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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!

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Monday:

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Sunday:

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  • ""For me, I have always struggled with physical and mental health. When I decided to start going to Dr. Kruse, I have to admit I was hesitant because I was on prescription medication. After telling Dr. Kruse what medication I was on, I braced myself to get a lecture about natural therapies. There was no lecture or a feeling of guilt for being on prescription medication. I have to admit I was in shock. Dr. Kruse is and has always been supportive of my decisions on how to treat my mental health. Through the ups and downs of different medications, I decided to ask Dr. Kruse about natural therapies and was excited to hear about the resources he provided for me.""
    Monica S. Durham, NC
  • ""Dr. Kruse has been essential to my physical and mental health. I was in a car accident a few months ago and was so grateful to be able to just walk into Dr. Kruse’s office the next day and start treatment. Not only has Dr. Kruse been able to get me back on track after my accident but I have also noticed unbelievable changes in my physical health. I thought friendly (knowing you by your first name) family oriented physicians were part of the past…I am pleased to say Dr. Kruse and his staff have proven me wrong and I am honored to be a patient at Kruse Chiropractic.""
    Monica S. Durham, NC

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