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Chiropractor Longview WA Daren Bowlby

Chiropractor Daren Bowlby D.C.

Dr. Daren Bowlby Has a Personal Story: “I was working for the Department of Navy in Bremerton Wa as a Nuclear engineer when at age 23 I started developing back pain with numbness down my right leg. Not knowing what was causing this pain I went to my MD who prescribed pain pills and anti-inflammatory pills. They took the edge off but the problem returned. I then went to physical therapy for awhile with not much improvement. Finally, my co-worker talked me into seeing a chiropractor.

I went to the chiropractor and not only did the pain go away quickly but the numbness went down. Also, I struggled with intestinal pain prior to my back pain and I noticed within a very short time my gut was feeling so much better.

As a mechanical engineer this intrigued me I wanted to know how my body worked so I started asking questions and reviewing anatomy books. Because of my success with chiropractic and talking to other people who had amazing results through chiropractic I decided I wanted to become a chiropractor. So I quit my job as an engineer and enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa. I graduated in 1997 and opened my practice in Longview, WA. February 1998 and have been here ever since!”

Dr. Bowlby is Well Educated: He has a degree in mechanical engineering and as such has testified many times as an expert witness in automobile accidents which have caused spinal injuries. In addition, Dr. Bowlby specializes in spinal postural correction providing long term results for thousands of patients.

• Oral Roberts University, Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. 1988
• Palmer College of Chiropractic. 1997

• Washington State
• National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Memberships & Associations:
• Washington State Chiropractic Association.
• Past board member of Washington State Chiropractic Association

Dr. Bowlby’s Mission: Our Mission and focus is being committed to providing excellent chiropractic care to people of all ages to relieve pain, restore function and regain health naturally in a comfortable and caring environment.

Dr.Bowlby has an Active Personal Life: He has been married to his wife Heidi for 25 years. He has 4 boys and a pet Golden Retriever named Logan and an English Bulldog named Buster. His hobbies are scuba diving and fishing and he enjoys playing golf.

Chiropractic Longview WA Marian


I’m a lifelong resident of Cowlitz County and a proud graduate of RA Long High School (go ‘Jacks!).  I love spending time with my family, which includes four adult ‘kids’ and three fabulous grandkids (pop into my office anytime and I’ll show you their photos!). I recently became a homeowner and take great joy in working in my yard and learning new skills.

In fact, I’ve become pretty good at using power tools!  I also love to travel and hope to someday visit Israel. In addition to being a big fan of the Bible, I also love reading historical fiction and books on health and nutrition.  I enjoy crochet, usually with my cats Leesi and Ari snuggled up and doing their best to unravel my projects while I watch something on Masterpiece. I’ve been part of the Bowlby Chiropractic family since 2008 and enjoy working in a healing and happy atmosphere. Life is good and I am blessed!

Chiropractic Longview WA Kari Mertes

Kari Mertes

I was born in Anchorage, Alaska and moved to the local area when I was ten. I currently live in Kelso. I am married to my husband Shawn and am a busy mom of twins - my son Karson and my daughter Alisa, as well as a younger daughter Taylor.

In my time away from work I enjoy watching my oldest daughter participating in tournament softball and my youngest daughter in cheerleading. My son is the scholar in the family.

My family keeps me pretty busy as does my job, but I love both and wouldn't have it any other way.

Chiropractic Longview WA Emily


Hi my name is Emily. I was born and raised in the Longview/ Kelso area and will most likely be here for a long time! I moved away for a short while to finish my Bachelor’s degree at WSU Vancouver, but I always had intended to return to my home town. I spend most of my spare time with my animals, family and friends. I love to be outdoors camping or just on a walk! Although this is not a big town there never seems to be a shortage of things to do. Sometimes I try to be crafty if I have some extra time and like to paint and write. Overall I try to keep busy but do love some down time.


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Bowlby Chiropractic Center
1157 3rd Avenue #145
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-8897