amazing wife Michelle while at East Carolina University. They have four extraordinary children Paley, Macgregor, Silas and Oisin. His family is active in the community with church, sports, homeschooling, wildlife conservation, homesteading, and gardening, as well as other various community activities.
Dr. Thacker has a commitment to making a lasting impression of optimal health in all of his patients from infants to adults. He understands the importance of your health and wellness and would be honored to be your chiropractor!