Dr. Waltemate, Chiropractor & Acupuncturist
A native of Southern Illinois, Chiropractor & Acupuncturist, Dr. Waltemate attended undergraduate school at Southwestern Illinois College from 1995 to 1996 and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale from 1996 to 1998. He received his training in Chiropractic from Logan College in Chesterfield, MO where he was on the Dean’s List and received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. He graduated from Logan College in 2002, passed all four parts of the National Board Examination and also passed the physical therapy portion. He went into private practice in Southeast Missouri and established a reputation for correcting spinal misalignments, including scoliosis.
When presented with a difficult case in which he could not provide any relief, Dr. Waltemate decided to put his love of Chinese language and culture to use and embarked on the study of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. This love of Chinese culture started when he was a child back in the 1980s and encountered the food, language, and arts of China at one of the local restaurants. Later, he was taught to speak, read, and write Chinese by a family who owned a restaurant in his home town in Southern Illinois.
Dr. Waltemate received his first acupuncture certification from Logan College in 2004 and his second in 2005. Also in 2005 he received a diploma from The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture in Santa Monica, CA. He also completed a preceptorship with Marcy Goldstein, M.D. who was trained by the famous master of the lineage, Dr. J.R. Worsley.
In 2008, he took a break from private practice and worked in the operating room as an intraoperative neurophysiological monitor. Missing the patient interaction, he stopped monitoring surgeries at the various hospitals throughout the Midwest and decided to go back to private practice with a focus on acupuncture and oriental medicine.
In 2012 he purchased Dr. Marcy Goldstein’s practice in Creve Coeur, MO and has been splitting his time between the Swansea, IL practice which he opened in 2010.
Dr. Waltemate has been married since 2001 and has 7 children.