David Frerking D.C., D.A.B.C.I., C.N.S., C.G.P., N.M.D., D.A.C.B.N

I was born in Cincinnati Ohio. Our family moved to Florida when I was fourteen years old. My father wanted to move back as he grew up in the Orlando area and wanted to be where his two brothers and their families lived. I began the ninth grade at Tavares High School and graduated the usual four years later. Through high school and the first two years of college I worked at the local grocery store. It was here that I met Annette Driggers. I did enjoy living at home as we had a swimming pool and lived on Lake Dora.

Usually I was wrinkled as I spent a lot of time in the water. Since that was the case I turned down an out of state scholarship and spent two years at Lake-Sumter Community College graduating with an AA degree. I then went to Florida Technological University now known as University of Central Florida. It was then time to go to Palmer College of Chiropracticin Davenport Iowa to begin my professional training. Within six months of living in Iowa I decided I wanted to bring Annette to live with me. Therefore we were married in Florida and our honeymoon was the trip back toIowa. Upon Graduation from Palmer we returned to Florida. Our Son was born three months later. We have a total of three married children and currently six grand children. Life is good.

When one is a professional it is essential that learning never stop. With that in mind here are a few of my post-graduate credentials:

  • Graduated Palmer College of Chiropractic obtaining D.C. degree.
  • Post-graduate certifications in Homeopathy and Acupuncture.
  • Certified Nutritional Specialist.
  • ยท Diplomate status with the International Board of Chiropractic Diagnosis and Preventive Medicine (D.I.B.C.D.P.M.)
  • Diplomate status with the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (D.A.B.C.I.)
  • Certified Gluten Practitioner.
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine N.M.D.
  • Diplomate American Clinical Board of Nutrition

I have logged thousands of hours in Post-graduate education on Functional Medicine topics as well as teaching Hormone, Functional Medicine and Lifestyle classes.


Jenifer Cook – Office Manager

Jenifer has been with Tavares Health and Wellness Center for nine years. From the beginning shes valued Dr. Frerking’s family orientated personality for the patients and staff. Jenifer has always been dedicated to improving the lives of others. Out of the office, she enjoys hunting and fishing with her husband and two little girls as a family.


Lou Grayford – Chiropractic Assistant

Lou has been with Tavares Health and Wellness Center for eight years. She has always valued Dr. Frerking compassion for his patients and staff. He is always willing to help with anything life throws their way. Lou finds enjoyment knowing that their patients are treated with “natural” products. At the end of the day, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. To her, there is nothing more relaxing then a beautiful day on the Beach.


Katina Lamm – Chiropractic Assistant

Katina has been with Tavares Health and Wellness Center for three years. One reason she enjoys working for Dr. Frerking is his compassion and kindness for others. In addition, she enjoys nurturing the patients through their time of need. On her off time, Katina enjoys living and fit and healthy lifestyle while spending time with her Husband.