We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves to you.

Drs. Robert and Danielle Kauffman came to the region in 1989 after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic. After opening our first office in Merrillville, and practicing together for 6 years, Kauffman Chiropractic branched out to Lakes of the Four Seasons in 1995. The practices and the area experienced tremendous growth during this time.

In the year 2000 Drs. Robert and Danielle Kauffman built a building at 7620 East 109th Ave, in the new town of Crown Point, on the corner of Randolph and 109th. Kauffman Chiropractic in Merrillville followed soon after in 2002, building a twin building on 84th Drive off of Broadway, between Applebee’s and Meijer. Whether you’re on your way to or from work, or have some time during the day, there is always an office conveniently located for your needs.

The Kauffman’s have managed to balance family and careers staying actively involved in school, church and their kid’s sports activities. Their children Nick, Kristina and Michael have decided to follow in their parents’ footsteps and become chiropractors. Nick and Kristina Recently graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, and Michael is finishing his undergraduate studies at IU Bloomington.”Our offices and lifestyle are family friendly, and all of our children have been treated with chiropractic care since they were little.”

Dr. Robert H. Kauffman

Chiropractor – Merrillville
Dr. Kauffman is a native of the Detroit area and was introduced to chiropractic care at a young age through effective treatment of numerous sports injuries. After getting good results with chiropractic care and some good advice from his father, a chiropractic patient himself, he chose chiropractic as a career. He was enticed by the challenge of getting people better, especially athletes, without the use of drugs or surgery. He excelled in the sciences and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University, in their Pre-Med program.

He was accepted into Palmer College of Chiropractic, the oldest and largest Chiropractic College in the world. It is at Palmer where the two chiropractors met.

Dr. Danielle B. Kauffman

Chiropractor – Crown Point
Dr. Kauffman is a native of Quebec City, Canada. While pursuing a degree in pre-med at Laval University in Quebec, she was introduced to a life long friend of her mothers who had a small chiropractic practice. This woman took the time to explain chiropractic to her and how she could have a great practice but also a home life and family, the seed was planted and Dr. Danielle soon was applying to Palmer College. The challenges the awaited her in coming to a new country, learning a new language, graduating from Palmer and eventually becoming an American Citizen helped her become the excellent chiropractor that she is today.

Dr. Nicholas Kauffman

Chiropractor – Merrillville

Dr. “Nick” Kauffman was born in Davenport IA in 1989 To Robert & Danielle while they were finishing Chiropractic School. Dr. Nick later returned to IA and graduated 25 years later in the footsteps of his parents. Dr. Nick enjoys learning about the human body and promoting spinal healthcare. Dr. Nick Joined the family practice as soon as he finished school in 2014. However has been immersed in the profession since childhood. Hobbies include building computers, fishing, long boarding, and reading.

Dr. Kelsi Dimitt

Chiropractor – Crown Point
Dr. Dimitt is a native of Tippecanoe County. She was introduced to chiropractic while attending Purdue University. During those college years, she decided to attend Logan University where she fell in love with the results of chiropractic care after her very first adjustment. She graduated from Purdue with a Neurobiology and Physiology Degree and was accepted to Logan University to receive her Bachelors in Human Biology and her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.

Dr. Kristina Kauffman

Chiropractor – Crown Point

Dr. Kristina Kauffman is the second of 3 children to Robert and Danielle Kauffman. She grew up in the middle of 2 brothers, having an active athletic life from a young age. While attending Andrean High School, she lettered in tennis, track and basketball and excelled academically. She completed her Chiropractic pre-requisite requirements at Indiana University, Bloomington and continued on to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, she decided to expand upon her longstanding practice of yoga and complete her 200-hour teacher training, after which she began teaching hot yoga classes and utilizing the postures with her patients. She joined the family practice in Crown Point, Indiana in February of 2016.

Dr. Mariah Payne

Chiropractor – Merrillville

Miriam Ortega

Chiropractic Assistant – Crown Point
My name is Miriam Ortega. I am the Rehab Therapist for the office in Crown Point. I graduated from Everest College as a Massage Therapist. I’ve been working with Kauffman Chiropractic since August 2007. I love working in wellness. I truly believe in chiropractic care because since I have started treatment, I have been pain free. I have the pleasure of working with patients and seeing them progress. I enjoy being part of the Kauffman Chiropractic Team.

Rebecca Mihalik

Chiropractic Assistant – Crown Point
My name is Rebecca Mihalik and I have been working with Kauffman Chiropractic since May 2009 doing marketing and events. I currently help both the Merrillville and Crown Point offices with the insurance and billing. I am new to chiropractic; I became a client in February 2009 and believe it works. I have my bachelors in Business Management and have 11 years of experience of doing billing for multiple types of businesses.

Dianna Pluta

Massage Therapist & CA – Merrillville
Hello my name is Dianna Pluta, I graduated from Everest College as a massage therapist. I’ve been at Kauffman Chiropractic as a chiropractic assistant since April of 2011. I myself get adjusted to find out it works wonders. I used to get bad knee and neck pain, now I have no pain!

Emily Kiselka

Chiropractic Assistant – Crown Point
My name is Emily Kiselka, I’ve worked for Kauffman Chiropractic since September 2009. I’ve had the opportunity to tour Palmer College and I am now an Integrity Chiropractic Assistant. I work at the Crown Point location and am a firm believer in chiropractic. Since working here I’ve gotten adjustments and have trained in Rehabilitation Techniques. I love the people I work for and what I do. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Ashley Chaja

Massage Therapist & CA – Merrillville
Hello, my name is Ashley Chaja. I graduated from Everest College in October 2010 as a Massage Therapist. I have been with Kauffman Chiropractic since August 2011. Patient care is my #1 priority. I love seeing patients get back to their daily activities pain free!

Lauren Dixon

Chiropractic Assistant – Crown Point

My name is Lauren Dixon and I’ve been working for Kauffman Chiropractic at the Crown Point since October 2015. As a prior patient I was already familiar with chiropractic care and  just how great the care is at this office. I am a big believer in what chiropractic can do for people. I have over 8 years of experience as an administrative assistant and really love being a part of the Kauffman team.

Tiffany Kolinski

Chiropractic Assistant -Merrillville

Tiffany was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Indiana in 2015. She attended the accredited Coyne College in Chicago for Medical Billing and Coding, and went on to become a Certified Professional Coder. Hobbies include spending time with family, relaxing and hanging out with her rescue teacup chihuahua, Midge.

Jean Chappell

Practice Representative

Amber Maddox

Practice Representative
Amber is a native of Guin, AL. She relocated to Northwest Indiana to attend college. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2006 from Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, IN. Amber was first introduced to chiropractic treatment at the age of 10 following a car accident. Since that time she has been excited to share her excitement for chiropractic treatment.