The Doctor

Dr. Derek Atchley, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Derek Atchley is a Doctor of Chiropractic at Atchley Family Chiropractic – one of Albuquerque's most established chiropractic practices and the region's first Creating Wellness™ Center. Throughout his career, Dr. Atchley has helped patients to improve their health by combining the most state-of-the-art techniques in chiropractic medicine with overall wellness strategies – and is dedicated to delivering health care that works to "make people healthier from the inside out."

A firm believer in the power of a Wellness lifestyle, Dr. Atchley brings his personal commitment and strong expertise in Wellness strategies to Creating Wellness™ of Albuquerque. Through Creating Wellness, Dr. Atchley offers patients a comprehensive, doctor-led customized wellness program that focuses on helping individuals improve their overall physical and nutritional health and well-being. His goal is to help people recognize that it is much easier to stay healthy than to wait until a person has a physical problem to then try to get them healthy. As such, he is committed to providing a wide range of individuals with the tools and expert care to not only help sick people get healthy, but to help healthy people stay healthy.

Dr. Atchley has dedicated his career to the area of health care and Chiropractic medicine, joining father Dr. Lyman Atchley in the family's Chiropractic practice and bringing his Wellness approach to the practice's patient base. Having grown up in a family of 11 Chiropractors, Dr. Atchley witnessed, and experienced, the benefits of Chiropractic in helping people improve their health from a very young age. After joining the practice and bringing his Wellness approach to patients with positive results, Dr. Atchley knew that there was more that the practice could be offering to help individuals throughout the area with their overall heath care – and launched Creating Wellness™ in order to help people throughout the Albuquerque region live healthier, and happier, lives.

A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Atchley is a member of many
professional organizations and is frequently sought after by the media for his expertise in the area of Chiropractic medicine and Wellness. As a past host of New Mexico Chiropractic Association Weekly Radio Show "Your Health Matters," Dr. Derek has the knowledge and personality needed to be a great source for health and wellness topics. A dynamic speaker and sought-after media personality, Dr. Derek can address ongoing controversies over medicinal cures and vaccines as well as developments in the healthcare industry. Dr. Derek is an advocate of people taking responsibility for their own health and uses his program to guide people to attain overall health and wellness. Dr. Derek can share his compelling knowledge about the difference between sick care and health care, the importance of pain and the negative effects of lifestyle stress.

As an active member of the New Mexico Chiropractic Association, Dr. Atchley is presently the Chairman of the Darell Atchley Scholarship – a scholarship awarded to New Mexico residents who are planning to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.



Dr. Lyman Atchley, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Lyman graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport, Iowa in 1965. He established his Chiropractic practice in Albuquerque in June 1967. Dr. Lyman has severed on the New Mexico Board of Examiners as a Past President. He is also a Past Vice President of the New Mexico Chiropractic Association.