Dr. Van Westen, is the founder and Director of Optimal Performance Health Care Center of Brookfield. Dr. Van Westen is board certified in anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, microbiology, neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, neuromusculoskeletal examination and imaging, clinical laboratory, and physiotherapy. Dr. Van Westen has been recognized and awarded a Diplomate with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and currently a Fellow Academy of Forensic and Industrial Chiropractic Consultants and Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Consultants.
Dr. Van Westen is also an expert in the field of Health Care Ethics and Boundaries and has completed rigorous post doctorate examinations to be licensed in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin Dr. Van Westen has had hundreds of referrals sent to him over the years by Insurance Adjusters and Claim Examiners, Attorney’s, Medical Practitioners, Chiropractic Doctors, Nurse Case Managers, Judges and patients.
He practiced in Iowa City, IA as the team Physician for the Iowa Hawkeyes Big Ten Football Team and the University of Iowa’s Men and Women’s Track Teams, where he integrated physical therapy, chiropractic care and therapeutic massage to manage the most difficult physical conditions also when appropriate alongside the medical community of the finest, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, emergency and family medical doctors and radiologist with the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
Dr. Van Westen forfeited his position with the Iowa athletics and expanded his focus and diversity to operating a Multi-specialty Wellness center in downtown Chicago, IL where he continued to work with professional athletes as the team physician for the Chicago Ballet and the Jesse White Tumbling Team and begin integrating weight loss, detoxification and cleansing programs to improve and extend the life and longevity of his patients suffering from metabolic and nutritional disorders. Chicago being one of the most competitive cities in the United States to practice, allowed Dr. Van Westen to become a highly sought after physician for both chronic and difficult cases and has become friends with many in Pain Management who have highly recommended Dr. Van Westen.
Dr. Van Westen has been invited as a guest lecture for Chicago Dental Association, Northwestern Hospitals and Clinics, Whole Foods, Rotary Associations, City Health Departments, Neal, Gerber, and Eisenberg etc, and a health care writer and consultant for Chicago’s Crane magazine, NBC, Wisconsin’s Metro Parent, Milwaukee Mag.com, and M Magazine.
Dr. Van Westen practiced for two years as a Practice Management Consultant for two of the country’s most prestigious consulting firms coaching other doctors how to get the best results for their patients. In 2009 Dr. Van Westen again extended his focus and diversity and operated a successful Personal Injury and Worker’s compensation clinic treating workers injured at work and people suffering from traumatic injuries in automobile accidents.
In 2011 Dr. Van Westen opened the doors to Optimal Performance Health Care Center, a Multi-Specialty Wellness center, he has taken all this knowledge and experience acquired over the last 14 years of working with so many Doctors in numerous clinics where he combined the best outcome approaches he has mastered over the years of intensive study and application.