Dr. Michael Precure was born in Muleshoe, Texas and raised on the family farm in the small west Texas farming communities of Lazbuddie, Texas and Muleshoe. He graduated from Muleshoe High School in 1986 and joined the US Navy where he served as an anti-submarine warfare specialist and a rescue swimmer. In 1989 he fell in love with and married a beautiful west Texas girl from Hereford; Laura Osburn. He began his studies at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas after serving in the Navy and matriculated to Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas in the fall of 1992 after three solid years of undergraduate work. He graduated in 1995 and started practicing chiropractic in his home town of Muleshoe. In early January 2006, he and his family moved to beautiful Alamogordo, New Mexico to take over this office from Dr. Clay Salyer.
Dr. and Laura Precure have three children: Stuart, Madeleine, and Rachael, and two yorkie-poos: Sadie and Ollie. Dr. Precure enjoys the outdoors where he likes to hunt, hike, and camp. He also likes to snow ski, water ski, and scuba dive. In the past, he has been president of the Muleshoe Lions Club, vice president of the Muleshoe Rotary Club, vice president of the Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Muleshoe Youth Basketball League. He has also donated his time coaching youth in basketball, softball, and baseball. He and his family attend worship services at First Assembly Worship Center where an active Christian lifestyle remains at the forefront of his life. Currently, his oldest child, Stuart, is enrolled in Chiropractic School at Parker College. His oldest daughter, Madeleine, is pursing her education at The University of New Mexico and his youngest daughter, Rachael, is a senior at Alamogordo High School.
Dr. Kevin Whelchel is a graduate of Texas College of Chiropractic in Pasadena, Texas. While at TCC, he was a member of the Omega Psi Honor Society, graduate number 4 in his class and was on the Deans list for academic excellence. Dr. Whelchel practiced in the UK (England), Hawaii (Maui and Lanii), and Colorado (Aspen). He worked as a chiropractic assistant for Dr. William Summers of Andrews Chiropractic Center, Texas. Dr. Whelchel is currently licensed to practice as a Chiropractic Physician in Hawaii, Colorado and Ohio. While practicing in Hawaii, he would make an 18 mile ferry ride from Maui to the Island of Lanii in order to treat patients who were not physically able to receive care at the clinic in Maui.
In addition, Dr Whelchel is certified in Active Release Technique (ART) for Spinal, Upper extremity and lower extremity. ART is a method which is performed to address overuse musclestendons, tendentious, sprainstrains, tight muscles, stiff neck and scar tissue. In 2007 at Kona Hawaii, he was a certified IronMan healthcare physician, where he treated many of the world class IronMan Triathletes. He is trained to treat from the professional athlete to the everyday patient. One of the doctor’s greatest assets is the ability to understand the mechanism of injury and make the appropriate treatment plan for the betterment of the patient.
Dr Whelchel grew up in central Texas, before moving to England. While in Texas, he was a professional ATV racer. He played varsity tennis and was going to turn pro, but fell in love with racing. In Hawaii, Dr Whelchel enjoyed surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, kayaking, cliff jumping, road biking, mountain biking and for relaxation…..sailing. He is an avid sailor who sailed parts of the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Hawaiian Island. He now looks forward to exploring the Great Lakes. His love for snow skiing, led him to Aspen Colorado, where he skied some of the most pristine and gorgeous mountains in the U.S.
Dr. Whelchel is accredited in the following techniques:
Extremity and Spinal Adjusting
Active Release Technique
Dr. Hawkins was raised on a small farm in Las Cruces, NM. He was introduced to chiropractic care as a young boy through his mother who had chronic low back pain. Dr. Curry was the doctor she saw who inspired Dr. Hawkins to become a Chiropractor.
Dr. Hawkins served in the U.S. Navy for four years in Pearl Harbor, HI. After his service he lived in San Diego, California where his daughter Ariel Hawkins was born. Over the years after service he worked to support his family as an electrician, and later a general manager over a retail establishment until the opportunity to study and pursue his dream of becoming a doctor of chiropractic arose. He returned home to Las Cruces, NM to study at NMSU and later moved to Seneca Falls, NY to become a chiropractic physician.
Dr. Hawkins is currently serving as an associate chiropractor at Precure Chiropractic Clinic in beautiful sunny Alamogordo, NM. He is married to Yolanda Hawkins and has four adult children and six grandchildren through his marriage to Yolanda. He and his wife also have five little dogs: a chi weenie, a poodle, a Chihuahua, and two Yorkshire terriers.
Dr. Hawkins currently lives in Las Cruces and attends Las Cruces First Assembly of God where he serves in children’s ministries as a Royal Ranger instructor for Ranger Kids. He also occasionally volunteers at St. Luke’s Health Care Clinic serving the indigent population there.
Precure Chiropractic’s Award Winning Staff Members:
William Mier, Chiropractic Assistant
Diane Meyer, Chiropractic Assistant
Sara Blankenship, Chiropractic Assistant
Karla Kiscadon, Chiropractic Assistant
Lars Klinkert, Chiropractic Assistant
Morgan Ryan, Chiropractic Assistant
Alexa Dominguez, Front Office Representative
Alicia Fuentes, Front Office Representative
Chandra Blair, Insurance/Collections
Genevieve Reyes, Insurance/Collections
Rowdy Kirkpatrick, Practice Representative / Marketing Director
Mark Grace, Office Manager