Dr. Rebekah Wilks, DC
Rebekah graduated with highest honors from the Texas Tech University Honors College with a double major in cell & molecular biology and general studies (business, chemistry & communications) . While in college, she interned with the White House for the President’s Commission on White House Fellows and the U.S. Senate with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Her senior thesis, entitled “A systematic comparison of diabetes mellitus type 2 and polycystic ovarian syndrome” revealed the world of holistic health, and a quest for alternative medicine began. After graduation, Rebekah took an educational hiatus to travel the world working as an onboard television studio director, host, and producer for Food & Wine Magazine onboard Holland America Cruise Lines. Rebekah co-authored a “Pilot study of spinal manipulation impact on sport-specific reaction time and core proprioception amongst college students with spine pain”, which was published in Topics in Integrated Health Care and won 2nd and 3rd place with the ACA Rehab and Sports Council’s 2017 poster contests. She served as president of her class and also the Student Texas Chiropractic Association at Texas Chiropractic College. While attending University of Western States, she served as the Associated Student Body President, National Student Chair for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, vice president for the Portland Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine (SAIM), campus representative for the American Public Health Association and was the national liaison to the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Physiological Therapeutics and Rehabilitation. Rebekah finished school with a preceptorship in the Seattle Puget Sound American Lake Division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and graduated summa cum laude in 2018. She is currently licensed to practice in Oregon and Washington and will begin a chiropractic residency at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) later this year.
Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way.
Rebekah is driven by the vision of a world where patient-centered care is a reality and where "medicine" becomes "health" with a preventative focus. She plans to utilize her background in television and public speaking to raise awareness for the profession as a safe, affordable, and non-invasive alternative that works to heal the root cause of the condition. She also advocates for inter and intra-professional collaboration and cooperation, inclusive and protective legislation, and well-constructed research while being heavily involved with national, state, and local political and professional communities.