Qualifications & Credentials
My academic degrees, awards and achievements are listed here for you. These however, are not how I measure my qualifications to help people suffering with the devastating effects of chronic Lyme disease. Whether or not they impress you, I believe is irrelevant. In my opinion, the RESULTS I help you achieve, and how well I treat you as a person are what really matter.
I am proud to tell you that since 1993, chronic pain sufferers have embraced my natural treatment methods and me. It has been my privilege and joy to end years of pain and suffering, and reliance on prescription drugs for hundreds of people. Many of these patients were told by previous doctors that they “HAD to learn to live with their pain” or that "NOTHING could be done" to help them.
I feel it is important for you to take steps to find out whether or not to trust a doctor, including myself. It is your health and your body that's at stake. It is not something to take lightly. These days, so many health websites, magazines, and newsletters are promoting health products and providing advice. Pharmaceutical companies are directly advertising their drugs to you, before your doctor might even mention them. Have you noticed that they never recommend that you consider natural treatments?
It is wise to consider or question everyone’s motivation. Why are they recommending their products or services?
And if you are satisfied with the answers to those questions, you must find out their credentials and qualifications.
But the problem lies in the motivation.
Even if you’re impressed with a doctor’s credentials, you must carefully consider their reasons for using the treatments they use. If you’re really interested in the reality of our health care system, take a good look at how a great deal of medical research is conducted. If you don’t believe the outcomes of pharmaceutical research are not influenced by the financial interests of those who fund them; you’d better take a closer look.
In my practice, my motivation is simple: to enable you to recover from the chronic effects of Lyme and its associated health problems, and provide you with the tools to help yourself, so you can get well and stay well.
I accomplish this by:
(1) Utilizing and recommending treatments and technologies that will bring you relief as quickly, completely and safely as possible. This also means that I don’t ONLY recommend MY own services. This means that I don’t subscribe to the idea of forcing patients to choose between conventional or alternative medicine.
(2) Teaching you everything I possibly can about health and fitness. This includes directing you to all the health resources I personally use for my family and myself.
(3) I don’t hesitate to tell you the harsh reality of health care. This means I will steer you towards the truth and frequent dangers of blindly following the conventional wisdom in health care.
I personally pay for everything myself regarding my practice and this website. Nobody does it for me. I have no obligations or ties to big corporations, advertisers or any manufacturer of any health product.
I don’t receive sales commissions, nor do I participate in any multilevel marketing system. Nobody gives me a penny to promote their products or services. Nor do I refer to other health professionals because they’re my personal friends (actually none of them are).
Any treatments, health-related products, foods, supplements, retail stores, websites, professional services, etc. that I recommend are done so because I have researched them and in most cases, my family and I have used them ourselves.
Considering all the hype and greed-inspired advertising razzle-dazzle that’s going on out there; I think you’ll be quite pleased with my no-nonsense approach.
As far as my academic and professional credentials go; they are listed on the right I’m certain you’ll discover that I bring something unique and very special to the table. With the term holistic or natural being thrown around so liberally, I can proudly say that I truly do treat the whole person—not merely the symptoms of your condition.
I’m passionate about improving my patients’ health attitudes and lifestyles. I’m a patient’s health advocate. I’m also deeply immersed in the blossoming field known as Anti-aging Medicine. That means that I don’t accept old age as something on which to blame your pain or ill health.
I am trained in various drugless and non-surgical procedures. I’ve been a natural healthcare practitioner my entire career. Since 1993, my patients have defined my role. They have turned to me to find solutions to their chronic pain. Natural solutions.
I achieved my expertise regarding Lyme disease as a result of finding out how my wife, Sheila could get well... and have delivered the same treatment for others. I am qualified and equipped to serve you in your quest to recover because I am duplicating the process for you, by which my family got well.
I have more or less exclusively treated people who had been turned away by other physicians… people who were told “nothing can be done,” “learn to live with the pain,” or “what do you expect at your age?” People who were told long-term antibiotics were their only recourse. I have always pursued and learned skills to create long-term solutions for my patients.
