The healthcare professionals at CoreMedX have been practicing chiropractic care in Danville, VA for over 30 years. We serve residents in many communities in and around Danville, VA.
The CoreMedX Approach
CoreMedX was founded at the beginning of 2020 when Dr. Isaac Hill and Dr. Brian Robbins noticed that many of the patients presenting to their offices were suffering from similar conditions. They noticed that these issues were not being addressed by the local medical community and that there was no cohesive and strategic approach to chronic musculoskeletal conditions or their underlying causes. Because so many were suffering the same symptoms and the only answers offered were the same old multi-drug cocktails and surgical interventions… CoreMedX was born.
The human body was endowed by the creator with an uncanny ability to heal. In fact, every system in your body was designed with the inherent ability to repair and regenerate. At CoreMedX, our goal is to rejuvenate your body and restore it’s innate ability to heal. Using a combination of chiropractic, regenerative, functional, and traditional medicine and the latest medical technology; we hope to help you regain the health you were originally designed to enjoy.
When new patients enter CoreMedX they should be prepared for one of the most thorough medical evaluations of their life. Both medical and chiropractic providers will evaluate them looking at both the symptoms that brought them in and also at the work, lifestyle, dietary, and genetic factors that are at play contributing to the patient’s overall health.
Once evaluations and diagnostics are complete the entire team of physicians sits down together to discuss each and every case. Through a consensus process they develop a personalized treatment program for each patient. The treatment regimen prescribed is aimed at not only providing quick pain relief but also addressing the “core” underlying issues which are likely the root cause of the patients symptoms. These root causes include upper and lower cross syndrome, core muscle inflexibility and weakness, degenerative arthritic change, systemic inflammation, and spinal dysfunction.
Sometimes patients are surprised when they enter our office looking for a “quick-fix” pain relief treatment and instead are diagnosed with an underlying chronic inflammatory or degenerative disorder which is causing much of their joint pain and which will take more time and effort to manage. They don’t realize that the relatively minor symptoms that brought them to our office are just the tip of the iceberg much like an indicator light flashing on their dashboard warning them they have a worsening systemic disease process which is boiling just under the surface.
Due to the standard American diet, more and more patients enter our office each day suffering from chronic inflammation as a result of leaky gut syndrome, one of the fastest growing disease categories facing Americans today. Multiple diseases may arise from or be exacerbated due to a leaky gut, including autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, autoimmune hepatitis, type 1 diabetes (T1D), multiple sclerosis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov › pmc › articles › PMC5440529).
Our comprehensive approach to health care mandates that our providers not just see patients as a bad back or a stiff neck but as complicated organisms composed of many interactive connected systems. Whether its regenerative stem cell therapy, rehabilitative exercises, non-surgical spinal decompression, physician supervised diet modification, targeted nutritional supplementation, or low-level laser therapy, our programs reflect a holistic approach to health.
Our providers understand a patient’s desire to focus on their short term pain but also hope to introduce them to a regenerative and functional medicine approach to whole-body-healthcare and show them how proactive treatments can help them avoid many severe health consequences.
Offering cutting-edge treatments utilizing the latest technology our providers have moved into the realm of health advocacy and wellness coaching. Long gone are the days of “a pill for your ill” as our Docs dig deep to find the underlying root cause of symptoms and work to actually “fix” not just “manage” long-standing health conditions.
Dr. Brian Robbins, DC, CCSP, ACRB1
Dr. Robbins originally hails from El Paso, Texas. While attending undergraduate studies he chased multiple baseball scholarships and eventually received his BS in Human Biology from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Robbins graduated with honors from Logan College of Chiropractic with his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in December of 1988.
Dr. Robbins has always had a special interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation after his years as a collegiate baseball pitcher and then as a triathlete. After graduation, he followed up this interest by continuing his studies in a post-graduate program where he received the certification as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). In his first practice, Dr. Robbins served as the team chiropractor for the Tulsa Roughnecks a Semi-professional Soccer team. Shortly thereafter he joined a select group of doctors sponsored by the Wrangler Corporation. The Wrangler Pro-Sport team was assembled to treat Professional Rodeo athletes and eventually NASCAR team members. On several occasions, Dr. Robbins traveled to Las Vegas, NV to participate in the Pro-Sport National Conference which took place during the National Finals Rodeo.
Upon moving to Danville, VA, Dr. Robbins continued his training earning the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board Level 1 (ACRB1) certification. This post-doctoral certification focuses physician’s skills on the most advanced rehabilitation techniques and research. Not long thereafter Dr. Robbins entered a distance learning program for Chiropractors hosted by Jagiellonian University in Krakow Poland where he completed a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Dr. Robbins has also served in the past as a team chiropractor for the Danville Braves, a consultant for Averett University Athletic program, and Workman’s Compensation physician for the city of Danville.
More recently, Dr. Robbins went to the Dominican Republic on 2 mission trips serving in an Orthopedic Trauma hospital in Santo Domingo and also a week working with orphans in Puerto Plata.
Last year Dr. Robbins became the second chiropractic physician in the state of Virginia to receive university certification in the use of non-surgical spinal decompression for the treatment of bulging, herniated, and degenerative spinal discs. This year he became the first chiropractic physician to receive university certification in the treatment of neuropathy, a condition which affects over 20 million Americans.
