Michelle Jourdan, D.C., D.A.B.C.I.
About Michelle Jourdan, D.C., D.A.B.C.I.
Dr. Jourdan is the youngest of 12 children and grew up in suburban Detroit. She attended the University of Michigan, where she received a bachelor’s degree in environmental science with chemistry minor in 1990. She worked as an environmental chemist in the Chicago area for 10 years, performing asbestos air sampling analysis and environmental project management and ground water sampling for underground storage tank removal.
In 1999, Dr. Jourdan earned a second bachelor’s degree in human biology as well as her doctor of chiropractic degree from National College of Chiropractic (now National University of Health Sciences).
In 2001, she moved to Florida and began her career as a chiropractic physician and personal growth coach. She managed multiple chiropractic facilities in Miami-Dade counties, as an independent contractor. She began her own private practice in 2003 and eventually opened Jourdan Chiropractic Center in 2008 and practiced as a primary care physician for families, specializing in pregnancy and hormone balancing and chronic conditions, such as Lupus, infertility, food intolerances, intestinal/systemic infections (parasitic, bacterial) and adrenal fatigue syndromes. Treating and managing patients with these various presentations, inspired Dr. Jourdan to obtain an advanced chiropractic certification as a diplomate of internal disorders (DABCI) in 2015 and continues her private consulting practices through ICI, LLC.
Dr. Michelle Jourdan is currently a full-time faculty member of the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at National University’s Florida site. As an instructor for both the clinical and basic sciences departments, Dr. Jourdan is able to apply her professional, business and continued education experience in curricula, including: pathologies associated with blood, bone and central nervous system; evaluation and management of conditions associated with regional physical, orthopedic and genitourinary examination procedures; phlebotomy skills; diagnostic laboratory testing and interpretation; health concerns regarding the special population of geriatric, pregnancy and females of child-bearing age to maturity; chiropractic manipulative techniques; and advanced clinical diagnosing and patient encounter skills. The Florida DABCI program has provided Dr. Jourdan with additional opportunities to be a contributing instructor on various topics, including the physical examination, ECG & Phonocardiography and female sensitive examination skills and health concerns, since her certification in 2015.
In addition to advancing her chiropractic education, Dr. Jourdan is currently enrolled as a third year international medical graduate at the University of Science, Arts & Technology (USAT), with a proposed date of graduation of June, 2020. Scholarly publications include articles published in Lee County Family & Parenting and Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazines regarding female health issues.
On a personal note, Dr. Jourdan enjoys the rigors of long-distance running and has achieved her lifetime goal of completing the Chicago Marathon on October 7th, 2012. Although she has completed multiple 5K and three individual ½ marathon races in the United States, she plans to complete her second marathon in France within the next few years. She has visited countries such as Greenland, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Panama and France and plans continue her travels abroad as a chiropractic and medical contributor with various medical mission associations.