Michael Milbauer, DC
Doctor Michael Milbauer has been a doctor of chiropractic for 23 years. For the past 20 years, he's seen patients of all ages at Williams Integracare Clinic. As a concerned, compassionate healer, Dr. Milbauer is focused on understanding and providing mainstream medical care as well as alternative health care. He is dedicated to the integration of many disciplines to ensure his patients receive the optimum in health services.
Throughout his career, Dr. Milbauer has seen and treated a wide spectrum of health issues and collaborated with surgeons, radiologists, medical specialists, naturopaths, and more. He has performed over 650,000 chiropractic adjustments during his career, relieving patients' pain and offering advice and education. He is skilled in acupuncture, an eastern discipline that he acquired in post-doctorate studies. Always open to widening his scope of knowledge and skill set, Michael is currently educating himself on the use of Chinese medicine.
Education & Experience
Dr. Milbauer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN, and his doctorate at the Northwestern College of Chiropractic. He has served as an associate professor for Northwestern, training chiropractic interns in the field. Dr. Milbauer has received post-doctoral certifications in Acupuncture, Spinal Trauma (with an emphasis on motor vehicle related injuries), PowerLift Workplace Lifting training, and Chiropractic Occupational Health Counseling, and takes pride in his diverse practice.
Paving the Path to Healthcare
Like many chiropractors, Michael became interested in his profession based on personal experiences. His first visit to a chiropractor was with his mother when he was eight years old – he actually can't even remember why he was there. Dr. Milbauer's parents often sought natural health care options, which made a significant influence on him. As he grew up, Michael was often in charge of stacking and rearranging the wood pile at home. After several rounds of hauling firewood logs, he began to experience back pain. A visit to the chiropractor quickly relieved his pain, and Michael valued the 'drugless' approach and the physical nature of the treatment – he was hooked!
Dr. Milbauer loves being a chiropractor. One of his favorite aspects is having the power to influence people's health, and therefore their life in a dramatic way. Having the ability to help a grandmother feel good enough to get on the floor and play with her grandchildren, or help a high school athlete recover in time for a big game, or ensure an adult can return to work and maintain pride and livelihood is an amazing experience, and Michael gets a great sense of accomplishment from his work.
Health & Wellness Outside Williams
His own health and the well-being of his family are also important to Michael. He and his wife, Wendy, have four children and a family dog; their family resides in St. Cloud, MN. Dr. Milbauer stays active, and enjoys physical activities, including soccer with Rock City Football Club and hockey, and artistic pursuits, such as photography and music. And of course, this medical practitioner remains focused on fitness, wellness, CrossFit, and nutrition.
As a patient, you will appreciate Dr. Milbauer's relaxed, open, cheerful personality, and attentiveness, which will put you at ease and help you to enter into comfortable conversations about medical needs and concerns.