Gentle Family Care
Dr. Peter Blanksma
Dr. Pete Blanksma has over 30 years of experience in Wenatchee, Wa. He moved to Wenatchee, Wa. directly from Logan Chiropractic school in 1989. He had the opportunity to work side by side with Dr. Gordan Law and his wife Sandy, who were both long-time Wenatchee residents.
Dr. Blanksma grew up in Rochester, Wa where he attended Rochester high School. He was active in football, basketball and baseball. He was recruited by YVC for baseball and played there for two years. Washington State University was the next step in Dr. B’s journey of life. He was fortunate enough to play baseball and be coached by one of the greatest coaches of all times, Coach Bobo Brayton. Coach Brayton has been very influential in Dr. Blanksma’s life. After receiving a neck injury at WSU, Dr. Blanksma quickly learned of Chiropractic benefits. The natural approach used, allowed Dr. Blanksma to finish a very successful baseball career at WSU. Dr Blanksma received a Biology degree from WSU in 1989.
Dr B met his wife Kristine, at WSU. They have been married since August 25th, 1989. They have 3 daughters. Korynn played soccer at WSU/UNM and is now a speech pathologist in Weatherford, Texas. Her husband was a Pro Canadian Football player. Austin Apodoca is currently a PE teacher in Fort Worth. Together they have one son, Riggin. Madison is a teacher in Spokane and was very active at Wenatchee High School. She recently got married to Codee Cornell. Codee works for the USDA in Spokane and is an avid Hockey player. Ashton played soccer at Portland State University. She just graduated from Parker Chiropractic where she obtained a degree in Anatomy as well as Doctorate in Chiropractic. She is married to Chad Kirkpatrick, who is a chiropractor in Ellensburg.
Dr B Loves to hunt and fish. Over the years, he was active in coaching Explosion Softball and Wenatchee Valley College softball. He has been a member of Sunrise Rotary and has volunteered for numerous activities in our Valley. He has been an active member of NCW Chiropractic for over 20 years. He is the past secretary of NCW Chiropractic and Vice President of Greater Wenatchee Girls Softball.
Dr. Ashton G. Kirkpatrick
Dr. Ashton Kirkpatrick (Blanksma) was born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley. She is a graduate of Parker University in Dallas, Texas, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Anatomy and her Doctorate in Chiropractic.
Prior to chiropractic school, she attended Portland State University where she played for the women’s soccer team. She was drawn to chiropractic after receiving a career ending concussion while playing soccer. After trying numerous other therapies and medications, she found tremendous relief from her post-concussion symptoms through routine chiropractic care. It was at this time that she decided she wanted to spend the rest of her life giving other people these same results, in the community that she grew up in.
Dr. K uses a variety of adjusting techniques, including Activator (instrument assisted), Diversified (manual adjusting), and Thompson (drop tables). She has experience working with people of all ages. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and loves working with pre and postnatal patients and their families. In addition, she has a passion for working with athletes and helping them to perform at their maximum potential.
Outside of the office she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and fishing with her husband, Chad, and her dog, Koa. She also loves cooking, baking, and hanging out with her family!