Dr. Robbins has been married to his beautiful wife Anita for 30 years, and they have 10 children (seven of which were adopted from Russia) and 7 grandchildren. They enjoy life on their Virginia farm and being active in their local church.
Dr. Isaac C. Hill, DC
Dr. Hill discovered his love for chiropractic while playing basketball in high school in his hometown of Elk River, MN. As a player who chronically rolled his ankle, he thought that was just part of the game. After one particular incident, he was told by a medical doctor that he would be off the court for 6-8 weeks. He decided to get a second opinion from a chiropractor, and after just two weeks of treatment, he was back on the court playing. Even more amazing: he never rolled his ankle again. After high school he worked for a chiropractor doing massage therapy, and his love for the profession grew deeper. He knew first hand and saw on a daily basis that chiropractic was a powerful way to achieve health and optimum performance.
Dr. Hill moved to Marietta, GA to attend Life University in 2003. There he completed his undergraduate studies in biology. He went on to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in June 2012. Not only did he complete his required national boards, but he also chose to sit for the physiotherapy board, as physical therapy was an important part of his own healing so many years before. He was offered an associate position with the doctor he had worked for previously in his hometown and gladly accepted the opportunity. Although he had a wonderful experience as an associate, he knew his passion and philosophy would be best utilized in his own practice. In June 2013, Dr. Hill and his wife made the big move to Danville to open Hill Chiropractic.
The practice has ever evolved as Dr. Hill has continued learning how to best serve his patients. He has attended conferences to learn the most effective ways to handle personal injury cases, from both a healthcare and legal standpoints. He has received training on spinal decompression therapy and functional rehab, and he has pursued further education on nutrition, weight loss, and neuropathy. His “whole person approach” to treating his patients means he looks for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time), making any necessary recommendations for interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, he is able to help his patients to accelerate and/or maintain their journey to good health. Dr. Hill’s goal is to see his patients achieve a pain-free life and have their bodies function the way they were designed to.
Dr. Hill is licensed in the state of Virginia and a member of the Virginia Chiropractic Association. He and his wife, Brandy, live on many acres in the country and look forward to growing their family homestead with their four beautiful children.
Dr. James Hicks, DC
Dr. Hicks is a chiropractic physician who resides in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. He grew up in Kansas and entered into military service on active duty in the US Army after graduating from West Point and also served in the US Army Reserves. He later became a mid-level manager and process engineer for Procter & Gamble and worked in the Paper (Bounty), Food (Jif Peanut Butter), and Coffee (Folgers) Divisions with P&G.
He was later introduced to his first chiropractor and became interested in this healing art after successful natural chiropractic and acupuncture treatment for his nagging shoulder and neck complaints. He then decided to become a chiropractor himself. He graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College with Cum Laude honors. Dr. Hicks operated his own holistic practice in Columbus, Ohio for 15 years before moving to Virginia due to his wife’s health condition. He has held several associate positions both in Virginia and North Carolina. It was an honor in 2019-2020 to be chosen to serve as a chiropractor for the US Army Medical Command at Ft. Bragg, NC treating all the Airborne and Special Forces troops.
Dr. Hicks holds a Diplomate status with the American Academy of Pain Management, a Diplomate with the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, a Diplomate with the International Academy of Chiropractic Acupuncture, and a graduate of the Energetix International College of Bioenergetic Medicine. Dr. Hicks is a former US Army Master Fitness Trainer and a Personal Trainer certified by the International Association of Fitness Sciences with a focus on Functional Performance. He was personally trained by 8-Time Mr. Olympia, Lee Haney. Dr. Hicks believes that removing the stress from structural, emotional, nutritional, toxicity, and electromagnetic interferences, rebalances the body back to optimal long-term health and enhanced quality of life.
Dr. Hicks believes in a holistic lifestyle. He and his wife, Lynne, stays busy with developing an organic farm and raising farm animals (horses, goats, and chickens), that can ultimately provide independent “farm to table” organic food sources. He has 2 Great Pyrenees guardian dogs to protect the flock and indoor cats and dogs. He enjoys all sports and loved running cross country in high school and wrestling in high school and college. In his spare time, he and Lynne love to ballroom dance. After work, he enjoys watching the sunset and gazing at the peaceful evening stars in the open sky.
Joshua Pidcoe, PA
Joshua Pidcoe is the newest addition to our team and serves as our medical provider. He is a board-certified Physician Assistant who was a member of the inaugural class at Emory & Henry College in Marion, Virginia.
He is a Richmond native who attended his undergraduate career at James Madison University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science studying Kinesiology and Biology. It was during his time as an undergrad that he became passionate about medicine and developed the goal to become a PA.
Before matriculating into the PA program at Emory & Henry, he spent several years learning from a multitude of Physicians and PA’s in a busy Emergency Department in Richmond. While there he worked in various roles from Scribe to EMT to a patient technician.
Dr. Don Pham, D.O.
Dr. Don Pham is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa undergraduate studies in integrative physiology. He focuses in holistic treatments, plasma and regenerative therapy . Dr. Pham promotes a balanced lifestyle that includes proper maintenance on one’s physical, emotional, and social self. His practice brings in all types of patients for those interested in health awareness, healing and spiritual well-being.
Our Supporting Staff
Business Operations Manager/CFO
Clinical Operations Manager
Mary Beth Woods
X-ray Technician / Medical Assistant
Insurance / Personal Injury Specialist