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Meet Dr. Rick Calcara

When you first meet Dr. Calcara you notice three things.
Chiropractor Olympia, Dr. Rick Calcara

  1. Truly interested in you. From his first smile and hello, you can sense his commitment to you and your health. There’s a natural and authentic interest in you. Your hopes and dreams. This connection will inspire you to ever-higher levels of health and healing.
  2. A sense of peace and confidence. Typically a man of few words, you’ll feel a quiet, understated sense of peace and confidence. Clearly he’s comfortable in his own skin. He projects a certainty and conviction that his newest patients find especially comforting.
  3. He loves what he does. The way to be really good at something—is to love doing it. You can tell he loves chiropractic and creating possibilities for patients. His passion and enthusiasm is contagious. It’s what you want from a professional caregiver.

I love meeting new people and coming to understand their health challenges. It’s deeply satisfying to help someone overcome the limitations of a health challenge. Especially when you see them return to the active life they once enjoyed—but thought was impossible.

Introduced to Chiropractic By Phoebe

His wife, Phoebe, had been injured in a bad car accident as a teenager. After seeing many specialists, she finally got results at the hands of a chiropractor.

Meanwhile, Dr. Calcara had suffered frequent and sometimes debilitating episodes of back pain, stiff neck and allergies throughout his life. He hadn’t heard about chiropractic until meeting his wife. Soon after they married she coaxed him into seeing one.

And the rest as they say, is history.

Graduating With Honors in 1986

“I enrolled at the Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, near San Jose. I was fascinated studying anatomy and seeing the body from the inside out,” remembers Dr. Calcara. “I loved the hands-on part of the education: learning how to adjust the spine to be able to help people.”

Like many chiropractors, the early days of Calcara Family Chiropractic were focused mostly on pain relief. As Rick and Phoebe started their own family, the practice started taking on more of a family flavor.

Today, we focus on providing prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care to help women experience a comfortable pregnancy. We also work with newborns and youngsters.

While many patients begin chiropractic care because of an ache or pain (like Dr. Calcara did), more and more patients opt for ongoing wellness care.
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Dr. Calcara enjoy kayaking year round.

Embracing a Vibrant Life with Family

“Our four children were raised without vaccinations or antibiotics,” smiles Dr. Calcara. “They’re grown now and spread out across the United States. We’re thankful our natural, drug-free legacy has extended to our seven grandchildren.”

When Dr. Calcara and Phoebe aren’t in the practice you’ll find them outdoors. Besides hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and nature photography, they love exploring the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the world.

Schedule Your Visit

“I hope I get to meet you soon,” says Dr. Calcara. “Give us a call. Let’s see how together we can put this episode behind you once and for all.”


Dr. Rick Calcara | (360) 352-3333