Dr. Derek Prado believes chiropractic care is a logical choice for a long and healthy life. He educates his patients that one's own body is able to heal itself via proper communication with the brain.
Dr. Prado has lived in Belvidere since he was 8 years old and is proud to serve the community he grew up in. He is a graduate of Belvidere High School (BHS) and Rock Valley College. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2013 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.
Dr. Prado is active locally and abroad. He participates in the BHS Alumni Band, the Rock Valley Concert Band, the Knights of Columbus and is on the Board of Directors for Boone County Court Appointed Special Advocates - For Children (CASA). He is an active alumnus of the Delta Delta Pi Professional Chiropractic Fraternity and makes it a point to attend each graduation to welcome his brothers and sisters into the profession. He is the team chiropractor for the Belvidere Tornados Cross Country team and attends their fundraising 5k yearly to provide adjustments for participants in Belvidere and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Prado has also been to Fiji three times since 2012 with Peak Potential Outreach. They provide basic health and chiropractic care to students, family and teachers of local and rural schools. So far, the group has cared for over 3000 patients, and have sponsored a few to get life saving/changing surgeries at the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Hawaii.