Meet Our Team

Our Chiropractic Center in Tacoma, WA

Aric M. Turrubiate, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Turrubiate was born in California but grew up in Kent Washington. He was introduced to chiropractic after a back injury while working nights and attending college during the day. The Chiropractor was able to help him return to work pain free and this peaked his interest in the chiropractic profession. After completing his prerequisite coursework, he was accepted by the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic West, in San Jose California.  

After graduating from chiropractic school in 2003 he returned to Washington and began working with Dr. Garton. In 2008, Dr. Aric Turrubiate became the clinic director at Premier Chiropractic of Tacoma. He specializes in treating those with back pain and neck pain, sciatica, or those injured in car accidents and/or work injuries in Tacoma. Since then, he has added to the office Non-surgical Spinal Decompression in Tacoma and the first office to offer Erchonia Laser treatment for pain in Tacoma.   

Dr. Turrubiate’s post-doctorate education has focused on treating and rehabilitating those injured in car accidents or work injuries. He also has significant training and education regarding the many benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy.   

He lives in Lake Tapps with his wife Emily and their 2 daughters Alayna and Elise. When not at work he enjoys exercising, snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, boating and spending time with family and friends. 

“It is not only my job to get you out of pain as quickly as possible, but my goal is to rehabilitate your condition and teach you ways to avoid pain in the future.”  

Come see me, I can help you and if I can’t I will send you to someone who can!”
Dr. Aric M. Turrubiate 

Come see Tacoma’s chiropractor to experience the difference.  

Dr. Turrubiate’s Certifications
Palmer College of Chiropractic West- Doctor of Chiropractic 2003
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners- Part I-IV Certified 2003
Washington Board of Chiropractors- Certified 2004 

Leanna “Lilo” : Massage Therapist

I have been doing massage for almost 5 years. I’m married and have a 9 year old son. My father is a retired army veteran and we moved most of my youth. I have lived in the Tacoma area since he retired in 99.’  In my free time, I love to coach my adult softball team and coach my son’s baseball team.  Before massage, I was a mechanic for 7 years and waited tables for 12 years before that. I enjoy working with people which is why I made the change. I am passionate about the functional outcomes of my patients and improving the quality of day to day living for everyone I see. It’s easy to come to work everyday because I get to change lives. I promise to make your pain relief my top priority and look forward to sharing your goals to living a better life without pain. 

Suzie: Chiropractic Assistant

I was born in Ukraine but moved here with my family when I was just a toddler. A few years ago, I was a patient at Premier after a car accident and learned the value of chiropractic. I look forward to helping our patients in the office in the future as I am enrolled in massage therapy school for this fall. Currently, I am a chiropractic assistant and help with the flow of the office, scheduling patients, and interpretation. My favorite part of working at Premier is getting to meet new people, watching their journey, and putting smiles on their faces.  

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Alina:  Chiropractic Assistant 

I have been a part of the team at Premier Chiropractic for more than 3 years now.  I am the  “do it all” chiropractic assistant, as well as a Washington State certified Chiropractic Xray Technician. I was born in Ukraine and Raised in Tacoma Washington. I am trilingual, speaking English, Russian and Ukrainian fluently. During my free time I enjoy hiking, exercising, the outdoors and spending time with my seven family members. “I always motivate myself to be a better person by being  better, stronger, faster for myself and my team!”  You will find me in many places at the office like the front desk, up and down the hall, providing x rays, laser treatments as well as many other hands on patient interactions. 

Michelle: Billing and Office Manager

I was born and raised in Kent Washington. I started work in the medical field right after high school working for larger hospitals doing accounts payable and accounts receivable. I have now been doing medical billing and healthcare administration/office manager for over 12 years.  Premier has been my home for over a year and a half now.   I have two children, when I am not at Premier I am on the go with them!  In my free time, I enjoy having family and friends over to cook and bake for. 

Our Team is ready to assist you!