Dr. Theresa, D.C., M.S., CFMP, Owner, Director

Hi, I’m Dr. Theresa and want you to know it is my life’s purpose to help others understand where, how, and why their body is not behaving the way it should and to provide appropriate, effective natural compounds such as herbs, vitamins, minerals, neurotransmitters, bio-identical hormones, chelators, binders, phytonutrients, and other possibilities depending on what is found in the research to get your cellular physiology and energy working to heal and repair instead of destroying and degenerating.

I use a functional medicine approach to determine the root cause and coexisting medical disruptions in order to create a doable, comprehensive, results-driven treatment plan. My previous career as a Research Scientist at a pharmaceutical company, solving my own significant health challenges through tedious reading, research, and natural means, then obtaining my Doctor of Chiropractic degree with a focus on functional medicine, drives me to enlighten others. Together we will form a strong team to make effective choices and changes to reach your personal, optimal, health goals. I look forward to helping you create your most balanced, internally healthy life possible!

Meet my team

Alex Bissell

Office Manager

Alex Bissell grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois where she always had interests in personal health/wellbeing, individual interactions and positive mental health. Therefore, she choose the University of Wisconsin Whitewater to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. While attending the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Alex joined Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority which focuses on the March of Dimes foundation’s project of raising funds to help support training for women, awarding graduate and undergraduate scholarships to members, and they work to support the philanthropic initiative of Sigma Serves Children. Sigma Serves Children focuses on life-enhancing therapeutic play/child life programs at hospitals and other facilities around the country. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree, she also focused on giving back to her community by frequently volunteering at various nursing homes and campus clean-up programs. She believes deeply in giving back and feels volunteering is a core value to a strong community. Upon taking on the role as Office Manager at Health Up Wellness Center, she continues to discover new ways of looking at whole health care and has learned from Dr. Peter the importance of being a self-advocate in one’s journey to your own optimal health. She loves interacting with the wonderful patients and focuses on bringing positivity into the office.

Audrey Peter


Audrey Peter is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at Central Michigan University with graduation in May 2022. She has a passion for natural health and understanding how the body works in order to determine the best way to heal something.

Audrey was very athletic in her youth with a focus on competitive tumbling and trampoline and holds many 1st Place State and several 1st Place National titles. She is no stranger to stress, injuries, and coming out stronger from using nutrition and supplements to regain her strength and health. She often helps in the office physically and remotely to learn and support our patients when she can. Audrey is a people person and truly enjoys helping others. Her future plans are to become a Doctor to help people achieve their best health completely and naturally.

Thinking of becoming a patient?

Want to discuss how we might help you achieve optimal health? Please give us a call at 312-248-2361, or visit our Contact page to send us a message.