Meet Our Team
Chiropractor Chad Jenkins D.C.
The son of a Navy man, Dr. Chad Jenkins was born and lived in Puerto Rico until the age of 3 when his father was stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach.
Dr. Chad graduated from Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach in 1993. He enrolled at Salisbury State University where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters in Post-Secondary Education. After spending six great years in Salisbury, Dr. Chad moved from the East Coast to the quieter state of Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic, one the nations premier chiropractic colleges, where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2005.
Dr. Chad’s passion is to serve and educate the Hampton Roads community on the principles of health and natural healing. Dr. Chad believes that the human body was created to heal and that true HEALING occurs when the impediments to optimal health are removed. Therefore, Dr. Chad’s approach to each client is to find the cause of their afflictions and to implement a specific plan that is designed to remove any impediments and to restore health to their bodies.
As a devoted and skilled chiropractor, Dr. Chad saw a MAJOR need in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach to help clients lose weight in a healthy manner without drugs, surgeries, shots and processed foods.
With that in mind, Dr. Chad started Planet Wellness, which is quickly becoming the premier weight loss clinic in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Dr. Chad’s approach to weight loss at Planet Wellness involves increasing the health of clients by balancing hormones, detoxifying the body, teaching clean eating principles, and providing individualized and homeopathic supplementation protocols that literally allow the body to do what it was designed to do—burn fat!
Everyday Dr. Chad is more and more excited to watch his clients lose weight, but even more so to hear the great news from those same clients about decreases in medication, greater amounts of energy, better mood, improvements in sleep, and, most importantly, more confidence and joy than ever!
Tana Hammond - Executive Director
Tana has a degree in Office Technology from Cedarville University in Ohio. As Executive Director, Tana ensures that all of our clients receive the very best attention and service to reach their individual wellness goals. She leads the team with her enthusiastic joy and is always working to help our team run efficiently and productively for our clients. Her work ethic and organizational management skills bring a positive approach to everything that happens at Planet Wellness.
Tana was born and lived in the Chesapeake area all her life. Family is a big part of her life. Tana is involved in various ministries at her church including serving as an AWANA leader and the church's financial officer. She enjoys being outside, relaxing on the beach and spending time with her family.
Renee - Wellness Assistant
Renee is a graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Sports Management. She is passionate about holistic healing and homeopathic solutions. Her interests include health, nutrition and exercise science. Renee ensures the highest standard of care for all of her customers and takes every day as an opportunity to serve her community's health and wellness needs.
Julia - Lead Wellness Consultant
Since beginning to work for Planet Wellness in February 2015, Julia has moved into the position of lead Wellness Consultant. Helping each individual to achieve their weight loss goals. She is passionate about spreading the mission of Planet Wellness to change people's lives from the inside out. When not at work, Julia is a volunteer on base for Domestic Violence Victims, the PTA fundraiser president at her nephews school and even volunteers once a month at the local SPCA.
Chris - Wellness Consultant
After teaching children for twenty years, Chris now helps educate adults in learning the value and health benefits of chiropractic/wellness care offered by Planet Wellness. Her greatest joy is when individuals come to understand and implement these holistic healing practices. The gift of health is one of the powerful and wonderful gifts to give or receive.