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Dr. Douglas R. Briggs

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Office Location: Wilmington

I will work with you to find out what your individual needs are and together we’ll put you on the road to getting healthy, being healthy and staying healthy.”
Dr. Douglas R. Briggs

When I was younger, I suffered from severe sinus and allergy problems. I was taken to a chiropractor to try to find relief from the pain and congestion. The results from the care I received were miraculous. I’d always been interested in healthcare, but I was so impressed with the dramatic results I experienced that I was inspired to pursue a career in chiropractic. I’ve since pursued extensive continuing education in acupuncture as well. Combining chiropractic with acupuncture enables me to offer your body a complete healing experience–empowering your body to heal naturally and feel better, without the use of drugs or surgery.

I’ve been with First State Health & Wellness since November 1995. A native Delawarean, I live with my wife, Dawn, and our son in Pike Creek. In addition to my professional pursuits, I serve as a trustee and youth worker at the Faith Baptist Church in Pike Creek and as a volunteer EMT with the Elsmere Fire Company.

Health is more than how you feel or the symptoms you suffer from. Health is about proactively taking care of yourself and not waiting until you don’t feel well. My goal is to help you take steps in the right direction…now!

I look forward to sharing all of the benefits of chiropractic and acupuncture and discussing how I can help you!

Areas of Interest

Nimmo myofascial therapies, post-surgical rehabilitation, conservative pain management, Infertility, Pregnancy and Pediatrics, Dry Needling, Cupping


  • Bachelor of Science, Biology/Natural Science, Messiah College
  • Doctorate of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
  • Diplomate, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • Diplomate, American Chiropractic Association, College of Acupuncture
  • Diplomate, Behavioral Medicine
  • Advanced Fellow, Acupuncture Society of America
  • Certification, Functional Capacity Evaluator, JTech Medical
  • Board-Certified, Chiropractic and Acupuncture, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Nationally Certified, Emergency Medical Technician


  • Delaware State Delegate/Governor’s Advisory Cabinet Member, American Chiropractic Association
  • Allied Health Staff, Beebe Hospital, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Acupuncturist, Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine
  • Delaware State Advocate, American Academy of Pain Management
  • Member, Delaware Chiropractic Society
  • Delaware Health Care Advisory Panel for Workers’ Compensation
  • Acupuncture Advisory Panel to the Delaware State Medical Board
  • School Chiropractic Physician, Korean Martial Arts Institute
  • Member, American Academy of Hospital Chiropractors
  • Health Care Management Advisory Board, Goldey-Beacom College
  • Columnist, Dynamic Chiropractic and Acupuncture Today


  • Chiropractor of the Year, Delaware Chiropractic Society
  • Voted among the “Best of Delaware” for Chiropractic and Acupuncture, The News Journal
  • Consumer’s Research Council of America, Guide to Top Chiropractors, Post Surgical Spine Care/Pain Management



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