Chiropractic Spine Center
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Written by Dr. William Ventura
I am the Clinical Director and founder of Chiropractic Spine Center (CSC) in the Dominican Republic (DR). Our practice began operations in 2015 with no money or resources. Now, CSC is the fastest growing Chiropractic Clinic in the DR receiving over 2,000 visits a month in 4 different locations in the National District, West Santo Domingo, East Santo Domingo, and San Cristobal Province, each one of them dedicated to helping people with spine problems and pain.
Currently, CSC employs five people, training them to use their God-given potential to help every patient in each one of their office locations. In fact, we are the only chiropractic clinic in the country that has a Dominican Chiropractor on their staff.
In 2015, I finished my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in the USA, and planned to work in Canada for two years. However, I felt strongly that God had called me to serve his country and start changing lives.
Since its foundation, God has been blessing Chiropractic Spine Center. In its first month, we were able to serve more than 60 new patients. Right now, we are one of the largest chiropractic clinics in the country serving hundreds of patients each month, and some patients travel more than 4 hours to receive treatment.
In addition to a 4-year chiropractic education at Life University, the largest Chiropractic School in the world located in Marietta, Georgia., I am also a medical doctor. I am blessed to have graduated from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, the very first university on the American continent.
I also have a Master's degree in Health Administration from the Industrial Organization School in Spain, and graduated from the 4-year Leadership Development Program (LDP) of Compassion International.
I am happily married to my wife, Ana, and have four amazing kids, William David, Anna Juliette, Chloe Marie, and Marcos Daniel.
Chiropractic Spine Center (CSC) provides high-quality chiropractic care to its patients and teaches them how to take care of their bodies as one of the most precious treasures that God has given. We seek to help our clients become more active, mobile, and lose their need for pain medication.
Above all, we desire that our patients would live their lives to the maximum by helping them honor God by reaching their optimum health potential. The vision of CSC is to give access to high quality chiropractic care and health services to every person in the Dominican Republic.
The clinic's responsibility is divided into three self-described areas:
1. Education: God has given us our bodies, the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we have an obligation to take care of it.
2. Patient Care & Community Health: More than 90% of adults in the D.R. are now experiencing or have had back or neck issues that interfere with their daily life – CSC helps them to recover their health, freedom, mobility, independence, and the happiness that comes with it.
3. Excellence and Passion: Show Jesus to everyone we serve through excellent care and a passion for the wellness of our patients.
I was raised in Church, but it was at the age of 17 that I made the personal decision to commit my life to Christ. One of my favorite Bible verses is 1 Corinthians 15:10, “By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace has not been in vain to me”. Understanding the great blessings I have received since my childhood, my commitment is to give back to my community and country. I want to help the next generation become passionate about God, and inspire them to become servant leaders.
My childhood was very tough. My family did not follow Christ, and financially we did not have much either. However, God’s provision was always with us. Thanks to God, I was the first one to become a believer in my family, and then one by one, my family began to accept Christ. Today, almost all of my family members are Christ followers. Through the difficulties of my childhood, I learned to depend on God's provision. I have developed a strong faith, believing that no matter what, the Lord is on my side and will never leave nor forsake me.
My leadership is based strongly on my faith. I do not merely consider myself a leader, but a servant leader that has been blessed to impact my community and country through CSC. As a result of my faith, I work every day to have my priorities in order. My relationship with God is my first priority — He is the center of everything and my main motivation. Next, is my family, which are my first ministry. Third, comes the business, which is the most powerful tool the Lord has given me to expand His Kingdom and break the cycle of poverty that has affected the Dominican Republic for decades.