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Meet the Team

Dawn Laderer – Office Manager

Dawn Laderer - Office ManagerI was referred to Dr. Brian Rueben in February of 2005 when he owned Back To Basics Chiropractic, to see if he could help me with nerve pain that I had been experiencing for over a year. I had never been to a Chiropractor before and I was terrified of being adjusted. At the time I was on a “routine” of getting a cold every three to four months, which I thought was normal. I had been in restaurant management for years and had accepted the pain and my colds as something that was normal because I was getting older and that I would deal with for the rest of my life. After only a few months of treatment my pain was about 90% better. In May of 2005, I joined Back To Basics Chiropractic as an Office Manager. Since that time, I still get regular adjustments, my sciatic nerve pain is gone, and I never call in sick!

Since then, I have helped to build the practice handling all of the scheduling, billing and management needs. Over the last few years I have transitioned to working mostly from home, so I can focus more on just billing. One area that makes our office different and more complete in our care for patients, is how I strive to help everyone understand insurance terminology and their Chiropractic benefits, so they can fully utilize their benefits to the best of their ability. I am so excited to be helping Dr. Rueben to start another successful practice in Bend, Oregon and look forward to continuing to help patients meet their health goals!

When I’m not at work I enjoy camping, scuba diving, traveling, photography, making huge bubbles and gardening. With all my activities outside of work, I now understand how important it is to have a healthy lifestyle in order to play as hard as I work!

Rachel – Front Desk Administrator

RachelI strive to be the most positive interaction for every person I come across every single day. My goal is to always keep a smile on my face and be a better person than I was yesterday.

I grew up in the Gresham/Portland area and only recently moved to Central Oregon when my fiancé was transferred through his work for a better opportunity. My dogs and I packed up and followed him here because, who doesn’t want to move to Bend? I came by Dr. Rueben very randomly and I feel so lucky that I did. I was struggling to find my niche when I first moved here in October and up until recently when I came across this incredible opportunity. I’ve only known the doctor and his staff for a short time and I already feel so lucky for the time I’ve gotten to spend with them and learn so much about the Chiropractic world.

I will be getting married in September and I am beyond excited! When I’m not here in the office, you can find me hiking with my family, floating, or snowboarding (when the temperature drops below freezing and it is literally the only option.) We love the outdoors so I am confident that Bend will be a longtime home for us!


If you are looking for a chiropractor that practices what he preaches and has a passion for families, look no further. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to The Chiropractor!

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