I acknowledge the role of medications, but I view most of them to be for life-saving situations, and for temporary relief to help people through tough times, until corrective and rehabilitative solutions can be found and implemented.
- Dr. Donald Liebell
No Side Effects...
Just Help for People
Who Suffer the
of Lyme Disease
& Other Tick-Triggered Illness (After All Else Has Failed)
The Liebell Clinic: Chronic Pain
& Wellness Solutions
Donald K. Liebell, D.C., B.C.A.O
477 Viking Drive Suite 170
Virginia Beach VA 23452
8:30AM - 6:30PM M,W,F,
(and by Special Appointment Tues, Sat)
Dr. Donald Liebell, D.C., B.C.A.O.
Born: August 20, 1966, New York.
Bachelor's Degree: City University of New York, Queens College, 1988 - Honors in Physical Anthropology
Doctorate: New York Chiropractic College, 1992
Diplomate: The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (1992)
Licensed by: Virginia Board of Medicine (1993).
Author: Biting Back: How to Naturally Overcome the Effects of Lyme Disease and Other Chronic Tick-Triggered Illness...After All Else Has Failed (2015)
Board Certified: Atlas Orthogonist (B.C.A.O.) - procedure focusing on the relationship of the head, upper neck and nervous system, through Post-Doctorate Certification Programs of Sherman Chiropractic College and The Sweat Institute for Atlas Orthogonal Care, Council on Chiropractic Education (C.C.E.)
Licensed to perform acupuncture by the Virginia Board of Medicine, Trained and certified through Alternative Medicine Seminars in 3-phase European Ear acupuncture (Auricular Therapy), and hand acupuncture: Nader Soliman, M.D. - Anesthesiologist, world-renowned authority and researcher
Battlefield Acupuncture: Licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine, Trained and certified through Alternative Medicine Seminars - Personally trained by Colonel Richard Niemtzow, M.D., PhD, MPH - Developer of the procedure, and president of the American Academy of Medical AcupunctureBio-Energetic Testing - Auricular Medicine: Trained and certified through Alternative Medicine Seminars: Nader Soliman, M.D. - Anesthesiologist, world-renowned authority and researcher
Complex Homeopathy: Trained through Alternative Medicine Seminars: Nader Soliman, M.D. - Anesthesiologist, world-renowned authority and researcher
Certified: Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic (Palmer/Kale manual method)
Cold Laser Therapy: Trained by Erchonia Medical -
Dr. Jeffrey Spencer, Dr. Jerome Rerucha
Past Member: American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Served: Board of Directors for the American Heart Association, Chesapeake, Virginia
Appointed: Honorary Deputy Sheriff - Chesapeake Virginia for outstanding treatment services to officers and personnel.
Served: Chief Consultant and Writer for the National Awareness Campaign for Upper Cervical Care, a non-profit consumer awareness organization, helping to educate the public about the upper neck's relationship to health
Lectured: Various civic and support groups, health symposiums and seminars,
Honored: numerous awards for his dedication to advancements in this health care technology in the U.S. and abroad.
Distinguished Service Award: Kale Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Foreign Messenger Award: 1993, for Volunteer Service Abroad - One of only four doctors invited to visit the former Soviet Union (Nation of Moldova), to introduce upper cervical (Atlas) procedures to their doctors.
Married since 1992: Wife, Sheila and three children - Breiten, Darcy and Evan
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The information and statements contained in this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The contents of this website are for informational purposes only are is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Your reliance on any information provided by Dr. Liebell’s website, any referenced parties is solely at your own risk. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice, or delay seeking medical advice or treatment, because of information contained in this website. This website expresses Dr. Liebell's health care views, and describes wellness-based, natural treatment methods, and must not be misconstrued as direct treatment advice—it is information only. Dr. Liebell does NOT treat infectious disease, nor does he claim to have a cure for "post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome" or chronic Lyme disease; he provides natural, drug-free, wellness-promoting treatments from which patients have cited recovery.