Thirty-two years of experience as a Chiropractic Physician
Dr. Vitko graduated with honors from Life Chiropractic College in 1980 and has been in practice since. Previously he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Youngstown State University. Currently, besides practicing Chiropractic in Medina, he is also an adjunct professor in the biology department of Cuyahoga Community College East Campus where he has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology classes for over 7 years.
Dr. Vitko began his postgraduate studies in alternative and natural health-care at the age of 30. He was 65 pounds over weight and had severe arthritic symptoms. It was then that he discovered the science of Natural Hygiene, an offshoot of Naturopathy. After thoroughly studying the art, he applied it to his own life. Utilizing therapeutic fasting and dietary modifications he was able to lose all of the excess weight and regain his health to the point that 2 years later he was able to run 16 mile races. Other areas of postgraduate study included; Ayurvedic Medicine, Herbology, and 100’s of hours in nutritional science.
In 1986 Dr. Vitko moved to Medina, Ohio to study under D.J. Scott, DC, DM. Dr. Scott had been a practicing Chiropractic Physician since 1952 and founder of the Scott’s Natural Health Institute in 1957. Dr. Vitko saw patients at the Lorain Avenue office in Cleveland, was in charge of the laboratory facilities where extensive blood chemistry’s of fasting patients where processed, and helped with patients at the Health Institute when needed.
These are some of the events that have helped Dr. Vitko to become the Chiropractic Physician that he is today. But none compare to the experience gained from raising his two daughters. This to him has been the most challenging and rewarding experience in life. Today they are successful young career women with graduate degrees.
In August of 2012 Dr. Vitko married Colleen McDermott. She has practiced as a licensed medical massage therapist for over 20 years. Her practice is nearby in Medina. Together they share in a mutual interest in natural health care and outdoor activities.