Dr. Christopher Hammes
Dr. Hammes was born and raised in Waukesha, WI. While studying at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Dr. Hammes injured his back and sought relief from the family chiropractor with great results. Dr. Hammes received his B.S. in Biology from UWEC and enjoyed the many recreational activities the area has to offer. He also volunteered his time at many community organizations such as The Humane Society.
Upon graduation Dr. Hammes attended The National University of Health Sciences outside of Chicago, IL. There he received a Bachelors in Human Biology as well as his Doctorate of Chiropractic. While in Chicago Dr. Hammes participated in a preceptorship at Elmhurst Chiropractic and remained active in the community at events run by the Chicago Marathon, the MS Society and The American Red Cross.
Dr. Hammes began his career in the Milwaukee area where he stayed for five years. Recently he and his wife, UW alum Jasmin, moved to the Madison area and opened Hammes Family Chiropractic. In his free time you can find Dr. Hammes on the golf course or at many of the UW athletic events. He is also a strong supporter of local athletics and is the team chiropractor of the Madison Mustangs semi-pro football team. Dr. Hammes is also a trained Golf Injury Doctor, specializing in diagnosis and treatment of common golf injuries, helping many improve their golf game.
Toby Donaker is a certified Acupuncturist in the State of Wisconsin. He graduated in 2010 as salutatorian from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard IL., and received his B.A. degree in anthropology from SIU Carbondale in 2005.
Although Toby was trained in classical approaches to acupuncture treatment, he spent the last two years practicing hospital based acupuncture at St. John's hospital in Springfield IL. Toby utilizes an evidence based model of acupuncture and prefers to coordinate care with a patient's primary care physician as a result. Although coordinated care is not necessarily essential to patient recovery, integrating acupuncture with more traditional medical treatment leads to better treatment outcomes, greater communication with other health providers, and a more patient focused experience.
Toby's goal is to offer the most complete treatment plan for every patient, by using the best possible treatment options available. He believes that by providing effective and integrative acupuncture care, patients will recover to their fullest potential and embrace a more proactive lifestyle for wellness . In addition to acupuncture, Toby may include manual soft tissue work, cupping, gua sha, and nutritional supplement recommendations.
Toby's personal interests include biking, yoga, camping, baseball, and hockey. As a new Wisconsinite, he is also very exited to explore all that the Madison area has to offer!
Dr. Hao Wang
Dr. Wang received her medical degree (M.D.) from China Medical University in 1990 and Ph.D. in pharmacology from Yamagata University, School of Medicine in Japan in 2000. Dr. Wang worked at the UW hospital over the past ten years as a staff scientist, where she conducted research in neuroscience, cardiovascular physiology, and aging-related disorders, and published more than ten medical science papers in top international journals. Her distinguished achievements in medical science and research have won her many awards and accolades, including a highly prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (the world’s leading professional society for heart disease research) in 2004 and a competitive Uehara Foundation Memorial Scholarship in Japan in 1998.
Dr. Wang also has extensive experience in Chinese Medicine. She practiced integrative medicine in Liaoning Institute of Chinese Medicine for six years. In addition, she worked in Institute for Life Support Technology, Yamagata, Japan, as a visiting scholar for two years, where she investigated the effects of Japanese Herbal Medicine in aging and age-related neurological disorders.
Through her over 20 years of experience in the medical profession, Dr. Wang has developed a highly integrative approach to medical treatment, capitalizing on her solid expertise in both Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine. In her acupuncture practice, she combines multiple interventions to provide personalized natural healing service that is customized and tailored to the needs of every single individual.
Originally trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Cindy is a 2007 Graduate of East/West Healing Arts Institute. She believes in a holistic approach to health and well-being utilizing eastern and western medicine techniques.
Cindy focuses on finding the sources of tension and pain and eliminating the source rather than simply treating the symptoms if possible. She believes in approaching healing with a collaborative team effort which includes the patient and any professionals necessary to improve the client’s quality of life.
She utilizes deep tissue massage techniques aimed at releasing tension patterns, alleviating stress, and increasing circulation. In addition, her therapeutic massage focuses on reducing the pain associated with musculoskeletal injuries. This type of massage includes various techniques such as compression, myofacial release, Tui Na, sports massage, and trigger point release.