The Doctors

Powers & Jans Centre has a team of 4 chiropractors to serve our patients. Patients may choose a particular doctor while having the freedom to see any of the other doctors whose schedule may be more convenient for the patient. An added benefit is that the doctors may consult on challenging cases, so patients can benefit from the collective wisdom of all the doctors.

Meet our doctors:


DrP 2 18Rick Powers, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

My wife, Marlene & I have a son, Masen, who is in school in Medicine Hat. From a previous marriage I have 3 daughters. My oldest daughter is married & lives in Maryland with 2 sons. My middle daughter is married with 1 boy & lives in Medicine Hat. My youngest daughter is married & has a boy & girl.

I was born & raised in the state of Iowa, attended Palmer College of Chiropractic from 1966 to 1970, graduating in June of that year. I moved to Barrhead, Alberta & started practice August 4, 1970. In October 1979 I moved to Medicine Hat & started my practice in Crescent Heights. In 1980 I started using Activator Methods Technique (advanced proficiency rated) as my primary technique. I have since added Neuromechanical Technique. In November 1990, Dr. Jans & I joined our offices on Factory Street. We then built our new office at our present location, moving in May 2006.

For recreation I enjoy golfing, 10 pin bowling, hunting & fishing.

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Wallace DrJ 2 18Jans, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

My wife Pamela and I have three grown sons. Although our family is spread across the continent, family is still my number one priority. Family holidays together are still special times for each of us. Church life is also very important to me. I am an active member of Crossroads Church.

Born in Maple Creek, SK, I was raised in Redcliff, AB where I received my primary education. I graduated from Medicine Hat High School and attended the University of Alberta, NAIT, and Athabasca University before starting chiropractic college. My chiropractic education began at Life University in Marietta, GA and I graduated with honours from Life Chiropractic College - West, Hayward, CA in 1984. After graduation I returned to Medicine Hat and began practice in 1985. In 1990, Dr. Rick Powers and I amalgamated our individual practices to provide better chiropractic care to the people of the Medicine Hat area.

Although I uses a variety of chiropractic techniques depending on a patient's individual needs, my specialty is using low force Activator Methods. I achieved Advanced Proficiency Rating with Activator Methods, and have maintained this status since 1987. Encouraging healthy lifestyles and good nutrition for my patients are also prominent areas of my practice. My goal is to help the sick and hurting to become well and then helping those people maintain their health through natural chiropractic methods.

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DrT 2 18Crystal Taylor, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Crystal Taylor was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She was educated at the Medicine Hat College and the University of Alberta before attending Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Taylor graduated in March 2001 and moved back to Medicine Hat to begin her practice.

Dr. Taylor began private practice in May 2001, working with Dr. Marsh and Dr. Little. In February of 2002, she joined Dr. Powers and Dr. Jans, and has been enthusiastically serving her patients since that time.

Dr. Taylor is "Advanced Profiency Rated" in using the Activator Chiropractic Technique.

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DrC 2 18Sheldon Cherniak, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised on a farm outside the town of Shoal Lake, Manitoba. I did my undergrad studies in Physical Education at the University of Manitoba. During my studies, I visited a chiropractor who was giving a public chiropractic talk. This is where I fell in love with the powerful chiropractic message and knew then I wanted to be a chiropractor.

Soon after, I moved to Marietta, Georgia for chiropractic studies at Life University. I graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in June, 2001.

In July, 2002, I moved to Calgary beginning both private, chiropractic practice and starting a family. My wife, Claudia, and I have 2 sons, Thorin and Roman.

My chiropractic focus is wellness-based family care. I pride myself on both delivering quality, chiropractic care and inspiring patients how to take control of their health. I’m also passionate about serving the surrounding community with advanced chiropractic and wellness talks.

My passions involve outdoor adventure pursuits, sports and fitness, and, of course, chiropractic.


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