Meet The Doctors

  • Dr.
    Matthew R. Ward

    East Mentor Family Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc.

    Dr. Matthew Ward was born and raised in a small suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio.  He graduated from high school in 1989 and entered Bowling Green State University where he completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine.  In 1998, Dr. Ward completed his studies at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois with Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic degrees.  

    Professionally, Dr. Ward is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Ohio State Chiropractic Association, and a Board Member of the Northeast Ohio Academy of Chiropractic.

    Dr. Ward constantly strives to improve and update his knowledge in the field of Chiropractic and health related studies.  He continually strengthens his understanding of diagnosis and treatment of spine and joint related disorders by staying updated on current research and attending post-graduate seminars.  His passion of Chiropractic and genuine concern for his patients are two qualities that impress those who know him well.

    Dr. Ward currently resides in Mentor with his wife-Stephanie, daughter-Jenna, and son-Zachary.  Outside of the office; Dr. Wards' interests include:  family activities, the outdoors, sporting events, travel, and health related topics.

    Mission Statement:

    To provide the highest quality chiropractic care at a fair price.

    To exceed the expectations of our patients by providing outstanding care delivered by a dedicated team.

    We don't seek to merely satisfy our patients; we seek to create patient enthusiasm  and delight.  It means giving patients more than they expect.  We know we are succeeding when we inspire our patients to go out and tell others about our practice.

    To change the way people think about 'Health Care' by providing health care with a Difference!

  • Dr.
    Donald R. Franklin

    Dr. Donald Franklin has been the consulting chiropractic physician for the Cleveland Indians since 1998 working with head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff, MPT, ATC, and Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Head Team Physician Mark S. Schickendantz, M.D. Dr. Franklin brings a decade of sports injury experience to Lake county. Applying what he has learned at the professional level, Dr. Franklin has instilled this invaluable experience into his practice.

    ' The invaluable resources I've learned working with MLB have easily meshed into my everyday treatment of spinal and extremity injuries. Although the circumstances may vary from one mechanism of injury to the other, these mechanisms can be similar for both the professional athlete and my private patients. I think the biggest difference in what we do here at East Mentor Family Chiropractic & Rehabiltitation is the approach that we take. Not only are we going to correct the problem with chiropractic, but we are going to condition it with the same cutting edge techniques that are used by the healthcare staffs of professional sports organizations. That includes flexibility training as well as strengthening and conditioning that is extremely efficient in regards to time. Secondly we're going to educate the patient on why the injury occurred to avoid re-injury. Knowledge is the most important aspect of preventative medicine and my patients get that through their treatment plan.' Dr. Franklin.

    Dr. Franklin is a member of CEPA ( The Care of Elite and Professional Athletes), PBCS (Professional Baseball Chiropractic Society), and the NOAC (Northeast Ohio Academy of Chiropractic). Along with working with the Cleveland Indians, Dr. Franklin has worked on NHL players, PGA golfers and MMA fighters as well as Hollywood celebrities. 

    Dr. Franklin is originally from Canton, Ohio, received his Bachelor degree in Biology/Pre-Med. at Muskingum College before earning his Doctorate degree from Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Franklin now resides in Lake county with his wife Dawn.

East Mentor Family Chiropractic & Rehabilitation


9:00 am-12:00 PM

2:30 PM-6:00 PM


9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:30 pm-6:00 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:30 pm-6:00 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:30 pm-6:00 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm


By Appointment Only




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