Dr. Jeff Gehlsen, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Gehlsen graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1985. He comes
from a family of six boys. His father was the Vice President of business
at Palmer for over 40 years. Dr. Gehlsen had his first chiropractic
experience as a youngster with an ear infection. When he was unable to
rest overnight, his mother made an appointment with the family
chiropractor and had great results! Dr. Gehlsen and his wife, Janine,
relocated to Freeport in January of 1986. He was licensed in March of
1986 and started to develop his practice with an emphasis on family care
and extremity work. Drs. Gehlsen and Hulsebus practiced together for
several years before forming a partnership in 1990.
Dr. Gehlsen has been involved in several professional memberships,
which include the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association
serving as president and district delegate, the Palmer College of
Chiropractic Alumni Association, and the Palmer College of Chiropractic
Presidents Club. Most recently, Dr. Gehlsen was inducted as a fellow in
the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic.
Dr. Gehlsen has been involved in numerous Freeport community
organizations. In 2007, he served as the Chairman of the board of the
Freeport Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the Dale LeBaron Memorial
Award which recognizes an individual or a group of individuals who have
selflessly served the community with persistence, dedication and
enthusiasm. In 2007, he was also appointed to the board of directors of
the Freeport Community Foundation and is a past board chair. He is a
past board member and chair of the YMCA of Northwest Illinois. He is a
past president and board member of the Lincoln Douglas Kiwanis Club and a
past board member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters. He was a recipient
of the Hixson Fellowship award in May of 1999 from Kiwanis
International. He was a member of the Highland Community College
Leadership Institute 1994-95.
In his spare time he enjoys jogging, bicycling, and traveling to new destinations.
Dr. Deb Welser, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
Welser, who practices full spine care with an emphasis in pediatric
care, has been associated with HGC since 1989. She attended and
Augustana College prior to receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic in 1989
from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Before associating with HGC, she
worked in the laboratory at Moline Public Hospital from 1985-1987, the
Radiology Department at Palmer College in 1988-1989 and interned at
Zisch Chiropractic Clinic in Littleton, Colorado in 1989.
Dr. Welser is a member of the International Chiropractic association
and has been a public speaker for osteoporosis, nutrition, and
chiropractic. She has also been an active member of the Freeport
community. She was active in Big Brothers, Big Sisters in 1989 and a
United Way volunteer from 1994-1999. She served on the Board of
Education at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in 1996 as a chairman of the
Aquin Live Auction from 1998-2000, and she is an active member of the
Lamplighter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA).
She served as ABWA Program Chair in 1995 and 2006, the Ways and Means
Committee from 1997-1999, President from 1996-1997, Education Committee
2006-2008, and was named ABWA Woman of the Year in 1999. She currently
is serving on ABWA's Board of Publicity. She has been nominated for
Freeport's Women of Excellence.
When she isn't at the office, she enjoys spending time with her
husband and two children, biking, skiing, hiking, and watching her
children's sporting events.