Meet The Doctors

  • William Lorenz, D.C.

    Dr. Bill Lorenz was born in Dowagiac, Michigan, but grew up in Defiance and graduated from Defiance High School.

    He completed his pre-chiropractic education at Defiance College and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986.

    Upon graduation, Dr. Lorenz joined the staff at the Defiance Chiropractic Center. He has special interests in foot problems and sports injuries. He has taken postgraduate seminar series in radiology as well as sports injuries.

    Dr. Lorenz is an active member at St. John Lutheran Church.

     He lives in Defiance with his wife Angie. They have three grown children: Matt, Josh and Elizabeth. When Dr. Lorenz is not in the office he enjoys hiking and camping with his wife and attending sporting events.

    He is a member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.

  • Richard Thomas, DC, CCSP

    Dr. Thomas graduated from Paulding High School. He attended the University of Toledo before going to the National College of Chiropractic. In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Thomas has a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. He is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

    Dr. Thomas joined the staff of the Defiance Chiropractic Center in 1992 in chiropractic family practice. He has also volunteered with Defiance High School football since 1997.

    He has enjoyed coaching little league baseball for the last 8 years, has served on various community boards, and enjoys exercising, biking, and is an avid outdoorsman.

    Dr. Thomas lives in rural Defiance with his wife Sharon and 4 children. Sharon is a Pharmacy Technician and also teaches Pharmacy Technician classes at Four County.

    He is a member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.

  • Shane Klingler, DC, CACCP, DACCP, FIAMA, Dipl.Med.Ac. (IAMA)

    Dr. Klingler is a native of Northwest Ohio. He graduated from Bath High School in Lima, Ohio, and completed his undergraduate studies at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He is a 1997 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

    Dr. Klingler joined the staff of the Defiance Chiropractic Center in 1998 where he maintains a chiropractic family practice. In addition to traditional family practice, Dr. Klingler places a special clinical emphasis on prenatal care for expecting mothers and on pediatric care.   He is also licensed to provide acupuncture services.

    Dr. Klingler is board certified in chiropractic pediatrics by the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice, receiving his pediatrics Diplomate (DACCP) in 2014. He is also certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in the Webster Technique for the care of expecting mothers. He is active in pediatrics research as a member of the of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association's Practice Based Research Network and has had his research published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health (Chiropractic).

    Dr. Klingler completed his acupuncture training with the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, earning the distinctions of Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture (FIAMA) and Diplomate in Medical Acupuncture (DiplMedAc).  

    Dr. Klingler served on the Board of Directors of the Defiance County Chapter of the American Red Cross from 1998 to 2015, and is a past board chairman.

    He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Ohio State Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice.

    He resides in Napoleon, Ohio with his wife Heather, a yoga instructor and journalist, and his sons Kelan and Ian. He enjoys restoring their Victorian home, showing their classic Volkswagen Thing and spending time traveling with his family.

  • John Kemper, D.C.

    Dr. Kemper was born and raised in Defiance, Ohio. John is a graduate of Tinora High School. Following high school John went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Biologic Science from Defiance College. John received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, located in Davenport, Iowa.

    John relocated back to Defiance, Ohio after his graduation from Palmer. John joined the staff at Defiance Chiropractic Center in July of 2016. Aside from Palmer’s curriculum, John has taken seminar series in Gonstead Methodology, Nutrition Science, and Activator Technique.

    John lives north of Defiance with his wife Sarah and their two dogs, Elvis and Veda. Sarah is a native of Sherwood, Ohio and is employed as a Surgical Technician at Bryan Hospital, in Bryan, Ohio. John is an active member at St. John Lutheran Church. In his free time John enjoys running, hunting, fishing, automotive restoration projects, boating, and spending time with his family and friends.


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