In the 1970s Dr. Allen Chan was a successful pharmacist, practicing in the Orange County area of Southern California. He soon realized, however, that he wanted to do more to help his patients. He discovered from a friend the amazing, curative effects of chiropractic which went beyond the symptomatic relief of the pain, muscle and nerve pills he prescribed. In 1984 despite the challenges that existed with having a family with 2 young children, Dr. Allen Chan decided to go back to school to study and receive his doctorate degree in chiropractic.
In 1988 Dr. Allen Chan opened his first clinic in his new hometown of Rancho Penasquitos in the suburbs of San Diego, California. He was noted as the first Chinese chiropractor in San Diego. In 1993 he had opened another clinic in the central area of San Diego in Kearny Mesa. Acupuncture and massage therapy services were then added at both locations.
In 2004 Dr. Allen Chan’s daughter Dr. Casey Chan joined the practice. Dr. Casey’s experience at the clinic had actually started more than 10 years prior as a volunteer. Despite initially attending college as an engineer, her interest in health and sports led her back to chiropractic. This father-daughter team allowed for the improvement of patient care through the sharing of experience and advances in treatment and practice management, such as those in rehabilitative exercise and internet-based patient services.
Chan Chiropractic has served San Diegans and its visitors for over 20 years. We want to thank our patients, staff, healthcare practitioners and partners for their loyalty and support all these years. We strive to continue to provide quality care for years to come.