Meet The Wolbeck Health Team
The Wolbeck Health Centre Team is comprised of a group of dedicated professionals who truly love what they do. Their mission is to make all of their patents feel the absolute best that they can possibly feel. Laura from Barrie says it all in her testimonial about the Wolbeck Health Centre. "I feel like I am visiting friends and family who also happen to be terrific at making my body feel and work better. I love the Wolbeck Health Centre."
Dr. Richard Wolbeck
Dr. Richard graduated from the University of Kamloops with a degree in Medical Sciences in 1993. As a Registered Respiratory Therapist, he worked at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital for 7 years. “I worked exclusively in the paediatric and neonatal ICU, and was a member of the cardiac arrest and trauma team. Essentially, I worked with the sickest children in the hospital. You can only do that type of job for so long”.
Dr. Richard moved from B.C. to Ontario where he attended classes at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He graduated in among the top of his class with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine in 2002. Upon completion of his education, he moved to Barrie and started the Wolbeck Health Centre. “When I first started the practice, I was a one man show. Over the years, the clinic has grown, and I am proud to be a part of the health care team that has evolved. We offer a truly multidisciplinary clinic, treating patients based on the best scientific and clinical research.”
Dr. Richard’s chiropractic therapies are diverse and his skills current. He offers many approaches to care for his patients, instilling confidence and putting patients at ease. He is respectful of his patients concerns, time and pocketbooks. Outside of the office Dr. Richard considers himself a simple guy, “I am married to a beautiful, intelligent woman and quite frankly, am lucky to be so.” His other “love” would be for sports, and he participates every chance he gets. Among favourite activities are tennis, mountain biking, snowboarding, rock climbing, water skiing, golf and running. Dr. Richard sees patients on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with early morning and evening appointments available.
Dr. Erika Schimek
Dr. Erika began her post secondary education at McMaster University for Electrical & Biomedical Engineering as she loved science and wanted to see how it could be applied to the medical field. But her passion was purely with the health side of her degree.
Naturopathic medicine best resonated with Dr. Erika's views on healthcare that 'a person is more than just a symptom or a prescription'.
Her path led to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto for 4 years of education in the career she loves!
For Dr. Erika, every day is an adventure as she helps patients of all ages and ailments by addressing the diet and lifestyle factors that help to improve the lives of her patients today as well as for the future. Dr. Erika offers flexible booking hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.