Dr. Duchek grew up in Chicago and relocated to the Bay area in 2006 to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, CA. While at Palmer, she served as the elected Student Council representative for her class, and a member of the Palmer Sports Council, volunteering her time offering care to athletes through local events. She further served her community organizing collections for Second Harvest Food Bank and donations, local women's shelters, and organizing events for families in the community. She was awarded the Palmer Fellowship Award by her graduating class for upholding the spirit of the class and the ideal of Palmer College.
Dr. Duchek served as an associate doctor with pediatric chiropractor, Dr. Peter Fysh, DC, FICCP, before deciding to open her own practice in 2011, and completed her 3+ year postdoctoral diplomate program in pediatrics, joining the ICA Pediatric Council as a DICCP (Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics), in 2012. Dr. Duchek has always had a love and talent for working with babies and kids. Prior to pursuing her chiropractic career, she worked as a private aid for special needs kids, as the director of a school district's summer program, and as an aid for summer camps and after school care. She assisted in a preschool and was honored to join a family as a nanny for several years.
Her office is warm and welcoming for children, and her specialty as a DICCP allows her to offer the specialized and expert care babies, kids, and expectant moms deserve. Dr. Druchek strives to provide unique care to each of her patients by spending ample time at each visit to provide a variety of treatments, help them identify habits in their own lives that can be modified or improved, and working with patients to create personalized goals and programs to implement at home.
Dr. Duchek lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband and therapy dog, Juniper.She loves animals and enjoys writing and listening to music, hiking, rock climbing, and studying wilderness survival and primitive skills. She is happiest when she is in nature with a German Shepherd by her side.