Meet the Team

  • Dr. Coleman
    Dr. John H. Coleman

    Dr. John H. Coleman graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1998 from the prestigious Life Chiropractic College West, he also holds a B.S. in Health Sciences. He is a Certified Independent Disability Evaluator and held a California State Appointment as a Qualified Medical Evaluator for several years. He is certified in many Chiropractic treatment specialties including Pettibon Spinal Biomechanics, Gonstead, Diversified, Advanced Certification in Sacral Occipital Technique including Visceral Manipulation, Nasal Specific, Thompson, Toggle Recoil, Activator, Arthrostim, Pro Adjuster, Impulse, BEST, NUCCA, Webster Breach Baby Technique, Logan Basic, Cranial Sacral, Extremity Adjusting and has served as a trial expert on Whiplash Trauma.

    Specializing in Wellness Care, he earned an advanced certification in Wellness Coaching in 2007. As the Founder and CEO, of Coleman Family Chiropractic: The Pacific Grove Wellness Institute, Dr. Coleman Is Nationally certified and licensed in both California and Texas, in addition he holds a permit as a Radiological X-Ray Supervisor and Operator. He has many affiliations with organizations like The Doctors for Health and Wellness, The Planet Wellness Foundation, The Business Academy and The Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Dr. Coleman believes in giving back to his community and regularly volunteers his time to conduct professional presentations on many health and wellness topics.

    He incorporates a variety of techniques to provide cutting edge care specifically tailored to meet your personal needs. Dedicating himself to continual research and education, Dr. Coleman diligently strives to bring the latest information and techniques to his practice to best serve you. He strongly believes in your ability to create your own health and wellness, and works with you to achieve this. He feels that too many of us live below our potential, constantly besieged by negative stresses that undermine our quality of life. Dr. Coleman knows that the greatest gift you can give your family, your friends, and yourself is to achieve your highest potential in life.

    Dr. Coleman is a proud family man, having raised his son and daughter with his beautiful wife here in Pacific Grove. A native of Monterey who after attending San Carlos and Palma High schools served in the U.S. Army before pursuing his professional degrees. Dr. Coleman invites you to contact him personally at with your questions or comments.

  • Dr. Jeff Hartman
    Dr. Jeff Hartman

    Dr. Jeff Hartman is our newest Associate Chiropractor and brings with him over 30 years of experience. He completed a Pre-Med & Biology degree at San Jose State University and received his chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West. Dr. Hartman has had the honor of treating many professional athletes in his career including members of the 49ers, San Jose Sharks, and the San Francisco Giants but has always been passionate about serving a wide variety of patients and supporting his local community. He is trained in all techniques for adjusting and focuses on speed – not force – with his approach to patients. He is known for turning chiropractic skeptics into raving regulars!

    Dr. Hartman is happy to be relocated to the beautiful Monterey Bay and likes being active in his free time; he enjoys golfing, cycling, playing his guitars, and spending time with his children, Brett and Rachel. We are fortunate to be adding him to our Wellness Team at Coleman Family Chiropractic and we are confident that our patients are getting the absolute best care we can provide.

  • Paola Mikes
    Paola Mikes
    Front Desk

    Paola is in charge of the front desk and is the first face you see when you come into the office! Originally from Mexico, Paola actually grew up in the Monterey area and was a professional chef for 13 years. It was her love of food that actually turned her on to Wellness since the Biochemical dimension is a key factor in the wellness lifestyle. Her experience with nourishing the body through food and exercise cultivated a love for all things healthy! We are happy to have her on the team and hope to keep her thriving through Chiropractic Wellness!

  • Derek Troxell
    Derek Troxell
    Chiropractic Assistant

    Derek is our newest Chiropractic Assistant. He recently graduated with a degree in Business Management from California State University - Monterey Bay, and has been a resident of the bay for the last 10 years. Having always been an advocate of the Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle: moving, eating, and thinking optimally, Derek passionately educates patients on the importance of such during their initial consultations and re-exams. During his free time, he enjoys healthy activities such as surfing, rock climbing, and running. We are happy to have him on the 'A-Team' and look forward to his continued growth within the Coleman Family Chiropractic community.


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