Meet Our Doctors!
Dr. Tammy Portolese, a Lansdale native, is a caring, highly motivated professional who has been serving the needs of the North Penn and surrounding community since 1997. She attended Lock Haven University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences with a concentrate in Pre-Physical Therapy. A desire to transform the health of her community, Dr. Portolese enrolled at Life University in Marietta, Georgia where she graduated as a Summa Cum Laude. While attending this prestigious university, she also enjoyed teaching CPR and First Aid to doctors and her peers. Her dream was to build a state of the art wellness center that would be a resource for health and wellness in the North Penn Community. Dr. Portolese’s areas of advanced training include Posture Correction and Extremity Adjusting. In her current practice, Dr. Portolese enjoys working with patients of all ages, and her special interests focus upon adjusting babies and children, families, and athletes. Personally, Dr. Portolese has been married for 20 years to her loving husband, Joe, and they have two sons. Outside the office, Dr. Portolese enjoys spending time with her family, especially at the beach, watching her boys play lacrosse, running, gardening and cooking.
• Life University, Marietta, Georgia , Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, 1997
Summa Cum Laude, Deans List, National Honors Society, Pi Tau Delta, Chi Rho Honors Fraternity
• Taught : CPR and First Aid
• Certifications: International Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Chiropractic Sports & Rehabilitation, Kinesiology Taping, and Webster Turning Technique.
• Awards: Radiological Proficiency Award, Clinical Proficiency Award, Chiropractic Clinical Sciences Achievement Honor.
The Doctor's Purpose
“To love and serve my patients and the community by teaching the fundamental truths about chiropractic. To educate them in a holistic approach in fulfilling a healthier lifestyle that adds life to their years and maximizes living.
To lead by example, motivate and inspire them to reach their God-given health potential. To build health rather than treat disease. Lastly, to empower myself in wellness so that through God's grace I may be of service to others.”
I promise to do this with a Giving, Loving, and Serving purpose!”
Bibo Zhang D.C., T.C.M.
Dr. Zhang was born and raised with a health-oriented family in China. He never thought that one day he would be studying and delivering care for children and their families in the USA. In 2009, after five years of studying Chinese Medicine in China, he graduated from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). From 2009 to 2010, he was practicing in a rehab center for children with cerebral palsy in the Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning University of TCM. It was during that time he learned about chiropractic. He was amazed at how chiropractic care can help children and improve their quality of life. He became obsessed, and decided that he would study chiropractic. He flew from China to Seneca Falls, NY for the comprehensive chiropractic program found at New York Chiropractic College. In November 2013, Dr. Zhang received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He continued to develop his knowledge by taking additional programs, and is now certified with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), and in Webster’s Technique for pregnant moms. Dr. Zhang is also a member of ICPA and The American Chiropractic Association. Personally, Dr. Zhang has been married to his beautiful wife, Feng, for 3 years, and he enjoys to read, cook and spend time with her. Additionally, he serves at his church on Sundays.
• Doctor of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, 2013
Student of the Year, NYCC, 2013
Community Service Award, NYCC, 2012
Member Phi Chi Omega Chiropractic Honor Society
• Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Liaoning University of TCM, Shenyang, China 2009
Carrie Lawson D.C.
Dr. Carrie grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has known since the age of 12 that one day, she would be a chiropractor. She moved to Marietta to attend Life University and fell in love with Georgia. Dr. Lawson believes in a whole body approach to health and wellness and the key to putting it all together is a properly functioning nervous system. Through her life and her travels to places like Haiti and the Domincan Republic, Dr. Lawson has seen first hand the amazing impact chiropractic care can have. She strives every day to share that passion and knowledge with everyone.
Certified in auriculotherapy and physiotherapy, proficient in Diversified Full Spine, Thompson, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Toggle, Torque Release Technique, as well as extremities. Dr. Lawson is always pushing to gain new knowledge and help her patients to the utmost of her abilities. Call to make an appointment and find out how she can help you today!
Meet Our Team!
Kim joined our team in 2016. She graduated from West Chester University in 2014, and had worked with several nonprofit organizations before joining Portolese Family Chiropractic. She currently handles front desk responsibilities, marketing, and everything in between. In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time outside.
Amanda joined our team in 2017 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in Public Health. Her passion is health education for new mothers and children, and has previously interned with two agencies in North and West Philadelphia. She believes that anyone can benefit from chiropractic care. In her free time, she takes care of her three rescue cats Tyson, Dakota, and Chandler Bing.
Joe Portolese, Insurance Director
Joe joined our team in 2011 after a career in management. He currently handles all things related to billing and insurance. In his free time, Joe is an avid high school football fan, cheering for his alma mater Lansdale Catholic. Joe also enjoys helping his two teenage sons master the sport of lacrosse.
Kimberly Smith Niezgoda, L.Ac.
Kimberly Smith Niezgoda is a Pennsylvania Licensed (L.Ac.) Board Certified Acupuncturist with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Dipl. NCCAOM). Kim earned her Masters Degree in Acupuncture (M.Ac.) Summa cum laude from the WON Institute of Graduate Studies in Glenside, PA. She has also earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with Honors from Florida State University. The nutritional education career paved the way to embracing Chinese Medicine as an additional healing modality. Acupuncture has become a natural extension and deepening in the understanding of health and vitality. She believes in serving patient's as you continue finding wellness through balance and awareness of your body, your lifestyle, and environment. To schedule call: 215-500-3399.
Amy Hutchinson, LMT.
Amy Hutchinson is a mother, massage therapist and gardener. She attended Owen’s Institute of Massage and holistic Science in Delaware, where she studied Swedish Massage. Amy graduated as a Certified Massage Therapist in 1996 and is now licensed in the state of PA. She has been a loyal member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) since 1997. Amy prefers firm, deep tissue massage but can tailor the massage to your needs. Many clients say that Amy “has the touch”. She has the ability to listen to your body, finding the areas of tension and relieving them. Amy incorporates many different massage modalities to deliver a very personal massage specific to you! Her goal is to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Caitlin Haggerty, LMT.
Caitlin Haggerty is a recent graduate of the Academy of Massage Therapy & Bodyworks in Pottstown, PA. Caitlin has been a client of Dr. Portolese since she was a child dealing with sports injuries, so she is excited to be the newest member of the Portolese Family Chiropractic team. Massage therapy has become one of Caitlin’s greatest passions over time as she is amazed by holistic medicine. After dealing with her own health issues in her early twenties, she has experienced the healing powers of massage first hand. She is excited to use the art of massage therapy to help others and can't wait to share her gift with you!