We have the dream team here at 212 Degrees of Wellness. Even though we may be biased, we hear it’s true! Our genuine and caring crew connect with people in such a friendly, personal way, it’s hard not to feel at home when you walk through the doors.
We’re happy you found us, and we invite you to get to know the family here at 212 Degrees of Wellness!
Dr. Jerod Posey – Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Jerod was an active kid and young adult who played many sports, but his true passion has always been soccer. Along with many injuries along the way, he also suffered a career-ending knee injury after his freshman year, playing collegiate soccer. Rehabilitation gave him such a great appreciation for helping people heal so they could return to competing or just living life, doing what they loved.
His passion led him to study Fitness and Sports Medicine in college. After meeting his future wife in college, who suffered from chronic migraines, a friend suggested she visit a chiropractor. This visit would change both of their lives and heal her from a life of chronic, debilitating headaches. This ignited Dr. Jerod’s passion for natural healing even more and set him on a personal path of drug-free health for himself and his family.
Dr. Jerod received his second bachelors and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from Logan University in St. Louis in 2008. Since graduating, he has enjoyed helping patients feel better every day, and considers his greatest success the personal change he’s seen in his family as they strive to live naturally healthy lives daily.
Through natural chiropractic care, Dr. Jerod cares for patients young and old and welcomes everyone into his Wildwood practice. Offering a variety of custom adjustment techniques, Dr. Jerod also loves caring for pregnant women, newborn babies, stressed moms and young athletes.
When Dr. Jerod isn’t busy helping change people’s lives, he enjoys spending family time with his wife and their three children. He loves the outdoors including hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and engaging in everything his beautiful home of Wildwood has to offer. Dr. Jerod also coaches his son’s little league soccer team and loves that it helps connect him with his local community. This also includes volunteering at his church in Eureka and serving on the community board for Mercy Multiplied, a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to helping young women break free from life-controlling issues.
Come say ‘hey’ to Dr. Jerod, and let’s see how 212 Degrees of Wellness can transform your health today!
Dr. Lauren Medina – Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Lauren is a native Missourian and has spent the majority of her life in the greater St. Louis area. She was born and raised in Wentzville and went on to attend Logan University in Chesterfield.
She learned the importance of serving others from a young age as her mother is a nurse at a local hospital and her father is a proud officer of the police force. After witnessing their service and care towards others firsthand, she knew that she wanted a career where she could also help others.
During high school Dr. Lauren began her lifelong passion of martial arts. Dr. Lauren became fascinated with what she learned from martial arts including meditation, pressure points, and how lifelong movement can keep you healthy. This led her down the path of a holistic approach to life, health, and medicine.
After experiencing low back pain in her teenage years, she decided to visit a
chiropractor. Not only did she recover without the use of medications, she was also intrigued by the passion the doctor had for chiropractic and health. Dr. Lauren realized that chiropractic would be the perfect avenue for her to combine her interests and values to help others.
Dr. Lauren completed her chiropractic internship at 212 Degrees of Wellness and was so impressed and inspired that she decided to join the practice after graduation. Dr. Lauren loved seeing how happy and healthy patients became with Dr. Jerod that she knew it was the place for her.
The most exciting part of the healing process for her is seeing the shift of a patient’s mindset from being in pain, downtrodden, and reliant on medication to taking ownership of their health and lives and realizing that healing occurs from the inside out.
When Dr. Lauren is not in the office, she loves traveling with her husband, spending time with her 6 nieces and nephews, hosting bonfires for friends, and playing cards with her family. She continues to train martial arts and loves helping teach Kuk Sool Won in which she has earned her Second Degree Black Belt.
Dr. Lauren cannot wait to help you and your family on your journey toward a healthy, drug-free life without chronic pain or illness!
Kelly – Chiropractic Assistant
Kelly is our rock star front desk coordinator and serves alongside Dr. Jerod as a Chiropractic Assistant. Her upbeat attitude and smiling face are contagious. She has a positive energy about her that immediately makes an impact with everyone she comes in contact with. Kelly runs the schedule and answers the incoming calls to 212 Degrees of Wellness. She is also instrumental in helping assist with setting up our events and assisting patients with in-office rehab. Come by and say ‘hello’ to Kelly when you’re in the neighborhood!
Cindy – Office Manager
Cindy is a mainstay at 212 Degrees of Wellness. She has been with Dr. Jerod for over eight years! She dominates everything behind the scenes of 212 Degrees of Wellness, handling back office work, like billing, payroll, ordering resources and invoicing. She has a passion for people and enjoys interacting with our practice members so she still works one day a week at the front desk and assists patients with in-office rehab therapies. Say hey to Cindy when you come to see us!